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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a of a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
  • Page 3 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT...
  • Page 4 AC outlet. Then have in damage to the instrument or overheating. the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have •...
  • Page 5 ■ Optional Pads Within this Owner’s Manual, the optional external pads that may be connected to the DTX-MULTI 12 are referred to by model name. Please note that these model names were up-to-date as of printing of this manual. Details regarding any subsequently released models will be made available via the following web site.
  • Page 6: Additional Package Contents

    The DTX-MULTI 12 can also be setup to allow sounds to be silenced when a hand is pressed down on the pad and to allow Wide selection of patterns...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Additional Package Contents ........6 MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) ........61 Features of the DTX-MULTI 12........6 Structure of MIDI Setting Area ........61 MIDI1 Select Message Type ........62 Component Names & Functions......8 MIDI2 MIDI Destination Switches........66 MIDI3 Other MIDI Settings ..........67 Setting Up ..............
  • Page 8: Component Names & Functions

    [MIDI] button. When this function is turned on, the buttons on pressing the [ENTER] button. In this way, the front panel can be the DTX-MULTI 12 front panel can be used to control Cubase deactivated during performances in order to avoid making unin- operations (see page 15).
  • Page 9: Side Panel

    files, and the like. !9 USB TO HOST Port This port is used to connect the DTX-MULTI 12 to a computer via a USB cable. When connected in this way, you will be able to exchange MIDI data between the instrument and your computer.
  • Page 10: Setting Up

    Using with Acoustic Drums Connecting Speakers and/or Head- phones If you intend to use your DTX-MULTI 12 together with a set of acoustic drums, you can attach an MAT1 Module Attachment The DTX-MULTI 12 has no built-in speakers. In order to hear it,...
  • Page 11: Turning On The Dtx-Multi 12

    Before purchasing a USB device for use with this instrument, therefore, please check with your Yamaha dealer or an authorized Yamaha distributor (see list at end of the Owner’s Manual) or visit ≥≥≥≥≥YAMAHA the following web page: <<DTX-MULTI≥12>>...
  • Page 12: Connecting Other Midi Devices

    MULTI 12 or unplug the memory device while it is being accessed within the UTILITY setting area in order to save, load, or delete data or to perform formatting. If this precaution is not observed, data on the USB memory device or the DTX-MULTI 12 may be cor- DTX-MULTI 12 rupted.
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Computer

    NOTE • As the DTX-MULTI 12 has no built-in speakers, you will need to connect CAUTION headphones or an external amplifier and speakers in order to hear it. For details, see page 10.
  • Page 14 • For details on how to turn on MIDI Thru, refer to the manual that came with application. your DAW application. • If local control on the DTX-MULTI 12 and MIDI Thru within your DAW appli- NOTE cation are both turned off, no performance data will be sent to the internal •...
  • Page 15: Setting Up Cubase Remote Control

    Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [MIDI] button. Using a special feature, the DTX-MULTI 12 can operate as a The message “Cubase Remote” will be displayed to confirm remote controller for Cubase. For example, you can operate the that the function has been activated.
  • Page 16: Producing Sounds With The Pads

    Producing Sounds with the Pads In order that you can start having fun with your DTX-MULTI 12 as soon as possible, this section will begin by explaining the basic way in which the pads can be played using drum sticks (sold separately), and following that, will show how to select various kits (i.e., sets of pad sounds).
  • Page 17 The term “kit” is used to refer to a collection of sounds (i.e., pre- set voices, waves, and patterns) produced when you strike each of the pads, and the DTX-MULTI 12 comes complete with an impressive range of specially-prepared preset kits. Using the pro- cedure outlined below, select various kits and enjoy some of the stunning sounds that your instrument can produce.
  • Page 18 Producing Sounds with the Pads Assigning Preset Voices to Pads Strike Pad 4 to select it and to change the -º¢- displayed pad number to In the following simple example, we will create a User kit by Alternatively, you can move the flashing cursor to the replacing one of the sounds assigned to the pads in a Preset kit.
  • Page 19 • The [STORE] button will light up whenever settings have suitable for hand percussion – that is, for playing with hands been changed but not yet stored in the DTX-MULTI 12’s inter- instead of drum sticks. As described below, furthermore, you can nal memory.
  • Page 20: Listening To Patterns

    Listening to Patterns Your DTX-MULTI 12 has been pre-loaded with a rich variety of melodic and rhythmic phrases in the form of Pre- set patterns. The first three Preset patterns (eP001 to eP003) have been specially setup to demonstrate the rich spectrum of sounds that your DTX-MULTI 12 can produce.
  • Page 21: Making Your Own Patterns

    Making Your Own Patterns Using the DTX-MULTI 12, you can also create User patterns by recording your own performances. And in the same way as Preset patterns, these User patterns can then be freely assigned to pads and played back.
  • Page 22 NOTE • Although you can freely assign the recorded pattern to a pad • Up to 50 User patterns can be recorded on your DTX-MULTI at any time, it is best to use a pad from the drum kit selected 12.
  • Page 23: Saving Your Data On A Usb Memory Device

    USB memory device. In the following example, we will create a single file containing all of the data created or modified in the various DTX-MULTI 12 setting areas on a such a device. Plug a USB memory device into the USB Set Type to “All”, using the [-/DEC] and [+/...
  • Page 24 MULTI 12 being permanently damaged. CAUTION • Be sure to always unplug USB memory devices from the DTX-MULTI 12 before you start to play. If you were to accidentally strike a memory device with a drum stick while playing, it could be permanently damaged and all data saved on it could be lost.
  • Page 25: Importing Audio Files

    NOTE • Only 16-bit audio files can be used with your DTX-MULTI 12. If the audio files you wish to use have been recorded with a differ- ent bit depth, please convert them to 16-bit in advance using, for example, the bundled DAW software. For details regarding the conversion method, refer to the DAW software’s manual.
  • Page 26 • The message ”Please keep power on...” will be dis- played while data is being stored. It is very important that the DTX-MULTI 12 is not turned off until this message disappears. If the instrument were to be turned off at this time, data for all User kits could be permanently lost.
  • Page 27: Reference

    Internal Design In this reference section, you will find a description of what takes place within the DTX-MULTI 12 between striking of a pad and the output of a sound from speakers. Understanding how signals flow and are processed internally will allow you to utilize the powerful functions of this versatile instrument to their maximum potential.
  • Page 28: Pads & Trigger Signals

    PAD P/Q jacks can be used to connect the mono out- puts from a pair of pads. In this way, each of these jacks The DTX-MULTI 12 is played by striking any of the can handle two different trigger signals. Within the display, twelve built-in pads and by striking and operating external ¡¢...
  • Page 29 NOTE or off. Furthermore, you can also set a MIDI Control • Be sure to always turn off the DTX-MULTI 12 before connecting a controller Change message number and value to be sent when the foot or foot switch. If you do not follow this precaution, the controller or foot switch may not function correctly.
  • Page 30 PAD N/O, PAD P/Q: Not suitable for two-zone pads, three- zone pads, or pad controllers. [Setup] Input (PAD jacks) • With the DTX-MULTI 12 turned off, connect the HH65 Hi- Model Product name hat Controller via the FOOT SW jack.
  • Page 31: Sounds Produced Using The Pads

    Internal Design ■ Patterns Sounds Produced Using the Pads The DTX-MULTI 12 can also play rhythmic or melodic phrases known as “patterns”. Capable of reproducing the Whenever the internal tone generator receives a trigger sig- sound of performances on many different instruments, each nal produced by striking a pad or by operating a controller pattern can be up to several measures in length.
  • Page 32: Kit Makeup

    ■ Kits & Voices Layer D VCE1 -º¡- ˚ Within the DTX-MULTI 12, voice data is grouped and GM051:SynthStr1 GM051:SynthStr1 stored in kit units. In other words, each kit contains the voice-related information for all of its pad and controller assignments.
  • Page 33 Internal Design ● Assigning a voice directly to a pad Example: Working with Preset kit 1 In order to assign a voice directly to a pad, we first select the pad to be set, and then choose the required preset voice, KIT setting area pattern, or wave.
  • Page 34 Internal Design C ] button to navigate to the MIDI Note page ● Specifying MIDI note numbers and assigning Press the [C voices to each (MIDI1-2). The second approach to configuring a pad involves setting one or more MIDI note numbers to be sent whenever the MIDI1-2≥-º¡-≥≥≥ç...
  • Page 35 In contrast to the type of control introduced in the Pads & Trigger Signals section (see page 28), which makes it pos- sible to play the DTX-MULTI 12 with trigger signals sent Instead of MIDI Note messages, the DTX-MULTI 12 can...
  • Page 36: Effects

    Reverb effects add a warm ambience to sounds, simulating the complex reflections of actual performance spaces, such The effect processor built into your DTX-MULTI 12 as a concert hall or a small club. A specific type of reverb applies special audio effects to the output from the tone...
  • Page 37 Internal Design ■ Effects & Effect Categories ● Flanger & Phaser A flanger creates a swirling, metallic sound, similar to that The various individual effects provided by this instrument’s of a jet plane. While this effect operates using the same effect units are sorted into a number of different categories.
  • Page 38 Doppler cert hall using an algorithm derived Effect. ✓ R3 Hall – from the Yamaha ProR3 – a digital reverberator for professional-audio Effect Type Description applications. Cyclically moves the sound between left and ✓...
  • Page 39: Effect Parameters

    Internal Design ● Delay ● Parameters with identical names Delay effects create a delayed version of the input signal, NOTE and as such, they can be used for many different purposes, • Certain effects contain parameters with identical names yet performing dif- ferent functions.
  • Page 40 Internal Design Parameter Parameter Descriptions Descriptions name name This parameter is used to set the delay volume for the This parameter is used to set the delay time for the left DlyLvlC FBTimeL center channel. feedback delay. This parameter is used to set the mixing level for the This parameter is used to set the delay time for the right DlyMix FBTimeR...
  • Page 41 Internal Design Parameter Parameter Descriptions Descriptions name name [TempoFlanger, G Chorus, 2 Modulator, SPX Chorus, This parameter is used to adjust the way in which the OverDr Symphonic, and Tremolo] sound distorts. This parameter is used to set the modulation frequency. This parameter is used to set the first stereo-panning Pan1 [TempoPhaser]...
  • Page 42: Internal Memory

    MIDI files (Format 0). The corresponding data is selected without storing any modifications, those modifica- stored as a User pattern within the DTX-MULTI 12 as it is tions will be lost (i.e., overwritten with the settings from recorded or imported, and the pattern will then be available the newly selected kit).
  • Page 43 Internal Design ■ Makeup of Internal Memory The following diagram shows the correlation between the various functions that can be used to create data on the DTX- MULTI 12, the data in the instrument’s internal memory, and the data on a USB memory device. Internal memory External USB memory device Preset data (ROM)
  • Page 44: Basic Operations

    Use ■ Parameter Setting Areas the [B]/[C] buttons to navigate between these sections. Within your DTX-MULTI 12, parameters associated with specific functions are conveniently grouped together into Example: UTILITY setting area seven different parameter setting areas. These areas may be accessed using the buttons indicated below.
  • Page 45: Moving The Cursor

    Basic Operations ■ Navigating between Pages ■ Changing Parameter Settings Each section contains a number of parameter setting pages By pressing the [-/DEC] or [+/INC] button, you can that are used to make actual settings. With a section page increase or decrease the setting of the currently selected displayed, press the lit [ENTER] button to access its parameter.
  • Page 46: Kit Setting Area (Kit)

    (KIT) This section describes the KIT setting area, which can be accessed using the [KIT] button. Your DTX-MULTI 12 is pre- loaded with a rich selection of Preset kits (P001 to P050) for immediate use, and you can also create and save up to 200 of your own drum kits as User kits (U001 to U200).
  • Page 47: Kit1 Select Kit

    KIT Setting Area (KIT) NOTE KIT1 • If you change the volume setting for MIDI channel 10 on the MIDI Select Kit area’s Volume page (MIDI3-2), the Volume parameter on this page (KIT2-1) will be automatically set to the same value. The reverse does not apply, however –...
  • Page 48: Kit3 Effect Send Levels

    KIT Setting Area (KIT) KIT3 EFFECT SEND KIT4 VARIATION Effect Send Levels Variation Effect Setup KIT3 KIT4 ≥≥EFFECT≥SEND ≥≥≥VARIATION In the EFFECT SEND section, you can adjust the degree to which In the VARIATION section, you can select a variation effect, chorus and reverb effects are applied to the entire drum kit.
  • Page 49: Kit5 Chorus Effect Setup

    KIT Setting Area (KIT) KIT5 CHORUS Variation Return page KIT4-2 Chorus Effect Setup KIT4-2≥≥≥≥≥<VAR> KIT5 ≥VarReturn=≥64 ≥≥≥≥≥CHORUS 1 Variation return (VarReturn) In the CHORUS section, you can select a chorus effect and con- Use this parameter to set the level of the return signal from the figure it in a range of different ways.
  • Page 50: Kit6 Reverb Effect Setup

    KIT Setting Area (KIT) Chorus Pan page Reverb Type page KIT5-3 KIT6-1 KIT5-3≥≥≥≥≥<CHO> KIT6-1≥≥RevType= ≥≥≥ChoPan=≥C R3≥Hall 1 Chorus pan (ChoPan) 1 Reverb type Use this parameter to set the stereo panning of the chorus Use this parameter to select a reverb-effect type. effect’s return signal.
  • Page 51: Kit7 Other Drum Kit Settings

    1 is to operate in conjunction with muting for other pads DTX-MULTI 12, you can setup muting in advance in order to change or with the same setting. When pad sensitivity is set for playing silence sounds when you press a hand down on a pad.
  • Page 52 KIT Setting Area (KIT) Hi-hat Function page Trigger Setup Link page KIT7-3 KIT7-6 KIT7-3≥≥≥<OTHER> KIT7-6≥≥≥<OTHER> ≥HH≥Func=hi-hat TrgSetupLink=P01 1 Hi-hat function (HH Func) 1 Trigger setup link (TrgSetupLink) Use this parameter to specify how a hi-hat controller con- Use this parameter to specify the trigger setup to be used nected to the HI-HAT CONTROL jack is to function.
  • Page 53: Kit8 Kit Management

    • Use the [STORE] button to open the Store Kit page and save the drum (i.e., note numbers) will be copied. kit in the DTX-MULTI 12’s internal memory (see page 45). (This is not • Certain factors may require that output MIDI note numbers other than necessary when swapping kits on the Exchange Kit page (KIT8-3).)
  • Page 54 KIT Setting Area (KIT) Exchange Kits page Initialize Kit page KIT8-3 KIT8-5 From the Exchange Kits page, you can swap settings for a pair of From the Initialize Kit page, you can initialize the drum kit cur- User kits. With this page displayed, press the [ENTER] button to rently being edited.
  • Page 55: Voice Setting Area (Vce)

    VOICE Setting Area (VCE) This section describes the VOICE setting area, which can be accessed using the [VOICE] button. In this area, you can select and edit the voices (i.e., preset voices, waves, and patterns) assigned to individual pads. For more information on voices and how they work, see page 31.
  • Page 56: Vce1 Select Voice

    VOICE Setting Area (VCE) 1 Pad number VCE1 Use this parameter to select the number of the pad or MIDI Select Voice note to be set. You can also strike a pad to select it. 01 to 12, 13, 13R1, 13R2, 14 to 17, FTSW Settings (foot switch), HHCL (hi-hat close), HHSP (hi- VCE1≥-¡£Ω¡-≥≥≥≥ç...
  • Page 57: Vce2 Voice Tuning, Volume & Pan

    VOICE Setting Area (VCE) D Note VCE2 TUNE/OUTPUT Use this parameter to set the pitch of the assigned voice as a Voice Tuning, Volume & Pan MIDI note number. Settings C-2 to G8 VCE2 E Transpose Use this parameter to adjust the pitch of the assigned pattern ≥≥≥TUNE/OUTPUT in one-semitone steps.
  • Page 58: Vce3 Voice Timbre

    VOICE Setting Area (VCE) Attack Time (VCE3-1) VCE3 TONE C Attack time Voice Timbre Use this parameter to set the amount of time it takes after the pad is struck for the assigned voice to reach its peak level. Settings -64 to +0 to +63 VCE3 ≥≥≥≥≥≥TONE...
  • Page 59: Vce4 Effect Send Levels

    ≥≥EFFECT≥SEND In the EFFECT SEND section, you can adjust the degree to which VCE4-3≥-º¡-≥≥≥≥ç the DTX-MULTI 12’s built-in Variation, Chorus, and Reverb effects are applied to individual voices. With the EFFECT SEND ≥≥RevSend=≥50 page (VCE4) displayed, press the [ENTER] button to access its three parameter-setting pages (VCE4-1 to VCE4-3).
  • Page 60: Vce5 Other Voice-Related Settings

    VOICE Setting Area (VCE) VCE5 OTHER Alternate Group page VCE5-2 Other Voice-Related Settings VCE5 VCE5-2≥-º¡-≥≥≥≥ç ≥≥≥≥≥OTHER AltGroup=≥≥≥≥off With the OTHER page (VCE5) displayed, press the [ENTER] 1 Pad number button to access its two parameter-setting pages (VCE5-1 and 01 to 12, 13, 13R1, 13R2, 14 to 17, FTSW, VCE5-2).
  • Page 61: Midi Setting Area (Midi)

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) This section describes the MIDI setting area, which can be accessed using the [MIDI] button. In this area, you can set MIDI-related parameters on an individual-kit basis. In addition, layer settings for each pad (i.e., the number of layers and the way in which they play) are also configured within the MIDI setting area.
  • Page 62: Midi1 Select Message Type

    NOTE to the pad are alternately turned on and off each • “note” type messages are sent simultaneously to the DTX-MULTI 12’s time it is struck. If, for example, a sustained internal tone generator and to connected external MIDI devices.
  • Page 63: Midi1-2 Midi Note Page

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) MIDI Note page Typical Uses of Stack, Alternate, and MIDI1-2 Hold Modes Using the Playing Mode page (MIDI1-1), you can select the way in which a pad’s four layers will be played. For example, MIDI1-2≥-º¡-≥≥≥ç pads can be setup to produce a chord by playing multiple lay- ers at the same time or to play a different layer on each succes- Note=*≥C#-1/≥13 sive strike.
  • Page 64: Midi1-4 Gate Time Page

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) NOTE Gate Time page MIDI1-4 • If no note numbers have been assigned to any of the pad’s layers (A to D) on the MIDI Note page (MIDI1-2), this setting will be displayed as “- --” and modification will not be possible. •...
  • Page 65: Midi1-8 Trigger Polyphony Page

    Receive Key-Off page (MIDI1-5). Up to 32 trigger B MIDI channel (MIDI Ch) alternate groups can be setup on your DTX-MULTI 12. If Use this parameter to set a MIDI channel for the Control there is no need for a pad to be assigned to a trigger alternate Change messages to be sent whenever the pad indicated by 1 group, you can set this parameter to “off”.
  • Page 66: Midi2 Midi Destination Switches

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) MIDI2 TG/MIDI SWITCH Parameter-Setting Pages for MIDI Destination Switches “PC” Messages Program Change page MIDI1-1 MIDI2 ≥TG/MIDI≥SWITCH MIDI1-1≥-º¡- With the TG/MIDI SWITCH page (MIDI2) displayed, press the M000/L000/PC001 [ENTER] button to access its two parameter-setting pages (MIDI2-1, MIDI2-2).
  • Page 67: Midi3 Other Midi Settings

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) MIDI3 OTHER Pan page MIDI3-3 Other MIDI Settings MIDI3-3≥≥≥≥≥Ch≥1 MIDI3 ≥≥≥≥Pan=≥C ≥≥≥≥≥OTHER MIDI channel (Ch) In the OTHER section, you can set various MIDI messages to be Settings 1 to 16 sent whenever the current kit is selected. With the OTHER page (MIDI3) displayed, press the [ENTER] button to access its eight parameter-setting pages (MIDI3-1 through MIDI3-8).
  • Page 68: Midi3-5 Variation Send Level Page

    MIDI Setting Area (MIDI) Variation Send Level page CC Number & Value page MIDI3-5 MIDI3-8 Chorus Send Level page MIDI3-6 MIDI3-8≥≥≥≥≥Ch≥1 Reverb Send Level page MIDI3-7 CCNo=off/Val=≥≥0 On the Variation Send Level, Chorus Send Level, and Reverb Send Level pages, you can adjust the send level to be set for each of the corresponding effect units when the current kit is selected.
  • Page 69: Wave Setting Area (Wave)

    (WAVE) This section describes the WAVE setting area, which can be accessed using the [WAVE] button. Your DTX-MULTI 12 can be used to import AIF and WAV audio files from a wide range of sources. These files (referred to as “waves”) can then be used in the same way as the instrument’s preset voices and patterns.
  • Page 70: Wave1 Wave Selection & Playback

    Wave Selection & Playback You can use the Select Wave page (WAVE1) to select and play WAVE2-1≥<COMMON> waves. Only waves that have been saved in the DTX-MULTI 12’s PlayMode=oneshot internal memory by importing (see page 72) will be available for selection on this page.
  • Page 71: Wave3 Other Wave-Related Tasks

    ≥≥≥≥≥≥JOB In the JOB section, you can create waves by importing WAV or AIFF files from a USB memory device into the DTX-MULTI 12’s internal memory, and you can also perform a number of other related tasks. With the JOB page (WAVE3) displayed, press the...
  • Page 72 The following describes how to import individual WAV or Using the Import All page, you can import all WAV or AIFF files AIFF files from a USB memory device into the DTX-MULTI from a USB memory device into your DTX-MULTI 12’s internal 12’s internal memory.
  • Page 73: Wave4 Wave Memory Status

    The MEMORY INFO section allows you to display the current than 100% can be specified; however, the wave may become usage status of the DTX-MULTI 12’s wave memory. To view the distorted as a result.) memory-usage status, navigate to the MEMORY INFO section (WAVE4) and press the [ENTER] button.
  • Page 74: Pattern Setting Area (Ptn)

    PATTERN Setting Area (PTN) This section describes the PATTERN setting area, which can be accessed using the [PTN] button. Built into the DTX- MULTI 12 are a range of Preset patterns specially for playback (P001 to P128) in addition to User patterns that can be freely recorded and edited (U001 to U050).
  • Page 75: Ptn1 Select Pattern

    PATTERN Setting Area (PTN) PTN1 PTN2 COMMON Select Pattern Looping, Tempo & Pattern Names On the Select Pattern page (PTN1), you can select and play pat- terns and also set their tempo and time signature. To access this PTN2 page, press the [PTN] button, and if necessary, the [B]/[C] but- tons.
  • Page 76: Ptn3 Midi Settings For Patterns

    PATTERN Setting Area (PTN) PTN3 MIDI Pattern Name page PTN2-3 MIDI Settings for Patterns With the Pattern Name page displayed, press the [ENTER] button to edit the name of the currently selected pattern. PTN3 ≥≥≥≥≥≥MIDI PTN2-3≥≥<COMMON> ≥≥≥≥≥≥Name In the MIDI section, you can configure the MIDI messages sent by the currently selected pattern on each individual MIDI chan- nel.
  • Page 77 • If “off” has been selected on the MIDI Transmit page (PTN3-1), this setting will be displayed as “---” and modification will not be possible. PTN3-3≥≥≥≥≥≥Ch≥1 To select a DTX-MULTI 12 drum kit, set parameters for ≥≥≥≥Pan=≥C MIDI channel 10 as follows.
  • Page 78: Ptn4 Pattern Quantization & Management

    PATTERN Setting Area (PTN) PTN4 JOB Chorus Send page PTN3-6 Pattern Quantization & Management PTN3-6≥≥≥≥≥≥Ch≥1 PTN4 ≥≥ChoSend=≥≥0 ≥≥≥≥≥≥JOB 1 MIDI channel (Ch) Settings 1 to 16 In the JOB section, you can quantize the currently selected User pattern, import SMF files, and perform other related tasks. With B Chorus send level (ChoSend) the JOB page (PTN4) displayed, press the [ENTER] button to Use this parameter to set the chorus-send level to be sent by...
  • Page 79 PATTERN Setting Area (PTN) Example of how quantizing works Clear Pattern page PTN4-3 These recorded notes were not played exactly in time. From the Clear Pattern page, you can delete all data from the cur- rently selected User pattern. To do so, press the [ENTER] button with the Clear Pattern page displayed, and when asked to confirm that you wish to proceed, press the [ENTER] button once again.
  • Page 80 From the Import SMF page, you can import a standard MIDI file button, and when asked to confirm that you wish to proceed, press (SMF) into the DTX-MULTI 12 from a USB memory device for the [ENTER] button once again.
  • Page 81: Ptn5 Pattern Memory Status

    Pattern Memory Status PTN5 ≥≥MEMORY≥INFO The MEMORY INFO section allows you to check the usage sta- tus of DTX-MULTI 12 memory for User patterns. To do so, navi- gate to this section (PTN5) and press the [ENTER] button. Memory Info page PTN5-1 PTN5-1≥≥≥≥≥≥0.0%...
  • Page 82: Utility Setting Area (Util)

    UTILITY Setting Area (UTIL) This section describes the UTILITY setting area, which can be accessed using the [UTILITY] button. In this area, you can set parameters affecting the entire instrument and perform a range of file management operations. CAUTION • Be sure to store any settings that you have edited before turning off the instrument. (See page 45.) Makeup of UTILITY Setting Area The UTILITY setting area is subdivided into three different sections (UTIL1 to UTIL3).
  • Page 83: Util1 System Settings

    Use this parameter to select the pattern that will be automati- entire system. With the GENERAL page (UTIL1) displayed, cally set when the DTX-MULTI 12 is turned on. Patterns are press the [ENTER] button to access its eight parameter-setting identified using a category (eP for Preset, eU for User) and a pages (UTIL1-1 to UTIL1-8).
  • Page 84: Util2 Click Track Settings

    UTILITY Setting Area (UTIL) Pan Depth page Click-track Master Volume page UTIL1-7 UTIL2-2 UTIL1-7<GENERAL> UTIL2-2≥≥<CLICK> ≥≥PanDepth=≥64 ≥≥≥Volume=127 1 Click-track master volume 1 Pan depth Use this parameter to set the master volume for click-track Use this parameter to adjust the width of the instrument’s sounds.
  • Page 85: Util2-5 Click-Track Midi Page

    Use this parameter to turn the output of click-track MIDI track quarter note sounds. events (i.e., MIDI Note On messages) on and off. When set to “on”, the DTX-MULTI 12 operates as follows: Settings off or C#-2 to F#8 • A MIDI note with the note number set on the Accent Note Number page (UTIL2-5-3) will be produced for each click- •...
  • Page 86: Util3 Master Equalization

    • If “int” has been selected on the UTILITY area’s MIDI Sync page (UTIL 6-6) or if “auto” has been selected on that page and MIDI Clock messages are not being received from an external source, playback will occur at the DTX-MULTI 12’s current tempo setting (see page 91). Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 87: Util3-1 Gain, Frequency & Bandwidth Page

    UTILITY Setting Area (UTIL) Gain, Frequency & Bandwidth EQ Shape page UTIL3-1 UTIL3-2 page On the EQ Shape page, you can set an EQ type for each of the “low” and “high” bands. UTIL3-1≥≥≥≥≥≥mid UTIL3-2≥≥≥≥≥≥low G+12/F2.0k/Q≥0.1 ≥Shape=shelving 1 Frequency band Use this parameter to select the master-EQ frequency band to 1 Frequency band be set.
  • Page 88: Util4 Pad Utilities

    UTILITY Setting Area (UTIL) When a MIDI Control Change message (CC01 to CC95) is UTIL4 PAD specified as the pad function, control-change values and the Pad Utilities MIDI send channel are set as follows. If setting a pad or external controller other than “FTSW”: UTIL4 UTIL4-1≥-º¡-≥≥†”...
  • Page 89: Util5 Hi-Hat Setup

    • disable ....Functions assigned to these rim pads will Send Hi-hat Controller page UTIL5-3 be disabled. When they are struck, the DTX-MULTI 12 behaves in the same way as if the corresponding main pads (7 to 9) UTIL5-3≥<HI-HAT> had been struck.
  • Page 90: Util6 Instrument Midi Setup

    ≥RcvPC10ch=on In the MIDI section, you can set MIDI parameters affecting the 1 Channel-10 program change receive entire DTX-MULTI 12 system. With the MIDI page (UTIL6) dis- (RcvPC10ch) played, press the [ENTER] button to access its twelve parameter- Use this parameter to enable (“on”) or disable (“off”) the setting pages (UTIL6-1 to UTIL6-12).
  • Page 91: Util6-6 Midi Sync Page

    Use this parameter to specify whether patterns and the click Use this parameter to specify whether or not System Realtime track are to play at the tempo set for the DTX-MULTI 12 or messages (i.e., FA Start, FB Continue, and FC Stop) will be are to be synchronized with external MIDI devices based on sent and received via MIDI.
  • Page 92: Util7 File Management

    File name MULTI 12. In order to successfully exchange bulk data, As with your computer, the DTX-MULTI 12 can assign names to parameter changes, and other system exclusive MIDI mes- individual files. These names are used to tell files apart, and for sages, this setting must match the Device Number of the this reason, no two files within a specific directory can share the...
  • Page 93: Util7-1 Save File Page

    Format page (UTIL7-5). From the Save File page, you can save files on a USB memory Please note that the DTX-MULTI 12 does not display this direc- device as follows. tory structure on-screen.
  • Page 94: Util7-2 Load File Page

    • Pattern ..A single User pattern MULTI 12 while data is being saved. Failure to observe this pre- • AllTrigger..All User-trigger data caution can lead to the memory device or the DTX-MULTI 12 • Trigger..A single User trigger setup being permanently damaged.
  • Page 95 MULTI 12 while data is being loaded. Failure to observe this be overwritten with the loaded data. precaution can lead to the memory device or the DTX-MULTI 12 being permanently damaged. When the data has been loaded, the display will return to the Load File page (UTIL7-2).
  • Page 96: Util7-3 Rename File Page

    DEVICE port or turn off either the memory device or the DTX- MULTI 12 while data is being renamed. Failure to observe this precaution can lead to the memory device or the DTX-MULTI 12 Press the [ENTER] button to open the Rename From being permanently damaged.
  • Page 97: Util7-4 Delete File Page

    Certain types of USB memory device must be formatted before • Utility ..Utility settings they can be used with your DTX-MULTI 12. The correct way to format such a device is as follows. All, AllKit, AllWave, AllPattern, AllTrigger, or...
  • Page 98: Util8 Instrument Reset

    USB TO DEVICE port and the memory User triggers, and utility parameters) to default settings. device and the DTX-MULTI 12 must not be turned off. Failure to observe this precaution can lead to the memory device or the DTX-MULTI 12 being permanently damaged.
  • Page 99: Trigger Setting Area (Trg)

    The TRIGGER setting area allows you to optimize each pad’s trigger signals for processing by the DTX-MULTI 12 and to save these settings as trigger setup data. CAUTION •...
  • Page 100: Trg1 Select Trigger Setup

    P01:Stick≥Wide In the PAD section, you can set parameters affecting the sensitiv- ity, output, and other characteristics of each of your DTX-MULTI 12’s built-in pads and of external pads connected via the PAD jacks. With the PAD page (TRG2) displayed, press the [ENTER]...
  • Page 101: Input Level Indicator

    TRIGGER Setting Area (TRG) B Pad type Velocity Curve page TRG2-1-2 Use this parameter to set a pad type for the pad(s) indicated by 1. Listed below, the available options will depend on whether you selected one or more of the built-in pads (i.e., TRG2-1-2≥-MID-˛¸...
  • Page 102: Reject Time

    B Crosstalk level Use this parameter to specify a level for preventing crosstalk from all of the DTX-MULTI 12’s other pads. If the input level produced at the pad indicated by 1 is lower than this level whenever any of the other pads are struck, it will be treated as crosstalk and no trigger signal will be generated.
  • Page 103 TRIGGER Setting Area (TRG) Individual Crosstalk Level page TRG2-2-2 While striking one of the pads from the MID group (i.e., 4 to 9), raise the level indicated by 3 until other pads from that group no longer pro- duce any sound. TRG2-2-2≥-¡¢-≥˛¸...
  • Page 104: Trg3 Trigger Setup Names

    TRIGGER Setting Area (TRG) TRG3 NAME TRG4 COPY PAD Trigger Setup Names Copy Trigger Parameters TRG3 TRG4 ≥≥≥≥≥≥NAME ≥≥≥≥COPY≥PAD In the NAME section, you can assign a name of up to 12 charac- In the COPY PAD section, you can copy and replace data for the ters in length to trigger setups.
  • Page 105: Troubleshooting

    MIDI cables. (See page 91.) TRG1) and ensure that the trigger setup is suitable for your ● Ensure that the DTX-MULTI 12 is sending data on the MIDI playing style and any external pads being used. (See page channel that the external tone generator is set to receive it on.
  • Page 106 Troubleshooting Check the following if the DTX-MULTI 12 sounds out of Sounds do not stop, are distorted, or are intermittent tune or seems to be playing the wrong note. and stuttered, etc. ● Open the Master Tune page ([UTILITY] → UTIL1 → UTIL1-2) and ensure that the setting for the M.Tune parameter is not too...
  • Page 107 FOOT SW jack is not working properly. ● Open the Global Crosstalk Level and Individual Crosstalk Level ● You may have connected the foot switch with the DTX-MULTI 12 pages ([SHIFT] + [UTILITY] → TRG2 → TRG2-2 → TRG2-2-1, already turned on. Ensure that you always connect foot TRG2-2-2) and ensure that the Level parameters are set appro- switches before turning on the instrument.
  • Page 108: On-Screen Messages

    On-screen Messages Message Full meaning This message is displayed to confirm whether or not you wish to proceed with the selected opera- Are you sure? tion. This message is displayed if you attempt to perform a pattern management task even though a Pre- Choose user pattern.
  • Page 109 On-screen Messages Message Full meaning This message is displayed to remind you to stop pattern playback before performing the selected Please stop sequencer. operation. Read only file. This message is displayed if you are attempting to perform a file operation using a read-only file. Sample is protected.
  • Page 110: Specifications

    Owner’s Manual (this booklet), Data List booklet, DVD-ROM * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify prod- ucts or specifications at any time without prior notice. As specifications, compatible equipment, and optional extras may not be the same in every region, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 111: Index

    Index Symbols ChoToRev ........36, 50 Format ..........97 Clear All Patterns ......79 Frequency ........87 F Standby/On switch ..9, 10, 11 Clear Pattern ........79 Frequency band ......87 F Switch ......9, 10, 11 Click button .........8, 86 Func (Pad function) ......88 [+/INC] button ........
  • Page 112 Index Parameter Setting Areas ....44 PATTERN ........74 M.Tune ...........83 Save ..........42, 93 Pattern ........... 31 Master EQ ........36 Send hi-hat controller ......89 Pattern category ......75 Master EQ bypass ......87 SendHH ..........89 Pattern name ......75, 76 Master tune ........83 SeqCtrl ..........91 Pattern number ......
  • Page 113 Index Val (Control change value) ..65, 68 Var (Variation send level) .. 59, 68, 77 var (Variation) ........ 83 Variation ........36, 83 Variation category ......48 Variation pan ........49 Variation return ......49 Variation send level ... 59, 68, 77 Variation to chorus ......
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