If a key is selected for an index, but no drum sound is assigned to that index, the drum sound
assigned to the next key up plays when that key is pressed. The pitch of the drum sound is lowered
one semitone. This can be corrected using the Tune parameter.
Tune: This parameter allows you to tune individual indexes 120 (10 = 1 semitone, 120 = 1
For example, you may use the same snare drum sound for two indexes, but tune them
differently. Use this parameter to make hi, mid, and low tom-toms from one tom drum sound.
Level: This parameter allows you to set the level of individual indexes. You can use this parameter
to set up your drum mix. The overall volume level is determined by the current Program's
Oscillator Level parameter.
Decay: This parameter allows you to set the decay time of individual indexes. This parameter
works in conjunction with the Program's VDA EG Decay Time parameter. So, depending on that
parameter setting, you may ﬁnd that increasing or decreasing this value has little or no affect.
Group Assign: This parameter determines how an index is played in relation to other indexes. In
an exclusive group (EX1 to EX6), only one index can play at a time (monophonic). If, while an
index is playing, another index in that group is triggered, the ﬁrst index stops and the new index
plays. This is useful for creating realistic hi-hats. By assigning an open hi-hat and a closed hi-hat
to the same exclusive group, the sound of the open hi-hat can be cut short by triggering the closed
hi-hat. Just like pressing a real hi-hat pedal.
When SLF is selected, the index will be monophonic. In other words, while a long drum sound
such as a crash cymbal is playing, if it is re-triggered, the drum sound plays again from the
Pan: This parameter is used to pan the index between buses A and B. These buses feed the effects
processors. See "20A–20B Effect Placement" on page 117.
When OFF is selected, no signal is sent on buses A and B. The CNT setting means center: signals
of equal level are fed buses A and B. This parameter can be used to simulate the stereo spread of
a real drum kit with, for example, tom toms panned between the stereo outputs.
Pan function is slightly different between Program Play mode and Combination Play mode or
Multi mode as follows:
Note: The Program's Pan parameter is ignored when its Oscillator mode is set to DRUMS. In
this case, the drum kit Pan parameter speciﬁed on LCD screen 6D is used.
Send C, Send D: These parameters are used to set the level of the index sent to buses C and D.
These buses feed the effects processors. See "20A–20B Effect Placement" on page 117.
Send function is slightly different between Program Play mode and Combination Play mode or
Multi mode as follows:
Program mode: The panpot setting in Global mode is used. (You cannot set the panpot in
Program Edit mode.) The send value set in Program Edit mode is applied to the send value for
each index in Global mode before outputs C and D. That is, the balance of the send level between
indexes is not changed, but the entire send level is changed. You can edit the send value set in
Program Edit mode via MIDI.
Snare will be
Tom will be
These keys will play the Tom
sound at lower pitches