Drum parameter editing
What is a drum kit?
A drum kit is a set of sixteen individual sounds such as
bass drum or cymbal, each assigned to a different note of
The RADIAS contains thirty-two of these drum kits.
What is a drum instrument?
Each of the sounds (e.g., bass drum or cymbal) making up
a drum kit is called a "drum instrument." A drum kit con-
tains sixteen drum instruments. A drum instrument has
essentially the same structure as the timbre of a program
(with the exception of insert effects and modulation se-
quencers). As with a program, you can make detailed
changes to the sound by editing parameters from oscilla-
tors to virtual patch settings.
Basic editing procedure
This section explains how to create a drum kit in the Drum Edit mode, and how a drum kit you created can
be used in the Program Play mode.
1. Selecting Drum instrument
In the Drum Play mode, use the 16KES – keys to select drum intrument.
2. Selecting pages
As in the Program Edit mode, use the PAGE [+][–] buttons and the 16KEYS – keys to select pages. The
following table shows how the 16KEYS – keys correspond to pages.
3. Selecting parameters
4. Entering values
As in the Program Edit mode, use the cursor buttons to move the cursor to a parameter.
Use the [PROGRAM/VALUE] dial to enter a value.
If you want to keep the changes you made, you must execute the Write operation. If you don't ex-
ecute Write, your changes will be lost. (☞p.32 "Saving an edited program")