5. Saving a drum kit and drum instruments – WRITE
If you turn off the power or switch to a different drum kit without Writing an edited drum kit or drum in-
strument, your changes will be lost. If you want to save the edited drum kit or drum instrument, you must
execute the Write operation.
Before you can do so, you must turn the Global mode P02: MEMORY page "Protect" setting Off. With the
factory settings, this is turned On. (☞p.115 "PageMem (Page Memory)")
To write drum kits and drum instruments, press the [WRITE] button in the Drum Play mode or the Drum
Edit mode. The procedure is the same as for programs. (☞p.32 "Saving an edited program")
Never turn off the power while data is being written. Doing so may destroy the data.
Drum instrument editing
To create a drum kit, you will first create the sixteen drum instruments that will make up that drum kit. You
can create a drum instrument in one of the following three ways.
Editing the currently selected drum instrument
If the currently selected drum instrument is similar to the drum sound you want to create, you can simply
edit that drum instrument. The parameters that make up a drum instrument are the same as for a synth pro-
gram. Refer to p.37 "Program parameter editing."
Loading and editing an another drum instrument or drum instrument template
If you want to load and edit a drum instrument or template, proceed as follows.
In the Drum Play mode, select a drum instrument.
Press the [EDIT/YES] button to enter the Drum Edit mode.
The [DRUM] button and [EDIT/YES] button will light.
Go to the P02: COMMON, DRUM MAP page.
Use the cursor [π/√] button to move the cursor to
Use the [PROGRAM/VALUE] dial to select a different
drum instrument or template.
Load a drum instrument or template that's similar to
the drum sound you want to create.
The data will be loaded as soon as you select it, and the
parameters will have the settings of that sound.
The templates you can select are the same sound data that can also be selected for program timbres.
Edit the loaded drum instrument or template in the various editing pages.
The parameters that make up a drum instrument are the same as for a synth program. Refer to
p.37 "Program parameter editing."
Drum parameter editing