Drum Track function
Synchronizing the Drum Track
The Trigger "Sync" parameter
The trigger timing of a drum track will depend on the
setting of its Trigger Sync parameter.
On (checked): The trigger timing will be quantized to
the nearest beat relative to the base tempo.
Off (unchecked): If Trigger Mode is set to Start
Immediately, triggering will occur at the moment you
press the DRUM TRACK button. If this is set to Wait
KBD Trigger, triggering will occur at the moment you
play the keyboard.
Synchronizing the drum track with the KAR-
MA function, Sequencer mode songs, pat-
terns, and RPPR performance
If you want the Drum Track pattern to play or be
recorded in synchronization with the arpeggiator that's
currently running, a currently‐playing song, pattern,
or RPPR performance, turn Trigger Sync on.
Trigger Sync Off: If the Trigger Mode setting is Start
Immediately, the Drum Track pattern will be triggered
the moment you press the DRUM TRACK button. If
this is set to Wait KBD Trigger, the Drum Track pattern
will be triggered the moment you play the keyboard. It
will not synchronize to the arpeggiator that's currently
running or to the song, pattern, or RPPR that's
Trigger Sync On: Triggering will synchronize to the
song that's currently playing, pattern or RPPR
performance in units of a measure. Triggering will
synchronize to the arpeggiator that's currently running
(in Sequencer mode if the song or pattern is stopped)
in units of a beat.
Note: If you want to synchronize arpeggiator to the
Drum Track function that's currently running , set the
Sync parameter (Prog/Combi/Seq P7: ARP/DT‐
Note: If you want to synchronize the RPPR pattern
performance to the Drum Track function that's
currently running, set the Sync parameter (Seq P10:
Pattern/RPPR– RPPR Setup page) to Beat or Measure.
S nc settings
Ke 1 on
Ke 2 on
Patterns 1 and 2 are set to
Mode=Manual, and have
identical S nc settings
S nc: Off
S nc: Beat
S nc: Measure
Synchronization with song stop
Synchronization with a song in Sequencer
• When you press the SEQUENCER START/STOP
) button, the Drum Track function will stop
as well as the sequencer.
• If you want the Drum Track function to start
simultaneously with the start of recording, press
the DRUM TRACK button during the pre‐count
before recording (if Trigger Mode is set to Start
Immediately) or play the keyboard (if Trigger
Mode is Wait KBD Trigger). The Drum Tracks will
not be triggered immediately, but will be triggered
in synchronization with the sequencer the moment
Connect the KROME's MIDI IN to your external MIDI
device's MIDI OUT, or connect the KROME's USB B
connector to your computer's USB port.
Set MIDI Clock (see page 111) to External MIDI or
Note: If the KROME is set to MIDI Clock= Auto, it will
also synchronize to the external MIDI device in the
same way if MIDI timing clock messages are being
received from the external device.
Synchronization to MIDI clock
The arpeggiator function will synchronize to a tempo
based on the external MIDI clock timing.
Synchronization with MIDI realtime commands
In Sequencer mode, Song Start, Continue, and Stop
messages that the KROME receives will control song
playback and recording just as when you use the front
panel START/STOP (
function also will be controlled in the same way as
when you use the front panel START/STOP (
button. (See "Synchronization with song stop")
Ke 1 off
) button. The KARMA