7–7: Drum Track
The parameters for the Drum Track function are structured
in the same way as in Combination mode. Assign the Drum
Track program to the desired track 1–16.
However, while a combination triggers the Drum Track
pattern on the global MIDI channel, a song triggers the
Drum Track pattern on the MIDI channel speciﬁed by Drum
Pattern Input. Normally you'll set this to Tch. With the Tch
setting, the MIDI channel of the track selected by Track
Select will automatically be used as the trigger channel.
In Sequencer mode you can use the Drum Track function
while realtime-recording a song track or pattern.
The note-on/off data transmitted by the Drum Track pattern
can be recorded as events in a track or pattern.
You can't use note data from the internal sequencer as a
trigger to start patterns for the Drum Track function.
When you've used the Drum Track function with a program
or combination to come up with an idea for a song, you can
then use the Auto Song Setup function to immediately start
realtime-recording (see page 126).
MIDI transmission and reception for the drum
In Sequencer mode, the Drum Track function transmits and
receives on the following MIDI channels.
Receive: The drum track will receive on the MIDI channel
speciﬁed by the Drum Pattern Input setting of each song.
Normally you'll set this to Tch and use the M50's keyboard
to control the triggering.
Transmit: The drum track will transmit on the MIDI channel
speciﬁed by the Drum Pattern Output setting of each song.
Set this to match the MIDI channel of the MIDI track for
which you've assigned the drum program.
If the track's Status is BTH, EXT, or EX2, note data etc. of the
Drum Track pattern will be transmitted.
7–7a: Drum Pattern
[(Preset): P000...671, (User): U000...U999]
This selects the drum pattern.
• U000–U999 can be store user patterns. Patterns you
create in Sequencer mode can be converted into user
drum patterns. (See page 208)
This transposes the drum pattern in semitone steps. This
means that the instruments played by the pattern will
This speciﬁes the MIDI channel that will trigger the drum
Tch: The MIDI channel that triggers the drum pattern will
automatically be set to the MIDI channel (Seq 3–1(2)c) of the
track chosen in Track Select (Seq 0–1–1(2)a).
If Trigger Mode is Wait KBD Trig, and you set Track Select
to a track for which the MIDI channel you specify here is
selected, the keyboard will trigger the drum pattern. Chord
trigger switches or MIDI IN messages of the matching MIDI
channel will also trigger the drum track.
This speciﬁes the MIDI channel that will transmit the MIDI
data of the drum pattern. The drum pattern will sound
using the program of the track that is assigned to this MIDI
Tch: The MIDI channel output will automatically be set to
match the MIDI channel (Seq 3–1(2)c) of the track selected
by Track Select (Seq 0–1–1(2)a).
Whether the pattern data will be output to an external
device will depend on the Status setting of the track that
matches the Output MIDI channel.
Trigger Mode [Start Immediately, Wait KBD Trig]
Start Immediately: When you press the DRUM TRACK
ON/OFF switch to turn it on (LED lit), the drum pattern
will start according to the Sync setting. When you press
ON/OFF again, the drum pattern will stop.
Wait KBD Trig: When you press the DRUM TRACK ON/
OFF switch to turn it on (LED lit), the drum pattern will wait
to start. If you set Track Select to a track that matches the
MIDI Channel Input setting, and play the keyboard, or if
you press a chord trigger switch, or receive a MIDI note-on
on the same MIDI channel, the drum pattern will start
according to the Sync setting.
If you've selected Start Immediately, the DRUM
TRACK ON/OFF switch will always be saved in the
Preset drum patterns
For user/preloaded drum patterns