Global P5: Drum Kit
Here, you can create drum kits by assigning a drum
instrument (drum sample) to each key.
A drum kit you edit here can be used in the same way as a
multisample oscillator (when Oscillator Mode is Single or
Double) and processed through the ﬁlter, amp, and effects
etc. To do this, set the Oscillator Mode to Drums in the
Program mode P1: Basic/Ctrls– Program Basic page, and
selecting the drum kit as an oscillator in the P2: OSC/Pitch–
OSC1 Basic page.
When you wish to edit a drum kit, enter Program mode,
select a program that uses a drum kit (i.e., whose Oscillator
Mode is Drums), and then move to this page. A program
that uses a drum kit will already have ﬁlter, amp, and effect
settings etc. suitable for drum sounds.
You must set Oct (Octave) (Prog 2–1a) to +0[8']. With any
setting other than +0[8'], the key locations and drum sounds
will not correspond correctly.
Even if a program with an Oscillator Mode of Single or
Double is selected in Program mode, the program will
sound using its own ﬁlter and amp settings etc. Effects will
sound according to the settings of the program you selected.
Use Write Drum Kits to write an edited drum kit into
internal memory. If you turn off the power or select
another drum kit before writing, your edits cannot be
recovered. When you choose the menu command Write
Drum Kits or press the SEQUENCER REC/WRITE
switch to access the dialog box and save, all of the drum
kits will be saved.
Even if you select a different drum kit, your edits will
remain. You must save if you want the edited drum kit
settings to be backed-up when the power is turned off.
Editing a drum kit will affect all programs that use that
If Enable Exclusive (Global 1–2b) is checked, the drum
kit can be edited using exclusive data.
For detailed step-by-step instructions on creating drum kits,
please see "Editing Drum Kits" on page 239.
Global P5: Drum Kit 5–1: Sample Setup
5–1: Sample Setup
Here, you can select a drum kit and specify DS1–4
(Drumsample 1–4) as the drum samples assigned to each
key. Here, you can also edit drum sample parameters for
5–1a: Drum Kit, Key Select, Assign
Selects the drum kit that you wish to edit.
M50 preloaded drum kits
User drum kits
Selects the key to which the drum sample (and its settings)
will be assigned.
Use the VALUE controller to specify the key. You can also
select the key by holding down the ENTER switch and
playing a note on the keyboard. You can assign four drum
samples (DS1, 2, 3, 4) to each key, and switch between them
If you check Assign for the key you select here, the DS1–4,
Voice Assign Mode, and Mixer parameters (see below) will
On (checked): The drum samples you assigned for DS1–4
will sound. Normally you will check this parameter.
Off (unchecked): The selected drum samples will be
invalid, and the drum samples of the key to the right will
sound. At this time, the pitch will be a semitone lower than
the pitch of the key to the right. Uncheck this parameter
when you wish to play a drum sample at differing pitches.
Drum Kit, Key Select, Assign
"KEY": The selected key is shown in grey.
You can select a key by holding down the ENTER switch and playing
the desired note.