Casio LD-50 User`s guide

USER’S GUIDE
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GUIDELINES LAID DOWN BY FCC RULES FOR USE OF THE UNIT IN THE U.S.A. (not applicable to other areas).
NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Welcome...
To the happy family of satisfied CASIO electronic musical instrument owners! To get the most
out of the many features and functions of the instrument, be sure to carefully read this manual
and keep it on hand for future reference.
Important!
Please note the following important information before using this product.
• Before using the optional AD-5 Adaptor to power the unit, be sure to check the AC
Adaptor for any damage first. Carefully check the power cord for breakage, cuts, exposed
wire and other serious damage. Never let children use an AC adaptor that is seriously
damaged.
• Never attempt to recharge batteries.
• Do not use rechargeable batteries.
• Never mix old batteries with new ones.
• Use recommended batteries or equivalent types.
• Always make sure that positive (+) and negative (–) poles are facing correctly as indicated
near the battery compartment.
• Replace batteries as soon as possible after any sign they are getting weak.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
• The product is not intended for children under 3 years.
• Use only the following CASIO AC adaptor: AD-5.
• The AC adaptor is not a toy.
• Be sure to disconnect the AC adaptor before cleaning the product.
CASIO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Unit 6, 1000
North Circular Road
London NW2 7JD, U.K.
This mark is valid in the EU countries only.
Please keep all information for future reference.
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Main Features
❐ LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM teaches you to play by following the drum
pad lights.
A circle of light around each drum pad illuminates to let you know when it’s time to strike
the pad. You can select from a variety of “play levels” that let you control the number of
pads that light, so you can practice at a pace that suits your skill level.
❐ Touch Response
The volume of the sound produced is varied in accordance with how hard you strike a pad.
This makes it possible to add a range of nuances to your percussion play.
❐ 50 versatile rhythms
Select from among 50 different preset rhythms, including latin, rock, jazz, and much more.
❐ 4 built-in sound effect pads
A simple operation assigns sound effects from a selection of groups: Beat, Animal, Sci-Fic,
Arena, and Comedy. Used in combination with the drum pads, the sound effect pads make
your performances more exciting and fun.
❐ Informative display screen
An easy-to-understand display screen provides you with a wealth of information about the
Digital Drum’s operations.
❐ Quick and easy dial operation
Simply rotate the dial to select a rhythm and to change other settings and selections.
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Safety Precautions
DANGER
Symbols
Various symbols are used in this user’s guide and on
the product itself to ensure that the product is used
safely and correctly, and to prevent injury to the user
and other persons as well as damage to property.
Those symbols along with their meanings are shown
below.
DANGER
This symbol indicates information that, if ignored
or applied incorrectly, creates the danger of death
or serious personal injury.
WARNING
This indication stipulates matters that have the risk
of causing death or serious injury if the product is
operated incorrectly while ignoring this indication.
CAUTION
This indication stipulates matters that have the risk
of causing injury as well as matters for which there
is the likelihood of occurrence of physical damage
only if the product is operated incorrectly while
ignoring this indication.
Symbol Examples
This triangle symbol ( ) means that
the user should be careful. (The example
at left indicates electrical shock caution.)
This circle with a line through it ( )
means that the indicated action must not
be performed. Indications within or
nearby this symbol are specifically prohibited. (The example at left indicates
that disassembly is prohibited.)
The black dot ( ) means that the indicated action must be performed. Indications within this symbol are actions that
are specifically instructed to be performed. (The example at left indicates that
the power plug must be unplugged from
the electrical socket.)
Alkaline Batteries
Perform the following steps immediately if
fluid leaking from alkaline batteries ever
gets into your eyes.
1. Do not rub your eyes! Rinse them with
water.
2. Contact your physician immediately.
Leaving alkaline battery fluid in your eyes
can lead to loss of sight.
WARNING
Smoke, Strange Odor, Overheating
Continued use of the product while it is
emitting smoke, a strange odor, or heat creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Take
the following steps immediately.
1. Turn off power.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor for
power, unplug it from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Provider.
AC Adaptor
Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk
of fire and electric shock. Always make sure
you observe the following precautions.
• Be sure to use only the AC adaptor that
is specified for this product.
• Use only a power source whose voltage
is the within the rating marked on the
AC adaptor.
• Do not overload electrical outlets and
extension cords.
AC Adaptor
Misuse of the AC adaptor’s electric cord
can damage or break it, creating the risk of
fire and electric shock. Always make sure
you observe the following precautions.
• Never place heavy objects on the cord or
subject it to heat.
• Never try to modify the cord or subject
it to excessive bending.
• Never twist or stretch the cord.
• Should the electric cord or plug become
damaged, contact your original retailer
or authorized CASIO Service Provider.
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AC Adaptor
Never touch the AC adaptor while your
hands are wet.
Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
Batteries
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak,
resulting in damage to nearby objects, or to
explode, creating the risk of fire and personal injury. Always make sure you observe the following precautions.
• Never try to take batteries apart or allow them to become shorted.
• Never expose batteries to heat or dispose of them by incineration.
• Never mix old batteries with new ones.
• Never mix batteries of different types.
• Do not charge the batteries.
• Make sure the positive (+) and negative
(–) ends of the batteries are facing correctly.
Do not incinerate the product.
Never throw the product into fire.
Doing so can cause it to explode, creating
the risk of fire and personal injury.
Water and Foreign Matter
Water, other liquids, and foreign matter
(such as pieces of metal) getting into the
product create the risk of fire and electric
shock. Take the following steps immediately.
1. Turn off power.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor for
power, unplug it from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Provider.
Disassembly and Modification
Never try to take this product apart or
modify it in any way. Doing so creates the
risk of electric shock, burn injury, or other
personal injury. Leave all internal inspection, adjustment, and maintenance up to
your original retailer or authorized CASIO
Service Provider.
Dropping and Impact
Continued use of this product after it has
been damaged by dropping or subjecting it
to strong impact creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Take the following steps immediately.
1. Turn off power.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor for
power, unplug it from the wall outlet.
3. Contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Provider.
Plastic Bags
Never place the plastic bag the product
comes in over your head or in your mouth.
Doing so creates the risk of suffocation.
Particular care concerning this precaution
is required where small children are
present.
Location
Avoid locating the product on an unstable
stand, on an uneven surface, or any other
unstable location. An unstable location can
cause the product to fall over, creating the
risk of personal injury.
CAUTION
AC Adaptor
Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk
of fire and electric shock. Always make sure
you observe the following precautions.
• Do not locate the electric cord near a
stove or other sources of heat.
• Never pull on the cord when unplugging from the electrical outlet. Always
grasp the AC adaptor when unplugging.
AC Adaptor
Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk
of fire and electric shock. Always make sure
you observe the following precautions.
• Insert the AC adaptor into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
• Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall
outlet during lightening storms or before leaving on a trip or other long-term
absence.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet and wipe away
any dust that is built up in the area
around the prongs of the plug.
Relocating the Product
Before relocating the product, always unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet
and disconnect all other cables and connecting cords. Leaving cords connected creates the risk of damage to the cords, fire,
and electric shock.
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Cleaning
Before cleaning the product, always unplug
the AC adaptor from the wall outlet first.
Leaving the AC adaptor plugged in creates
the risk of damage to the AC adaptor, fire,
and electric shock.
Sound Volume
Do not listen to music at very loud volumes for long periods. Particular care concerning this precaution is required when
using headphones. High volume settings
can damage your hearing.
Batteries
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak,
resulting in damage to nearby objects, or to
explode, creating the risk of fire and personal injury. Always make sure you observe the following precautions.
• Use only batteries that are specified for
use with this product.
• Remove batteries from the product if you
do not plan to use it for a long time.
Heavy Objects
Never place heavy object on top of the product.
Doing so can make the product top heavy,
causing the product to tip over or the object to fall from it, creating the risk of personal injury.
Connectors
Connect only the specified devices and
equipment to the product’s connectors.
Connection of a non-specified device or
equipment creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
Location
Avoid the following locations for this product. Such locations create the risk of fire
and electric shock.
• Areas subject to high humidity or large
amounts of dust
• In food preparation areas or other areas
subject to oil smoke
• Near air conditioning equipment, on a
heated carpet, in areas exposed to direct
sunlight, inside of a vehicle parked in
the sun, or any other area that subjects
the product to high temperatures
Display Screen
• Never push on the display screen’s LCD
panel or subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the LCD panel’s glass
to crack, creating the risk of personal
injury.
• Should the LCD panel ever crack or
break, never touch the liquid inside of
the panel. LCD panel liquid can cause
skin irritation.
• Should LCD panel liquid ever get inside
your mouth, immediately wash out your
mouth with water and contact your physician.
• Should LCD panel liquid ever get into
your eyes or onto your skin, rinse with
clear water for at least 15 minutes, and
then contact a physician.
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Care of your Instrument
Avoid heat, humidity or direct sunlight.
Do not overexpose the instrument to direct sunlight, or place it near an air conditioner, or in any extremely
hot place.
Do not use near a TV or radio.
This instrument can cause video or audio interference with TV and radio reception. If this happens, move the
instrument away from the TV or radio.
Do not use lacquer, thinner or similar chemicals for cleaning.
Clean the instrument with a soft cloth dampened in a weak solution of water and a neutral detergent. Soak
the cloth in the solution and squeeze until it is almost dry.
Avoid use in areas subjected to temperature extremes.
Extremely high or low temperature can cause figures on the LCD screen to become dim and difficult to read.
This condition should correct itself when the instrument is brought back to normal temperature.
Important!
When using batteries, be sure to replace them or shift to one of the alternate power sources whenever you notice
any of the following symptoms.
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Instrument does not turn on
Dim, difficult to read display
Abnormally low speaker/headphone volume
Distortion of sound output
Occasional interruption of sound when playing at high volume
Sudden power failure when playing at high volume
Dimming of the display when playing at high volume
Abnormal rhythm pattern and demo tune play
Dimming of digital drum lights when notes sound
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Contents
Welcome... .............................. E-1
Main Features ........................ E-2
Safety Precautions ................ E-3
Other Settings...................... E-18
Using the LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM ....... E-18
Selecting a Play Level ........................... E-19
Selecting a Sound Effect Set ................. E-20
Selecting a Drum Set .............................E-20
Care of your Instrument ........ E-6
Configuring a User Drum Set ................E-21
Selecting an Effect ................................. E-22
Contents ................................. E-7
Troubleshooting .................. E-23
General Guide ........................ E-8
Control Panel ........................................... E-8
Top ...........................................................E-9
Back ......................................................... E-9
Display ................................................... E-10
Specifications ...................... E-24
Appendix ............................... A-1
Percussion Sound List .............................A-1
Sound Effect List ......................................A-2
Connections......................... E-11
Drum Set List ...........................................A-2
Phones/Output Jack .............................. E-11
Rhythm and Auto Drum Kit List ............... A-3
Accessories and Options ....................... E-11
Power Supply....................... E-12
Using Batteries ......................................E-12
Using the AC Adaptor ............................E-13
Low Battery Icon ....................................E-13
Basic Operations ................. E-14
Getting Ready ........................................E-14
Adjusting the Main Volume .................... E-14
Playing the Demo Song .........................E-14
Using Rhythms .................... E-15
Selecting a Rhythm................................ E-15
Adjusting Rhythm Volume ..................... E-15
Starting and Stopping Rhythm Play ......E-16
Using Synchro Start ...............................E-16
Adjusting the Rhythm Tempo .................E-17
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General Guide
• Key, button, and other names are indicated in the text of this manual using bold type.
■ Control Panel
SE PADS
Display
Dial
MAIN VOL. button
EFFECT button
RHYTHM VOL. button
ASSIGN button
DRUM SET button
DEMO button
SE SET button
SYNCHRO START
button
RHYTHM button
START/STOP button
PLAY LEVEL button
TEMPO button
LIGHT button
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■ Top
Drum Pads
■ Back
Rear Panel
POWER switch
DC 9V jack
PHONES/OUTPUT jack
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■ Display
1
2
4
3
1 MAIN VOL., RHYTHM VOL., TEMPO, LIGHT, PLAY LEVEL, RHYTHM, SE SET, DRUM
SET, ASSIGN, and EFFECT are screen indicators that appear whenever you are using one
of the applicable functions.
2 • Icons appear in this area to indicate demo play, rhythm play, muting, and low battery
warning.
• A dial icon appears when you are performing an operation whose setting can be made
using the dial. Drum animations also appear while you are using the LIGHTING GUIDE
SYSTEM mode.
• The U1 and U2 indicators appear when you configure one of the user drum sets.
3 This area is used to display rhythm names, drum set names, and other text.
4 This area shows rhythm numbers, tempo setting values, and other numeric information.
❚ NOTE
• Display examples shown in this User’s Guide are intended for illustrative purposes only. The actual text and
values that appear on the display may differ from the examples shown in this User’s Guide.
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Connections
■ Phones/Output Jack
Before connecting headphones or other external equipment, be sure to first turn down the volume settings of
the digital drum and the connected equipment. You can then adjust volume to the desired level after
connections are complete.
Rear Panel
PHONES/OUTPUT Jack
1
Standard plug
3
Keyboard amp,
guitar amp,etc.
White
2
Red
PIN plug
LEFT RIGHT
AUX IN or similar terminal
of audio amplifier
Connecting Headphones (1)
Connecting headphones cuts off output from the digital drum’s built-in speaker, so you can play even late at
night without disturbing anyone.
Audio Equipment (2)
Connect the digital drum to an audio equipment using a commercially available connecting cord with a
standard plug on one end and two PIN plugs on the other end. In this configuration, you normally set the
input selector of the audio equipment to the terminal (usually marked AUX IN or something similar) where
the cord from the digital drum is connected. See the user documentation that comes with your audio
equipment for full details.
Musical Instrument Amplifier (3)
Use a commercially available connecting cord to connect the digital drum to a musical instrument amplifier.
❚ NOTE
• Be sure to use a connecting cord that has standard plugs on the ends you connect to the digital drum and
amplifier.
Connection Example
To digital drum’s
PHONES/OUTPUT
jack
INPUT
Standard plug
Keyboard or guitar amp
■ Accessories and Options
Use only the accessories and options specified for this digital drum. Use of non-authorized items creates the
danger of fire, electrical shock, and personal injury.
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Power Supply
This digital drum can be powered by current from a standard household wall outlet (using the specified AC
adaptor) or by batteries. Always make sure you turn the digital drum off whenever you are not using it.
■ Using Batteries
Always make sure you turn off the digital drum before loading or replacing batteries.
To load batteries
1.
Remove the battery compartment cover.
2.
Load 6 AA-size batteries into the battery compartment.
• Make sure that the positive (+) and negative (–) ends are facing correctly.
3.
Insert the tabs on the battery compartment cover into the holes provided and
close the cover.
The digital drum may not function correctly if you load or replace batteries with power turned on. If this
happens, turning the digital drum off and then back on again should return functions back to normal.
Important Battery Information
● The following shows the approximate battery life provided by different battery types.
• Standard battery life: Approximately 5 hours (AM3/LR6)
Both of the above values are standard battery life at normal temperature, with the digital drum volume at
a medium setting. Temperature extremes or playing at very loud volume settings can shorten battery life.
● Any of the following symptoms indicate low battery power. Replace batteries as soon as possible
whenever any of the following occurs.
• Instrument does not turn on
• Dim, difficult to read display
• Abnormally low speaker/headphone volume
• Distortion of sound output
• Occasional interruption of sound when playing at high volume
• Sudden power failure when playing at high volume
• Dimming of the display when playing at high volume
• Abnormal rhythm pattern and demo tune play
• Dimming of digital drum lights when notes sound
Caution!
Improper handling of batteries can cause them to burst and leak, which creates the danger of personal injury or
damage due to contact with battery acid. Be sure to note the following important precautions.
• Always make sure that the positive (+) and negative (–) poles are facing correctly as indicated inside the
battery compartment.
• To avoid damage caused by leaking batteries, be sure to remove batteries from the digital drum whenever you
leave it unattended for long periods (such as when leaving on a trip).
• Never mix batteries of different types.
• Never mix old batteries with new ones.
• Never discard batteries by incinerating them, do not allow their poles to be shorted (connected to each other),
never take batteries apart, and do not expose batteries to direct heat.
• Replace batteries as soon as possible after any sign they are getting weak.
• Never attempt to recharge batteries.
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■ Using the AC Adaptor
Make sure that you use only the AC adaptor specified for this digital drum.
Specified AC Adaptor: AD-5
Also note the following important warnings and precautions when using the AC adaptor.
DC 9V jack
AC adaptor AD-5
AC outlet
Warning!
• Take care to avoid any damage to or breakage of the power cord. Never place any heavy objects on the power
cord or expose it to direct heat. Doing so creates the danger of power cord damage, fire, and electrical shock.
• Use only the specified AC adaptor. Use of another type of adaptor creates the danger of fire and electrical
shock.
Caution!
• For safety sake, be sure to unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet whenever leaving the digital drum
unattended for a long time (such as when leaving on a trip).
• Always turn off the digital drum and unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet when you are not using the
digital drum.
Important!
• Make sure that the digital drum is turned off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Using the AC adaptor for a long time can cause it to become warm to the touch. This is normal and does not
indicate malfunction.
■ Low Battery Icon
A low battery icon lets you know when batteries are running low and need to be replaced.
• When the low battery icon flashes on the display, it means you need to replace batteries or switch over to
AC adaptor power soon.
Flashes to indicate low
battery power.
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Basic Operations
This section provides the most basic information you need to get your Digital Drum running.
■ Getting Ready
To turn power on and off
Slide the POWER switch to turn power on and off.
■ Adjusting the Main Volume
The main volume controls overall volume, including non-drum sounds, background drum sounds, the sounds
of the four pads, and sound effects.
1.
Press the MAIN VOL. button.
Mute icon (Flashes when the MAIN VOL. Setting is “V0: Off.”)
Drum animation indicating current LIGHTING GUIDE
SYSTEM mode (This example indicates Lesson Mode.)
Main volume screen indicator
Flashing dial icon
Current main volume setting
2.
Rotate the dial left to decrease main volume, or right to increase it.
• You can set the main volume in the range of V0 (mute) to V9. The initial default setting is V7.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
■ Playing the Demo Song
The demo song provides you with a demonstration of the various capabilities of your Digital Drum.
To start demo song play
1.
Press the DEMO button.
• You can stop demo tune play by pressing the DEMO button.
2.
To exit the demo song, press START/STOP.
• The following shows the default settings during demo song play.
Item
Drum Set
LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM Mode
Play Level
Default Setting
A0 : Auto
F2 : Dual Light
L0 : Off
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Using Rhythms
This section explains how to select rhythms and control their playback.
■ Selecting a Rhythm
Use the following procedure to select from among the 50 rhythm patterns built into your Digital Drum. See
“Rhythm and Auto Drum Kit List” on page A-3 for a list of available rhythms.
To select a rhythm
1.
Press the RHYTHM button.
Drum animation indicating current LIGHTING GUIDE
SYSTEM mode (This example indicates Lesson Mode.)
Flashing dial icon
Rhythm selection screen indicator
Current rhythm setting
• Note that the rhythm selection screen always appears first whenever you turn on LD-50 power.
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available rhythms until the one you want is displayed.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
■ Adjusting Rhythm Volume
Rhythm volume controls non-drum sounds and background drum sounds. It can be used to enhance the
sounds assigned to the four pads and hit sounds.
To adjust rhythm volume
1.
Press the RHYTHM VOL. button.
Drum animation indicating current LIGHTING GUIDE
SYSTEM mode (This example indicates Lesson Mode.)
Flashing dial icon
Rhythm volume screen
indicator
Current rhythm volume setting
2.
Rotate the dial left to decrease rhythm volume, or right to increase it.
• You can set the rhythm volume in the range of V0 (mute) to V9. The initial default setting is V7.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
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■ Starting and Stopping Rhythm Play
Perform the following steps to start and stop rhythm play.
To start and stop rhythm play
1.
Select the rhythm you want to play (page E-15).
2.
Press the START/STOP button to start rhythm play.
Mode when you pressed START/STOP
Note icon
Flashing dial icon
Rhythm number
Rhythm name
3.
To stop rhythm play, press the START/STOP button.
• The following shows the default settings during rhythm play.
Item
Drum Set
LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM Mode
Play Level
Default Setting
A0 : Auto
F2 : Dual Light
L0 : Off
■ Using Synchro Start
With synchro start, you can put your Digital Drum into standby state from which rhythm play starts
automatically whenever you strike any of the drum pads.
To start rhythm play using synchro start
1.
Press the SYNCHRO START button.
Mode when you pressed SYNCHRO START
Flashes to indicate standby.
Flashing dial icon
• Your Digital Drum automatically exits synchro start standby if you press any button or if you do not perform
any operation for about 30 seconds.
• You can rotate the dial and change the setting of the currently display screen (RHYTHM VOL. in this
example), if you want.
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2.
Strike any of the drum pads to start rhythm play.
Note icon
• The rhythm starts to play and the note icon stops flashing.
■ Adjusting the Rhythm Tempo
Perform the following steps to change the tempo of the rhythm. This setting also affects demo play (page E-14).
To adjust the rhythm tempo
1.
Press the TEMPO button.
Flashing dial icon
Tempo screen indicator
Relative tempo setting
Current tempo setting
• The relative tempo setting shows how much the current tempo setting varies from the initial default setting of
the selected rhythm. A setting of 00 means that the current tempo setting is the default tempo, while any other
value (from 1 to 50) indicates that the tempo has been slowed down or sped up from the default.
2.
Rotate the dial left to decrease tempo, or right to increase it.
• As you do, the relative tempo setting changes accordingly. A negative relative tempo value indicates the
tempo is slower than the default setting, while a positive value indicates a tempo that is faster than the
default.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
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Other Settings
This section describes more advanced setting you can use to make drum pad play more enjoyable.
■ Using the LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM
The LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM of your Digital Drum lets you select from among various modes that make
drum pad play more enjoyable.
To select the LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM mode
1.
In any mode, press LIGHT.
Drum animation indicating current LIGHTING GUIDE
SYSTEM mode (This example indicates Lesson Mode.)
Flashing dial icon
LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM mode
selection screen indicator
Current LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM mode
setting
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM modes until the one you
want is displayed.
• The following describes what each LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM mode setting does.
When you want this type of pad lighting:
Pads flash to let you know which one you must strike next
Pads flash to let you know which one you must strike next, and
light when you strike them
Pads light whenever you strike them
Pads do not light
Select this mode:
F1 : Lesson
F2 : Dual Light
F3 : Synchro
F4 : Off
Important!
• Note that the pads themselves do not light and flash. Instead, the rings around the pads do.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
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■ Selecting a Play Level
The play level lets you control how many pads light during LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM lesson and dual light
mode play. This means you set up the Digital Drum to allow practice that suits your own particular skill level.
To select a play level
1.
While a rhythm is playing, press PLAY LEVEL.
Flashing dial icon
Play level selection screen indicator
Current play level setting
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available play level settings until the one you want is
displayed.
• The following describes what each play level setting does.
When you want to do this:
Practice with only one pad
Practice with two pads
Practice with three pads
Practice with all four pads
Turn off
3.
Select one of these levels:
L1 : Pad 1
L1 : Pad 2
L1 : Pad 3
L1 : Pad 4
L2 : Pad 1 & 2
L2 : Pad 1 & 3
L2 : Pad 1 & 4
L2 : Pad 2 & 3
L2 : Pad 2 & 4
L2 : Pad 3 & 4
L3 : Pad 1 & 2 & 3
L3 : Pad 1 & 2 & 4
L3 : Pad 1 & 3 & 4
L3 : Pad 2 & 3 & 4
L4 : 1 & 2 & 3 & 4
L0 : Off
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
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■ Selecting a Sound Effect Set
The four sounds that make up the sound effect set you select are assigned to the four sound effect pads. See
“Sound Effect List” on page A-2 for a list of available sound effect sets and their contents.
To select a sound effect set
1.
Press the SE SET button.
Flashing dial icon
Sound effect set selection screen indicator
Current sound effect set setting
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available sound effect sets until the one you want is displayed.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
■ Selecting a Drum Set
The four sounds that make up the drum set you select are assigned to the four drum pads. See “Drum Set List”
on page A-2 for a list of available drum sets and their contents. Note that there are three basic types of drum
sets.
● Auto Drum Sets
Selecting “A0 : Auto” causes drum pad assignments to change automatically to match the rhythm you select
(page E-15).
● Preset Drum Sets
Selecting any one of the preset drum sets (P1 to P7) assigns the sounds for that drum set to be assigned to the
drum pads.
● User Drum Sets
Selecting a user drum set (U1 or U2) assigns sounds defined by you using the procedure under “Configuring a
User Drum Set” on page E-21.
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To select a drum set
1.
Press the DRUM SET button.
Flashing dial icon
Drum set selection screen indicator
Current drum set setting
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available drum sets until the one you want is displayed.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
■ Configuring a User Drum Set
The following procedure describes how you can configure up to two of your own drum sets that consist of the
percussion sounds and sound effects you want.
After you configure a user drum set, you can select it using the procedure under “To select a drum set” on this
page.
❚ NOTE
• User drum sets revert to their initial factory defaults whenever your Digital Drum is turned off.
• See “Drum Set List” on page A-2 for information about the initial factory default settings of the user drum sets.
To configure a user drum set
1.
In any mode, press the ASSIGN button.
Indicates the currently selected user drum set
Flashing dial icon
User drum set screen indicator
2.
Rotate the dial to select either User Area 1 (U1) or User Area 2 (U2), and then press the ASSIGN button.
Selected pad
Sound currently assigned to
the selected pad
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3.
Rotate the dial left or right to scroll through the available percussion sounds and sound effects on the display.
• See “Percussion Sound List” on page A-1 and “Sound Effect List” on page A-2 for information on the sounds
you can assign to a drum pad.
• You can strike the selected drum pad to sound the percussion sound or sound effect whose name is on the
display.
4.
When the name of the sound you want to assign to the selected drum pad is on the display, press the ASSIGN
button to advance to the next drum pad.
5.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other three drum pads.
6.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
• You can exit the above setting procedure at any time by pressing any button other than ASSIGN.
• The setting procedure will also be cancelled automatically if you do not perform any operation for about 30
seconds.
■ Selecting an Effect
The effect you select with the following procedure is applied to the percussion sounds listed under “Percussion Sound List” on page A-1.
To select an effect
1.
Press the EFFECT button.
Flashing dial icon
Effect selection screen indicator
Current effect setting
2.
Rotate the dial left or right to cycle through the available effects until the one you want is displayed.
• Available effects are E1: Room, E2: Stage, E3: Hall, and E0: Off.
3.
After you are finished, you can press another button to change to another mode.
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Troubleshooting
If this happens:
It could mean this:
So you should do this:
No sound is produced when I
strike a pad.
The Drum Set is not being supplied
power.
Check that batteries are loaded correctly, or that the AC adaptor is connected properly and plugged into an
electrical outlet. Check for dead batteries.
Pages
E-12,13
Drum Set power is not turned on.
Use the POWER switch to turn on
power.
Page E-14
Main volume setting is too low.
Adjust the main volume setting.
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The Drum Set does not produce
any rhythm sound.
Rhythm volume setting is too low.
Adjust the rhythm volume setting.
Page E-15
Pads do not light when I strike
them.
The LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM setting is OFF.
Change the LIGHTING GUIDE SYSTEM setting to Synchro or Dual Light.
Page E-18
The low battery icon flashes on
the display (under battery power).
Battery power is low.
Replace batteries with a full set of new
ones, or use the AC adaptor for power.
Pages
E-12, 13
The Drum Set emits a loud sound
and then stops working (under
battery power).
Battery power is low.
Replace batteries with a full set of new
ones, or use the AC adaptor for power.
Pages
E-12, 13
Display screen characters are dim
and difficult to read (under battery power).
Battery power is low.
Replace batteries with a full set of new
ones, or use the AC adaptor for power.
Pages
E-12, 13
See page
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Specifications
Model:
LD-50
Percussion Pads:
4 (with touch response)
Lighting Guide System:
Lesson, Dual Light, Synchro
Sounds:
47 assignable percussion sounds + 20 assignable sound effects
Display:
MAIN VOL., RHYTHM VOL., TEMPO, LIGHT, PLAY LEVEL, RHYTHM, SE SET,
DRUM SET, ASSIGN, EFFECT, U1/U2 indictors; note icon; mute icon; low battery
icon; dial icon; drum animation
Main volume:
10 levels
Rhythm volume:
10 levels
Rhythms:
50
Demos:
1
Auto Percussion Set:
In accordance with rhythms and demo
Preset Percussion Sets:
7
User Percussion Sets:
2 (Cleared by power off.)
Play Level:
Rhythm or Demo (during Lesson or Dual Light mode in Auto Percussion Set)
Tempo:
±50 levels from default value of selected rhythm or demo
Effects:
3 types (for percussion sounds only)
Sound Effects:
4 x 5 sets
Rhythm Controllers:
START/STOP, SYNCHRO START, TEMPO
Speaker:
10 cm diameter (Output: 3.0W)
Dial:
Controls Main Vol., Rhythm Vol., Tempo, Light, Play Level, Rhythm, SE Set, Drum
Set, Assign, and Effect settings.
I/O Terminals:
Power Supply:
Headphones/Output:
Output impedance:
Output voltage:
Power Supply:
2-way AC/DC power sources;
Batteries
Battery life
AC adaptor
DC 9V jack
Stereo standard jack (Output is monaural.)
220액
3.5V (RMS) MAX
6 AA-size
approximately 5 hours on LR6 (AM3) alkaline batteries
AD-5
Power Consumption:
9V
7.7 W
Dimensions:
49.5 x 28.0 x 17.0 cm (19 8/16" x 11 5/16" x 6 11/16")
Weight:
Approximately 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs) (without batteries)
* Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Appendix
Percussion Sound List
Type
Bass Drums
Percussion Sound No.
01
00
05
03
15
10
13
12
08
06
07
11
09
16
24
14
22
17
20
28
29
27
32
33
34
21
30
31
04
02
18
19
23
25
26
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Snare Drums
Tom Toms
Hi-Hats
Cymbals
Percussion
Display Name
BassDrum 2
BassDrum 1
SnareDrum2
SnareDrum1
High Tom
Low Tom
HighMidTom
LowMidTom
HiFloorTom
LoFloorTom
CloseHiHat
Open HiHat
PedalHiHat
Ride Cym. 1
Ride Cym. 2
CrashCym. 1
CrashCym. 2
ChineseCym
Splash Cym
O. Hi Conga
Low Conga
M. Hi Conga
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cabasa
Cowbell
Hi Timbale
Lo Timbale
Hand Clap
Side Stick
Ride Bell
Tambourine
Vibra-Slap
High Bongo
Low Bongo
Maracas
ShtWhistle
LngWhistle
ShortGuiro
Long Guiro
Claves
Hi W. Block
Lo W. Block
Mute Cuica
Open Cuica
M.Triangle
O.Triangle
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Sound Effect List
Sound Effect
Set No.
S1
Sound Effect
Display Name
Beat
S2
Arena
S3
Sci-Fic
S4
Comedy
S5
Animal
Name
Sound Effect No.
SE PADS Assignment
One
Two
Three
Four
Stadium
Sing
Whistle
Yeah-Ha
Laser Gun
Car
Punch
Zip
Slide
Eat
Laugh
Band Hit
Crow
Tiger
Dog
Horse
47
48
49
50
54
51
53
52
55
56
57
58
60
59
61
62
66
63
64
65
1
2
3
4
4
1
3
2
1
2
3
4
2
1
3
4
4
1
2
3
Drum Set List
Drum
Set No.
Name
Display
Name
A0
AUTO
Auto
P1
BASIC KIT
Basic Kit
BassDrum 2
SnareDrum1
Low Tom
CrashCym. 2
P2
JUNGLE KIT
Jungle Kit
BassDrum 1
SnareDrum1
High Tom
Low Tom
Hi-Hat Kit
BassDrum 1
SnareDrum1
CloseHiHat
Open HiHat
ElectroKit
DRUM 1
BassDrum 2
SnareDrum2
Low Tom
CrashCym. 1
Perc.Kit 1
High Agogo
Low Agogo
Cowbell
ChineseCym
Perc.Kit 2
High Bongo
Low Bongo
LngWhistle
Hi W. Block
P3
P4
P5
P6
HI-HAT DRUM
KIT
ELECTRO
DRUM KIT
PERCUSSION
KIT 1
PERCUSSION
KIT 2
Pad 1
Pad 2
Pad 3
Pad 4
Selected automatically in accordance with rhythm.
See the “Rhythm and Auto Drum Kit List” on page A-3.
P7
EFFECT KIT
Effect Kit
Car
Laser Gun
Stadium
Eat
U1
USER 1
User 1
BassDrum 1
SnareDrum1
CloseHiHat
Ride Cym. 1
U2
USER 2
User 2
BassDrum 2
SnareDrum2
CloseHiHat
Open HiHat
❚ NOTE
• Drum sets U1 and U2 are user drum sets, which can be changed using the procedure under “Configuring a User
Drum Set” on page E-21. The above factory defaults are restored whenever power is turned off.
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HIP-HOP
TECHNO
1
2
02 EUROBEAT
1
2
03 FLASH
1
04 HIENERGY
1
05 TECHNOPOP
1
06 HIPHOP
1
07 TRIPHOP
1
08 GROOVYBOX
1
09 DJ SAM
1
70’S
HOUSE
DRUM’N BASS
POP
10 RAVE
2
2
2
3
3
4
3
4
Low Agogo
4
2
3
2
3
2
1
12 BACKSTREET SOUND
1
2
13 LEISURE
1
2
14 DANCE FLOOR
1
2
15 ELECTRO
1
2
16 DRUM’N BASS
1
17 TRANCE
1
18 PSYCHO
1
19 AMBIENT
1
20 HOUSE
1
2
22 DOWNTOWN
1
2
23 CLUBDANCE
1
2
24 70’S
1
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
2
2
3
2
3
2
3
3
4
3
4
3
4
21 ACIDHOUSE
4
2
4
25 R&B
1
2
4
26 SOUL
1
2
27 FUNKY
1
2
1
2
1
29 HARDROCK
3
3
4
2
30 VISUALROCK
1
2
31 METALZONE
1
2
32 GRUNGE
1
4
3
3
2
4
4
3
4
4
1
2
3
36 BOSSA NOVA
1
2
37 TANGO
1
2
38 MAMBO
1
2
3
4
40 CHA-CHA-CHA
1
41 MERENGUE
1
2
42 ELEC LATIN
1
2
43 ACIDJAZZ
1
3
3
1
45 ACIDFUNK
1
2
2
3
1
2
3
48 COUNTRY
4
3
4
3
4
3
1
1
4
3
49 REGGAE
4
4
50 ORIENTAL
00 DEMO SONG
4
3
2
44 SLOWJAZZ
47 WORLD MUSIC
4
4
39 RHUMBA
46 FUSION
3
4
35 SALSA
LATIN
High Agogo
4
3
2
1
34 ELEC SAMBA
WORLD MUSIC ACID JAZZ
M. Hi Conga
4
3
33 SAMBA
DEMO
Low Conga
Splash Cym
O. Hi Conga
Percussion
ChineseCym
CrashCym. 2
CrashCym. 1
Ride Cym. 2
Ride Cym. 1
Cymbals
PedalHiHat
Open HiHat
CloseHiHat
HiFloorTom
LoFloorTom
LowMidTom
HighMidTom
Hi-Hats
2
11 POP
28 ROCK
ROCK
Low Tom
SnareDrum2
01 TECHNO
Tom Toms
High Tom
Snare
Drums
SnareDrum1
Bass
Drums
BassDrum 1
RHYTHM GROUP
Perc.
BassDrum 2
Rhythm and Auto Drum Kit List
4
1
3
1
2
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TECHNO
01 TECHNO
O.Triangle
M.Triangle
Open Cuica
Lo W. Block
Mute Cuica
Hi W. Block
Claves
Long Guiro
ShortGuiro
LngWhistle
ShtWhistle
Maracas
Low Bongo
Vibra-Slap
High Bongo
Tambourine
Ride Bell
Side Stick
Hand Clap
Lo Timbale
Hi Timbale
Cowbell
Percussion
Cabasa
RHYTHM GROUP
Perc.
3
02 EUROBEAT
03 FLASH
4
04 HIENERGY
4
3
05 TECHNOPOP
HIP-HOP
06 HIPHOP
07 TRIPHOP
08 GROOVYBOX
4
09 DJ SAM
10 RAVE
HOUSE
DRUM’N BASS
POP
11 POP
3
12 BACKSTREET SOUND
4
13 LEISURE
14 DANCE FLOOR
3
15 ELECTRO
3
4
16 DRUM N BASS
17 TRANCE
4
18 PSYCHO
2
4
19 AMBIENT
20 HOUSE
21 ACIDHOUSE
1
4
22 DOWNTOWN
3
2
3
23 CLUBDANCE
3
4
70’S
24 70’S
25 R&B
27 FUNKY
ROCK
3
26 SOUL
4
3
28 ROCK
3
29 HARDROCK
3
4
30 VISUALROCK
31 METALZONE
32 GRUNGE
33 SAMBA
34 ELEC SAMBA
1
2
3
LATIN
35 SALSA
2
1
1
2
36 BOSSA NOVA
37 TANGO
38 MAMBO
39 RHUMBA
40 CHA-CHA-CHA
2
41 MERENGUE
DEMO
WORLD MUSIC ACID JAZZ
42 ELEC LATIN
4
3
43 ACIDJAZZ
3
44 SLOWJAZZ
4
2
45 ACIDFUNK
4
3
4
46 FUSION
47 WORLD MUSIC
4
48 COUNTRY
2
49 REGGAE
2
50 ORIENTAL
00 DEMO SONG
1
3
2
3
4
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the environmental protection legislation in Germany.
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