About V-Cymbals, PD-6, and CY-6 Compatibility

Regarding Changes in V-Cymbals Compatibility
and Specifications
The following changes have been made in the specifications in order to improve the compatibility of the V-Cymbals, PD-6, and CY-6, and make
the TD-8 easier to play.
Read this update while referring to the “TD-8 Owner's Manual.”
* Relevant pages in the TD-8 Owner's Manual, which you can refer to for further information are shown in this manner in this document: (Owner's Manual; p. **).
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About V-Cymbals, PD-6, and CY-6 Compatibility
Trigger Types of the Latest Pads
New trigger types have been changed to simplify making trigger
settings for the following pads.
All you need to do is select a specialized trigger type, and the various
trigger parameters (except for Crosstalk Cancel) will automatically be
set to the recommended values.
New Pads:
CY-15R, CY-14C, CY-12R/C, CY-12H, CY-6, PD-6
Trigger Type List
The MIDI Implementation parameter address map also has been
changed.
For details, refer to “Changes in the MIDI Implementation” on the
other side.
Changes in the Trigger Bank
The following changes have been made in the content of the Trigger
Bank (Owner's Manual; p. 34, p. 128).
fig.bank
The trigger types (Owner's Manual; p. 36, p. 128, p. 197) have been
changed as shown below. Items that have changed are indicated in
bold font with shading.
Displayed on Screen
PD5
PD6
PD7
PD9
8A
8B
8RA
8RB
10A
10B
12A
12B
KD7
K8
K12
CY1
*2
CY2
*2
P1
K1
KIK
*4
SNR
*4
TOM
*4
Device Used
PD-5
PD-6
PD-7 (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-9 (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-80 (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-80 (Strike position is not detected)
PD-80R (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-80R (Strike position is not detected)
PD-100 (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-100 (Strike position is not detected)
PD-120 (Strike position is detected) (*1)
PD-120 (Strike position is not detected)
KD-5, KD-7
KD-80
KD-120
CY-6, CY-12R/C (*3)
CY-12H, CY-14C, CY15R (*3)
Pad made by another manufacturer
Kick pad made by another manufacturer
Acoustic drum trigger for kick
Acoustic drum trigger for snare
(rim shot-compatible)
Acoustic drum trigger for tom-tom
*1: The positional sensing function works only with trigger input 3
(SNARE).
*2: The TD-8 does not support the “Three Way Triggering” feature of
the CY-15R and CY-12R/C (whereby the cymbal is divided into
three areas, bow, bell, and edge).
(For further information about “Three Way Triggering,” refer to
the CY-15R and CY-12R/C Owner's Manuals.)
*3: When playing bell shots on the CY-15R and CY-12R/C, strike the
bell somewhat strongly with the shoulder of the stick.
*4: Trigger type for use with acoustic drum triggers attached to
acoustic drums.
About the Trigger Type and Other
Trigger Parameters
When the trigger type (Owner's Manual; p. 36, p. 128) is changed,
the trigger parameters (Owner's Manual; p. 129, p. 131)
automatically change to the values appropriate for each pad
(except for Crosstalk Cancel).
When adjusting the trigger parameters, first select the trigger type.
Changes in the Drum Kits
In the interest of providing compatibility with V-Cymbals, the
instrument assignments for the Crash 1 and Crash 2 have been
modified for some of drum kit settings.
* None of the instruments (tones) themselves have been changed.
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Other Changes
Concerning Illumination of the
[PATTERN] and [SONG] Buttons
In addition to the [KIT] button, either the [PATTERN] or [SONG]
button lights in certain situations, such as when the Drum Kit screen
is displayed.
When you press [PLAY/STOP], playback of either the pattern or the
song begins, allowing simpler checking.
• [PATTERN] lights: The pattern start playing back.
• [SONG] lights: The song start playing back.
Saving the Click Settings
Changes in the MIDI Implementation
Substitute the information as shown below. Revisions are indicated
in bold, with underlining.
Normal mode — Section 2. Transmit data
■ System exclusive messages
● Universal Non-realtime System Exclusive Messages (Owner’s
Manual; p. 205)
❍ Identity Reply
Status
Data byte
Status
F0H
7EH, dev, 06H, 02H, 41H,
20H, 01H, 00H, 00H, 00H,
02H, 01H, 00H
F7H
(Owner's Manual; p. 94)
The most recent click settings are automatically saved when the
power is turned off. This enables immediate use of the click
previously being used.
* The beat setting adopts the beat of the pattern or song selected when the
power is turned on.
Byte
Explanation
00H 02H 01H 00H
software revision level
Parameter address map
■ Parameter Address block
“OFF” Added to the Pad Pattern
Categories (Owner's Manual; p. 139)
If you want to turn Pad Pattern off, you can now also do this by
moving the cursor to either a pattern or category and selecting
“OFF.”
About GM Mode
(Owner's Manual; p. 159)
GM mode is now always set to “OFF” when the power is turned on.
Concerning Play of the Demo Song
(Owner's Manual; p. 32)
If you want to play a drum kit, pattern, or song after you have
finished listening to the demo song, you can now use the following
procedure to display the desired screen.
Button Pushed
Screen Displayed
[KIT]
“DRUM KIT” Screen
[PATTERN]
“PATTERN” Screen
[SONG]
“SONG” Screen
[EXIT]
“DRUM KIT” Screen
(Owner’s Manual; p. 208)
*1-1-1-1 TRIGGER BANK (Pad parameters)
+------------------------------------------------+
| Offset
| Size
| Description
|
|
address
|
|
|
+------------------------------------------------+
|
| 000a 0000 | PAD TYPE
0 - 21 |
|
|
|
(PD5,PD7,PD9,8 A, |
|
|
|
8 B,8RA,8RB,10A, |
|
|
|
10B,12A,12B,P 1, |
|
|
|
PD6,KD7,K 8,K12, |
|
|
|
K 1,CY1,KIK,SNR, |
|
|
|
TOM,CY2)
|
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