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safety instructions
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the product.
APPARATUS SHALL NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS
VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
1) Read these instructions.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
2) Keep these instructions.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over (Figure1).
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for a long periods of time.
8) Do not install near the heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety, if the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Figure 1
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. CAUTION: Apparatus
shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
CAUTION: Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
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Congratulations!
…on your purchase of Simmons’ SD1500 Electronic Drum Kit. To get the most enjoyment from this kit,
we recommend that you skim through this manual at least once, then refer back to it to learn more about
specific functions.
Caring for Your SD1500 Electronic Drum Set
Location
• Keep the drum kit away from direct sunlight, high temperature sources, and excessive
humidity to prevent deformation, discoloration, or more serious damage.
Power Supply
• Turn the power switch OFF when the SD1500 is not in use.
• The AC adapter should be unplugged from the AC outlet if the SD1500 is not to be used
for an extended period of time.
• Avoid plugging the AC adapter into an AC outlet that is also powering high-consumption
appliances such as electric heaters or televisions. Also avoid using multi-plug adapters,
since these can reduce sound quality, cause operation errors, and result in possible damage.
• To avoid damaging the unit, turn the SD1500 and all related devices OFF prior to
connecting or disconnecting cables.
Handling and Transport
• Never apply excessive force to controls, connectors, and other parts.
• Unplug cables by gripping the plug firmly. Do not pull on the cable.
• Disconnect all cables before moving the module.
• Physical shocks caused by dropping, bumping, or placing heavy objects on the module can
result in scratches and more serious damage.
Cleaning
• Clean the module with a dry, soft cloth.
• A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove stubborn grime and dirt.
• Never use cleaners such as alcohol or thinner.
• To avoid discoloration, do not place vinyl objects on top of module.
Electrical Interference
• The module contains digital circuitry and may cause interference if placed too close to
radio or television receivers. If this occurs, move the SD1500 further away from the
affected equipment.
Service and Modification
• There are no user serviceable parts in the drum module.
• Do not attempt to open the sound module or make any change in the circuits or parts of the
unit. This would void the warranty.
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Table of Contents
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Caring for Your SD1500 Electronic Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Assembled Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Features
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Connections
Modules and Pads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Audio Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary/AUX Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting MIDI Devices and Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SOUND Module Operation
Top Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Side Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
LCD Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Quick Start OperationS
Turning the Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Basic Operation and Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Playing Song Demos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Selecting a Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Selecting a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Muting the Drum Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Quick Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Advanced Operations
Editing a Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sound Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Editing the Pad Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pad Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Exchanging the Kit Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Renaming a Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Saving a Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Editing Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Song Part Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Erasing Parts in a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Saving a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Muting Song Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recording a New Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Regular Song Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Utility Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Trigger Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Effects Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
MIDI Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using an SD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Muting a Channel/Part on SD Card MIDI File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
File Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Loading a MIDI from an SD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Deleting Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Looping Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Formatting the SD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Appendix Voice List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Song List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demo List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASCII Character List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pad MIDI Note Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MIDI Implementation Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Index
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warranty
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features
New Features of the SD1500 Kit
• Custom Sound Library. Completely new sample set based on the most popular classic and modern kits.
• Variable Attack Response. Significantly improved playback with dynamic response according to hit velocity,
combined with alternating sample playback by velocity zone.
• Multi-Position Hi-Hat Control. Realistic response for open, closed, half-open hi-hat techniques.
• S1000 Series Pads with increased sensitivity and greater isolation for multi-zone pads.
SD1500 Sound Module General Features
Polyphony
Voices - 64
MIDI
MIDI In, Out and Thru Functionality
MIDI USB (with computer)
Sounds
Drum Voices - 519
Drum Kits - 99 (55 Preset kits + 44 User kits)
Mixer
Drum Volume, Accompaniment Volume, SD Card MIDI Volume,
and Click/Metronome Volume
Effects
Master Reverb (Small Room, Med Room/Large Room,
Hall 1, Hall 2, Plate, Delay, Pan-Delay, 4 Band EQ)
Trigger Inputs*
1 x Kick, Single Zone
1 x Snare, Triple Zone
1 x Hi-Hat, Single Zone, Multi-pedal
1 x Ride, Single or Triple Zone
4 x Toms, Single or Dual Zone
(Tom #4 can have 3 zones when using Triple Zone pad)
2 x Cymbals, dual zone
SD Card
Save/Load Kits
Operating System Updates
External Connections
Headphone Output
Master Stereo Outputs (1/4” TS Unbalanced)
1/8” TRS Aux Input
MIDI IN and Out Jacks
USB Connection
Sequencer
Preset Songs - 165
User Songs - 90
Song parts - Up to 7 parts (drums, percussion and parts 1-5)
Play Modes - One-Shot, Loop, Tap and Hit
Tempo - 30-280 BPM
Click/Metronome - Click Voice, Time Signature, Tempo,
Interval, Volume
NOTE: The SD1500 module requires S1000 Series pads, and is
not compatible with Simmons SD Series pads from older kits.
SD1500 Series Pads* and Hardware
SD1500 Blue Drum Rack with Hardware
2 x S1000PAD11T S1000PAD11T 11” Triple Zone Snare/Tom Pad
3 x S1000PAD9D S1000PAD9D 9” Dual Zone Snare/Tom Pad
1 x S1000CYM14T S1000CYM14T 14” Triple Zone Ride Cymbal Pad
2 x S1000CYM12DC Dual Zone 12” Cymbal Pad with Choke
1 x S1000HHC1 Multi-position Foot Controller
1 x Multi-pin Cable Harness with Inputs for SD1000 Module
1 x S1500KIK9S 9” Kick Pad Tower
NOTE: S1000 series pads are not compatible with older
Simmons sound modules - SD5K, SD5X, SD7K, SD7PK,
and SD9K.
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Connections
Connecting the sound module and Pads
CauTIon!
To prevent electric shock and damage to the device, make sure the power is switched
oFF on the sound module and all related devices before making any connection.
The voice of the hi-hat pad is controlled by the hi-hat pedal. Plug
into the Hi-Hat pedal the plug that is labelled “Hi-Hat Control”.
Similar to a real drum kit, the hi-hat pad functions as an ‘open
hi-hat’ when the pedal is released. When the pedal is pressed
down, it functions as a ‘closed hi-hat’.
Using the provided cables, connect the 1/4” jacks to the
corresponding drum pads, cymbal pads and kick pad. The pin
connection will attach to the multi-pin connector serial port on
the bottom of the sound module. (See illustration below.)
Cymbal Pads
Sound Module
Drum Pads
To Crash
To Tom 1
To Hi-Hat
From
sound
module
to 10 Pads
To ride
To Tom 2
To Tom 3
To
Crash 2
SD
To snare
To Tom 4
Hi-Hat Pedal
To Kick
To Hi-Hat
Control
Kick Pad
*See Appendix for Pad, Triggers, Name and MIDI chart.
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Connections
AC Adapter
The SD1500 sound module uses an external power supply called an AC Adapter. Make
sure the power is switched OFF on the module and connect the power adapter with the DC
IN jack on the rear panel.
NOTE: To protect the speakers, amplifier and the drum module from damage, lower the
volume to the minimum level before switching power ON.
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
Make sure the power is switched
OFF when connecting the drum
module with external devices.
OUTPUT
L /MONO
Connecting Audio Equipment
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L /MONO
Mixers and Amplifiers
1. When you want to send the audio output to a mixer or amplifier, connect using the
Output L/MONO and R jacks on the rear panel (for monaural playback, use the
L/MONO jack; for stereo playback, connect both L/MONO and R jacks.)
2. The volume from the module is adjusted with the MASTER knob.
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
OUTPUT
L /MONO
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L /MONO
or
or
MP3
PLAYER
Headphones
You can connect a standard pair of headphones the SD1500 sound module to listen to your
electronic drum set without disturbing others. Connect the headphones to the headphone jack
located on the front panel of the drum module. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level to
avoid damaging your hearing. The Headphone output is separate from the Master Volume
output control knob.
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L /MONO
MP3
PLAYER
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Connections
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L /MONO
Auxiliary/AUX Input
This input allows you to mix external audio along with the SD1500 sound module’s internal
sounds.
1. Plug the audio output of MP3 player, or other audio source into the AUX IN jack on the
rear panel using a stereo 1/8” TRS cable.
2. The volume of the external signal is adjusted with the AUX IN knob. This will help you mix
the level of the aux input source with the internal sounds.
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
MP3
PLAYER
OUTPUT
L /MONO
Connecting MIDI Devices and Computers
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, which is a world-wide standard
communication interface that enables electronic musical instruments and computers (of all
brands) to communicate with each other. MIDI sends note and other communication between
devices. This exchange of information makes it possible to create a system of MIDI instruments
and devices that offer greater versatility and control than is available with isolated instruments.
Whether you interface with computers, sequencers, expanders or other controllers, your
musical horizons will be greatly enhanced.
MIDI connection
MIDI IN: This jack receives MIDI data from
other instruments or devices.
MIDI
TOM 4
CRASH 2
MIDI OUT
IN
MIDI IN
OUT
MIDI OUT: This jack transmits data from
the SD1500 sound module to other MIDI
devices.
USB connection
The USB connector allows you to connect the
module directly to your computer. It can be
connected without driver installation under
the Windows & MAC OSX environment.
The module will be recognized as ‘USB
Audio Device’ to receive and transmit MIDI
messages through a single USB cable. USB is
used only for MIDI messages (MIDI via USB).
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L/MONO
NOTE: When the USB is connected to a
computer, all MIDI messages will be received
and transmitted via USB.
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Top Panel
MASTER
1
AUX IN
16
POWER
SD
2
PAGE
6
KIT
3
SONG
7
DEMO
SAVE /ENTER
4
EXIT
8
UTILITY
TEMPO
17
9
KICK
RIM
CARD
HI-HAT
CONTROL
TOM 1
5
18
HI-HAT
SNARE
PART
MUTE
RIDE
TOM 2
CRASH 1
TOM 3
TOM 4
10
QUICK
REC
CRASH 2
12
PLAY/
STOP
MENU
MIXER
11
REC
13
CLICK
14
15
1 master/aux Volume Knobs
2 Kit Button
Access Kit Mode
3 song Button
Access Song Mode
4 utility Button
Access Utility Functions
5 Pad select Buttons & Indicators
These buttons can play the pad voices
of the current kit. In the Kit, Mixer and
menus, you can select the pad to be
edited. The indicator LED’s show the
current selected pad. In the Song, and
Demo modes, the indicators will display
the pads being played by the drum
track.
6 Page [-/+] Buttons
These scroll through the menu pages
or move the cursor left or right when
naming kits.
7 exit Button
Exits from the current sub-menu back to
the higher level menu.
8 save/enter Button
Enters the Save menu when it is
available. Also enters the current folder
or confirms a current operation.
9 Tempo [-/+] Buttons
Adjusts the current tempo of a Song or
Click. Pressing both the + and – buttons
simultaneously will reset the tempo to
the original Song tempo.
13 menu Button
Used to enter a Modes Menu to set
parameters. Holding the Menu button
while pressing Part Mute or the Click
buttons will enter the Mute or Click
settings menu.
14 Click
Turns the Click/Metronome function
ON/OFF.
15 mixer
Used to enter the Mixer menu and for
editing the Kit, Accompaniment, Card,
MIDI and Click volumes.
10 Part mute Button
Used to Mute parts in a song.
11 record Button
Used to enter the Record mode.
12 Play/stop Button
Starts or Stops the playback of a Song.
16 Power switch
17 Value Dial / [-/+]
For rapid parameter changes on
the screen.
18 Card
Used to enter the SmartMedia Card
operations.
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Front Panel
1 Headphone Volume Knob
Controls the audio level for the
headphone output.
2 Headphone Input Jack
Output for 1/8” stereo headphone plug.
1
2
Back Panel
1 AC Adapter Input
Connection for the 9V DC power
adapter.
2 SmartMedia Card
(SD) Card slot.
3 USB Port
9V-500mA
SD CARD
USB
AUX IN
R
OUTPUT
L /MONO
Used for connecting the SD1500
module to a computer.
4 Aux Input Stereo 1/8” Jack
To connect output from CD or MP3
players to the module.
1
5 Outputs
2
3
4
5
Stereo audio outputs to connect to
external audio sources.
(Unbalanced 1/4”)
Side Panel
1 Tom Pad Trigger Input
Used to add an additional tom pad to
the drum set.
2 Crash Pad Trigger Input
Used to add an additional cymbal pad
to the drum set.
TOM 4
1
CRASH 2
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
2
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Bottom Panel
1 Multi-Pin Connection Jack
For Pad Trigger cables
1
LCD Layout
1 Current Kit Index
4
6
3
7
2 Main Display
Used to display the current kit or Song name
as well as various menus. In all menus, the
current selected field are highlighted.
3 Mode Icon
Displays the current mode that the module is in, ie.,
Kit, Song, Demo, Utility, Click, Mix and Card.
4 Current Kit Index
Shows 100-increment values.
5 Song Number, Measure, Beat and Tempo
Also indicates the current voice or song index in the
menu pages.
1
2
5
6 Indicates the Page -/+, Save/Enter is Valid
7 Current Time Signature
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Quick start operations
Turning the Power On
START UP SCREEN will show a moving display from left to right –
“SIMMONS SD1500”
1. Connect the DC9V power adapter to the drum module.
2. Press the [power] on the top panel.
Basic Operation and Navigation
Selecting Modes
There are 3 main modes for the module KIT, SONG and UTILITY.
To enter these modes press the corresponding buttons on the top
panel of the module.
Menu screens
Each mode has two menus that allow you to select various functions
within the modes.
1. Press [MENU] button to enter current menu within the current
mode (Kit, Song or Utility mode).
2. Press the [Page -/+] buttons to move between menu selections.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to Exit from the current sub-menu back to
the top level menu. You can also press the corresponding buttons
such as [KIT] or [Song] to immediately enter another menu.
Adjusting Values
1. Select the parameter to be adjusted.
2. Adjust the value using [-/+] buttons or the [value dial].
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Playing Song Demos
The demo songs help to show you the capabilities and sounds of
the SD1500 sound module. There are two demos in the module.
The first demo song is an extended drum solo that switches between
various kits in the SD1500 sound module. The second demo song
plays a long song that has several patterns combined to show the
different genres of music that SD1500 sound module can play.
1. Press [KIT] and [UTILITY] button simultaneously to enter Demo
Mode. The first song demo will start playing.
2. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button to stop the demo.
3. Press the [-] or [+] buttons to select a demo to play; use Play
button to play the demos.
4. After stopping the Song, press any of the Mode buttons [KIT,
SONG or UTILITY] to exit the Demo Mode.
Selecting a Kit
Entering KIT Mode
1.Press the [KIT] button. The LCD displays the current Kit number
and Kit name.
2.Press the [–/+] buttons or use the VALUE DIAL to select the Kit.
Selecting a Song
1.Press the [SONG] button and the SONG screen appears with
Song Number, Song Name, Beat and Measure. The bottom of
the LCD display will show the Number, Measure and Tempo.
2.Press the [–/+] buttons or [VALUE DIAL] to select the Song.
Playing a Song
1.Press [PLAY/STOP] to play a song. The PLAY/STOP button will
light, indicating that a song is playing. During playback of a song,
you will see the drum pad buttons flash, which are corresponding
to the drums being played.
2.Press the [PLAY/STOP] button to stop playback of the song.
The indicator lights will go out.
NOTE: You can temporarily change the tempo of a song while
playback is in progress. The song returns to its preset tempo when
a different song is selected.
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Muting the Drum Part
1. While a Song is playing press the [PART MUTE] button to enter
the Mute function.
2. Press the [PART MUTE] button to enter the Mute function. The
first part (drums) should now be muted while the rest of the song
is playing. The [PART MUTE] button’s LED should be flashing.
Quick Record
With Quick Record, you can immediately start recording your
drums. Quick Record does have some limitations. There is a click
sound while recording, and it cannot be quantized or edited. It’s
great for quick, scratch pad recording of your drum parts.
1.Press [REC] and [PART MUTE] buttons simultaneously to enter
recording. If this is a current Song the part you will be recording
to is the drum part. The song will be using SYNC mode, which
means you will hear the Click count, but the sequencer will not
start recording until you start playing.
Once you start playing you will see “Recording” on the screen and
the REC and PLAY/STOP button will be lighted.
2.Press [PLAY/STOP] to stop recording.
3.Press [PLAY/STOP] to play back what you recorded on the
drum part.
NOTE: Quick Record will function within any of the Modes
(KIT, SONG and UTILITY).
If there is a drum part already in the current song this will overwrite
it in the temporary memory. You will have to save the Song to a User
memory location to save it.
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Editing a Kit
The drum kits of the SD1500 sound module can be modified from
the factory presets. See the steps below on how to make changes
and parameters for each pad input.
1
1.Strike a drum pad or press the corresponding Drum Pad button on
the module.
2.Press the [KIT] button.
3.Press the [MENU] button.
2
3
4
4.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. You will see the type of Group/
Bank of Sounds assigned to the Pad for example: Grp: SnareBK.
5. Press the [Page +] button. You will see the actual sound that is
assigned to the pad.
5
6. Press the [-/+] buttons or the VALUE DIAL to change the sound.
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Sound Organization
When searching for sounds within the SD1500 sound module you
will need to be aware of how the sounds are organized.
GRP refers to a Pad Voice Group, which contains 12 common
voices/sounds such as Kick1, Snare1, Tom1, Ride1, Crash1, HiHat,
and Percusn. You can change the Voice Group with the [-/+] or
Value Dial.
Editing the Pad Sound
1.Strike a drum pad or press the corresponding Drum Pad button on
the module.
2.Press the [KIT] button.
3.Press the [MENU] button
4.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. You will see the Group/Bank of
Sounds assigned to the Pad for example: Grp: SnareBK.
5.Press the [Page +] button to go the following screens to adjust
the Kit parameters. The parameters available are:
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Parameter
Explain
Pararameter Range [-/+]
Grp*
Pad voice group
(See Sound Organization)
Voc*
Voice index/
HH combi group index
1~519/520~529
Volume
Volume
0~32
Pan
Pan
L8~R8/Center
Pitch
Pitch
-8~+8
Decay
Decay
RvbLevel
Reverb Level
0~-5
0~32
MIDINote*
Pad note (MIDI out)
(See page 46)
Duration
Pad note length (MIDI out)
0.1s~0.8s
StartVol
Pad voice start volume
0~32
Hi-Hat sounds are collections of sounds (Combis) to reproduce the hi-hat functionality. Hi-Hat
Combi groups are only used with the hi-hat Trigger input.
To set the Hi-Hat group and volume use the steps below:
1.Press the [Kit] button.
2.Press the [Menu] button.
3.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button.
4. Press the front panel Hi-Hat button.
5.Press the [Page +] button to select a Hi-Hat Combi group (10).
6.Press the [Page +] button to set the Hi-Hat trigger volume.
NOTE: After selecting the Hi-Hat Combi Group, you can adjust the parameters of all the
parameters of the hi-hat together - HIHAT, P HIHAT, Splash. Hi-Hat pedal volume (including
P HIHAT and SPLASH) can be adjusted separately.
Besides changing the Pad Voice/Sound assignment you can also alter the parameters of the
sound to give it a unique character.
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Pad Patterns
You can also set a pad to start playing a Song pattern when it is struck.
1.Strike a drum pad or press the corresponding Drum Pad button on the module.
2.Press the [KIT] button.
3.Press the [MENU] button
4.Press the [Page +] button. You will come to Pad Pattern setting.
ON: When triggering the pad, the pad pattern plays along with drum voice.
OFF: Default setting. When triggering the pad, just sound the pad.
Other Parameters for Pad Patterns
1.From the Pad Pattern setting press [SAVE/ENTER]. You should see the Song Group
assignment. For example “Grp: DrumLoop.
2.Press the [-/+] buttons or turn the VALUE DIAL to change the assignment. For this example
choose “PercLoop”
3.Press the [Page +] button and you will come to the Song assignment. For Example “Bonz
Beat”. Press the [-/+] buttons or turn the VALUE DIAL to change the assignment. Choose
3/4 Feel.
4. To get to the other parameters press the [-/+] buttons or VALUE DIAL to move to the other
pages that affect the Pad Pattern mode. See the table below for the parameters that are
available.
Parameter
Explain
Parameter (+1/-1)
Pattern*
Pad Pattern Switch
OFF/ON
Grp*
Pad Pattern Group
DrumLoop/PercLoop/HIT/TAP/
Kit Pattern, UserSong
Sng*
Pad Pattern Index
1-255
Retrig*
Retrigger Mode
ST/SP ReST
VelCtrl*
Velocity Control Volume
OFF/ON
Volume
Volume
0~32
X`Pose
Pad Pattern’s Transpose
RstTime*
Reset Time
-12~12
OFF/0 1s~4.0s(unit 0-1s)
DrumVoc*
Whether Drum Voice Sound
OFF/ON
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*Definitions of Terms:
Patterns:
You can play up 7 patterns on your drum pads (Hit or Tap types) simultaneously.
Grp Sng:
All the Songs (including Preset Songs, User Songs) can be selected for pad pattern.
Use the DIAL or press the [-]/[+] button to select a song you like; when another song
group is selected, the menu ”Grp:”will refresh simultaneously.
VelCtrl:
You can choose to use the pad velocity to control the volume.
ON: Controls the pad pattern volume by trigger velocity.
OFF: Uses default volume (adjusted in the next menu”volume:”).
Restart Trigger/Restrig and Reset Time/RstTime:
This selection sets the restart trigger and time if TAP is selected.
Hit/Tap: “Retrig” menu will display invalid “---”
MIDI Note: You may want to know the MIDI Note that a specific pad trigger is transmitting
through the MIDI OUT Port. For each pad trigger’s default MIDI Note, see Table on
page 47.
If current MIDI Note parameter has been selected by another trigger, the LCD will display “!”
to suggest that you should adjust it.
Exchanging the Kit Order
This function allows the user to exchange USER kits. Only User Kits
56-99 have the Kit Exchange function.
1. Select a USER Kit.
2. Press the [MENU] button, and the [PAGE –] or [+] button to
enter the menu to select “EXCHANGE”
3. Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to set exchange position. You
will see “ EXCHANGE” on the screen and then the screen will
go the kit that was exchanged.
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3.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the rename function.
Example: Renaming a Kit
1.Press [Page +] to move the cursor to the right.
2.Press [Page –] to move the cursor to the left.
3.Press [+] to change the character to the next highest value.
4.Press [–] to change the character to the next lowest value.
5.Press [Save/Enter] to save the changed name.
To save the name, you will need to save the kit as well.
6. Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to save it.
Saving a Kit
You can save or modify user Kits in the internal memory of the
module or on a SD Card.
Saving Preset and User Kits
1.Select a Kit.
2.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. The LCD will indicate “Sav
MyKit001 “ This will be for selecting a place to save current
preset (MyKit001 is the default location).
3.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. You will come to the renaming
function. Use the steps from the Renaming a Kit to rename the kit
if you want.
4.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to save the kit. You will see
“SAVE OK” on the screen temporarily and then you will see the
current kit name on the screen.
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When saving User Kits you can overwrite the User Kit that you are
editing. If you want this to be on a different location, be sure to
specify the new User location.
You can also save to SD Card locations if you have an SD card
in the slot. This will be specified as a location on the menu as you
page to that location.
NOTE: When saving Kits to an SD Card the SD1500 sound
module will save it to an internal memory location at the same time
if the SD card fails to write the file to the card. You will see “No
Card” or “Card error” if this occurs.
Mixer
The volumes for the Master Kit, Accompaniment, Click and Card
MIDI (the MIDI files on the card) can be balanced together in the
drum module mixer menu
Master Kit Volume
1.Press the [MIXER] button to enter the mixer menu:
2.Press the [PAGE +] button to select the volume you want to
adjust; KitVol, SongVol, or ClickVol. Then press the [-/+] buttons
or VALUE DIAL to adjust the volume for the part.
Inner Volumes
1.On the menu page for the Kit Volume (KITVol: 30) press the
[SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the Kit Trigger volume. This will
show the current pad trigger’s volume. You can adjust the value
using the -/+ buttons or VALUE DIAL.
2.The adjustments of the Kit Trigger volume are the same operation
as in KIT MENU. Don’t forget to save current Kit before you select
another Kit or power down the module otherwise your settings
will be lost.
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Song Volume
This is the volume for the accompaniment parts.
1.From the Kit Volume screen press the [page +] button. You should see the current settings
for the Song Volume (SongVol: 30).
2.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the Songs volume pages. By pressing the
[page –/+] buttons you can move to the various instrument pages, which show the
individual song part volumes. You can adjust the value using –/+ buttons or VALUE DIAL.
The adjustments of the Song volume are the same operation as in SONG MENU. Don’t
forget to save the current Song before you select another Song or power down the module
otherwise your settings will be lost.
Parameter
Secondary
Parameter
Explain
Value
Master Kit volume
0~32
Current Trigger volume
0~32
Master Accompaniment volume
0~32
DrumVol
Current Song Drum volume
PercVol
Current Song Percusion volume
0~32
0~32
Part1Vol
Current Song Part 1 volume
0~32
Part2Vol
Current Song Part 2 volume
0~32
Part3Vol
Current Song Part 3 volume
0~32
Part4Vol
Current Song Part 4 volume
Part5Vol
Current Song Part 5 volume
0~32
0~32
ClickVol
Click volume
0~32
CardVol
Card MIDI volume
0~32
KI TVol
TrigVol
SongVol
Song Mode
The SD1500 sound module comes with built-in songs, which split between Preset (Internal)
and User (internal and card memory) Songs.
The Song functions are controlled by a MIDI sequencer, which organizes music into seven
parts. The Drum Kit part is used to record/playback what is played on the pads. Additionally,
Percussion part, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 are the 6 backing instrument parts
(backing parts). The collective performance of these 7 parts is called a song.
Song Mode Operations - Advanced
Selecting a Song is discussed the Quick Start Operations earlier in the manual. Below are the
more advanced functions for Song Mode.
There are 5 different Song categories, Pattern Loop, Percussion Loop, Hit, Tap, Kit Pattern and
User Songs. See the appendix section for the listing of Song/Pattern loops that can be played.
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Pattern Loop
Percussion Loop
This plays the Song repeatly until the STOP button is pressed
This is a Song with just the Percussion part that plays repeatedly
Hit
This plays a short musical phrase one time
Tap
This plays a step of a musical phrase each time you play a pad
User
kit
This is song created by the user and stored in a user location
This is a song created for playing along with a kit
Editing Songs
1.Press the [Song] Button.
2.On song screen, press [MENU]. You will see “SETUP”
displayed on the screen.
3.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button.
4.Press [PAGE +] or [
the Song.
- ] to move between parameters for
5.Press the [–/+] buttons to move between the Pages for the settings
of the song - Tempo, Time Sig/Mode,Pre Count, Kit Link, Tap Sync.
See the definitions below.
NOTE - The parameters of Pre Count, Kit Link, Tap Sync are global
settings and cannot be saved to a user song.
Time Signature/Time-Sig
For the preset songs, this parameter shows the current song’s default
value. For the user songs that have material already recording on
them the default value is 4/4 and cannot be changed.
1.Each Song has its own mode as default.
2.If current song is the type of Loop/1Shot, the parameter can be
changed and the modification takes effect at real time. If current
song is the type of TAP/HIT, the parameter cannot be changed.
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Mode
1.Each Song has its own mode as default.
2.If current Song is the type of Loop/1Shot, the parameter can be changed and the
modification takes effect in real time. If current song is the type of TAP/HIT, the parameter
cannot be changed.
Pre Count
This is the song count off function. This is an auxiliary function available when “LOOP” and
“1 SHOT” are specified as the Play Mode for the song.
You can specify the count-off (click) inserted before playback of a song begins.
0 - Playback begins without a count-in.
1 - Playback begins after a 1-measure count-in.
2 - Playback begins after a 2-measure count-in.
Kit Link
This is an auxiliary function available when “LOOP” and “1 SHOT” are specified as the play
mode for the song.
If this is set to “ON”, the kit selection will be changed according to the kit selection of the
drum part of the current song.
During playback of a Song this function will be become effective when switched from “OFF”
to ”ON”. If you want to change to another kit for your performance enter the Kit mode to
select a new kit. If it is set to OFF the kit selection won’t be changed with the songs.
Tap Sync
This is an auxiliary function available when “TAP” and “HIT” are specified as the play mode
for the song.
In Tap and HIT playback the sound is set to play before the previous sound has finished
playing. This setting allows you to have the previous sound stop and the subsequent sound
start playing (ON). You can also have the two sounds layered (OFF).
ON: The previous sound continues to play to the end, while the subsequent sound is
superimposed on it. OFF: The previous sound stops and the subsequent sound starts playing.
Song Part Settings
Changing the Drum and Percussion settings
1. Press the [MENU] button, then press the [PAGE +] button.
2.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the part screen setting.
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3.Press the [PAGE –/+] buttons to select the parameter you want
to edit.
4.Press [–/+] buttons or the [VALUE DIAL] to adjust settings of
the parameters.
Parameter
Brief Explain
Range
Kit Set
Kit Number applied for drum part
1-111 (include GM KIT)
Volume
Part Volume
0~32
Reverb
Part Reverb
0~32
Changing Parts 1 – 5 settings
These setting are slightly different that the Drum and Percussion
part settings.
1.Select the Song part by pressing the [-/+] buttons.
2.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the screen of part settings:
3.Press the [PAGE –/+] buttons to select the parameter you
want to edit.
4.Press [–/+] buttons or the VALUE DIAL to adjust settings of the
parameters.
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parameter
Brief explain
Range
Default
Voc*
Voice applied for part1~
part 5
detailed instructions below
--
Volume
Part volume
0~32
25
Reverb
Part reverb
0~32
16
Pan
Part pan
L8~Center~R 8
Center
*Parameter Definitions
VOC: Each preset song has its default voice. The DATA indicator in the right bottom side of
the LCD display will show the number of the current voice.
Erasing Parts in a Song
This function is only available for User Songs. You cannot erase a part on a Preset Song.
If you want to modify a Preset Song first save it to a User memory location.
1.From the Song Mode press the [MENU] button.
2.Press the [Page +] button to select the Part screen (PART: DRUM usually comes up first).
3.Press the [Page +] button to go to the erase screen.
4.Press the [-/+] buttons or VALUE DIAL to select the part you want to erase (Drum, Percussion,
Parts 1-5 and All).
5.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to erase the part. You will see “Sure?” on the display.
6.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. You will see “Erase OK!”. The part should now be erased.
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Saving a Song
The SD1500 sound module allows you to edit preset songs and
save them to user song memory locations. You can also save user
songs to SD card memory locations.
1.Select the [Preset] or [User] song to edit and save.
2 Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button.
3.Select the User or Card memory location that you want to save it to.
4.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. The screen will allow you to
rename the song.
5.After renaming the Song, press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. “Save
OK” will be displayed on the screen then the screen will return to
the song you just saved.
NOTE: When saving Songs to a SD Card the SD1500 sound
module will save it to an internal memory location at the same time
if the SD card fails to write the file to the card. You will see “No
Card” or “Card Error” if this occurs.
Muting Song Parts
Muting the Drum Part of a Song
1.While a Song is playing press and hold the [MENU] button, then
press the [PART MUTE] button to enter the Mute function. The
first part (drums) should now be muted while the rest of the song
is playing. The [PART MUTE] button’s LED should be flashing.
2.To change the mute setting to another part Press and hold the
[MENU] button then press the [PART MUTE] button.
3. Press the [-/+] buttons or turn the [VALUE DIAL] to make your
selection. After the drum part yoiu should see the following parts
available to mute: Acmp(Accompaniment), Parts 1-5 and
All Parts.
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Muting parts of a Song on a SD Card
1.When browsing the SD card, press and hold [MENU] button, then press [PART MUTE]
to select the settings of the mute option. You can select any of the 16 channels to be muted
when the part mute function is enabled.
2. You can press [PAGE+] or [ - ] buttons to select any of the 16 channels and press [ + ]
or [ - ] buttons to set it muted when the part mute function is enabled. (the default setting:
Ch10: Mute; other channels are Play)
Recording a New Song
To record your own song you should start with a blank user song.
Each song has 7 record tracks (Drum + Percussion + Part1~Part5), in which Parts 1- 5 can
only be recorded by external MIDI devices such as a keyboard or via USB from a computer.
There are two methods of recording. Quick Record, which works immediately or Regular
Song Recording, requires some settings before you proceed. The steps for Quick Record are
listed earlier in the manual in the Quick Start Operations.
Regular Song Recording
This method is the more typical way to create a Song when recording
a part with the drum pads. This method will allow you to quantize
and edit parts.
1. Choose a Blank [USER] Song.
2.Press the [RECORD] button. You will see the REC button blinking.
The screen will show the Drum part. Push the [+] button to select
the Percussion part if you want to record that part. Otherwise you
can record the drum part.
At this point you can either start recording or change parameters
for the song. There are several parameters you can adjust before
recording your song. To get to the recording parameter press the
[Part -/+] buttons. See the list below for the parameters that are
available.
3.After making your settings and you are ready to start recording
press the [PLAY/STOP] button. You will hear a 4-beat count off
and then the sequencer will start recording your playing. The REC
and PLAY/STOP buttons will blink.
4.When you have finished playing the part press the [PLAY/
STOP] button.
5.Press the [PLAY/STOP] button to hear the playback of the part
you just recorded.
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Recording Parts 1- 5
To record on these parts you will need an external MIDI keyboard or MIDI device that can
output MIDI notes on MIDI channels 12-16. See the table below.
MIDI Channel
Part
12
Part 1
13
Part 2
14
Part 3
15
Part 4
16
Part 5
1.Connect a MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI equipment such as computer) to the MIDI IN
port of the SD1500 sound module.
2.On the MIDI keyboard set the MIDI transmit channel to12-16 to record to the corresponding
part. To select the sound that you are recording you will need to send a Program Change to
the SD1500 sound module. See the Voice list in the appendix section for the corresponding
MIDI program changes.
3.Press the [RECORD] button. It will start blinking to indicate that the module is ready to start
recording.
4.Press [PLAY/STOP] button to start recording. You will hear a 1-bar/4-beat count-in
before recording will start.
5.When you have finished you’re playing press the [PLAY/STOP] button. Press the [PLAY/
STOP] button to hear the playback of the part you just recorded.
parameter
Explain
Parameter ([+]/(-)]
Default
Part
Select record part
Drum/Perc
Drum
TimeSig
Record time signature
1-9/2, 1-9/4, 1-9/8, 1-9/16
4/4
Tempo
Tempo
30~280
120
Mode
Record mode
New/Overdub
Overdub
Loop
Loop length
OFF/ALL/1~99
OFF
Qntize
Quantize resolution
OFF/8/8T/16/16T /32/32T/64
OFF
Sync-ST
Synchronous start
OFF/ON
OFF
Precount
Set pre-count measure
0~2
0
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Definition of Recording Parameters
Part
There are 7 sequencer Parts for the module. Drums and Percussion are the first 2 parts.
The accompaniment parts (1-5 must be recorded from an external MIDI device such as
a keyboard or via USB on computer. These use MIDI channels 12-15).
Mode/Recording Mode
This refers to how the sequencer will record the note information. Overdub mode records
the notes on top of what is already recorded. New mode replaces existing notes when
the sequencer is recording. Note that the Percussion part will always use the New mode.
Loop
This determines if the sequencer will repeat the part or not. The settings can be either
OFF, 1 shot, 1-99 loops, 1- 99 measures, All: Loop all measure (this appears only when
current song is not a new one)
Quantize/Qntize
Quantizing a part will fix timing errors in your playing by moving the notes recorded that
were recorded to the closest beat/note value within the song.
To adjust the amount of quantizing that will be done:
1.Select the quantize screen with the [Page – /+] buttons.
2.Use the [-/+] buttons or VALUE DIAL to select the amount of quantizing- off, 1/8, 1/8t(triplet),
1/16, 1/16t, 1/32,1/32t, 1/64.
Synchronous Start
This will start the sequencer recording once a note is played on a pad or via MIDI device.
Pre-count:
This sets the count-in of measures before the sequencer starts. You can set this from 0 to 2
measures (8 beats).
Click:
The Click or Metronome will give you an audio indication of the beat of the sequencer.
To Turn Click on or off:
1.Hold down the [MENU] button and press the [CLICK] button to
view the settings.
2.Press the [PAGE -/+] buttons to move through the menu of click
settings (ClickVol, TimeSig, Inter, Voc).
parameter
Explain
Parameter ([+]/(-)]
ClickVol
Click whole volume
0-32
TimeSig
Click time signature
0-9/2, 0-9/4, 0-9/8, 0-9/16
Interval
Click playback intereval
1/2, 3/8, 1/4, 1/8, 1/12, 1/16
Voc
Click voice
Voice/Metro/Claves/Sticks/Cowbell/Click
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ClickVol:
The volume of the click sound.
Time Signature / TimeSig:
You can specify the time signature of the click sound. When the beats per measure is set
to “0,” no accent will be added to the first beat. The metronome click sound then plays at a
fixed volume.
NOTE: You cannot adjust the time signature of a song as it is playing.
Interval:
Specifies the note interval for the Click beat.
Voc:
Determines the sound for the click/metronome sound. The Utility mode is for the main
functions of the module such as trigger setup for the pads, effects, MIDI setup and saving
global settings.
Utility Mode
The Utility mode is for the main functions of the module such as trigger setup for the pads,
effects, MIDI setup and saving global settings.
Trigger Setup
You can set the parameters of each drum and cymbal pad in the Trigger menu. While editing
the settings, you can select each trigger by hitting the corresponding trigger pad or use the
drum pad buttons on the front panel.
Item
Explain
Parameter ([+]/(-)]
Default
Sensitive*
Sensitivity
--
Thresh*
Threshold
1~32
0~31
Curve*
Trigger curve
Normal/Exp1/Exp2/Log1/Log2/Loud
Normal
Retrig-C *
Retrigger cancel
--
X-Talk *
Cross talk
1~16
0~16
--
Splash-S
Splash sensitivity
1~8
1
--
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Parameter Definitions
Sensitivity
This adjusts the sensitivity of the pad trigger to regulate the pad response. Higher settings
result in higher sensitivity, so that the pad will produce a loud volume even when struck
softly. You can also adjust the sensitivity of the splash in SPLASH SENSITIVITY.
Threshold
This setting allows a trigger signal to be received only when the pad is struck harder
than a specified force. This can be used to prevent a pad from sounding in response to
extraneous vibrations from another pad.
Curve (Trigger curve)
This setting allows you to control the relation between the velocity (striking force) and
changes in volume (the dynamic curve.) Adjust this curve until the response feels as
natural as possible.
Retrig-C (Retrigger cancel)
Playing snare drum pads and other devices with commercially available acoustic drum
triggers attached may result in altered waveforms, which may also cause inadvertent
sounding. This occurs in particular at the decaying edge of the waveform. Retrigger
Cancel detects such distortion in and prevents retriggering from occurring. Although
setting this to a high value prevents retriggering, it then becomes easy for sounds to be
omitted when the drums played fast (roll etc.). Set this to the lowest value possible while
still ensuring that there is no retriggering.
X- Talk (Pad Crosstalk)
When two pads are mounted on the same stand, the vibration produced by hitting one
pad may trigger the sound from another pad unintentionally (This is called crosstalk.)
You can avoid this problem by adjusting Crosstalk Cancel on the pad that is sounding
inadvertently. If the value is set too high, then when two pads are played simultaneously,
the one that is struck less forcefully will not sound. So be careful and set this parameter
to the minimum value required to prevent such crosstalk. With a setting of 0 crosstalk
prevention does not function.
Splash-S
When the trigger input selected is hi-hat or splash this will determine the amount of Snare
rim sensitivity.
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Effects Settings
The SD1500 sound module has built-in Reverb and 4 Band EQ effects, which are adjustable
in the Utility Effects setup. The available parameters are available below.
Item
Explain
Pararameters
Reverb
Master reverb switch
OFF/ON
RvbTyp
Reverb type
SRoom/MRoom/LRoom/Hall1/Hall2/
Plate/Delay/P.Dely
EQSwitch
4 band EQ master switch
OFF/ON
EQLow
EQ low band
EQL.Mid
EQ low middle band
-12dB~12db
-12dB~12db
EQH.Mid
EQ high middle band
EQHigh
EQ high band
Default
According to current KIT
-12dB~12db
-12dB~12db
To change the assignment for the Reverb:
1.Press the [Utility] Button.
2.Press the [Page -/+] buttons to select EFFECT.
3.Press [SAVE/ENTER]. You will see the Reverb screen.
4.Press the [Page +] button.
5.Press the [-/+] buttons or VALUE DIAL to select the Reverb type.
To change the settings for the Master 4 Band EQ:
1.From the Reverb type screen press the [Page +] button. You come to the EQ Switch screen.
2.Press the [Page -/+] buttons to select the EQ parameters that you want to change.
NOTE: If you want to save all the effects for the current kit, see the “Saving a Kit” section.
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MIDI Settings
The SD1500 sound module is a MIDI and USB MIDI compatible device. You can connect
SD1500 sound module to other MIDI devices via standard MIDI cables or to your PC via a
USB cable.
For use with MIDI devices you may want to set the module to use these settings.
• Local On - Buttons and triggers play internal sound and transmit MIDI OUT data.
• Local Off - Buttons and triggers only transmit MIDI OUT data.
• Soft Thru - This turns off the MIDI Out and makes the MIDI data coming into the MIDI input
go directly to the MIDI output. The default setting is OFF.
• GM Mode - When ON, MIDI program changes received on MIDI channel 10 will be sent
to General MIDI Kits. When OFF, program changes received on MIDI channel 10 will
select the regular internal Drum Kit sounds. The Default setting is ON.
NOTE: If you are experiencing difficulties with communicating with the module from your
computer change the GM Mode to OFF.
To get to the MIDI settings:
1.Press the [Utility] button.
2.Press the [Page -/+] buttons until you get to “MIDI SET” on the display.
3.Press [SAVE/ENTER]. You will see “LOCAL” on the display.
4.Press the [PAGE -/+] buttons to get to the other parameters.
4.Press [EXIT] to leave this mode.
Factory Reset
There may be occasions where you want the module to return to the factory settings. This
function will return the SD1500 sound module back to factory setup.
1.Press the [Utility] button.
2.Press the [Page -/+] buttons until you get to “RESET” on the display.
3.Press [SAVE/ENTER]. You will see “ResetPara” on the display.
4.Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button. You will see “RESET OK” on the display.
Item
Explain
ResetPara
Reset only global menu parameter settings (MIXER, UTILITY trigger settings, CLICK, Song setup, etc.)
ResetAll
Reset the global menu parameters, and all user songs, and user kits.
After the operation, the LCD will show the main screen.
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Advanced Operations
Using an SD Card
The SD1500 sound module can use a standard Smartmedia™ Card for backing up and
storing Song and Kit information that can be read directly from the card. The SD1500 sound
module can support the following files- .MID, *.KIT,*.SNG, *.SET files on a SD card.
The module supports SD cards from 16M to 2G, it supports FAT16 and FAT32. It does not
support a SD card which contains more than 1 partition, in this case, only the first partition
can be opened and browsed.
We strongly recommend use the SD card formatted by the SD1500 sound module.
Finding Files on an SD Card
1.Press the [CARD] button, the button will light, and the root folder of the card would be
opened on the display. You’ll see the folders and the supported files in the folder.
2.By pressing the [-/+] buttons or using the VALUE DIAL, you can browse through the files in a folder.
The files are sorted according to their types and their names.
3.By pressing the [PAGE -/+] buttons, you can jump to the first file of the next file type.
4. When a folder is selected, you can press the [SAVE/ENTER] button to enter the folder.
*NOTE: If there are no folders or supported files in current directory, “No File!!” would be shown
on the display and you can use the EXIT button to return to the last directory you were browsing.
Muting a Channel/Part on an SD Card MIDI File
When browsing the SD card, press and hold the [MENU] button, then press [PART MUTE]
to select the settings of the mute option. You can select any of the 16 channels to be muted
when the part mute function is enabled. Use the [PLAY/STOP] button to play the MIDI file
from the SD card directly.
File Operations
You can easily delete a file, load back your previous settings, format the card or even put
your favorite song into the SD1500 sound modules user songs by using the SD card menu.
1. Press [CARD] button.
2.Press the [MENU] button when browsing the card to open the card menu.
3.Use [Page -/+] or to select operations, as shown in table below.
Operation
Explain
Parameters
Default
LOAD
Load current file
--
--
DELETE
Delete current file
--
--
LOOP
Select loop mode of the playback
/1
PRECOUNT
Set the pre-count of playback
0, 1, 2
0
FORMAT
Format the card
--
--
Note: “Load” and “Delete” are shown only
when the current selected item is a file
(not folder).
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Loading a MIDI File from an SD Card
You can load a MIDI file to be a user song, or load back the setting
of the KITs (*.KIT), all user songs (*.SNG), or your global setting
(*.SET).
1. Press the [SAVE/ENTER] button, you’ll be asked to select the
type of the user song after the MIDI file is loaded. These are 1
Shot, Loop, Tap and Hit.
2.Press [SAVE/ENTER] button to confirm your selection. You will
be asked to select which user song memory slot to be used to save
the new song. If there’s a “*” before the name of the selection, it
means it’s empty and it’s safe to save the new song into it without
worrying about overwriting a previously saved song.
3.Press [SAVE/ENTER] to confirm your selection. If you have
selected a user song memory slot which is not empty, it will ask
you to confirm the over write operation. You can use [SAVE/
ENTER] to confirm or use [EXIT] to go back to the last step and
change your selection.
4.If you confirm the selection, the MIDI file would be loaded to the
selected user song memory slot, and you will see “Song Loaded!”
*NOTE: Only MIDI files smaller than 32 Kbytes can be loaded. The Load User Song function
supports SMF 1 only, and up to 7 channels of the MIDI file can be used in the 1 shot or
loop type user song. For tap or hit type, only 1 channel can be used. Here’s the table for the
available channels.
1 Shot/Loop Playback
Parameters
MIDI Channel
Part
10
Drum
11
Percussion
12
Part 1
13
Part 2
14
Part 3
15
Part 4
16
Part 5
Note
Send MIDI controller 0 with a value of 127 to
select an internal KIT, otherwise the GM kit
will be played.
Note: On Tap/Hit playback only the first
of channel 12~16 in the MIDI file would
be used.
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Errors that may occur when loading a MIDI file:
No Usable Data
There are no notes in the MIDI file
”FileError”
File error
“FileTooBig”
The MIDI file is larger than 32 Kbytes
“No Space”
the user data space is full
NOTE: If you load the MIDI file to a user song which is not empty, the original User Song
will be deleted even when display says “No Space”.
Deleting Files
1. Press the [CARD] button.
2. Press the [MENU] button.
3. Press the [Page -/+] button to Select “Delete”.
4- Press [SAVE/ENTER] to confirm the operation.
5.Press [SAVE/ENTER] to confirm or press [EXIT] to abort. After the deletion, the display
will go back to the folder you were browsing. If there are no supportable files in the folder,
a “No File!!” would be shown.
Looping Files
From the CARD MENU selection press the [PAGE -/+] buttons and select LOOP. This will
loop the play back for all the MIDI files in the current folder. The playback would loop the
current file only.
Formatting the SD Card
1.Select “Format” in card menu, press [SAVE/ENTER].
2.Press [SAVE/ENTER] to confirm the operation. While the card is
formatting you will see a “Wait” message.
NOTE: After formatting the card, all previous data in the card
will be erased. Please make sure that you have backed up all the
important information in the card before this operation.
The SD1500 sound module supports Windows FAT16 and FAT32
disk formats only, some SD cards with small capacity (under 32M)
may be using FAT12, in this case, the card would be formatted
into FAT16.
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Errors that may occur when formatting a SD Card:
Explanation
LCD Display
“No Card!”
“Card Locked”
“Card Error”
“FS Error”
The card is not properly inserted in the card slot.
The card has protected during the attempt to save,
delete or format
A fatal error occurred during reading or writing the card
The file system of card is not supported
Save All
One convenient feature of the SD1500 is the ability to save and
backup all your settings in the module to a SD card. See the list
below for all the settings that can be saved to SD card.
Saving your Global Setup
1.Be sure that your SD Card is inserted in the SD card slot on the
back of the module and valid.
2.Press the [UTILITY] button.
3.Press the [Page -/+] buttons to enter Save Global page.
4.Press [SAVE/ENTER]. The screen will show “Save OK” and then
return to the previous screen.
5.The screen will show “Save OK” and then return to the previous screen.
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Voice List
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
1
BasicKick
32
NaturalKick
63
JazzDynKick
94
StadiumKick
2
ShaftKick
33
NaturalKick2
64
DynKick1
95
VintageKick
3
JazzKick1
34
HollowKick
65
DynKick2
96
BigSimnsClap
4
JazzKick2
35
BoomKick
66
DynKick3
97
BrushSnareRS
5
Jazzkick3
36
BoomKick2
67
VariKick
98
DynBrushSnar
6
JazzKick4
37
BoomKick3
68
DynoKick
99
Blastix
7
PillowKick
38
LowTiteKick
69
AtomicKick
100
BlastixRS
8
RoundKick
39
OvalKick
70
BodyKick
101
DynSnare
9
RoundKick2
40
BangKick
71
DynGateKick
102
DynSnare2
10
WarmKick
41
EmptyKick
72
BigAKick
103
DynSnare2RS
11
GateKick
42
GateKick
73
DynBoomKick
104
MuteSnare
12
TubbyKick
43
Big&Round
74
ClickBoom
105
DynFunkSnare
13
ShortGate
44
80'sRockKick
75
CrunchKick
106
FunkSnareCS
14
TightKick
45
70'sRockKick
76
GuitarKick
107
FunkSnareRS
15
ThinKick
46
GatedKick
77
LayerKick
108
DynPiccolo
16
ThinKick2
47
GatedKick2
78
GtarBiteKick
109
GTRHitSnare
17
BigKick
48
RoomKick
79
DistGTRKick
110
DynRingySnr
18
BigKick2
49
RoomKick2
80
DiveBombKick
111
RingyRS
19
ThunkKick
50
TiteRoomKick
81
RiseKick
112
DynRKlSnre
20
SmallKick
51
TiteKick
82
MuteKick
113
SDSComboSnr
21
ShortKick
52
AmbKick
83
HybridKick
114
SDSHybrid
22
ShortKick2
53
FlatKick
84
CrunchKick2
115
STDynSnare
23
ShortKick3
54
BullseyeKick
85
ThickKick
116
AluminumSNR
24
ShortKick4
55
ThudKick
86
RockKick
117
AlumSNRCS
25
Shortkick5
56
RubberKick
87
DynWarmKick
118
AlumSNRRS
26
TinyKick
57
FunkKick
88
80'sGateKick
119
BellBrassCS
27
MetallicKick
58
LowEndKick
89
ClassicRkKik
120
BellBrassRS
28
MicroKick
59
Short&Low
90
FunkRockKik
121
BellBrassSNR
29
LoKick
60
HammerKick
91
CollectorKik
122
BubingaSNR
30
LoKick2
61
WhamKick
92
RecordingKik
123
BubingaRS
31
LoKick3
62
RamKick
93
MetalKick
124
BubingaCS
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#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
125
DeepBrassSNR
156
MetalSnareRS
187
FunkRockTm1
218
ChinaCymbal
126
DeepBrassRS
157
MetalSnare
188
FunkRockTm2
219
SplashCymbal
127
DeepBrassCS
158
StadiumSRS
189
FunkRockTm3
220
BrushCrshCym
128
ShBrassSNR
159
StadiumSCS
190
CollectorTm1
221
18 SV-Crash
129
ShBrassCS
160
StadiumSNR
191
CollectorTm2
222
16 SV-Crash
130
ShBrassRS
161
VintageSNRCS
192
CollectorTm3
223
20 ZRdBell1
131
ShWoodSNR
162
VintageSNRRS
193
RecordingTm1
224
20 ZRdBow1
132
ShWoodRS
163
VintageSnare
194
RecordingTm2
225
20 ZVRdEdg1
133
ShWoodCS
164
BrushTom 1
195
RecordingTm3
226
20 ZRdBell2
134
SteelSnare
165
Brush Tom 2
196
MetalTom1
227
20 ZRdBow2
135
SteelSnareRS
166
Brush Tom 3
197
MetalTom2
228
20 ZRdEdge2
136
SteelSnareCS
167
Brush Tom 4
198
MetalTom3
229
08Kick
137
ShSteelSNR
168
Brush Tom 5
199
StadiumTom1
230
HipHopKick
138
ShSteelRS
169
Brush Tom 6
200
StadiumTom2
231
Electrokick1
139
ShSteelCS
170
RKTom 1
201
StadiumTom3
232
HipHopKick2
140
80'sGateSNR
171
RKTom 2
202
VintageTom1
233
08LongKick
141
80'sGateCS
172
RKTom 3
203
VintageTom2
234
09Kick
142
80'sGateRS
173
RotoTomMID
204
VintageTom3
235
DrmNBassKick
143
ClassicRkSNR
174
RotoTomHI
205
TomRim
236
Electrokick2
144
ClassicRkSRS
175
RotoTomLO
206
TomRimMuted
237
BeepKick
145
ClassicRkSCS
176
DynTom1
207
13 SH-HiHat
238
MachineKick
146
FunkRockSCS
177
DynTom2
208
13 SH-HiHatF
239
FilterKick
147
FunkRockSRS
178
DynTom3
209
13 SH-Splash
240
ElectroKick3
148
FunkRockSNR
179
DynTom4
210
14 ZM-HiHat
241
ThunkKik
149
CollectorSCS
180
DynTom5
211
14 ZM-HiHatF
242
09Kick2
150
CollectorSRS
181
80'sGateTom1
212
14 ZM-Splash
243
KnockKick
151
CollectorSNR
182
80'sGateTom2
213
15 ZL-HiHat
244
SlamKick
152
RecordingSCS
183
80'sGateTom3
214
15 ZL-HiHatF
245
BOOMKik
153
RecordingSRS
184
ClassicRkTm1
215
15 ZL-Splash
246
DeepKick
154
RecordingSNR
185
ClassicRkTm2
216
Splash
247
TweakKick
155
MetalSnareCS
186
ClassicRkTm3
217
WChinaCymbal
248
HouseKick
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Voice List
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
249
SmackKick
280
09Snare2
311
HouseSnare
342
08LoTom
250
DigeriKick
281
D'NBSnare2
312
REzSnare
343
08Marcas
251
FunkyKick
282
ElectMtalSNR
313
JungleSnare2
344
08RimShot
252
ShotKick
283
Soft09Snare
314
08ShortSnare
345
08Tom1
253
NoiseKick
284
WetSnare
315
MetalSnare2
346
08Tom2
254
Backwardkick
285
80'sMachSNR
316
ThudSnare
347
09Tom1
255
MetallicKik
286
TRSnare
317
ThrashSnare
348
09Crash1
256
BassKick
287
DiscoSnare
318
SmackitSnare
349
09Crash2
257
BlipKick
288
ClapSnare
319
ElecSmakSNR
350
09ClosedHat
258
ShortyKick
289
NaturalSNR
320
HipHopSnare2
351
09OpenHat
259
ElectroKick4
290
WackoSNR
321
HipHopSnare3
352
09Tom2
260
Bangkick
291
90'sElectSNR
322
08Crash
353
09Tom3
261
HipHopKick3
292
PipeSnare
323
08HiHat1
354
09Tom4
262
RoKitKick
293
BassSnare
324
08HiHat2
355
DnBCrash
263
StepKick
294
LoFiSnare
325
08HiHat3
356
HH HatClsd
264
TankKick
295
MetallicSNR
326
LoFiHiHat1
357
HornHit
265
SmackSnare
296
CrackSnare
327
LoFiHiHat2
358
JungleCrash
266
StepSnare
297
TweakSnare
328
LoFiHiHat3
359
JungleHat
267
JunkySnare
298
LectroSnare
329
HipHopHat1
360
JungleBell
268
JungleSnare
299
TrashSnare
330
HipHopHat2
361
JungleStick
269
TightElecSNR
300
LFOSnare
331
HipHopHat3
362
JungleTom
270
SimmonsSNR1
301
PitchSnare
332
MachineClap
363
OrchHit2
271
SimmonsSNR2
302
LoFiSnare2
333
Zap 1
364
StepRide
272
SimmonsSNR3
303
HipHopSnare
334
Zap 2
365
StepStick
273
SimmonsSNR4
304
lectroSnare2
335
Bandhit
366
StepSnare
274
SimmonsSNR5
305
CompressSNR
336
OrchHit
367
StepTom
275
SimmonsSNR6
306
SquashSNR
337
08Bell
368
Scratch1
276
TechSnare
307
ClapSnare2
338
08CongaHi
369
Scratch2
277
D'NBSnare
308
SmashSnare
339
08CongaLo
370
Scratch3
278
08Snare
309
SmackSnare2
340
08CongaMID
371
Scratch4
279
09Snare
310
IndustralSNR
341
08Clave
372
ScratchKick
41
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#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
373
ScratchSNR1
404
SDSVTom6
435
Castanets1
466
SurdoOpen
374
ScratchTom
405
SDSVTom7
436
Castanets2
467
Tabla1
375
ScratchSNR2
406
SDSTom1
437
Cowbell1
468
Tabla2
376
CrunchSNR2
407
SDSTom2
438
Cowbell2
469
Tabla3
377
SDS1Kick
408
SDSTom3
439
Cowbell3
470
Tabla4
378
SDS5VKick
409
SDSTom4
440
Cowbell4
471
Tabla5
379
SDSVKick1
410
SDSTom5
441
Cxxeke
472
Tabla6
380
SDSVKick2
411
SDSTom6
442
Djembe1
473
Tabla7
381
SDSVKick3
412
SDSBend
443
Djembe2
474
Tabla8
382
SDSVKick4
413
SDSClap
444
DrumStick1
475
Tabla9
383
SDSKick1
414
SDSClap2
445
DrumStick2
476
Tabla10
384
SDSKick2
415
SDSCowBell
446
Dumbek1
477
Taiko
385
SDSKick3
416
SDSCrash
447
Dumbek2
478
TaikoRim
386
SDSVSnare1
417
SDSMetal
448
Dumbek3
479
Tambourine1
387
SDSVSnare2
418
One
449
Dumbek4
480
Tambourine2
388
SDSVSnare3
419
Two
450
Dumbek5
481
Tambourine3
389
SDSVSnare4
420
Three
451
Dumbek6
482
Timbale1
390
SDSVSnare5
421
Four
452
Dumbek7
483
Timbale2
391
SDSVSnare6
422
Five
453
Dumbek8
484
Timbale3
392
SDSSnare1
423
Six
454
Dumbek9
485
Timbale4
393
SDSSnare2
424
Seven
455
FingerCymbal
486
Timbale5
394
SDSSnare3
425
Eight
456
FingerSnap
487
Timbale6
395
SDSSnare4
426
Nine
457
Flexatone
488
Timbale7
396
SDSSnare5
427
Ten
458
Gong
489
MetalDrum
397
SDSSnare6
428
Eleven
459
Panderedo1
490
MetalDrumRim
398
SDSSnare7
429
Twelve
460
Panderedo2
491
Timpani1
399
SDSVTom1
430
Baya1
461
Panderedo3
492
Timpani2
400
SDSVTom2
431
Baya2
462
Piatti
493
Udo1
401
SDSVTom3
432
Baya3
463
Shaker
494
Udo2
402
SDSVTom4
433
Baya4
464
Sleighbells
495
Udo3
403
SDSVTom5
434
Baya5
465
SurdoMute
496
VibraSnap
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Voice List
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
#
Voices
497
AgogoHi
503
CongaHi
509
WoodBlockLo
515
GuiroShort
498
AgogoLow
504
CongaLo
510
Maracas
516
WhistleShort
499
BongoHi
505
CongaMute
511
CuicaMute
517
TimbaleHi
500
BongoLo
506
WoodBlockHi
512
TriangleMute
518
TimbaleLo
501
Cabasa
507
Guiro
513
CuicaOpen
519
Mute
502
Clave
508
Whistle
514
TriangleOpen
Kit List
#
Style
Program
Change
#
#
Style
Program
Change
#
#
Style
Program
Change
#
1
Maple
0
20
Funkilicious
19
39
08Machine
38
2
ModernRock
1
21
80's Gated
20
40
09Machine
39
3
Classic Rock
2
22
Ballad
21
41
HardRock
40
4
Funk Rock
3
23
Brushes
22
42
Jamaican
41
5
Grunge
4
24
DrumN'Bass
23
43
SurfsUp!
42
6
LAFunkRock
5
25
MoreMetal!
24
44
Techno
43
7
Vintage
6
26
StudioSet
25
45
World-Perc
44
8
ModernPop
7
27
R'nBHipHop
26
46
Hip Hop
45
9
HeavyMetal
8
28
Jazz Maple
27
47
Africa
46
10
ClassicJazz
9
29
TightFunk
28
48
Scratch IT!
47
11
SessionFunk
10
30
SoftRock
29
49
House
48
12
Train Beat
11
31
VintReggae
30
50
Latin-Perc
49
13
BluesSet
12
32
R'nBClassic
31
51
Brass Snare
50
14
Hard Funk
13
33
90'sRock
32
52
Simmons Orig
51
15
RhythmNBlues
14
34
Rock'N Roll
33
53
Shredder
52
16
Bubinga
15
35
ModernMetal
34
54
Tablathon
53
17
Funkster
16
36
WarmReggae
35
55
Orchestra
54
18
Nashville
17
37
ElectricFunk
36
19
MetalHead
18
38
80'sRock
37
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Song List
#
Style
Genre
#
Style
Genre
#
Style
Genre
1
Bonz Beat
Rock
31
Latin Rock
Rock
61
HonkeyTonk
Country
2
Alt Rock
Rock
32
Fusion Rock
Rock
62
Discotech
Techno
3
Train Groove
Rock
33
Flashback
Rock
63
Groovin
RnB
4
Headbanger
Rock
34
Lite Ballad
Rock
64
Funky Africa
World
5
Nice & Funky
Funk
35
Funky Beat
Rock
65
Funky Fusion
Funk
6
Metal Head
Rock
36
Punkster
Rock
66
Pop Ballad
Rock
7
MoreCowbell!
Rock
37
50's Rock
Rock
67
FunkItUp
Funk
8
Funky Monkey
Funk
38
Metal Groove
Rock
68
BluesShuffle
Rock
9
Boogywoogy
Rock
39
Bluesy Beat
Rock
69
Breakbeat
Rock
10
FunkyStuff
Funk
40
Vintage Beat
Rock
70
Steady 8th’s
Rock
11
80's Pop
Rock
41
Metallic
Rock
71
Basic Ballad
Rock
12
70's Rock
Rock
42
Funky Thang
Funk
72
Salsa Groove
Latin
13
Rock Blues
Rock
43
Hey Mon!
Reggae
73
Big Ballad
Funk
14
LA Funk
Funk
44
FunkyFeel
Funk
74
Craziness
Rock
15
Big 70’s
Rock
45
Groove Me
Funk
75
Funkster
Funk
16
ItsGot2BFnky
Funk
46
Funky 80's
Funk
76
Salsa Jazz
Latin
17
Ballad Rock
Rock
47
Bossa Beat
Latin
77
Swing Beat
Jazz
18
Rock'in Out
Rock
48
R'NB Groove
RnB
78
HipHop Beat
HipHop
19
Blastbeat
Rock
49
Modern Jazz
Jazz
79
Line Dance
Country
20
80's Rock
Rock
50
Reggae Up
Reggae
80
TechoGroove
Techno
21
Surf Rock
Rock
51
WorldGroove
World
81
MapleSetSolo
Solo
22
FusionGroove
Funk
52
Brasilia
Latin
82
VintageSetSolo
Solo
23
Freakiness
Rock
53
Island Gruv
Reggae
83
Sweet Groove
Solo
24
Steelgroove
Rock
54
Jazz Waltz
Jazz
84
Rock Out!
Solo
25
Texas Blues
Rock
55
Swingin' it
Jazz
85
SolidGroove
Solo
26
ReggaeRock
Rock
56
DubStepper
Techno
86
3/4 Feel
Percussion Loop
27
Rock Shuffle
Rock
57
Jazziness
Jazz
87
Bossa
Percussion Loop
28
UpBeat
Rock
58
Jacuzzi Beat
HipHop
88
Africa
Percussion Loop
29
Fast Rock
Rock
59
HipHopR'nB
HipHop
89
Latin 1
Percussion Loop
30
Demonic
Rock
60
FunkyTime
Funk
90
Latin 2
Percussion Loop
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#
Style
Genre
#
Style
Genre
#
Style
Genre
91
Latin 3
Percussion Loop
121
Funk 2
Kit
151
Blues 3
Kit
92
Latin 4
Percussion Loop
122
Rock 10
Kit
152
Reggae 3
Kit
93
Latin 5
Percussion Loop
123
Blues 1
Kit
153
Rock 23
Kit
94
Samba
Percussion Loop
124
Rock 11
Kit
154
Techno 3
Kit
95
Latin 6
Percussion Loop
125
Blues 2
Kit
155
World 1
Kit
96
Synth 1
Hit
126
Rock 12
Kit
156
HipHop
Kit
97
Piano
Hit
127
Funk 3
Kit
157
World 2
Kit
98
GuitarChord
Hit
128
Country
Kit
158
Techno 4
Kit
99
GuitarFX 1
Hit
129
Rock 13
Kit
159
Techno 5
Kit
100
GuitarFX 2
Hit
130
Funk 4
Kit
160
Latin 1
Kit
101
Bassline 1
Tap
131
Rock 14
Kit
161
Rock 24
Kit
102
Bassline 2
Tap
132
Rock 15
Kit
162
Rock 25
Kit
103
Bassline 3
Tap
133
Jazz 2
Kit
163
Rock 26
Kit
104
Bassline 4
Tap
134
Techno 1
Kit
164
World 3
Kit
105
GTR Chords 1
Tap
135
Rock 16
Kit
165
Orch
Kit
106
Pno Chords
Tap
136
Rock 17
Kit
107
Clav Chords
Tap
137
R’NB 1
Kit
108
GTR Chords 2
Tap
138
Jazz 3
Kit
109
GTR Chords 3
Tap
139
Funk 5
Kit
110
Bassline 5
Tap
140
Rock 18
Kit
111
Rock 1
Kit
141
Reggae 1
Kit
112
Rock 2
Kit
142
R’NB 2
Kit
113
Rock 3
Kit
143
Rock 19
Kit
114
Funk 1
Kit
144
Rock 20
Kit
115
Rock 5
Kit
145
Rock 21
Kit
116
Rock 6
Kit
146
Reggae 2
Kit
117
Rock 7
Kit
147
Funk 6
Kit
118
Rock 8
Kit
148
Rock 22
Kit
119
Rock 9
Kit
149
Funk 7
Kit
120
Jazz 1
Kit
150
Techno 2
Kit
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Demo Songs
1
Drum Solos
2
Song Demos
ascii Character List
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1
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
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j
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p
q
r
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u
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y
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Pad MIDI Note Assignments
Pad #
Trigger #
Name
MIDI Note
Pad #
Trigger #
Name
MIDI Note
1
1
KICK
36
7
12
RIDE
51
2
2
SNARE stick
37
13
RIDE R
59
SNARE
38
14
RIDE Bell
53
3
SNARE R
40
15
CRASH 1
49
4
TOM1
48
16
CRASH 1 R
55
5
TOM1 R
50
17
CRASH 2
57
6
TOM2
45
18
CRASH 2 R
52
7
TOM2 R
47
10
19
HIHAT
46
8
TOM3
43
CTRL
25
P HIHAT
44
9
TOM3 R
58
26
Splash
21
10
TOM4
41
11
TOM4 R
39
TOM4 Stick
60
3
4
5
6
8
9
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index
AC Adapter, p.11
AUX Input, p.9
Back Panel, p.11
Basic Operations, p.13
Bottom Panel, p.12
Click/Metronome Button Location, p.10
Connections
Pads, p.12
Audio, p.8
Headphones, p.8
MIDI, p.9
USB, p.9
MIDI
Settings, p.34
MIDI implementation, p.47
Pad Note MIDI numbers, p.46
Mixer Button Location, p.10
Mode Selecting, p.13
Mute
Part Mute Button Location, p.10
Muting the Drum Part, p.15
Muting Song Parts, p.27
Outputs, p.8
Muting a Channel, p.35
Loading a MIDI File, p.36
Deleting a MIDI File, p.37
Song
Select, p.14
Playing, p.14
Edit, p.23
Erase, p.26
List, p.44
Button Location, p.10
Sound Organization, p.16
Tempo Button Location, p.10
Deleting Files, p.37
Pads
Sensitivity, p.31
Settings, p.31
Pad Patterns, p.18
Demo Songs (Playing), p.14
Pad Selection Button Location, p.10
Display (Layout), p.12
Pages Button Location, p.10
Effects, p.33
Part Mute Button Location, p.10
EQ, p.33
Play / Stop Button Location, p.10
Exit Button Location, p.10
Power Switch Location, p.10
Factory Reset, p.34
Quantize, p.30
Front Panel, p.10
User
Kits, p.16
Songs, p.23
Quick Record, p.15
Headphones
Knob Location, p.11
Jack Location, p.11
Utility Button Location, p.10
Record
Button Location, p.10
Recording a Song, p.28
Value Dial Location, p.10
Kit
Selecting, p.14
Editing, p.16
Renaming, p.20
Exchange, p.19
Saving, p.20
List, p.43
Menu Button Location, p.10
CrossTalk / X Talk, p.31
Settings, p.30
Reverb, p.33
Save / Enter Button Location, p.10
Multi-Pin Connector Location, p.12
Smartmedia / SD Card
About, p.35
Format, p.37
Time Signature
Display, p.12
Setting, p.23
Recording Settings, p.28
Trigger Setup, p.31
Top Panel, p.10
USB, p.9
Voice
Edit, p.16
List, p.39
Volume
Master Kit, p.21
Songs, p.22
Click, p.22
Volume Knob, p.10
Part Volumes, p.26
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