Turning the TD-30 On

Turning the TD-30 On
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type 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.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
13. 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.
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Owner’s Manual
How to obtain a PDF of the owner’s manual
PDF files of the owner’s manual and supplementary material for this product can be obtained from the Roland website.
•TD-30 Owner’s Manual (this document)
•Data List (such as the preset drum kit list, drum instruments list, and the preset pattern list)
Data List is not included with the product; you may download them as necessary.
Visit the following URL, choose “owner’s manuals,” and search for the model name “TD-30.”
http://www.roland.com/support/en/
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (p. 2), “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
(p. 4), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p. 6). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s Manual
should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Copyright © 2012 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND
CORPORATION.
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
WARNING
002a
Make sure you always have the
unit placed so it is level and sure
to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on
inclined surfaces.
Connect mains plug of this model
to a mains socket outlet with a
protective earthing connection.
Do not disassemble or modify by yourself
008e
Do not open or perform any internal
modifications on the unit.
003
• Humid; or are
• Dusty or sandy; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration
and shakiness.
4
• The power-supply cord or the plug
has been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs; or
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid
has been spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain
(or otherwise has become wet); or
Avoid extended use at high volume
This unit, either alone or in
combination with an amplifier and
headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels
that could cause permanent hearing
loss. Do not operate for a long period
of time at a high volume level, or
at a level that is uncomfortable. If
you experience any hearing loss
or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and
consult an audiologist.
• The unit does not appear to
operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
013
• Exposed to rain; or are
012a
• Subject to salt exposure; or are
010
• Exposed to steam or smoke; or are
Do not bend the power cord or place heavy
objects on it
Do not excessively twist or bend the
power cord, nor place heavy objects
on it. Doing so can damage the cord,
producing severed elements and
short circuits. Damaged cords are fire
and shock hazards!
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on
wet floors); or are
Turn off the unit if an abnormality or
malfunction occurs
Immediately turn the unit off,
remove the power cord from the
outlet, and request servicing by
your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized
Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” page when:
The unit should be connected
to a power supply only of the
type described in the operating
instructions, or as marked on the
bottom of unit.
009
• Subject to temperature extremes
(e.g., direct sunlight in an enclosed
vehicle, near a heating duct, on top
of heat-generating equipment);
or are
008f
004
Do not use or store in the following types of
locations
Connect the power cord to an outlet of the
correct voltage
Don’t allow foreign objects or liquids to enter
unit; never place containers with liquid on
unit
Do not place containers containing
liquid on this product. Never allow
foreign objects (e.g., flammable
objects, coins, wires) or liquids
(e.g., water or juice) to enter this
product. Doing so may cause short
circuits, faulty operation, or other
malfunctions.
Use only the included power cord
Use only the attached power-supply
cord. Also, the included power cord
must not be used with any other
device.
Do not repair or replace parts by yourself
Do not attempt to repair the unit,
or replace parts within it (except
when this manual provides specific
instructions directing you to do so).
Refer all servicing to your retailer,
the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
Do not place in an unstable location
WARNING
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007
001-50
Make sure that the power cord is grounded
WARNING
Adults must provide supervision in places
where children are present
When using the unit in locations
where children are present, be
careful so no mishandling of the
unit can take place. An adult should
always be on hand to provide
supervision and guidance.
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
WARNING
The unit should be located so that
its location or position does not
interfere with its proper ventilation.
(Do not drop it!)
To prevent accidental ingestion
of the parts listed below, always
keep them out of the reach of small
children.
• Removable Parts
Screws (p. 36)
Setup
016
Periodically clean the power cord’s plug
Performance
Before using the unit in a foreign
country, consult with your retailer,
the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
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023
Manage cables for safety
Try to prevent cords and cables from
becoming entangled. Also, all cords
and cables should be placed so they
are out of the reach of children.
Avoid climbing on top of the unit, or placing
heavy objects on it
Settings
106
DO NOT play a CD-ROM disc on a
conventional audio CD player. The
resulting sound may be of a level
that could cause permanent hearing
loss. Damage to speakers or other
system components may result.
Keep small items out of the reach of children
At regular intervals, you should
unplug the power plug and clean
it by using a dry cloth to wipe all
dust and other accumulations away
from its prongs. Also, disconnect the
power plug from the power outlet
whenever the unit is to remain
unused for an extended period of
time. Any accumulation of dust
between the power plug and the
power outlet can result in poor
insulation and lead to fire.
Do not use overseas
Do not use a CD-ROM in an audio CD player or
DVD player
Grasp the plug when connecting or
disconnecting the power cord
Always grasp only the plug on the
power-supply cord when plugging
into, or unplugging from, an outlet
or this unit.
103a
Do not force the unit’s powersupply cord to share an outlet with
an unreasonable number of other
devices. Be especially careful when
using extension cords—the total
power used by all devices you have
connected to the extension cord’s
outlet must never exceed the power
rating (watts/amperes) for the
extension cord. Excessive loads can
cause the insulation on the cord to
heat up and eventually melt through.
102b
015
Do not share an outlet with an unreasonable
number of other devices
Place in a well ventilated location
Overview
Protect the unit from strong impact.
CAUTION
118d
101a
014
Do not drop or subject to strong impact
CAUTION
Never climb on top of, nor place
heavy objects on the unit.
107b
Do not connect or disconnect the power cord
with wet hands
108a
Expansion
Never handle the power cord or
its plugs with wet hands when
plugging into, or unplugging from,
an outlet or this unit.
Disconnect everything before moving the unit
Before moving the unit, disconnect
the power plug from the outlet,
and pull out all cords from external
devices.
109a
Unplug the power cord from the outlet before
cleaning
110a
Appendices
Before cleaning the unit, turn it off
and unplug the power cord from the
outlet (p. 25).
If there is a possibility of lightning strike,
disconnect the power cord from the outlet
Whenever you suspect the possibility
of lightning in your area, pull the
plug on the power cord out of the
outlet.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to
the display.
556
• When disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable.
This way you will avoid causing shorts, or
damage to the cable’s internal elements.
557
• A small amount of heat will radiate from
the unit during normal operation.
558a
• To avoid disturbing others nearby, try
to keep the unit’s volume at reasonable
levels. You may prefer to use headphones,
so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you.
558d
• This instrument is designed to minimize
the extraneous sounds produced when it’s
played. However, since sound vibrations
can be transmitted through floors and
walls to a greater degree than expected,
take care not to allow these sounds to
become a nuisance others nearby.
559a
• When you need to transport the unit,
package it in the box (including padding)
that it came in, if possible. Otherwise, you
will need to use equivalent packaging
materials.
562
354a
• Use a reasonable amount of care when
using the unit’s buttons, sliders, or other
controls; and when using its jacks and
connectors. Rough handling can lead to
malfunctions.
554
352b
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• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight,
place it near devices that radiate heat,
leave it inside an enclosed vehicle, or
otherwise subject it to temperature
extremes. Excessive heat can deform or
discolor the unit.
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible
to restore the contents of data that
was stored in the unit’s memory or
USB flash drives once it has been lost.
Roland Corporation assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
• Some connection cables contain resistors.
Do not use cables that incorporate
resistors for connecting to this unit. The
use of such cables can cause the sound
level to be extremely low, or impossible
to hear. For information on cable
specifications, contact the manufacturer
of the cable.
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol
or solvents of any kind, to avoid the
possibility of discoloration and/or
deformation.
Repairs and Data
452
352a
• Noise may be produced if wireless
communications devices, such as cell
phones, are operated in the vicinity of
this unit. Such noise could occur when
receiving or initiating a call, or while
conversing. Should you experience such
problems, you should relocate such
wireless devices so they are at a greater
distance from this unit, or switch them off.
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a
soft, dry cloth or one that has been slightly
dampened with water. To remove stubborn
dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a mild,
non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be
sure to wipe the unit thoroughly with a
soft, dry cloth.
• Please be aware that the contents of
memory can be irretrievably lost as a
result of a malfunction, or the improper
operation of the unit. To protect yourself
against the risk of loosing important data,
we recommend that you periodically save
a backup copy of important data you have
stored in the unit’s memory on USB flash
drives.
553
351
• This device may interfere with radio and
television reception. Do not use this device
in the vicinity of such receivers.
• Do not put anything that contains
water on this unit. Also, avoid the use of
insecticides, perfumes, alcohol, nail polish,
spray cans, etc., near the unit. Swiftly wipe
away any liquid that spills on the unit using
a dry, soft cloth.
Additional Precautions
552
402
Placement
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or
other equipment containing large power
transformers) may induce hum. To alleviate
the problem, change the orientation of
this unit; or move it farther away from the
source of interference.
• Depending on the material and
temperature of the surface on which you
place the unit, its rubber feet may discolor
or mar the surface.
You can place a piece of felt or cloth
under the rubber feet to prevent this from
happening. If you do so, please make
sure that the unit will not slip or move
accidentally.
Maintenance
401a
309
• With the factory settings, the TD-30 will
automatically be switched off 4 hours
after you stop playing or operating the
unit. If you don’t want the unit to turn off
automatically, change the “AUTO OFF”
setting to “OFF” as described on p. 124.
361
308
• Although the LCD and LEDs are switched
off when the unit is turned off, this
does not mean that the unit has been
completely disconnected from the source
of power. If you need to turn off the power
completely, first turn off the unit’s switch,
then unplug the power cord from the
power outlet. For this reason, the outlet
into which you choose to connect the
power cord’s plug should be one that is
within easy reach and readily accessible.
360
307
• To prevent malfunction and equipment
failure, always make sure to turn off the
power on all your equipment before you
make any connections.
• When moved from one location to
another where the temperature and/or
humidity is very different, water droplets
(condensation) may form inside the unit.
Damage or malfunction may result if you
attempt to use the unit in this condition.
Therefore, before using the unit, you must
allow it to stand for several hours, until the
condensation has completely evaporated.
551
301
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical
outlet that is being used by an electrical
appliance that is controlled by an
inverter or a motor (such as a refrigerator,
washing machine, microwave oven, or
air conditioner). Depending on the way
in which the electrical appliance is used,
power supply noise may cause this unit
to malfunction or may produce audible
noise. If it is not practical to use a separate
electrical outlet, connect a power supply
noise filter between this unit and the
electrical outlet.
355b
Power Supply
• Please be aware that all data contained
in the unit’s memory may be lost when
the unit is sent for repairs. Important data
should always be backed up USB flash
drives, or written down on paper (when
possible). During repairs, due care is
taken to avoid the loss of data. However,
in certain cases (such as when circuitry
related to memory itself is out of order),
we regret that it may not be possible to
restore the data, and Roland assumes no
liability concerning such loss of data.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Recording, duplication, distribution,
sale, lease, performance, or broadcast of
copyrighted material (musical works, visual
works, broadcasts, live performances,
etc.) belonging to a third party in part or
in whole without the permission of the
copyright owner is forbidden by law.
Overview
Copyrights
• Carefully insert the USB flash drives all the
way in—until it is firmly in place.
C-01
704
Using External Memories
708
• USB flash drives are constructed using
precision components; handle the
memories carefully, paying particular note
to the following.
• Purchasers of this product are permitted
to utilize said content for the creating,
performing, recording and distributing
original musical works.
• Purchasers of this product are NOT
permitted to extract said content in
original or modified form, for the purpose
of distributing recorded medium of said
content or making them available on a
computer network.
• To prevent damage to the memories
from static electricity, be sure to
discharge any static electricity from
your own body before handling the
memories.
ASIO
• ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
TM
• Roland, SuperNATURAL, and V-Drums are
either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Roland Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
T-01
• Do not allow memories to become wet.
• Do not disassemble or modify the
memories.
Handling CDs
801
• Avoid touching or scratching the shiny
underside (encoded surface) of the disc.
Damaged or dirty CD discs may not be
read properly. Keep your discs clean using
a commercially available CD cleaner.
• Company names and product names
appearing in this document are registered
trademarks or trademarks of their
respective owners.
Expansion
• MPEG Layer-3 audio compression
technology is licensed from Fraunhofer IIS
Corporation and THOMSON Multimedia
Corporation.
• Do not keep memories in direct sunlight,
in closed vehicles, or other such
locations.
Settings
• MMP (Moore Microprocessor Portfolio)
refers to a patent portfolio concerned
with microprocessor architecture, which
was developed by Technology Properties
Limited (TPL). Roland has licensed this
technology from the TPL Group.
MP3
• Do not bend, drop, or subject memories
to strong shock or vibration.
Licenses/Trademarks
MMP
• Do not touch or allow metal to come into
contact with the contact portion of the
memories.
• The copyright of content in this product
(the sound waveform data, style data,
accompaniment patterns, phrase data,
audio loops and image data) is reserved by
Roland Corporation.
Performance
705
• Never touch the terminals of the USB flash
drives. Also, avoid getting the terminals
dirty.
C-03
USB flash drive
Setup
• Do not use this product for purposes that
could infringe on a copyright held by a
third party. We assume no responsibility
whatsoever with regard to any
infringements of third-party copyrights
arising through your use of this product.
Appendices
7
Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
IMPORTANT NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Overview
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Main Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Performance
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Drum Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Selecting a Drum Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Selecting a Drum Kit from the List (LIST). . . . . . . 46
Making Settings for Drum Kit (FUNC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Adjusting the Volume (VOLUME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Overview of the TD-30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Assigning a Tempo for Each Kit (TEMPO). . . . . . . 47
How the Sound Generator is Organized. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Playing Brushes (BRUSH). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
About Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning the Pad Pattern Function On/Off
(PAD PTN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Drum Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sequencer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Various Performance Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hi-Hat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cymbal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Panel Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Top Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Viewing the Output Level (MONITOR). . . . . . . . . . 48
Naming a Drum Kit (NAME). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Playing Cross Stick (XSTICK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Copying a Drum Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Copying Fifty Drum Kits at a Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Copying TD-20/TD-20X Drum Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Specifying the Order in Which Drum Kits will be
Recalled (CHAIN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Rear Panel (Connecting Your Equipment). . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Creating a Drum Kit Chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using a Drum Kit Chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Changing a Value. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Copying a Drum Kit Chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Choosing a Pad to Edit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Naming a Drum Kit Chain (NAME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using The Group Faders
(GROUP FADERS/[FADER] button). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Turning the Click On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Selecting an Instrument from the List (LIST). . . . 54
Changing the Tempo ([TEMPO] button). . . . . . . . 29
Choosing a Pad to Edit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Assigning a Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
About the Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Purpose-Oriented Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Selecting an Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Lock the Pad You Are Editing (Trigger Lock). . . . 55
Editing an Instrument’s Settings (EDIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Editing Acoustic Drum Sounds (V-EDIT). . . . . . . . 56
Editing Other Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Editing Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
35
Using the Pads to Control the Pattern or Sound
(CONTROL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mounting the TD-30 on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Playing a Pattern by Striking a Pad
(Pad Pattern) (PATTERN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Connecting the Pads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Hi-Hat Pedal to Change an
Instrument’s Pitch (PDLBEND). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Turning the TD-30 On/Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Enabling/Disabling Tonal Change Controlled
by Strike Position or Rim Shot Nuance (POSI). . . 61
Setup
Turning the TD-30 On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Hi-Hat and Mesh Pads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Making Hi-hat Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Adjusting Mesh Head Tension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Listening to the Demo Songs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing the Drum Kit Used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Making MIDI Settings for Each Pad (MIDI). . . . . . 61
Setting an instrument to the Default Values
(DEFAULT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Copying an Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Copying a Set of Multiple Instruments. . . . . . . . . 64
Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Setting the Volume and Pan of Each Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Copying Mixer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Contents
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Turning Effects On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Adjusting the Volume Change (COMP). . . . . . . . . 68
Adjusting the Tone (EQ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Simulating the Acoustics of a Performing Location
(AMBIENCE SECTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Editing the Ambience (EDIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Auditioning the Ambience Effect (AMB ONLY). . 71
Specifying the Playback Type (TYPE). . . . . . . . . . . 98
Naming a Pattern (NAME). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Recording a Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Checking the Tones and Phrases During
Recording (Rehearsal). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Editing a Pattern (EDIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Copying a Pattern (COPY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Connecting Two Patterns (APPEND). . . . . . . . . . 103
Erasing a Pattern (ERASE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Editing the Multi-Effect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Deleting a Pattern (DELETE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Auditioning the Multi-Effects (MFX ONLY). . . . . . 72
Saving a Pattern (USB MEM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Multi-Effects Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Saving Patterns on a USB Flash Drive (SAVE). . 105
Adjusting the Overall Sound
(MASTER COMPRESSOR/MASTER EQ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Loading a Pattern from a USB Flash Drive
(LOAD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Editing the Master Comp/Master EQ Settings . . 78
Deleting a Pattern from a USB Flash Drive
(DELETE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Tempo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Specifying the Tempo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Setting the Tempo by Hitting a Pad (TAP). . . . . . 81
Viewing the Tempo as a Blinking Button. . . . . . . 82
Sounding a Click. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Making Click Settings (CLICK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Synchronizing with an External MIDI Device (SYNC). . 84
Connecting USB Flash Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Playing an Audio File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
107
Backing Up the Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Data saved in USB flash drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Backing Up All Data to a USB Flash Drive (SAVE). . . . 109
Loading Backup Data from a USB Flash Drive
(LOAD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Importing Kit Data from TD-20/TD-20X Backup
Data (IMPORT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Deleting Backup Data from a USB Flash Drive
(DELETE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Selecting an Audio File from a List (LIST). . . . . . . 86
Backing Up a Drum Kit to a USB Flash Drive
(KITSAVE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Playback Settings (FUNC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Loading Kit Data from a USB Flash Drive (KITLOAD). 112
Changing the Playback Speed (SPEED). . . . . . . . . 87
Checking the State of a USB Flash Drive (INFO). . . . . 113
Repeatedly Playing a Specific Region (A-B). . . . . 87
Formatting a USB Flash Drive (FORMAT) . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Pattern Sequencer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Output Assignments (OUTPUT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Basic Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Output Destination Setting Examples. . . . . . . . 116
Choosing a Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Assigning a Function to a Footswitch or Pad
(CONTROL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Selecting a Pattern from the List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Playing Back a Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Making Settings for Each Part (PART) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Specifying the Instruments for the Backing
Parts (BACKING). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Percussion Part Settings (PERC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Setting the Volume and Pan of Each Part
(MIXER). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Applying Reverb/Chorus to Each Parts
(REV/CHO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Assigning a Function to a Footswitch
(FOOT SW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Assigning a Function to a Pad (PAD SW). . . . . . 118
Other Settings (OPTION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Specifying the Preview Velocity (PREVIEW). . . 120
Making the Master Comp/EQ Settings
Identical for All Kits (COMP/EQ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Using the MIX IN Jacks as Two Monaural
Inputs (MIX IN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Adjusting the Display Contrast (LCD). . . . . . . . . 121
Restoring the Factory Settings (F RESET). . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Appendices
Muting a Specific Part (MUTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Expansion
Viewing Information About the Audio File. . . . . . . . . . . 88
Settings
Song Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Settings
Performance
Copying Effect Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Setup
Applying Effects to the Sound
(MULTI EFFECTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Specifying the Number of Measures, Time
Signature, and Tempo (SETUP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Overview
Adjusting Volume Change and Tone
(PAD COMPRESSOR/PAD EQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Making Settings for a User Pattern (FUNC). . . . . . . . . . . 97
Contents
Playing a Kit from the USB Flash Drive Without
Loading It (Kit Selection) (KIT SEL). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Copying the Drum Kit Chosen in Kit Selection.123
Digital Audio Level (GAIN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Appendices
145
Visual Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Auto Off Function (AUTOOFF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Viewing the Remaining Memory and the Program
Version (INFO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Error Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Trigger Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Note Number (Factory Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Selecting the Pad Type (BANK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trigger Inputs and Playing Methods
Corresponding Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Pad Sensitivity Settings (SENS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Adjusting the Pad Sensitivity (Sensitivity) . . . . 127
Adjusting the Rim/Edge Dynamic Response
(Rim Gain). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Hi-Hat Settings (HI-HAT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Settings for the VH-13/VH-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Settings for the VH-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Settings for the FD-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Viewing Trigger Information for Each Pad
(MONITOR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Eliminate Crosstalk Between Pads
(Crosstalk Cancellation) (XTALK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Advanced Trigger Parameters (ADVANCE). . . . . . . . . . 132
Making Advanced Settings for a Pad (THRE). . 133
Making Advanced Settings for Rim Shots (RIM).134
Making Advanced Settings for Trigger Signal
Detection (SCAN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Making Advanced Settings for Strike Position
Detection (POSI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Naming a Trigger Bank (NAME) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Copying a Trigger Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Expansion
139
Connecting to your Computer via USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Installing the USB Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Connecting the TD-30 to the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . 140
MIDI Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
About MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
About MIDI Connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
MIDI Channel Settings (MIDI CH). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
MIDI Channel Settings for the Entire TD-30 (GLOBAL).142
Using the TD-30 as a USB MIDI Interface
(Soft Thru) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Recording the Pad Performance on an
External Sequencer (Local Control). . . . . . . . . . . 142
Setting the Device ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
MIDI Message Settings for Detailed Performance
Expression (CTRL). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Specifying the Drum Kits Recalled by Program
Changes (PROG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Main Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Block Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Overview
Main Features
The TD-30 is the most advanced drum & percussion sound module in the world.
Newly Developed V-Drums SuperNATURAL Sound Engine
Roland takes digital drums to a new height with the implementation of its exclusive SuperNATURAL concept. The best
electronic drums in the world just got better.
Improved dynamics and sensitivity make every nuance of playing drums feel even more natural, no matter what your musical
style might be.
Playing feel and sound
The TD-30 features vastly improved trigger response, dynamics, and
positional sensing. The result is an even more obvious and natural reaction
between the player and the sound.
Smooth response for
cymbal edge rolls
Snare drum
A smoother transition in sound reaction between head shots and rim
shots. The snare drum perfectly responds to exactly how and where the
drummer plays. The dynamics, positional sensing, and even the transition
between full and shallow rim shots has become smoother.
Crash cymbals
Be it delicate playing, swell rolls, or powerful crash shots, the contrasts in
dynamic sound reactions are more discernable than ever.
Ride cymbal
Enhanced dynamics and positional sensing make for a wonderfully natural
feel and sound variations, be it up-tempo jazz playing or straight-on rock.
Snare roll/playing position
Drum sound reaction
When playing fast open rolls, flams, or ghost-style, single handed buzz rolls,
the sound remains continuous in-between each hit. And press/closed rolls
sound even smoother with the snare buzz resonance reacting in a natural
way.
Hi-hat control
When playing the hi-hat from a fully open position and slowly closing it, a
perfectly smooth transition in sound is achieved. Playing in the half-open
position or even in a slightly open position, the sound remains constant.
And the foot-closed sounds and foot splashes are easier to control.
The new V-Hi-Hat VH-13 features an improved motion sensor. Combined
with advances in trigger technology, the VH-13 provides an even more
natural response.
What are SuperNATURAL Tones?
Taking advantage of Behavior Modeling Technology, SuperNATURAL is Roland’s exclusive
sound set that achieves a new level of realism and expression that were difficult to realize with
previous sound generators.
Behavior Modeling Technology
Not only physical modeling of the instruments, Roland takes it a step further by modeling the instrument’s distinctive
behavior that responds to how the performer plays, resulting in true-to-life, expressive sounds in realtime.
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Main Features
Ambience section
Overview
How the drummer hears himself and how the drum sounds are heard within the
music have been given priority, and by taking advantage of enhanced DSP power, a
new ambience section has been created. On the front panel of the TD-30 there is a
dedicated fader for the overall ambience balance.
Overhead mic
For recording drums in the studio, placement of the overhead mics is a must to guarantee a natural presence and brightness in
the sound.
Room ambience
Setup
You can adjust the room size and the room mic position within a choice of room types that include a concert hall, studio, club,
arena, etc.
Reverb
A customized reverb has been specially created for the snare, kick, and toms, helping them to musically blend together inside
the music in an even more natural way.
Sound Creation Possibilities
Performance
Wide variety of sounds
The wide range of preset drum kits is perfect for all styles of music, whether it be
rock, jazz, hip-hop, or dance. Priority has been placed on developing sounds that
are perfectly adaptable for use in the recording studio environment or on stage.
Settings
With over 1,000 onboard sounds, whether they are acoustic drums—kicks, snares,
cymbals and percussion—or electronic drums and special effects sounds, the V-Edit
possibilities combined with the powerful onboard effects make it easy to create a
unique and personalized kit for any musical style.
Recording studio applications
The TD-30 offers sound creation potential for all aspects of drumming performance.
Expansion
You can choose from a wide selection of snare drums, change the head type and
tuning, move individual microphone positions, customize the shape of the room
the drums are in, and adjust both the overhead mic and room mic positions.
Enhance your sound with the effects and create the perfect audio balance with the
individual kit mixer—all within the TD-30!
Powerful onboard effects
Appendices
Each pad can have its own compressor and 3-band graphic EQ, just like in a
recording studio. New multi-effects include insertion effects like the saturator or a
flanger. And, as in the studio, the final sonic touches can be realized with a powerful
stereo compressor and a 4-band master EQ.
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Main Features
Convenient Functions
USB flash drive
Song player function
Audio files (WAV, MP3) can be played back from a USB flash drive.
You can perform along with the audio file playback, or use it as a backing track for your performance.
Backup function
All of the TD-30’s settings, including the 100 drum kits, can be backed up (saved) to a USB flash drive in a single operation (up
to maximum of 99 backups). You can also save drum kits individually (up to maximum of 999 kits) (p. 108).
Backup data created by the TD-20 and the TD-20X can also be imported into the TD-30 and used (p. 110).
Kit selection function
The kits saved on a USB flash drive and the TD-30’s preset kits can be played without having to copy them to a user memory
drum kit (p. 123).
USB Audio/MIDI support
You can connect the TD-30 to your computer and use your sequencer software (DAW) to record the
TD-30’s performance as audio or as MIDI (p. 140).
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Overview of the TD-30
How the Sound Generator is Organized
Overview
Broadly speaking, the TD-30 consists of a controller section, sound generator section, and sequencer section.
TD-30
Sound
Playback
Sequencer section
generator
Patterns
section
Setup
TRIGGER INPUT jacks
Record
Perform
(Trigger signals)
Performance
Controller section
(Pads and pedals)
Controller section
Settings
The pads and pedals on which you perform are called controllers.
When a pad is struck it outputs a “trigger signal.”
That signal is input to a TRIGGER INPUT jack on the rear panel of the TD-30, and is received by the sound generator section.
Sound generator section
This section produces the sound.
Sequencer section
Expansion
It receives trigger signals from the controllers, the onboard sequencer or an external MIDI device, and plays the instruments
accordingly.
This section can record what you play on the TD-30, and then be used to play that performance back. It can transmit MIDI
messages from the MIDI OUT or USB Computer port connectors to control an external MIDI device.
Appendices
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Overview of the TD-30
About Memory
"Memory” is the area in which settings such as kits and patterns are stored.
TD-30
Preset memory
User memory
Drum kits
Drum kit chains
Preset patterns
Percussion sets
Trigger settings
Drum kits
Drum kit chains
User patterns
Percussion sets
Trigger settings
Setup
COPY
Preset memory
The factory settings are stored in preset memory.
You can copy preset memory data to user memory, and
then edit it as desired.
The following settings are saved in preset memory.
• Drum kits (p. 46)
• Drum kit chains (p. 51)
• Preset patterns (p. 89)
• Percussion sets (p. 93)
• Trigger settings (p. 126)
User memory
This area stores your edits and performance settings.
Data from USB memory or preset memory can also be
loaded or copied into this area.
The following settings are saved in user memory.
• Drum kits (p. 46)
• Drum kit chains (p. 51)
• User patterns (p. 89)
• Percussion sets (p. 93)
• Trigger settings (p. 126)
• Setup (p. 114)
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USB flash drive
LOAD
Backup
Drum kit
Patterns
SAVE
USB flash drive
Up to 99 sets of data, with each set containing all
settings saved in user memory, can be saved (backed up)
to a USB flash drive (sold separately).
In addition to these backups, 999 drum kits and 999
patterns can also be saved to USB flash drive.
This data can be loaded or copied into the user memory,
and edited.
For details, refer to “Backing Up the Settings” (p. 108)
Overview of the TD-30
Drum Kit
When the TD-30 is shipped, it contains 100 drum kits.
Overview
A “drum kit” contains all the sounds assigned to the pads, the settings for each pad, effects, ambience, and all other settings for
the entire kit.
Drum kit 100
Setup
Drum kit 1
Pad settings
KICK
SNARE
TOM 1
TOM 2
TOM 3
Head 1
Head 2
Head 3
Head 4
Head 5
Rim 1
Rim 2
Rim 3
Rim 4
Rim 5
Instrument settings
HI-HAT
CRASH 1
CRASH 2
RIDE
Head 6
Head 7
Head 8
Head 9
Head 10
Rim 6
Rim 8
Rim 8
Rim 9
Rim 10
EDGE
AUX 1
AUX 2
AUX 3
AUX 4
Head 11
Head 12
Head 13
Head 14
Head 15
Rim 11
Rim 12
Rim 13
Rim 14
Rim 15
Compressor settings
Equalizer settings
Settings
Ambience settings
Mixer settings
Performance
TOM 4
Multi-effects settings
Settings affecting the entire Drum kit
MEMO
If you want to return the drum kit settings to their factory-set state, you can either use the Copy function to copy a drum kit
from preset memory (p. 49) or perform a Factory Reset (p. 122).
Expansion
When you edit a drum kit, the edited settings are saved automatically.
Instruments
Each sound such as a snare drum or kick drum is called an “instrument.”
An instrument is assigned to the “head” and/or the “rim” of the connected pads.
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Appendices
You can create your desired sound by editing each instrument’s. Using “V-EDIT” you can change the material or depth of the
drum, add sounds to the hi-hat, snare pad and snare rim. For more about “V-EDIT” refer to “What is V-EDIT?” (p. 56).
Overview of the TD-30
Effects
The sound can be processed or enhanced in many ways by applying “effects.”
The TD-30 provides the following effects; some can be applied to individual pads, while others apply to the entire drum kit.
PAD COMPRESSOR/PAD EQ
A “compressor” is an effect that reduces volume peaks, by modifying the attack and release of the sound.
An “equalizer” lets you adjust specific separate frequency ranges such as high, mid, and low.
The pad compressor and pad EQ effects can be applied individually to each pad.
AMBIENCE SECTION
Ambience is an effect that simulates the acoustics of the location in which you’re performing. Parameters available include
adjusting the overhead mic position, the shape and size of the room, the wall material and reverb. Each pad has its own
ambience send level and each kit has its own ambience settings.
MULTI EFFECTS
The “multi-effect” lets you choose one of 21 different effects on a per-kit basis. Each pad has its own effect-send level.
MASTER COMPRESSOR/MASTER EQ
The compressor and equalizer can be used on a per-kit basis, or in a global way for the whole TD-30. (This means those
settings will apply to all kits.)
Sequencer
A “sequencer” records or plays back the MIDI information that is input to it, be it the on-board sequencer in the TD-30 or
computer software.
The TD-30’s sequencer lets you record and/or playback “patterns.”
Patterns/part
A “pattern” consists of the performance data for the six “parts” in the TD-30; drum kit, melody, bass, backing 1, backing 2, and
percussion.
Use patterns to create the backing track of a song for practice purposes, or you can assign them to be triggered from the pads
of the TD-30 for performance aspects.
There are already preset patterns on-board the TD-30. To record a pattern, you’ll use “realtime recording”—as you play on the
pads or with a connected external MIDI keyboard.
Patterns
Non-rewritable pattern
Rewritable pattern
Preset pattern
User pattern
100
1
18
200
101
Part
Drum kit
Backing 1
Melody
Backing 2
Bass
Percussion
Overview of the TD-30
Various Performance Techniques
Overview
Here we explain the techniques that you can use to play the pads, cymbals, and hi-hat that are connected to the TD-30.
MEMO
• Some pads do not support the performance techniques described below (such as detecting the strike location). For details
on the techniques supported by each pad, refer to “Selecting the Pad Type (BANK)” (p. 126).
• The available performance techniques will depend on the trigger input. Positional sensing will also depend on the trigger
input.
For details on the performance techniques and striking points supported by each trigger input, refer to “Trigger Inputs and
Playing Methods Corresponding Chart” (p. 127).
Setup
Pad
Playing method
Explanation
Hit only the head of the pad.
Performance
Head shot
For a snare drum, the tone will change naturally as you move the strike
location from the center of the head toward the rim.
Tone changes depending
on strike point
Strike the head and the rim of the pad simultaneously.
Rim shot
A sound (rim sound) different than the head shot will be heard.
Settings
Only strike the rim of the pad.
Depending on the instrument assigned to the rim you can play rim shots
and/or cross stick sounds.
Cross stick
* For some snare sounds, the sounds cannot be differentiated in this way.
Do not place your hand on
the head
* To play the cross stick, be sure that you only strike the rim of the pad.
Placing your hand on the head of the pad might prevent the cross stick
sound from being played properly.
When playing with brushes, choose the “SNARE BRUSH” instrument group
(p. 54), and turn the Brush Switch “ON” (p. 48).
Playing with brushes
Expansion
With the TD-30, you can “swish” or “sweep” using brushes with the mesh
head pad connected to TRIGGER INPUT 2 (SNARE).
* Use nylon brushes. The tips of metal brushes will catch in the mesh,
damaging the pad.
Change the nuance of the rim shot
Appendices
With certain snare and tom sounds, slight changes in the way you play rim shots changes the nuance.
Playing method
Normal rim shot
(Open rim shot)
Explanation
Strike the head and rim simultaneously.
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Overview of the TD-30
Playing method
Explanation
Shallow rim shot
Simultaneously strike the head near the rim and the rim itself.
Hi-Hat
Playing method
Explanation
The hi-hat tone changes smoothly and continuously from
open to closed in response to how far the pedal is pressed.
You can also play the foot closed sound (playing the hi-hat
with the pedal completely pressed down) and foot splash
sound (playing the hi-hat with the pedal fully pressed and
then instantly opening it).
Open/closed
When you strike the hi-hat while pressing on the pedal with
the hi-hat closed, you can then change the closed tone in
response to the pressure you place on the pedal.
Pressure
(VH-13/VH-12)
* The VH-11 and FD-8 do not respond to pressure.
This playing method involves striking the middle area of the
top hi-hat. It corresponds to the sound of the “head-side” of
the connected trigger input.
Bow shot
This playing method involves striking the edge of the top
hi-hat with the shoulder of the stick. When played as shown
in the figure, the “rim-side” sound of the connected trigger
input is triggered.
Edge shot
Edge sensor
* Striking directly on the edge (i.e., exactly from the side)
will not produce the correct sound. Strike as shown in the
illustration.
* Do not strike the bottom of the top hi-hat, and do not strike the bottom hi-hat. Doing so will cause malfunctions.
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Overview of the TD-30
Cymbal
Overview
Playing method
Explanation
Nuance changes depending on
the strike location
This is the most common playing method, playing the
middle area of the cymbal. It corresponds to the sound of
the “head-side” of the connected trigger input.
Edge shot
This playing method involves striking the edge with the
shoulder of the stick. When played as shown in the figure,
the “rim-side” sound of the connected input is triggered.
Setup
Bow shot
Performance
Edge sensor
A CY-15R used as a ride cymbal will play the rim sound of the
connected trigger input when you strike the bell area shown
in the illustration.
Bell shot
* On the CY-14C and CY-12C, bell shots are not supported
Settings
Strike the bell somewhat strongly with the shoulder of the
stick.
Roland logo
Edge sensor
Choke the location of the edge sensor shown in the figure. If
you choke an area where there is no sensor, the sound does
not stop.
Expansion
Choke play
Choking (pinching) the cymbal’s edge with the hand
immediately after hitting the cymbal makes the sound stop.
Appendices
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Panel Descriptions
Top Panel
14
1
13
2
12
11
3
10
9
4
8
5
6
Number Name
7
Explanation
Page
SONG PLAYER
[USB/PTN] button
1
2
p. 86, p. 89
[STOP] button
Stops playback of the audio file or pattern.
p. 86, p. 89
[PLAY] button
Starts playback of the audio file or pattern.
p. 86, p. 89
[TEMPO] button
Sounds a click, or lets you make settings for the tempo and click.
TRIGGER level indicator
This lights up and moves each time a trigger signal is received from a pad. It monitors
the pad connection and is helpful when customizing trigger parameters.
–
Number display
Displays the kit number (currently selected drum kit).
–
Display
During normal performance, you see the kit name and other information. When
editing, relative graphics and text will appear depending on the edit mode you are in.
p. 81
p. 30
[CHAIN] button
A drum kit chain allows you to set up a customized order for playing your kits.
p. 51
[TRIGGER] button
For access to trigger parameters.
p. 126
[SETUP] button
For access to functions that affect the TD-30 globally, such as MIDI parameters or
Output Assign function etc.
p. 114
3
Performs operations related to USB memory, such as saving or loading data.
[USB MEM] button
[EXIT] button
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Selects the audio file or pattern to play.
By pressing the [USB MEM] button while holding down the [SHIFT] button, you can
copy settings such as drum kits or instruments (p. 49, p. 63).
Press this to return to the previous screen. Repeated pressing takes you back to the
DRUM KIT screen.
p. 108
p. 27
Panel Descriptions
Number Name
Explanation
Page
Faders
These faders adjust the volume of the kick, snare, hi-hat, other percussion instruments, backing instrument sounds, click, and ambience.
p. 28
[FADER] button
Selects the sources whose volume will be adjusted by the faders.
p. 28
GROUP FADERS
5
A pair of stereo headphones can be connected to this jack.
PHONES jack
Sound will still be output from each output jacks even if headphones are connected.
Overview
4
–
DRUM KIT
Specifies the size and acoustic character of the room in which you’re playing the
drums.
p. 69
[MULTI EFFECTS] button
Applies effects such as adding depth or spaciousness to the sound, or shifting the
pitch.
p. 71
Adjusts the overall sound of the drums.
By pressing the [MASTER COMP] button while holding down the [SHIFT] button, you
can turn each effect on/off (p. 67).
p. 78
[INST] button
Allows you to make settings for instruments.
p. 54
[COMP/EQ] button
Adjusts the volume change and tonal character of each pad.
p. 68
[MIXER] button
Adjusts the volume and pan of each pad.
p. 65
[KIT] button
Accesses the DRUM KIT screen.
p. 46
7
[F1]–[F5] buttons
These buttons change their function depending on the contents of the display.
(Function buttons)
The lower part of the display will indicate the function of each button.
8
[–] [+] buttons
9
[PREVIEW] button
These buttons are used to switch drum kits or to change values when editing.
The [+] button increases the value, and the [–] button decreases it.
p. 26
Performance
[MASTER COMP] button
Setup
6
[AMBIENCE] button
p. 26
This velocity sensitive button allows you to audition an instrument after you have
chosen it with the TRIG SELECT buttons or after you have played a pad/pedal.
p. 28
[LOCK] button
If you press the [LOCK] button so its indicator is lit, the pad for which settings are
being made will remain selected even if you strike a pad.
p. 55
[RIM] button
When using a pad that supports a rim, allows you to select either the head or the rim
for editing.
p. 55
[1], [15] buttons
Use the [1] and [15] buttons to select the trigger number (pad) you want to access.
p. 55
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[SHIFT] button
Used in combination with other buttons. How this functions is explained in respective
parts of this manual.
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Dial
This dial functions like the [+] and [–] buttons. Use it to scroll quickly or make large
changes in edited values.
p. 26
13
Cursor buttons [
Move the cursor.
p. 26
Adjusts the level of the audio source connected to the MIX IN jack.
p. 24
TRIG SELECT
][ ][ ]
–
VOLUME CONTROL
14
[MIX IN] knob
[PHONES] knob
[MASTER] knob
Adjusts the headphone volume.
Sound will still be output from each output jacks even if headphones are connected.
Adjusts the volume of the MASTER OUT jacks.
Expansion
][
Settings
10
p. 39
p. 39
Appendices
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Panel Descriptions
Rear Panel (Connecting Your Equipment)
NOTE
• To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the unit
on all devices before making any connections.
• When connection cables with resistors are used, the volume level of equipment connected to the inputs (MIX IN jack) may
be low. If this happens, use connection cables that do not contain resistors.
DIRECT OUT jacks (unbalanced)
MIX IN jack (stereo)
Connect jacks these to your mixer.
This jack can be used to connect a digital audio player, or as the
monitor input for a live performance.
You can make settings in [SETUP] button to specify which of the
DIRECT OUT 1–8 jacks each instrument will be sent from (p. 115).
MEMO
For examples of output settings and connections, refer to
“Output Destination Setting Examples” (p. 116).
The output destination of the sound being input here can be
assigned to the MASTER OUT jacks, the PHONES jack, or the
DIRECT OUT 5–8 jacks (p. 115).
FOOT SW jack
A footswitch (separately sold: FS-5U, FS-6)
can be connected here to control various
things (p. 117).
MASTER OUT jacks (unbalanced)
These jacks output the sound. Connect them to your amplified
speakers or your recording equipment.
If you’re outputting in monaural, connect only the L/MONO jack.
Security slot ( )
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DIGITAL OUT jack (coaxial type)
You can connect this to speakers or other equipment that
has a digital input.
This jack outputs the same audio signal as is output from
the MASTER OUT jacks.
Provides output of a 44.1 kHz, 24-bit version of the audio
signal.
* Use a coaxial cable to make connections. Optical cables
cannot be used.
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Panel Descriptions
Overview
Setup
USB MEMORY port
USB COMPUTER port
You can connect a USB flash drive
(separately sold) here (p. 85).You can
play back audio files from it (p. 86),
or save the TD-30’s settings to the
USB flash drive (p. 108).
Use a USB cable to connect the TD-30 to your
computer (p. 140).
Performance
You can use your computer’s sequencer software
(DAW) to record the TD-30’s performance as audio
or as MIDI.
MIDI connectors
Use these connectors to
connect MIDI equipment
(p. 141).
AC IN jack
Settings
Connect the included AC power cable to
this inlet.
[ON] switch
This switch turns the unit on/off (p. 39).
Expansion
Appendices
TRIGGER INPUT jacks
Connect your pads, cymbals, hi-hat, and kick etc. to these jacks (p. 37).
* Use a stereo cable (1/4-inch TRS phone type) if you’re connecting a dual-trigger type pad.
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Basic Operation
Changing a Value
Saving your settings
Since the TD-30 automatically saves settings as you edit them, you don’t need to perform any specific operation to save the
changes you make.
Settings are also saved when you turn off the unit. Be sure to use the correct procedure when turning off the unit.
Moving the cursor (cursor buttons)
Cursor
Cursor refers to the highlighted characters indicating an on screen parameter that can be set. When there is more than one
possibility within the screen, use the cursor buttons to move it.
Changing data values ([–] [+] buttons/dial)
The [–] and [+] buttons and the dial are both used to change the
values of settings.
Both methods have advantages.
[–] [+] buttons
• Each time the [+] button is pressed, the value increases. Each
time the [–] button is pressed, the value decreases. This is
convenient for fine adjustments.
• When making an on/off setting, the [+] button will turn the
setting on and the [–] button will turn it off.
• If you hold down the [+] button and press the [–] button, the
value will increase rapidly. If you hold down the [–] button and
press the [+] button, the value will decrease rapidly.
• If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [–] or [+]
button, the value will change even more rapidly.
Dial
This allows you to make large changes in the value by a single operation, so it’s convenient when editing a parameter that has
a large range of values.
The value will change in larger steps if you turn the dial while holding down the [SHIFT] button.
Selecting a function to edit (function buttons)
The [F1]–[F5] buttons are called “function buttons.” The bottom part of the display will show the names of the functions
available for the [F1]–[F5] buttons. For example, if this owner’s manual makes reference to the [F2] (EDIT) button, press [F2]
button (in this case, “EDIT” is displayed above the [F2] button).
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Basic Operation
Returning to the previous screen ([EXIT] button)
Overview
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous screen, for
example after you’ve edited a setting.
Choosing a Pad to Edit
Setup
About the upper right display screen indications
In screens that allow you to edit specific settings for each pad, the
upper right of the display will show the trigger number and name
of the TRIGGER INPUT jack to which the selected pad is connected.
The initial “H” or “R” indicates whether the settings are for the pad’s
head (HEAD) or rim (RIM). Pressing the [PREVIEW] button will play
either the head or rim sound depending on whether “H” or “R” is
displayed.
Performance
The editing screen for either the head or rim will appear in the
position shown in the illustration. If the setting applies to both the
head and the rim, both will appear.
Choosing by hitting a pad
To edit the settings for a pad, strike that pad to select it.
Settings
To select the rim of a pad, strike the rim.
MEMO
By pressing the [LOCK] button to make it light, you can prevent the pad you’re editing from being switched (p. 55). This is
convenient if you’re playing a phrase while you edit.
Choosing with the TRIG SELECT buttons
Expansion
You can use the TRIG SELECT buttons to select a pad/sound
without needing to hit a pad and/or when a pad is not connected.
Pressing the [1] button will select the next lower-numbered
trigger input. Pressing the [15] button will select the next higher
numbered trigger input.
When using a dual trigger pad (with rim trigger) the [RIM] button
selects whether you’re making settings for the head or the rim of
the selected pad.
When rim is selected, the [RIM] button will light.
Appendices
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Basic Operation
Auditioning the sound of a pad ([PREVIEW] button)
Press the [PREVIEW] button to hear the sound of the selected pad/
sound using the TRIG SELECT buttons.
MEMO
• By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing [PREVIEW],
you can also preview sounds such as the snare’s outside edge,
shallow rim shot, or closed hi-hat.
• You can make the sound play at a fixed volume regardless of
the force with which you press the [PREVIEW] button (p. 120).
Using The Group Faders (GROUP FADERS/[FADER] button)
Use the GROUP FADERS faders to adjust the volume.
By pressing the [FADER] button, the function of the faders changes
as shown in the chart below. An LED will light up at the upper and
lower left of the faders, indicating which set of sounds is active.
You can adjust the volume of following trigger inputs and the other kinds of volumes.
Upper indicator is lit
Lower indicator is lit
Fader
Explanation
Fader
Explanation
KICK
KICK
AUX 1
AUX 1
SNARE
SNARE
AUX 2
AUX 2
TOMS
TOM 1, TOM 2, TOM 3, TOM 4
AUX 3
AUX 3
HI-HAT
HI-HAT
AUX 4
AUX 4
CRASH
CRASH 1, CRASH 2
CLICK
Metronome click (p. 82)
RIDE
RIDE, EDGE
PATTERN
Pattern (backing part and percussion part) (p. 89)
AUX
All AUX
USB SONG
Audio file (p. 86)
AMBIENCE
AMBIENCE
AMBIENCE
AMBIENCE
MEMO
The GROUP FADERS adjust the overall balance of the TD-30.
By using the mixer (p. 65) you can adjust the volume balance of the pads for each kit. Mixer settings are saved individually for
each kit.
Example: Adjusting the Snare Volume
1. Press the [FADER] button so the upper indicator is lit.
2. Move the GROUP FADERS [SNARE] fader.
The fader position shows the current snare volume.
* After switching with the [FADER] button, the values for the GROUP FADERS faders may not reflect the actual volume of the
sound assigned to that fader. So after switching, be sure to move the faders a bit before making your setting.
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Basic Operation
Turning the Click On/Off
Overview
Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TEMPO] button to turn the click on and off.
Changing the Tempo ([TEMPO] button)
To adjust the tempo of the sequencer and click, use the [–]
[+] buttons or the dial in the screen displayed by pressing the
[TEMPO] button.
Setup
Assigning a Name
On the TD-30 you can assign names to the following items.
• Drum kits
• Drum kit chains
Performance
• Percussion sets
• Patterns
• Backups
• Trigger banks
The procedure is the same, regardless of what you’re naming.
Example: In the DRUM KIT NAME screen
1. Assign a name to the drum kit.
Settings
Button
Explanation
][
] buttons Move the cursor to the character that you want to change.
[–] [+] buttons
Change characters.
[F1] (INSERT) button
A blank space is inserted at the cursor position, and characters after this point are moved to the right one space.
[F2] (DELETE) button
Character at the cursor position is deleted, and characters after this point are moved to the left one space.
[F3] (SPACE) button
Character at the cursor position is replaced by a blank space.
[F4] (A a 0) button
Type of character at the cursor position changes between uppercase/lowercase alphabet, or numbers and
symbols.
Appendices
2. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous screen.
Expansion
Cursor [
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About the Screens
When you press the top panel buttons, a screen showing the corresponding functions or settings will appear.
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* The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown by the display.
Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the system (e.g., includes newer sounds), so
what you actually see in the display may not always match what appears in the manual.
Button
Screen
Page
DRUM KIT screen
This is the main screen used when performing.
DRUM KIT LIST screen
Here you can select a drum kit from a list (p. 46).
[KIT] button
DRUM KIT FUNCTION screen
p. 46
Here you can make settings for each drum kit (p. 47).
DRUM KIT NAME screen
Here you can edit the name of the drum kit (p. 48).
AMBIENCE SECTION screen
Here you can apply an ambience effect.
[AMBIENCE] button
p. 69
MULTI EFFECTS screen
Here you can apply a multi-effect.
[MULTI EFFECTS] button
p. 71
MASTER COMPRESSOR screen
Here you can adjust the sonic character of the overall drum sound.
[MASTER COMP] button
30
p. 78
About the Screens
Button
Screen
Page
EFFECTS SWITCH screen
p. 67
Overview
Here you can turn the effects on/off.
[SHIFT] button
+
[MASTER COMP] button
INST screen
Here you can assign the instruments.
[INST] button
p. 54
Setup
INST EDIT screen
Here you can edit the instruments.
[SHIFT] button
+
[INST] button
p. 56
Performance
PAD COMPRESSOR screen / PAD EQ screen
Here you can adjust the sonic character of each pad.
[COMP/EQ] button
p. 68
Mixer screen
Here you can adjust the volume and pan of each pad.
p. 65
Settings
[MIXER] button
DRUM KIT CHAIN screen
Here you can make settings for the drum kit chain function.
[CHAIN] button
p. 51
Expansion
Trigger screen
Here you can make settings for the trigger parameters.
[TRIGGER] button
p. 126
Here you can listen to demo songs.
[CHAIN] button
+
[TRIGGER] button
p. 42
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Appendices
DEMONSTRATION screen
About the Screens
Button
Screen
Page
Setup screen
Here you can make settings that apply to the entire TD-30.
[SETUP] button
p. 114
USB memory screen
Here you can perform operations related to USB memory.
[USB MEM] button
p. 108
Copy screen
Here you can copy settings such as drum kits and instruments.
[SHIFT] button
+
[USB MEM] button
–
USB SONG screen
Here you can play back audio files saved in USB memory.
p. 86
[USB/PTN] button
PATTERN screen
Here you can play back or edit patterns.
p. 90
TEMPO screen
Here you can specify the tempo.
[TEMPO] button
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p. 81
Purpose-Oriented Index
This index lists the principal settings and functions you’ll use the TD-30.
Explanation
Page
You can audition the currently selected drum kit by using a phrase to play its sounds.
For convenient auditioning, the TD-30 provides various drum and backing phrases
(“preset patterns”).
Auditioning the sound of a drum kit
Select a drum kit, and then play the patterns to hear its sounds.
Overview
Purpose
p. 89
MEMO
You can use the GROUP FADERS to adjust the volume balance and the amount of
ambience (p. 28).
By specifying the desired drum kit for each step of a 32-step chain, you can specify the
order in which you want drum kits to be recalled. This function is called “drum kit chain.”
This is convenient for a live performance, since it provides an easy way for you to specify
and then recall drum kits in the order you need to use them.
Returning all settings to their factory-set
If desired, you can return the drum kits and all other settings to their factory-set state.
state (Factory reset)
Returning an individual kit to its factory
setting
An individual drum kit whose instrument or effect settings you’ve edited can be returned
to the factory-set state by using the Copy function.
Select “PRESET” as the copy-source, and then select the drum kit whose settings you
want to return to the factory-set state.
p. 51
p. 122
p. 49
You can start playback of a specified pattern by striking a pad.
p. 60
Switching drum kits by striking a pad
(Pad switch function)
Pads connected to TRIGGER INPUT jacks 14/AUX 3 and 15/AUX 4 can be used to switch
drum kits or patterns.
p. 118
For each drum kit, you can specify whether cross-stick techniques can or cannot be used.
p. 49
Performance
Playing a pattern by striking a pad
(Pad pattern function)
Using cross-stick techniques
Setup
Recalling drum kits in a specified order
(Drum kit chain)
The following settings can be copied from user memory, preset memory, or a backup
saved on a USB flash drive.
• Drum kit (p. 49)
Copying settings
• Instrument (p. 63)
• Mixer (VOLUME and PAN only) (p. 66)
–
Settings
• Effect (AMBIENCE SECTION and MULTI EFFECTS only) (p. 79)
• Trigger bank (p. 137)
• Drum kit chain (p. 49)
Settings for an added pad
(Trigger parameters)
Specifying a sound’s output destination
(Output assign)
Specify the model (trigger type) of the pad you’ve connected.
You can specify the output jack from which the sound of each pad will be output.
This is called the “Output assign” function.
You can also specify that only the ambience component will be output from the MASTER
OUT jacks.
The TD-30’s preset drum kits or drum kits backed up to a USB flash drive can be played
without having to load them. This is called the “Kit selection” function.
This is a convenient way to perform without rewriting the contents of user memory.
p. 126
p. 115
p. 123
Expansion
Using drum kits from a USB flash drive
(Kit Selection)
You’ll need to make trigger settings if you connect an additional pad to the TD-30.
If desired, you can also copy this data to a drum kit in user memory.
Playing back audio files from a USB flash You can play back audio files that you’ve saved on a USB flash drive.
drive
This is convenient when you want to play along with a song.
p. 86
Appendices
33
MEMO
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Setup
Mounting the TD-30 on the Stand
Here’s how to attach the TD-30 to a drum stand (separately sold: MDS series).
NOTE
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When turning the unit upside down, position stacks of magazines (or other materials) under the unit in such a way that
they will support its four corners, thus preventing damage to the buttons, knobs, etc. Also, be sure to handle the unit with
care so as to avoid dropping it, or allowing it to fall or tip over.
1. Attach the sound module mounting plate (included with the sold separately drum stand) to the TD-30.
* ONLY use the screws on the bottom panel of the TD-30. Other screws may damage the unit.
Wide
Narrow
Sound module mounting plate
2. Mount the TD-30 and sound module mounting plate to the drum stand (sold separately: MDS series).
See the owner’s manual for the stand for details on assembling the drum stand and mounting the TD-30.
MEMO
The All Purpose Clamp (sold separately: APC-33) can be attached to a pipe of 10.5–28.6 mm radius in case you want to
mount the TD-30 on a cymbal stand or other such stand.
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Connecting the Pads
Using the provided cables, connect the pads, cymbals, hi-hat, and kick trigger.
MEMO
Overview
When mounting a TD-30 on an MDS-25 or an MDS-12V drum stand, use the built-in connection cables.
Set up example
Connect the various pads to the TD-30’s TRIGGER INPUT jacks.
The names of the corresponding TRIGGER INPUT jacks on the TD-30 are enclosed with a solid line in the illustration below.
TRIGGER
OUTPUT jack
CONTROL
OUTPUT jack
to TD-30’s
HI-HAT jack
to TD-30’s
HH CTRL jack
to TD-30’s
EDGE jack
BOW/BELL
Setup
to TD-30’s
RIDE jack
BOW/EDGE
Performance
Settings
Expansion
Appendices
MEMO
The HI-HAT and RIDE cymbal use two cables each.
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Connecting the Pads
Check after making connections
Kick setting
In order to take full advantage of the TD-30’s potential, such as the kick sound’s response to playing dynamics, please
adjust the following parameters before you perform.
Parameter
Explanation
Page
Adjusts the kick sensitivity.
Sensitivity
The “Sensitivity” setting is significantly influenced by differences in the particular pad you’re
using, your kick pedal, and your playing style.
p. 127
While you watch the TD-30’s Trigger LED indication, adjust this setting so that the red LED lights
only for the strongest hits.
Hi-hat setting
To ensure optimal hi-hat performance, please adjust the following parameters before you perform.
Parameter
Explanation
Page
Offset
This adjustment ensures that pedal movements such as open and close will be detected
correctly.
p. 128
* If you’re using the VH-13, VH-12, or VH-11, you must adjust the “Offset.”
Foot Splash Sens
Pedal HH Volume
VOLUME
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Adjusts how easily the foot splash can be played.
Adjusts the volume of the pedal hi-hat.
This can be adjusted individually for each drum kit.
Adjusts the volume of the hi-hat.
This can be adjusted individually for each drum kit.
p. 128
p. 65
p. 65
Turning the TD-30 On/Off
CAUTION
With the factory settings, the TD-30 will automatically be switched off 4 hours after you stop playing or operating the unit.
If you don’t want the unit to turn off automatically, change the “AUTO OFF” setting to “OFF” as described on p. 124.
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* Once everything is properly connected (p. 24), be sure to follow the procedure below to turn on their power. If you turn on
equipment in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction or equipment failure.
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* Before turning the unit on/off, always be sure to turn the volume down. Even with the volume turned down, you might
hear some sound when switching the unit on/off. However, this is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
NOTE
1. Turn the [MASTER] and [PHONES] knobs
completely to the left to lower the volume to “0.”
Setup
Turning the TD-30 On
Overview
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* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds) after turning the unit on is
required before it will operate normally.
4. Turn on the power to the connected audio
equipment.
knob (or [PHONES] knob) to the right to adjust
the volume level.
2. Turn down the volume control on the connected
audio equipment.
Performance
5. While hitting a pad, gradually turn the [MASTER]
3. On the TD-30’s rear panel, turn on the [ON] switch.
Turning the TD-30 off
Settings
Also adjust the volume of the connected audio device to
the appropriate level.
NOTE
Settings that you edit on the TD-30 are saved when
you turn off the unit. Be sure to turn off the unit by
pressing the [ON] switch.
When you turn the TD-30 on, the following screen will
appear.
and the connected audio equipment.
Expansion
1. Completely turn down the volume of the TD-30
2. Turn off the power to the connected audio
equipment.
In this screen you can specify whether the auto off
function (p. 124) will be enabled or disabled.
Explanation
[F1] (OFF) button
The auto off function will be
disabled.
[F5] (4 HOURS) button
When four hours have elapsed
without any pad being struck or
any operation being performed,
the unit will turn off automatically.
The screen will indicate “Please wait. Now saving...”, and
the unit will turn off when the settings have been saved.
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* If you need to turn off the power completely, first
turn off the unit, then unplug the power cord from
the power outlet. Refer to “Power Supply” (p. 6).
This screen will not appear if the auto off function is
turned “OFF.”
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Appendices
Button
3. Turn off the TD-30’s [ON] switch.
Adjusting the Hi-Hat and Mesh Pads
Making Hi-hat Settings
If you’re using the VH-13, VH-12, or VH-11 V-hi-hat, adjust the offset on the TD-30.
This adjustment is required for pedal movements such as open or close to be detected correctly.
* If you do not make hi-hat’s setting correctly, it may cause malfunction. For details on attaching the hi-hat to the stand, refer
to the owner’s manual of each device.
Settings for the VH-13/VH-12
1. Set the Trigger Type for hi-hat to “VH13” (or “VH12”) (p. 126).
2. In the TRIGGER HI-HAT screen (p. 128), press the [F4] (OFFSET) button.
The VH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT screen will appear.
MEMO
You can also adjust the offset by holding down the TD-30’s [KIT] button and pressing the [TRIGGER] button.
3. Loosen the clutch screw of the top hi-hat and let it sit on the bottom hi-hat.
* Do NOT touch the hi-hats or the pedal.
4. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The “VH Offset” parameter is set automatically (approx. 3 seconds).
The [TRIGGER] button stops flashing and remains lit.
MEMO
If you need, make further adjustments to the parameters, refer to “Hi-Hat Settings (HI-HAT)” (p. 128).
Settings for the VH-11
1. After making the hi-hat settings, release your foot from the pedal, and while keeping your foot off the pedal,
turn on the unit to the TD-30.
2. Loosen the clutch screw and let the hi-hat rest naturally on the motion sensor unit.
3. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
4. Press the [F3] (HI-HAT) button.
The TRIGGER HI-HAT screen will appear.
5. Set the Trigger Type for hi-hat to “VH11” (p. 126).
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Adjusting the Hi-Hat and Mesh Pads
6. While reading the meter displayed on the right side of the TD-30’s screen, adjust the offset with the VH-11’s
VH offset adjustment screw.
appear in the meter.
Overview
Adjust the offset so that the
MEMO
If you need, make further adjustments to the parameters, refer to “Hi-Hat Settings (HI-HAT)” (p. 128).
Setup
Adjusting Mesh Head Tension
Before playing you must adjust the mesh pad tension first.
You can tune/adjust the head tension as you would with an acoustic drum, to get the same dynamic “feel.”
* The pad will function at it’s best if you are sure to:
Performance
• Adjust the head evenly so that it does not sag.
• Adjust the tuning bolts so that they are not loose.
1. Adjust each tuning bolt little by little, across the head as indicated in the illustration.
4
6
2
1
Settings
5
3
* Fully tightening a tuning bolt at only a single location produces uneven tensioning, and correct playing dynamics may not
be achieved. Even tuning/tensioning is very important.
2. Adjust the tightness of each tuning bolt so that the head is tensioned evenly.
• Head tension will not affect the actual tuning of the sound you are playing. For that you need to adjust sound parameters
in the sound module you are using. For details, refer to “Editing an Instrument’s Settings (EDIT)” (p. 56).
Expansion
MEMO
• Head tension will not affect the actual tuning of the sound you are playing. For that you need to adjust sound parameters
in the sound module you are using. Also, head tension may change depending on usage. Adjust as needed.
Appendices
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Listening to the Demo Songs
The demo songs introduce the TD-30’s sounds and expressive capability.
The drums on these songs were recorded from the TD-30 to a sequencer in realtime.
* When playing back the demo song, turn the [MASTER] and [PHONES] knobs to the left (counterclockwise) to bring the
volume level down. The sound levels (volume) of the instruments may be louder when the demo song is played back.
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* No data for the music that is played will be output from the MIDI OUT connector and the USB COMPUTER port.
1. Press the [CHAIN] and [TRIGGER] button simultaneously.
The DEMONSTRATION screen will appear.
2. Press the [F5] (PLAY) button or [PLAY] button.
The demo song is played.
All songs will play consecutively.
When the last song has finished playing, playback will return to the first song and continue.
While the song plays, you can use the function buttons to mute a specific part.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (DRUMS) button
You can MUTE the entire drum kit part.
[F2] (BACKING) button *
You can MUTE all the backing instruments.
* The [F2] (BACKING) button will appear only if you’ve selected a demo song that contains a backing part.
3. To stop the playback mid-way through a song, press the [F4] (STOP) or [STOP] button.
MEMO
• When you press the button, you’ll return to the beginning of the song that was playing.
• You can change the volume balance with GROUP FADERS (p. 28).
• Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TEMPO] button to turn the metronome click (p. 82) on/off.
• The click sounds with the settings which you set before you enter the DEMONSTRATION screen.
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT screen.
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Listening to the Demo Songs
Changing the Drum Kit Used
Overview
Normally, the demo songs will be played using the drum kit recommended for each song. However, you are free to listen to
the demo songs played using a different drum kit.
1. In the DEMONSTRATION screen, select the kit that you want to use.
2. Use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial to select a drum kit.
Parameter
Explanation
TD-30 PRESET
The TD-30’s preset drum kit
TD-20X PRESET
The TD-20X’s preset drum kit
USER
A drum kit in user memory
USB MEMORY
A backup drum kit saved on a USB flash drive
Backup
1–99
If you selected “USB MEMORY” for “Memory,” select a backup.
Kit
Select the kit that you want to use.
Memory
Setup
Value
You can change the drum kit while the demo song is either playing or stopped.
If you switch songs, the song will play with the recommended drum kit specified for that song.
Performance
Settings
Expansion
Appendices
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MEMO
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Performance
Drum Kit
A “drum kit” consists of a sound selection for each pad,
together with effect settings, etc. (p. 17).
Selecting a Drum Kit
Here’s how to select a drum kit and perform.
1. Press the [KIT] button.
The [KIT] button will light, and the DRUM KIT screen will
appear.
Selecting a Drum Kit from the List
(LIST)
You can select a drum kit by accessing the list of
available kits.
1. Press the [KIT] button.
The DRUM KIT screen will appear.
2. Press the [F1] (LIST) button.
The DRUM KIT LIST screen will appear.
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select drum
kits.
MEMO
• Footswitches or pads can be programmed to make
selections (p. 117).
• The selected or current kit number is indicated at all
times in the number display at the left of the display.
About the DRUM KIT screen
This screen is the TD-30’s main screen; it will appear
when you press the [KIT] button.
Drum kit name
Effect on/off status
Button
Explanation
[F1] (LIST) button
Displays the drum kit list.
[F2] (FUNC) button
Edits settings for each drum kit.
[F3] (NAME) button
Assigns a name to the drum kit
(p. 48).
[F5] (XSTICK) button
Selects whether cross-stick
techniques can be used (p. 49).
MEMO
Regardless of which screen is displayed, you can press
the [KIT] button to access the DRUM KIT screen.
However, this will not work from the PATTERN REC
STANDBY screen or the PATTERN RECORDING screen
(p. 99).
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Button
Explanation
[F1] ( PAGE) button
The previous page of the list
appears.
[F2] (PAGE ) button
The next page of the list appears.
3. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor buttons to
select a drum kit.
4. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
Drum Kit
Here’s how to adjust the drum kit’s volume and tempo.
1. Press the [KIT] button.
Assigning a Tempo for Each Kit
(TEMPO)
When you select a drum kit of which Kit Tempo is set to
“ON,” the tempo you define here will be set automatically.
Overview
Making Settings for Drum Kit
(FUNC)
This lets you check the tempo before you start playing.
The DRUM KIT screen will appear.
2. Press the [F2] (FUNC) button.
3. Use the [F1]–[F5] buttons to select the setting
Explanation
[F1] (VOLUME)
button
Specifies the drum kit’s volume.
[F2] (TEMPO) button
Specifies the tempo.
[F3] (BRUSH) button
Specifies the brushes.
[F4] (PAD PTN) button
Turns the Pad Pattern function
on/off.
[F5] (MONITOR) button
Monitors the output volume of
each jack.
5. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select a
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Tempo is not defined
Kit Tempo
Tempo
OFF
Switching drum kits will
not change the tempo.
ON
Tempo is defined
20–260
Defined tempo
MEMO
When you select a kit of which Kit Tempo is set to
“ON,” the defined tempo appears in the upper right of
the DRUM KIT screen.
Performance
Button
Setup
that you want to make.
6. Use the [–] [+] buttons or dial to specify the
Settings
value.
7. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
Adjusting the Volume (VOLUME)
If the tempo of the individual drum kit is at a different
setting than the tempo of the overall TD-30, an “*” is
shown before the tempo.
You can adjust the drum kit’s volume
Expansion
Value
Explanation
Kit Volume
0–127
Volume of the entire
drum kit
Pedal HH
Volume
0–127
Volume of the hi-hat’s foot
closed sound
XStick Volume 0–127
Appendices
Parameter
Volume of cross stick
sound
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Drum Kit
Playing Brushes (BRUSH)
In each kit, you can choose whether sticks or brushes will
be used.
Naming a Drum Kit (NAME)
You can rename the currently selected kit; the maximum
is 12 characters.
1. Press the [KIT] button.
The DRUM KIT screen will appear.
2. Press the [F3] (NAME) button.
The DRUM KIT NAME screen will appear.
Parameter
Brush Switch
Value
Explanation
OFF
For using sticks
ON
For using brushes
MEMO
When Brush Switch is set to “ON,” the brush icon
appears in the DRUM KIT screen.
3. Edit the name.
For details on how to edit a name, refer to “Assigning a
Name” (p. 29).
4. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
Turning the Pad Pattern Function
On/Off (PAD PTN)
This function allows you to turning the Pad Pattern
function on/off.
For more about the Pad pattern function, refer to
“Playing a Pattern by Striking a Pad (Pad Pattern)
(PATTERN)” (p. 60).
Viewing the Output Level
(MONITOR)
You can view the volume that is being output from the
MASTER OUT, PHONES, or DIRECT OUT jacks.
Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to choose the jacks.
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Drum Kit
Playing Cross Stick (XSTICK)
1. Press the [KIT] button.
DRUM KIT screen will appear.
2. Press the [F5] (XSTICK) button.
Each time you press the button, cross-stick will alternate
between enabled and disabled.
For user memory, you can rearrange the data by exchanging
the copy-source and copy-destination drum kits.
NOTE
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want
to keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash
drive before you continue (p. 108).
Setup
Cross stick can be played
You can copy a drum kit from preset memory or from a
USB flash drive.
Overview
For each kit, you can specify whether cross stick
techniques can be used.
Copying a Drum Kit
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
Cross stick not possible
Performance
2. Press the [F1] (KIT) button.
Copy-source
MEMO
• You can also use a foot switch or pad to enable or
disable cross-sticking (p. 117).
Settings
• When using the cross-stick technique, you can specify
the velocity at which the cross-stick sound will be
switched with the open rim shot sound (p. 134).
Copy-destination
3. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Button
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Expansion
[F1] (USER) button
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
[F3] (USB) button
You can choose from TD-30 or TD20X preset data. Select this if you
want to return to the factory-set
settings.
4. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F2] (PRESET) in step 3, specify whether
you’re copying from TD-30 or from TD-20X.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 3, select the copy-source
backup number.
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Appendices
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive.
Drum Kit
5. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
5. Press the [F4] (IMPORT) button.
The COPY KIT (IMPORT) screen will appear.
(Example: Copying a user memory drum kit)
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 3, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
6. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The drum kit will copied.
6. Press the [F1] (TD-20) button or the [F2] (TD-20X)
button to specify the type of backup data.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (TD-20) button
TD-20 backup data will be copied.
[F2] (TD-20X) button
TD-20X or TDW-20 backup data will
be copied.
(Example: When [F1] (TD-20X) is selected)
Copying Fifty Drum Kits at a Time
You can copy fifty drum kits in a single operation.
Proceed as described in “Copying a drum kit,” but change
steps 2 as follows.
In step 2, choose [F4] (50 KITS).
7. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
Copy-source
Copying TD-20/TD-20X Drum Kits
Here's how to copy a kit from TD-20, TD-20X, or TDW-20
backup data.
1. Find the backup data that you want to copy, and
Copy-destination
8. Press the [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
copy it to your USB flash drive (p. 110).
2. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
3. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
4. Press the [F5] (A
COPY C screen.
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B C) button twice to access the
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
9. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The kit data will be copied from the USB flash drive.
MEMO
Pad pattern settings and multi-effect settings are not
copied. Make these settings as necessary.
Drum Kit
2. Press the [F3] (C EDIT) button.
CHAIN EDIT screen will appear.
Chain number
Steps
Overview
Specifying the Order in Which
Drum Kits will be Recalled (CHAIN)
“Drum kit chain” allows you to step through the drum
kits of your choice and in the order you want. The TD-30
lets you create and store 16 different chains of up to 32
steps each.
You can specify the order in which you’ll be using drum
kits in your live performance; this makes it easy for you to
step through them as desired.
Button
Explanation
Step 1
Drum kit
7
Step 2
Drum kit
13
Step 32
Drum kit
23
Step 1
Drum kit
1
Step 2
Drum kit
14
Step 32
Drum kit
5
[F1] (INSERT) button
A step with the same kit is inserted
at the cursor position, and steps
after this point are moved back
one place.
Setup
Chain 1
Chain 2
[F5] (NAME) button
Chain 16
Step 1
Drum kit
3
Step 2
Drum kit
8
Step 32
Drum kit
11
3. Use the dial, [–] [+] buttons, and cursor buttons
to edit the drum kit chain.
Use the [–] [+] buttons
or dial to select the
chain number.
Use the [–] [+] buttons or
dial to select a drum kit.
Settings
Creating a Drum Kit Chain
You can name a drum kit chain.
Performance
[F2] (DELETE) button
Step at the cursor position is
deleted, and steps after this point
are moved forward one place.
1. Press the [CHAIN] button to switch drum kit
chain on.
The [CHAIN] button will light, and the DRUM KIT CHAIN
screen will appear.
4. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
Expansion
Use the cursor [ ] [ ]
buttons to select a step.
CHAIN screen.
Button
[F1] ( CHAIN#) button
[F2] (CHAIN# ) button
Select a drum kit chain.
Appendices
[F3] (C EDIT) button
Explanation
Create, edit, or rename a drum kit
chain.
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Drum Kit
Naming a Drum Kit Chain (NAME)
Each chain’s name can use up to 12 characters.
1. Select the drum kit chain you want to name in the
DRUM KIT CHAIN screen.
2. Press the [F3] (C EDIT) button.
3. Press the [F5] (NAME) button.
CHAIN NAME screen will appear.
Switching drum kits
1. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to recall the
drum kits in the step order you specified.
2. When you’ve finished performing, press the
[CHAIN] button to make it go dark, or press the
[EXIT] button.
The drum kit chain function will turn off.
MEMO
• You can assign a footswitch or pad to recall a drum kit
chain or a drum kit. For details, refer to “Assigning a
Function to a Footswitch or Pad (CONTROL)” (p. 117).
• If differences in volume levels between kits is a
problem, press the [MIXER] button and adjust “Kit
Volume” (the overall kit volume (p. 65)).
4. Edit the name.
For details on how to edit a name, refer to “Assigning a
Name” (p. 29).
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the CHAIN
EDIT screen.
Using a Drum Kit Chain
Here’s how to select a drum kit chain you’ve created, and
step through the drum kits in the order you want to use
them.
Selecting a drum kit chain
1. Press the [CHAIN] button to make it light.
The drum kit chain function will turn on.
Copying a Drum Kit Chain
You can copy a drum kit chain from preset memory or
from a USB flash drive.
For user memory, you can rearrange the data by
exchanging the copy-source and copy-destination drum
kit chains.
NOTE
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want
to keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash
drive before you continue (p. 108).
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
2. Press the [F5] (A
COPY C screen.
2. Press the [F1] (
CHAIN#) button or [F2] (CHAIN#
) buttons to select the chain number that you
want to use.
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B C) button twice to access the
Drum Kit
3. Press the [F2] (CHAIN) button.
Copy-source
Overview
Copy-destination
4. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Setup
Button
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
Copy from preset memory.
[F5] (USB) button
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive
Performance
[F1] (USER) button
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 4, select the copy-source
backup number.
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
Settings
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying a user memory drum kit chain)
Expansion
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 4, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The drum kit chain will be copied.
Appendices
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Instrument
Here’s how to select and edit sounds, such as the snare
drum and kick drum.
Selecting an Instrument
All the TD-30 sounds are referred to as “instruments
(INST).”
1. Press the [INST] button.
The [INST] button will light, and the INST screen will
appear.
Type of instrument
(Instrument group)
V-EDIT icon
Selecting an Instrument from the
List (LIST)
Here you can select from the list of all available
instruments.
1. Press the [INST] button.
2. Press the [F1] (LIST) button.
INST LIST screen will appear.
The pad you’re editing
Button
Name of instrument
[F1] ( CATEG) button
The “V-EDIT” icon is shown in edit screens that allow
V-EDIT (p. 56).
Button
Explanation
[F1] (LIST) button
Displays the instrument list.
[F2] (EDIT) button
Edits instrument settings (p. 56).
[F3] (CONTROL) button
Lets you use the pads and pedal
as controllers (p. 60). You can use the
pads to play patterns, or make MIDI
settings for the pads and pedal.
[F4] (DEFAULT) button
Returns the instrument’s settings
to typical values (p. 62).
[F5] (H&R) button
Switches between selecting the
head and rim instruments as a set,
or selecting them independently.
2. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
3. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons to move the
cursor to “Group” or “Inst.”
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
instrument group/instrument.
5. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
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[F2] (CATEG ) button
[F3] ( GROUP) button
[F4] (GROUP ) button
[F5] (H & R) button
Explanation
Selects the instrument category.
Selects the instrument group.
Switches to select the head and
rim instruments simultaneously
(on) or individually (off ).
3. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
The INST LIST screen for the selected pad will appear.
4. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor buttons to
select the instrument.
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the INST
screen.
Instrument
If you turn the [F5] (H&R) button off, the following
information will be shown below the instrument
name. You’ll be able to obtain the effects that are
shown.
Choose with the TRIG SELECT buttons
1. Press the [INST] button.
Overview
The indication below the
instrument name
The [INST] button will light, and the INST screen will
appear.
2. Press the [1] or [15] button to select the pad (the
trigger input number).
The trigger input number is indicated in the upper part
of the screen.
Explanation
POSI
The tone will change according
to the striking position. For a
rim sound, the tone will change
depending on the depth at which
the stick strikes the rim.
Explanation
Unlit
Head is selected.
Lit
Rim is selected.
Performance
Display
[RIM] button
Use the Position Ctrl setting to turn
this effect on/off. You can specify
this only for specific trigger inputs
(p. 61).
Smoothes the interval between
notes according to the performance technique used, such as a
roll or flam.
XSTK
If the cross-stick switch is on (p. 49),
you’ll be able to play rim shots and
cross-stick separately.
Choosing a Pad to Edit
There are two basic ways to select the pad you want to
edit.
1. Press the [INST] button.
The [INST] button will light, and the INST screen will
appear.
When MIDI note number corresponding to a pad is
received, the pad is selected and shown in the screen.
Lock the Pad You Are Editing
(Trigger Lock)
If you want to hear your editing in the context of your
performance, you can prevent the edited pad from being
switched when you play.
1. Select the pad to be locked.
The settings screen for the pad appears.
2. Press the [LOCK] button to make it light.
Expansion
Choose by hitting a pad
MEMO
Settings
INTRVL
Setup
3. Press the [RIM] button to select the head or rim.
The pad is locked and other pads cannot be selected.
3. To release the lock, press the [LOCK] button to
make it go off.
MEMO
2. Strike a pad.
The settings screen for the struck pad appears.
To select a pad’s rim, strike the rim.
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Appendices
You can change the pad to be edited by pressing
the TRIG SELECT [1] or [15] button even if the [LOCK]
button is lit.
Instrument
Editing an Instrument’s
Settings (EDIT)
Here’s how to edit the settings of an instrument.
The procedure will differ depending on the type of
instrument.
Editing Acoustic Drum Sounds
(V-EDIT)
What is V-EDIT?
This is a function that allows you to simulate the tonal
changes produced by differences in the material, shape,
and size of an instrument. By choosing and tuning a
favorite head, or attaching muffling (a mute), you can
create your sound in an intuitive way just as when
adjusting an acoustic drum.
When V-EDIT can be used
V-EDIT is possible in the following instrument groups
“KICK,” “SNARE,” “TOM,” “HI-HAT,” “CRASH,” “SPLASH,”
“CHINA,” “STACKED CYMBAL,” or “RIDE.”
The following icon appears to indicate instruments
which are V-EDIT compatible.
Editing Other Instruments
You can edit instrument’s settings such as the “Pitch,”
“Decay Time,” and “Dynamic Pitch Bend” (p. 59).
Editing Procedure
1. Press the [INST] button.
2. Press the [F2] (EDIT) button.
INST EDIT screen will appear.
3. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
4. Use the [F1]–[F4] and cursor [
select the parameter.
] [ ] buttons to
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
6. When finished, press the [EXIT] button to return
to the INST screen.
MEMO
• You can return the settings of the currently selected
instrument to their standard values.
Press the [F4] button in the INST screen, or hold
down the [SHIFT] button in the INST EDIT screen;
a confirmation message will appear. Press the [F5]
(EXECUTE) button to return the instrument settings
to the standard values for that instrument.
• You can edit the head and rim instruments as a
pair. Each time you press the [F5] (H&R) button, you
will alternate between editing the head and rim
simultaneously or separately. However if instruments
from different instrument groups are selected for the
head and the rim, they will be edited separately even
if you’ve turned on the [F5] (H&R) button. This setting
is shown by the “HEAD” and “RIM” icons in the upper
left of the screen.
* For some instruments, raising or lowering the value
beyond a certain point may not produce further
change.
• KICK/SNARE/TOM: “Head Tuning”
• CRASH/SPLASH/CHINA/STACKED CYMBAL/RIDE:
“Sustain”
• Other Instruments: “Pitch,” “Decay Time,” and
“Dynamic Pitch Bend.”
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Instrument
SNARE
Overview
The edit screens for each pad
(INST EDIT screen)
KICK
Parameter
Value
Explanation
[F1] (SHELL) button
Value
Explanation
[F1] (SHELL) button
Shell Depth
NORMAL,
DEEP1–2
Depth of the shell
Beater Type
FELT, WOOD,
PLASTIC
Type of beater
[F2] (HEAD) button
Type of head
Head Tuning
-480–+480
Tuning of the head
[F3] (MUFFLE) button
Muffling
Snare Buzz
OFF, TAPE1–2,
Muffling (muting) setting
BLANKET, WEIGHT
OFF, 1–8
Resonance to the snare
Material of the shell
Shell Depth
1.0"–20.0"
Depth of the shell
[F2] (HEAD) button
Head Type
CLEAR, COATED,
PINSTRIPE
Type of head
Head Tuning
-480–+480
Tuning of the head
[F3] (MUFFLE) button
Muffling
OFF, TAPE1–2,
DOUGHNUTS1–2
Muffling (muting) setting
Strainer Adj.
OFF, LOOSE,
MEDIUM, TIGHT
Tension of the strainer
(resonating cords)
[F4] (MIC/ADD) button
OUTSIDE4–1,
STANDARD,
INSIDE1–4
Add Rim
Sound
OFF, TAMB,
909 CLAPS,
GATE HIT
-3–+3
Tonal change caused by
microphone position
Sound added to the rim
shot sound
If this is “OFF,” only the rim
shot sound will be heard.
Adjusts the volume balance of the sound added
by “Add Rim Sound.”
Mic Position
OUTSIDE4–1,
STANDARD,
INSIDE1–4
Tonal change caused by
microphone position
Level
Mic Size
NORMAL, LARGE
Emphasizes the
low-frequency portion of
the attack
* For some instruments, Material, Strainer Adj., and
Head Type cannot be edited.
Amount of resonance for
the entire drum kit
* PINSTRIPE is a registered trademark of Remo Inc.,
U.S.A.
You can assign the footswitch or a pad to turn off
the snare’s strainer (Strainer Adj. = OFF). Please refer
to “Assigning a Function to a Footswitch or Pad
(CONTROL)” (p. 117).
Expansion
MEMO
Settings
Mic Position
[F4] (MIC/RES) button
Kit Resonance OFF, 1–8
Performance
Head Type
CLEAR, COATED,
PINSTRIPE
WOOD, STEEL,
BRASS
Setup
Parameter
Material
Appendices
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Instrument
TOM
HI-HAT
Parameter
Value
Explanation
[F1] (SHELL) button
Shell Depth
NORMAL,
DEEP1–2
Parameter
Depth of the shell
Head Type
CLEAR, COATED,
PINSTRIPE
Type of head
Head Tuning
-480–+480
Tuning of the head
Size
Muffling
OFF, TAPE1–2,
FELT1–2
Muffling (muting) setting
Snare Buzz
OFF, 1–8
Resonance to the snare
Hi-hat diameter
Add Sound
Allows you to add
OFF, TAMBOURINE, tambourine, cabasa, or
CABASA,
cowbell to the hi-hat. The
COWBELL
percussion groove will be
added to the hi-hat.
Level
-3–+3
Adjusts the volume
balance of the added
sound.
[F3] (FIXED) button
[F4] (MIC) button
Tonal change caused by
microphone position
1"–40"
[F2] (ADD) button
[F3] (MUFFLE) button
OUTSIDE4–1,
STANDARD,
INSIDE1–4
Explanation
[F1] (SIZE) button
[F2] (HEAD) button
Mic Position
Value
NORMAL
The openness will be
controlled by the pedal.
FIXED1–4
The openness will be
fixed.
Fixed Hi-Hat
[F4] (MIC) button
Mic Position
OUTSIDE2–1,
STANDARD,
INSIDE1–2
Tonal change caused by
microphone position
* For some instruments, Mic Position cannot be edited.
MEMO
The closed hi-hat position (Fixed Hi-Hat = FIXED2)
can be enabled by pressing an optional footswitch
or hitting a pad switch. Please refer to “Assigning a
Function to a Footswitch or Pad (CONTROL)” (p. 117).
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Instrument
Instruments for which V-EDIT is not
available
Electronic instruments (Dynamic pitch bend)
Overview
CRASH, SPLASH, CHINA, STACKED CYMBAL,
RIDE
This function can be used with electronic instruments.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
[F1] (SIZE) button
1"–40"
Cymbal diameter
If “Dynamic pitch bend” is on, you’ll be able to change
the pitch by varying the force (velocity) with which you
strike the pad.
[F2] (SIZZLE) button
Sizzle Type
Setup
Size
The following settings will be available if you’ve selected
certain instruments from the “SNARE ELEC,” “KICK ELEC,”
or “TOM ELEC” instrument groups.
OFF, RIVET, CHAIN,
Type of sizzle
BEADS
Sizzle Amount -3–+3
Amount of sizzle
[F3] (SUSTAIN) button
Sustain
-31–+31
Length of sustain
Mic Position
OUTSIDE2–1,
STANDARD,
INSIDE1–2
Parameter
Tonal change caused by
microphone position
Value
Explanation
Performance
[F4] (MIC) button
[F1] (PITCH) button
Basic Pitch
-480–+480
Pitch
Dynamic
Bend
OFF, ON
Turns dynamic pitch bend
on/off
Bend Depth
-24–+24
Amount of pitch change
controlled by velocity
Bend Time
-31–+31
Time over which currently
controlled pitch change will
occur
Settings
[F2] (DECAY) button
Decay Time
-31–+31
Length of the decay
* Depending on the “Basic Pitch” setting of the
instrument, there may be cases in which raising (or
lowering) a value does not produce further change.
Other instruments
Expansion
Value
Explanation
Pitch
-480–+480
Pitch
Decay Time
-31–+31
Duration of the sound
(decay time)
Appendices
Parameter
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Instrument
Using the Pads to Control the
Pattern or Sound (CONTROL)
Lets you use a pad or pedal to play a pattern or modify
the sound.
1. Press the [INST] button.
2. Press the [F3] (CONTROL) button.
3. Select the pad that you want to edit.
* The performance of a pattern played back by the
pad pattern function cannot be recorded into the
sequencer.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
PadPtn
Master Sw
OFF, ON
Specifies whether the
Pad Pattern function will
be used (ON) or not used
(OFF).
Pad Ptn
OFF, P1–P100,
U101–U200
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
4. Press the [F1]–[F5] and cursor [
select the parameter.
] [ ] buttons to
5. Use the [F1]–[F5] buttons to select the setting
Button
Explanation
[F1] (PATTERN) button
Lets you play a pattern by striking
a pad.
[F2] (PDLBEND) button
Specifies the amount of pitch
change that will be controlled by
the depth to which you press the
hi-hat pedal.
[F3] (POSI) button
Enables/disables tonal changes
controlled by the strike position.
[F5] (MIDI) button
Lets you make MIDI settings.
6. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust
settings.
Tap Ptn Mute
Grp
to the INST screen.
Playing a Pattern by Striking a Pad
(Pad Pattern) (PATTERN)
If different patterns have been assigned to two or more
pads, striking another pad while a pattern is playing
back will cause pattern playback to switch to the newly
selected pattern.
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ON
The pattern plays back
with the velocity changing
in response to the
strength with which the
pad is struck.
This setting is enabled
only if a pattern whose
Play Type is “TAP” (p. 98) is
assigned to multiple pads.
7. When finished, press the [EXIT] button to return
The Pad Pattern function starts playback of a pattern
when a pad is struck. This function provides a
very convenient way to use patterns during a live
performance.
OFF
The pattern plays back
at the velocity set for the
pattern, regardless of the
strength with which the
pad is struck.
Pad Ptn
Velocity
that you want to make.
Selects the played back
pattern when the pad is
struck.
If all pads are set to “OFF,”
icon appears.
If one sound (pattern)
is set to play before the
previous sound (pattern)
has finished playing, this
setting allows you to
either have the previous
sound stop and the
subsequent sound start
playing or have the two
sounds layered.
OFF, 1–8
• Patterns set to the same
number
The previous sound
stops while in progress,
and the subsequent
sound (pattern) starts
playing.
• Patterns set to the
different numbers
The previous sound
continues to play to the
end, while the subsequent
sound (pattern) is
superimposed on it.
MEMO
For more about patterns, refer to “Pattern Sequencer”
(p. 89).
Instrument
Parameter
Explanation
Specifies the amount of
pitch change produced by
the hi-hat pedal.
-24–0–+24
MIDI settings for each pad
Parameter
You can set this for
each pad (head and rim
separately) in semitone
units.
Explanation
0 (C -)–127 (G 9)
Transmitted MIDI note
number
OFF
Note messages are not
transmitted.
CH1–CH16
MIDI transmit channel for
each pad.
GLOBAL
Transmits on the same
channel as the drum kit
part (p. 141).
0.1–8.0 s
Duration of the note
sent from each pad (See
the text box “About gate
time”)
Tx Channel
Gate Time
You can enable or disable tonal changes produced by
varying the strike position or the nuance of your rim
shots.
Value
OFF, ON
Explanation
Note No. (Open)
MIDI note number transmitted by
open hi-hat
Note No. (Closed)
MIDI note number transmitted by
closed hi-hat
Note No. (Pedal)
MIDI note number transmitted by
pedal hi-hat (Foot closed)
Explanation
Each of these settings
enables (ON) or disables
(OFF) tonal change
controlled by the
respective strike position
or rim shot nuance.
Position Ctrl
Parameter
MIDI note numbers transmitted by the snare
Explanation
SNARE (Head):
Strike position
Note No.
MIDI note number transmitted by
head shot and rim shot
SNARE (Rim):
Rim shot nuance
Note No. (Brush)
MIDI note number transmitted by
brush sweep
TOM (Rim):
Rim shot nuance
Note No. (XStick)
MIDI note number transmitted by
cross stick
RIDE (Bow):
Strike position
.
AUX (Rim):
Rim shot nuance
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Appendices
Parameter
Expansion
Parameter
MIDI note numbers transmitted by the hi-hat
Settings
You can set this for the snare (head, rim), tom (rim), ride
(bow), and AUX (rim) trigger inputs.
Performance
Value
Note No.
Enabling/Disabling Tonal Change
Controlled by Strike Position or
Rim Shot Nuance (POSI)
Setup
Pedal Bend
Range
Value
Making MIDI Settings for Each Pad
(MIDI)
Overview
Using the Hi-Hat Pedal to Change
an Instrument’s Pitch (PDLBEND)
Instrument
When setting multiple pads to the same note
number
When the note number is set to be more than one pad,
the instrument assigned to the pad with the lowest
trigger input number is played. When note numbers for
the head and rim are duplicated, the head instrument is
played.
MEMO
An asterisk (*) appears at the right of the note
number for trigger inputs that are not sounded.
Example:
Note number “38 (D 2)” is set for the head and rim of
trigger input 2 SNARE and the head of trigger input
3 TOM 1. In this case, when note number 38 (D2) is
received, the instrument assigned to the head of trigger
input 2 SNARE is played.
Setting an instrument to the
Default Values (DEFAULT)
Here’s how to set an instrument’s settings (p. 56) to their
default values.
NOTE
If you edit the settings, the original instrument
settings will be lost.
If you want to keep those settings, back them up to a
USB flash drive before you continue (p. 108).
1. Press the [INST] button.
2. Select the pad that you want to set to its default
settings.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
About the gate time
Percussion sound modules normally produce
sound only in response to “Note on” messages, and
ignore “Note off” messages. However generalpurpose sound modules or samplers do receive
the note-off messages that are transmitted and
respond by turning off the sound.
For example, if you are triggering a “loop” in a
sampler, or other sounds then the gate time
parameter is very important. With the factory
defaults (preset values), the transmitted gate time
is set to the minimum value.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
3. Press the [F4] (DEFAULT) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
If you decide to cancel the operation, press the [F1]
(CANCEL) button.
4. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The instrument will be set to its default settings.
MEMO
In the INST EDIT screen, you can also set an
instrument to its default values by holding down the
[SHIFT] button and pressing the [F4] button.
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Instrument
Copying an Instrument
When copying an instrument, you can choose whether
to include the Pad Compressor and Pad EQ settings (p. 68).
For user memory, you can rearrange the data by
exchanging the copy-source and copy-destination
instruments.
NOTE
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
If you selected [F2] (PRESET) in step 3, specify whether
you’re copying from TD-30 or from TD-20X.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 3, select the copy-source
backup number.
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to select the copied content (Copy Target).
Value
Explanation
with Pad Comp/EQ
The pad’s instrument settings
(Instrument, V-Edit), Pad Compressor, and Pad EQ settings (p. 68) will
be copied.
Inst/VEdit Only
Only the pad’s instrument settings
(Instrument, V-Edit) will be copied.
Pad Comp/EQ Only
Only the Pad Compressor and Pad
EQ settings (p. 68) will be copied.
button.
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying an instrument from a USB flash drive)
Performance
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) button or [F5] (COPY)
Setup
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want
to keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash
drive before you continue (p. 108).
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
Overview
You can copy an instrument from preset memory or from
a USB flash drive.
4. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
2. Press the [F2] (INST) button.
Copy-source
Settings
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 3, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
Copy-destination
3. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The instrument will copied.
Expansion
Button
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
[F1] (USER) button
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
Appendices
[F3] (USB) button
You can choose from TD-30 or TD20X preset data. Select this if you
want to return to the factory-set
settings.
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive.
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Instrument
Copying a Set of Multiple
Instruments
You can copy multiple instruments to another drum kit
in a single operation.
NOTE
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want
to keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash
drive before you continue (p. 108).
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
4. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source, copy-destination, or
Instrument set.
If you selected [F2] (PRESET) in step 3, specify whether
you’re copying from TD-30 or from TD-20X.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 3, select the copy-source
backup number.
The instrument set to copy can be selected from the
following.
Value
Explanation
KICK/SNR
Copy Kick and Snare.
TOMS 1–4
Copy Tom 1, 2, 3, and 4.
CYM SET
Copy Hi-Hat, Crash 1, 2, Ride, and
Edge.
AUX 1–4
Copy AUX 1, 2, 3, and 4.
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to select the copied content (Copy Target).
2. Press the [F3] (INST SET) button.
Copy-source
Explanation
with Pad Comp/EQ
The pad’s instrument settings
(Instrument, V-Edit), Pad Compressor, and Pad EQ settings (p. 68) will
be copied.
Inst/VEdit Only
Only the pad’s instrument settings
(Instrument, V-Edit) will be copied.
Pad Comp/EQ Only
Only the Pad Compressor and Pad
EQ settings (p. 68) will be copied.
Instrument set to copy
Copy-destination
3. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Button
Value
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) button or [F5] (COPY)
button.
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying an instrument from a USB flash drive)
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
[F1] (USER) button
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
[F3] (USB) button
You can choose from TD-30 or TD20X preset data. Select this if you
want to return to the factory-set
settings.
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive.
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 3, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The instrument will copied.
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Mixer
For each drum kit, settings such as the volume and pan
(stereo position) of each pad can be stored together.
Setting the Volume and Pan of
Each Pad
Here’s how to set the volume or pan on an individual pad
basis.
1. Press the [MIXER] button.
Pressing the [F5] (H & R) button in the [F1] (VOLUME),
[F2] (PAN), or [F3] (MIN VOL) setting screen, you can
choose to set the head and rim simultaneously or
individually.
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the DRUM
KIT screen.
Editing with the faders (MIX EDIT)
Setup
You can use the faders to adjust the volume and
minimum volume of each pad.
The [MIXER] button will light.
Overview
Settings such as volume and pan are made in the “mixer.”
MEMO
1. In the mixer’s VOLUME screen or
MINIMUM VOLUME screen, hold down
the [SHIFT] button and press the [MIXER]
button.
The [MIXER] button will light.
Performance
2. Use the [F1]–[F4] buttons to select the
parameter.
3. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons to select
it.
You can also use the cursor [
pad.
][
] buttons to select a
to make the setting.
Parameter
Value
] [ ] buttons
Explanation
[F1] (VOLUME) button
VOLUME
0–127
Volume of each pad
[F2] (PAN) button
PAN
L15–CTR–R15
Pan of each pad
[F3] (MIN VOL) button
pad you wish to adjust.
Display Fader
Display Fader
K
KICK
C
S
SNARE
C
1
R
2
E
TOMS
3
4
HI-HAT
0–15
Kit Volume
0–127
Volume of the entire
drum kit
Pedal HH
Volume
0–127
Volume of the hi-hat’s
sound
XStick Volume 0–127
AUX
MEMO
These settings are always common to the
head and rim.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
previous screen.
* After pressing the [EXIT] or [FADER] button,
the values for the GROUP FADERS faders may
not reflect the actual volume of the sound
assigned to that fader. Be sure to move the
faders a bit before making your setting.
Appendices
[F4] (KIT VOL) button
A
Expansion
MINIMUM
VOLUME
RIDE
A
Minimum volume of each
pad
This allows you to increase
the volume of the weakest
strike while maintaining
the volume of the
strongest strike. You can
use this to make a snare’s
“ghost notes” or cymbal
legato strikes more easily
audible.
CRASH
A
A
H
Settings
4. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor [
2. Move the fader which corresponds to the
Volume of cross stick
sound
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Mixer
Copying Mixer Settings
The drum kit mixer’s VOLUME (volume of each pad) and
PAN (stereo position of each pad) settings can be copied
to another drum kit in a single operation. You can also
copy from a drum kit in preset memory or a USB flash
drive.
If you’re copying from user memory, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination settings.
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F2] (PRESET) in step 4, specify whether
you’re copying from TD-30 or from TD-20X.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 4, select the copy-source
backup number.
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying a user memory mixer settings)
NOTE
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want
to keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash
drive before you continue (p. 108).
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
2. Press the [F5] (A
COPY B screen.
B C) button to access the
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 4, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The mixer settings will be copied.
3. Press the [F1] (VOLUME) or [F2] (PAN) button to
select the settings that you want to copy.
(Example: When [F1] (VOLUME) is selected)
4. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Button
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
[F1] (USER) button
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
[F3] (USB) button
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You can choose from TD-30 or TD20X preset data. Select this if you
want to return to the factory-set
settings
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive
Effects
The TD-30 provides the following effects, and allows you
to make detailed settings for each effect.
Explanation
PAD COMPRESSOR/
PAD EQ
These are a compressor and
equalizer that can be specified for
each pad (p. 68).
This simulates the acoustics or
reverberation of the location in
which you’re playing the drums.
AMBIENCE SECTION
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[MASTER COMP] button.
The [MASTER COMP] button will light, EFFECTS SWITCH
screen will appear.
Setup
These settings are made for each
drum kit; you can specify the
amount of the effect that will be
applied to each pad (p. 69).
These switches allow you to turn the effects on/off within
each drum kit.
Here you can choose one of 21
different effects.
MULTI EFFECTS
MASTER COMPRESSOR/
MASTER EQ
These settings are made for each
drum kit; you can specify the
amount of the effect that will be
applied to each pad (p. 71).
MEMO
See also the section “Effects” (p. 18) in “Overview of the
TD-30.”
2. Press the function buttons to turn the following
on/off.
Button
Explanation
[F1] button
Turns the pad compressor on/off.
[F2] button
Turns the pad equalizer on/off.
[F3] button
Turns the ambience section on/off.
[F4] button
Turns the multi-effects on/off.
[F5] button
Turns the master compressor/
master EQ on/off.
Performance
These are a compressor and equalizer that are applied to the final
output of the sound. These settings
apply to each drum kit (p. 78).
Overview
Effect
Turning Effects On/Off
3. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
The on/off status of each effect is shown in the DRUM KIT
screen.
Settings
screen.
Expansion
Effect on/off status
Example: EQ setting
: On
: Off
Appendices
67
Effects
Adjusting Volume Change and
Tone (PAD COMPRESSOR/PAD EQ)
Here’s how to adjust the volume change (pad
compressor) and tone (pad equalizer) for each pad.
1. Press the [COMP/EQ] button.
Adjusting the Volume Change
(COMP)
A compressor adjusts the envelope (changes in the
volume over time) and changes the character of the
sound in response to playing dynamics.
The [COMP/EQ] button will light.
2. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
3. Use the [F2] (COMP), [F3] (EQ), or cursor buttons
Parameter
Value
Explanation
EMPHASIS
The “Time” setting will
be set to emphasize the
attack.
CRUSH
The “Time” setting will be
set to restrain the attack.
Type
COMP SOFT 1–2,
COMP MED,
COMP HARD,
LIMITER,
EXPANDER
This changes “Threshold”
and “Ratio” values.
Time
KICK 1–3,
SNARE1–3,
TOM 1–3,
CYM 1–2,
OTHER1–3
This changes “Attack,”
“Hold,” and “Release”
values.
to select the parameter.
Button
Explanation
[F2] (COMP) button
Adjusts the pad compressor.
[F3] (EQ) button
Adjusts the pad equalizer.
[F5] (H&R) button
You can choose to set the head and
rim simultaneously or individually.
Attack
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
* The sound may be distorted in a certain setting.
5. Press the [F1] or [F4] buttons to turn each effect
on/off.
For more detailed setting, adjust the parameters below.
Button
Explanation
[F1] button
Turns the pad compressor on/off.
[F4] button
Turns the pad equalizer on/off.
7. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Gain
-15–+12 dB
Output level of the
compressor
Threshold
-30–0 dB
Volume level at which
compression begins
Ratio
0.5:1–50:1
Compression ratio
Attack
0–100 ms
Time from when the
volume goes up the
threshold level until the
compressor effect applies
Hold
2–9999 ms
Time compression is kept
2–9999 ms
Time from when the
volume falls below the
threshold level until the
compressor effect no
longer applies
screen.
Release
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Effects
About Threshold and Ratio
0.5:1
1:1
Output Level
Ratio
Simulating the Acoustics
of a Performing Location
(AMBIENCE SECTION)
Overview
As shown in the diagram below, these parameters
determine how the volume is to be compressed.
1.7:1
Here you can modify the actual acoustics of the space in
which you’re playing the drums.
4:1
A wide variety of parameters to work with include,
overhead mic and room mic positioning, wall material,
“type” of room, reverb etc.
50:1
Setup
1. Press the [AMBIENCE] button.
[AMBIENCE] button will light, and the AMBIENCE
SECTION screen will appear.
Threshold
Input Level
You can use the three-band graphic equalizer (LOW/MID/
HIGH) to adjust individual sounds.
Explanation
Q
0.5–8.0
(only for MID)
Width of the frequency
range
A higher Q narrows the
affected area.
Freq
(Frequency)
20–1k (LOW),
20–8k (MID),
1k–8k (HIGH)
Center frequency
Gain
-15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut
Explanation
[F1] button
Turns the effect when using
overhead mics on/off.
[F2] button
Turns the ambience effect of the
room on/off.
[F3] button
Turns the reverb effect on/off.
[F4] (AMB ONLY) button
Auditions the ambience effect (p. 71).
[F5] (EDIT) button
Edits the ambience settings.
Expansion
Value
Button
Settings
Parameter
Performance
Adjusting the Tone (EQ)
Appendices
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Effects
Editing the Ambience (EDIT)
Here’s how to edit the ambience settings.
1. In the AMBIENCE SECTION screen, press the [F5]
(EDIT) button.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Room Size
TINY, SMALL,
MEDIUM, LARGE,
HUGE
Size of the room
Room Shape
0–100
Room shape and
reverberation length
Wall Type
CURTAIN, CLOTH,
WOOD, PLASTER, Wall material
CONCRETE, GLASS
Mic Position
NEXT DOOR,
LOW FLOOR,
LOW, MID LOW,
MID, MID HIGH,
HIGH, CEILING A,
CEILING B
Position of the ambience
mics
Level
0–127
Overall amount of
ambience
2. Use the [F2]–[F5] buttons and cursor buttons to
select the desired parameter.
Button
Explanation
[F4] (REVERB) button
[F2] (OVRHEAD) button
Adjusts the position of the
overhead mics.
Reverb Time
[F3] (ROOM) button
Edits the ambience of the room in
which you’re performing.
[F4] (REVERB) button
Edits the reverb settings.
[F5] (SEND) button
Adjusts the send level of each
effect for each pad (common to
head and rim).
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or dial to edit the values.
Parameter
Value
–
ON
–
Turn each effect on/off.
[F2] (OVRHEAD) button
LOW, MID,
STANDARD,
HIGH, EXT HIGH,
HIGH FLAT,
Height of the overhead
mics
Mic Width
MONO, 0.5m,
1.0m, 1.5m, 2.0m
Spacing of the overhead
mics
Level
0–127
Volume of the overhead
mics
Mic Height
[F3] (ROOM) button
Type
70
Hi Damp Freq 1000–10000 Hz
BEACH, LIVING
ROOM, BATH
ROOM, STUDIO,
GARAGE, LOCKER
ROOM, THEATER,
CAVE, GYMNASIUM, DOME
STADIUM, BOOTH
A, BOOTH B,
Type of room reverberaSTUDIO A, STUDIO tion
B, BASEMENT,
JAZZ CLUB, ROCK
CLUB, BALLROOM,
GATE, CONCERT
HALL, SPORTS
ARENA, EXPO
HALL, BOTTLE,
CITY, SPIRAL
Reverb time
Adjusts the frequency
above which the high
frequency content of
the reverb sound will be
reduced, or “damped.”
Adjusts the amount of
damping applied to the
frequency range selected
with Hi Damp Freq.
Hi Damp
1–100 %
Mid Freq
100–10000 Hz
Center frequency of the
middle range
Mid Gain
-15–+15 dB
Amount of mid-range
boost/cut
Lo Cut Freq
10–1000 Hz
The region below this
frequency will be cut.
Level
0–127
Reverb volume
Explanation
[F1] button
OFF
0.1–3.0 s
With a setting of “100 %,”
there will be no reduction
of the reverb’s highfrequency content.
[F5] (SEND) button
Amount of ambience
applied to each pad
MEMO
SEND LEVEL
0–127
• The head and rim will
have the same setting.
• In the SEND LEVEL
screen, you can hold
down the [SHIFT]
button and press the
[MIXER] button, and
then use the faders to
make adjustments.
4. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
Effects
Turning ambience on/off
1. Press the [AMBIENCE] button.
The [AMBIENCE] button will light, and the AMBIENCE
SECTION screen will appear.
2. Press the [F1]–[F3] buttons to turn each effect
on/off.
Applying Effects to the Sound
(MULTI EFFECTS)
Here you can apply various effects, such as adding depth
and spaciousness to the sound or shifting the pitch.
The TD-30 provides the following 21 types of effect.
Type
Explanation
[F1] button
Adjusts the position of the
overhead mics.
[F2] button
Edits the ambience of the room in
which you’re performing.
[F3] button
Edits the reverb settings.
MEMO
Auditioning the Ambience Effect
(AMB ONLY)
Page
FILTER+DRIVE
p. 75
REVERSE DELAY
p. 73
AUTO WAH
p. 76
TAPE ECHO
p. 73
LO-FI COMPRESS
p. 76
CHORUS
p. 73
DISTORTION
p. 76
PHASER
p. 73
OVERDRIVE
p. 76
STEP PHASER
p. 74
ISOLATOR
p. 76
FLANGER
p. 74
RING MODULATOR
p. 77
REVERB
p. 74
STEP RINGMOD
p. 77
LONG REVERB
p. 75
PITCH SHIFT
p. 77
SATURATOR
p. 75
AUTO PAN
p. 77
SUPER FILTER
p. 75
Editing the Multi-Effect
1. Press the [MULTI EFFECTS] button.
[MULTI EFFECTS] button will light, and the MULTI
EFFECTS screen will appear.
Settings
In the AMBIENCE SECTION screen, pressing the [F4] (AMB
ONLY) button will cause only the sound processed by
ambience to be output from the MASTER OUT jacks and
the PHONES jack. This is a convenient way to audition the
effect while you’re editing.
Type
p. 73
Performance
The settings of the ambience section can be turned
on/off together (p. 67).
Page
STEREO DELAY
Setup
Button
Overview
Here’s how to turn the various ambience effects on/off.
You can also audition the ambience effect from an
editing screen (OVERHEAD MICS, ROOM, REVERB screens)
by holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing the
[F4] button.
This function will be cancelled automatically when you
access a different screen.
to select a parameter.
Expansion
2. Use the [F2]–[F4] buttons and the cursor buttons
Appendices
71
Effects
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
[F2] (MFX) button
Type
Type of multi-effects (p. 71)
Level
0–127
Total effect level
[F3] (MFX SND) button
Effect send level for each
pad
MEMO
SEND LEVEL
0–127
• In the SEND LEVEL
screen, you can hold
down the [SHIFT]
button and press the
[MIXER] button, and
then use the faders to
make adjustments.
• You can choose to
set the head and rim
individually.
[F4] (DRY+MFX) button
NORMAL
The dry sound and effect
sound will be output.
Only the effect sound will
be output.
Auditioning the Multi-Effects
(MFX ONLY)
In the MULTI EFFECTS screen, pressing the [F5] (MFX
ONLY) button will cause the MASTER OUT jacks and
PHONES jack to output only the sound with multi-effects
applied. This is a convenient way to audition the effect
while you edit the settings.
In the MFX SEND LEVEL screen and MULTI EFFECTS
DRY+MFX screen, you can hold down the [SHIFT] button
and press the [F4] button to audition the sound of the
multi-effect.
This will be cancelled automatically when you access a
different screen.
Multi-Effects Parameters
About note values
Some effect parameters (such as Rate or Delay
Time) can be set by using note values.
Whenever the “BPM Sync” parameter is set to “ON,”
settings can be made in terms of a note value, so
when the effect is applied, it will be synchronized
to the tempo.
note:
MEMO
DRY+MFX *
MFX ONLY
• In the SEND LEVEL
screen, you can hold
down the [SHIFT]
button and press the
[MIXER] button, and
then use the faders to
make adjustments.
• This setting is shared by
head and rim.
* The DRY+MFX setting applies only to the output from the
MASTER OUT jacks and the PHONES jack.
Turning the multi-effects on/off
1. Press the [MULTI EFFECTS] button.
The [MULTI EFFECTS] button will light.
2. Press the [F1] button to turn multi-effects on/off.
You can also turn this setting on/off in the EFFECTS
SWITCH screen (p. 67).
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When “BPM Sync” is set to “OFF,” a numerical value
can be set for the relevant items.
* If you set the delay time as a note value,
slowing down the tempo will not change the
delay time beyond a certain length. There is
an upper limit for the delay time so if it is set
as a note value and you slow down the tempo
until this upper limit is reached, the delay time
cannot change any further. This upper limit is
the maximum value that can be specified when
setting the delay time as a numerical value.
Effects
STEREO DELAY
TAPE ECHO
Parameter
Value
Simulates a tape-type echo unit of the past.
Explanation
Parameter
Value
Explanation
OFF: Time specified as
numerical value
Rate
0–127
Tape speed
Intensity
0–127
Amount of echo repeat
OFF, ON
Time Left
0–1300 msec, note
Time Right
Adjusts the delay time
from when the direct
0–1300 msec, note
sound begins until the
right delay sound is heard.
ON: Time specified as note
value
Adjusts the delay time
from when the direct
sound begins until the left
delay sound is heard.
Proportion of the
delay sound that is to be
returned to the input.
Negative(-) settings invert
the phase.
-98–+98 %
Phase Left
NORMAL, INVERSE Phase of the delay sound
Phase Right
NORMAL, INVERSE Phase of the delay sound
Wet Gain Low -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for
the effect sound’s lower
range
Wet Gain High -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for
the effect sound’s upper
range
Threshold
DlyTime
Explanation
0–127
Volume at which the
reverse delay will begin to
be applied
OFF: Reverse delay time
DlyTime specified as
numerical value
ON: reverse delay time
DlyTime specified as note
value
Delay time from when
sound is input into the
0–1300 msec, note
reverse delay until the
delay sound is heard
-98–+98 %
PreDelay
0.0–100 msec
Adjusts the delay time
from the direct sound
until the chorus sound is
heard.
Rate
0–127
Frequency of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
Phase
0–180 deg
Spatial spread of the
sound
Type of filter
OFF: no filter is used
Filter Type
OFF, LPF, HPF
LPF: cuts the low
frequency range
HPF: cuts the high
frequency range
200–8000 Hz
Center frequency when
using the filter to cut a
specific frequency range
PHASER
A phase-shifted sound is added to the original sound
and modulated.
Parameter
Value
Mode
4-STAGE, 8-STAGE, Number of stages in the
12-STAGE
phaser
Explanation
Manual
0–127
Adjusts the basic
frequency from which the
sound will be modulated.
Rate
0–127
Frequency of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
Resonance
0–127
Amount of feedback
Appendices
Feedback
Value
OFF, ON
Explanation
Expansion
BPM Sync
Value
Cutoff
This is a reverse delay that adds a reversed sound of the
input sound as a delayed sound. A chorus is connected
immediately after the reverse delay.
Parameter
Parameter
Settings
REVERSE DELAY
This is a stereo chorus. A filter is provided so that you can
adjust the timbre of the chorus sound.
Performance
Feedback
CHORUS
Setup
BPM Sync
Overview
This is a stereo delay.
Proportion of the
delay sound that is to
be returned to the input
of the reverse delay.
Negative(-) settings invert
the phase.
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Effects
STEP PHASER
REVERB
This is a stereo phaser. The phaser effect will be varied
gradually.
Parameter
Value
Mode
4-STAGE, 8-STAGE, Number of stages in the
12-STAGE
phaser
Manual
0–127
Explanation
Adjusts the basic frequency
from which the sound will
be modulated.
Rate
0–127
Frequency of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
Resonance
0–127
Amount of feedback
Step Rate
0–127
Rate of the step-wise
change in the phaser
effect
FLANGER
This is a stereo flanger. (The LFO has the same phase for
left and right.) It produces a metallic resonance that rises
and falls like a jet airplane taking off or landing.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
PreDelay
0.0–100 msec
Adjusts the delay time
from when the direct
sound begins until the
flanger sound is heard.
Rate
0–127
Frequency of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
Phase
0–180 deg
Spatial spread of the
sound
Feedback
-98–+98 %
Adjusts the proportion of
the flanger sound that is
fed back into the effect.
Negative (-) settings will
invert the phase.
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Adds reverberation to the direct sound, simulating an
acoustic space.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Type of reverb
ROOM1: dense reverb
with short decay
ReverbType
ROOM1, ROOM2,
STAGE1, STAGE2
ROOM2: sparse reverb
with short decay
STAGE1: reverb with
greater late reverberation
STAGE2: reverb with
strong early reflections
PreDelay
0.0–100 msec
Adjusts the delay time
from the direct sound
until the reverb sound is
heard.
ReverbTime
0–127
Time length of reverberation
Adjusts the frequency
above which the reverberant sound will be cut.
HFDamp
200–8000 Hz,
BYPASS
As the frequency is set
lower, more of the high
frequencies will be cut,
resulting in a softer and
more muted reverberance
(BYPASS: no cut).
Wet Gain Low -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for the
effect sound’s lower range
Wet Gain High -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for the
effect sound’s upper range
Effects
LONG REVERB
SUPER FILTER
Parameter
Reverb Time
0–127
Time length of reverberation
Character
0–5
Type of reverb
PreLPF
16–15000 Hz,
BYPASS
Frequency of the filter that
cuts the high-frequency
content of the input
sound (BYPASS: no cut)
PreHPF
BYPASS,
16–15000 Hz
Frequency of the filter that
cuts the low-frequency
content of the input
sound (BYPASS: no cut)
Pre EQ Freq
200–8000 Hz
Frequency of the filter
that boosts/cuts a specific
frequency region of the
input sound
-15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut
produced by the filter at
the specified frequency
region of the input sound
Pre EQ Gain
0–127
Depth of the effect
HFDamp
16–15000 Hz,
BYPASS
Frequency at which the
high-frequency content of
the resonant sound will be
cut (BYPASS: no cut)
LFDamp
BYPASS,
16–15000 Hz
Frequency at which the
low-frequency content of
the resonant sound will be
cut (BYPASS: no cut)
EQ Lo
-15–+15 dB
Amount of low-range
boost/cut
EQ Hi
-15–+15 dB
Amount of high-range
boost/cut
Value
Explanation
Filter type
Frequency range that will
pass through each filter
LPF: Frequencies below
the cutoff
Type
LPF, BPF, HPF,
NOTCH
BPF: Frequencies in the
region of the cutoff
HPF: Frequencies above
the cutoff
NOTCH: Frequencies other
than the region of the
cutoff
Cutoff
0–127
Cutoff frequency of the
filter
Increasing this value will
raise the cutoff frequency.
Filter resonance level
Increasing this value will
emphasize the region
near the cutoff frequency
Resonance
0–127
Modulation
Switch
OFF, ON
On/off switch for cyclic
change
Rate
0–127
Rate of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
Settings
Depth
Parameter
Performance
Explanation
Setup
Value
This is a filter with an extremely sharp slope. The cutoff
frequency can be varied cyclically.
Overview
This is a very rich sounding reverb with a choice of
Character.
FILTER+DRIVE
This is a low-pass filter equipped with overdrive. It cuts
the upper range and adds distortion.
Parameter
Value
SATURATOR
Explanation
Cutoff frequency of the
filter
Value
Explanation
0–127
Input volume to the
saturator
Saturator
Drive
0–127
Amount of distortion
Saturator
Level
0–127
Output volume of the
saturator
Comp Depth
0–127
Amount of compression
Comp Level
0–127
Output volume of the
compressor
EQ Higain
-12–+6 dB
Amount of high-range
boost/cut
0–127
Resonance
0–127
Increasing this value will
emphasize the region
near the cutoff frequency
Drive
0–127
Amount of distortion
Increasing this
value will raise the cutoff
frequency.
Filter resonance level
Appendices
Parameter
Saturator
Gain
Cutoff
Expansion
A saturator which distorts the sound is connected in
parallel with a compressor, producing a rougher tonal
character and boosting the loudness. This also cuts the
low-frequency region of the input audio.
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Effects
AUTO WAH
DISTORTION
Cyclically controls a filter to create cyclic change in timbre.
Parameter
Filter Type
Manual
Peak
Value
LPF, BPF
0–127
0–127
Explanation
Type of filter
Parameter
Value
Explanation
LPF: The wah effect will
be applied over a wide
frequency range.
Pre HPF
BYPASS,
16–1000 Hz
BPF: The wah effect will
be applied over a narrow
frequency range.
Frequency of the filter that
cuts the low-frequency
content of the input
sound (BYPASS: no cut)
Drive
0–127
Amount of distortion
Tone
0–127
Tone quality of distorted
sound
Adjusts the center
frequency at which the
effect is applied.
Adjusts the amount of the
wah effect that will occur
in the range of the center
frequency.
Set a higher value for Peak
to narrow the range to be
affected.
Sets the direction in which
the frequency will change
when the auto-wah filter
is modulated.
Polarity
UP, DOWN
UP: The filter will
change toward a higher
frequency.
DOWN: The filter will
change toward a lower
frequency
Rate
0–127
Frequency of modulation
Depth
0–127
Depth of modulation
This is an effect that intentionally degrades the sound
quality for creative purposes.
PreFilter
Lo-Fi
OVERDRIVE
Mildly distorts the sound. The tone quality of the
distorted sound is adjusted with a filter.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
PreHPF
BYPASS,
16–1000 Hz
Frequency of the filter that
cuts the low-frequency
content of the input
sound (BYPASS: no cut)
Drive
0–127
Amount of distortion
Tone
0–127
Tone quality of distorted
sound
ISOLATOR
This is an equalizer which cuts the volume greatly,
allowing you to add a special effect to the sound by
cutting the volume in varying ranges.
LO-FI COMPRESS
Parameter
Intensely distorts the sound. The tone quality of the
distorted sound is adjusted with a filter.
Value
Explanation
TYPE 1–3
Selects the type of filter
applied to the sound
before it passes through
the Lo-Fi effect.
TYPE 1–9
Degrades the sound
quality. The sound quality
grows poorer as this value
is increased.
Parameter
Value
These boost and cut each
of the low frequency
ranges.
Boost/Cut Low -64–+63
Boost/Cut Mid
-64–+63
OFF: no filter is used
OFF, LPF, HPF
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Post Filter
Cutoff
200–8000 Hz
Basic frequency of the
Post Filter
Gain Low
-15–+15 dB
Gain of the low range
Gain High
-15–+15 dB
Gain of the high range
At -64, the sound
becomes inaudible. 0 is
equivalent to the input
level of the sound.
These boost and cut each
of the high frequency
ranges.
LPF: cuts the frequency
range above the Cutoff
HPF: cuts the frequency
range below the Cutoff
At -64, the sound
becomes inaudible. 0 is
equivalent to the input
level of the sound.
These boost and cut each
of the middle frequency
ranges.
Type of filter after it passes
through the Lo-Fi effect
Post Filter
Type
Explanation
Boost/Cut High -64–+63
At -64, the sound
becomes inaudible. 0 is
equivalent to the input
level of the sound.
Effects
RING MODULATOR
PITCH SHIFT
Parameter
Mode
Value
RING MOD,
ENV OSC
Value
Explanation
Explanation
Pitch1 (semi)
-24–+12 semi
Adjusts the pitch of Pitch
Shift 1 in semitone steps.
RING MOD: Applies
amplitude modulation to
the input signal
Pitch2 (semi)
-24–+12 semi
Adjusts the pitch of Pitch
Shift 2 in semitone steps.
ENV OSC: Outputs
oscillation corresponding
to the input signal
DlyTime
0–1300 msec
Adjusts the delay time
from the direct sound
until the Pitch Shift sound
is heard.
Adjusts the frequency
at which modulation is
applied.
Sensitivity
0–127
Adjusts the amount of
frequency modulation
applied.
UP, DOWN
Determines whether the
frequency modulation
moves towards higher
frequencies (UP) or lower
frequencies (DOWN).
STEP RINGMOD
This is a ring modulator that uses a 8-step sequence to
vary the frequency at which modulation is applied.
Mode
Value
RING MOD,
ENV OSC
Explanation
RING MOD: Applies
amplitude modulation to
the input signal
-98–+98 %
Negative (-) settings will
invert the phase.
Pitch1 Level
0–127
Volume of the Pitch Shift
1 sound
Pitch2 Level
0–127
Volume of the Pitch Shift
2 sound
Wet Gain Low -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for
the effect sound’s lower
range
Wet Gain High -15–+15 dB
Amount of boost/cut for
the effect sound’s upper
range
AUTO PAN
Settings
Parameter
Feedback
Adjusts the proportion of
the pitch shifted sound
that is fed back into the
effect.
Cyclically modulates the stereo location of the sound.
ENV OSC: Outputs
oscillation corresponding
to the input signal
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Rate
0–127
Frequency of the change
Depth
0–127
Depth to which the effect
is applied
-64–63
Freq Step 1–8
0–127
Frequency of ring modulation at each step
Attack
0–127
Speed at which the
modulation frequency
changes between steps
Rate
0–127
Rate at which 8-step
sequence is to be
repeated
Expansion
Freq Modify
Increases/decreases value
for all steps
Performance
0–127
Setup
Parameter
Frequency
Polarity
Shifts the pitch of the original sound. This pitch shift can
add two pitch shifted sounds to the original sound.
Overview
This is an effect that applies amplitude modulation (AM)
to the input signal, producing bell-like sounds. You can
also change the modulation frequency in response to
changes in the volume of the sound sent into the effect.
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Effects
Adjusting the Overall Sound
(MASTER COMPRESSOR/
MASTER EQ)
You can make settings for the stereo compressor/limiter
(master comp) and four-band parametric equalizer
(master EQ) that are applied to the final stage of the
master output.
* The master comp and EQ effect is applied to the
sound that is sent from the MASTER OUT jacks, the
DIGITAL OUT jack, and the PHONES jack.
The master comp and EQ effect is not applied to the
DIRECT OUT jacks.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
Parameter
• When used as a comp-limiter, this lets you increase
the recording level while limiting the maximum input
to the recording device.
• If you’re using a small monitor amp, you can use this
effect as a limiter so that the peaks of the drum sound
are limited, making the sound less likely to distort.
Using the master EQ
• This lets you adjust the tonal character by boosting
or cutting each of the four bands (LOW/MID1/MID2/
HIGH).
• You can also use this to make compensations in the
tone when using the master comp.
Editing the Master Comp/Master
EQ Settings
1. Press the [MASTER COMP] button.
The [MASTER COMP] button will light.
Explanation
Type of compressor
* If you set Type, the master comp parameters
will be set to suitable
values. Based on these
settings, you can adjust
the Threshold and Gain
values appropriately.
Type
COMP 1,
COMP 2,
HARD COMP,
LIMITER
Threshold
-48–0 dB
Volume level at which
compression begins
Gain
-24–+24 dB
Output volume of
compressor
1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1,
8:1, ∞:1
Compression ratio
Using the master comp
• When used as a compressor, this allows you to raise
the overall loudness of the drums by compressing
brief peaks in the sound. This lets the sound project
better, without being buried in the mix by the other
instruments.
Value
[F2] (M COMP) button
Ratio
MEMO
If “Ratio” is set to “1:1” the master comp effect
will not be applied (only the Gain setting will
be valid), regardless of the other settings.
Knee
Attack
Release
SOFT, HARD
The sound’s attack at the
moment compression
begins
0.1, 1–100 ms
Time from when the
volume goes up the
threshold level until the
compressor effect applies
10–1000 ms
Time from when the
volume falls below the
threshold level until the
compressor effect no
longer applies
[F3] (M EQ) button
SHELV (Shelving)
TYPE
PEAK
(MID1 and MID2:
fixed to “PEAK”)
Type of equalizer
Width of the frequency
range
Q
0.5–8.0 (only
when Type is set
to “PEAK”)
FREQ
20–1k (LOW)
20–16K (MID1, MID2) Center frequency
1k–16k (HIGH) Hz
GAIN
-12–+12 dB
A higher Q narrows the
affected area.
Amount of boost/cut
* The sound may be distorted in a certain setting.
MEMO
2. Use the [F2], [F3], or cursor buttons to select the
parameter.
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You can choose whether the master compressor/
equalizer settings will be independent for each kit, or
be shared for all kits (p. 120).
Effects
In the MASTER COMPRESSOR screen, the “input meter,”
the “gain reduction meter,” and the “output meter” are
displayed.
Gain reduction meter
The “input meter”
shows the level (dB)
being input to the
master comp.
The “gain reduction
meter” shows the change
in level (dB) produced by
the master comp.
Here’s how a drum kit’s ambience section settings or
multi-effect settings can be copied to another drum kit
in a single operation. You can also copy from a drum kit
that’s in preset memory or on a USB flash drive.
If you’re copying from user memory, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination settings.
NOTE
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want to
keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash drive
before you continue (p. 108).
Setup
Input meter
Copying Effect Settings
Overview
Meters shown in the MASTER
COMPRESSOR screen
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen
will appear.
COPY B screen.
B C) button to access the
Performance
2. Press the [F5] (A
Output meter
The “output meter” shows the output level
following the master comp.
Adjust the master comp’s “Gain” so that the output meter
does not exceed 0 dB (i.e., so that it does not clip).
* The Threshold upper limit (0 dB) corresponds to the
-6 dB volume level of the input meter.
3. Use the [F3] (AMB) or [F4] (MFX) button to select
the effect setting that you want to copy.
Settings
* The output meter shows only the level of the output
signal from the MASTER OUT jacks.
(Example: When [F4] (MFX) is selected)
Turning the Master Comp/ Master EQ
On/Off
Copy-source
1. Press the [MASTER COMP] button.
The [MASTER COMP] button will light.
master EQ on/off.
You can also turn this setting on/off in the EFFECTS
SWITCH screen (p. 67).
Expansion
Copy-destination
2. Press the [F1] button to turn the master comp/
4. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Button
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
[F1] (USER) button
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
[F3] (USB) button
You can choose from TD-30 or TD20X preset data. Select this if you
want to return to the factory-set
settings.
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive.
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Appendices
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Effects
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F2] (PRESET) in step 4, specify whether
you’re copying from TD-30 or from TD-20X.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 4, select the copy-source
backup number.
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying settings from a USB flash drive)
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 4, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The effect setting will be copied.
MEMO
• The “SEND LEVEL” (p. 70) is included in the ambience
settings copied by this operation. Similarly, the
“SEND LEVEL” (p. 72) is also included in the multi-effect
settings copied by this operation.
• The comp/EQ settings for each pad can be copied as
described in “Copying an Instrument” (p. 63).
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Tempo
Here you can make settings for the tempo and click.
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
You can set the tempo by hitting a pad or the [PREVIEW]
button two or more times at quarter-note intervals of the
desired tempo.
Overview
Specifying the Tempo
Setting the Tempo by Hitting a
Pad (TAP)
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
Setup
2. Press the [F3] (TAP) button.
The TAP TEMPO screen will appear.
Explanation
[F1] (CLICK) button
Make click settings (p. 82).
[F2] (SYNC) button
Specify synchronization with
external MIDI devices (p. 84).
[F3] (TAP) button
Specify the tempo by striking a pad
or button.
[F4] button
Make the [TEMPO] button blink in
time with the tempo (p. 82).
[F5] button
Sound the click (p. 82).
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
tempo.
20–260
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the DRUM
KIT screen.
to Tap Switch.
] button to move the cursor
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to set to “ON.”
5. Press the cursor [ ] button to move the cursor
to Tap Pad.
6. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
pad (or the [PREVIEW] button) to use for Tap
Tempo function.
7. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TEMPO
Settings
Value
3. Press the cursor [
Performance
Button
screen.
When you strike the pad selected in step 6 (or the
[PREVIEW] button) two or more times, the tempo will
change to the corresponding interval.
Expansion
Appendices
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Tempo
Viewing the Tempo as a Blinking
Button
You can make the [TEMPO] button blink in time with the
tempo.
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
Sounding a Click
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
2. Each time you press the [F5] button, the setting
will alternate between sounding the click (ON)
and not sounding it (OFF).
2. Press the [F4] button to turn the [TEMPO] button
flashing (ON) or going off (OFF).
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the DRUM
KIT screen.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the DRUM
KIT screen.
MEMO
You can also turn the click on/off by holding down
the [SHIFT] button and pressing the [TEMPO] button.
Making Click Settings (CLICK)
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
2. Press the [F1] (CLICK) button.
The CLICK SETTINGS screen will appear.
3. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the parameter
you want to set.
4. Use the cursor buttons to select the parameter.
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
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Tempo
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Pan
L15–CENTER–R15
screen.
Sound for the click
Setup
Inst
6. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TEMPO
Overview
To adjust the click level, move the GROUP FADERS
[CLICK] fader (p. 28).
[F1] (INST) button
VOICE, CLICK,
ELECTRONIC,
PULSE, BEEP,
METRONOME,
CLAVES,
WOOD BLOCK,
STICKS,
CROSS STICK,
TRIANGLE,
COWBELL, CONGA,
MARACAS,
CABASA, AGOGO,
TAMBOURINE,
SNAPS, 909 SNARE,
808 COWBELL
MEMO
Stereo position of the click
Amount of ambience
The click sound will be
easier to hear if you apply
ambience.
MEMO
0–127
Performance
Amb Send
Level
• You have to turn the
ambience on (p. 69).
• When “---” is displayed,
this level is set to “0”
automatically to prevent
the click sound from
leaking.
Output destination for
the click
Settings
Output
MASTER+
PHONES,
PHONES ONLY,
DIRECT 5,
DIRECT 6,
DIRECT 5+6,
DIRECT 7,
DIRECT 8,
DIRECT 7+8,
MASTER+DIR56,
MASTER+DIR78
MEMO
This setting can also
be made by pressing
the [SETUP] button
and pressing the [F2]
(OUTPUT) button (p. 115).
[F2] (TIMESIG) button
Interval
Numerator: 0–15
Denominator: 2, 4,
8, 16
1/2 (half note),
3/8 (dotted quarter
note),
1/4 (quarter note),
1/8 (eighth note),
1/12 (eighth-note
triplet),
1/16 (16th note)
When the numerator is set
to “0,” no accent is added
to the first beat.
Expansion
Time
Signature
Interval at which the click
will sound
[F3] (COUNT) button
OFF, 1 MEAS,
2 MEAS
Adds a count in before
playback.
Count In
Rec
OFF, 1 MEAS,
2 MEAS
Adds a count in before
recording.
During Play OFF, ON
Sets the click to play
during pattern playback.
During Rec
Sets the click to play
during recording.
OFF, ON
Appendices
Count In
Play
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Tempo
Synchronizing with an External
MIDI Device (SYNC)
This section discusses the settings that allow an external
MIDI sequencer and the TD-30’s sequencer to be
synchronized.
Parameter
Explanation
MIDI
If the Sync Mode is
“EXTERNAL” or “AUTO,” the
TD-30 will synchronize to
tempo data from the MIDI
IN connector.
USB MIDI
If the Sync Mode is
“EXTERNAL” or “AUTO,” the
TD-30 will synchronize to
tempo data from the USB
COMPUTER port.
Clock Source *
The device that is playing back is called the “master” and
the device that is synchronizing to the playback is called
the “slave.”
1. Press the [TEMPO] button.
Value
* If the Sync Mode is “INTERNAL,” this is shown as “---”.
The [TEMPO] button will light, and the TEMPO screen will
appear.
2. Press the [F2] (SYNC) button.
The TEMPO SYNC screen will appear.
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TEMPO
screen.
Synchronizing the TD-30 with the playback of
an external MIDI sequencer
In this case, the TD-30 will be the slave and the external
MIDI sequencer will be the master.
1. Connect the TD-30 to your external MIDI
sequencer (p. 141).
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
The TD-30’ tempo setting
will be used for playback/
recording.
INTERNAL
EXTERNAL
The TD-30 will be the
master. When shipped
from the factory, this
setting is selected.
The TD-30’s sequencer
will operate in accordance
with tempo data (MIDI
Clock) from the external
device.
The TD-30 will be the
slave.
This is a convenient
setting that combines
features of both the
INTERNAL and EXTERNAL
settings.
Sync Mode
AUTO
REMOTE
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When no synchronization
signal is being received,
the TD-30’s tempo setting
will be used for playback/
recording. When a
synchronization signal is
being received from an
external device, the TD-30
will sync to that signal.
The TD-30 will obey start/
pause/stop messages
from an external device,
but will playback according to its own tempo
setting.
2. Set the Sync Mode to “EXTERNAL.”
3. Set the Clock Source.
If you’ve connected your external MIDI sequencer to the
MIDI connector, choose “MIDI.” If you’ve connected it to
the USB COMPUTER port, choose “USB.”
4. Play back your external sequencer.
Synchronized playback will begin.
Song Player
The song player lets you play back audio files
(WAV, MP3) saved on a USB flash drive.
Connecting USB Flash Drive
Audio files that can be played
* Use USB flash drive sold by Roland. We cannot
guarantee operation if other USB flash drive is used.
Overview
* Carefully insert the USB flash drives all the way in—
until it is firmly in place.
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the USB
MEMORY port.
MP3
44.1 kHz
Bit rate
64 kbps–320 kbps
Setup
Sampling frequency
WAV
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Bit rate
8, 16, 24-bit
Performance
When saving files to a USB flash
drive
Save the audio files in the root directory (the top
level) of your USB flash drive.
* File names containing 19 or more characters
or containing double-byte characters (such as
Japanese) will not be displayed correctly.
USB flash drive
* The TD-30 can recognize up to 100 audio files.
Keep the number of audio files saved on the
USB flash drive to 100 or fewer.
Settings
* Make sure that each file is no larger than 2 GB.
* File names containing multi-byte characters
are not supported.
Expansion
Appendices
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Song Player
Playing an Audio File
Here’s how to play back audio files from your USB
flash drive.
* On-board patterns will not function while an audio
file is playing.
Selecting an Audio File from a List
(LIST)
Here’s how to select an audio file from a list.
1. In the USB SONG screen, hold down the [SHIFT]
MEMO
button and press the [F1] (USB
• You can also use a footswitch or pad to start playback
(p. 117).
The USB SONG LIST screen will appear.
PTN) button.
• Patterns cannot be played while an audio file is
playing. However when using the Pad Pattern
function (p. 60), it is possible to play patterns only if
their Play Type is “TAP.”
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
memory port (p. 85).
2. Press the [USB/PTN] button.
The [USB/PTN] button will light.
3. Press the [F1] (USB
USB SONG screen.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (
Displays the previous page of
the list.
PAGE) button
[F2] (PAGE
) button
Displays the next page of the list.
PTN) button to access the
MEMO
While an audio file is being loaded, the Total Time is
shown as “--:--:--”.
Audio file name
2. Use the dial, the [–] [+] buttons, or the cursor [
[ ] buttons to select the desired audio file.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the USB
SONG screen.
Current playback location in the audio file
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
audio file that you want to play.
5. Press the [PLAY] button.
The [PLAY] button will light, and the audio file will start
playing.
Button
Explanation
Stops the playback.
[STOP] button
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When you press the [PLAY] button
once again, playback will resume
from the location at which you
stopped.
Cursor [ ] button
Returns to the beginning of the
audio file.
Cursor [ ] button
Advances to the end of the
pattern.
Cursor [
] button
Rewinds the audio file.
Cursor [
] button
Fast-forwards the audio file.
]
Song Player
Playback Settings (FUNC)
1. In the USB SONG screen (p. 86), press the [F2]
(FUNC) button.
Overview
Here’s how you can determine the way in which audio
files will play back, and how to adjust the playback
volume.
Changing the Playback Speed
(SPEED)
Here’s how to change the audio file playback speed.
1. In the USB SONG screen (p. 86), press the [F3]
(SPEED) button.
The USB SONG INFO/FUNC screen will appear.
Setup
2. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons to select the
desired parameter.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
Parameter
Value
Play Type
If you choose ONESHOT,
) will be shown in
(
the upper part of the USB
SONG screen.
The selected song will
be played repeatedly.
Playback will continue
until you press the [STOP]
button.
If you choose LOOP, (
)
will be shown in the upper
part of the USB SONG
screen.
Song Volume
0–127
Value
Speed
50–150 %
Explanation
Adjusts the playback speed.
To return to the original
playback speed, press [F5]
(100%).
3. When you’ve finished making settings, press the
[EXIT] button.
* Settings that produce an extreme change in the
playback speed may lower the audio quality.
Repeatedly Playing a Specific
Region (A-B)
Settings
LOOP
Parameter
Explanation
A single song will be
played only once.
ONESHOT
parameter.
Performance
parameter.
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
You can make a specific region of the audio file play back
repeatedly (AB Repeat).
Adjusts the playback
volume.
Expansion
Region to repeat
4. When you’ve finished making settings, press the
Time
[USB/PTN] button to return to the USB SONG
screen.
A (start time)
B (end time)
1. Play back the audio file (p. 86).
2. At the time location where you want to start
repeating (A), press the [F5] (A-B) button.
Appendices
3. At the time location where you want to stop
repeating (B), press the [F5] (A-B) button once
again.
The “
” icon will appear in the USB SONG screen,
and the region between “A” and “B” will play repeatedly.
To stop AB Repeat, press the [F5] (A-B) button once again.
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Song Player
Viewing Information About
the Audio File
Here’s how to view information about the audio file.
1. In the USB SONG screen (p. 86), press the [F2]
(FUNC) button.
The USB SONG INFO/FUNC screen will appear, showing
information about the audio file.
Name of the audio file
Length of the audio file
2. Press the [USB/PTN] to return to the USB SONG
screen.
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Pattern Sequencer
Basic Operation
Overview
The TD-30’s sequencer organizes music into six “parts.”
The Drum Kit part is used to record/play back what is
played on the pads. In addition, there are also backing
parts (melody, bass, backing 1, backing 2) and a
percussion part.
The collective performance of these six parts is called a
“pattern.”
The six parts that make up a pattern
Melody Part
Backing Parts
Bass Part
Backing 1 Part
Explanation
[USB/PTN] button
Selects patterns. This displays the
basic screen for the sequencer.
[STOP] button
Stops playback of the pattern.
When pressed while the pattern
is stopped, this returns you to the
beginning of the pattern.
[PLAY] button
Starts playback of the pattern.
[SHIFT] button +
[PLAY] button
Enters record-standby mode.
Percussion Part
Drum Kit Part
Preset patterns (Pattern 1–100)
MEMO
If you want to change, edit, or record any Preset
pattern settings, copy them to a user pattern (p. 102).
Sets the Tempo (p. 81).
Cursor [ ] button
When pressed while the pattern
is stopped, this returns you to the
beginning of the pattern.
Cursor [
] button
When pressed while the pattern
is stopped, this returns you to the
previous measure in the pattern.
Cursor [
] button
When pressed while the pattern is
stopped, this advances you to the
next measure in the pattern.
Cursor [ ] button
When pressed while the pattern is
stopped, this advances you to the
end of the pattern.
User patterns (Pattern 101–200)
These are patterns for you to use as you wish. You
can record directly from the pads or an external MIDI
keyboard in real time (p. 99). User pattern settings are
saved automatically.
Settings
[TEMPO] button
Performance
Settings in Preset patterns cannot be modified. These
patterns are provided for use in practicing or live
performances. You cannot erase nor make changes in the
performance data of a Preset pattern. Recording to them
is also not allowed.
Setup
Backing 2 Part
Button
* The cursor buttons cannot be used while the pattern
is played back.
Expansion
Appendices
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Pattern Sequencer
Choosing a Pattern
1. Press the [USB/PTN] button.
[USB/PTN] button will light.
2. Press the [F1] (USB
PATTERN screen.
PTN) button to access the
Selecting a Pattern from the List
Here you can select patterns from a list of pattern names.
Pattern number, pattern name, beat, measure length,
pattern playback type, and tempo are displayed.
1. In the PATTERN screen, hold down the [SHIFT]
button and press the [F1] (USB
PTN) button.
The PATTERN LIST screen will appear.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
pattern.
About the PATTERN screen
: Preset patterns
Explanation
[F1] ( PAGE) button
The previous page of the list
appears.
[F2] (PAGE ) button
The next page of the list appears.
[F4] (PRE
: User patterns (already recorded)
: User patterns (empty)
Pattern name
Button
Measure number Beat
USR) button Switches between preset patterns
and user patterns.
[F5] (NEW) button
An empty pattern with the lowest
number is called up.
2. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor buttons to
select the pattern.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
screen.
Part mute status (p. 92)
Pattern playback
type (p. 98)
Pattern number
0–100:
Preset patterns
101–200: User patterns
Button
Explanation
[F2] (PART) button
Make settings for each part of the
pattern.
[F3] (FUNC) button
Change the settings of a user
pattern, or view the settings of a
preset pattern (p. 97).
[F4] (EDIT) button
Edit a user pattern, or copy a preset
pattern to a user pattern (p. 101).
[F5] ( REC) button
Enters record-standby mode.
MEMO
Pressing the [F5] (NEW REC) button when a preset
pattern is selected will enter record-standby mode with
the lowest-numbered empty pattern.
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Pattern Sequencer
Playing Back a Pattern
* If you use the Pad Pattern function (p. 60) while
playing a pattern whose Play Type (p. 98) is “LOOP”
or “ONESHOT,” only patterns whose Play Type is “TAP”
can be played by the Pad Pattern function.
1. Select the pattern that you want to playback (p.
90).
If you want to change the settings for each part of a
pattern (mainly for a user pattern), access the PATTERN
PART screen as follows.
1. In the PATTERN screen (p. 90), press the [F2] (PART)
button.
PATTERN PART screen will appear.
Setup
2. Press the [PLAY] button.
The [PLAY] button will light, and playback of the pattern
begins.
pattern.
The [PLAY] button goes off, and returns to the beginning
of the measure played at that moment.
4. Press the [STOP] button once again to return to
beginning of the pattern.
MEMO
Explanation
[F1] (MUTE) button
Mute (silence) a specific part.
[F2] (BACKING) button
Make instrument settings for the
backing parts (p. 92).
[F3] (PERC) button
Make settings for the percussion
part (p. 93).
[F4] (MIXER) button
Make volume and pan settings for
each part (p. 96).
[F5] (REV/CHO) button
Make reverb/chorus settings for
each part (p. 96).
* If a preset pattern is selected, you won’t be able to
change any settings other than [F1] (MUTE).
Unavailable editing icons are shown as “
.”
Settings
For details on the tempo settings for playing a
pattern, refer to “Tempo” (p. 81).
Button
Performance
3. Press the [STOP] button to stop playback of the
Overview
* You can’t play back audio files while a pattern is
playing back.
Making Settings for Each Part
(PART)
Expansion
Appendices
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Pattern Sequencer
Muting a Specific Part (MUTE)
You can mute specific parts in patterns.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F1]
(MUTE) button.
PART MUTE screen will appear.
Specifying the Instruments for the
Backing Parts (BACKING)
Here’s how to select the instruments to be used by
backing parts (Melody Part, Bass Part, Backing 1 Part,
and Backing 2 Part), and make settings for the Key Shift
(change pitch in semitone steps).
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F2]
(BACKING) button.
The part setting screen will appear.
2. Press the [F1]–[F5] buttons to turn each part
muted or played.
Button
Explanation
[F1] button
Melody part
[F2] button
Bass part
[F3] button
Backing 1 part + Backing 2 part
[F4] button
Percussion part
[F5] button
2. Press the [F1]–[F4] buttons to select the part you
wish to set.
Drum Kit part
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
PART screen.
MEMO
You can check the part mute status in the PATTERN
screen.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (MELODY) button
Melody part
[F2] (BASS) button
Bass part
[F3] (BACK1) button
Backing 1 part
[F4] (BACK2) button
Backing 2 part
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
MUTE
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PLAY
Display
Explanation
MELO
Melody part
BASS
Bass part
BK1&2
Backing 1 part + Backing 2 part
PERC
Percussion part
DRUM
Drum Kit part
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Inst
Part Instrument
Key Shift
-24–0–+24
Shifts the overall pitch (in
semitone steps).
Bend Range
0–+24
Amount of change in
pitch with pitch bend at
the maximum level (in
semitone steps).
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
PART screen.
Pattern Sequencer
Here you can adjust the overall tuning for the backing
parts.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F2]
(BACKING) button.
2. Press the [F5] (M TUNE) button.
The MASTER TUNE screen will appear.
Percussion Part Settings (PERC)
An assembled group of different percussion instruments
is called a “percussion set.” Since each note number
has been assigned a different percussion instrument, a
multiple number of instruments can be played at one
time.
Overview
Tuning Settings for the Backing Parts
(Master Tuning)
Choosing a percussion set
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F3]
Setup
(PERC) button.
The PERCUSSION PART screen will appear.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
setting.
Value
Master Tune
415.3–466.2 Hz
You can set this to 440.0 Hz by pressing the [F5] (440 Hz)
button.
4. Press the [EXIT] button twice to return to the
PATTERN PART screen.
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
Performance
Parameter
percussion set.
About the Percussion Sets
The TD-30 features eight percussion sets.
You can select which percussion set is to be used
in each pattern in the PERCUSSION PART screen.
Percussion set
Pattern 1
Percussion set 1
Pattern 2
Percussion set 2
Pattern 101
Percussion set 3
Percussion set 8
Expansion
Pattern 200
Settings
Pattern
Changing a percussion set’s instrument settings
simultaneously changes the percussion
instruments in patterns using the same percussion
sets.
MEMO
Appendices
The preset patterns use percussion sets 1–5.
If you change the percussion set settings,
it is recommended that you first copy the
percussion set you want to change to
percussion set 6 or other percussion set, then
change the settings in the copy.
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Pattern Sequencer
Percussion set settings
3. Press the [F1] (LIST) button.
The PERCUSSION SET INST LIST screen will appear.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F5]
(EDIT) button.
PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen will appear.
2. Make settings of the percussion set.
3. When finished, press the [EXIT] button to return
to the PERCUSSION PART screen.
Selecting a percussion instrument
Select an instrument for each note number.
1. In the PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen, press the
[F4] ( INST) button.
2. Use the cursor [
number.
Note number
] [ ] buttons to select the note
Instruments
Button
Explanation
[F1] ( PAGE) button
Previous page of the list appears.
[F2] (PAGE ) button
The next page of the list appears.
[F5] (OFF) button
Selects OFF (an instrument that
will not sound)
4. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor buttons to
select the instrument.
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen.
Settings the volume and pan for each
percussion instrument (EDIT)
Set the volume, pan, pitch, decay, etc. for each
percussion instrument.
1. In the PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen, press the
[F5] (EDIT ) button.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select the parameter.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
instrument.
MEMO
You can listen the sound of instrument by pressing
the [PREVIEW] button.
Selecting a percussion instrument from the
list (LIST)
settings.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Volume
0–127
Volume
Pan
L15–CTR–R15
Stereo position
Pitch
-480–+480
Pitch
Decay
-31–+31
Decay Time
RevSend
0–127
Amount of reverb
ChoSend
0–127
Amount of chorus
0–127
Specifies how the instrument which changes the
tone like a snare (striking
position) or hi-hat (pedal
position) sounds.
Here you can select from the list of all available
instruments.
1. In the PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen, press the
[F4] ( INST) button.
2. Use the cursor [
number.
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] [ ] buttons to select the note
Pos CC
* Reverb and chorus settings are shared with the
backing part (p. 96).
Pattern Sequencer
Naming a percussion set (NAME)
The percussion set can be named (up to 12 characters).
source.
Button
the [F2] (NAME) button.
The PERCUSSION SET NAME screen will appear.
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
[F1] (USER) button
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
Overview
1. In the PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen (p. 94), press
4. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copy-
Copy from preset memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
[F3] (USB) button
For details on how to edit a name, refer to “Assigning a
Name” (p. 29).
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen.
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 4, select the copy-source
backup number.
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
Performance
Copying a percussion set
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive.
Setup
2. Edit the name.
Choose this when you want to
revert to the factory settings.
(Example: Copying settings from a USB flash drive)
You can copy a percussion set from preset memory or
from a USB flash drive.
For user memory, you can rearrange the data by
exchanging the copy-source and copy-destination
percussion sets.
NOTE
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
COPY C screen.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The percussion set will copied.
B C) button twice to access the
Expansion
2. Press the [F5] (A
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 3, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Settings
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want to
keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash drive
before you continue (p. 108).
Appendices
3. Press the [F3] (PERC) button.
Copy-source
Copy-destination
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Pattern Sequencer
Setting the Volume and Pan of
Each Part (MIXER)
Set the volume and pan for each part.
Set the amount of reverb and chorus for the backing
parts (p. 92) and the percussion part (p. 93).
MEMO
To adjust volume/pan settings for each percussion
instrument in the PERCUSSION SET EDIT screen.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F4]
(MIXER) button.
The PART VOLUME, PART PAN, PART REVERB SEND LEVEL,
or PART CHORUS SEND LEVEL screen will appear.
2. Press the [F1]–[F4] buttons to select the
parameter.
3. Use the cursor [
you wish to set.
][
] buttons to select the part
4. Use the dial, the [–] [+], or cursor [
to make settings.
Parameter
Value
] [ ] buttons
Explanation
[F1] (VOLUME) button
PART VOLUME 0–127
Applying Reverb/Chorus to Each
Parts (REV/CHO)
MEMO
Adjustments for each instrument of the percussion
part can be made in the PERCUSSION SET EDIT
screen.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the
[F5] (REV/CHO) button.
The REVERB/CHORUS screen will appear.
2. Press the [F2]–[F4] buttons to select the
parameter.
3. Use the cursor buttons to select the parameter.
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
L15–CTR–R15
REVERB
The percussion part
(PERC) specifies the
volume of the entire part.
Type
AMBIENCE,
ROOM,
HALL,
PLATE
Type of reverb
Panning of each part
Time
0–127
Reverb length/delay time
Rate
1–64
Speed of modulation
Depth
1–64
Depth of modulation
CHORUS
[F3] (REV SND) button
PART REVERB
SEND
0–127
Reverb depth of each part
[F4] (CHO SND) button
PART CHORUS
0–127
SEND
[F3] (REV SND) button
Chorus depth of each part
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
PART screen.
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Explanation
Volume of each part
[F2] (PAN) button
PART PAN
Value
[F2] (REV/CHO) button
PART REVERB
SEND
0–127
Amount of reverb applied
to each part
[F4] (CHO SND) button
PART CHORUS
0–127
SEND
Amount of chorus applied
to each part
Pattern Sequencer
5. Press the [F1] and/or [F5] buttons to turn the
reverb/chorus ON or OFF.
Explanation
[F1] button
Reverb on/off
[F5] button
Chorus on/off
6. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
PART screen.
Overview
Button
Making Settings for a User
Pattern (FUNC)
Set various settings for a user pattern.
* If a preset pattern is selected, you won’t be able to
change. Unavailable editing icons are shown as “
”.
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F3]
Setup
Specifying the Number of Measures,
Time Signature, and Tempo (SETUP)
(FUNC) button.
2. Press the [F1] (SETUP) button.
The PATTERN SETUP screen will appear.
Performance
3. Use the cursor buttons to select the parameter.
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Settings
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Pattern
Length
1–999
Number of measures
Time
Signature
Numerator: 1–15
Denominator: 2,
4, 8, 16
* Time Signature can be
set on an empty pattern.
You cannot set 1/8 and
1/16-3/16.
Tempo
20–260
Tempo
Beat
Expansion
Appendices
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Pattern Sequencer
Specifying the Playback Type
(TYPE)
Parameter
Value
This is a “TAP” setting dedicated to
the VISUAL CONTROL (p. 146).
Play Type
MVC
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F3]
(FUNC) button.
2. Press the [F2] (TYPE) button.
The PATTERN TYPE screen will appear.
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
Tap Reset
Time
OFF,
0.2–4.0
sec
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
Quick Play
OFF, ON
settings.
Parameter
You will switch to the next image
reach time you strike the pad or press
the [PLAY] button.
This function automatically returns
to the beginning of the pattern if
that pattern has not been played
for a certain length of time during
Tap Play.
When the time specified here has
elapsed after the pattern was played
most recently, the pattern will return
to its beginning the next time you
play it. If it is set to “OFF,” this function
will be disabled.
If there is a blank portion at the
beginning of the performance data,
you can specify whether playback
will start where the notes begin
(ON) or start at the beginning of the
performance data including the blank
portion (OFF).
This is convenient if Play Type is set to
“ONESHOT.”
Value
Explanation
This specifies how the pattern will play back.
LOOP
After the pattern is played back all
the way to the end, playback then
repeats, starting at the beginning of
the pattern. Playback continues until
the [STOP] button is pressed.
Loop is useful for practicing and live
performance.
Playback stops once the end of the
pattern is reached.
ONE
SHOT
This is a convenient feature to use
when assigning patterns to the pads
(Pad Pattern, p. 60). Each time you
hit the pad to which the pattern is
assigned, it will automatically start
from the beginning of the pattern.
When set to pad pattern (p. 60), the
sounds are played back in sequence
each time the pad is pressed. (You
can use the [PLAY] button instead
of a pad.)
Play Type *
For example if you specify “TAP” for a
pattern which contains a melody line
and assign this pattern to a pad, you
can play the notes of the melody in
order each time you strike the pad.
TAP
You can set the “Tap Reset Time” so
that the pattern will automatically
return to the beginning if that time
interval elapses without that pad
being hit again. You can play a bass
line with your kick drum, too.
MEMO
When using Realtime Recording
(p. 99) to record patterns used for
TAP playback, make the Quantize
settings (p. 99) before you begin
recording.
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Explanation
* If an empty pattern is selected, you can’t set Play Type to
“TAP” or “MVC.” Specify the Play Type after recording.
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
screen.
MEMO
You can have the velocity of the pattern being played
change according to the force with which the pad is
tapped (Pad Pattern Velocity). Refer to p. 60.
Naming a Pattern (NAME)
Each pattern can be named (up to 12 characters).
1. In the PATTERN PART screen (p. 91), press the [F3]
(FUNC) button.
2. [F5] (NAME) button.
The PATTERN NAME screen will appear.
3. Edit the name.
For details on how to edit a name, refer to “Assigning a
Name” (p. 29).
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
screen.
Pattern Sequencer
Recording a Pattern
Your performance will be recorded exactly as you play it,
including hi-hat control pedal movements and Positional
Sensing.
* Please keep in mind that even though there are 100
user patterns, the amount of memory available will
be determined by how much data is recorded into
TD-30.
1. In the PATTERN screen (p. 91), press the [F5]
Overview
What is played on the pads or on an external MIDI
keyboard can be recorded (Realtime recording).
(3) Set the recording method
( REC) button.
The [PLAY] button will light, and the PATTERN REC
STANDBY screen will appear.
The TD-30 will enter record-standby mode, and the click
will begin sounding.
• Storing performance data that describes every
instance where the Hi-Hat Control Pedal is used,
and that includes strike position detection rapidly
consumes the User memory.
• You can check the state of memory usage. For more
information, refer to “Viewing the Remaining Memory
and the Program Version (INFO)” (p. 125).
1. Access the PATTERN screen (p. 90).
MEMO
• If all the patterns have been used, pressing the
[F5] (NEW) button will have no effect. Delete an
unneeded pattern (p. 104) before you record.
• If you press the [F5] (NEW REC) button while a
preset pattern is selected, the TD-30 will enter
record-standby mode with the lowest-numbered
empty pattern.
2. Use the cursor [
parameter.
Performance
(1) Select the pattern to record
Setup
MEMO
] [ ] buttons to select the
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Value
Explanation
Tempo
20–260
Tempo
“Quantize” is a function
that corrects timing
inaccuracies while you
record. Set the note
value before you begin
recording and everything
you play will be quantized
automatically.
pattern.
(2) Specify the time signature, number
of measure, and tempo
MEMO
• You can have a count sound (click) inserted before
recording begins by setting “Count In Rec.” For more
information, refer to “Making Click Settings (CLICK)”
(p. 82).
8th note–64th
note, OFF
* When using Tap
Playback to play back
a pattern you have
created, first make sure
that this is not set to
“OFF,” then quantize. If
set to “OFF,” then Tap
Playback (p. 78) cannot
be executed correctly.
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Appendices
• If “REC Mode” (p. 100) is set to “Replace,” it is not
necessary to specify the “Pattern Length.” Recording
will continue until you press the [STOP] button, and
the number of measures recorded will automatically
become the “Pattern Length” setting.
Quantize
The value should be
set to the shortest note
appearing in the phrase.
When set to “OFF,” the
pattern is recorded exactly
as played.
Expansion
As described in “Specifying the Number of Measures,
Time Signature, and Tempo (SETUP)” (p. 97), specify the
time signature, number of measures, and tempo of the
pattern that you’re going to record.
Settings
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select a
Parameter
Pattern Sequencer
Parameter
Rec Mode
Hit Pad Start
Value
Explanation
LOOP ALL
The entire pattern will be
repeated in loop mode
and you can continually
record (like overdubbing).
LOOP1–2
Recording in a one or two
measure loop mode.
REPLACE
Recording will continue
until you press the [STOP]
button. Any previously
recorded data for all Parts
will be erased.
OFF, ON
When “ON,” recording
starts the instant you
strike a pad in recording
stand-by mode. Press the
[F5] (HITPAD) button to
turn on/off.
This function can be used
only when “Local Control”
(p. 142) is set to“ON (DRUM).”
(4) Recording
1. Press the [PLAY] button.
The [PLAY] button stops flashing and remains lit, and the
PATTERN RECORDING screen appears.
Recording from an external MIDI
device
If you want to record from an external MIDI
keyboard or other MIDI device, make the following
settings before recording.
Select a MIDI channel
Be sure that the transmit channel on your
keyboard corresponds to the MIDI channel of the
part you wish to record.
Each part has it’s own MIDI channel. The factory
preset channels are as follows:
Part
MIDI Channel
Drum Kit part
CH 10
Percussion part
CH 11
Melody part
CH 1
Bass part
CH 2
Backing 1 part
CH 3
Backing 2 part
CH 4
MEMO
•You can change the MIDI channel by pressing
the [SETUP] button. For more information, refer
to “MIDI Channel Settings (MIDI CH)” (p. 141).
2. Play with pads or MIDI keyboards to record.
•If you set “Local Control” to “ON (PERC),”
you’ll be able to use the pads to record the
percussion part. For more information, refer
to”MIDI Channel Settings for the Entire TD-30
(GLOBAL)” (p. 142).
Recording will begin.
3. Press the [STOP] button to stop recording.
The [PLAY] button go off.
MEMO
You can name the recorded pattern (p. 98).
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Part Setting
Follow the procedures described in “Making
Settings for Each Part (PART)” (p. 91) to make settings
of the parts.
Pattern Sequencer
Editing a Pattern (EDIT)
The Rehearsal function temporarily suspends recording
during the recording process, allowing you to rehearse
and then quickly resume recording.
1. In the PATTERN screen (p. 90), press the [F4] (EDIT)
button.
1. Start recording (p. 99).
The recording icon (
When you want to edit a pattern, for example by copying
a pattern or joining two patterns, access the PATTERN
EDIT screen as follows.
Overview
Checking the Tones and Phrases
During Recording (Rehearsal)
The PATTERN EDIT screen will appear.
) will appear.
PATTERN EDIT screen (Preset pattern)
2. During recording, hold down the [SHIFT] button
The [PLAY] button flashes, and the rehearsal icon (
appears.
Setup
and press the [PLAY] button.
)
Now, data from pads or keyboard cannot be recorded.
PATTERN EDIT screen (User pattern)
Performance
3. Press the [PLAY] button to resume recording.
The [PLAY] button will light.
Explanation
[F1] (COPY) button
Copies the pattern to a user pattern. You can also copy specified
parts or measures (p. 102).
[F2] (APPEND) button
Joins two patterns into one pattern
(p. 103).
Erases the performance data from
a pattern.
[F3] (ERASE) button
Settings
Button
You can also erase the
performance data from specified
measures (p. 103).
Deletes a pattern. You can also
delete specified measures from a
pattern (p. 104).
[F5] (USB MEM) button
Saves the pattern to a USB flash
drive (p. 105).
2. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PATTERN
Expansion
[F4] (DELETE) button
screen.
Appendices
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Pattern Sequencer
3. Use the cursor buttons and the [–] [+] buttons or
Copying a Pattern (COPY)
the dial to select the pattern, part, or measures
that you want to copy.
Copy the pattern as is to the user patterns.
Src
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Dst
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Copy-source part Measures to be copied
(First Measure–Last
Measure)
Copy-source pattern
Copy-destination pattern
You can copy selected measures of a part or pattern.
Unlike copying an entire pattern, settings such as
instrument and part volume etc. will not be copied.
Src
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Dst
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F1]
(COPY) button.
The PATTERN COPY screen will appear.
Copy-destination part
First measure of the
copy-destination
4. Press the [F5] (COPY) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
5. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The pattern will copied.
MEMO
• If the number of measures in the copy-source pattern
and the copy-destination pattern differ, the number
of measures in the copy-destination pattern may
increase or decrease according to this difference.
2. When you want to copy selected measures or
part, press the [F4] (MEASURE) button.
The PATTERN COPY MEASURE screen will appear.
• When “ALL” is specified in Src part, then only “ALL”
may be specified in Dst Part. Additionally, if other
than “ALL” is specified in Src part, then “ALL” cannot be
specified in Dst Part.
• When copying between the drum kit part and the
percussion part, or between the drum kit part and
the backing parts, copy takes place in accord with
the predetermined correspondence between note
numbers and trigger inputs. Only note numbers
assigned to trigger inputs will be copied. For more
on note numbers and trigger inputs, refer to “Note
Number (Factory Settings)” (p. 150).
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Pattern Sequencer
Erasing a Pattern (ERASE)
This erases the pattern. Performance data is erased, while
beat, measure length, and other settings are left intact.
This connects two patterns to create one pattern. The
pattern specified as “Dst” will be first, and the pattern
specified as “Src” will be connected to it. The new pattern
will be created in “Dst.”
Dst
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Src
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Setup
You can erase portions of the pattern, in measure units.
The erased portions become blank measures.
1
Overview
Connecting Two Patterns
(APPEND)
1. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F2]
(APPEND) button.
The PATTERN APPEND screen will appear.
Although the data is erased, the pattern length is
unchanged.
Performance
MEMO
1. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F3]
2. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons, the [–] [+]
buttons, or the dial to select the pattern that you
want to append.
(ERASE) button.
The PATTERN ERASE screen will appear.
Settings
Pattern that will come later
2. When you want to erase selected measures or
Pattern that will come earlier
part, press the [F4] (MEASURE) button.
The PATTERN ERASE MEASURE screen will appear.
Expansion
3. Press the [F5] (APPEND) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
3. Use the cursor [
4. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The patterns will be appended.
Pattern to erase
Part to erase
Range of measures to
erase (first measure last measure)
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Appendices
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
] [ ] buttons, the [–] [+]
buttons, or the dial to select the pattern, part, or
measures that you want to erase.
Pattern Sequencer
4. Press the [F5] (ERASE) button.
1. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F4]
(DELETE) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
The PATTERN DELETE screen will appear.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
2. When you want to delete selected measures,
5. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
press the [F4] (MEASURE) button.
The pattern will be erased.
The PATTERN DELETE MEASURE screen will appear.
Deleting a Pattern (DELETE)
This deletes the pattern performance, beat, measure
length, part, and all other settings, creating a empty
pattern.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
3. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons, the [–] [+]
buttons or the dial to select the pattern and
measures that you want to delete.
1
You can delete unneeded measures from the pattern,
then connects the portions before and after the resulting
gap.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Pattern to delete
Range of measures to delete
(first measure - last measure)
4. Press the [F5] (DELETE) button.
1
2
3
7
8
A confirmation message will appear.
MEMO
• The performance data following the deleted range is
moved forward (and the performance data for that
part is shortened).
• When all parts in the targeted range are specified,
deletion results in the pattern itself becoming shorter.
• When all measures for all parts are deleted, the
pattern itself is deleted, resulting in a pattern
containing no performance data (an empty pattern).
Settings, including beat and measure length, are
restored to their initial values as well.
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If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
5. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The pattern will be deleted.
Pattern Sequencer
Saving a Pattern (USB MEM)
User patterns can be saved or loaded individually. This
provides a convenient way to handle just the patterns
you need.
PATTERN USB screen
Here’s how to save your patterns on a USB flash drive (up
to 999 patterns).
Overview
You can use an optional USB flash drive to save pattern
data.
Saving Patterns on a USB Flash
Drive (SAVE)
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
2. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F5]
(USB MEM) button.
Setup
The PATTERN USB screen will appear.
3. Press the [F1] (SAVE) button.
MEMO
The PATTERN SAVE screen will appear.
• When you make a backup of the entire TD-30 on your
USB flash drive (p. 109), the 100 user patterns are saved
together.
User patterns cannot be saved individually.
4. Press the cursor [
] button, and then use the [–]
[+] buttons or the dial to select the pattern that
you want to save.
Performance
• You can check the state of memory usage on your
USB flash drive (p. 113).
5. Press the cursor [
] button, and then use the
[–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the backup
number in which you want to save the pattern.
6. Press the [F5] (SAVE) button.
Settings
If you press the [F4] (NEW) button, the lowest number
that does not contain a pattern will be selected.
A confirmation message will appear.
Expansion
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The pattern will be saved.
Appendices
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Pattern Sequencer
Loading a Pattern from a USB
Flash Drive (LOAD)
Patterns saved on a USB flash drive can be loaded into
the TD-30.
Deleting a Pattern from a USB
Flash Drive (DELETE)
You can delete the unneeded pattern from a USB flash
drive.
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
2. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F5]
2. In the PATTERN EDIT screen (p. 101), press the [F5]
MEMORY port (p. 85).
(USB MEM) button.
The PATTERN USB screen will appear.
3. Press the [F2] (LOAD) button.
The PATTERN LOAD screen will appear.
4. Press the cursor [
] button, and then use the [–]
[+] buttons or the dial to select the number of
the pattern that you want to load.
5. Press the [
] button, and then use the [–]
[+] buttons or the dial to select the loadingdestination for the pattern.
MEMORY port (p. 85).
(USB MEM) button.
The PATTERN USB screen will appear.
3. Press the [F3] (DELETE) button.
The PATTERN DELETE screen will appear.
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
number of the pattern that you want to delete.
5. Press the [F5] (DELETE) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
6. Press the [F5] (LOAD) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
6. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The pattern will be deleted.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The pattern will be loaded.
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Settings
Backing Up the Settings
The settings and kits in TD-30’s user memory can be
saved (backed up) to a USB flash drive, or loaded back
into the TD-30.
* Carefully insert the USB flash drives all the way in—
until it is firmly in place.
* Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland We cannot
guarantee operation if other USB flash drive is used
MEMO
• Save (back up) 99 sets of the settings in user memory.
• Separately from backups, you can individually save
up to 999 kits and 999 patterns (p. 105, p. 112).
• Load backup data from a USB flash drive into the
TD-30, or copy specified settings such as drum kits or
instruments into user memory.
• Drum kits that you backed-up on a USB flash drive
can be played without loading them into the TD-30
(Kit selection, p. 123).
Data saved in USB flash drive
The folders and data created on the USB flash drive are in
the following structure.
USB flash drive
Root Directory (the top level)
Roland
TD-30
Backup (Backup data)
Kit (Kit data)
Pattern (Pattern data)
Import (p. 110)
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Backup file names
If you copy TD-30 data from your USB flash drive
into your computer, the names shown on the TD30 will differ from the file names shown on your
computer. Be aware of this when managing TD-30
data on your computer, or exchanging data with
another user.
* Do not use your computer to rename the
backup file. If you rename the file, the TD-30
might not be able to load it.
Backup data
The first backup file will have the file name “TD30_
Backup001.TD0.”
The “TD30” at the beginning means that the file
was saved by the TD-30. “Backup001” means that
this is backup number 1. For backup number 99,
this will be “Backup099.”
Kit data
The first backup file will have the file name “TD30_
Kit001.TD0.”
The “TD30” at the beginning means that the file
was saved by the TD-30. “Kit001” means that this is
backup number 1. For backup number 99, this will
be “Kit099.”
Pattern data
The first backup file will have the file name “TD30_
Pattern001.TD0.”
The “TD30” at the beginning means that the file
was saved by the TD-30. “Pattern001” means that
this is backup number 1. For backup number 99,
this will be “Pattern099.”
Backing Up the Settings
Here’s how to back up the entire contents of user
memory (p. 16) to your USB flash drive (up to 99 sets).
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
Naming your backup data (NAME)
Overview
Backing Up All Data to a USB
Flash Drive (SAVE)
If you want to assign a name to the backup data,
press the [F4] (NAME) button at the confirmation
message in step 5.
The USB SAVE NAME screen will appear.
MEMORY port (p. 85).
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
Setup
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
For details on how to assign a name, refer to
“Assigning a Name” (p. 29).
The name you assign here is shown only on the
TD-30.
Performance
3. Press the [F1] (SAVE) button.
The USB SAVE screen will appear.
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
Settings
backup number in which you want to save your
settings.
Backup number that contain no data are indicated by a
"*" preceding the backup name.
MEMO
If you press the [F4] (NEW) button, the lowestnumbered backup number that contains no data will
be selected.
Expansion
5. Press the [F5] (SAVE) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
Appendices
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
MEMO
If you want to assign a name to the backup data,
press the [F4] (NAME) button.
6. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
Your data will be saved on the USB flash drive.
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Backing Up the Settings
Loading Backup Data from a
USB Flash Drive (LOAD)
Here’s how to load backup data from a USB flash drive
into the TD-30.
Importing Kit Data from
TD-20/TD-20X Backup Data
(IMPORT)
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
Kit data can be imported from TD-20, TD-20X, or TDW-20
backup data.
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
Drum kits backed up by the TD-20 will be loaded into
drum kits 1–50. Drum kits backed up by the TD-20X or
TDW-20 will be loaded into drum kits 1–100.
MEMORY port (p. 85).
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
3. Press the [F2] (LOAD) button.
The USB LOAD screen will appear.
1. Find the backup data that you want to import,
and copy it to your USB flash drive.
Use your computer to copy the TD-20, TD-20X, or TDW20 backup data to a USB flash drive.
Copy the backup in the Import folder of your USB flash
drive.
USB flash drive
Root Directory (the top level)
Roland
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
backup data that you want to load.
TD-30
5. Press the [F5] (LOAD) button.
Import
A confirmation message will appear.
MEMO
• Files saved by backing up on the TD-20 are named
“TD20BK**.TD0,” and files saved by backing up on the
TD-20X are named “TDW2BK**.TD0.”
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
6. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The data will be loaded from the USB flash drive.
MEMO
• Drum kit and pad settings can also be copied
individually from backup data that you’ve saved on a
USB flash drive (p. 49, p. 63).
• You can audition the drum kits saved on a USB flash
drive before loading data from the USB flash drive.
For details, refer to “Playing a Kit from the USB Flash
DriveWithout Loading It (Kit Selection) (KIT SEL)”(p. 123).
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• Pad pattern settings and multi-effect settings are not
copied. Make these settings as necessary.
2. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
3. Press the [USB MEM] button.
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
4. Press the [F3] (IMPORT) button.
The USB IMPORT screen will appear.
Backing Up the Settings
5. Press the [F1] (TD-20) button or the [F2] (TD-20X)
button to specify the type of backup data.
Explanation
[F1] (TD-20) button
TD-20 backup data will be
imported.
[F2] (TD-20X) button
TD-20X or TDW-20 backup data will
be imported.
(Example: When [F1] (TD-20X) is selected)
You can delete the unneeded backup data from a USB
flash drive.
Overview
Button
Deleting Backup Data from a
USB Flash Drive (DELETE)
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
3. Press the [F4] (DELETE) button.
7. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
Setup
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
The USB DELETE screen will appear.
backup data that you want to import.
8. Press the [F5] (IMPORT) button.
4. Press the [F1] (BACKUP) button or the [F2] (1 KIT)
Performance
A confirmation message will appear.
button to specify the type of backup data.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
The kit data will be imported from the USB flash drive.
Explanation
[F1] (BACKUP) button
The backup data will be deleted.
[F2] (1 KIT) button
The kit data will be deleted.
Settings
9. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
Button
(Example: When [F1] (BACKUP) is selected)
backup data that you want to delete.
7. Press the [F5] (DELETE) button.
Expansion
6. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
A confirmation message will appear.
8. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The data will be deleted from the USB flash drive.
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Appendices
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
Backing Up the Settings
Backing Up a Drum Kit to a USB
Flash Drive (KITSAVE)
Here’s how you can save drum kit data to your USB flash
drive (up to 999 kits).
Loading Kit Data from a USB
Flash Drive (KITLOAD)
Here’s how kit data saved on a USB flash drive can be
loaded into the TD-30.
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
MEMORY port (p. 85).
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
3. Press the [F5] (A
B) button.
The USB MEMORY B screen will appear.
MEMORY port (p. 85).
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
3. Press the [F5] (A
B) button.
The USB MEMORY B screen will appear.
4. Press the [F2] (KITLOAD) button.
The USB LOAD (1 KIT) screen will appear.
Kit data to load
4. Press the [F1] (KITSAVE) button.
The USB SAVE (1 KIT) screen will appear.
Drum kit to back up
Loading-destination drum kit
5. Use the cursor buttons and the [–] [+] buttons
Backup number
5. Use the cursor buttons and the [–] [+] buttons or
or the dial to select the kit data that you want to
load, and the drum kit into which you want to
load it.
6. Press the [F5] (LOAD) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
the dial to select the drum kit that you want to
back up and the backup number.
If you press the [F4] (NEW) button, the lowest-numbered
backup that contains no data will be selected.
6. Press the [F5] (SAVE) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The kit data will be loaded from the USB flash drive.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The data will be saved to USB memory.
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Backing Up the Settings
Here’s how to view information about the items on a USB
flash drive, such as the number of items.
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
3. Press the [F5] (A
B) button.
The USB MEMORY B screen will appear.
4. Press the [F3] (INFO) button.
The USB MEMORY INFORMATION screen will appear.
Here’s how to initialize (format) a USB flash drive.
NOTE
When you execute this operation, all data saved on
the USB flash drive will be lost. If the USB flash drive
contains important data, back it up to your computer
before you proceed with initialization.
1. Connect your USB flash drive to the TD-30’s USB
MEMORY port (p. 85).
2. Press the [USB MEM] button.
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
3. Press the [F5] (A
B) button.
Performance
The USB MEMORY B screen will appear.
4. Press the [F4] (FORMAT) button.
The USB FORMAT screen will appear.
Explanation
Backup All
Number of backups saved
Backup 1 Kit
Number of drum kits saved
Pattern
Number of patterns saved
Audio File
Number of audio files saved
5. Press the [F5] (FORMAT) button.
Settings
Parameter
Setup
The [USB MEM] button will light, and the USB MEMORY A
screen will appear.
Formatting a USB Flash Drive
(FORMAT)
Overview
Checking the State of a USB
Flash Drive (INFO)
A confirmation message will appear.
5. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
The [USB MEM] button goes off.
MEMO
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
6. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The format operation will be executed.
Expansion
For details on saving patterns, refer to ““Saving
Patterns on a USB Flash Drive (SAVE)” (p. 105).
Appendices
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Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
“Setup” refers to the settings that apply in common to
the entire TD-30, such as output destination settings and
footswitch assignments.
SETUP B screen
To make setup settings, access the SETUP screen as
follows.
1. Press the [SETUP] button.
The [SETUP] button will light, and the SETUP A screen
will appear.
2. Press [F5] (A
B C) button to access the screen
containing the item you want to set.
SETUP A screen
Button
Explanation
[F1] (OUTPUT) button
Specify the output destination of
the sounds.
[F2] (CONTROL) button
Assign functions to footswitches or
pads (p. 117).
[F3] (OPTION) button
Make settings for the preview button, master compressor/equalizer,
MIX IN jack, and the display (p. 120).
[F4] (F RESET) button
Return the TD-30 to the factory
settings (p. 122).
SETUP B screen
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Button
Explanation
[F1] (KIT SEL) button
Play a kit from a USB flash drive
without loading it (p. 123).
[F2] (GAIN) button
Adjust the digital output volume
(p. 124).
[F3] (MIDI) button
Allow you to make MIDI settings
(p. 141).
Button
Explanation
[F1] (AUTO OFF) button
Make settings for the auto off
function (p. 124).
[F2] (V. CTRL) button
Make settings for the VISUAL
CONTROL function (p. 146).
[F4] (INFO) button
View information about the TD-30
(p. 125).
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Output Assignments (OUTPUT)
Pressing this button will return all displayed output assignments to their default settings (p. 116).
Overview
You can choose how the outputs will function from the
MASTER OUT jacks and DIRECT OUT jacks.
[F5] (DEFAULT) button
All sounds are always output from the PHONES jack.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F1]
(OUTPUT) button.
The OUTPUT ASSIGN screen will appear.
[F1] (MASTER) button
2. Use the function buttons to select the
Setup
Output assignments from each pad to the MASTER OUT jacks.
assignments you want to make.
3. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons to select the
output assignment you want to change.
In the screens accessed by the [F1](MASTER) or [F2]
(DIRECT) buttons, you can also select an output by
striking a pad or using the TRIG SELECT buttons.
Output assignments from each pad to the DIRECT OUT 1–8
jacks.
Output assignments from ambience and MFX etc. to the
MASTER OUT jacks and DIRECT OUT 5–8 jacks.
This lets you check the output volume of each jack.
MEMO
The OUTPUT MONITOR screen can also be accessed by
pressing the [KIT] button the [F2] (FUNC) button the
[F5] (MONITOR) button (p. 48).
Display
Trigger
input
Display
Trigger
input
Display
KICK
K
HI-HAT
H
AUX 1
A
SNARE
S
CRASH 1
C
AUX 2
A
TOM1
1
CRASH 2
C
AUX 3
A
TOM2
2
RIDE
R
AUX 4
A
TOM3
3
EDGE
E
TOM4
4
[F3] (OTHER) screen
Button
Explanation
AMB
Ambience (p. 69)
MFX
Multi-effects (p. 71)
BACK
The pattern’s backing parts (p. 93)
PERC
The pattern’s percussion part (p. 93)
CLICK
Metronome click (p. 82)
MIXIN
The sound being input to the MIX
IN jack
USBSONG
Audio file (p. 86)
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons, the dial, or the cursor [
[ ] buttons to select an output destination.
Expansion
[F4] (MONITOR) button
Trigger
input
Settings
[F3] (OTHER) button
[F1] (MASTER), [F2] (DIRECT) screens
Performance
[F2] (DIRECT) button
]
screen.
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Appendices
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Output Destination Setting
Examples
Here are some examples of output destination settings.
MEMO
The MASTER OUT jacks and the DIRECT OUT 1–8 jacks
are unbalanced.
Default settings
As the chart below illustrates, the PHONES jack and the
MASTER OUT jacks will output all sounds. Individual
sounds are assigned to DIRECT OUT 1-8 jacks for
individual sound control with a PA system.
Jack
Output
Example destination
PHONES
All
Monitor headphones
MASTER OUT
All
Drum monitor
DIRECT OUT 1 KICK
DIRECT OUT 2 SNARE
DIRECT OUT 3 HI-HAT
DIRECT OUT 4 RIDE, EDGE
DIRECT OUT
5/6
TOM 1–4 (Stereo)
DIRECT OUT
7/8
CRASH 1, 2,
AUX 1–4 (Stereo)
PA (external mixer)
Sending the same audio for monitoring
and PA
With these settings, the same sound will be output from
the PHONES jack, the MASTER OUT jacks, and the DIRECT
OUT 7/8 jacks.
The sound being monitored by the performer will be the
same as the sound sent to the PA system.
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Jack
Output
Example destination
PHONES
All
Monitor headphones
MASTER OUT
All
Drum monitor
DIRECT OUT 1 −
−
DIRECT OUT 2 −
−
DIRECT OUT 3 −
−
DIRECT OUT 4 −
−
DIRECT OUT
5/6
−
−
DIRECT OUT
7/8
All
PA (external mixer)
Sending Ambience and/or MFX
separately
This chart shows how you can use the MASTER OUT jacks
to output the Ambience and/or MFX (multi-effects).
This allows the PA engineer to balance the effects with
the individual sounds.
Jack
Output
Example destination
PHONES
All
Monitor headphones,
drum monitor
MASTER OUT
Ambience only
DIRECT OUT 1 KICK
DIRECT OUT 2 SNARE
DIRECT OUT 3 HI-HAT
DIRECT OUT 4 RIDE, EDGE
DIRECT OUT
5/6
TOM 1–4 (Stereo)
DIRECT OUT
7/8
CRASH 1, 2,
AUX 1–4 (Stereo)
PA (external mixer)
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F2]
(CONTROL) button.
2. Press the [F1] (FOOT SW) button.
Overview
Assigning a Function to a
Footswitch or Pad (CONTROL)
The FOOT SWITCH screen will appear.
Here’s how to assign a function to a footswitch or pad.
Assigning a Function to a
Footswitch (FOOT SW)
Connecting an FS-5U
function for footswitches.
When setting to “USER,” use the cursor buttons to move
the cursor to “SW1” or “SW2.”
Function
KIT SELECT
Stereo 1/4” phone type
CHAIN
SELECT
Red
White
POLARITY switch
USB SONG
SELECT
SW2
USB SONG
PLAY
* The FS-5L cannot be used.
Connecting an FS-6
PATTERN
SELECT
Stereo 1/4” phone type
PATTERN
PLAY
KIT# DEC
Calls up the previous
kit.
SW2
KIT# INC
Calls up the next kit.
SW1
CHAIN# DEC
Calls up the previous
drum kit chain.
SW2
CHAIN# INC
Calls up the next drum
kit chain.
SW1
USB SONG#
DEC
Calls up the previous
audio file.
SW2
USB SONG# INC
Calls up the next audio
file.
SW1
USB SONG# INC
Calls up the next audio
file.
SW2
USB SONG
/
Play/stop the audio file.
SW1
PATTERN# DEC
Calls up the previous
pattern.
SW2
PATTERN# INC
Calls up the next
pattern.
SW1
PATTERN# INC
Calls up the next
pattern.
SW2
PATTERN
/
Plays back/stops the
pattern.
SW1
FIXED HH
Specifies whether the
hi-hat’s Fixed Hi-Hat
setting (p. 58) will be set
to “FIXED 2.”
SW2
STRAINER
Specifies whether the
snare’s Strainer Adj.
setting (p. 57) will be
turned “OFF.”
SW1
AMBIENCE SW
Turns the ambience
effect switch (p. 71) on/
off.
SW2
MFX SW
Turns the multi-effect
switch (p. 72) on/off.
Stereo 1/4” phone type
MODE/POLARITY switch
FIXED HH/
STRAINER *
SW1
SW2
AMB/MFX
SW
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Appendices
SW1
Expansion
Explanation
Settings
* If you use a mono cable to connect a single FS-5U, it
will operate as SW 2.
Display
Performance
1/4” phone type x 2
SW1
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
Setup
You can connect a footswitch (sold separately: FS-5U, FS6) and assign it to perform a function such as switching
drum kits or playing patterns.
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Function
Display
Explanation
Specify the functions assigned to SW1
and SW2.
For USER, you can select the following
functions in addition to those listed for
each Function.
USER
SW1/
SW2
USB SONG
PLAY
Play the audio file.
USB SONG
STOP
Stop the audio file.
USB SONG TOP
Return to the beginning of the audio file.
USB SONG AB
RPT
Repeatedly play only
a portion of an audio
file (p. 87).
PATTERN PLAY
Play the pattern.
PATTERN STOP
Stop the pattern.
PATTERN TOP
Return to the beginning of the pattern.
XSTICK SW
Switches to use/not
use cross stick (p. 49).
* If this function is selected, the “FIX HH STRNR” icon is
shown in the DRUM KIT screen.
MEMO
When using footswitches to switch kits in a Drum Kit
Chain (p. 51), “Function” should be set to “KIT SELECT,”
and you need to press the [CHAIN] button, so its
indicator is lit. (The Drum Kit Chain settings need to
be made beforehand.)
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
Assigning a Function to a Pad
(PAD SW)
A pad connected to a TRIGGER INPUT 14/AUX 3 or 15/
AUX 4 jack can be used to switch drum kit patterns.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F2]
(CONTROL) button.
2. Press the [F2] (PAD SW) button.
The PAD SWITCH screen will appear.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
function.
When setting to “USER,” use the cursor buttons to move
the cursor to “AUX3” and “AUX4” and select the functions
for the heads and rims.
Function
OFF
AUX
Explanation
3 OFF
−
4 OFF
−
3 OFF
KIT SELECT1
4
screen.
KIT SELECT2
CHAIN
SELECT1
CHAIN
SELECT2
USB SONG
SELECT1
USB SONG
SELECT2
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−
Head
KIT# INC
Calls up the next kit.
Rim
KIT# DEC
Calls up the previous
kit.
3 KIT# DEC
Calls up the previous
kit.
4 KIT# INC
Calls up the next kit.
3 OFF
−
Head
CHAIN# INC
Calls up the next drum
kit chain.
Rim
CHAIN# DEC
Calls up the previous
rum kit chain.
4
3 CHAIN# DEC
Calls up the previous
rum kit chain.
4 CHAIN# INC
Calls up the next drum
kit chain.
3 OFF
−
Head
USB SONG# Calls up the next audio
INC
file.
Rim
USB SONG# Calls up the previous
DEC
audio file.
4
3 USB SONG# DEC
Calls up the previous
audio file.
4 USB SONG# INC
Calls up the next audio
file.
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Function
AUX
Explanation
3 OFF
USB SONG
PLAY2
PATTERN
SELECT1
PATTERN
PLAY2
3 USB SONG STOP
Stop the audio file.
4 USB SONG PLAY
Play the audio file.
3 OFF
−
Return to the beginning of the pattern.
Rim
PATTERN#
DEC
Calls up the previous
pattern.
XSTICK SW
Switches to use/not
use cross stick (p. 49).
4 PATTERN# INC
Calls up the next
pattern.
3 OFF
−
Head
PATTERN
/
Plays back/stops the
pattern.
Rim
PATTERN#
INC
Calls up the next
pattern.
4
3 PATTERN STOP
Stop the pattern.
4 PATTERN PLAY
Play the pattern.
3 OFF
−
FIXED HH
Specifies whether the
hi-hat’s Fixed Hi-Hat
setting (p. 58) will be set
to “FIXED 2.”
Rim
STRAINER
Specifies whether the
snare’s Strainer Adj.
setting (p. 57) will be
turned “OFF.”
Head
FIXED HH
Rim
FIXED HH
Head
STRAINER
Rim
STRAINER
Head
4
• When using pad switches to switch kits in a drum kit
chain (p. 51), FUNCTION should be set to “KIT SELECT 1”
or “KIT SELECT 2,” and you need to press the [CHAIN]
button, so its indicator is lit. (The drum kit chain
settings need to be made beforehand.)
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
−
Turns the ambience
effect switch (p. 71)
on/off.
Rim
MFX SW
Turns the multi-effect
switch (p. 72) on/off.
Head
AMBIENCE
SW
Rim
AMBIENCE
SW
Head
MFX SW
Rim
MFX SW
Turns the ambience
effect switch (p. 71)
on/off.
Appendices
4
• If you don’t want sound from the pad used as a pad
switch, press the [MIXER] button and then press the
[F1] (VOLUME) button, and set the volume level for
AUX3 and/or AUX4 to “0” (p. 65). Or press the [INST]
button and select “OFF” for AUX3 and/or AUX4 (p. 54).
Specifies whether the
snare’s Strainer Adj.
setting (p. 57) will be
turned “OFF.”
AMBIENCE
SW
3
MEMO
Specifies whether the
hi-hat’s Fixed Hi-Hat
setting (p. 58) will be set
to “FIXED 2.”
Head
4
* If this function is selected, the “FIX HH STRNR” icon is
shown in the DRUM KIT screen.
Expansion
KIT AMB/
MFX SW1
Repeatedly play only
a portion of an audio
file (p. 87).
PATTERN TOP
3 OFF
KIT AMB/
MFX SW1
USB SONG AB RPT
USER
Calls up the next
pattern.
Calls up the previous
pattern.
4
Return to the beginning of the audio file.
PATTERN#
INC
3 PATTERN# DEC
FIXED HH/
STRAINER2
*
USB SONG TOP
Head
4
3
For USER, you can select the following functions
in addition to those listed for each Function.
Settings
FIXED HH/
STRAINER1
*
Rim
USB SONG# Calls up the next audio
INC
file.
Specify the functions assigned to AUX3 and
AUX4.
Play/stop the audio
file.
Performance
PATTERN
PLAY1
Head
4
Explanation
Setup
PATTERN
SELECT2
−
USB SONG
/
AUX
Overview
USB SONG
PLAY1
Function
Turns the multi-effect
switch (p. 72) on/off.
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Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Other Settings (OPTION)
Here you can make settings for the preview button,
the master compressor/equalizer, MIX IN jack, and the
display.
Specifying the Preview Velocity
(PREVIEW)
Here, the [PREVIEW] button velocity can be set.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F3]
Making the Master Comp/EQ Settings
Identical for All Kits (COMP/EQ)
You can specify which is used for the master comp/EQ
(p. 78), individual settings for each drum kit or common
settings to all kits.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F3]
(OPTION) button.
2. Press the [F2] (COMP/EQ) button.
The MASTER COMP/EQ MODE screen will appear.
(OPTION) button.
2. Press the [F1] (PREVIEW) button.
The PREVIEW screen will appear.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
The graph in the right side of the screen is a “velocity
monitor” that shows the force (velocity) of your strike.
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
Dynamics
Velocity
Value
Explanation
OFF
No velocity. Level is fixed.
ON
Button responds to
velocity.
1–127
Velocity when Dynamics is
set to “OFF.”
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
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MASTER
COMP/EQ
Value
Explanation
EACH KIT
Master comp/EQ for each
kit, individually.
GLOBAL
Master comp/EQ common
to other drum kits is used.
When this is set to “GLOBAL,” “GLOBAL” appears on the
icon at the left part of the master comp/EQ setting
screen.
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
The MIX IN jack can handle mono or stereo signal.
If it occurs that the audio signal going to the MIX IN jack
has a click on the left side, and the backing track on the
right side, you can use this function to merge the signals.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F3]
(OPTION) button.
The display contrast is strongly influenced by the
location of the TD-30 and the lighting of the room it’s in.
Adjust this parameter when needed.
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the [F3]
(OPTION) button.
2. Press the [F5] (LCD) button.
The LCD CONTRAST screen will appear.
Setup
2. Press the [F3] (MIX IN) button.
Adjusting the Display Contrast
(LCD)
The MIX IN SETTING screen will appear.
parameter.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Selects the jack(s) to use as an input.
Mode
Gain
L+R
Use both channels
L ONLY
Use only the left channel
R ONLY
Use only the right channel
STEREO
Use as stereo input
MONO
Use as monaural x 2
0, +6, +12 dB
Adjusts the input level
Parameter
Value
Explanation
LCD Contrast
1–16
Display contrast
LCD Brightness
1–16
Display brightness
MEMO
The LCD Contrast can also be adjusted by holding
down the [KIT] button and turning the dial.
4. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
Settings
Input
Performance
3. Use the cursor [
Overview
Using the MIX IN Jacks as Two
Monaural Inputs (MIX IN)
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
Expansion
screen.
Appendices
121
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Restoring the Factory Settings
(F RESET)
4. Specify whether you want to enable or disable
the auto off function (p. 124).
When you make settings for the auto off function, a
screen like the following will appear.
This restores the TD-30 to the original factory settings
(Factory reset).
NOTE
When you execute this operation, all data and
settings in the TD-30 will be lost. Before you proceed,
you should save any important data and settings to
your USB flash drive (p. 108).
1. In the SETUP A screen (p. 114), press the
[F4] (F RESET) button.
The FACTORY RESET screen will appear.
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or dial to select the
Trigger Type (p. 126).
6. As described in screen, adjust the offset.
MEMO
2. Press the [F5] (F RESET) button.
A confirmation message will appear.
If you decide to cancel the factory reset, press the [F1]
(CANCEL) button.
3. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The factory reset will be executed.
When the factory reset has been completed, a screen like
the following will appear.
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The offset adjustment is necessary in order to
correctly detect open/close and pedal movements.
Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
A TD-30 or TD-20X preset drum kit or any kit saved
on a USB flash drive can be played without loading it.
This function is called “Kit selection.” It’s an easy way to
“audition” kits before loading them into the internal
memory.
* In this mode kits can not be edited and the pad
pattern function (p. 60) will not work.
Now you can play the drum kit that shows in the screen.
This function is cancelled if you exit the KIT SELECTION
screen.
Copying the Drum Kit Chosen in
Kit Selection
Here’s how to copy the drum kit you chose in KIT
SELECTION.
1. Select a drum kit as described in steps 1–3 of
“Playing a Kit from the USB Flash Drive Without
Loading It (Kit Selection) (KIT SEL)” (p. 123).
Setup
If desired, you can also copy the drum kit from the USB
flash drive to a drum kit in user memory.
4. Play the drum kit.
Overview
Playing a Kit from the USB
Flash Drive Without Loading It
(Kit Selection) (KIT SEL)
If you want to use a drum kit from a USB flash drive,
connect the USB flash drive to the TD-30 before you
continue.
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F1] (KIT
The KIT SELECTION screen will appear.
2. Press the [F5] (COPY) button.
3. Use the [–] [+] buttons or dial to select the copy-
Performance
SEL) button.
destination drum kit.
4. Press the [F5] (COPY) button.
2. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the location
A confirmation message will appear.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (TD-30) button
TD-30 preset drum kits
[F2] (TD-20X) button
TD-20X preset drum kits
[F3] (USB) button
Drum kit from a backup saved on
the USB flash drive
buttons, and dial to select the desired drum kit.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (LIST) button
Displays a list of drum kits
[F5] (LIST) button
Copies the selected drum kit to a
drum kit in user memory.
If you decide to cancel, press the [F1] (CANCEL) button.
5. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The drum kit will copied.
When copying has been completed, Kit Selection will be
cancelled, and the DRUM KIT screen will appear with the
copied drum kit selected.
Button
Explanation
[F2] (BANK -) button
Selects the next-numbered
backup.
[F3] (BANK +) button
Selects the previous-numbered
backup.
Appendices
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 2
Expansion
3. Use the function buttons, cursor buttons, [–] [+]
Settings
of the desired drum kit.
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Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Digital Audio Level (GAIN)
Here’s how to adjust the volume for the DIGITAL OUT jack
and the USB COMPUTER port (USB Audio).
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F2] (GAIN)
button.
The DIGITAL IN/OUT GAIN screen will appear.
Auto Off Function (AUTOOFF)
The TD-30 has an “Auto off” function that automatically
turns the TD-30 off if 4 hours have elapsed without any
pad being played or any operation performed.
To cancel this function, proceed as follows to set the auto
off function to the “OFF” setting.
1. In the SETUP C screen (p. 114), press the [F1]
(AUTOOFF) button.
The AUTO OFF SETTING screen will appear.
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to edit the
parameters.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
-36–0–+12 dB
Adjusts the volume of
the input to the USB
COMPUTER port
(default setting: -18 dB).
USB AUDIO
Output
Gain
-24–0–+24 dB
Adjusts the volume of
the output from the USB
COMPUTER port.
Digital
Output
Gain
-24–0–+24 dB
Adjusts the volume that is
output from the DIGITAL
OUT jack.
USB AUDIO
Input Gain
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP B
screen.
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to set the auto
off setting.
Value
Explanation
OFF
The auto off function will not
operate.
4 HOURS
The unit will automatically turn
off when four hours have elapsed
without any pad being struck or
any operation performed.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
* If you need to turn off the power completely, first
turn off the [ON] switch, then unplug the power cord
from the “Power Supply” (p. 6).
MEMO
If the auto-off function is set to “4 HOURS,” the
message “WARNING: AUTO OFF, The TD-30 will turn
off in 30 min.” will appear 30 minutes before turning
the TD-30 off.
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Overall Settings for the TD-30 (SETUP)
Overview
Viewing the Remaining Memory
and the Program Version (INFO)
Here’s how to check the remaining amount of internal
memory, or verify the program version.
1. In the SETUP C screen (p. 114), press the [F4] (INFO)
button.
2. Use the function buttons to display the status
you want to see.
Setup
[F1] (PATTERN) button
Pattern and internal memory usage status
Performance
[F2] (USB MEM) button
USB flash drive information
Settings
[F5] (VERSION) button
TD-30’s internal program version
Expansion
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP
screen.
Appendices
125
Trigger Settings
Here’s how to make trigger settings to ensure that
the trigger signals from the pads and pedals are
appropriately conveyed to the sound generator section.
If you specify the model (type) of pad that is connected
to each trigger input jack, the settings suitable for
each pad will be made. To specify the pad type, use the
[TRIGGER] button [F1] (BANK).
If you want to make additional fine adjustments for each
pad to further adjust the sensitivity etc., you can use the
[F2] (SENS) or [F5] (ADVANCE) button to do so.
5. Press the cursor [
to a trigger type.
] button to move the cursor
6. Select the pad for which you want to make
settings.
Strike the pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons to select
it.
You can also use the cursor buttons to select the pad.
7. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
trigger type.
Selecting the Pad Type (BANK)
To ensure that the signals from the pads can be
processed appropriately by the TD-30, you must specify
the type of pad you’re using (the trigger type) for each
trigger input.
Trigger type
A trigger type is a group of trigger settings with values
optimally adjusted for a particular pad.
In order to make the most suitable settings for the pad
connected to each trigger input, specify the model (type)
of the pad that is connected.
Only when factors unrelated to the selection of the
proper trigger type prevent you from getting good
results in performance should you fine-tune the
individual parameters for the pad you are using.
Trigger bank
Trigger banks allow you to store the 15 trigger settings as
a single unit of information. The large number at the left
edge of the above display is the trigger bank number.
Move the cursor to this area to select the trigger bank.
1. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
The [TRIGGER] button will light.
2. Press the [F1] (BANK) button.
The TRIGGER BANK screen will appear.
Trigger bank number
Used
modes
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to select the
trigger bank.
126
Positional sensing
Head
Rim
Choke
play
KD-140
KD140
–
–
–
–
KD120
–
–
–
–
KD-85
KD85
–
–
–
–
KD-9
KD9
–
–
–
–
KD-8
KD8
–
–
–
–
KD-7
KD7
–
–
–
–
PD-128S
PD-128
PD128
√
√
√
–
PD-125XS
PD-125X
PD125X
√
√
√
–
PD-125
PD125
√
√
√
–
PD-108
PD108
√
√
√
–
PD-105X
PD105X
√
√
√
–
PD-85
PD85
√
√
√
–
PDX-100
PDX100
√
√
√
–
PDX-8
PDX-6
PDX8
√
–
–
–
PD-8
PD8
√
–
–
√
VH-13
VH13
√
–
–
√
VH-12
VH12
√
–
–
√
VH-11
VH11
√
–
–
√
CY-15R
CY15R
√
√
–
√
CY-14C
CY14C
√
√
–
√
CY-13R
CY13R
√
√
–
√
√
CY-12C
CY12C
√
√
–
CY-12R/C
CY12R/C
√
√
–
√
CY-8
CY8
√
–
–
√
CY5
√
–
–
√
PAD1
√
–
–
√
Generic
pads
PAD2
√
–
–
–
PAD3
√
–
–
√
RT-10K
RT10K
–
–
–
–
RT-10S
RT10S
√
–
–
–
RT-10T
RT10T
–
–
–
–
Trigger type
] button to move the cursor
to the trigger bank number.
Rim
shot
KD-120
CY-5
3. Press the cursor [
Trigger
type
Trigger Settings
MEMO
* When 3Way Trigger (p. 136) is set to “ON,” “RD CTRL” is
displayed for the trigger type for trigger input 11
EDGE. It cannot be changed.
Trigger Inputs and Playing
Methods Corresponding Chart
Pad Sensitivity Settings (SENS)
When you set the Trigger Type (p. 126), the following settings
(basic trigger parameters) are automatically changed to
values that are appropriate for each pad; this means that
you will not normally need to change these settings.
Overview
When you select the trigger type, the trigger
parameters (except the crosstalk cancel parameters)
are automatically set to the most efficient values for
each pad. Make settings for the parameter as needed.
Adjust the following parameters if you want to make
settings in more detail, or if you’re using acoustic drum
triggers.
1. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
[TRIGGER] button will light.
Setup
2. Press the [F2] (SENS) button.
The TRIGGER SENSITIVITY screen will appear.
Rim shot/Cross stick
* Use a dual-trigger type pad.
Trigger Input
Rim Shot
Rubber Pad
Cross Stick
Mesh Pad
√
–
–
√
√
√
TOM
1–4
√
√
–
HI-HAT
√
–
–
CRASH 1–2
√
–
–
√
–
–
√
–
–
AUX
1–4
√
√
–
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
Positional sensing/Rim shot nuance
Trigger Input
Positional Sensing
(Head)
Settings
RIDE
EDGE
The graph in the right side of the screen is a “velocity
monitor” that shows the force (velocity) of your strike.
Performance
KICK
SNARE
6. When you’re finished, press the [KIT] button to
Rim Shot Nuance
–
–
√
√
TOM
1–4
√
√
HI-HAT
–
–
CRASH 1–2
–
–
RIDE
√
–
EDGE
–
–
AUX
1–4
√
√
Adjusting the Pad Sensitivity
(Sensitivity)
Expansion
KICK
SNARE
return to the DRUM KIT screen.
You can adjust the sensitivity of the pads to
accommodate your personal playing style.
Explanation
1–32
Higher sensitivity allows the pad to produce a
loud volume even when played softly. Lower
sensitivity will keep the pad producing a low
volume even when played forcefully.
MEMO
• Brush sweep can be used only SNARE.
• Each playing method can be used with the
instruments corresponding to it.
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Appendices
Value
Trigger Settings
Adjusting the Rim/Edge Dynamic
Response (Rim Gain)
You can adjust the relation between your playing
velocity (force) on the rim/edge and the resulting
volume level.
Value
Explanation
0–3.2
Higher value allows the rim/edge to produce
a loud volume even when played softly. Lower
value will keep the rim/edge producing a low
volume even when played forcefully.
Hi-Hat Settings (HI-HAT)
1. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
The [TRIGGER] button will light.
2. Press the [F3] (HI-HAT) button.
The TRIGGER HI-HAT screen will appear.
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
When you specify the Trigger Type (p. 126), the Hi-Hat Type
parameter will be set automatically. The parameters
available for editing will depend on the Trigger Type
setting.
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
5. When you’re finished, press the [KIT] button to
return to the DRUM KIT screen.
Settings for the VH-13/VH-12
Set Trigger Type to “VH13” (or “VH12”) (p. 126).
Parameter
Value
Offset
-100–+100
(automatically)
Foot Splash
Sens
-10–+10
Explanation
Extent of opening Hi-Hat
Noise Cancel
128
1–3
The bigger the value is,
the wider the opening
extent is.
Amount of how easy to
make the foot splash
Amount of strength to
cancel the bow and edge
noise when you play foot
close.
The bigger the value is,
the more difficult to have
a noise excluding the foot
close.
Trigger Settings
If you’re using the VH-13/VH-12 V-hi-hat, execute the
offset automatically adjustment from the TD-30 after
making connections.
This adjustment is required in order to correctly detect
open, close, and pedal operations.
Settings for the VH-11
Set Trigger Type to “VH11” (p. 126).
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Foot Splash
Sens
-10–+10
Amount of how easy to
make the foot splash
1. Set the hi-hat’s Trigger Type to “VH13” (or
“VH12”) (p. 126).
button.
The VH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT screen will appear.
CC Max
90, 127
(initial value: 90)
Amount of control change
that is transmitted in
stepping the pedal down
completely.
* There’s no need to
change this setting if
you’re performed only
with the TD-30 and the
pads.
Setup
2. In the TRIGGER HI-HAT screen, [F4] (OFFSET)
Overview
Adjusting the offset of VH-13/VH-12
automatically
Adjusting the offset of VH-11
3. Loosen the clutch screw of the top hi-hat and let
it sit on the bottom hi-hat.
* Do NOT touch the hi-hats or the pedal.
4. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The [TRIGGER] button flashes, and the offset parameter is
set automatically.
MEMO
You can also perform this operation by holding down
the [KIT] button and pressing the [TRIGGER] button.
1. Connect the VH-11 and TD-30.
2. After making the hi-hat settings, release your
foot from the pedal, and while keeping your foot
off the pedal, turn on the TD-30.
3. Loosen the clutch screw and let the hi-hat rest
naturally on the motion sensor unit.
4. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
5. Press the [F1] (BANK) button.
Settings
When finished, the [TRIGGER] button stops flashing and
remains lit, and the TRIGGER HI-HAT screen appears.
This adjustment is required in order to correctly detect
open, close, and pedal operations.
Performance
If you’re using the VH-11 V-hi-hat, execute the offset
adjustment from the TD-30 after making connections.
The [TRIGGER] button will light, TRIGGER BANK screen
will appear.
6. Press the [F3] (HI-HAT) button.
Expansion
The TRIGGER HI-HAT screen will appear.
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Appendices
7. Set the Trigger Type for hi-hat to “VH11” (p. 126).
Trigger Settings
8. While reading the meter displayed on the right
side of the TD-30’s screen, adjust the offset with
the VH-11’s offset adjustment screw.
Offset adjustment screw
OPEN
CLOSE
Viewing Trigger Information
for Each Pad (MONITOR)
You can view realtime information that shows the force
(velocity) with which each pad is struck, how far the
hi-hat is open, and the strike position on the snare, ride
cymbal, toms, and AUX.
MEMO
Performance data received from the drum kit part
of the pattern that’s playing and performance data
received from the MIDI IN connector is also shown.
Adjust the offset so that the
appear in the meter.
1. In the TRIGGER BANK screen (p. 126), press the [F4]
(MONITOR) button.
The TRIGGER MONITOR screen will appear.
MEMO
For detailed descriptions regarding the VH-11,
instructions on connections, and other information,
refer to the VH-11 Owner’s Manual.
Set Trigger Type to “CY5” (p. 126).
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Foot Splash
Sens
-10–+10
Amount of how easy to
make the foot splash
CC Max
2. Strike the pads.
The meter indications in the screen will move in realtime,
allowing you to view the following information.
Settings for the FD-8
90, 127
(initial value: 90)
If [F4](MONITOR) is not shown, press the [F1](BANK)
button to access the TRIGGER BANK screen.
Amount of control change
that is transmitted in
stepping the pedal down
completely.
* There’s no need to
change this setting if
you’re performed only
with the TD-30 and the
pads.
Display
Explanation
VELOCITY
Shows the force of the strike on
each pad.
HI-HAT
Shows how far the hi-hat is open.
The indicator will move toward
“OPEN” as the hi-hat opens, and
toward “PRESS” as it closes.
POSITION
Indicates the rim strike position
on the snare, ride cymbal, toms,
and AUX. The indicator will move
toward “CENTER” as the strike is
closer to the center of the pad,
and toward “OUTER” as the strike is
closer to the edge of the pad.
INTERVAL
Indicates the time interval at which
the pad is struck. The indicator will
move toward the right to indicate
a shorter time interval. The cymbal
or snare roll sound will change
smoothly depending on the
interval between repeated strikes.
CHOKE
The “CHOKE” icon appears when
the cymbal is choked.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TRIGGER
BANK screen.
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Trigger Settings
If two pads are attached to the same stand, the vibration
from one struck pad may cause the other pad to sound
without your intention. This is called “crosstalk.” Crosstalk
cancellation is a setting that prevents this type of
crosstalk.
Example setup: Crash 1 is triggered
when you strike the Tom 1 pad
1. In the TRIGGER MONITOR screen, press the [F2]
(XTALK) button.
The TRIGGER XTALK MONITOR screen will appear.
Crosstalk cancellation settings
• When using a drum stand other than the
separately sold drum stand (MDS-25 or MDS-12V)
• When using a drum trigger (separately sold)
Pads
2. Strike the tom 1 (T1) pad.
The crosstalk detection status is shown in the TRIGGER
XTALK MONITOR screen.
The illustration below indicates that tom 2 (T2) and crash
1 (C1) detected vibration when tom 1 (T1) was struck.
A “ ” symbol is shown for pads that are experiencing
crosstalk.
Crosstalk occurring
•Don’t place pads in contact with each other.
•Firmly tighten the knobs that fasten the pad to
ensure that the pad is securely attached to the
stand.
Pads detecting vibration
Explanation
Tom 2 (T2)
Will not sound, because crosstalk
cancellation is active.
Crosstalk is occurring.
Crash 1 (C1)
By adjusting the crosstalk cancellation value, you can prevent the
sound from being triggered.
3. Press the [F4] (FOCUS) button to move the cursor
Expansion
•If attaching two pads to the same stand,
increase the distance between them.
Settings
Tips for positioning the pads
You can prevent crosstalk by positioning the pads
in a way that minimizes their susceptibility to an
external source of vibration.
Before you adjust the crosstalk cancellation
settings, please note the following points when
setting up your system.
Performance
* Sound from an acoustic drum or from a monitor
speaker may cause a pad to be triggered. In this
case, crosstalk cancellation settings will not solve the
problem.
Set up your system in a location where it is less likely
to be affected by sound; for example, try moving the
pad away from the speaker, or positioning the pad at
an angle.
Setup
* When the TD-30 is shipped from the factory, it is set
for optimal operation with the separately sold drum
stand (MDS-25 or MDS-12V), so you will not normally
need to change the settings.
You’ll need to make crosstalk cancellation settings in
the following cases.
• When using a pad configuration not found in the
trigger bank settings (p. 126)
Overview
Eliminate Crosstalk Between Pads
(Crosstalk Cancellation) (XTALK)
to C1.
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Appendices
If crosstalk is occurring for multiple pads, each press of
the [F4] (FOCUS) button will move the cursor to another
pad that is experiencing crosstalk.
Trigger Settings
4. Press the [F5] (SET) button.
The value is automatically set to “32,” which is the
minimum value that can cancel triggering for crash 1.
Value
Explanation
0–80
Strength of crosstalk cancellation
* The value will not exceed 40 when you set crosstalk
cancellation automatically. If you need to set this
value above 40, use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to
edit the value.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make crosstalk
cancellation settings.
MEMO
You can also use the cursor [ ] [ ] buttons, [–] [+]
buttons, or the dial to make crosstalk cancellation
settings manually.
6. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TRIGGER
BANK screen.
Advanced Trigger Parameters
(ADVANCE)
The following parameters are automatically set to the
most efficient values for each pad when you select the
Trigger Type (p. 126), and don’t require adjustment, except if
you experience any of the problems that are discussed in
the explanation of each parameter.
1. Press the [TRIGGER] button.
The [TRIGGER] button will light.
2. Press the [F5] (ADVANCE) button.
If [F5] (ADVANCE) is not shown, press the [F1] (BANK)
button once to access the TRIGGER BANK screen.
3. Use the [F1]–[F4] buttons to select the setting
that you want to make.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (THRE) button
Make advanced settings for pad
sensitivity.
[F2] (RIM) button
Make advanced settings for rim
shots (p. 134).
[F3] (SCAN) button
Make advanced settings for trigger
signal detection (p. 134).
[F4] (POSI) button
Make advanced settings for strike
position detection (p. 136).
4. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
5. Select the pad that you want to edit.
Strike the desired pad, or use the TRIG SELECT buttons
to select it.
You can also use the cursor buttons to select the pad.
The edit screen for the selected pad will appear.
6. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to adjust the
setting.
7. When you’re finished, press the [KIT] button to
return to the DRUM KIT screen.
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Trigger Settings
Specifying How Volume Responds to
Velocity (Curve)
Adjust this curve until the response feels as natural as
possible.
Value
Overview
Making Advanced Settings for a
Pad (THRE)
Explanation
The standard setting. This produces the most
natural correspondence between playing
dynamics and volume change.
The graph in the right side of the screen is a “velocity
monitor” that shows the force (velocity) of your strike.
Value
Explanation
1–31
Minimum level for the pad
Curve
LINEAR, EXP1,
EXP2, LOG1, LOG2, How playing dynamics
SPLINE, LOUD1,
changes the volume
LOUD2
Volume
Setup
Parameter
Threshold
LINEAR
LINEAR Playing
dynamics
Compared to LINEAR, strong dynamics
produce a greater change.
Volume
Volume
EXP1, EXP2
This setting allows a trigger signal to be received
only when the pad is above a determined force level
(velocity). This can be used to prevent a pad from
sounding because of vibrations from other pads.
Playing
EXP1 EXP1
dynamics
EXP2 EXP2
Playing
dynamics
Compared to LINEAR, a soft playing produces a
greater change.
Volume
Performance
Adjusting the Pad’s Minimum
Sensitivity (Threshold)
Volume
LOG1, LOG2
Playing LOG2 LOG2
dynamics
LOG1 LOG1
Threshold
Playing
dynamics
Extreme changes are made in response to
playing dynamics.
Settings
In the following example, B will sound but A and C will
not sound.
Volume
SPLINE
Value
SPLINE Playing
dynamics
Explanation
0–31
Very little dynamic response, making it easy to
maintain strong volume levels. If you’re using a
drum trigger as an external pad, these settings
will produce reliable triggering.
Gradually raise the “Threshold” value while
striking the pad.
Check this and adjust accordingly. Repeat this
process until you get the perfect setting for
your playing style.
LOUD1,
LOUD2
Volume
Expansion
When set to a higher value, no sound is
produced when the pad is struck lightly.
Volume
Playing LOUD2LOUD2 Playing
LOUD1LOUD1
dynamics
dynamics
Appendices
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Trigger Settings
Making Advanced Settings for Rim
Shots (RIM)
Cross stick threshold (XStick Threshold)
When using a V-pad such as the PD-128, you can adjust
the force at which you’ll switch between the cross stick
sound and the open rim shot sound.
Value
Explanation
Setting this to a higher value makes it easier
to get cross stick sounds. When set to “0,”
playing a cross stick produces the open rim
shot sound.
The graph in the right side of the screen is a “velocity
monitor” that shows the force (velocity) of your strike.
Value
Explanation
0–80
Rim shots response
XStick
Threshold
0–127
Cross stick response
0–127
Volume
Parameter
Head/Rim
Adjust
High
Rim Shot
Sound
Cross Stick
Sound
Low
Soft
Head shots and rim shots response
(Head/Rim Adjust)
If you’re using a V-pad such as the PD-128, you can adjust
how easily head shots and rim shots can be played.
If the rim shot sound is heard when you play a head
shot, or if a head shot sound is heard when you play a
rim shot, make small changes to the Head/Rim Adjust
values while you continue trying out the results. Extreme
changes to the values will cause the wrong sound to be
heard when you strike the pad, for example producing
the rim shot sound when you play a head shot.
Value
If the head sound is heard when you play an
open rim shot, decrease this value.
If the head sound is heard when you softly play
a rim shot, decrease this value.
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XStick Threshold
* Increasing the value excessively may cause the cross
stick to sound as well when the open rim shot is
played.
Making Advanced Settings for
Trigger Signal Detection (SCAN)
Explanation
If the rim sound is heard when you strike the
head strongly, increase this value.
0–8.0
Playing
Hard dynamics
The graph in the right side of the screen is a “velocity
monitor” that shows the force (velocity) of your strike.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Scan Time
0–4.0 ms
Trigger signal detection
time
Mask Time
0–64 ms
Double triggering
prevention
Retrigger
Cancel
1–16
Detecting trigger signal
attenuation
Trigger Settings
Detecting trigger signal attenuation
(Retrigger Cancel)
Since the rise time of the trigger signal waveform may
differ slightly depending on the characteristics of each
pad or acoustic drum trigger (drum pickup), you may
notice that identical hits (velocity) may produce sound at
different volumes. If this occurs, you can adjust the “Scan
Time” so that your way of playing can be detected more
precisely.
Value
Important if you are using acoustic drum triggers. Such
triggers can produce altered waveforms, which may also
cause inadvertent sounding at Point A in the following
figure (Retrigger).
Overview
Trigger signal detection time
(Scan Time)
Time
Explanation
Setup
While repeatedly hitting the pad at a constant
force, gradually raise the Scan Time value from
0 msec, until the resulting volume stabilizes
at the loudest level. At this setting, try both
soft and loud strikes, and make sure that the
volume changes appropriately.
This occurs in particular at the decaying edge of the
waveform. Retrigger Cancel detects such distortion in
and prevents retriggering from occurring.
Scan Time
Value
0–4.0 ms
1–16
* As the value is set higher, the time it takes for
the sound to be played increases. Set this to
the lowest value possible.
Double triggering prevention (Mask Time)
MEMO
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.
Explanation
Expansion
Adjust the “Mask Time” value while playing the
pad. When using a kick trigger, try to let the
beater bounce back and hit the head very quickly,
then raise the “Mask Time” value until there are no
more sounds made by the beater rebound.
0–64 ms
Settings
When playing a kick trigger the beater can bounce back
and hit the head a second time immediately after the
intended note—with acoustic drums sometimes the
beater stays against the head—this causes a single hit to
“double trigger” (two sounds instead of one). The Mask
Time setting helps to prevent this. Once a pad has been
hit, any additional trigger signals occurring within the
specified “Mask Time” (0–64 msec) will be ignored.
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.
Performance
While repeatedly striking the pad, raise the
“Retrig Cancel” value until retriggering no
longer occurs.
Time
Value
Explanation
Mask Time
Time
Appendices
Sound not produced
MEMO
If two or more sounds are being produced when you
strike the head just once, then adjust Retrig Cancel.
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Trigger Settings
Making Advanced Settings for
Strike Position Detection (POSI)
Settings for Separate Triggering of Ride
Strikes (3Way Trigger)
When using the CY-15R or CY-12R/C for the RIDE, you
can three way triggering (bow, bell, and edge shot)
performance are possible.
Connect as shown in p. 37, set 3Way Trigger to “ON.”
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Position
Detect
OFF, ON
Positional sensing on/off
OFF, ON
Enable/disable separate
triggering of bow/bell/
edge strikes on the ride
cymbal
3Way Trigger
Strike Position Detection On/Off
(Position Detect)
For the pads listed below, strike position detection can
be turned on/off.
If you turn strike position detection on, you’ll be able to
produce tonal change by varying the strike position on
the head or by changing the nuance of your rim shots.
Pads that can detect the strike position
• 2 SNARE (head/rim)
Value
Explanation
OFF, ON
Enable/disable separate triggering of bow/
bell/edge strikes on the ride cymbal
Playing bow, bell, and edge (3Way Trigger)
Playing method
TD-30 trigger input
Bow shot
10 RIDE (head)
Bell shot
10 RIDE (rim)
Edge shot
11 EDGE (rim)
* When “3Way Trigger” is set to “ON,” head-side tone for
the trigger input 11 EDGE cannot be sounded.
* When “3Way Trigger” is set to “ON,” “RD CTRL” is
displayed for the trigger type for trigger input 11
EDGE. It cannot be changed (p. 126).
Naming a Trigger Bank (NAME)
Each trigger bank can be named (up to 12 characters).
1. Select the trigger bank number you want to
• 3–6 TOM 1–4 (rim)
name in the TRIGGER BANK screen (p. 126).
• 10 RIDE (bow)
2. Press the [F5] (ADVANCE) button.
• 12–15 AUX 1–4 (head/rim)
* If you select a “Trig Type” that does not support strike
position, the value is shown as “---” and cannot be
edited.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Head
OFF, ON
Turns head strike position
detection on/off
Rim
OFF, ON
Turns rim strike position
detection on/off
The TRIGGER ADVANCED screen will appear.
3. Press the [F5] (NAME) button.
The TRIG BANK NAME screen will appear.
4. Edit the name.
For details on how to edit a name, refer to “Assigning a
Name” (p. 29).
5. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the TRIGGER
ADVANCED screen.
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Trigger Settings
Copying a Trigger Bank
For user memory, you can rearrange the data by
exchanging the copy-source and copy-destination
trigger banks.
to specify the copy-source and copy-destination.
If you selected [F3] (USB) in step 4, select the copy-source
backup number.
6. Press the [F4] (EXCHNG) or [F5] (COPY) button.
Overview
You can copy a trigger bank from preset memory or from
a USB flash drive.
5. Use the cursor buttons, [–] [+] buttons, and dial
A confirmation message will appear.
(Example: Copying a trigger bank from a USB flash drive)
NOTE
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[USB MEM] button.
[USB MEM] button will light, and the COPY A screen will
appear.
2. Press the [F5] (A
B C) button twice to access the
If you selected [F1] (USER) in step 4, you can exchange
the copy-source and copy-destination by pressing the
[F4] (EXCHNG) button.
Press the [F5] (COPY) button to execute the copy.
If you decide to cancel the copy or exchange, press the
[F1] (CANCEL) button.
Performance
COPY C screen.
Setup
When you execute the copy, the contents of the
copy-destination will be overwritten. If you want to
keep those settings, back them up to a USB flash drive
before you continue (“Backing Up the Settings” (p. 108)).
7. Press the [F5] (EXECUTE) button.
The trigger bank will be copied.
3. Press the [F1] (TRIG) button.
The COPY TRIGGER BANK screen will appear.
Settings
Copy-source
Copy-destination
Expansion
4. Use the [F1]–[F3] buttons to select the copysource.
Button
Explanation
Copy from user memory.
Exchanging the copy-source and
copy-destination is possible only if
the copy-source is user memory.
[F2] (PRESET) button
Copy from preset memory.
[F5] (USB) button
Copy from backup data saved on a
USB flash drive
Appendices
[F1] (USER) button
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MEMO
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Expansion
Connecting to your Computer via USB
If you connect a commercially available USB cable from
the TD-30’s rear panel USB COMPUTER port to a USB
port on your computer, you’ll be able to do the following
things.
• Sound played from your computer can be heard via
the TD-30.
• Use your DAW software to record performance data
(Audio/MIDI data) from the TD-30.
Connecting the TD-30 to the
Computer
1. Use a commercially available USB cable to
connect the TD-30 to your computer.
MEMO
• USB COMPUTER port outputs the same audio signal
as is output from the MASTER OUT jacks.
• The sounds played by your computer will be output
from only the TD-30’s MASTER OUT jacks and PHONES
jack.
USB port
USB cable
TD-30
• For details on adjusting the volume of USB audio,
refer to “Digital Audio Level (GAIN)” (p. 124).
• For details on the TD-30’s MIDI-related settings, refer
to “MIDI Settings” (p. 141).
USB COMPUTER
port
• In order to use the USB functionality, you must first
install the USB driver.
Installing the USB Driver
Before you can use the USB functionality, you must
install the USB driver.
1. Install the USB driver in your computer.
The USB driver can be found in the included CD-ROM.
The most recent version of the USB driver can be
downloaded from the Roland website.
Roland website:
http://www.roland.com/
The driver installation procedure will depend on the
system you’re using. Please carefully read the “Readme”
file on the CD-ROM.
Refer to the Roland website for system requirements.
Roland website:
http://www.roland.com/
NOTE
• Depending on the type of computer you’re using, this
may not operate correctly.
For details on supported operating systems, refer to
the Roland website.
• To avoid the risk of malfunction and/or speaker
damage, always make sure to turn the volume all the
way down and turn off the power on all equipment
before you make any connections.
• A USB cable is not included. If you need to obtain
one, ask the dealer where you purchased the TD-30.
If you’re using DAW software, start up your system in
the following order.
1. Connect the TD-30 to your computer.
2. Turn on the TD-30.
3. Start up the DAW software on your computer.
* Do not turn the TD-30 on/off while your DAW
software is running.
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MIDI Settings
About MIDI
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F3] (MIDI)
button.
2. Press the [F1] (MIDI CH) button.
The MIDI CHANNEL screen will appear.
Setup
About MIDI Connectors
For each part, you can specify the channel on which the
TD-30 will receive and transmit MIDI messages.
The TD-30 is equipped with the following two types of
MIDI connectors, each of which has the following role.
] [ ] buttons to select the part
4. Use the cursor [
][
This connector receives MIDI messages that are sent from
an external MIDI device. When the TD-30 receives MIDI
messages, it can respond by playing notes, switching
sounds, etc.
This connector transmits MIDI messages to an external
MIDI device. Use it when you want to control an external
MIDI device.
If the “Soft Thru” setting (p. 142) is turned “ON,” this
connector will operate as a MIDI THRU connector.
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
Tx/Rx
OFF, ON
Turns the transmitting and
receiving MIDI messages
ON or OFF.
Channel
CH1–CH16
Transmit and receive
channel
MEMO
• Drum kit part and percussion part can be overlaid
and set to “CH10.” When a duplicate note number is
received, the instrument assigned to the drum kit
part (the pad instrument) sounds.
• Other parts and MIDI channels cannot be overlaid.
6. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
Expansion
Messages received at the MIDI IN connector will be retransmitted without change from this connector to an
external MIDI device. Use this when you want multiple
MIDI devices to receive the same stream of messages.
] buttons to select the
Settings
MIDI OUT/THRU connector
parameter.
Performance
3. Use the cursor [
you wish to set.
MIDI IN connector
Overview
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a standard
specification that allows musical data to be transferred
between electronic musical instruments and computers.
If a MIDI cable is connected between devices equipped
with MIDI connectors, you’ll be able to play multiple
devices from a single MIDI keyboard, perform ensembles
using multiple MIDI instruments, program the settings to
change automatically as the song progresses, and more.
MIDI Channel Settings
(MIDI CH)
screen.
Appendices
141
MIDI Settings
MIDI Channel Settings for the
Entire TD-30 (GLOBAL)
Here you can make overall MIDI settings for the entire
TD-30.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
OFF
Performance data sent
from the computer will
not be sent from the TD30’s MIDI OUT connector.
MIDI OUT
Performance data sent
from the computer will be
sent to the TD-30’s MIDI
OUT connector.
Soft Thru
USB MIDI
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F3] (MIDI)
button.
2. Press the [F2] (GLOBAL) button.
The MIDI GLOBAL screen will appear.
Recording the Pad Performance on
an External Sequencer (Local Control)
The Local Control setting is used when recording your
pad performance into a sequencer.
3. Use the cursor [
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make settings.
5. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
When recording on an external sequencer, set your
external sequencer to the “MIDI thru” state (so that data
received at MIDI IN will be re-transmitted from MIDI OUT
without change), and turn the TD-30’s Local Control
“OFF.”
External MIDI Sequencer
Recording
screen.
MIDI thru: on
Using the TD-30 as a USB MIDI
Interface (Soft Thru)
If the TD-30 is connected to your computer, the MIDI
device connected to the TD-30’s MIDI connectors can send
and receive performance data to and from the computer.
Parameter
Value
Explanation
OFF
Performance data
received from the TD-30’s
MIDI IN connector will
not be sent to the MIDI
OUT connector or the USB
COMPUTER port.
ON (MIDI OUT)
Performance data
received from the TD-30’s
MIDI IN connector will
be sent to the MIDI OUT
connector.
ON (USB MIDI)
Performance data
received from the device
connected to the TD-30’s
MIDI IN connector will
be sent to the USB
COMPUTER port.
ON (MIDI+USB)
Performance data
received from the device
connected to the TD-30’s
MIDI IN connector will
be sent to the MIDI OUT
connector and the USB
COMPUTER port.
Soft Thru
MIDI IN
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MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
TD-30
Local Control: OFF
Internal
Sound
Generator
Pad
* When “Local Control” is set to “ON (DRUM)” or “ON
(PERC),” the sound does not change if you switch
drum kits because drum kits cannot be played with
pads.
MIDI Settings
Parameter
OFF
Performance data from
the pads will not be sent
directly to the drum kit
part of the TD-30’s internal
sound generator; it will
be transmitted via your
external sequencer.
ON (DRUM)
The performance data
from the pad is sent to the
drum kit part. Normally
set to this.
ON (PERC)
The performance data
from the pad is sent to the
percussion part and drum
kits cannot be played.
Select this only when you
record the percussion part
with pads.
MIDI Message Settings
for Detailed Performance
Expression (CTRL)
Here you can specify the MIDI messages that will be
transmitted and received according to the position of
your strikes on the pad and the depth to which you press
the hi-hat.
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F3] (MIDI)
button.
2. Press the [F3] (CTRL) button.
Setup
Explanation
Overview
Local Control
Value
The MIDI CONTROL screen will appear.
* If Local Control is “ON (PERC),” you won’t be able to
play the drum kit from the pads, so the sound will not
change even if you switch kits.
The setting described here is necessary only when you
wish to transmit separate data to two or more TD-30
units at the same time. Do not change this setting in any
other case. (At the factory settings, the device ID is set to
“17.”)
Value
Explanation
Device ID
1–32
Device ID setting
parameter.
] [ ] buttons to select the
4. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
Parameter
Pedal CC
Snare CC
Ride CC
Toms/AUXs
CC
Value
OFF,
MODULATION (1),
BREATH (2),
FOOT (4),
EXPRESSION (11),
GENERAL1 (16)–
GENERAL4 (19)
Explanation
Control change used for
transmitting/receiving the
depth to which the hi-hat
pedal pressed
Control change used for
transmitting/receiving the
strike position of the snare,
ride, tom 1–4, and AUX 1–4
This number specifies the
pedal position at which to
switch from open hi-hat to
closed hi-hat (p. 144).
0–127
MEMO
When a control change is set to be more than one
parameter, an asterisk (*) appears at the right of the
unavailable parameter.
5. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
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Appendices
* There’s no need to change
this setting if you’re
performed and recording
only with the TD-30 and
the pads.
Expansion
Specify whether MIDI Volume
Kit Volume OFF, ON
messages (CC #7) will be
Rx Sw (CC#7) (Initial Value: OFF) received (ON), or not (OFF)
for drum kit part (p. 141).
HH Note#
Border
Settings
Parameter
3. Use the cursor [
Performance
Setting the Device ID
MIDI Settings
Specifying the HH Note# Border
The note number transmitted when you strike the
hi-hat will change depending on the amount of
pressure on the hi-hat pedal.
At the factory default value (127), the closed
hi-hat note number will be transmitted only if the
hi-hat pad is played with the pedal completely
depressed. If you want this note number to be
transmitted when the pedal is slightly raised, set
this to a value such as 90.
*If you change the hi-hat note number border
setting, the actual hi-hat performance may not
match the playback of the recorded pattern.
Specifying the Drum Kits
Recalled by Program Changes
(PROG)
Each drum kit/percussion set has its own program
change number.
1. In the SETUP B screen (p. 114), press the [F3] (MIDI)
button.
2. Press the [F5] (PROG) button.
The MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE (DRUM KIT) or MIDI
PROGRAM CHANGE (PERC SET) screen will appear.
Button
Explanation
[F1] (RX ON/OFF) button
Turns program change reception
on/off.
[F2] (TX ON/OFF) button
Turns program change transmission on/off.
[F3] (DRM KIT) button
Specifies the program change for
each drum kit.
[F4] (PRC SET) button
Specifies the program change for
each percussion set.
3. Press the [F3] or [F4] button to select the
function.
4. Use the cursor [
] [ ] buttons to select the
drum kit or percussion set you wish to set.
5. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to make
settings.
The drum kits/percussion sets will switch when a
Program Change message is received from an external
MIDI device.
When you switch TD-30’s drum kits/percussion sets, the
Program Change number set here is transmitted.
6. Press the [KIT] button to return to the DRUM KIT
screen.
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Appendices
Visual Control
Controlling Images from the
TD-30 (VISUAL CONTROL)
Visual Control is a function that lets you control images
in synchronization with your performance via the MIDI
output or the USB computer connection.
This only works with products that support MIDI Visual
Control or V-LINK.
Turning VISUAL CONTROL On/Off
1. In the SETUP C screen (p. 114), press the
[F2] (V. CTRL) button.
The VISUAL CONTROL screen will appear.
What is the MIDI Visual Control?
MIDI Visual Control is an internationally-used
recommended practice that was added to the
MIDI specification so that visual expression
could be linked with musical performance. Video
equipment that is compatible with MIDI Visual
Control can be connected to electronic musical
instruments via MIDI in order to control video
equipment in tandem with a performance.
2. Press the [F1] button to turn VISUAL CONTROL
on/off.
If Visual Control is on, the DRUM KIT screen will show the
VISUAL CONTROL icon.
What is the V-LINK?
V-LINK is a function that allows music and images
to be performed together. By using MIDI to
connect two or more V-LINK compatible devices,
you can easily enjoy a wide range of visual effects
that are linked to the expressive elements of a
music performance.
Example connection
Visual Control
compatible device
MIDI OUT/THRU connector
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MIDI IN connector
MEMO
The Visual Control function will always be off when
you turn on the TD-30.
Visual Control
Making VISUAL CONTROL Settings
[F2] (V. CTRL) button.
The VISUAL CONTROL screen will appear.
When playing pads to trigger patterns on the TD-30 (Pad
pattern function, p. 60), note number messages in the
pattern can be assigned to control images on an external
device that supports Visual Control.
Overview
1. In the SETUP C screen (p. 114), press the
Using the Pad Pattern function to
control images
Preset patterns 99 and 100 already have the following
note numbers assigned so they are already prepared for
using Visual Control to control images.
Pattern
parameters.
Parameter
Explanation
MVC
Choose this if a video
device supporting MIDI
Visual Control is
connected.
Control Mode
MIDI Ch
99
7 Notes
36
36
38
37
40
38
41
39
43
40
45
100
41
47
12 Notes
42
V-LINK
Choose this if a video
device supporting V-LINK
is connected.
43
CH1–CH16
The MIDI channel used to
switch images.
45
44
46
47
3. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the SETUP C
screen.
Note number
Performance
Value
Pattern
Setup
2. Use the [–] [+] buttons or the dial to set the
Note number
MEMO
• Set the pattern’s Play Type to “MVC” (p. 98).
Settings
• “Backing parts” refer to the parts of a pattern other
than the drum kit part and the percussion part (p. 92).
• The performance data from the sequencer’s backing
parts is transmitted on the MIDI Ch.
Expansion
Appendices
147
Troubleshooting
Problem
Items to check
Action
Page
Is the TD-30 correctly connected to the
external devices?
Check the connections.
p. 24
Problems with the sound
No sound / Insufficient
volume
Could an audio cable be broken?
Try using a different cable
–
Could you be using a connection cable that
contains a resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
–
Could the volume of the connected amp or
mixer be lowered?
Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
–
Could the TD-30’s volume be lowered?
Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
p. 39
Check whether you hear sound through
headphones.
If you hear sound in the headphones, there is a problem
with the connection cables or with the connected amp or
mixer. Check the connected devices and the connections.
–
Could the volume be lowered on the device
connected to the MIX IN jacks?
Adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
–
Could Local Control be “OFF”?
If Local Control is “OFF,” playing the pads will not send
performance data directly to the TD-30’s internal sound
generator.
p. 142
Set Local Control to “ON.”
Have the settings for OUTPUT been made
correctly?
Certain pads don’t sound
Could the volume setting be low?
Check the settings for OUTPUT
p. 115
Check the setting of the group fader.
p. 28
Check the MIXER settings.
p. 65
Make sure that the USB flash drive is correctly connected.
p. 85
Problems with USB
USB flash drive is inserted, Is the USB flash drive inserted correctly?
but is not detected/
Are you using a USB Flash Memory made by
Cannot select data
Roland?
Can’t communicate with
the computer
Can’t play back an audio
file from a USB flash drive
Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot
guarantee operation if other products are used.
–
Is the USB cable connected correctly?
Make sure that the USB flash drive is correctly connected.
p. 140
Does the audio file have the correct format?
Check the format of the audio file.
p. 85
Is the audio file saved in the correct location?
Save the audio file in the root directory (the top level).
p. 85
p. 141
Problems with MIDI
No sound
Are the MIDI cables connected correctly?
Check the connections.
A MIDI cable may be broken.
Try using a different cable.
Is the MIDI channel set correctly?
Set the MIDI channels of the TD-30 and external MIDI
device to the same setting
p. 141
Has the note number been set properly?
When a note number that is not assigned to any pad is
received, the TD-30 produces no sound. Change the note
number value or switch over to a kit to which another note
number is assigned.
p. 61
In some cases, the contrast of the display
might not be consistent, but this is not a
malfunction.
Adjusts the contrast of the display.
p. 121
–
Other problems
Display contrast is
inconsistent
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Error Message List
This section lists the messages (error messages) that the TD-30 produces and explains the meaning of each message, giving
you the appropriate action to take
Overview
When an indication of “ACCEPT” is shown above the [F5] button as in the figure, pressing that button will close the message
window.
Message
Action
Data Damaged!
The data on the USB flash drive is damaged.
Do not use this file.
Data Overload!
Pattern contained an excessive amount of
data, and as a result could not be output
successfully from MIDI OUT.
Try eliminating a part that has too much data.
Empty Backup!
No backup you request on the USB flash drive.
–
Empty Pattern!
This pattern contains no performance data; it
cannot be edited.
Select the other pattern that contains performance data.
Measure capacity has
been reached.
The maximum number of measures that
can be recorded to one pattern has been
exceeded; no further recording or editing that
adds measures can be carried out.
Delete unneeded measures from the pattern being recorded or edited
(p. 104).
MIDI Buffer Full!
A large amount of MIDI messages were
received in a short time, and could not be
processed completely.
Confirm that the external MIDI device is properly connected. If the
problem persists, reduce the amount of MIDI messages sent to the
TD-30.
MIDI Offline!
A MIDI cable was disconnected.
(Or communication with the external MIDI
device stopped for some reason.)
Make sure that MIDI cables have not been pulled out or broken.
No empty backup area
remains.
There are no empty backup area on the USB
flash drive.
Delete unneeded backup (p. 111).
No Empty Pattern!
There are no empty patterns for recording.
Delete unneeded pattern (p. 106).
Not Enough Memory!
Pattern recording or editing could not be
carried out because there was not enough
internal memory.
Try deleting patterns that are no longer needed (p. 106).
Song is too long!
The audio file cannot be played because it is
too long.
Play back an audio file that is no larger than 2 GB.
Song is too short!
The audio file cannot be played because it is
too short.
System Error!
A problem has occurred with the internal
system.
Performance
Settings
Play back an audio file that is at least 1 second.
Audio files shorter than 1 second might not play.
Data in the TD-30’s memory may be corrupted. Contact your dealer or a nearby Roland service center.
The data could not be read in time.
Use a USB Flash Memory sold by Roland.
The data on the USB flash drive is damaged.
Do not use this file.
A USB flash drive the format of which is not
supported by TD-30 has been inserted.
Format the USB flash drive (p. 113).
USB Memory Full!
There are no empty space on the USB flash
drive.
Delete unneeded data (p. 111).
USB memory is not
connected!
No USB flash drive is in the USB MEMORY port.
Insert a USB flash drive (p. 85).
Appendices
System Initialize
Expansion
Contact your dealer or a nearby Roland service center.
USB drive is too busy.
USB Memory Error!
Setup
Meaning
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Note Number (Factory Settings)
Drum kit 1–100
Note number
Trigger input
(7) Closed HH Rim
(for BrushSweep) (p. 61)
–
(11) Ride-Edge
(7) Open HH Rim
(12) AUX1
(12) AUX1 Rim
(13) AUX2
(13) AUX2 Rim
(14) AUX3
(14) AUX3 Rim
(15) AUX4
(15) AUX4 Rim
(1) Kick Rim
(1) Kick
(for X-Stick) (p. 61)
(2) Snare
(6) Tom4 Rim
(2) Snare Rim
(6) Tom4
(7) Closed HH
(5) Tom3
(7) Pedal HH
(4) Tom2
(7) Open HH
(4) Tom2 Rim
(3) Tom1
(8) Crash1
(3) Tom1 Rim
(10) Ride
(9) Crash2 Rim
(10) Ride Rim
–
(8) Crash1 Rim
–
(9) Crash2
(5) Tom3 Rim
(11) Ride-Edge Rim
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Main Specifications
Roland TD-30: Drum Sound Module
Drum Instruments: 1,100
Backing Instruments: 262
Drum Kit Chains
16 chains (32 steps per chain)
Effect Types
Pad Compressor (each pad)
Pad Equalizer (each pad)
Ambience Section:
Overhead Mic Simulator
Room Type (25 types)
Reverb
Multi-Effects: 21 types
Master Compressor
Master Equalizer
Reverb (for backing part)
Chorus (for backing part)
Percussion Sets
8
USB Memory Song Player
Audio File: WAV, MP3
Sequencer
User Patterns: 100
Preset Patterns: 100
Parts: 6
Play Type: Oneshot, Loop, Tap
Recording Method: Realtime
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 40,000 Notes
Performance
Instruments
Setup
100
Overview
Drum Kits
Graphic LCD 80 x 256 dots
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
TRIGGER Level Indicator (LED)
Connectors
TRIGGER INPUT jack x 15
MASTER OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
DIRECT OUT jack x 8 (1/4-inch phone type)
DIGITAL OUT jack (Coaxial type, 44.1 kHz/24-bit)
PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MIX IN jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
USB COMPUTER port (Audio/MIDI)
USB MEMORY port
FOOT SW jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
AC IN jack
Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz), AC 220 V (60 Hz)
Power Consumption
18 W
Dimensions
330 (W) x 258 (D) x 106 (H) mm
13 (W) x 10-3/16 (D) x 4-3/16 (H) inches
Weight
3.2 kg/7 lbs 1 oz
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
CD-ROM (Play-along Audio Song/USB Driver)
Power Cord
Pads (PD series, PDX series)
Cymbals (CY series)
Kicks (KD series)
Hi-Hats (VH series, FD series)
Acoustic Drum Triggers (RT series)
Footswitches (FS-5U, FS-6)
Personal Drum Monitors (PM-30, PM-10)
USB Flash Memory
Appendices
Options (sold separately)
Expansion
8 (KICK, SNARE, TOMS, Hi-HAT, CRASH, RIDE, AUX, AMBIENCE)
Settings
963
Faders
* Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
962a
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without
prior notice.
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Block Diagram
Head
2 SNARE
3 TOM1
6 TOM4
7 HI-HAT
8 CRASH1
9 CRASH2
10 RIDE
11 EDGE
12 AUX1
Rim
Head
Rim
Head
Rim
Head
Rim
Head
Rim
Head
Rim
Head
13 AUX2
Rim
Head
14 AUX3
Rim
Head
15 AUX4
Rim
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
INST
COMP/EQ
Volume
MIXER
/KIT VOL
AMBIENCE
/ROOM
Pan
OH Send
SNARE
AMBIENCE
TOMS
HI-HAT
CRASH
RIDE
OVERHEAD MIC
Height
Width
ROOM
Type
Room
AUX1
AUX2
AUX3
AUX4
ROOM Send
REVERB
Time
Damp
OH Level
ROOM Level
REV Level
MIDI CC#7
(Volume)
PATTERN/PART
/PERC/EDIT
INST
AMBIENCE
/OH MIC
Pan
KICK
Percussion Set
PERC
MIXER
/PAN
Volume
Rim
MIXER
/VOLUME
SETUP
/MIDI/CTRL
/Kit Volume Rx Sw (CC#7)
Head
1 KICK
COMP/
EQ
Kit Volume
INST
(AUX)
Drums
Volume
Volume
PATTERN
Backing Part
Volume
REV Send
Volume
REV Send
Volume
REV Send
MELODY
INST
Volume
BASS
INST
Volume
BACK 1
INST
Volume
Volume
REV Send
Volume
Volume
REV Send
BACK 2
INST
PATTERN
/PART
/BACKING
PATTERN
/PART
/MIXER
/VOLUME
GROUP
FADERS
PART
REVERB
Type
Time
Click
CLICK
([SHIFT] + [TEMPO])
TEMPO/CLICK/INST
INST
USB Song
MIX IN
CLICK
USB
SONG
152
USB SONG/FUNC
Song Volume
switch with [FADER]
SETUP/OPTION/MIX IN
MIX IN
USB Audio IN
AMB Send
Pan
SETTING
Input
Mode
Gain
SETUP/GAIN
USB Audio Input Gain
Block Diagram
AMBIENCE
/REVERB
MULTI
EFFECTS
SETUP
/OUTPUT
/MASTER
MASTER
COMP/EQ
MFX Send
SETUP
/OUTPUT
/DIRECT
COMP
EQ
COMP
EQ
SETUP/GAIN
USB Audio
Output Gain
SETUP/GAIN
Digital
Output Gain
SETUP
/OUTPUT
/OTHER
Setup
MULTI
EFFECTS
(MFX)
USB
AUDIO
OUT
DIGITAL
OUT
L/MONO
MASTER
MASTER
R
Performance
FADER
AMBIENCE
Overview
MFX Send
REV Send
DIRECT 1
DIRECT 2
DIRECT 3
CHO Send
DIRECT 4
Pan
CHO Send
Pan
CHO Send
Pan
CHO Send
Pan
CHO Send
Pan
DIRECT 6 (R)
Settings
DIRECT 5 (L)
DIRECT 7 (L)
SETUP
/OUTPUT
/OTHER
DIRECT 8 (R)
Expansion
PART
CHORUS
Rate
Depth
PHONES
MASTER OUT (L)
MASTER OUT (R)
PHONES OUT (L)
PHONES OUT (R)
Appendices
MASTER (L)
MASTER (R)
PHONES (L)
PHONES (R)
DIRECT 1
DIRECT 2
DIRECT 3
DIRECT 4
DIRECT 5 (L)
DIRECT 6 (R)
DIRECT 7 (L)
DIRECT 8 (R)
PHONES
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Index
Symbols
[1] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
[15] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
[–] [+] buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 26
A
A-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
AC IN jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ADVANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Ambience
[AMBIENCE] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 69
AMBIENCE SECTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 69
AMBIENCE SECTION screen. . . . . . . 30, 69
On/Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
APPEND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Audio file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Playing back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Auto off function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
AUTO PAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
AUTO WAH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
B
BACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Backing Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Back up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Drum kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Backup data
Deleting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Importing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
USB flash drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
BANK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Behavior Modeling Technology. . . . . . . . . . 12
Bell shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Bow shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21
BRUSH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
C
CHAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
[CHAIN] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
CHINA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Choke play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
CHORUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Click. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 82
Closed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
COMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
COMP/EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
[COMP/EQ] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 68
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Connecting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 37
Contrast
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
CONTROL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 117
Copying
Drum kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 50, 123
Drum kit chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Effect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Mixer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Percussion set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
154
Trigger bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Copy screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
CRASH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Cross stick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 49
Crosstalk cancellation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
CTRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Cursor buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 26
D
DEFAULT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 115
DELETE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104, 106, 111
Demo song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Dial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 26
DIGITAL OUT jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
DIRECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
DIRECT OUT jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Contrast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
DISTORTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Drum kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 46
Backing up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 50, 123
List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Tempo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
DRUM KIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DRUM KIT FUNCTION screen. . . . . . . . . 30
DRUM KIT LIST screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DRUM KIT NAME screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DRUM KIT screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 46
Drum kit chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Drum stand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
E
Edge shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21
EDIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Effect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 67
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
On/Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
EFFECTS SWITCH screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 67
EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
ERASE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Error message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
[EXIT] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 27
F
[F1]–[F5] buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Factory reset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Fader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 28
[FADER] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 28
FILTER+DRIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
FLANGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Footswitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 117
FOOT SW jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
FORMAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
F RESET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
FUNC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 87, 97
Function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 26
G
GAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Gate time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
GLOBAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
GROUP FADERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 28
H
Head shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hi-hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 58, 128
Hi-hat setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
I
IMPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
INFO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113, 125
Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 54
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
[INST] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 54
INST EDIT screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 56
INST screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 54
List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
ISOLATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
K
KICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
[KIT] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 46
KITLOAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
KITSAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
KIT SEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Kit selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
L
LCD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
List
Audio file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Drum kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
LOAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106, 110
Local Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
[LOCK] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
LO-FI COMPRESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
LONG REVERB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
M
MASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
MASTER COMPRESSOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 78
[MASTER COMP] button. . . . . . . . . . 23, 78
MASTER COMPRESSOR screen. . . . 30, 79
MASTER EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 78
[MASTER] knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
MASTER OUT jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Master tuning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Mesh pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
MFX ONLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
MIDI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 141
MIDI CH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
MIDI connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 141
MIDI Visual Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
MIX EDIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Mixer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 96
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
[MIXER] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
MIX IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
MIX IN jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Index
N
O
P
Quantize. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
R
Realtime recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Recording
MIDI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
REV/CHO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
REVERB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
REVERSE DELAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
RIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Rim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Open rim shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Shallow rim shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rim shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
[RIM] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Rim Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
RING MODULATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
S
TAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
TAPE ECHO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
TEMPO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 81
[TEMPO] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 29, 81
TEMPO screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
THRE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
TOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Trigger bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Copying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
[TRIGGER] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 126
TRIGGER INPUT jacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
TRIGGER level indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Trigger lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Trigger type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
TRIG SELECT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
TRIG SELECT buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 55
Turning the TD-30 On/Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
U
USB Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124, 140
USB COMPUTER port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 140
USB driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
USB flash drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 25, 85
Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
USB MEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
[USB MEM] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 109
USB MEMORY port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
USB memory screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
[USB/PTN] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 86, 90
USB SONG screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 86
User memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
User pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
V
V-EDIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
VISUAL CONTROL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
V-LINK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
VOLUME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
VOLUME CONTROL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Expansion
X
XSTICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
XTALK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Appendices
SATURATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
SAVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105, 109
SCAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Sequencer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 114
[SETUP] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 114
Setup screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 114
[SHIFT] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SNARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Soft Thru. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
SONG PLAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sound generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
SPEED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
SPLASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
STACKED CYMBAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
STEP PHASER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
STEP RINGMOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
T
Settings
Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 118
PAD COMPRESSOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 68
PAD COMPRESSOR screen. . . . . . . . 31, 68
PAD EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 68
PAD EQ screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 69
Pad pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 60
PAD PTN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Pad sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
PAD SW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Part. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 60
Connecting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Copying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Deleting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Deleting from a USB flash drive. . . . . 106
Editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Erasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Loading from a USB flash drive. . . . . 106
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Playing back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Saving on a USB flash drive. . . . . . . . . 105
PATTERN screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 90
Pattern sequencer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
PDLBEND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
PERC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Percussion part. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Percussion set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Copying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Q
73
22
75
12
84
Performance
Offset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
[ON] switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 39
Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
OPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
OUTPUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
OUTPUT ASSIGN screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
OVERDRIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
STEREO DELAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [STOP] button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUPER FILTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SuperNATURAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SYNC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setup
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Backup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 109
Drum kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 48
Drum kit chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 52
Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 98
Percussion set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 95
Trigger bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 136
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Note number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 94, 150
Number display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Performance technique
Cymbal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hi-Hat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PHASER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
PHONES jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
[PHONES] knob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
PITCH SHIFT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
[PLAY] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Playing back
Audio file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Playing with brushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 48
POSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 136
Preset memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Preset pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
PREVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
[PREVIEW] button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 28
PROG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Overview
[MIX IN] knob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 115, 130
MULTI EFFECTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 71
[MULTI EFFECTS] button . . . . . . . . . 23, 71
MULTI EFFECTS screen. . . . . . . . . . . 30, 71
On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
MUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
155
MEMO
156
157
For EU Countries
For China
158
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of EMCD 2004/108/EC and LVD 2006/95/EC.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
For the USA
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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B limit.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
WARNING
For C.A. US (Proposition 65)
This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, including lead.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
TD-30
Drum Sound Module
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
For the USA
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