Reference Guide for Ver 1.01

Reference Guide for Ver 1.01
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Reference Guide
for Ver 1.01

Contents
Top Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
8 Trigger setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Zones corresponding to each trigger input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Compatible pads and hi-hat control pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
1 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connecting pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Trigger setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Before you play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Crosstalk Cancel Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Trigger Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Switching drum kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Fine adjustments to the trigger setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Best Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Checking the pad model and the corresponding zones . . . . . . . . 31
Instruments and kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
9 System parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
2 Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Entering the system parameter screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Option settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
3 Kit edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Information about the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Entering the kit edit screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Changing the kit group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
10 Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Renaming the kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Entering the backup screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adjusting the volume of the entire drum kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Saving a backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Loading a backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4 Pad edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Deleting a backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Entering the pad edit screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the instrument of each pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
11 SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rating an instrument (Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Entering the SD card screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Specifying the volume and pan of a pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Card information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Formatting a card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
5 Kit menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Entering the kit menu screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
12 Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cloning a drum kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Entering the reset screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Managing drum kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
System reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Renaming a kit group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Restoring the factory-set sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
6 Instrument edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
13 Other information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Entering instrument edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tone assign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
List of messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the volume of each zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Changing an instrument’s name, group, or icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Creating a new or cloned instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
7 Instrument menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Entering the instrument menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Managing instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Managing tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Deleting unused instruments or tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
• Read this in conjunction with the “Quick Start Guide.”
• The content of this document might differ from the aD5 unit you’re using due to
differences in its firmware version.
• All illustrations and screens appearing in this document are for the purpose of
explaining operation, and may differ from the actual specifications.
• Company names and product names appearing in this document are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective corporate owners.
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Top Panel
Power button
Function button
Volume
Long-press this button to turn
the power on/off.
The function of each button is shown in the screen.
These buttons are also used to select items in the
screen. Available buttons are lit.
Adjusts the volume of
the headphones and the
OUTPUT.
PHONES
[CANCEL] button
Connect your
headphones here.
[OK] button
Cancels a change made to a setting,
returning to the previous screen. This
button is also used in a confirmation
screen.
Value knob
Confirms a change made to a
setting. This button is also used in a
confirmation screen.
[HOME] button
Used to change
various settings.
Returns to the initial
screen (home screen).
The content you’re
editing is saved.
Rear Panel
SD CARD
USB*
ATV LINK
QR code
You can use a card to
back up the aD5’s data
or to load sound data.
SD/SDHC cards with a
capacity of up to 32 GB
are supported.
The aD5 can be connected
to a Mac or Windows PC,
allowing MIDI messages to be
transmitted and received. Use
a USB 2.0 cable.
This has no function at the
present time. We plan to
provide a firmware update
that allows this to be
connected to other devices.
Use this to access the
manual, the latest firmware,
or sound data.
OUTPUT
These jacks output the audio
signal. Connect them to
powered speakers or a mixer.
AUX 1, 2
DC IN
Additional pads
can be connected
here to expand your
drum kit.
Connect the included
AC adapter here.
AUDIO IN
MULTI TRIGGER
Connect the included multi-trigger
cable here to input trigger signals
from the pads.
You can connect your music player
here and listen to its sound mixed with
the audio produced by the aD5.
**Support for USB MIDI functionality is planned via a firmware update.
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1 Home
1 Home
Home screen
The home screen is the screen that appears when you turn on the power.
From any screen, you can return to the home screen by pressing the [HOME] button.
When playing drums, make sure that the home screen is displayed.
NOTE
When playing in a screen other
than the home screen, notes
might respond more slowly.
Drum kit
Pad you struck
Instrument group
Instrument
Instrument
“Instrument” (INST) refers to the instrument played by each pad, such as a snare drum or ride cymbal. You
can change the instrument for each pad.
Instrument group
The aD5 contains numerous instruments. The instruments are organized into instrument groups according to
their type.
Drum kit
All the pads are collectively called a “drum kit.” By switching between various types of drum kit, such as for
jazz or for rock, you can change the instruments of all pads in a single action.
What you can do in the home screen
Select a drum kit
Edit the drum kit
Change the
instrument
Edit the instrument
Turn side-stick
on/off
Favorite Main menu
drum kits
Select a drum kit
This lets you select a drum kit. The KIT SELECT screen appears (p. 6).
Edit the drum kit
This lets you rename the drum kit or adjust the volume of the entire drum kit (p. 12).
Change the instrument
This lets you change the instrument played by the pad, and adjust the volume and left/right panning of the
pad (p. 14).
Edit the instrument
This lets you edit the instrument that’s shown in the screen.
You can change the tone assignment, rename the instrument, or clone the instrument (p. 19).
Side stick (cross stick)
To play a side stick on the snare pad, turn [SIDE STK] on. This lets you switch between rimshot and side
stick.
Even if [SIDE STK] is on, a strongly played rimshot will cause the rimshot sound to be sounded.
Favorite drum kits (Best Kit)
Drum kits that you use frequently can be registered for convenient recall. The BEST KIT screen appears
(p. 7).
Main menu
This accesses the main menu (p. 11).
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NOTE
When you edit an instrument,
the same change also occurs
in other drum kits that use the
same instrument (p. 9).
NOTE
Using [SIDE STK] to switch the
side stick is effective only on a
pad that is connected to the
“SN” trigger input.
For details on using side stick,
refer to the owner’s manual for
each pad.
1 Home
About the function buttons
Use the function buttons to select the corresponding items or functions in the screen.
Buttons for
which there is no
corresponding item
are unlit.
Moving between pages
If other pages exist at the left or right, press [ PAGE] [PAGE ] to access those pages.
If you press the page name in the upper left of the screen, a list of the available pages is shown. Use the
value knob to select a page and then press the [OK] button to confirm; you’ll move to the selected page.
Before you play
‹‹ For details on connecting the pads, refer to “Quick Start Guide” and “8 Trigger setup” (p. 26).
‹‹ Before using the system for the first time, execute the trigger setup wizard (p. 28) for all pads.
‹‹ If striking one pad causes another pad to produce sound, execute the crosstalk cancel wizard (p. 27).
‹‹ Adjust the volume appropriately. If the volume is too soft, you’ll tend to strike unnecessarily strongly,
possibly injuring your hand or wrist. If the volume is too loud, greater stress is placed on your ears, possibly
causing hearing loss.
‹‹ The area near the striking sensor of the pad is extremely sensitive. It will be easier for you to control the
dynamics if you strike at a distance from the sensor.
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1 Home
Changing instruments
As an example, here’s how to switch the instrument of the snare pad to a different snare drum.
1Strike the snare pad.
The instrument assigned to the snare pad appears in the screen.
2Press [INST].
The INST ASSIGN screen appears.
3Use the value knob or [
][ ] to change the instrument.
Strike the snare pad to hear the sound.
4Press the [OK] button to confirm the setting.
If you decide not to change the setting, press the [CANCEL] button.
You can change the instruments of other pads in the same way.
Switching drum kits
By switching drum kits you can change the instruments of all pads in a single action.
The aD5 comes with various drum kits in its memory.
1Press [KIT].
The KIT SELECT screen appears.
2Use the function buttons to select a kit.
NOTE
Depending on the length of the
drum kit name, the entire name
might not be shown.
Select the kit group
NOTE
Next page
‹‹ Use [PAGE ] to see the next page.
‹‹ Use [GROUP] to change the kit group. If you select ALL, all drum kits are displayed.
Kit group
The drum kits are organized into four groups.
Use [GROUP] to change the kit group that’s shown. If you choose ALL, all drum kits are shown.
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It takes about 10 seconds for a
drum kit to be loaded.
NOTE
‹‹ You can use kit edit (p. 12) to
change the kit group.
‹‹ You can rename the kit group
(p. 18).
1 Home
Best Kit
You can register your frequently used drum kits so that they can be recalled easily.
Recalling
1In the home screen, press [BEST KIT].
The BEST KIT screen appears.
2Press [1-4], [5-8], or [9-12] to switch tabs.
NOTE
Depending on the length of the
drum kit name, the entire name
might not be shown.
3Select a drum kit.
NOTE
If you press the [CANCEL]
button, you’ll return to the home
screen without changing the
drum kit.
The home screen appears, and the drum kit is loaded.
Registering
You can register up to 12 drum kits.
1In the home screen, select the drum kit that you want to register.
2Press [BEST KIT] to access the BEST KIT screen, and press [ ] to access the page menu.
3Use the value knob to select “STORE,” and press the [OK] button.
NOTE
4Select the number in which you want to register the kit.
If you select a number in which
a drum kit is already registered,
the previous assignment is
overwritten.
To register the drum kit in number 5 or later, switch tabs.
The drum kit is registered in the selected number.
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1 Home
Deleting
1In the BEST KIT screen, press [ ] to access the page menu.
2Use the value knob to select “DELETE,” and press the [OK] button.
3Select the number that you want to delete.
To delete the registration of number 5 or later, switch tabs.
A confirmation screen appears.
4Press the [OK] button to delete the registration.
If you decide to cancel without deleting the registration, press the [CANCEL] button.
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1 Home
Instruments and kits
The aD5 contains a wide variety of instruments such as kicks, snares, and cymbals. You can assign these
instruments to the pads of each drum kit and play them.
Drum Kit
A
We’ll use just the kick and snare
for this example.
Kick 1
Kick 2
Kick 3
Kick 1
Snare 1
Drum Kit
NOTE
Inst
Snare 1
Snare 2
Snare 3
Snare 4
Snare 5
B
Tom 1
Tom 2
Tom 3
Tom 4
:
:
Kick 2
Snare 3
For example, if the instrument “Snare 3” is played from the two drum kits B and C, editing the “Snare 3”
instrument (for example by changing its level) will affect both drum kits B and C.
Drum Kit
B
Inst
Snare 3
Snare 1
Snare 2
Snare 3
Snare 4
Snare 5
C
Tom 1
Tom 2
Tom 3
Tom 4
:
:
Kick 3
Snare 3
You can clone an instrument. In the example above, if you want to edit only the snare of drum kit C, you
could create a clone of the instrument “Snare 3” and then edit it.
Drum Kit
B
Kick 2
Snare 3
Drum Kit
C
Kick 3
Snare 3B
For more about editing an
instrument, refer to Edit
Instrument (p. 19).
Kick 1
Kick 2
Kick 3
Kick 2
Drum Kit
NOTE
Inst
Kick 1
Kick 2
Kick 3
Snare 1
Snare 2
Snare 3
Snare 3B
Snare 4
Snare 5
Tom 1
Tom 2
Tom 3
Tom 4
:
:
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NOTE
‹‹ For more about cloning an
instrument, refer to Clone
Instrument (p. 21)
‹‹ You are free to assign a name
to the cloned instrument.
1 Home
Editing an instrument (INST)
The aD5 lets you edit an instrument directly. You can also create a clone of an instrument and save it as
another instrument with a slightly different tonal character.
You can create several variations of your favorite instruments and assign them to drum kits so that they can
be played easily.
You can also download instruments from the ATV website, or import instruments from another aD5 unit.
Tone
An instrument consists of sound data called “tones.”
Three tones are assigned to each instrument. These three tones correspond to zones A, B, and C of the
pad; for example, zone A is heard when you strike the head, and zone B is heard when you strike the rim.
Inst
Zone A
TONE
Zone B
TONE
Zone C
TONE
Pad
KICK
SNARE
TOM 1--3
HI-HAT
CRASH
RIDE
AUX 1--2
A
Head
Head
Head
Bow
Bow
Bow
Head (Bow)
Zone
B
Rim
Edge
Edge
Edge*
Rim (Edge)
C
Side Stick
Foot
Cup
-
**You can also make settings so that Zone C will be sounded.
By editing an instrument, you can assign the desired tone to each zone. You can also modify the level and
other characteristics of each tone.
By creating and editing instruments in this way, you can build up a collection of your own customized
instruments.
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NOTE
Support for instrument import is
planned via a firmware update.
2 Main menu
2 Main menu
Most of the aD5’s many functions can be accessed via this main menu.
The main menu is divided into three tabs: “KIT”, “INST”, and “SYSTEM”.
KIT
CLONE KIT
MANAGE KIT
KIT GROUP NAME
Create a clone of the current kit.
Manage kits.
Rename the kit group.
p. 16
p. 16
p. 18
Manage instruments.
Manage tones.
Delete unused instruments and tones.
p. 22
p. 24
p. 25
INST
MANAGE INST
MANAGE TONE
DELETE UNUSED
SYSTEM
TRIGGER
SYSTEM
BACKUP
SD CARD
RESET
Adjust the trigger signal produced when you strike a pad so that the
signal can be processed correctly.
Make settings for the entire aD5.
Create or load backups of the aD5’s data.
Format an SD card or view information about it.
Reset the aD5, returning it to the factory-set condition.
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p. 26
p. 32
p. 33
p. 35
p. 37
3 Kit edit
3 Kit edit
Here you can edit a drum kit’s name or group, and specify the volume of the entire drum kit.
NOTE
To make settings for each pad,
use pad edit (p. 14).
Entering the kit edit screen
1In the home screen, press [EDIT].
The EDIT page appears.
2When you’ve finished editing, be sure to press the [OK] button. If you press the [CANCEL] button,
your changes will be discarded.
Changing the kit group
1Press Kit Group.
2Turn the value knob to select a group.
Renaming the kit
1Press Kit Name.
The name entry screen appears.
2Enter a name.
NOTE
A kit name can be up to 16
characters. Depending on the
screen, it might not be possible
to show all 16 characters.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
3Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
If you decide to cancel, press the [CANCEL] button.
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3 Kit edit
Adjusting the volume of the entire drum kit
1Press Kit Volume.
2Turn the value knob to adjust the volume.
NOTE
Adjust the Kit Volume to about
90. If the setting is too high, the
audio output might be distorted.
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4 Pad edit
4 Pad edit
Here you can edit the sound, volume, and pan (stereo position) for each pad of the drum kit.
NOTE
The sound might respond more
slowly during pad editing.
Entering the pad edit screen
1In the home screen, press [INST].
The INST ASSIGN page appears.
2When you’ve finished editing, be sure to press the [OK] button. If you press the [CANCEL] button,
your changes will be discarded.
Changing the instrument of each pad
1Strike the pad that you want to edit.
The screen shows the current instrument.
2Use the value knob or [
NOTE
][ ] to change the instrument.
For example you can change the
instrument group if you want to
assign an instrument other than
a snare to the snare pad.
Number of instruments in
the instrument group
‹‹ To hear the sound, press [LISTEN].
‹‹ To change the instrument group, press [GROUP]. Use the value knob to make a selection, and press the
[OK] button to confirm it.
‹‹ To edit a different pad, strike that pad. You can also change pads by pressing [PAD]. Use the value knob to
make a selection, and press the [OK] button to confirm it.
Rating an instrument
You can assign a rating of 0—5 to each instrument. This is a helpful way to find your favorite instruments or
frequently-used instruments among the large number of instruments that are provided.
1Press [RATING] several times to change the rating.
The screen shows the rating.
Rating indication
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4 Pad edit
Specifying the volume and pan of a pad
1Press [PAGE ] to access the LEVEL page.
2Press [Level] or [Pan], and use the value knob to specify the setting.
You can strike a pad to change the pad that you’re editing. You can also change pads by pressing [PAD].
Use the value knob to make your selection, and press the [OK] button.
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NOTE
‹‹ Adjust the Level setting to
about 90. If the setting is too
high, the audio output might
be distorted.
‹‹ The Pan setting cannot move
the panning completely to the
right or left.
5 Kit menu
5 Kit menu
Entering the kit menu screen
1In the home screen, press [
2Press the [KIT] tab.
].
Cloning a drum kit
Here’s how to create a clone of the drum kit that’s shown in the home screen.
1Press [CLONE KIT].
The name entry screen appears.
2Enter a name for the cloned drum kit.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
3Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
NOTE
A confirmation screen appears.
4Press the [OK] button to clone the drum kit.
If you decide to cancel without cloning, press the [CANCEL] button.
The home screen appears, and the cloned drum kit is loaded.
If you enter a name that is the
same as an existing drum kit, the
following message appears.
“Another kit with the same name
has been found.”
Enter a different name.
Managing drum kits
Here’s how to view a list of the drum kits. You can clone or delete drum kits.
1Press [MANAGE KIT].
NOTE
The KIT LIST page appears.
Drum kits are listed in
alphabetical order.
2Use the value knob or [
][ ] to select a drum kit.
‹‹ Use [GROUP] to change the kit group that is shown. If you select “ALL,” all drum kits are shown.
‹‹ You can press [LISTEN] to audition the sound.
‹‹ You can press [EDIT] or [OK] to enter the kit edit screen. There you can edit the kit name or change the
group (p. 12).
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5 Kit menu
Cloning a drum kit
Here’s how to create a clone of the drum kit that’s selected in the kit list.
1Press [
] to access the page menu.
2Use the value knob to select “CLONE,” and press the [OK] button.
The name entry screen appears.
3Enter a name for the cloned drum kit.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
NOTE
If you enter a name that is the
same as an existing drum kit, the
following message appears.
“Another kit with the same name
has been found.”
Enter a different name.
4Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
If you want to cancel without cloning, press the [CANCEL] button.
The cloned drum kit is added to the kit list.
Deleting a drum kit
Here’s how to delete the drum kit that’s selected in the kit list. The instruments are not deleted.
1Press [
] to access the page menu.
NOTE
You can’t delete the drum kit
that’s currently selected in the
home screen.
NOTE
2Use the value knob to select “DELETE,” and press the [OK] button.
A confirmation screen appears.
3Press the [OK] button to delete the drum kit.
If you decide to cancel without deleting, press the [CANCEL] button.
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We recommend that you make
a backup (p. 33) so that you
don't lose important data by
accidental deletion.
5 Kit menu
Renaming a kit group
NOTE
Here’s how to rename a kit group.
1Press [KIT GROUP NAME].
If you execute Reset System (p.
37), the kit group names return
to the factory-set names.
The KIT GROUP NAME screen appears.
2Press the button of the kit group that you want to rename.
The name entry screen appears.
3Enter a new kit group name.
NOTE
‹‹ A kit group name can be up to
10 characters long.
‹‹ Depending on the screen,
the kit group name might be
shown entirely in uppercase
characters.
‹‹ You can’t assign a name that’s
identical to an existing kit
group name.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
4Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
If you decide to cancel without renaming, press the [CANCEL] button.
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6 Instrument edit
6 Instrument edit
In the instrument edit screen you can change the tone that’s played by each zone of the pad, and change
the level of the tone. You can also rename the instrument, and change the group or icon.
Entering instrument edit
1In the home screen, strike a pad so that the instrument that you want to edit appears in the screen.
2Press [INST EDIT].
The INST EDIT screen appears.
You can strike a pad to hear the sound that you’re editing. You can hear the sound of the drum kit by striking
pads other than the one you’re editing, but this does not switch the instrument that you’re editing.
NOTE
The sound might respond more
slowly during instrument editing.
NOTE
When you edit an instrument,
your edits affect all drum kits
to which that instrument is
assigned (p. 9).
Similarly, when the same
instrument is assigned to
multiple pads of a single drum
kit, editing one instrument will
affect the others as well.
To avoid this, you can clone the
instrument before editing it.
3When you’ve finished editing, be sure to press the [OK] button. If you press the [CANCEL] button,
your changes are discarded.
NOTE
Tone assign
Here you can change the tone that’s sounded by each zone (such as the head or rim) of the pad.
1Press [PAGE ] to access the TONE ASSIGN page.
2Press [ZONE] to select the zone that you want to edit.
The icon shows the portion of the pad that corresponds to zones A—C.
**You can also switch zones by striking the pad.
Zone icon
3Press [Tone], and use the value knob to change the tone.
Tone group
Number of tones within
the tone group
‹‹ You can audition the sound by pressing [LISTEN].
‹‹ You can change tone groups by pressing [GROUP]. Use the value knob to make a selection, and press the
[OK] button to confirm it.
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You can also access instrument
edit by pressing [EDIT] in the
INST LIST page of MANAGE
INST.
6 Instrument edit
Adjusting the volume of each zone
1Press [Level], and use the value knob to specify the volume.
NOTE
Adjust the Level setting to about
90. If the setting is too high, the
audio output might be distorted.
2Press [ZONE] to select the zone that you want to edit.
The icon shows the portion of the pad that corresponds to zones A—C.
**You can also switch zones by striking the pad.
Changing an instrument’s name, group, or icon
1Use [
PAGE] [PAGE ] to access the NAME page.
2Select parameters, and use the value knob to edit them.
When you press [Name], the name entry screen appears. Edit the instrument name, and press [OK].
NOTE
An instrument name can be up
to 20 characters. Depending
on the screen, it might not
be possible to show all 20
characters.
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6 Instrument edit
NOTE
Creating a new or cloned instrument
You can also create a new
or cloned instrument in the
MANAGE INST screen.
Here’s how to create a new instrument, or clone an existing instrument.
1Press [
] to access the page menu.
NOTE
It takes approximately 20
seconds to copy an instrument.
2Use the value knob to choose “NEW” or “CLONE,” and then press the [OK] button.
NOTE
If you choose NEW, an
instrument without any tone
assigned is created. In order
for the instrument to produce
sound, you must assign a tone.
The name entry screen appears.
3Enter a name for the new instrument.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
4Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
If you decide to cancel without creating a new or cloned instrument, press the [CANCEL] button.
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NOTE
If you enter the same name
as an existing instrument, the
following message appears.
“Another inst with the same
name has been found.”
Enter a different name.
7 Instrument menu
7 Instrument menu
Entering the instrument menu
1In the home screen, press [
2Press the [INST] tab.
].
Managing instruments
Here you can view a list of instruments, and clone or delete instruments.
1Press [MANAGE INST].
NOTE
The INST LIST page appears.
Instruments are listed in
alphabetical order.
2Use the value knob or [
NOTE
][ ] to select an instrument.
If you enter instrument edit from
the INST LIST page, striking
any pad will sound the same
instrument.
‹‹ Use [GROUP] to change the instrument group that’s shown.
‹‹ Press [LISTEN] to audition the sound.
‹‹ To enter the instrument edit screen, press [EDIT] or [OK] (p. 19).
Viewing instrument information
1Press [INFO].
The INST INFO page appears.
Parameters
GROUP
RATING
USED BY KIT
TYPE
HAS PAID
TONE
Instrument group
Rating. You can press the [RATING] button to change this.
Indicates whether this instrument is used by a drum kit.
Type of instrument
This is not used with the current firmware.
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7 Instrument menu
Creating a new or cloned instrument
NOTE
Here’s how to create a new instrument, or clone an existing instrument.
1Press [
It takes approximately 20
seconds to clone an instrument.
] to access the page menu.
2Use the value knob to choose “NEW” or “CLONE”, and then press the [OK] button.
NOTE
If you choose NEW, an
instrument without any tone
assigned is created. In order
for the instrument to produce
sound, you must assign a tone.
The name entry screen appears.
3Enter a name for the newly-created or cloned instrument.
Function of each button
Button
Function
Moves the character input position to left or right.
A,a,1
INSERT
DELETE
CLEAR ALL
Value knob
Switches between types of characters.
Inserts a space at the cursor location.
Deletes the character at the cursor location.
Deletes all characters.
Selects a character.
NOTE
4Press the [OK] button to confirm the name you entered.
If you decide to cancel without creating or cloning an instrument, press the [CANCEL] button.
Deleting an instrument
1Press [
If you enter the same name
as an existing instrument, the
following message appears.
“Another inst with the same
name has been found.”
Enter a different name.
NOTE
We recommend that you make
a backup (p. 33) so that you
don’t lose important data by
accidental deletion.
] to access the page menu.
NOTE
Instruments that are indicated as
Type=PRESET in the INST INFO
page cannot be deleted.
2Use the value knob to choose “DELETE,” and press the [OK] button.
A confirmation screen appears.
3Press the [OK] button to delete the instrument.
If you decide to cancel without deleting, press the [CANCEL] button.
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7 Instrument menu
Managing tones
Here you can view a list of tones. You can also delete tones.
1Press [MANAGE TONE].
NOTE
The TONE LIST page appears.
Instruments are listed in
alphabetical order.
2Use the value knob or [
][ ] to select a tone.
‹‹ Use [GROUP] to change the tone group that’s shown.
‹‹ Press [LISTEN] to audition the sound.
Viewing tone information
1Press [INFO].
The TONE INFO screen appears.
Parameters
GROUP
USED BY INST
TYPE
EXPORTABLE
Tone group
Indicates whether this tone is used by an instrument.
Type of instrument
This is not used with the current firmware.
Deleting a tone
1Press [
NOTE
We recommend that you make
a backup (p. 33) so that you
don’t lose important data by
accidental deletion.
] to access the page menu.
NOTE
Tones that are indicated as
Type=PRESET in the TONE
INFO page cannot be deleted.
2Use the value knob to choose “DELETE,” and press the [OK] button.
A confirmation screen appears.
3Press the [OK] button to delete the tone.
If you decide not to delete the tone, press the [CANCEL] button.
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7 Instrument menu
Deleting unused instruments or tones
You can delete instruments that are not used in a drum kit, and tones that are not used in an instrument. By
deleting these, you can decrease the amount of internal storage that’s being used.
1Press [DELETE UNUSED].
The DELETE UNUSED screen appears.
NOTE
We recommend that you make
a backup (p. 33) so that you
don’t lose important data by
accidental deletion.
NOTE
Instruments or tones whose
Type=PRESET will not be
deleted.
2Press [INSTS] or [TONES] to select what will be deleted.
3Press [DELETE].
A confirmation screen appears.
4Press the [OK] button to delete the data.
If you decide to cancel without deleting, press the [CANCEL] button.
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8 Trigger setup
8 Trigger setup
The aD5 is designed to let you connect pads from a variety of manufacturers, and perform using the pads of
your choice. You are free to construct your drum kit by choosing snare pads, cymbal pads, and other pads
to suit your needs.
Zones corresponding to each trigger input
The aD5 has ten trigger inputs and one hi-hat control pedal input. The following table shows the zones (such
as head and rim) to which each trigger input corresponds, and how you can play them.
aD5
Corresponding Choke
trigger input zone
method
KICK (K)
Head
SNARE (SN)
Head, Rim
YES
TOM 1 (T1)
TOM 2 (T2)
TOM 3 (T3)
HIHAT (HH)
Head
Head
Head
Bow, Edge
YES
CRASH (CR)
Bow, Edge
YES
RIDE (RD)
Bow, Edge,
Cup
YES
AUX 1
AUX 2
Head, Rim
(Bow, Edge)
Head, Rim
(Bow, Edge)
YES
YES
Notes
‹‹ For Yamaha-made three-zone pads, switch between open rimshot and side
stick (p. 4 Side Stk)
‹‹ If a cymbal pad is connected, choking technique is supported
‹‹ The rim of Roland-made mesh pads is not supported
‹‹ The cup of Yamaha-made three-zone cymbals is not supported
‹‹ The rim of Roland-made mesh pads is not supported
‹‹ Three-way triggering of Roland-made ride cymbal pads is supported (use
BEL plug)
‹‹ For Yamaha-made three-zone cymbals, select either Edge or Cup (p. 30
Zone Select)
‹‹ The rim of Roland-made mesh pads is not supported
‹‹ Support for the Zone Select function is planned via a firmware update.
**The pad controller of Yamaha-made pads is not supported.
**For details on connecting and playing pads made by the respective manufacturers, refer to the owner’s manual of each
pad.
Compatible pads and hi-hat control pedals
For compatible pads and hi-hat control pedals, refer to the “Compatible Pads List” PDF.
The “Compatible Pads List” can be downloaded from the following URL.
NOTE
We expect to successively add
compatibility support for other
pads. Refer to the latest pad
compatibility table.
http://products.atvcorporation.com/drums/ad5/
Connecting pads
Check the connection destination printed on each plug of the aD5’s multi-trigger cable, and connect each of
your pads.
K
SN
T1
T2
Kick (bass drum)
Snare drum
Tom 1
Tom 2
T3
HH
CR
RD
Tom 3
Hi-hat
Crash cymbal
Ride cymbal
BEL
CTL
Ride cymbal bell
(Roland)
Hi-hat control pedal
‹‹ Connect the CTL plug to the hi-hat control pedal or to the hi-hat open/close sensor.
‹‹ Use the included cable to connect AUX 1 and AUX 2 to your pads.
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NOTE
‹‹ If an unconnected plug
of the multi-trigger cable
comes in contact with metal,
false triggering might occur.
Use tape to protect the
unconnected plugs.
‹‹ Do not disconnect the
CTL plug while the aD5 is
powered-on. Doing so will
make it impossible to correctly
control the hi-hat even if you
reconnect it. Turn the power
off and on again to correct the
situation.
8 Trigger setup
Trigger setup
Trigger setup is a very important step that is required in order for the different strike signals of each pad to be
correctly interpreted, allowing you to perform comfortably. Trigger setup is required not only when setting up
your drum kit for the first time, but also when you change pads or when you change the mounting location.
The aD5 eliminates the complex trigger parameters found on earlier devices, and lets you perform the correct
trigger setup simply by striking the pads following the guidance of two wizards.
Crosstalk Cancel Wizard
Trigger Setup Wizard
This prevents the “crosstalk” that can occur when the impact of striking a pad
reaches another pad, unintentionally triggering it.
‹‹ Start with this wizard when you set up your drum kit for the first time.
‹‹ Crosstalk might occur when you change pads or change the mounting
location. In this case you should also execute this wizard.
This analyzes the sensor output of each pad, and adjusts the values
appropriately so that your performance will be accurately reflected by the sound.
‹‹ Execute this wizard for all pads when setting up your drum kit for the first
time.
‹‹ If you make changes to some of your pads, execute this wizard for those
pads.
‹‹ Execute this wizard as necessary after you’ve adjusted the tension of a mesh
head.
NOTE
In this manual, we refer to the
strongest shot you’ll use during
performance as “fortissimo” (ff),
the weakest shot as “pianissimo”
(pp), and a medium-strength
shot as “mezzo-forte” (mf).
Crosstalk Cancel Wizard
This prevents the “crosstalk” in which the impact of striking a pad reaches a different pad, causing it to be
inadvertently triggered.
1Press the [HOME] button, and then press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and then press [TRIGGER].
The TRIGGER SETUP screen’s WIZARD page appears.
3Press [Crosstalk Cancel Wizard].
4As directed in the screen, strike the specified pad strongly three times.
Specified pad
NOTE
If you press [RETRY], the
previous strikes are discarded.
OK indication
5When the screen indicates “OK” press [NEXT] to proceed.
NOTE
6Repeat steps 4—5 in the same way.
We recommend that you play a
rimshot when striking the snare
pad.
The aD5 calculates the state of crosstalk for all of the connected pads.
**If the specified pad is not connected, press [SKIP].
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8 Trigger setup
7When the following screen appears, play the pads to verify that there is no crosstalk, and then press
[NO].
**If there is crosstalk, press [YES] and repeat the wizard once again.
In some cases, it might not be possible to completely eliminate crosstalk. The following actions might
improve the situation.
‹‹ Increase the distance between the pads.
‹‹ Mount the pads on separate stands.
‹‹ Place the system on a stable floor.
‹‹ Adjust the tension of the mesh pads.
Trigger Setup Wizard
This wizard measures the sensor output of each pad, and sets the appropriate values so that your
performance is accurately reflected by the sound.
1In the home screen, press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and press [TRIGGER].
NOTE
It will not be possible to make
settings correctly if crosstalk is
occurring. Execute the Crosstalk
Cancel Wizard before you use
the Trigger Setup Wizard.
The TRIGGER SETUP screen’s WIZARD page appears.
3Press [Trigger Setup Wizard].
4Lightly strike the pad that you want to set up.
NOTE
When you set up your drum kit
for the first time, execute this
wizard for all pads.
The pad you strike is shown.
5If the indicated pad is correct, press [NEXT].
**If the wrong pad is shown, strike the pad again. If the wrong pad is still shown, check the pad connections.
6Specify the manufacturer and model of the pad.
Select the item, and use the value knob to specify the correct setting.
7Press [NEXT].
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8 Trigger setup
8Using the softest shot (pianissimo) that you will play during performance, strike the head three times.
When the display indicates “OK,” press [NEXT].
In the case of a cymbal, strike the bow.
NOTE
Typically, the region near
the pad’s strike sensor has
extremely high sensitivity. It is
easier to control the dynamics if
your strikes are some distance
away from the sensor.
9Using the strongest shot (fortissimo) that you will play during performance, strike the head three
times. When the display indicates “OK,” press [NEXT].
In the case of a cymbal, strike the bow.
10 In the same way, use the strongest shot (fortissimo) that you will play during performance to strike
the specified zone three times. When the display indicates “OK,” press [NEXT].
Specified zone
11 Setup is completed. If you want to set up another pad, press [YES].
Make settings for all pads in the same way.
If you are finished, press [NO].
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NOTE
When striking the rim, play
a rimshot (the method of
striking the head and rim
simultaneously).
8 Trigger setup
Fine adjustments to the trigger setup
If the relationship between the force of your strike and the resulting sound is not to your liking even after
executing the wizard, or if unintended notes are sounded, you can adjust the following parameters for each
pad.
Situation
‹‹ Volume is small even for a strong strike
‹‹ High volume is hard to reach even with a strong strike
‹‹ Sound is fairly loud even with a soft strike
‹‹ Sound changes unnaturally between soft and strong strikes
‹‹ Only the volume in the mf region is too soft or too loud
‹‹ Notes are omitted when you play a roll at pp
‹‹ Unintended notes occur in response to sound from a nearby
monitor speaker
‹‹ Unintended notes occur in response to sound from a nearby
acoustic drum
‹‹ Unintended notes occur in response to floor vibrations
‹‹ The head also sounds when you play a rimshot
‹‹ The rim also sounds when you play a head shot
‹‹ You want to play the cup sound on a ride cymbal
‹‹ You want to play the edge sound of a ride cymbal
‹‹ Hi-hat foot close sensitivity is too high or too low
‹‹ Hi-hat does not close even when the hi-hat pedal is fully advanced.
‹‹ Hi-hat closes even though the hi-hat pedal is not fully advanced.
Parameter
Notes
Sensitivity
You should also adjust the
volume of the aD5.
Curve
Threshold
If extremely soft shots (pp) do
not produce sound, execute the
trigger setup wizard once again.
Head-Rim Adj
This parameter is available only
for a mesh head.
NOTE
The parameters return to their
initial values when you execute
the trigger setup wizard.
NOTE
In this manual, we refer to the
strongest shot you’ll use during
performance as “fortissimo” (ff),
the weakest shot as “pianissimo”
(pp), and a medium-strength
shot as “mezzo-forte” (mf).
Zone Select
Pedal HH Sens
Close Position
1In the TRIGGER SETUP screen, press [PAGE ] to access the ADJUST page.
2Select parameters and use the value knob to adjust them.
Shot meter
The most recent shot is shown at the far right.
Previous shots move toward the left.
Curve
Parameters
Sensitivity
Curve
Positive (+) values increase the pad’s sensitivity; negative (-) values decrease the pad’s sensitivity.
While watching the shot meter in the screen, adjust this parameter so that the shot meter indicates ff
when you play the strongest shot (ff) you’ll use during performance. If the reading is above ff, lower the
sensitivity.
In the following cases, re-execute the trigger setup wizard.
‹‹ The sensitivity adjustment range is insufficient
‹‹ The meter does not respond to extremely weak shots (pp)
This parameter compensates the response so that the dynamics of your strikes will correspond linearly
to the dynamics of the sound.
Adjust the parameter so that the meter indicates mf when you play a medium-strength shot (mf).
NORMAL : No compensation
+1—3
: Increases the sound of a mf strike.
-1—3
: Decreases the sound of a mf strike.
3Press the [PAGE ] to access the FINE ADJUST page.
4Select parameters and use the value knob to adjust them.
Parameters
Threshold
Head-Rim Adj
Zone Select
Adjusts the minimum strike level above which the pad responds.
With lower settings, the pad responds even to softer strikes.
If the pad responds to sounds in the environment, increase this value.
This parameter is for a mesh head. It adjusts the boundary between head shots and rim shots.
If a rim shot is sounded when you strike the head, adjust this parameter toward H.
If you find it difficult to play rim shots, adjust this parameter toward R.
This parameter specifies whether zone B or zone C is sounded when you strike the rim (edge).
B : Zone B is sounded.
C : Zone C is sounded.
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NOTE
Typically, the region near
the pad’s strike sensor has
extremely high sensitivity. You’ll
be able to make adjustments
more accurately if your strikes
are some distance away from
the sensor.
8 Trigger setup
5Press [PAGE
] to access the HIHAT PEDAL ADJ page.
6Select parameters and use the value knob to adjust them.
Parameters
Pedal HH Sens
Close Position
Adjusts the volume of foot-close and foot-splash.
Adjusts the pedal position at which the closed hi-hat sound begins to be heard when you advance the
hi-hat control pedal.
With positive (+) settings, the closed sound is heard when the pedal is advanced shallowly.
With negative (-) settings, the closed sound is heard when the pedal is advanced deeply.
7Press the [OK] button to confirm the settings.
If you decide to discard the changes, press the [CANCEL] button.
Checking the pad model and the corresponding zones
Here’s how to check the model of pad that is assigned by the wizard, and the zones that can be played from
that pad.
1In the TRIGGER SETUP page, press [PAGE
] to access the INFO page.
NOTE
If the model of pad is incorrect,
execute the trigger setup wizard
again.
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9 System parameters
9 System parameters
Here you can make settings for the entire aD5.
Entering the system parameter screen
1In the home screen, press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and press [SYSTEM].
The SYSTEM screen OPTION page appears.
Option settings
1Use [
][ ] to select a parameter, and use the value knob to edit the setting.
Parameters
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the display.
LCD Brightness Adjusts the brightness of the display.
The aD5 automatically turns off the power to save electricity when it has not been played or operated
for 30 minutes.
Here you can specify the time until when the power automatically turns off.
Auto Power Off
30 mins : The power turns off after 30 minutes.
4 hours
: The power turns off after four hours.
DISABLE : The power does not turn off automatically.
Information about the unit
1Press [PAGE
Parameters
FIRMWARE
KITS
INSTS
TONES
STORAGE
USED
] to access the INFO page.
Version of the firmware
Number of saved drum kits
Number of saved instruments
Number of saved tones
Amount of internal storage used
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10 Backup
10 Backup
The contents of the aD5’s internal storage can be backed up to an SD card.
Insert your SD card into the aD5.
Entering the backup screen
NOTE
To avoid losing important data,
we recommend that you save a
backup regularly.
1In the home screen, press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and press [BACKUP].
The BACKUP screen MENU page appears.
Saving a backup
1Press [SAVE].
2Select a parameter, and use the value knob to edit the setting.
NOTE
Remaining amount
on the SD card
Parameter
If the SD card does not have
sufficient free capacity, the
screen indicates “Not enough
memory on the SD card.”
Enter a file name for the backup. A name entry screen appears.
Specifies whether instruments are included in the backup.
YES : All the data in the aD5 is saved, including instruments and tones. The backup will occupy a
larger size, and it will take longer to save or load. Choose YES if you want to load the backup
into a different aD5 unit.
NO : Only the drum kits and trigger setup is saved; the instruments are not included. If you load this
backup into an aD5 unit that does not have the same instruments or tones, some instruments
might not produce sound.
File Name
Include Insts
3Press [SAVE].
If you decide to cancel without saving, press the [CANCEL] button.
NOTE
Do not turn off the power or
remove the SD card while data is
being saved.
NOTE
A progress bar is shown while the data is being saved.
When saving is complete, the screen indicates “Completed.”
It will take more than fifteen
minutes to save a backup that
includes instruments.
This will vary depending on the
amount of instrument data.
Backup save location
SD Card
ATV
aD5BK
Backup0001
Backup0002
Backup0003
The backup is saved as several files in a folder.
If you copy the backup, copy the entire folder.
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10 Backup
Loading a backup
NOTE
1Press [LOAD].
All data in the aD5 will be
deleted.
2Use the value knob to select the backup file that you want to load.
Number of saved backups
File size of the selected
backup
Items to be loaded
Trigger setup loading
on/off
If you want to load only drum kit and instrument data into another aD5 unit, turn trigger setup loading off.
3Press [LOAD].
If you decide to cancel without loading, press the [CANCEL] button.
A progress bar is shown while the data is being loaded.
When loading is complete, the screen indicates “Completed.”
4Press the power button to turn off the power, and then turn the power on again.
Deleting a backup
1Press [DELETE].
2Use the value knob to select the backup file that you want to delete.
Number of backups that are saved
Information for the currently selected backup file
‹‹ Size of backup file
‹‹ Whether tones are included
3Press [DELETE].
A confirmation screen appears.
4Press the [OK] button to delete the backup file.
If you decide to cancel without deleting, press the [CANCEL] button.
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NOTE
It takes more than fifteen
minutes to load a backup that
includes the instruments.
This will vary depending on the
amount of instrument data.
11 SD card
11 SD card
Here you can view information about an SD card, or format the card.
Entering the SD card screen
1In the home screen, press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and press [SD CARD].
The SD CARD screen MENU page appears.
Card information
1Press [CARD INFO].
The INFORMATION page appears.
Parameters
BACKUPS
SIZE USED
SIZE FREE
Number of backup files that are saved
Amount used
Amount remaining
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11 SD card
Formatting a card
WARNING
1Press [FORMAT].
Executing the format operation
will delete the entire contents of
the SD card.
The FORMAT page appears.
2Press [FORMAT].
A confirmation screen appears.
3Press [OK] to execute formatting.
If you decide to cancel without formatting, press [CANCEL].
When formatting is completed, the screen indicates “Completed.”
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12 Reset
12 Reset
Entering the reset screen
1In the home screen, press [ ].
2Select the [SYSTEM] tab, and press [RESET].
The RESET screen MENU page appears.
System reset
This returns the following parameters to their default values.
‹‹ System parameters (Option)
‹‹ Trigger setup parameters
‹‹ Best kit registrations
‹‹ Kit group names
1Press [RESET SYSTEM].
2Press [RESET].
A confirmation screen appears.
3Press [OK] to execute system reset.
If you decide to cancel without resetting, press [CANCEL].
When reset is completed, the screen indicates “Completed.”
4Press the power button to turn the power off, and then turn the power on again.
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Restoring the factory-set sounds
To completely return the aD5 to its factory-set state, you can restore the factory sounds.
To do this, you’ll need an SD card and a factory sound data file which you can download from the ATV
website.
Steps on your Mac/PC
1Download the factory sound data file from the ATV website.
NOTE
All of the data in the aD5 will be
deleted.
To safeguard against accidentally
deleting important data, we
recommend that you make a
backup (p. 33).
http://products.atvcorporation.com/drums/ad5/
2Decompress the downloaded file “aD5Sound.zip.”
Decompressing the file creates a folder named “aD5Sound.”
3Place the “aD5Sound” folder in the “ATV” folder of the SD card.
SD Card
ATV
aD5Sound
Steps on the aD5
4Insert the SD card into the aD5.
5Press [RESET FACTORY SOUND].
A message appears, informing you that the drum kits and instruments will be erased.
6Press [NEXT].
The screen shows the steps for the reset.
7Press [NEXT].
The screen shows the steps for the reset.
8Press [RESTORE].
A confirmation screen appears.
9Press [OK] to execute the factory sound restore operation.
NOTE
If you decide to cancel without restoring, press [CANCEL].
It will take 15 minutes or more
for the factory sound data to be
restored.
When the restore is completed, the screen indicated “Completed.”
10 Press the power button to turn the power off, and then turn the power on again.
The factory-set sounds are restored.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No sound / Insufficient volume
A specific pad produces no sound or
insufficient volume
A specific zone’s sound is not played, is not
loud enough, or is the wrong sound
A specific drum kit does not produce sound,
or is not loud enough
No sound from OUTPUT
Pad/Trigger
When you strike a pad, other pads also
sound
When you strike a pad, two or three notes
are sounded
Sound is not produced when you strike softly
Sound is soft even when you strike strongly
It’s difficult to play a rimshot on a mesh pad
Striking the head of a mesh pad produces
a rimshot
Can’t control hi-hat open/close.
Foot-close won’t sound.
Backup / SD card
SD card is not recognized /
Saving to SD card is too slow
Points to check, or action to take
‹‹ Could the pad level be lowered? (“Specifying the volume and pan of a pad” (p. 15))
‹‹ Is an instrument assigned to the pad? (“Changing the instrument of each pad” (p. 14))
‹‹ Is the pad's trigger setup appropriate? Execute the trigger setup wizard. (“Trigger Setup Wizard” (p. 28))
‹‹ Is the trigger cable connected correctly?
‹‹ Are you using the included multi-trigger cable?
‹‹ Could you have changed the instrument's tone assign setting? (“Tone assign” (p. 19))
‹‹ Could the instrument's tone level be lowered? (“Adjusting the volume of each zone” (p. 20))
‹‹ Execute the trigger setup wizard for the pad. (“Trigger Setup Wizard” (p. 28))
‹‹ Could the kit volume be lowered? (“Adjusting the volume of the entire drum kit” (p. 13))
‹‹ Check whether there is sound from PHONES.
‹‹ Execute the crosstalk cancel wizard. (“Crosstalk Cancel Wizard” (p. 27))
‹‹ Execute the trigger setup wizard. (“Trigger Setup Wizard” (p. 28))
‹‹ In trigger setup, adjust Head-Rim Adj toward the R side. (“Fine adjustments to the trigger setup” (p. 30))
‹‹ In trigger setup, adjust Head-Rim Adj toward the H side. (“Fine adjustments to the trigger setup” (p. 30))
‹‹ Execute the trigger setup wizard. (“Trigger Setup Wizard” (p. 28))
‹‹ Turn the aD5’s power off and on again.
‹‹ Format the SD card on the aD5. (“Formatting a card” (p. 36))
List of messages
Message
The preset Inst/Tone can not be deleted.
Can not delete. This inst is used by kit.
Illegal name
Another kit/inst/backup with the same name
has been found.
The same group name has been found.
Not enough memory on the SD card.
File not found.
Unformatted.
SD card error.
Internal Storage Full.
Internal Memory Error.
Meaning / Solution
Preset instruments cannot be deleted.
Instruments used by a drum kit cannot be deleted.
The name is not valid. You can’t specify the following names.
‹‹ Names that start with a period
‹‹ Names consisting of only spaces
A drum kit, instrument, or backup of the same name already exists. Specify a different name.
A kit group of the same name already exists. Specify a different name.
The free space on the SD card is insufficient.
The necessary file cannot be found. Check the following items.
‹‹ Is the file correct?
‹‹ Is the file in the specified location?
The SD card has not been formatted. Format the card.
Failed to read data from the SD card. Try the operation again.
There is insufficient free space in internal storage. Delete unneeded tones.
Try restarting the aD5 several times. If this message continues to be displayed, upload a previously-saved backup, or restore
the factory-set sounds (p. 38). If this message is still displayed, it could be that the internal memory has malfunctioned.
Contact your dealer or ATV support.
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Support
Refer to the following URL for frequently asked questions, firmware updates, and other information.
http://products.atvcorporation.com/drums/ad5/
Specifications
Electronic Drum Sound Module
Model: aD5
Item
Specifications
OUTPUT L/R: mono phone x 2
PHONES: stereo phone
AUDIO IN: stereo mini-phone
MULTI TRIGGER INPUT: dedicated multi-connector
Connection jacks /
AUX TRIGGER INPUT 1/2: TRS phone
Interfaces
USB 2.0: type B connector (High Speed)
ATV LINK: RJ45 LAN connector
SD CARD: SD/SDHC card
DC IN: only for the included AC adapter
Power supply
DC 12 V
Current
600 mA
consumption
Dimensions
197 (W) x 144 (D) x 73 (H) mm
Weight
1.1 kg
**Specifications and appearance of this product are subject to change without notice for improvement.
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