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A collection of popular articles from the HPD-15 knowledge base
How Do I Choose Patches?............................................................................. 2
How Do I Modify Sounds in Realtime?.............................................................. 3
How Do I Listen to the Demo Songs?............................................................... 4
How Do I Assign a Sound to a Pad?................................................................. 5
How Do I Create a Patch Chain?...................................................................... 6
How Do I Find HPD-15 Articles in the RolandUS.com Knowledge Base?............. 7
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How Do I Choose Patches?
The pads of the HPD-15 can produce a variety of sounds depending on how they’re programmed. The ribbons on
the left and right and the D-Beam modify sounds and can also produce their own sounds.
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Press the PRESET button.
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Press GROUP + or - until 1/LATIN is selected to select the Latin group of patches.
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Press the 6 PATCH NUMBER button until CONGA 01 is selected.
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Play the pads, slide your finger along the ribbon, and wave your hand over the D-Beam to hear the sounds in
this patch.
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Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to explore other patch groups and patches.
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How Do I Modify Sounds in Realtime?
The sounds in the HPD-15 have various parameters that determine their loudness, pitch, and duration. By modifying
the values of these parameter, you can change a sound’s characteristics.
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Press SELECT to choose the desired parameter.
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Strike one of the pads.
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Turn the REALTIME MODIFY knobs to change the way the pad’s sound plays.
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How Do I Listen to the Demo Songs?
The HPD-15 contains six demo songs that demonstrate its internal sounds and effects. Use the following procedure
to listen to the demo songs:
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Press the SEQUENCER and SYSTEM buttons at the same time to enter Demo mode.
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Turn the PATCH/VALUE dial to select the demo song you wish to hear.
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Press PLAY/STOP to begin playback.
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Press PLAY/STOP once more to stop playback.
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Press EXIT to exit Demo mode and return to Play mode.
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How Do I Assign a Sound to a Pad?
You can assign your own sound to a pad. Use the following procedure to do so:
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Press the EDIT button two times.
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Play a pad.
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Turn the PATCH/VALUE dial to select the sound for the pad.
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Press EXIT to return to Play mode.
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Press WRITE twice if you wish to save your changes as a user patch.
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How Do I Create a Patch Chain?
The Patch Chain feature allows you to select patches in a pre-determined order of your design. You can create
and store 10 patch chains with up to 32 steps in each. Each step selects a patch. Use the following steps to set
up a Patch Chain:
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Press the CHAIN button so it’s lit.
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Press EDIT so it’s lit.
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Press the GROUP - button to select Chain 1 if it’s not already selected.
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Turn the PATCH/VALUE dial to select the first patch you want in the chain—the patch is assigned to the
chain’s first step.
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Press the PATCH NUMBER 5 button to move to the next step.
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Turn the PATCH/VALUE dial to select the patch for the chain’s second step.
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Repeat Steps 5-6 for the remainder of the chain.
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Press the EXIT button to switch to Chain Play mode.
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Turn the PATCH/VALUE dial to move through your new patch chain.
10 When you’re finished with Chain Mode, press the EXIT button to return to Play mode.
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How Do I Find HPD-15 Articles in the RolandUS.com Knowledge Base?
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Point your browser to the HPD-15 Support area on RolandUS.com.
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Click “Knowledge Base.”
If you’re not already logged into Roland Backstage, the Roland Backstage login appears.
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If you’re:
• a Roland Backstage member—enter your email address and password, and then click the Login button.
• not yet a Roland Backstage member—click “Create New Profile” to create a free new user account. As a
Roland Backstage member, you become part of the online Roland US.com community and gain access to
helpful tools and services.
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Once you’re logged in, click the large Knowledge Base button.
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On the Knowledge Base screen, enter “HPD-15” in the Product field.
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Click the Find button in the middle of the screen to browse the available HPD-15 Knowledge Base articles.
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