iON PRO SESSION DRUMS, PRO SESSION User manual

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MODULE OVERVIEW
::: ENGLISH ( 1-5 ) :::
VISTA DEL MÓDULO
::: ESPAÑOL ( 6-10 ) :::
PANORAMICA DI MODULO
::: ITALIANO ( 21 - 25 ) :::
MODULE OVERZICHT
::: NEDERLANDS ( 26 - 30 ) :::
INTRODUCTION
To get started using your ION PRO SESSION DRUMS, assemble the drum kit and connect your drums to
the module, as explained in the included Assembly Poster.
Connect a speaker system to the STEREO OUTPUT jack on the rear panel (or headphones to the
HEADPHONE jack). Turn on the module, then turn on your speakers, and start playing the drums!
To select a Drum Kit, press the module's KIT button, then use the VALUE +/- buttons to change the Kit
number.
If you want to dive deeper into the module, you can play along with the included music, record your
performance, and customize the sound of the drums. Below is a brief overview of the sound module features
and controls. For more detailed explanation on how to use the module, please see the following chapters in
this manual.
OVERVIEW
FRONT PANEL FEATURES
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VOLUME – Adjusts the main audio level.
VALUE +/- – Decreases or increases the
value of the parameter displayed on the
LCD.
TEMPO – Enters Tempo Adjustment
Mode. Use the VALUE + / - buttons to
increase or decrease the tempo.,
PAD INDICATORS – Displays the pads
currently being played. When playing
Patterns, this display will also show which
pads to strike to reproduce the rhythm.
CLICK – Turns the metronome on or off.
DRUM OFF – When playing Patterns, you
can mute the drum parts if you wish to jam
to the music yourself. Press this button to
mute or unmute the drum parts.
START / STOP – Starts or stops the
current Pattern.
PATTERN – Enters Pattern Select Mode.
Use the VALUE + / - buttons to switch
among patterns. See “Patterns” section
for more details.
SOUND – Enters Sound Select Mode. Sound Select Mode lets you customize the sound of each pad.
The module has 108 sounds which you can assign to any of the pads to create custom kits. See
"Creating Custom Kits" section for more details.
KIT – Enters Kit Select Mode. Use the VALUE + / - buttons to switch among the various drum kits.
See “Kits” section for more details.
LCD – Displays the current parameter values and indicator lights for Kit, Sound, and Pattern.
VOLUME – To change the volume of the individual parts (Click, Kit, Sound, Pattern), press the button
corresponding to the part you want to adjust. Then press the VOLUME button. Now use the VALUE
buttons to change the volume.
Note: SOUND allows you to adjust the volume of the individual pads. Strike the pad you want to adjust,
then use the VALUE + / - to change its volume.
SAVE / REC – Press once to enter Kit Save Mode. In Kit Save Mode, you can save the kit to one of
the 5 User Kit slots. See “Saving Kits” section for details.
Press and hold until REC LED begins to blink to enter Record Mode. In Record Mode, you can record
your performance while you play. See “Recording” section.
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POWER IN – Connect the power adapter here, then
connect the adapter to wall power before turning on the
module.
POWER SWITCH – Turns the module on or off.
HEADPHONES – To practice quietly, you can connect
a set of headphones with 1/8” jack to this output.
STEREO OUTPUT – This is the main stereo output.
Connect this output to a speaker system or amplifier.
MIX INPUT – If you'd like to play along with your CD or
MP3 player, connect your player to this 1/8" input.
KICK TYPE SWITCH – Set this switch to select the
type of kick drum you are using with the module.
Select "SWITCH" if the kick pedal is a simple
footswitch. Select "PAD" if the kick pedal is a velocitysensitive pad (with a standard kick drum pedal).
Note: Use the “Switch” setting with the pedal included
with this kit.
TRIGGER INPUT CONNECTION – Connect the included cable snake to this connector, then connect
the cables to their respective triggers. See the included separate Assembly Guide for setup
instructions.
KITS
What is a Kit? A Kit is a collection of different drum sounds. You can quickly change the sound of the drums
by selecting a different Kit. The drum module holds up to 15 Kits – 10 Preset and 5 User Kits.
Preset Kits are kits that we have put together for you to use out-of-the-box. User Kits are custom kits that
you can create yourself, using the included sounds.
SELECTING A KIT
The module comes with 10 Preset Kits (001 – 010) and
5 User Kits (011 – 015). To select a kit:
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Press KIT to enter Kit Select Mode. The LCD will
display the current Kit number (001 – 010) and
the Kit Indicator will light up.
Use VALUE +/- to select a Kit.
To adjust the Kit's volume (which is different from
the module's master volume level), press
VOLUME to enter Volume Adjustment Mode.
The Volume Indicator will light up and the LCD
will display the Kit's current volume. Use VALUE
+/- to adjust it.
Note: While you are in Record Ready Mode, the LCD
will display the current kit's volume, but you will not be
When you are finished, press KIT to re-enter Kit
able to adjust it.
Selection Mode or press another button.
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CREATING CUSTOM KITS
There are 108 built-in Sounds that you can choose
from to customize the sound of the pads. To assign
a drum sound to a pad:
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Press SOUND to enter Sound Select Mode.
The LCD will display the current Sound
number and the Sound Indicator will light up.
Strike the pad that you want to assign a
sound to.
Use VALUE +/- to select a Sound.
To adjust the volume of the drum sound,
press VOLUME to enter Volume Adjustment
Mode. Now strike the pad whose volume you
want to change use the VALUE buttons to adjust it The Volume Indicator will light up and the LCD will
display the trigger's current volume. Use VALUE +/- to adjust it.
When you are finished, press SOUND to re-enter Sound Selection Mode or press another button.
SAVING KITS
If you have modified a Preset kit, or created a custom kit of your own, you will need to save it to one of the
five User Kit slots (11 – 15) if you want to use it at a later time. To save a Kit:
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Press SAVE to enter Kit Save Mode. The
LCD will display the current Kit number and
the Kit Indicator will light up.
Use VALUE +/- to select a User Kit (11 – 15).
User Kit numbers will flash on the LCD.
Press SAVE to save the Kit to that User Kit
number. (This includes all drum sounds and
volumes.)
METRONOME
The module has a built-in metronome feature. The metronome helps you keep time as you play. You can
turn the metronome on and off at any time by pressing the CLICK button, and you can also adjust its tempo,
time signature, volume and "click" sound.
ADJUSTING THE TEMPO
To adjust the tempo of the metronome:
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Select a Pattern (see PATTERNS section).
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Press TEMPO to enter Tempo Adjustment
Mode. The LCD will display the current tempo
value for that Pattern. The metronome's
range is 30 – 280 BPM ("beats per minute").
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Use VALUE +/- to adjust the tempo. .
Note: Adjusting the tempo for the metronome
also adjusts the tempo of the currently
selected Pattern. You can press + and –
simultaneously to return to the Pattern's
default tempo.
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SELECTING THE TIME SIGNATURE
A time signature defines how many beats there are to a
bar. In other words, this describes how a drummer keeps
time and rhythm.
The most common time signature is 4/4 (ONE, two, three,
four, ONE, two, three four). Another common signature is
3/4 (ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three). The downbeat (or
the “ONE”), is indicated by a green light and different click
sound, than the rest of the beats.
To select the time signature the metronome will follow:
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Press CLICK to activate the metronome. The LCD
will display the current time signature. There are nine different time signatures to choose from: 1/4, 2/4,
3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, and 6/8.
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Use VALUE +/- to select a time signature.
Note: The Click Indicator will flash in time with the beat of your selected Pattern, whether or not the
metronome is on.
SELECTING A METRONOME SOUND
To select the "click" sound the metronome will make:
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Press and hold CLICK.
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While holding down CLICK, use VALUE +/- to select
a click sound (“CL1”, “CL2”, “CL3”, or “CL4”). You
can choose from a standard metronome click (the
default), a beep, a cowbell, or a voice.
ADJUSTING THE METRONOME VOLUME
To adjust the volume of the metronome:
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Press CLICK to activate the metronome.
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Press VOLUME. The LCD will display the current
volume level.
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Use VALUE +/- to adjust the metronome volume.
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Press CLICK when finished.
PATTERNS
A Pattern describes a combination of a drum beat and
background music. The module comes with 40 preset
Patterns, in a variety of different musical genres, and one
User Pattern to which you can record your own drum
beats. To select a Pattern:
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Press PATTERN to enter Pattern Select Mode.
The LCD will display the current Pattern number
and the Pattern Indicator will light up.
Use VALUE +/- to select a Pattern.
Press START / STOP to play or stop the Pattern.
While the Pattern is playing, the CLICK button will flash
When the module is in Record Ready
in time with the beat and the PAD INDICATORS will
Mode, the LCD will display the current
light according to what pad sounds are playing. This is
Pattern's volume, but you will not be able
a useful learning and practice tool).
to adjust it.
To adjust the Pattern's volume press VOLUME to enter
Volume Adjustment Mode. The Volume Indicator will
light up and the LCD will display the current volume value for that pattern. Use VALUE +/- to adjust the
volume of that Pattern.
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To adjust the Pattern's tempo, press TEMPO to enter Tempo Adjustment Mode. The LCD will display
the current tempo value for that Pattern (30–280 BPM or "beats per minute"). Use VALUE +/- to adjust
the tempo of that Pattern. Press + and – simultaneously to return to the Pattern's default tempo.
When you are finished, press PATTERN to re-enter Pattern Select Mode or press another button.
RECORDING
In addition to playing back Preset Patterns, you can
record your performance to the User Pattern slot (#41).
To record the User Pattern:
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Press and hold SAVE / REC for more than two
seconds to enter Record Ready Mode. The REC
LED will begin to blink to let you know that you are
ready to record.
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Before you begin recording you can:
• Pick a Pattern to play along with – press
PATTERN, then use VALUE buttons to select
the pattern.
You can also mute the
accompanying Pattern (see DRUM OFF) or
turn the metronome on or off.
• Select the drum Kit you want to use – press
the KIT button, then use VALUE buttons to
select a drum kit.
• Adjust the tempo – if you are playing along
with background music, you may want to adjust
the tempo of the music. Press TEMPO, then
use the VALUE buttons to adjust the tempo.
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When you are ready to begin recording, press
START. The REC LED will stop blinking and you
will hear the metronome “count-down” from “4” before it
To turn the metronome on or off
begins recording. You can now start playing.
before or during the recording, press
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When you are finished, press the STOP button to stop the
CLICK. Either way, the metronome
recording.
sound will not be recorded.
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You can now listen to your recording by selecting Pattern 41
and pressing START.
Note: Recording will erase any previously recorded User Pattern you had. You will not be able to adjust any
of the module's parameters while recording.
Note: If the recording reaches full capacity – approximately 5,000 notes – the LCD will read "FUL".
DRUM OFF
You can press DRUM OFF to mute the drum sounds of the
accompanying Pattern. (This can be a useful practice tool
when playing along with Patterns.) The Drum Off Indicator
will light up, and you will still be able to play all pads,
cymbals, and pedals in this mode. To unmute the drum
parts, simply press DRUM OFF again and the Drum Off
Indicator will be unlit.
FACTORY RESET
To return the module to its original settings, hold down
VALUE + and VALUE – simultaneously while turning on the
module. This will restore its factory settings, erasing any
recorded data or changed settings, including User Kits, the
User Pattern, and any volume, metronome, or Sound
settings, which will return to their defaults.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Triggers:
4 drum pads, 2 cymbals, 2 footswitch pedals
Sounds:
108 sounds
10 preset kits, 5 user kits
40 preset patterns, 1 user pattern
Display:
LCD
Headphones, Stereo Output, Mix Input, Power, Trigger Input connection for cable
snake (included)
Power Supply:
AC adapter (9V), included
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E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 401.658.3743
MANUAL VERSION 1.0

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