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Old 03-26-2014, 08:54 AM
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Default Multi-effects pedals for DTX multipad

Just sharing an update of my DTX Multi-12 setup mods, including some useful effects that add more variety to the kits. One of them allows the hihat pedal to trigger midi control change messages so that effects like chorus, flanger and others (mainly via the Kit4-1 Variation menu) can be easily switched as required - this is more useful with the percussion & melodic kits when a normal hi-hat isn't needed.
I've also setup the kits for 2 kick pedals connected to Inputs 14&15 (with a y-splitter) for pitch shift or other pattern functions in some kits - including a modified version of P128 (P/Bnd Ctr2) in U50(PTN) for a quiet switching transition (P128 also triggers whatever sound is assigned to midi note G2).

When Yamaha configured the DTX Multi-12 as a versatile percussion device, most of it's simulated acoustic drum kits were 'underdone', so I've been fine-tuning the kits to sound and play much better IMO, with my preferred pads layout (compare kits P50 & U01). Most of the Multi-12 Preset kits have been remixed for more convenient switching combinations of acoustic and electronic kits (in U101 to U150) and the Startup kit has been set to U129. A spare set of kits is included (in U01 to U23) so there are more than 100 spare User kits to store your own modified kits. I suggest also installing my revised trigger settings with the default U07 setup (Input gain=45) for good pad response when playing with sticks or hands.

U101:SynMarimba(P42)____U102:Vibraphone(P43)____U1 03:RetArp+Vibe(*P41)____U104:DistGtr(*P40)____U105 :SteelGtr(*P47)
U106:SteelPan(P44)____U107:Mbira(P11)____U108:Bala fon(P45)____U109:Indy Melody(P31)____U110:Japan(P12)
U111:Taiko Drums(P35)____U112:Indian Drum(P32)____U113:Tabla Hand(P04)____U114:Bollywood(P33)____U115:Tabla Ensem(P34)
U116:India(P30)____U117:Arabic(P36)____U118:Brazil (P29)____U119:Cuban Stick(P28)____U120:Conga Hand(P05)
U121:PercsMaster(P01)____U122:Ragga Guy(P25)____U123:Africa(P37)____U124:Large&Metal(P 46)____U125:Orchestra(P39)
U126:Drum Core(P38)____U127:Cocktail(P50)____U128:Oak Custom(P09)____U129:HardRock(P10)____U130:Hipgig(P 49)
U131:E-Gate Kit(P16)____U132:80s Electro(P02)____U133:NuRezo Kit(P13)____U134:E-Trad Kit(P14)____U135:Dim RnB(P26)
U136:Electro Kit(P15)____U137:EleTomSet(P17)____U138:SynT&PSet( P20)____U139:Toycussion(P18)____U140:The Ambient(P19)
U141:Leftfield(P23)____U142:HouseClasic(P27)____U1 43:Sweet RnB(P03)____U144:FillsMaker(P07)____U145:TraxMaste r(P22)
U146:HandScrtch(P06)____U147:Vocal Drums(P48)____U148:TECH Keys(P24)____U149:UpliftTranc(P21)____U150:Movie FX(P08)

U155:ClassicDance____U156:Classic RX____U157:Drum’n’Bass____U158:HipHop____U159:Hous e

U161:Jazz Maple____U162:Oak X Kit____U163:Vintage____U164:Rock Kit

The extra Yamaha Electronic or Acoustic kits can be combined with the revised kits - I've added the kit setup data for each of them in User kits U155 to U164 (as shown in the kit list) and provided their ALLWAVE files in EL_WAVS.MTW (35MB) and AC_WAVS.MTW (62MB). The wave memory limitation of 64MB allows only one of these allwave files to be loaded - I prefer the Electronic kits file for the extra variety of sounds and they leave more space available to add your own wave samples. The kits that don't have their wave samples loaded are going to sound a bit strange as both wave sets use a similar number sequence. Just be aware that Yamaha only provide the .MTA files (as a download) which replace all your existing User kits, wave samples, patterns, trigger and utility settings.

My current Multi-12 files can be downloaded from Dropbox with this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bx1wtmiud6ww96c/2uNYI2kb1d
If you're not familiar with the file backup and installation process, just refer to the included 'how-to' info files.

I'm interested to get feedback about any unusual settings or suggestions to improve the Multi-12.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: Extra GM melodic kits for DTX multipad

Here's an update of my current Multi-12 kits setup, including 10 extra GM melodic kits (in U91 to U100) that provide more variety, especially when controlling a keyboard synth and mixing it's output into the Multi-12 Aux Input. The melodic kits conveniently adapt the 12 pads to notes of an octave as shown in the layout. Most of the GM-voice kits are tuned to a B1-A#2 octave range with 3 of them using a higher (B2-A#3) octave. You can make other instrument kits by simply changing the GM voices (refer to the Data list).

U091:GM108=Koto ... U092:GM100=Atmosphere ... U093:GM83=CalliopeLd ... U094:GM73=Piccolo*Hi ... U095:GM63=SynBrass
U096:GM47=Harp ... U097:GM33=AcousBass ... U098:GM25=NylonGtr ... U099:GM09=Celesta*Hi ... U100: GM01=GrandPiano*Hi

You can download all my current User kits here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bx1wtmiud6ww96c/2uNYI2kb1d
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