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Viewing topic "Creating User Drum Kits"

Posted on: April 02, 2009 @ 04:01 PM
Total Posts:  25
Joined  05-06-2008
status: Regular

Hi everyone,

WOW!!! It’s been a while since I have been here.. The forums looks completely different and caught me off guard. Hope everyone is well???

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can help me out with building my own user drum kits on the ES by importing one shot drum sounds in .wav format? I know how to assign them to pads etc.. but I am not sure as far as saving is concerned?

I was under the impression that I can store the important sounds on the ES so when I turn it off and back on I can just select my user voice / drum kit and get to work. When I reload the ES and select the new drum kit I made there are no sounds??? Anyway anyone can break this down for me? I’d appreciate it!!!!


  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: April 02, 2009 @ 06:59 PM
Total Posts:  14986
Joined  07-26-2002
status: Legend

The issue you are encountering has to do with the fact that when you create voices (or drum kits) based on external samples, the information for that voice (or kit) is stored in two places in memory. The programming for these voices is stored in the user voice banks. This memory is non-volatile - meaning that it is not lost when you power cycle the instrument.

The external samples are stored in user sample memory which is volatile. Every time you power cycle the instrument, the contents of this memory is lost. You must therefore reload your samples each time you power on the ES.

So, if you power cycle the ES after creating a custom drum kit based on external samples and don’t reload the sample waveforms, while the programming for the drum kit will be there, the underlying samples will not.

In order to not have to reprogram the drum kit each time you power cycle the instrument, you should save the user drum kit you created as part of an ALL VOICE or ALL file. You can then manually reload this drum kit after powering on the instrument.

If you save an ALL file (and name it appropriately) you can set up the Motif ES to automatically load this file on power up such that you don’t have to manually reload any user voices or drum kits you created. For more information, see this post from an earlier version of these forums.

(Note that if you wish to use a USB device rather than a SmartMedia Card, simply set the “Current” field in the [FILE}-->[F1] CONFIG-->[SF1] CURRENT dialog to USB rather than CARD.)


Brad Weber

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: April 03, 2009 @ 01:56 AM
Total Posts:  25
Joined  05-06-2008
status: Regular


Thank you for the reply… I am going to print this and give it a try now!!!


  [ Ignore ]  


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