Author Topic: Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?  (Read 439 times)

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Offline Mendel

Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?
« on: March 14, 2017, 04:21:03 PM »
Hello!

I have an electric drum called the Roland "tpk-4kp"
and it would be cool if i am able via midi to make that
the pads will act as the keyboard (i.e snare = C1) so
when creating styles i can just play on the drums,
put it up on my keyboard and there it goes some nice
drum beats!
 

Offline maartenb

Re: Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 12:03:48 AM »
I don't know the Roland kit, but it should be possible.

Two things to note:
  • The MIDI channel of your kit must be the same as the one on the PSR. Normally, this is channel 10.
  • The notes that your kit sends must be the same as the PSR expects. So snare on D, base drum on C, hi hat closed on F#, open hi hat on Bb, etc.
If you cannot program your kit which notes to send, you need a MIDI mapper. This translates the (for example) C snare of the Roland kit to a D for the PSR. A DAW on your computer can do this.

If you have set up everything correctly, it should bring some really realistic drum grooves to the styles!


Maarten
 

Re: Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 03:11:42 PM »
Hello!

I have an electric drum called the Roland "tpk-4kp"
and it would be cool if i am able via midi to make that
the pads will act as the keyboard (i.e snare = C1) so
when creating styles i can just play on the drums,
put it up on my keyboard and there it goes some nice
drum beats!

It could work. When the electronic drum kit follows the GM drum mapping, you have to go to keyboard's MIDI menu, edit, and in the receive menu you assign the drum kit's transmit channel to the part "keyboard", that the MIDI note messages act like the built in keyboard.
So you could record styles. Maybe for some drums you had to change the mapping in the drum kit.