Author Topic: Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?  (Read 231 times)

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Offline Mendel

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

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!