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Offline Mendel

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!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 10:12:22 AM by Mendel »
 

Online 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.
 

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Re: Can MIDI Drums act as the S970 notes?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 02:56:54 PM »
Hello OP,
You don't say if you got a definitive answer to your question, but I'll put in my bit anyway.
I don't have a Roland drum kit, but I do have a Yamaha DD-65 and that works absolutely as you think it might.
After plugging the midi-out of the drum kit to the midi-in of my PSR-S910 I simply went into the midi section of the keyboard and assigned the receive part channel 10 to 'Rhythm2' it just worked fine. I did try 'Rhythm1', but that was a bit quiet. ** Perhaps one of the gurus here can explain that **
So the upshot is, I'm learning to play the drums too! I can now lay down drum tracks using sticks instead of keys  :)
I hope this helps but, if you've already solved this, my apologies.
Kevin
PSR S-910, P-60, DD-65, KX-25