Creating a drum voice, Assign waves to that drum key – Yamaha Expansion Manager User Manual

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Creating Your Own Original Voices


Creating a Drum Voice

This section describes in detail the procedure for Step 5 on

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when you are creating an original Drum Voice. This involves

assigning Wave files to each of the Drum Keys that make up the Voice. You can either start from an empty Drum Voice or mod-
ify an existing one by adding Waves and/or changing its settings.


Open the Drum Key window by clicking the Drum Key to which you wish to assign


Assign Waves to that Drum Key.


Click the Add Wave button q in the Wave Assign menu.


When the file selection dialog is displayed, select the Wave file(s) you wish to add.
When a file is added in this way, a rectangle showing the Wave’s playing zone will be displayed in the Wave Map-
area e. To delete a Wave file, click its playing zone and then the Delete Wave button w. Double-clicking a
playing zone opens a file selection dialog, allowing you to select a new Wave file to replace the current one.


If necessary, drag the playing zone in the Wave Mapping area e up and down to adjust the range of velocities to
which it will respond when the keyboard is played. You can drag a playing zone to move it as is, or you can move
the edges to resize it. You can also perform these tasks by pressing an arrow key ( or ) or by pressing one of
these keys with CTRL or Command held down.


Depending on the instrument to which the Pack is to be installed, the length of Waves that can be played back may be limited.

Wave files (WAV or AIFF)

Assign to specific Drum Key

Drum Voice

Edit each Drum Key and

the entire Drum Voice