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This banner text can have markup. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Sounds include: 99 kicks, 99 snares, 55 cymbals, 92 toms, 76 percussion sounds, and 80 effects. The D4's high sample rate and full bandwidth insure maximum audio clarity from each sound. Program change commands can call up different Drum Sets. The D4 fits conveniently into a single rack space. Assign different drums to different MIDI notes or triggers to create a kit, and recall individual kits with Program Change commands.

A footswitch, when pressed, can increment from one drum kit to the next. The D4 offers four outputs, which are arranged as two stereo pairs. Any sound can be sent to either stereo pair and panned to any of seven positions in the stereo field.

However, these can also serve as individual outputs if you pan a single sound hard left or hard right so that it appears over only one output. One possible application is to use one stereo pair for a mix of drum sounds, and the other stereo pair as two individual outputs for specific drum sounds that may need separate processing. This is excellent for practicing, or for creating drum kits while other activity is taking place in the studio.

This lets you incorporate a footswitch to create very realistic hi hat effects. You can select a note for editing or previewing based on the most recently received MIDI note or trigger input. Your warranty will be in effect and you will receive product update information only if you send in your warranty card.

For more detail on these and other operations, refer to Chapters The D4 generates very little heat so it is not necessary to leave an empty space for ventilation above or below the unit. Turn down the master volume control of your monitoring system, PA, mixer, instrument amp, etc.

To use these optional outputs, patch them into your monitoring system or mixer. To monitor via headphones, plug them into the front panel Phones jack. The front panel volume control simultaneously sets the level of the Main, Aux, and Pleadphone ouputs. MIDI Out has other applications, as described in section 4. Connect up to 1 1 more pads to any of the remaining 1 1 rear panel trigger inputs.

Alesis recommends plugging your AC-powered devices into a switched barrier strip, so that turning off the barrier strip turns off power to your gear. After the D4 starts making sounds, adjust the monitoring system levels for a comfortable listening level. After turning on power, the LCD will show a sign-on message. If the LCD does not light, check your power connections. Different MIDI notes within the range of or triggers should trigger different drum sounds.

Turn the Data wheel clockwise to select higher-numbered drum kits or counterclockwise to select lower-numbered drum kits. Each click calls up a Drum Set. You cannot select a Drum Set number lower than 00 or higher than Press the Voice button, and its LED lights. The display shows a MIDI note number on the top line and the name of the currently selected drum sound on the lower line. Note that the 25 is underlined. An underline cursor indicates that a parameter is available for editing.

The cursor may be moved to edit either of the two available parameters in this page. In this case, you could choose a different snare sound with the Data wheel. If the cursor was under Snr, then you could choose a different Bank. Tap the Preview button to hear the sound shown on the LCD. Since this button is velocity-sensitive, harder taps will give a louder sound. To audition other drum sounds within the selected Bank, check that the cursor is under the drum number. If not, use the cursor buttons to move the cursor under the instrument name parameter in the lower half of the display.

Rotate the large Data wheel. Each click of the knob will call up a new drum sound, until you reach either the highest- or lowest-numbered sound within the Bank. Tap the Preview button to hear the selected sound. Use the Data knob to change Banks. The drum sound number will reset to To listen to other sounds within the Bank, repeat steps 3 and 4 and tap the Preview button as needed.

Press the Voice button. Use the cursor buttons to place the cursor under the MIDI note number on the top line. Rotate the Data knob and select the note to which you want to assign a particular drum sound. However, there is much more to the D4. Each voice is velocity-sensitive: the harder you hit a drum pad or the Preview button or the higher the velocity value of the MIDI trigger, the louder the drum sound assigned to the pad will play.

As you edit the Drum Set, changes are made to this temporary version rather than the original Drum Set. It can overwrite the original Drum Set data, or be written to a different Drum Set.

The D4 includes several default settings. Example: If you want to save a Drum Set, the D4 will default to saving it to its existing memory slot. However, if desired you can save to another location in memory. However, this range may be shifted using the Root Note feature section 4.

Shifting the root note to the highest possible value, 67, means that the highest note will end up on MIDI note The various buttons are organized as follows. Output Selects one of the two sets of stereo outputs. Drum Set Selects one of the 21 Drum Sets. Ext Trig Determines which trigger inputs will trigger which drums, and sets up trigger input response for the most reliable triggering.

Group Determines how a drum sound or group of drum sounds will respond to successive series of triggers. A cursor underline will appear under whichever parameter is ready to be edited. You can select a different parameter to be edited by pressing the appropriate cursor button see next paragraph until the selected parameter is underlined. Once a Drum Set has been edited, a period appears in the display after the Drum Set number.

Example : This Drum Set has not been edited. Note the period. Note Chase allows a MIDI note or acoustic trigger to choose a particular note and therefore its assigned drum sound to be edited. Drum Sets can be selected, named, edited, and saved stored.

Each click calls up a Drum Set between As mentioned in section 1 ,4D, a period after the Drum Set number indicates it has been edited. To save these edits, the Drum Set must be stored to memory prior to selecting another Drum Set see section 1 ,3B for more information on how edited parameters are stored in an edit buffer. To save an edited Drum Set: 1.

Press the Store Button. Use the Data wheel to select the memory location into which the edited Drum Set should be saved as shown by the cursor. This defaults to the location of the currently-selected Drum Set, but can be changed to any set from 00 to The cursor will jump to the first character of the name.

Use the Data wheel to select the desired character. After naming the Drum Set and selecting where it should be stored, press the Store button again. Note: If you change your mind and want to cancel the storage process, press any of the eight Function buttons before pressing Store a second time.

Your edits will remain intact until you select another Drum Set. To recall one of the factory Drum Sets: 1. Press and hold the Drum Set function button. While holding this button, press the Store button. Release both buttons. The cursor will be under the Drum Set to be recalled. Use the Data wheel to select the desired Drum Set.

As soon as you select a Drum Set, it will be loaded into the edit buffer and overwrite any existing edit buffer data — careful! Use the Data wheel to select the desired destination memory slot. To complete the operation, press the Store button. The display will confirm that whatever you selected has been stored.

If you change your mind and want to cancel the recall process, press any of the eight Function buttons before pressing Store a second time. Note: Remember that recalling a Drum Set overwrites the edit buffer contents. If you cancel the recall operation by pressing one of the eight Function buttons, any Drum Set you recalled will remain in the edit buffer but Drum Sets will remain unchanged. This can be useful for auditioning the various preset Drum Sets.


Alesis D4 User Manual

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Alesis D4 Users Manual

The Alesis D4 and other products you use every day were certainly offered in the manual set. Many instructions, immediately after the purchase, go into the trash along with the box, which is a mistake. Get acquainted with the information concerning the manual for Alesis D4, which will help you to avoid troubles in the future. If you do not want to read brochures every time concerning a Alesis D4 or other products, it is enough to read them once only - just after buying the device. You will then acquire basic knowledge to maintain Alesis D4 in good operating condition to make it easily reach the intended life cycle. Then you can put away the manual on a shelf and use it again only in a situation where you're not sure whether you perform maintenance of the product appropriately. Proper maintenance is a necessary part of your satisfaction from Alesis D4.

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