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How do you edit UserKits in the trapKAT?
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The main difference in editing when you are in UserKits is that  every change you make to a KIT is permanently saved in that UserKIT (KIT changes are temporary in FactoryKits).   All changes made to GLOBAL settings (Chapter 7 p.25) are permanently saved (as they are in FactoryKits, as well.) Now that we are in UserKITs, let’s try some of the other KIT/PAD EDIT functions to make changes to your UserKITs.  An illustration of the layout of the KIT/PAD Functions is on p.36 or HERE - [link to template PDF] in the Appendix of the trapKAT manual.  A blank Template for documenting your kits is on p.40 in the Appendix of the trapKAT manual or HERE - [link to blank template PDF]. CHANGING THE SOUND: There are three main settings that affect the sound each pad makes. They are the Channel and Note the pad is assigned to and which Program your KIT selects on your sound source.   The Channel will affect what group of sounds the individual Note numbers will select from.  On a drum machine, the Channel selects whether or not you get the drum sounds the drum machine has.  On a “multi-timbral” sound module, Channel 10 is generally assigned to drum and percussion sounds.  The other channels are used to select keyboard and orchestral sounds controlled by the “Program” you select. The Programs select which sub-group of sounds your individual Note #s will select.  On a drum machine, Programs select different groups of drum sounds.  For example, on most drum machines  Note #38 selects a snare drum and Note#36 selects a bass drum - the Program changes which snare and bass drum sample you hear for Notes 38 and 36. On a multi-timbral sound module Programs will call up entirely different sounds like strings or horns or percussion. See p.15-16 in the trapKAT manual. Changing the Note: The Note is the one KIT setting that is not changed using the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch.  Notes are changed so often that it is given its own footswitch input. There are two ways to edit your Note settings: 1. Manually selecting the Note, 2. Autotraining through your MIDI In. Manually selecting the Note or sound per pad was described at the beginning of this Chapter.  Simply hold down the NOTE EDIT footswitch and repeatedly strike the pad you want to change until you hear (or see) the sound you want for that pad. One additional thing to show is how to decrement the Note # if you increment too far and want to go back a couple.  You can decrement the value by doing a “quick click” on the footswitch.  To do this while editing, release the NOTE EDIT footswitch. then quickly redepress the NOTE EDIT footswitch (with no pad hit in between) and then hit Pad1.  This will reverse the process of Note selection. This “quick click” method for reverse works for all of the other editing functions as well.  Notice that the beeper sound changes when you go in reverse. If your drum machine or sound source has buttons to play all of its sounds (and your sound source sends Out MIDI information), MIDI In Auto Load is a convenient way to select Note #s.  To try this: 1.   Connect another MIDI cable from the MIDI Out of your sound source to the MIDI In of your trapKAT.   2.  Then while the NOTE EDIT footswitch is depressed, hit the pad you want to change. 3.  Push the sound button on your sound source.  The Note # corresponding to the sound you just played on your sound source should now appear on your display.  If the trapKAT display does not change, check your connections and make sure you keep your foot on the NOTE EDIT footswitch. See p.16 in the trapKAT manual. Changing the Channel: For most applications, you will find that Channel 10 is the right place to be for drums and percussion. With the KIT/PAD Edit footswitch depressed, hit Pad1.  The display will say: <<>> With the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch still depressed, hit Pad1 again. The Channel advances to 11.  Hit Pad1 again and it advances to 12, etc.  Pretty simple! Feel free to try selecting different Channels to see what effect it has on the sound source you are using.  As we said earlier, many drum machines only work on Channel 10.  Some GENERAL MIDI sound modules will make a different sound on each Channel, with drums and percussion on Channel 10.  One difference to this is many of the Yamaha drum machines (like the older RY-30) need to receive on Channel 1. If you want to have your pads on different Channels you can change the Pad Channel by hitting rimPad11.  The display will ask which Pad you want to change the value for.  Then you proceed as normal to change the Channel for that pad. If you have pads on different Channels and call up the KIT Channel function (Pad1) the setting will say “VARIOUS”.  Now, simply hit Pad 1 (while KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch depressed) again and all pads will be back onto the same Channel. See p.16 in the trapKAT manual. Changing the Program: Selecting different Programs may give you access to different samples or banks of drum or percussion sounds. To select a different Program, first verify that you are sending Program Changes on the same Channel that your sound source is expecting to see them on.  Typically, for drums or percussion that is Channel 10. With the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch depressed, hit Pad7.  The screen will say: <<>> To change the Program Channel just keep hitting Pad 7. Now, to select different Programs on your sound source, hit Pad8 with the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch depressed. <<>> To change this setting, simply continue hitting Pad7 (while the KIT/PAD EDIT footswitch is still depressed.)  Don’t forget that “quick-clicking” your footswitch and then hitting a pad, while editing, allows you to decrement values! See p.16-17 in the trapKAT manual.
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