Alesis D4/D5 Drum Modules Service Manual ii. 02/19/ PREFACE. This document is intended to assist the service technician in the operation. ALESIS D4 Reference Manual CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION 51 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the Alesis D4 Drum Sound. 00 10/17/95 Alesis D4/D5 Drum Modules Service Manual i 02/19/03 PREFACE This document is intended to assist the service technician in the operation.

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I not only use it with my Synthesizer and sequencer rig but use its 12 triggers on my Acoustic Drum Kit. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the controller range.

The default is Program Changes call up Drum Sets ; so do Program Changes,04, and 1 05 to 1 Using the bar graph meter, adjust the level according to the severety of the false triggering. Pressing the MIDI button again calls the second page, pressing it again calls the third page, and so on. Each click calls up a Drum Set between When hits are spaced 2 or more seconds apart, the first signal has plenty of time to decay completely, making it easy to determine the second signal as an actual hit.

Remember that recalling a Drum Set overwrites the edit buffer contents.


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The first Ext Trig page shows three parameters. Use the Value Dial to select which test to run each test is described below. It is primarily used to allow different sequencers and drum machines to auto-locate to each other so that if you start one sequencer, the other device will automatically jump to the same place in the song, whereupon both continue on together.

The combination of the product and rack should be moved carefully.

Use a mid to high sensitivity setting if the trigger has an adjustment. Once the has obtained a value for all 8 bits, it stores the final result in memory for further processing, and continues with the next trigger input. Also info on buil Drum Cage: Stereo mxnual Individual Outputs: Pan the kick full left and the snare full right.

If the root note is changed from 36 to 35, then all notes will be triggered by a note one value lower than the existing assignment — e. If notes are constantly triggering, use a high gain. This update filters out audio aesis that occurs when the data wheel is in certain positions.

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Use the Data wheel to select a status of On the D4 responds to controller messages or Off the D4 ignores controller messages. You cannot select a Drum Set number lower than 00 or higher than Decide which two voices should be individual voices, such as kick and snare; assign these to the Aux outputs, and alesiss other drums panned as desired to the Main outputs.


A cursor underline will appear under whichever parameter is ready to be edited. Using the meter, adjust the level to select a “hotter” than usual GAIN setting. A velocity of is equivalent to a note-off message. Or, process the two groups individually.

It must be correctly set for the remaining parameters to work properly, and to assure reliable triggering with the D4. The Effects in the mmanual are a part of its sample Rom. Note that the data buss serves a dual purpose.

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The external trigger function contains six pages of parameters. Note that loading sys ex data overwrites the resident memory. The basic idea is to make hardware functions appear to the as unused memory locations.

This is evident when shortly after the initial strike to a pad, a second trigger from the same pad is generated, or it “double triggers”. This data can be understood by MIDI-compatible computers and computer-based musical instruments.

Press the Voice button. A general guide to MIDI with an emphasis on applications.