Muting drum parts

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Muting drum parts

Postby Morton » 05:14, 9 March 2017

Hello everyone,

I was hoping some of the more knowledgeable posters may be able to help me. I am new to synths and the JD-xi is my first purchase. I am impressed with it and have been watching videos on youtube and reading the manual to try to gain an understanding of how it works, but I still remain incredibly underinformed, so please have patience with me.

Is there any way for us to mute a particular part of a drum pattern (e.g. only mute the kick drum)? If so would it be possible for you to explain how I might go about doing that in an easy to understand way?

I searched google regarding this but found no recent answers. I am running the most up to date version on the JD-xi.

Many thanks.
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby andypandy » 06:39, 9 March 2017

One way to individually mute parts would be to select the the the part you want to mute by pressing it on the keyboard. Once it's selected, you can then adjust the Amp/Env Knob all the way to the left and mute that sound.

Unfortunately, theres no way (that I know of) to individually mute multiple drum kit parts at once.

Hope this helps,

Andy
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby mixe » 11:07, 31 March 2017

I use the same workaround. Of course, it's not very practical when playing live. This is indeed one of the biggest limitations I found with the JD-Xi drum part and it pushed me to buy a separate drum machine to complement my JD-Xi.

Small reminder: when pressing a drum part on the keyboard to select it, do it very very lightly in order not to trigger a sound.
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby mixe » 17:36, 12 April 2017

Another workaround: use Favorites.

This video may help (it shows how to emulate a "Song Mode", which the JD-Xi actually lacks):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPnKQlB7UVo
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby sostrax » 01:27, 21 April 2017

That's odd. I do it all the time. Start the sequencer. You can even hold down the shift button and turn off the other parts. Now with only the Drums part playing. Now use the keyboard to select the drum you want to remove. For example select the Kick drum. You will see the lights on the favorites lit up for each time the drum is used. Just hold down the erase button as it runs through the full sequence (all the measures) to remove the whole kickdrum part.
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby keith809 » 03:22, 5 May 2017

one workaround that I use is pairing it with my MC505. Using a midi cable I can mute the JD-Xi drums using the MC505 controls. The only problem is that I can't get the the mc505 and the JD-Xi kits to play the similar sounds on each key. The bass on the MC505 might play a high hat on the same key. Each kit triggers different sounds on different keys,but if I turn the volume down on the drum parts on the mc505 it works well. I know that you can edit drum sounds on the JD-Xi ,but can you say change a bass to a snare or any other sound on each key.
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby baz55 » 09:23, 5 May 2017

keith809 wrote: I know that you can edit drum sounds on the JD-Xi ,but can you say change a bass to a snare or any other sound on each key.


Yes you can, you can freely assign any of the 453 drum and percussion samples to any of the 37 keys and each single key can have up to 8 samples in 4 layers assigned to it. Using an editor is highly recommended as it makes this task much easier.
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Re: Muting drum parts

Postby keith809 » 01:28, 6 May 2017

baz55 wrote:
keith809 wrote: I know that you can edit drum sounds on the JD-Xi ,but can you say change a bass to a snare or any other sound on each key.


Yes you can, you can freely assign any of the 453 drum and percussion samples to any of the 37 keys and each single key can have up to 8 samples in 4 layers assigned to it. Using an editor is highly recommended as it makes this task much easier.
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