How to Edit the Roland TD 20 to the Addictive Drums Keymap

Written by robert ceville
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The Roland TD 20 electronic drum set can be configured so that each of the pads plays the sounds in XLN's Addictive Drums. All it takes is knowing which MIDI notes play which sounds in the virtual drum software, and how to edit the MIDI settings for each of the TD 20's pads. If you're a drummer, you can broaden your drum sounds using this powerful emulation software.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "F3" button on the front of the TD 20's interface to access its MIDI settings screen, then select "Global" to sync the kit to the software's MIDI channels. This is where you go to choose which notes and channels the pads will transfer into MIDI note information.

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    Turn the value input knob on the TD 20's front interface to scroll through the MIDI notes for transmission. You can select numbers 0 through 127 to determine which MIDI note will be set to each of the pads. 0 will be the lowest note, and 127 the highest.

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    Turn the dial to 5, 6, 26 through 35, or 37 through 44, to assign a pad to the various snare sounds in the application. You can select one number at a time.

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    Set the drum kick pad to 36 to assign it to the kick drum sound in Addictive Drums. 36 is the only number that will transmit the MIDI notes from the drum set to the software application.

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    Set the number in the drum kit to either 4, 60 through 65, or 45, to assign the ride pad to the ride sounds in Addictive Drums.

  6. 6

    Set the TD 20's hit hat pad to numbers 7 through 9, or 48 through 59, to assign it to the software drum emulator.

  7. 7

    Assign the snare pad on the TD 20 to the drum software by selecting either 46, or 77 through 82, as the MIDI note number for transmission.

  8. 8

    Assign the remaining pads of the Roland TD 20 to the Addictive Drums software by selecting 47 for Xtra and 75 for sticks, then press the "Exit" button to return to the main screen on the drum kit interface.

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