Roland RMP-5 Owner's Manual

36 pages manual for Roland RMP-5 Drums, Musical Instrument

Roland RMP-5 Drums, Musical Instrument Manual

Manufacturer: Roland

Category of Device: Drums, Musical Instrument

Document: Roland RMP-5 Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 36

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 1 Page 1 Owner’s Manual   201a   Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and  “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p. 2; p. 4). These sections provide important information  concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you  have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual  should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a  convenient reference.   Main Features   • 54 high quality so...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 2 Page 2   2   USING THE UNIT SAFELY   001   • Before using this unit, make sure to read the instruc-tions below, and the Owner’s Manual. ........................................................................................................................   002c   • Do not open (or modify in any way) the unit or its AC adaptor. ........................................................................................................................   003   • Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts within it (exce...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 3 Page 3   3   015   • Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share an outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be especially careful when using extension cords—the total power used by all devices you have connected to the extension cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rating (watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up and eventually melt through. .....................................................................................................

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 4 Page 4   4   IMPORTANT NOTES   291a   In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on pages 2–3, please read and observe the following:   Power Supply: Use of Batteries   301   • Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is being  used by an electrical appliance that is controlled by an inverter (such as a refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical appliance is used, power supply noise m...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 5 Page 5   5   Contents   USING THE UNIT SAFELY......................................................................2 IMPORTANT NOTES ...............................................................................4 Contents ..................................................................................................5 Panel Descriptions..................................................................................6 Getting Ready..........................................................................................7   Loading the Ba...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 6 Page 6   6   Panel Descriptions   fig.Panel   1.   Mini speaker   Only the metronome sound is played from here (not the sounds from the pad).   2.   [METRONOME] button   Use this to select pad sounds and for metronome settings. When the button is held down, the tap icon ( ) blinks in the  display, you can tap the pad to set the metronome tempo (p. 12).   3.   [START/STOP] button   Starts and stops the metronome.   4.   VOLUME knob   Adjusts the sound level from the OUTPUT jack.   *...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 7 Page 7   7   Getting Ready   fig.BattCase.e_50   1.   Press down and slide off the lid of the battery  compartment (located on the bottom of the unit).   2.   Connect the snap cord to the battery, and place it inside  the battery compartment.   * Verify the battery’s polarity (+ versus -).   3.   Securely close the battery cover.   * Do not let the snap cord get caught in the battery compartment lid.   When to Change the Battery   The Battery LOW indicator ( ) at the lower right of the  display ...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 8 Page 8   8   Getting Ready   1.   First, open the tripod so the legs are spaced at least 50 cm  (20") apart.   2.   Attach the wing screw and washer in the order shown  in the figure.   3.   Attach the pad.   Turn the pad until the screw is just about all the way in; then stop, and tighten the wing screw from underneath the stand.   * Do not forcefully try to turn the pad after the screw is already all the way in. Doing so may damage the stand’s screw.   4.   Adjust the angle of the pad. ...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 9 Page 9   9   Getting Ready   941   * Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to your audio devices in the order specified. Turning on devices in the wrong order may cause malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices.   1.   Turn the VOLUME knob to the minimum level (completely to the left).   2.   Turn on the POWER switch.   942   * This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will operate normally.   3.   ...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 10 Page 10   10   Practice   Changing these settings allows you to play a variety of different sounds.   1.   Press the [METRONOME] button a number of times to select “ ” (PAD SOUND).   fig.pad-sound   2.   Press the [+] or [-] button to select the sound.   *1  Sounds suitable for use when a rim-shot-capable pad is connected and used in combination with the RMP-5 (p. 22). *2 The “open” sound is easily produced by striking the pad with a stick and the “mute” sound is easily produced by striking with the ...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 11 Page 11   11   Practice   The metronome alternately starts and stops each time you press the [START/STOP] button. You can change the metronome tempo, beat, rhythm type, sound, and volume.   1.   Press the [METRONOME] button a few times to select the desired parameter.   The numbers shown at the left of the display indicate the parameters that are changed.   2.   Press the [+] or [-] button to set the values for each parameter.   3.   Press the [START/STOP] button to turn the metronome on and off.   Using the Metronome   C...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 12 Page 12   12   Practice   You can set the metronome tempo by playing the on-board pad or any pad connected to the EXT TRIG IN jack.   1.   Briefly hold down the [METRONOME] button.   The TAP icon appears in the display.   fig.tap.e   2.   Strike the pad several times at the tempo of your choice.   The metronome’s tempo is set according to quarter note timing.   3.   If you press the [START/STOP] button, the metronome starts.   4.   When you decide that the tempo is correct, press the [METRONOME] button to...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 13 Page 13   13   Practice   The RMP-5’s Rhythm Coach function is a unique set of exercises specifically designed to help build speed, accuracy, stamina, and better timing skills. The Rhythm Coach modes have programmable parameters, allowing you to adapt the functions to your specific needs. Press the [COACH] button to switch to Rhythm Coach mode. In this mode, after you press the [START/STOP] button to start the Rhythm Coach, your timing accuracy will always be indicated in the top of the display.   fig.TimeCheck.e   1.   Press the [COA...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 14 Page 14   14   Practice   When you press the [COACH] button and switch to Rhythm Coach Mode, the Time Check result appears in the display. The Time Check mode setting made here is used with all other modes.   1.   Press the [COACH] button a few times to select “ .”   2.   Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation.   3.   Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise.   4.   When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again.   * Regardless of how the metronome sound is played, the rhythm is c...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 15 Page 15   15   Practice   In this mode, the metronome sound alternately switches between high and low volume levels according to the selected variation (the sound is practically inaudible when the volume drops). This cycle repeats until you press the [START/STOP] button to stop the exercise.   1.   Press the [COACH] button a few times to select “ .”   2.   Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation.   3.   Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise.   4.   When finished, press the [START/STOP] b...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 16 Page 16   16   Practice   RHYTHMIC NOTES is based on a traditional warm up exercise and also helps in learning rhythmic note values. After a two-measure count-in, the metronome plays through a series of note intervals or beat divisions. Each one is played for 2 measures before moving on to the next interval level. The exercise starts with half notes, stepping up through intervals to 16th note, 16th-note triplets or septuplets, and then back down to half notes again.   1.   Press the [COACH] button a few times to select “ .”   2...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 17 Page 17   17   Practice   Triplet Time Check   Selecting “E-3” or “H-3” in TIME CHECK allows you to check triplet timing. In this case, the timing of all of the triplet notes is checked. You can use the following method to check only the timing of  .   1.   Set the metronome as shown below.   RHYTHM:  , BEAT: 0   2.   Select “E-4” or “H-4” in Time Check.   3.   Begin practicing.   By hearing the metronome sound as the downbeat, you can check the timing of  .   fig.Score-Acc   Sixte...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 18 Page 18   18   Practice   This timer can be set from 1 to 60 minutes, letting you practice for the period of time you determine.   * You can use the Metronome and Rhythm Coach functions even while the timer is running.   1.   Briefly hold down the [COACH] button.   The TIMER icon appears in the display.   fig.timer.j   2.   Use the [+] or [-] button to select one of the timer options.   : 1 minute– : 10 minutes : 15 minutes : 30 minutes  : 60 minutes    3.   Press the [START/STOP] button to start the time...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 19 Page 19   19   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   Using an optional PCS-31L cable you can connect cymbal and kick pads to the EXT TRIG IN jack.Here’s an example using the CY-8 and KD-8 pads.   fig.setup   1.   Connect the left (black) plug of the cable to the cymbal pad’s output jack.   When you strike the pad, “EXT1” lights up.   * Press the [METRONOME] button a number of times to select “ ” (PAD SOUND), and use the [+] or  [-] buttons to select the sound.   Precautions When Mounting the CY-8 on PDS-2   *...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 20 Page 20   20   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   You can connect other Roland V-Drums Series pads as well.Depending on the trigger parameters, you can use two pads, or a single rim-capable pad.Because each pad has its own individual characteristics, you must first set the “trigger types” that correspond to the pad you are using in order for it to function correctly.   fig.pad2.e   1.   Connect compatible pads to  the External Trigger In jack.   2.   While simultaneously  holding down the  [METRONOME] and  [C...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 21 Page 21   21   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   5.   If necessary, press the [+] or [-] button to make fine adjustments to the trigger type  parameters.   Press the [METRONOME] or [COACH] button to select the parameter, then press the [+] or [-] button to set the value.   6.   Press the [START/STOP] button to return to the normal screen.   7.   Set the pad sound.   While referring to    “Changing the Sounds Assigned to the Pad”    (p. 10), set the sound for the  pad. What is the trig...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 22 Page 22   22   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   fig.pad1.e   1.   Connect the compatible pad  to the External Trigger In jack  using ONLY a stereo cable.   2.   While simultaneously holding  down the [METRONOME] and  [COACH] buttons, turn on the  power.   The RMP-5 is now in the parameter setting mode.   3.   Press the [+] or [-] button to  switch the Input Mode to  .   4.   Press the [COACH] button.   Once   appears in the display, you can select the Trigger Ty...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 23 Page 23   23   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   While simultaneously holding down the [METRONOME] and [COACH] buttons, turn on the power.Afterwards, press the [COACH] button to select the parameter, then press the [+] or [-] button to set the value.* Press the [METRONOME] button to have selections come up in the reverse order.   Sensitivity   This adjustment determines the pad’s response. Higher values means higher sensitivity, and the pad will produce a loud sound even when played softly.   * When you strike the pad, your playing ve...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 24 Page 24   24   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads    (Spline)   Variation in playing dynamics produces extreme changes.   fig.05-14_80   ,   (Loud 1, Loud 2)   Variation in playing dynamics produces little change, and a constant volume is maintained. If using drum triggers, these settings help maintain stable levels.   fig.05-15_80   Scan Time   Since the rise time of the trigger signal waveform may differ slightly depending on the characteristics of each pad or acoustic drum trigger (drum picku...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 25 Page 25   25   Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads   Mask Time   Example when using a kick trigger pad; if the beater bounces back and hits the pad a second time immediately after the intended stroke or if you leave the bass drum beater against the pad—it can cause “double triggering” (two sounds instead of the intended one). The Mask Time setting helps to prevent such problems. Once a pad has been hit, additional trigger signals occurring within the specified Mask Time (0–64 msec) will be ignored.If set to a high value, t...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 26 Page 26   26   Appendices   When practicing with Stroke Balance, if you think that the needle swings too much or too little, then adjust the head sensitivity.   1.   While simultaneously holding down the [METRONOME] and [COACH] buttons, turn on the  power.   2.   Press the [COACH] button twice.   The display shows “ .”   3.   Press the [+] or [-] button to adjust the sensitivity. (initial setting: 6)   Setting this to a higher value makes the sensitivity higher.   4.   When finished, press the [START/ST...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 27 Page 27   27   Appendices   If the head has been damaged or no longer maintains correct tension, replace it. To order replacement heads (#03891812 RMP-3 PAD HEAD(MESH HEAD) <CM-2208-RN>), contact the retailer from whom you purchased the RMP-5 or the nearest Roland Service Center.   Replacing the Head   When replacing or tuning, use the included tuning key.   fig.HeadChange   1.   Remove all tuning bolts.   Gradually loosen each one in order, turning them counterclockwise.   * Do not lose the tuning bolts.  ...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 28 Page 28   28   Appendices   RMP-5: Rhythm Coach   ●   Pad Size   8 inches   ●   Pad Sounds   54 types   ●   Tempo   20–300   ●   Click Sounds   15 types   ●   Rhythm Types   24 types   ●   Patterns   22 types   ●   Beat   24 types   ●   Rhythm Coach functions   TIME CHECK (8 variations) ACCURACY SCORE (4 variations) QUIET COUNT (6 variations) AUTO UP/DOWN (6 variations) RHYTHMIC NOTES (3 variations) STROKE BALANCE (2 variations) &...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 29 Page 29   29   Sample Practice Patterns   Following, you will find a variety of basic practice patterns to use with the Rhythm Coach. Suggested tempos and settings for the RMP-5 will not only guide you, but challenge you to improve all aspects of your playing skills. We also recommend that you make your own variations by writing in ACCENTS, or changing the sticking patterns. If you are working with a drum teacher, he or she can also help you get more out of the RMP-5’s Rhythm Coach functions. RMP-5_e.book 29 ページ 200...

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Roland RMP-5 Manual Page 30 Page 30   30   Sample Practice Patterns   Make the following settings. PAD SOUND: Sn1 (Snare 1 Vintage) TEMPO: 120 CLICK SOUND: C01 RHYTHM: BEAT: 4 CLICK VOLUME: 10 TIME CHECK: E-4   * Practice until [GOOD] lights up in the display consistently.Change the tempo for further challenges.   Make the following settings. TIME CHECK: E16   * Practice until [GOOD] lights up in the display consistently.Change the tempo for further challenges.   Make the following settings. TIME CHECK: E-3   * Practice until [GOOD] lights up in the display consistentl...

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