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Top 50 Drummers V.

II Expansion Pack
a sound enhancing expansion pack for the Roland TD-12 Drum Module

Owner’s Manual

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In order to achieve modeled accuracy. New features exclusively available from V Expressions are implemented into your exciting new expansion pack! Some of these new features include: • • • • • • • COSM features previously hidden inside your module! Improved TD-20 to TD-12 conversion accuracy! Mic Position (all drums and cymbals) Beater Type (bass drum) Sizzle Type (chain cymbal) Level of Snare Buzz (toms) and many more! It is important to note that while these features are now implemented into the V Expressions LTD TD-12 conversions. it is suggested that the kits be played to the mixing console as they are modeled.II Expansion Pack! Top 50 Drummers V. Thank you once again for purchasing the Top 50 Drummers Expansion Pack from V Expressions LTD. some kits were sweetened in hi-hat placement or cymbal depth. The Top 50 Drummers V. If you wish to adjust settings to work with your public address system. This modeling technique was needed to reach maximum precision. We hope you enjoy it! iii . The expansion is fully customizable allowing the user to continue adjusting the kits. Alternatively. With these kits.II Expansion Pack is 50 of the finest simulated drum kits ever modeled for the Roland TD-12 drum module. Tom and cymbal separation can also be adjusted in the panning screen to widen the depth of your kit without harming the original model on your backup. band or recording better. Setting your group faders to 75% before loading your backup will yield the best results.matched as closely possible as the TD-12 drum module can achieve. In rare occasions. In the live playing environment.Introduction Thank you for purchasing V Expressions LTD’s Top 50 Drummers V. followed by adding the desired effects to accommodate the current environment. (as noted in the kit listing section of this manual) ambience was added to increase the presence of the kit for more playing applications such as live performance. weekend warriors and professionals alike. they cannot be adjusted without loss of the feature due to Roland’s internal interface. your module settings can be easily adjusted to add even more ambience to achieve the desired sound enhancement. triggers and calibrations to best match his or her playing style. What you will find in your new expansion are kits modeled to reflect artist original recordings . some kits may not require the ambience levels of other kits in the expansion. The expansion was designed with the group faders at 75% for optimal volumes. Some kits required the combinations of compression and ambience or lack of to achieve the original recording accurately.II Expansion Pack is a collection of kits that can be used by hobbyists. the professional gigging drummer can expand his or her library of custom kits to accommodate many variations of song lists as well as musical genres and eras. Top 50 Drummers Tips & Tricks The kits are programmed to match the original recordings as closely as possible by the TD-12 drum module.

R. modeled from Abe's deep thick sound | combo of studio/live sounds with Ashley Simpson & Paul McCartney Troy Luccketta Classic 80's Tesla sound | this kit modeled from the morestudio produced "Love will find a Way" recording Nick Mason Nick's timeless and consistent Pink Floyd sound | modeled from his live kit for more ambience and life Jojo Mayer Jojo's kit is modeled from Nerve's live Leipzig solo Nico McBrain classic Iron Maiden McBrain | modeled from "The Trooper" Keith Moon modeled from 1970's Live at Leeds recording of "Amazing Journey/Young Man's Blues" Joe Morello an incredible jazz kit from Joe's years with Dave Brubeck Rod Morgenstein Rod's signature raw in-your-face classic sound | modeled from the incredible Platypus "Platt Opus" Jose Pasillas Incubus | Jose's kit is modeled from the more acoustic sound of "Wish You Were Here" Neil Peart Neil's latest DW sound | modeled from "Limbo" Simon Phillips incredible drum sound from "Manganese" on Drum Nation Volume One Mike Portnoy Train of Thought | this kit turned out incredible! Roland's samples allowed this kit to reach extremely accurate John J. Robinson J.. is known for his immense career in the studio | this kit modeled from some of his biggest chart hits Joel Rosenblatt this is Joel's latest sound from the new Spyra Gyra album | modeled from "Funky Tina" Phil Rudd Classic "Back in Black" AC/DC sound Chad Sexton the famous 311 Transistor drum sound with a hint of reggae Ed Shaughnessy very cool open big band kit from Ed's years with Doc Severinsen Todd Sucherman Todd's latest Masterworks sound with Styx. "Carry On" Jon Fishman Phish's great clean drum sound.. a kit that covers many sounds of the 90's Dave Grohl Dave's well known sound from Nirvana's debut album Kenny Jones modeled from Kenny's Live Aid appearance in 1985 Joey Jordison Slipknot | Joey's latest drum sound from "Before I Forget" Manu Katche the song Manu is most famously known for. Derek Sherinian and his solo releases Phil Ehart Kansas | Phil's kit is modeled from one of Kansas' most well known songs. Sean's "Man in the Box" kit Gene Krupa Gene's classic Ludwigs modeled from 1960's original recordings Abe Laboriel Jr. great for a lot of 70's funk Tre Cool Tre Cool's updated and more produced in-your-face sound from "American Idiot" Abe Cunningham hard Deftones driving drums | modeled from Abe's more heavier sounds Jack DeJohnette classic John Scofield sound | kit modeled from "So Sue Me" Virgil Donati a mixture of Virgil's sound throughout his career with Planet X.R. a nice round studio kit Matt Cameron Classic 90's Soundgarden sound Danny Carey Tool | Danny's kit modeled from the song "Sober" Jimmy Chamberlin a nice blend of Jimmy's sounds from the Siamese Dream album Billy Cobham nice little 70's "Red Baron" kit | Billy's dry signature sound. includes his incredible Ayotte snare sound Ed Thigpen classic brush kit modeled from scratch from a compilation of Ed's best known recordings Tony Thompson Tony's signature sound from the 80's Power Station | modeled from "Get it On" (updated from Giggin Kits) Billy Ward modeled from Billy's awesome DVD Dave Weckl Dave's latest kit | modeled from the Drummer's Collective '02 recording of "Chicken" Brad Wilk Brad's wetter sound from Audioslave's "Be Yourself" iv . a really live and open studio sound Brian “Brain” Mantia Brain's kit is a mixed version of his sounds through the years from Praxis to Primus.. makes a great all around studio kit Josh Freese Perfect Circle's very cool drum sound | modeled from "Judith" David Garibaldi Tower of Power | awesome modern jazz kit with songo bells as heard in "Oakland" Chad Gracey Live | one of the 90's most covered drummers. kit modeled from Peter Gabriel's "InYourEyes" Will Kennedy Will's timeless drum sound from his career with the Yellowjackets | modeled from "Capetown" live Sean Kinney Alice in Chains | by popular request..Top 50 Drummers V.II Expansion Pack Kit Listing Kits are modeled to sound like the following: Morgan Agren Mats & Morgan | modeled from Morgan's inspiring version of Chicken Tommy Aldridge Whitesnake | classic 80's big rock sound with all the wet reverb you can stand Carmen Appice Vanilla Fudge | Carmine's clean modern sound modeled from Fudge's Good Livin’ 2004 Kenny Aronoff Kenny's signature open studio sound with reversed mounted toms Carter Beauford Dave Matthews Band | Carter's latest sound modeled from Gray Street on Busted Stuff Curt Bisquera this is Curt's signature Mick Jagger sound.

Step 5: Start the recording process of the external sequencer.com/ Roland’s PC SMF Player or MAC Q-Midi Application: http://www.[F5 (BULK)]. To cancel. Step 6: Press [F5 (EXECUTE)] to begin sending the data.midiox. Make sure you have made a backup. please refer to your TD-12 owner’s manual or email V Expressions LTD from our website at www.asp?CatID=5&SubCatID=31&ProdID=TD12&PageMode=4 v . The “SETUP” screen appears. The “MIDI BULK DUMP” screen appears. Please take a moment to read all of our procedures below before attempting them.rolandus. We suggest Midi-Ox. We highly recommend backing up your current TD-12 memory to save any personal previous changes before loading any expansion packs from V Expressions LTD. press [F5 (STOP)]. Note: We suggest… Midi-Ox: http://www. (http://www. Section I: Saving Data to an external MIDI Device (Bulk Dump) Step 1: Connect the TD-12’s MIDI OUT via MIDI cable to the MIDI IN connector of the external sequencer or computer. Step 2: Press [SETUP]. The factory reset information will not be disturbed.vexpressionsltd. The factory reset information is not disturbed and the original version of the TD-12 can be reset at any time to return to your default purchased starting point.V Expressions Limited: TD-12 Expansion Pack Instructions READ ALL OF THE FOLLWING BEFORE CONTINUING! All user kits in your TD-12 (flash memory) will be erased during a load of any backup file. If you have questions before attempting any of the procedures below. Step 4: Use [+/-] or [VALUE] to select “ALL” content to be sent.com.com/products/details.midiox. Step 2: Press “PLAY” on the external sequencer to load the data to the TD-12. Step 1: Connect the TD-12’s MIDI IN via MIDI cable to the MIDI OUT connector of the external sequencer or computer. Step 3: Press [F1 (MIDI)] .com/) Section II: Loading Data from an external MIDI Device (Bulk Load) Note: All the TD-12’s current user data is overwritten. Note: Be sure to use an external MIDI sequencer that is capable of recording System Exclusive messages.

net All programmed sounds are Trademarked © 2001-2005 V-Expressions LTD. Programmer Contact Information: Expansion Pack Top 50 Drummers V.com.vexpressionsltd.II Programmer Alan Miller Contact email: alanandlane@bellsouth.V Expressions LTD Contact Information If you have questions before attempting any of the above procedures. distributing and all unauthorized use of these sounds is strictly prohibited. vi . Copying. please refer to your TD-12 owner’s manual or email V Expressions LTD from our website at www.