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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7

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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6308
Are there any available?
Thanks!
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6309
what do you mean ???



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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6310
On my Korg and on my Yamaha there are multipads that synch with the style, like Christmas Bells or Chimes. EA7 has the pads, but no content to speak of.
I know you can create your own; I was just looking for some already made.
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6311
I asked about the multipads' MIDI integration a while back. If there were some way to import content via MIDI, or even load a MIDI song, and then copy and paste parts of it to a multipad, this would be very doable. Shame on Roland for not developing this feature further! Version 2 was released two yrs ago; the last board that got a version 3 was the G-70. Not holding my breath :-(
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6315
I'd look more towards audio loops than MIDI when it comes to the EA7 multipads. There's probably a wealth of sleigh-bell loops out there...

I agree that it is unconscionable that Roland finally added multipads, then left MIDI input to them utterly crippled. If there was the kind of factory content that Korg and Yamaha provide, it wouldn't be so bad. But the minuscule factory content makes rolling your own pretty much mandatory. And basically impossible without a DAW and a ton of patience.

However, importing audio loops to the multipad feature is far better supported, and that's the way I would probably go, if I had an EA7...
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6318
I will look into the audio loops. Thanks!
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6319
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6320
Thanks Diki, I will check 'em out. Left my kb at work, so I can't get it for a couple of days.
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6322
Now might be a good time to dig into the manual, and perhaps sort out a DAW or other program for accurately trimming the loops. I am not sure about the EA7, but I know that my BK-9 does not handle tempos that are fractions of integers. So you will need, possibly, to trim your loops up to integer values of bpm.

I would also make a point of looking for loops that are within just a few BPM of your desired tempo. Roland’s time stretching algorithm is not as high a quality as computers can do (it is real time, after all!) So for the highest quality, you might consider using a computer program to time stretch them closer to your desired value before you export to the arranger.

After you have gone through all of this, please come back here and give everybody your impressions of how successful the feature is, and whether the loops worked well with your styles. We have had virtually no feedback from users about this feature yet.

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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6325

Diki wrote: Now might be a good time to dig into the manual, and perhaps sort out a DAW or other program for accurately trimming the loops. I am not sure about the EA7, but I know that my BK-9 does not handle tempos that are fractions of integers. So you will need, possibly, to trim your loops up to integer values of bpm.

I would also make a point of looking for loops that are within just a few BPM of your desired tempo. Roland’s time stretching algorithm is not as high a quality as computers can do (it is real time, after all!) So for the highest quality, you might consider using a computer program to time stretch them closer to your desired value before you export to the arranger.

After you have gone through all of this, please come back here and give everybody your impressions of how successful the feature is, and whether the loops worked well with your styles. We have had virtually no feedback from users about this feature yet.

Inquiring minds want to know!

To be honest, I'm probably not going to bother with all this. I'll just use the few Christmas styles available, and standard style for the other songs that don't fit.
I do appreciate the help, and will most likely investigate this at a later date, but right now I'm too busy working (playing) to take the time.
Thanksgiving/Christmas has sneaked up on me. Ain't it funny how time slips away. :)
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6326
Just use the E-A7 to record pads.. No need to use the PC..
Keep it simple..
When I first bought a E-A7, I too made it more complicated than it is..
Sampling... you can make samples or multi sample very easily..

Pads are even easier.. And there is no need for midi input to do so.
We only need 1-4 measures to record great pads..(2 is usually adequate).

Very easy,,go to settings in pad section. Select phrase, push record button and set up
measure count in (I use wait) How long the phrase will be (measures). Sync and loop on'
Select the tone you want. set the tempo for your comfort.
"Play". Name your phrase and save int/ext.
You can also play an audio loop into the audio imput.. and save as above.
You can also sample a sound, save as a user tone and use the user tone as a pad..
You can also make simple drum patterns (1 or 2 measures)..remember you have 6 pads
to combine or change the feel.

E-A7 owners... just try it.. Average time to record a pad from scratch.. less than 2 minutes..

Don Mason, you can record all your favorite turnarounds and runs and save them as pads.

Keep in mind we have 6 pads that can be used together.. Keep it simple..
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Need Christmas Multipads for EA7 #6327
Thanks Fran. I will try it when I get a chance. Right now my pads are assigned to drum rolls, applause and a SCREAM.
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