Layering sounds is a way to fatten up your back beat, deepen the sound of your kick, or simply add spice to any of your kit pieces. The ability to layer, or stack, any sound on any pad is available with the STACK function of the DTX700, DTX900 and DTX-MULTI 12.
To layer a voice in the DTX500, you don’t need a special mode, but you must first turn on the “B” layer on the KIT2 screen. Do this by highlighting the letter “A” in the upper right corner and rotating the jog-dial. Once you have selected the desired voice for layer B you can set the volume, pan position, tuning, etc to whatever value you like. Try some of these suggestions when setting up layers on DTXdrums:
BIG BEAT - Layer 2 different snares; one for attack and one for extra “fatness”.
SUB-KICK - Layer a T8 kick under your favorite bass drum sound for extra low end.
JINGLE TOM - Layer a tamourine voice with your floor tom; great for beach music.
80’s HAIR BAND - Try layering a reverse snare under your kick, and a reverse kick under your snare. Set each reverse voice to the same alternate group and increase the reverb on the “normal” voices. Stroke!