We proudly call ourselves drummers, but today’s music often requires the drummer to provide hand claps, sound effects, sample loops, and percussion sounds, and in some cases reinforce the sound of their acoustic drums by triggering sampled drum sounds. With the Yamaha DTX-MULTI12, you can add these electronic capabilities to your drum set easier than you ever thought.
Triggering loops can be done in two different ways on the DTX-MULTI12. One way is to assign a preset or user PATTERN to a pad and then start/stop the playback with alternating hits very easily.
You could also do the same thing with an imported audio loop, but that takes two additional steps. After assigning your wave loop to a pad, you must set that pad to “HOLD” mode (on the MIDI1-1 page). The next step is to set the pad to receive midi key off messages (on the MIDI1-5 page). With these settings you can start/stop the loop with each alternating strike of the pad.