Sampling on a DTXTreme IIS (DTXT2SU)

The DTXtreme IIS can load new samples into memory from a SmartMedia card. The samples can be created by sampling directly into the DTXtreme IIS via the ‘AUX IN’ connection, or the can be imported existing samples. The samples need to be in .aif format. If a desired sample is in .wav format, it can be converted from .wav to .aif using a sample conversion program such as the Yamaha Tiny Wave Editor (TWE).
To download Yamaha Tiny Wave Editor, go to, click ‘Download’, then click ‘A3000’.
Existing samples can be saved onto a Smart Media card from a computer by using a device such as a 'SmartMedia Card Reader', which is inexpensive and can be found in most computer stores. Loaded samples do not remain in the DTXtreme IIS internal memory after the unit has been turned off, however they can be loaded back in manually from the card, or automatically loaded in at power up, by using the ‘Auto Load’ feature.

Recording a Sample:

When creating samples from scratch, the sound source (CD player, microphone, etc.) must be plugged into the ¼” ‘AUX IN’ jack.
1) Press the [UTILITY] button.
2) Use the [^] and [v] Page buttons to select the ‘UT 20’ page.
3) Set the ‘TrigLevel’ to ‘manual’ for starting the recording manually, or to a percentage for triggering the recording to start at a certain input level.
4) Select the desired audio input under ‘Source’ (‘Left’, ‘Right’, or ‘L/R Mix’).
NOTE: The DTXtreme IIS only samples in mono, so select ‘L/R mix’ when recording from a stereo source, like a CD player.
5) Use the [^] and [v] Page buttons to select the ‘UT19’ page which is the sample editing screen.
6) Press the Record button:
a) For automatic recording, play the sound source and press the red Record button; the sample recording will start when the trigger input
level exceeds the level specified in step 3.
b) For manual recording, play the sound source and press the red Record button. Adjust the input level with the (AUX IN VOL) Dial on the front of the unit until the bar indicator in the screen goes almost to the end of the scale (the vertical line at the right side of the screen). Stop the sound source once the level is set. Play the sound source, then press the [START/STOP] button (gray button with white arrow and box) to begin recording the sample at the desired spot.
7) Press the [START/STOP] button again to stop recording.
NOTE: The recording will stop automatically if the sample memory is full.
8) The sample can be listened to by pressing the [AUDITION] button (black button with a white speaker symbol), [START/STOP] button, or hitting a pad.
NOTE: Pressing the [AUDITION] button allows the sample edit parameters to be viewed and edited while the sample is playing.)
9) To stop the sample playback, press the [START/STOP] button.
10) Various parameters of the sample can be edited at this point. (See page 84 of the Owner’s Manual.):
a) For instance, if there is dead space at the beginning of the sample, the ‘Start’ point can be changed with (Knob 3) (third knob from the left) in
the ‘UT19’ WAVE edit screen. (Adjust this so the sample plays as soon as the button is pressed.)
b) (Knob 5) can similarly be used to shorten the ‘End’ point of the sample.
c) (Knob 4) can be used to set the ‘Loop Start’ point of the sample if it is to be looped.
d) For easier editing, (Knob 2) can be used to set a higher resolution for the edit points.

Saving the sample:
1) Format a SmartMedia Card on the DTXtreme IIS from the ‘UT 28’ screen in Utility mode. When selected, the screen will display, ‘Format Smart Media’.
2) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice. Once the card has been formatted, the screen will indicate that it has finished.
NOTE: Any size card may be used, but the DTXtreme IIS will only format the card to 8MB.
3) Create a waveform ‘Volume’ (folder) on the SmartMedia Card:
a) Page to the ‘UT27’ screen.
b) Name the Volume under ‘VolumeName’.
c) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice.
4) Use the [^] and [v] Page buttons to select the ‘UT23’ screen
5) Select ‘wave’ under ‘Save’.
6) Name the waveform sample (wave) under ‘FileName’:
a) Start with a 2-digit number (used as the Voice number).
b) Next, select a letter to represent which of the Volume Sliders will control the level of the sample once it is assigned to a pad (‘S’ for SNARE, ‘K’
for KICK, ‘T’ for TOM, ‘H’ for HI-HAT, ‘C’ for CYMBAL, ‘M’ for MISC).
c) Next, enter the desired name, using up to 8 characters.
NOTE: The file name must end with a 3-character .AIF extension.
7) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice to save the sample to the Volume on the Smart Media Card. The sample can now be loaded from the card anytime it is to be used in a Kit. Several samples can be saved to the same Volume and later loaded together.

Loading Samples:

Manual Loading –
1) From Utility mode, use the [^] and [v] Page buttons to select the ‘UT22’ screen.
2) Select ‘VOLUME’ under ‘Load’.
3) Select the desired Volume under ‘FileName’.
4) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice to load the Volume of samples into the DTXtreme IIS memory.
5) Set up the samples in a Kit:
a) Press the [VOICE] button.
b) Strike a desired pad.
c) Select ‘Wave’ under ‘Type’.
d) Turn (Knob 3) to select the sample to be assigned to the pad.
e) Repeat steps b-d for other pads and samples.
6) Store the new Kit:
a) Press the [STORE] button.
b) Turn (Knob 4) to select a User Kit location to store the Kit to.
c) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice.
7) Press the [UTILITY] button.
8) Use the [^] and [v] Page buttons to select the ‘UT23’ screen
9) Select ‘one kit’ under ‘Save’.
10) Name the kit under ‘FileName’:
11) Press the [ENTER/YES] button twice to save the kit to the SmartMedia Card. The kit and corresponding samples can now be loaded anytime, by
paging to the ‘UT22’ screen in Utility mode, selecting ‘one kit’ under ‘Load’, and pressing the [ENTER/YES] button twice.

Automatic Loading-
1) When a Smart Media Card is formatted on a DTXtreme IIS (see steps above), a folder called ‘Autoload’ is created on the card. Using a SmartMedia Card Reader (available in most computer stores for about $10) with a computer, drag desired samples (from card, CD ROM, Internet, etc.) into the ‘Autoload’ folder on the Smart Media Card.
2) Remove the card from the reader and insert it into the DTXtreme IIS card slot.
3) Turn ON the DTXtreme IIS and the samples will automatically load.
Reference: DTXT2SU Owner's Manual, p. 82-88