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#2318502 - Today at 08:39 AM Using the drum tracks on KAWAI MP6 piano
Dr Jazz Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 2
Loc: London
These are part of the metronome function and some of them are very good to play along to. But there are 100 rhythms arranged in a somewhat random order, and the only way I've found to access a certain rhythm is to press the 'value' button and scroll through until you reach the one you want.

This is extremely impractical, especially on a gig, when you want to be able to go straight to the desired rhythm between numbers, without scrolling through (and hearing) 50 others!

I was told when I purchased the kbd that you could store individual drum rhythms using the 'SET-UP' function, but I haven't been able to do this. To use this function you need to press the STORE button, but this is disabled when the drum rhythm is playing... Has anyone found a way round this problem? If there isn't a fix that's extremely bad design on the part of Kawai!

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#2318509 - 30 minutes 27 seconds ago Re: Using the drum tracks on KAWAI MP6 piano [Re: Dr Jazz]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9018
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Dr Jazz, I'm afraid you may have unfortunately been misinformed by the salesperson regarding this point, as I do not believe it is possible to store the selected drum pattern to a SETUP memory.

I agree that a number of the rhythms are quite good, however they're intended more to provide a creative spark for song writing, or simply to jam along to, rather than to be used in a performance setting. I agree that the selection interface is rather cumbersome, however this point was improved with the MP10 and now the MP11/MP7, whereby the rhythms are grouped by category and variation.

Kind regards,
James
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