Switching between Pad Instruments on an RX17

Last Update: 12/19/2002

Each Instrument Pad on the RX17 has two Instrument Voice options. The Instrument can be toggled between the 'upper' and 'lower' Voice option, either individually or as a group.

All Instrument Change:

1)
Press the [INST CHANGE] button. The display will read 'INST CHANGE upper or lower?'

2) Press the or button to select Upper or Lower. The flashing cursor will move to the selected set.

3) Press the [+/YES] button to make the change. The display will briefly show 'COMPLETE! upper or lower?' and return to the previous display.

Single Instrument Change:
1) Press the [INST CHANGE] button. The display will read 'INST CHANGE upper or lower?'

2) Press the pad corresponding to the desired Instrument to change.

3) Press the same Instrument pad again to change the Instrument.

4) Press the [INST CHANGE] button again to return to the mode the RX17 was in prior to the Instrument Change operation.
NOTE: The Instrument Change operation will NOT change instruments already programmed in a Pattern or Song, however the following Instrument pairs (see table below) cannot be played together, as they reproduce two different ways of playing the same instrument. This also applies when writing Patterns. For example, if in Step Write mode, a SD note is entered, then a RIM SHOT note is entered on the same beat, the SD note will be erased.

INSTRUMENT PAIRS
CONGA Hm CONGA Ho
CUICA H CUICA L
SD RIM SHOT
HH OPEN HH CLOSED

Reference: Owner's Manual, p.5

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