« on: December 29, 2006, 05:28:49 pm »
Here are a couple of posts that I copied from the DMPro Yahoo Group some time back. As I recollect, these came from posts #9 and #43. This is what helped me figure out how to get my downloaded samples to work when I copied them to the card using SoundBridge. The text from those posts is as follows:
1. Leave the card in and turn off your DMPro.
2. Hold down both <CURSOR> buttons (or just press it in the middle) and turn the unit back on.
3. You should now see a blank drumkit numbered 00
4. Press <DRUM> Now you should see Drum group AKk:000 and Note:33
5. Press <EDIT> and make sure the Sound Enable is on. It should be in capitals: SND1
6. Move your cursor so it's under the S in Snd Enable
7. Turn the wheel to Group - Move the cursor so it's under the first group name which should be AcKick
8. Turn the wheel until you see your group. Right past Chrmtc to "stuff" or whatever you named it.
9. Now move the cursor back to Group and turn the wheel until you see your wav or whatever sound you sent to the card.
10. From there adjust your settings and assign it to whatever kit you want. Just remember all the sounds or wavs you send to the card should be put into the USR group on the DMPro.
This is not very well documented by Alesis, but here is the scoop!!
Firstly, in using your own samples, you can only "create" single-
voice drums. (with the pre-programmed Alesis sounds, you can layer
up to 4 "Sounds" to make a drum, each with varying
characteristics....). So, when you create a new drum with your own
sample, you assign your sample (called "Voice" by Alesis) to
a "Sound", say Sound1 and dis-able Sounds2,3,4.
The procedure is documented on page 64 of the manual, "The VOICE
SELECT Function" under the Programming Drums Chapter.
So under Drum Edit mode, your first page is the SOUND ENABLE
parameter, which as mentioned, enable 1, disable 2,3,4. Then move to
Page 2, which is the VOICE GROUP parameter. This is where it gets
fuzzy. The manual lists 13 Voice Groups, each group containing a
number of "Voices" (samples) that you can assign to that Sound.
These are listed on the bottom of page 64 in the manual. Per Alesis,
you select the Voice Group, then move to page 3 where you select the
actual Voice that will occupy the Sound you are working on.
HERE'S the super-secret!!! (What Alesis does NOT TELL YOU IS ....
If you have a RAM card plugged in, and you have successfully
downloaded your groups created in Alesis Soundbridge (you can make up
to 8 named groups, with as many samples in each group as your card
will hold.), THEN, THESE GROUPS ARE APPENDED TO THE LIST, AND YOU
SELECT FROM THEM JUST LIKE YOU WOULD SELECT FROM THE ALESIS GROUPS.
For example, if you created a group in SoundBridge, named "MySnar" (I
think you are limited to the first 6 letters by the DMPro display)
and then added 10 different snare samples, each with their own name
to this group, then after the Alesis Voice Group "Chrmtc" the
name "MySnar" would show up. If you select it, and move to P3, then
your 10 samples would show up as selections, and you could assign one
NOTE: you HAVE to keep the sound card plugged in to access your
samples. The DMPRO does NOT "load" or store them in any on-board
From here, it is just like the manual says, you assign your sample as
a Voice, to a Sound, which is assigned to a drum, which is used in a
I hope this helps....