by Michael Bedesem

New in Version 305

  • bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Download Instructions:

PadMaker is a tool for creating a Multipad based upon the patterns from one or more styles.

  • Download the PadMaker305.msi.
  • Use Start/Control Panel/Progrms to remove any exiting version, if installed.
  • Double click on the msi file to install PadMaker.

How It Works

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A multipad is a four track midi file. On the instrument, a pad is played by depressing one or more of four pad buttons, which starts the pattern(s). Depending upon settings, each pad can play once or repeat endlessly, and have a fixed pitch or follow chords keyed into the accompaniment section.

Since pad patterns are very similar to style patterns, a multipad can be made by copying qualifying parts of a style (e.g. the Chord2 part from the Intro C section) to a pad track.

PadMaker provides tools for selecting style parts, copying them to a new multipad, and editing the voice and other characteristics.

With It You Can

  • Create a pad just by selecting style parts with the mouse. Only valid style parts are displayed. No typing is required.
  • Audition the patterns on the computer or on your PSR/Tyros keyboard.
  • Use parts from different styles.
  • Edit the Voice, Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Tempo, Brightness, Transpose, Chord Follow and Repeat parameters for each pad.
  • Select instrument voices for PSR 450, 550, 740, 1000, 1100, 1500, 2000, 2100, 3000, 9000, S900, S700, S910, S710, S950, S750, Tyros 1, Tyros 2, Tyros 3, Tyros4, and Tyros5.
  • Include your own text messages into the pad’s copyright field for acknowledging authorship, providing web links, etc.

Pad Applications

  • Arpeggios
  • Alternate intros and endings
  • Instrument solos
  • Comp patterns
  • Organ pads & fills
  • Drones (e.g. banjo patterns)
  • Dance loops
  • Special effects

This page updated onJune 19, 2017.