by Michael Bedesem

Download Instructions:

  1. Download PadMaker-Midi185.msi.
  2. Use Start/Control Panel/Programs to remove your existing version, if installed.
  3. Double click on the msi file to install PadMaker-Midi on your computer.

PadMaker-Midi is a tool for creating a Multipad based upon the patterns from one or more midi or pad files.

Changes in Version 1.8.5 include:

  • corrections to  the  Edit  Note  Width  function

  • bolding of last edit in Note View

  • reporting of the multipad size

  • Instrument dependent oversize warning

  • miscellaneous bug fixes.

How It Works

PadMaker-Midi screen shot

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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 midi patterns, a multipad can be made by copying parts of a midi or pad to a pad track.

PadMaker-Midi provides tools for selecting a pattern, copying it to a new multipad, and editing the voice and other characteristics.

With It You Can

  • Create a pad just by selecting an area of a midi or multipad with on screen controls. No typing is required.
  • Audition the pattern on your computer or on your PSR/Tyros keyboard.
  • Edit an existing multipad.
  • Edit the Notes, Octave, Voice, Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Tempo, Brightness, 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 18, 2017.