by Michael Bedesem & Etienne Volbragt

New in Version 306

  • Support for Genos, 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 PadMaker306.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, Tyros5 and Genos.
  • 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 on March 25, 2018 .