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Roland RMP-5Roland RMP5 Rhythm Coach Electronic Practice Drum Pad, B-Stock
Sharing a few key features in common with the popular RMP-3, the Roland RMP-5 has a great-feeling, tunable mesh drumhead, and a convenient one-piece molded body with integrated pad and brain. The Roland Rhythm Coach strides to the front of the class, however, with its 54 onboard PCM sounds (including snare drums, kick, cymbals, and percussion instruments; the RMP-3 has no built-in sampled sounds) plus an external dual trigger input so you can add a kick and cymbal pad for drum kit practice. The ... Read more

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Part Numbers: RMP-5, RMP5
UPC: 761294067277, 761294089392

 

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When using the unit with the stand recommended by Roland (PDS-2), the stand must be carefully placed so it is level and sure to remain stable. If not using a stand, you still need to make sure that any location you choose for placing the unit provides a level surface that will properly support the unit, and keep it from wobbling....
Immediately turn the power off, remove the AC adaptor from the outlet, and request servicing by your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the Information page when: The AC adaptor or the power-supply cord has been damaged; or If smoke or unusual odor occurs Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been spilled onto the unit; or The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise has become wet); or The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.... In households with small children, an adult should provide supervision until the child is capable of following all the rules essential for the safe operation of the unit.... Protect the unit from strong impact. (Do not drop it!)
Use only the specified AC adaptor (BOSS PSA series), and make sure the line voltage at the installation matches the input voltage specified on the AC adaptors body. Other AC adaptors may use a different polarity, or be designed for a different voltage, so their use could result in damage, malfunction, or electric shock....

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Do not force the units power-supply cord to share an outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be especially careful when using extension cordsthe total power used by all devices you have connected to the extension cords outlet must never exceed the power rating (watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up and eventually melt through.... Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the Information page.... Batteries must never be recharged, heated, taken apart, or thrown into fire or water.
Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning in your area, disconnect the AC adaptor from the outlet.

111: Selection

If used improperly, batteries may explode or leak and cause damage or injury. In the interest of safety, please read and observe the following precautions (p. 7). 1 Carefully follow the installation instructions for batteries, and make sure you observe the correct polarity. 3 Remove the battery whenever it is to remain unused for an extended period of time. 5 If a battery has leaked, use a soft piece of cloth or paper towel to wipe all remnants of the discharge from the battery compartment. Then install new battery. To avoid inflammation of the skin, make sure that none of the battery discharge gets onto your hands or skin. Exercise the utmost caution so that none of the discharge gets near your eyes. Immediately rinse the affected area with running water if any of the discharge has entered the eyes. 6 Never keep batteries together with metallic objects such as ballpoint pens, necklaces, hairpins, etc....

The unit and the AC adaptor should be located so their location or position does not interfere with their proper ventilation.... This is for use only with Roland stand PDS-2. Use with other stands is capable of resulting in instability causing possible injury.... Always grasp only the output plug or the body of the AC adaptor when plugging into, or unplugging from, this unit or an outlet.... At regular intervals, you should unplug the AC adaptor and clean it by using a dry cloth to wipe all dust and other accumulations away from its prongs. Also, disconnect the power plug from the power outlet whenever the unit is to remain unused for an extended period of time. Any accumulation of dust between the power plug and the power outlet can result in poor insulation and lead to fire.... Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be placed so they are out of the reach of children.... Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on the unit.
Used batteries must be disposed of in compliance with whatever regulations for their safe disposal that may be observed in the region in which you live.... When using brushes, be sure to use nylon brushes. Using metal brushes will not only scratch the head, but can also be hazardous, since the tip of the brush may catch in the mesh of the net....
Never handle the AC adaptor body, or its output plugs, with wet hands when plugging into, or unplugging from, an outlet or this unit.... Before moving the unit, disconnect the AC adaptor and all cords coming from external devices.
Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and unplug the AC adaptor from the outlet (p. 7, p. 9).

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IMPORTANT NOTES
291a In addition to the items listed under USING THE UNIT SAFELY on pages 23, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply: Use of Batteries
301 Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is being used by an electrical appliance that is controlled by an inverter (such as a refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical appliance is used, power supply noise may cause this unit to malfunction or may produce audible noise. If it is not practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect a power supply noise filter between this unit and the electrical outlet. 302 The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is not a cause for concern. 303a The use of an AC adaptor is recommended as the units power consumption is relatively high. Should you prefer to use batteries, please use the alkaline type. 304a When installing or replacing batteries, always turn off the power on this unit and disconnect any other devices you may have connected. This way, you can prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices. 306b A battery is supplied with the unit. The life of this battery may be limited, however, since its primary purpose was to enable testing. 307 Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to speakers or other devices.

Placement

351 Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment containing large power transformers) may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away from the source of interference. 352a This device may interfere with radio and television reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such receivers. 352b Noise may be produced if wireless communications devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you experience such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch them off. 354a Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes. Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit. 355b When moved from one location to another where the temperature and/or humidity is very different, water droplets (condensation) may form inside the unit. Damage or malfunction may result if you attempt to use the unit in this condition. Therefore, before using the unit, you must allow it to stand for several hours, until the condensation has completely evaporated.

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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY...2 IMPORTANT NOTES...4 Contents...5 Panel Descriptions....6 Getting Ready...7
Loading the Battery.... 7 Connecting the AC Adaptor.... 7 Adjusting the Head Tension.... 7 Mounting the RMP-5 on the Stand (PDS-2: Sold Separately)... 8 Turning the Power On and Off.... 9 About the Display.... 9

Practice...10

Changing the Sounds Assigned to the Pad... 10 Sound List..... 10 Using the Metronome.... 11 Changing the Metronome Settings... 11 Using Tap Tempo to Set the Metronome... 12 Using the Rhythm Coach Mode.... 13 TIME CHECK..... 14 ACCURACY SCORE.... 14 QUIET COUNT..... 15 AUTO UP/DOWN.... 15 RHYTHMIC NOTES.... 16 STROKE BALANCE.... 16 Advanced Use..... 17 Setting the Timer.... 18
Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads..19
Setup Examples..... 19 Connecting a Cymbal Pad.... 19 Connecting a Kick Trigger Pad.... 19 Connecting Other Pads.... 20 Connecting the Pads.... 20 Connecting Pads Capable of Playing Rim Shots... 22 Parameter List..... 23

Appendices....26

Adjusting the Pad Sensitivity..... 26 Restoring the Factory Settings.... 26 If an Error Message Appears.... 26 Replacing the Head..... 27 Specifications..... 28

Sample Practice Patterns...29 INDEX....34

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Panel Descriptions

fig.Panel

1. Mini speaker Only the metronome sound is played from here (not the sounds from the pad). 2. [METRONOME] button Use this to select pad sounds and for metronome settings. When the button is held down, the tap icon ( ) blinks in the display, you can tap the pad to set the metronome tempo (p. 12). 3. [START/STOP] button Starts and stops the metronome. 4. VOLUME knob Adjusts the sound level from the OUTPUT jack. * The volume of the mini speaker is adjusted with CLICK VOLUME (p. 11). 5. [COACH] button Selects the Rhythm Coach mode. When this button is held down, the timer icon ( ) lights in the display, and the RMP-5 switches to Timer mode (p. 18). 6. VALUE [+]/[-] button Use these buttons to change the values of each parameter. To increase the value rapidly, hold down [+] and press [-]. To decrease the value rapidly, hold down [-] and press [+]. 7. BEAT indicator Flashes in quarter note timing. Red indicator flashes on accent beats. 8. Head 9. Sensor 10. Tuning bolts Adjusts the head tension.

Side Panel

fig.Side
1. MIX IN jack For connecting an external audio source (CD, MD, etc.) for playing along. Adjust the volume using the controls on the connected device. * Do not use a plug converter/adapter. Due to its weight, the plug may fall out of the jack during performance.
* When connection cables with resistors are used, the volume level of equipment connected to this inputs may be low. If this happens, use connection cables that do not contain resistors, such as those from the Roland PCS series. Connect other pads here. An optional PCS-31L cable allows you to use cymbal pads and kick trigger pads. For more detailed information, refer to Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads (p. 19).

2. EXT TRIG IN jack

3. OUTPUT jack For headphones, amp, or audio system. * The RMP-5 outputs sounds in monaural. * Do not use a plug converter/adapter. Due to its weight, the plug may fall out of the jack during performance. 4. AC Adaptor jack Connect the AC adaptor (optional) here. 5. POWER switch Turns the power on/off.

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Getting Ready

Loading the Battery

fig.BattCase.e_50
1. Press down and slide off the lid of the battery compartment (located on the bottom of the unit). 2. Connect the snap cord to the battery, and place it inside the battery compartment. * Verify the batterys polarity (+ versus -).

9V Battery

Battery Snap
3. Securely close the battery cover. * Do not let the snap cord get caught in the battery compartment lid.
When to Change the Battery
The Battery LOW indicator ( ) at the lower right of the display begins to flash when the battery power drops. Insufficient battery power lowers the volume level of the mini speaker and causes unstable operation. Replace the battery as soon as possible. * We recommend replacement with alkaline batteries.

Connecting the AC Adaptor
A BOSS PSA series AC adaptor (sold separately) can be used to power the RMP-5. Turn off the power before connecting the AC adaptor.
Adjusting the Head Tension

fig.Bolt

Use only the BOSS PSA-series AC adaptor. Other adaptors may cause malfunction or damage to the RMP-5 and must never be used.
BEFORE playing the RMP-5, you must tune the head to your preferred playing tension. The head is NOT tuned before shipping. Always tighten the tuning bolts in the order shown in the figure. * * Failure to adjust the tension may result in damage to the head. Head tension may change with extended use. Make adjustments as needed. 5 3

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Mounting the RMP-5 on the Stand (PDS-2: Sold Separately)
1. First, open the tripod so the legs are spaced at least 50 cm (20") apart.
50 cm (20") or greater 2. Attach the wing screw and washer in the order shown in the figure. 3. Attach the pad. Turn the pad until the screw is just about all the way in; then stop, and tighten the wing screw from underneath the stand. * Do not forcefully try to turn the pad after the screw is already all the way in. Doing so may damage the stands screw.

Washer Wing screw

Pad attachment screw size: M8 4. Adjust the angle of the pad.
Precautions When Folding the Tripod
When folding the PDS-2s tripod legs to store the unit, be cautious not to get your fingers pinched while handling the stand.

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Turning the Power On and Off
941 * Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to your audio devices in the order specified. Turning on devices in the wrong order may cause malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices. 1. Turn the VOLUME knob to the minimum level (completely to the left). 2. Turn on the POWER switch. 942 * This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will operate normally. 3. While striking the head, gradually turn the VOLUME knob to adjust the volume level.
When Using with the Amp/Audio System
921 * To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power on all devices before making any connections.
1. Turn down the volume control on each of the devices in your system. 2. Turn on the power of the RMP-5. 3. Turn on the connected amp or audio system, and adjust the volume to the desired level.

When Turning Off the Power
Before switching off the power, lower the volume on each of the devices in your system and then turn off the devices in the reverse order to which they were switched on.

About the Display

fig.Display.e
Time Check (p.13) Tempo/Value Rhythm Type Beat Count Metronome Needle

Timer icon

Indicates the timers elapsed time (p.18).

Trigger Indicator

Appears when the pad is struck.

Tap icon

Flashes when Tap Tempo is set (p.12).

Battery LOW Indicator

Flashes when the battery power drops.

EXT1, EXT2 indicators

Lights when the pad connected to the EXT TRIG IN jack is struck.

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Practice
Changing the Sounds Assigned to the Pad
Changing these settings allows you to play a variety of different sounds. 1. Press the [METRONOME] button a number of times to select

fig.pad-sound

(PAD SOUND).
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select the sound.

Sound List

Displayed Sn1 Sn2 Sn3 Sn4 Sn5 Sn6 Pbd ES1 ES2 K01 K02 K03 EK1 EK2 HH1 HH2 HH3 EH1
Sound Name Snare 1 Vintage Snare 2 Brass Snare 3 Bright Snare 4 Funk Snare 5 Piccolo Snare 6 Marching Practice Board Elec. Snare 1 Elec. Snare 2 Kick 1 Rock Kick 2 Hard Kick 3 Jazz Elec. Kick 1 Elec. Kick 2 Hi-Hat Close Hi-Hat Open Hi-Hat Close/Open Elec. Hi-Hat Close

*3 *3 *3 *3 *3

Displayed EH2 EH3 rd1 rd2 SPL t01 t02 tb1 tb2 tb3 Sd1 Sd2 Sd3 CAI AG1 AG2 AG3 tr1
Sound Name Elec. Hi-Hat Open Elec. Hi-Hat Close/Open Ride Cymbal Bow Ride Cymbal Bow/Bell Splash Tom Hi Tom Lo Timbale Hi Timbale Lo Timbale Paila Surdo Open Surdo Mute Surdo Mute/Open Caixa Agogo Hi Agogo Lo Agogo Lo/Hi Triangle Open
Displayed tr2 tr3 Cb1 Cb2 Cb3 tbr Sha bL1 bL2 bL3 CLA CrS S6r Sh1 Sh2 Sh3 Sh4 Sh5
Sound Name Triangle Mute Triangle Mute/Open Cowbell Open Cowbell Mute Cowbell Mute/Open Tambourine Shaker Wood Block Hi Wood Block Lo Wood Block Lo/Hi Claves Snare Cross Stick Snare 6 Marching Rim Snare 1 head sound only Snare 2 head sound only Snare 3 head sound only Snare 4 head sound only Snare 5 head sound only

*1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1

*1 Sounds suitable for use when a rim-shot-capable pad is connected and used in combination with the RMP-5 (p. 22). *2 The open sound is easily produced by striking the pad with a stick and the mute sound is easily produced by striking with the palm of your hand. *3 Kick pad sounds. Use these sounds when you have a KD-8/85/120 connected to the RMP-5. This allows you to practice using both hands and your foot with the kick pad and RMP-5 (p. 19).

2. Press the [+] or [-] button to set the values for each parameter. 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to turn the metronome on and off.

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Using Tap Tempo to Set the Metronome
You can set the metronome tempo by playing the on-board pad or any pad connected to the EXT TRIG IN jack. 1. Briefly hold down the [METRONOME] button. The TAP icon appears in the display.

fig.tap.e

TAP icon 2. Strike the pad several times at the tempo of your choice. The metronomes tempo is set according to quarter note timing. 3. If you press the [START/STOP] button, the metronome starts. 4. When you decide that the tempo is correct, press the [METRONOME] button to set the value. The TAP icon disappears from the display.
You can change the tempo with the [+] or [-] button when the TAP icon is showing in the display.

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Using the Rhythm Coach Mode
The RMP-5s Rhythm Coach function is a unique set of exercises specifically designed to help build speed, accuracy, stamina, and better timing skills. The Rhythm Coach modes have programmable parameters, allowing you to adapt the functions to your specific needs. Press the [COACH] button to switch to Rhythm Coach mode. In this mode, after you press the [START/STOP] button to start the Rhythm Coach, your timing accuracy will always be indicated in the top of the display.

fig.TimeCheck.e

The sound set with the metronome is played (p. 11).
Dragging Perfect! Rushing 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select the desired function.

fig.coach

Hold down the [COACH] button and press the [-] button to have selections come up in the reverse order.

Parameter TIME CHECK

Explanation Selecting Time Check mode
Value , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Page p. 14

ACCURACY SCORE QUIET COUNT
Assigns a score indicating your timing accuracy Developing your internal timing sense Tempo increase/decrease exercise Learning rhythmic note values Checking the striking force (playing dynamics)

p. 14 p. 15

AUTO UP/DOWN
RHYTHMIC NOTES STROKE BALANCE

p. 16 p. 16

2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select the exercise variation. 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin/finish the exercise.

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TIME CHECK
When you press the [COACH] button and switch to Rhythm Coach Mode, the Time Check result appears in the display. The Time Check mode setting made here is used with all other modes. 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select .
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation. Checks performance using relatively easier timing. (quarter note) (initial setting) Checks performance using more exact timing. (quarter note) Checks performance using relatively easier timing. (8th-note) Checks performance using more exact timing. (8th-note) Checks performance using relatively easier timing. (16th-note) Checks performance using more exact timing. (16th-note) Checks performance using relatively easier timing. (16th-note triplets) Checks performance using more exact timing. (16th-note triplets) 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again. * * Regardless of how the metronome sound is played, the rhythm is checked according to the note timing set here. To change the tempo during the exercise, press the [+] or [-] button.

ACCURACY SCORE

This mode will actually give you a score on your timing accuracy. The result is indicated in the display. 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select .
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation. Timing is checked over four measures. Then your score is displayed. (initial setting) Timing is checked over eight measures. Then your score is displayed. Timing is checked over sixteen measures. Then your score is displayed. Timing is checked over thirty-two measures. Then your score is displayed. 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise. The Time Check function runs after a two-measure count-in. The score is indicated in percentage points. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again. * * Regardless of how the metronome sound is played, the rhythm is checked in accordance with the Time Check settings. To change the tempo during the exercise, press the [+] or [-] button.

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QUIET COUNT
In this mode, the metronome sound alternately switches between high and low volume levels according to the selected variation (the sound is practically inaudible when the volume drops). This cycle repeats until you press the [START/STOP] button to stop the exercise. 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select .
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation. 1 measure cycle 2 measure cycle 4 measure cycle (initial setting) 8 measure cycle 3 (with) plus 1 (quiet) measure cycle 6 (with) plus 2 (quiet) measure cycle 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again. * To change the tempo during the exercise, press the [+] or [-] button.
AUTO UP/DOWN is designed to improve your playing stamina by increasing and then decreasing the metronome speed. The tempo will increase until it reaches the tempo you set. Then it will decrease until it reaches the starting tempo. This repeats until you press the [START/STOP] button. 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select . This helps you to discover the tempos that are challenging for you.
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation. The tempo will increase and/or decrease by 1 BPM on every beat. The tempo will increase and/or decrease by 1 BPM every two beats. (initial setting) The tempo will increase and/or decrease by 2 BPM every eight measures. The tempo will increase and/or decrease by 5 BPM every eight measures. The tempo will increase and/or decrease every eight measures. The amount by which the tempo changes also increases as the tempo continues to increase. * When the tempo of the metronome is changed, it begins at the tempo closest to one of the predetermined starting tempos. This is the Speed Check. With Speed Check, if you play correctly for eight measures, the RMP-5 will acknowledge this and advance 5 BPM faster. This continues until it reaches the metronomes maximum tempo. The exercise begins after a two-measure count-in. * When you play the passage accurately, the indicator flashes four times in the display, and the tempo increases by 5 BPM. If you do not play accurately, the indicator flashes twice, and remains at the same tempo for another eight measures. 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again. * * After starting the click, you can set the desired maximum tempo by pressing [-] when it reaches the desired tempo. To clear the maximum tempo, press [+] (initial value: 300). When set to , the maximum value for the tempo is fixed at 300. When Speed Check is selected, the timing of the notes being checked and the degree of difficulty are determined in accordance with the Time Check settings (p. 14).

What is BPM? BPM is an abbreviation for Beats Per Minute (number of quarter-note beats in a oneminute period). Also means tempo.

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RHYTHMIC NOTES
RHYTHMIC NOTES is based on a traditional warm up exercise and also helps in learning rhythmic note values. After a two-measure count-in, the metronome plays through a series of note intervals or beat divisions. Each one is played for 2 measures before moving on to the next interval level. The exercise starts with half notes, stepping up through intervals to 16th note, 16th-note triplets or septuplets, and then back down to half notes again. 1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select . The 5 in r-5 refers to the number of changing rhythm types used.
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation.

(initial setting)

3. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin the exercise. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button again. * To change the tempo during the exercise, press the [+] or [-] button.

STROKE BALANCE

This function checks the differences in playing dynamics between the right and left hands (or one hand).

fig.StrokeBal.e

Weaker

Stronger

1. Press the [COACH] button a few times to select
2. Press the [+] or [-] button to select exercise variation. The needle remains after striking. (initial setting) The needle disappears right after striking. 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to turn the metronome on and off. * * To change the tempo during the exercise, press the [+] or [-] button. If you strike near the sensor, the needle shows Stronger.

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Advanced Use

Triplet Time Check

Selecting E-3 or H-3 in TIME CHECK allows you to check triplet timing. In this case, the timing of all of the triplet notes is checked. You can use the following method to check only the timing of 1. Set the metronome as shown below. RHYTHM: , BEAT: 0 E means EASY. H means HARD.
2. Select E-4 or H-4 in Time Check. 3. Begin practicing. By hearing the metronome sound as the downbeat, you can check the timing of

fig.Score-Acc

Metronome Performance
Sixteenth-Note Offbeat Time Check
Selecting E-16 or H-16 in TIME CHECK allows you to check the timing of sixteenth-notes. In this case, the timing of all of the sixteenth-notes is checked. You can also use the following method to check the timing of the offbeats in sixteenth-notes only ( ).
1. Set the metronome as shown below. RHYTHM: , BEAT: 0
2. Select E-8 or H-8 in Time Check. 3. Begin practicing. By hearing the metronome sound as the downbeat, you can check the timing of sixteenth-note offbeats.

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Setting the Timer
This timer can be set from 1 to 60 minutes, letting you practice for the period of time you determine. * You can use the Metronome and Rhythm Coach functions even while the timer is running. 1. Briefly hold down the [COACH] button. The TIMER icon appears in the display.

fig.timer.j

TIMER icon 2. Use the [+] or [-] button to select one of the timer options. : 1 minute : 15 minutes : 30 minutes : 60 minutes 3. Press the [START/STOP] button to start the timer. The timer icon flashes. A section of the fan shape will go off as each quarter of the set time elapses. 4. Pressing the [METRONOME] button at this point switches the RMP-5 to Metronome mode, and pressing the [COACH] button to Rhythm Coach mode. Push the [START/STOP] button to begin. 5. When the set time has run out, the alarm sounds, and the BEAT indicator flashes. * If you stop the metronome in a screen other than the Timer screen, the timer continues to run. To stop the timer, switch to the Timer screen and then press [START/STOP]. : 10 minutes
You can adjust the alarm volume in CLICK VOLUME.

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Using the RMP-5 with Additional Pads

Setup Examples

Using an optional PCS-31L cable you can connect cymbal and kick pads to the EXT TRIG IN jack. Heres an example using the CY-8 and KD-8 pads.

fig.setup

The RMP-5 must be set to the following settings. Input Mode (p. 20) RMP-5 Trigger Type (p. 21) EXT1: EXT2: * The above are default factory settings.

(black)

PCS-31L (sold separately) (red)

Connecting a Cymbal Pad

1. Connect the left (black) plug of the cable to the cymbal pads output jack. When you strike the pad, EXT1 lights up. * Press the [METRONOME] button a number of times to select [-] buttons to select the sound. (PAD SOUND), and use the [+] or Use the L-shaped cable to connect the cymbal pad.
Precautions When Mounting the CY-8 on PDS-2
* You can also use a normal cymbal stand Attach as follows.

fig.CY-PDS_j.eps

Wing screw included with PDS-2 Felt washer included with CY-8
Cymbal pad edge shots and chokes cannot be played when both a cymbal pad and a kick trigger pad are connected to the External Trigger In jack.

For more detailed information about each parameter, refer to the Parameter List (p. 23).

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Connecting Pads Capable of Playing Rim Shots

fig.pad1.e

1. Connect the compatible pad to the External Trigger In jack using ONLY a stereo cable. 2. While simultaneously holding down the [METRONOME] and [COACH] buttons, turn on the power. The RMP-5 is now in the parameter setting mode. 3. Press the [+] or [-] button to switch the Input Mode to 4. Press the [COACH] button. Once.

RMP-5 Side panel

Optional cable (stereo)
appears in the display, you can select the Trigger Type.
Press the [+] or [-] button to select one of the following to match the pad you have connected. Pad PD-8 PD-9, PD-7 PD-85, PD-80R PD-105 Type Pad PD-125, PD-120 CY-8 CY-15R, CY-14C, CY-12R/C, CY-12H, CY-6 RT-5S Type

Input Mode (p. 20)

5. If necessary, make fine adjustments to the trigger type parameters. Press the [METRONOME] or [COACH] button to select the parameter, then press the [+] or [-] button to set the value. * For more detailed information about each parameter refer to the Parameter List (p. 23). Trigger Type (p. 21)
6. Press the [START/STOP] button to return to the normal screen. 7. To set the sound for the head, strike the pad head. The EXT1 flashes. 8. Select the sound assigned to the head. 9. To set the rim sound, strike the pads rim. The EXT2 flashes. 10. Select the sound assigned to the rim. * The following shows some recommended head and rim sound combinations (p. 10). Head Snare 1 head sound only Snare 2 head sound only Snare 3 head sound only Snare 4 head sound only Snare 5 head sound only Snare 6 Marching Rim Snare 1 Vintage Snare 2 Brass Snare 3 Bright Snare 4 Funk Snare 5 Piccolo Snare 6 March rim

Sh1 Sh2 Sh3 Sh4 Sh5 Sn6

Sn1 Sn2 Sn3 Sn4 Sn5 S6r
Head Snare 1 head sound only Snare 2 head sound only Snare 3 head sound only Snare 4 head sound only Snare 5 head sound only Snare 6 Marching

Rim Snare Cross Stick

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Parameter List

While simultaneously holding down the [METRONOME] and [COACH] buttons, turn on the power. Afterwards, press the [COACH] button to select the parameter, then press the [+] or [-] button to set the value. * Press the [METRONOME] button to have selections come up in the reverse order. Parameter Input Mode (displayed when turning on the power) Trigger Type Value Head x 2 Head&Rim PD-8 PD-9, PD-7, PD-6 PD-85, PD-80R, PD-80 PD-105, PD-100 PD-125, PD-120 KD-8 KD-120, KD-85, KD-80, KD-015 , , , , , , 04.0 ms (adjustable in increments of 0.1 ms) 116 , 2080 (adjustable in increments of 5) 064 ms (adjustable in increments of 4 ms) , 120, --0.520, --, p. 20 CY-8 CY-15R, CY-14C, CY-12R/C, CY-12H, CY-6 RT-7K RT-5S RT-3T p. 23 p. 23 p. 23 p. 24 p. 24 p. 24 p. 25 p. 25 p. 25 p. 21

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Mask Time
Example when using a kick trigger pad; if the beater bounces back and hits the pad a second time immediately after the intended stroke or if you leave the bass drum beater against the padit can cause double triggering (two sounds instead of the intended one). The Mask Time setting helps to prevent such problems. Once a pad has been hit, additional trigger signals occurring within the specified Mask Time (064 msec) will be ignored. If set to a high value, then sounds may be omitted when you intentionally play a very fast phrase (like with a double bass drum pedal). Set this to as low a value as possible.

fig.05-19

Sound not produced
If two or more sounds are being produced when you strike the pad just once, then adjust Retrigger Cancel.

Rim Sensitivity

When using a pad capable of playing rim shots, you can adjust the Rim Sensitivity. Setting this to a higher value makes it easier to trigger the sound assigned to the rim. If set to OFF, striking the rim will produce the sound assigned to the head. If the value is set too high, then striking the head, may also trigger the sound assigned to the rim. * This setting can be made only with the following Trigger Type (p. 21) settings selected (refer to Rim Gain).

Rim Gain

This adjusts the relation between playing velocity on the rim/edge and the resulting volume level. * This setting adjusts only the rim. Adjust the balance between velocity and volume for the overall pad with the Sensitivity setting (p. 23). * This setting can be made only with the following Trigger Type (p. 21) settings selected. Trigger Type Rim Sensitivity Rim Gain .
This can be adjusted only when the Input Mode is set to

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Appendices
Adjusting the Pad Sensitivity
When practicing with Stroke Balance, if you think that the needle swings too much or too little, then adjust the head sensitivity. 1. While simultaneously holding down the [METRONOME] and [COACH] buttons, turn on the power. 2. Press the [COACH] button twice. The display shows .
3. Press the [+] or [-] button to adjust the sensitivity. (initial setting: 6) Setting this to a higher value makes the sensitivity higher. 4. When finished, press the [START/STOP] button. The setting is stored, and then the RMP-5 returns to the normal screen.

962a * In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

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Sample Practice Patterns
Following, you will find a variety of basic practice patterns to use with the Rhythm Coach. Suggested tempos and settings for the RMP-5 will not only guide you, but challenge you to improve all aspects of your playing skills. We also recommend that you make your own variations by writing in ACCENTS, or changing the sticking patterns. If you are working with a drum teacher, he or she can also help you get more out of the RMP-5s Rhythm Coach functions.

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Exercise 1 (TIME CHECK Quarter Notes)
Make the following settings. PAD SOUND: TEMPO: CLICK SOUND: RHYTHM: BEAT: CLICK VOLUME: TIME CHECK: E-4 Sn1 (Snare 1 Vintage) 120 C01 When TIME CHECK is set to H-4, the timing is strictly checked. If set to E-4 its a little easier. Remember, H means hard, and E means easy.
Practice until [GOOD] lights up in the display consistently. Change the tempo for further challenges.
Exercise 2 (TIME CHECK 16th Note)
Make the following settings. TIME CHECK: E16
RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL
* Practice until [GOOD] lights up in the display consistently. Change the tempo for further challenges.
Exercise 3 (TIME CHECK Triplets)
Make the following settings. TIME CHECK: E-3

RLRLRLRLRLRL

Exercise 4 (STROKE BALANCE)
Make the following settings. TEMPO: RHYTHM: BEAT: TIME CHECK: 4 E-8 Remember that the Time Check function is always operating. 120

STROKE BALANCE: HLd

RLRLRLRL
Work hard to get equal dynamics with both your hands.

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Exercise 5 (RHYTHMIC NOTES)
Make the following settings. TEMPO: BEAT: 100 4
RHYTHMIC NOTES: r-9 These exercises are VERY important for developing control and timing sense. Practice them at various dynamic levels as well.

R L R L R L

R L R L R L R L R L R L
R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L
R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L
R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L
When r-7 is selected for RHYTHMIC NOTES, the following seven patterns are repeated.
When r-5 is selected for RHYTHMIC NOTES, the following five patterns are repeated.

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Exercise 6 (QUIET COUNT q-2)
Make the following settings. TEMPO: RHYTHM: BEAT: TIME CHECK: QUIET COUNT: 4 E-8 q-2 112

 

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Sharing a few key features in common with the popular RMP-3, the Roland RMP-5 has a great-feeling, tunable mesh drumhead, and a convenient one-piece molded body with integrated pad and brain. The Roland Rhythm Coach strides to the front of the class, however, with its 54 onboard PCM sounds (including snare drums, kick, cymbals, and percussion instruments; the RMP-3 has no built-in sampled sounds) plus an external dual trigger input so you can add a kick and cymbal pad for drum kit practice. The Roland RMP-5 also features an advanced, expanded Rhythm Coach mode to help you develop your technique.

 

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