KARMA 2: RTC Model: DM1 - Drum Melodic 1
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What this RTC Model does

This RTC Model (Need a general one-paragraph overview, in plain English, of what this RTC model generally does to the GE.)


Key: RTC Model Control Groupings by Color
Note Generation
Pitch Bend
Melodic Repeat
KARMA Wave-Sequence
FX/CC Control
LFO/Envelope 1
LFO/Envelope 2

RTC Model: DM1 - Drum Melodic 1
Slider 1 Rhythm Swing % Switch 1 Force Mono
Slider 2 Pattern Variation Switch 2 Pattern On/Off [1]
Slider 3 Duration Control Switch 3 Pattern On/Off [2]
Slider 4 Randomize/Improvise Switch 4 Pattern On/Off [3]
Slider 5 Repeat On/Off By Pattern Switch 5 Bend On/Off
Slider 6 Repeat Rhythm Value Switch 6 Bend Length
Slider 7 Repeat Repetitions Switch 7 Bend Direction
Slider 8 Repeat Transpose Switch 8 Repeat Volume/Decay
Note: The slider/switch names describe how they change the sound generated by the GE. They are not names of specific GE parameters. Some of them control multiple GE parameters at the same time. To determine exactly what a specific slider or switch in this RTC Model is doing, look in the ASSIGN fields of the GE RTP tab of the KARMA pages for a combi or program. This will tell you the specific GE parameters (and their min, max and assigned values) corresponding to that slider/switch. You can then look up the definition of these parameters in the Parameter Guide for your keyboard model.

Slider/Switch descriptions

Slider 1 Rhythm Swing % Controls the percentage of swing (or hip-hop feeling). 0% = no swing, 50% = triplets, and 100% pushes the swung notes all the way to the next value of half the note length set by the “Swing Note Value” parameter. A value of 101 selects +200%, and a value of 102 selects –200%.
Slider 2 Pattern Variation [needs description]
Slider 3 Duration Control Controls the length of time (sustain) of generated notes. The values available (i.e. percentage-based or time-based) are dependent upon the Duration Mode parameter's setting, which is not typically accessible in the keyboard itself. See the Duration Control Reference article for more detail.
Slider 4 Randomize/Improvise [needs description]
Slider 5 Repeat On/Off By Pattern [needs description]
Slider 6 Repeat Rhythm Value [needs description]
Slider 7 Repeat Repetitions [needs description]
Slider 8 Repeat Transpose [needs description]
Switch 1 Force Mono Sets whether the GE will play monophonically (ON) or polyphonically (OFF). When switched ON, clusters will be suppressed and only one note (the lowest note) will be played, and note durations will not overlap the next triggered note in the series. Useful for thinning out dense GEs for polyphonic programs, or correcting the behaviour of monophonic programs.
Switch 2 Pattern On/Off [1] Turns ON or OFF Pattern 1 by switching the Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [1] value between 0 (ON - no change to velocity) and -127 (OFF - reduce all velocity values to zero), effectively controlling the volume of the pattern.
Switch 3 Pattern On/Off [2] Turns ON or OFF Pattern 2 by switching the Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [2] value between 0 (ON - no change to velocity) and -127 (OFF - reduce all velocity values to zero), effectively controlling the volume of the pattern.
Switch 4 Pattern On/Off [3] Turns ON or OFF Pattern 3 by switching the Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [3] value between 0 (ON - no change to velocity) and -127 (OFF - reduce all velocity values to zero), effectively controlling the volume of the pattern.
Switch 5 Bend On/Off Turns ON or OFF pitch-bending effects, which are further programmed or controlled by these GE RTP (see below): Bend: Start %, Bend: Length (on Switch 6), and Bend: Amount (on Switch 7).
Switch 6 Bend Length [needs description]
Switch 7 Bend Direction Controls the direction of the pitch-bend effect as programmed by the Bend: Amount GE RTP. In respect of this RTC Model, it is most commonly programmed to bend down or up -12 / +12 semitones. Note: the actual resulting size of the bend also depends on the setting of the Bend Range parameter, which sets the overall pitch-bend range for the GE. Furthermore, adjustments may be required to the timbre's pitch-bend settings in order for the bending effects to work properly.
Switch 8 Repeat Volume/Decay [needs description]

Example programs and combis

Programs:

  • M3:
    • I-A051
    • I-A071
    • I-B017
    • I-B044
    • I-C098
  • OASYS:
    • [need references]
  • Kronos:
    • [need references]

Combis:

  • M3:
    • [need references and modules]
  • OASYS:
    • [need references and modules]
  • Kronos:
    • [need references and modules]

GE Real-Time Parameters (32 GE RTP)

The following table shows the default GE Real-Time Parameters in an initialized RTC model. It's very rare that any of the parameters with slider/switch assignments are ever changed for a particular GE based on this RTC model. However a KARMA Designer will quite often change some of the non-assigned parameters, particularly in the 17-32 range, so some of the parameters that you see in a specific GE using this RTC model might not exactly match the following table.

RTC Model: DM1 - Drum Melodic 1 - 32 GE RTP
No. GE RT Parameter Min Max Value Assign
1 Rhythm: Swing% 0~100,-200,+200 Min:+0000 Max:+0102 Ctr:+0050 Slider 1

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2 Duration: Duration Value [B] Min:+0001 Max:+0400 Val:+0100 Slider 3

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3 Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [1] Min:-0127 Max:+0000 - - - - Switch 2

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4 Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [2] Min:-0127 Max:-0020 - - - - Switch 3

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5 Drum: Pattern Vel. Offset [3] Min:-0127 Max:-0010 - - - - Switch 4

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6 Drum: Straight Multipliers [A] Min:+0001 Max:+0004 Ctr:+0002 - - - -

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7 Drum: Repeat On/Off Combs Min:+0000 Max:+0008 Ctr:+0004 Slider 5

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8 Drum: Rests-Random Factor [A] Min:-0099 Max:+0099 Val:+0099 Slider 4

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9 GE: Force Mono Min:+0000 Max:+0001 - - - - Switch 1

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10 Drum: Resync Index Template [A] Min:-0001 Max:+0013 Val:-0001 - - - -

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11 Index: Template + Restore [1] Min:+0000 Max:+0047 Val:+0024 Slider 2

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12 Index: Template + Restore [2] Min:+0000 Max:+0047 Val:+0030 Slider 2

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13 Index: Pools-Random Factor [B] Min:-0099 Max:+0099 Val:-0099 Slider 4

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14 Cluster: Pools-Random Factor [B] Min:-0099 Max:+0099 Val:-0099 Slider 4

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15 Repeat: Repetitions Min:+0000 Max:+0025 Val:+0005 Slider 7

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16 Repeat: Selected Rhythms 2 Min:+0000 Max:+0014 Ctr:+0007 Slider 6

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17 Repeat: Transpose Min:-0024 Max:+0024 Ctr:+0000 Slider 8

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18 Repeat: Initial Velocity Min:-0040 Max:-0006 - - - - Switch 8

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19 Repeat: Decay Min:-0006 Max:-0003 - - - - Switch 8

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20 Repeat: Use Swing Min:+0000 Max:+0001 - - - - Slider SW 6

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21 Repeat: Chord Shift Min:+0000 Max:+0002 Ctr:+0001 - - - -

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22 Bend: On/Off Min:+0000 Max:+0001 - - - - Switch 5

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23 Bend: Amount Min:-0012 Max:+0012 - - - - Switch 7

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24 Bend: Length Min:+0007 Max:+0010 - - - - Switch 6

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25 Bend: Start % Min:+0000 Max:+0100 Ctr:+0050 - - - -

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26 Velocity: Velocity Range Bottom Min:+0001 Max:+0127 Ctr:+0064 - - - -

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27 Repeat: Range Bottom (Abs) Min:+0000 Max:+0127 Val:+0036 - - - -

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28 Repeat: Range Top (Abs) Min:+0000 Max:+0127 Val:+0108 - - - -

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