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Drumper 2.7 Manual


Basic terminology

Sequence - a 16-step rhythmic loop. There are 12 editable sequences in total.
Pattern - any combination of two sequences created by morphing. There are 66 patterns in total. Step - 1/16th note.
Beat - the note on the sequencer that plays the sample.
Sample - a wav file downloaded for each track.
Track - the Drummer sequencer has 6 tracks. Big drum, snare drum, closed hi-hat, open hi-hat, percussion 1, percussion 2.
Drumset - set of 5 samples: big drum, snare drum, hi-hat (one sample is used for open and closed hi-hat), percussion 1, percussion 2. There are 12 drumsets and 66 combinations of drumsets in total.
Channel - virtual mixer channel. There are 5 channels in total. One common channel is used for open and closed hi-hat tracks.
Control from the virtual or MIDI keyboard


To control the DRUMPER, use the 3 octaves on the MIDI keyboard. You can also use the plugin interface or the piano roll of your DAW. Well, and of course, you can draw the desired notes in your sequencer.

Seq/pattern keyboard



The first octave is used to select patterns and sequences. It also starts the sequencer. The cross-fade function is also triggered with this keyboard.

Each key of the Seq/pattern keyboard corresponds to a 16-step editable sequence. To edit a sequence, press any key twice. The DRUMPER will show the Sequence Edit window corresponding to that key. You can turn OFF or ON any notes on the sequencer tracks. If you switch to another sequence or pattern, any changes you make will be saved. To play/edit a pattern (a combination of two sequences), press the two keys on the Seq/pattern keyboard. Each key will call a different sequence, from which DRUMPER will form a pattern in real time. You cannot edit the pattern tracks (add and remove beats). But you can adjust the morphing parameters of sequences with the pattern editing sliders. All settings are automatically remembered for each of the 66 patterns.

To enable the cross-fade function (a smooth transition from one pattern to another), press the first key and hold it down. After the yellow CR.FADE TIME light comes on, press the second key.

Use the STOP key to stop playback. When working with the DAW sequencer, the DRUMPER will automatically stop when that sequencer stops.

Drumset keyboard



With this keyboard, which also occupies one octave, you can select drumsets, that is, change the sets of samples that DRUMPER plays. The pattern is played with two drumsets at the same time. That is, two samples of bass drum, snare drum, and so on are played at the same time. Each key of the Drumset keyboard corresponds to one set of 5 samples. You can play a pattern with two identical samples if you press one key twice. Two identical sets of samples will play in parallel. For each sample, you can change the pitch setting, which can be used, for example, as a flanger effect. If you press two different keys, they will play different samples at the same time.
Loading samples

To view the file name, click on the button in the "LOAD" section for the corresponding channel. In the drop down menu you will see the file name (pic 1). On each channel in the "LOAD" section, there are two buttons to load samples. For the two currently selected drumsets. The drumset numbers are displayed on the load buttons. To load a new sample, click on the file name. A file opening dialog will open (pic 2). When the open file dialog box opens, the VOL SAMPLE control will automatically move to central position. After the sample is loaded you can adjust its volume with the VOL SAMPLE control (-6, +6 dB). DRUMPER supports loading stereo and mono samples, but the playback will be mono. Before loading, it is recommended to edit samples with any audio editing program. It is best to disable sample looping. It is also advisable to adjust the volume so that it is approximately equal to the volume of other loaded samples.


SETUP keyboard

Only 4 keys. Serves for switching mixer, reverb, LFO and general volume settings. You can memorize a total of 10 settings and recall any of them using the SETUP keypad. To recall one of the 10 sets, press any two keys or press one key twice.

ORDER / LOOP keyboard

Enables the order mode, which plays the pattern not from the beginning to the end (1 to 16 steps), but in a different order. There are a total of 8 options for playing a pattern. There is also an LUP mode, which includes a loop from one to 8 steps from the time the key is pressed. For each key, you can turn on either the ORDER mode or the LUP mode. To do this, simply press one of the keys and select a mode for it from the ORDER/LUP drop-down menu.

FX keyboard

Changes FX processor settings and switches channel assignments to FX processors. Each key "remembers" its settings.

Zone knob - adjusts the ORDER / LOOP and FX keyboard split.
Memory


You can save a large number of settings for each pattern. The memory is organized as follows:

For each sequence, the DRUMPER automatically saves: The position of the beats on the tracks, Reverb gate setting value.

For each pattern, it automatically saves: Controller positions. RANDOM MORPH VARIATION DENSITY A-B. Enables or disables the RANDOM and DENSITY controllers for each track. Reverb gate setting value.

Turning ON Drumset memory (the MEMORY button above the Drumset keyboard) will memorize the combination of drumsets for each pattern or sequence. As well as the position of the volume correction knob for each sample.

When you turn ON Setup memory (the MEMORY button above the Drumset keyboard), the corresponding setups will be stored for each combination of drumsets. Including all mixer settings (VOL, PAN, PEVERB, MIX, MIX MOD, DIST TYPE, DIST LEVEL, PITCH MOD1 and PITCH MOD2 (for each of the two drumsets), PITCH, FILTER TYPE, FILTER FREQ, FILTER RES), general volume setting and reverb settings (except for REV GATE setting).

Thus, if memory is enabled, when you select a sequence or pattern, a combination of drumsets and one of 10 Setups will be automatically selected.

All controllers

DRY/WET - turns off/on the reverb and fx processor when listening in SOLO mode.

SOLO - to listen to individual tracks while editing.

VOL - volume control of each track.

TO FX - assign a track to the effects processor input or turn off the fx.

RAND. DENS.(menu) - enables or disables the RANDOM and DENSITY sliders for each track.

ACCENT - adjust the volume of each step of the sequencer (for all tracks simultaneously).

WHEEL - controller for changing several parameters at once.

VOLUME - the overall volume. There is also a level indicator and overdrive indicator.

CR.FADE TIME - crossfade time from one rhythm pattern to another when crossfade mode is on.

PATTERN (KEYS) - keys for selecting two of the 12 sequences from which a new rhythm pattern is formed.

SYNC - Selects whether the pattern is played from the beginning of the next measure or from the beginning of the next measure.

DENSITY - Slider for adjusting the "density" of the rhythm pattern. The standard position is in the center. If you move the slider to the left, there will be pauses in the rhythmic pattern. At the extreme right position both patterns will be played at the same time.

DRUMSET (KEYS) - keys to select two of the 12 dramsets.

MEMORY DRUMSET - button to enable/disable memory for the selected dramsets. If memory is on, each combination of patterns is memorized with a combination of drumsets. If the button is in "OFF" position, when you change patterns, the combination of patterns will not change.

MEMORY SETUP - the button turns on/off the memory for the selected drumsets. If the memory is ON, then for each combination of dramsets a different set (one of 10) is memorized. If the button is in OFF position, the setup will not change when changing the dramsets.

MORPH - if you set this slider to the left, one of the two selected patterns will play. If you set it to the right, the other pattern will be played. When this slider is in the middle position, the rhythmic pattern will be formed from the two patterns equally.

A-B - Drumper creates two variations of the pattern from the two selected sections. Slider A-B controls how many steps of the pattern B will be played. This can be seen by the indicator under the sequencer (light blue). The two indicators on the A-B slider show which variation is currently playing. The left indicator is A, the right indicator is B.

VARIATION - Changes the way the patterns are mixed. It greatly changes the rhythmic pattern.

ORDER, LOOP (menu) - selected separately for each key of the ORDER/LOOP section. You must first press one of the keys in the ORDER/LOOP section and select a mode for it. ORDER or LOOP. In the ORDER mode, the rhythmic pattern will be played in a different order. For example, in reverse order. There are a total of eight playback options. In LOOP mode, when you press the corresponding key, the rhythm pattern will loop from the moment the key is pressed. You can select LOOP from 1 to 8 steps. The LOOP/ORDER keys are used to create rhythmic breaks and bridges.

ZONE - divides the ORDER/LOOP and FX keyboard into two zones. You can change the number of keys that control the corresponding blocks.

SWING - changes the duration of strong and weak beats, creates a characteristic swing pulse.

HUMANIZE - randomly shifts the position of beats and randomly changes their volume within a small range.

MULTY - the Multy effect repeats the attack of a bass or snare sample (some notes) multiple times. The slider adjusts the repetition rate. This parameter can be controled using the LFO or manually. The Multy slider is sensitive to movement. That is, the Multy effect will turn ON when you move the slider. Also, this effect will be activated when pressing the rightmost key on the FX keyboard.

PAN - pan control. In the extreme right position (D), the dependence on LFO D is turned on. In the extreme left position (R), each next beat will be panned randomly.

MIX - sets the mixing ratio of the two samples.

MIX MOD (MENU) - dynamic mixing of samples. The MIX parameter is controlled by the selected LFO or volume envelope.

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DRUMPER 2.7 tested under Windows 11
But NOT tested under Mac O.S.
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any problems with installation and operation.


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