One of the simplest yet most powerful tools in the TD-50 is the transient editor.

With this one screen, you can dramatically modify the attack and sustain characteristics of any of the acoustic-style factory sounds of the TD-50.

It’s possible to back the attack and release right off, for minimal stick attack with a quick decay for a more classic, rounded sound.

Going the other way, you can increase the attack for more stick and initial snap, then increase the release for more tail of the sound. This can create a more aggressive rock sound, with the desirable snap and hold of a compressor but without the “pumping” and “breathing” side-effects.


Contributed by Simon Ayton for Roland Corporation Australia

Button Presses & Values:
[INSTRUMENT] | [PAGE DOWN X2] | F4 (TRANSIENT ON) | R1 (Time) | R2 (Attack) | R3 (Release)
Gain: For overall volume adjustment.

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