A Shining Path 135 BPM - 4/4 Gospel/Worship Vocal/Airy
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This slow tempo Gospel/Worship Performance features a mellow pop/ballad type flavor dominated by a busy grand piano arpeggio with a small amount of note randomization. Underneath is a half-time laid-back sidestick drum groove with triangle and open hi-hats, a simple fretless bass guitar pattern with a small amount of note randomisation and slides on certain notes, a comping FM type electric piano pattern (panned left) with subtle rhythm and note randomisation and a sparse rhythm randomized bell pattern (panned right), which can be made denser and more continuous by switching off Master RT Control Layer Switch #5. The fill button serves up a tasty electronic snare and toms fill that, unlike most Performances, doesn't stop the main drum groove but rather overlays it - with many variations in the scenes.

The LH/KARMA input area provides a mellow drawbars organ, latchable with the sustain pedal, while the RH area provides two different soloing experiences controlled by A.Sw2: a slow ethereal vocal pad (A.Sw2 = off) and a drawbars organ with slight perc and rotary speaker on the mod wheel (A.Sw2 = on). In this Performance, the A.Switches are not set to be stored in the scenes, so they can be freely toggled on and off at any time without scene changes affecting them - so you'll find the vocal pad lead in all scenes.
Left Hand: Mellow drawbars organ
Right Hand: Ethereal vocal pad (A.Sw2 = off)
Drawbars organ (A.Sw2 = on)
Split Points: * B2/C3
Motif Arps/Special Notes
  • Two Motif arps can be added as additional elements: Pads 9 to 12 trigger a busy rhythmic organ pattern (panned left), while Pads 13 to 16 trigger a rhythm guitar pattern with mutes (panned right) - both of which have ascending scale steps based on the last-played chord and can be layered on top of each other.
  • This is one of the few Performances where we've programmed the instrumental parts (except for the Drums/Perc) to respond somewhat to the velocity that the chord is played with in the LH area. Try playing the input chord extremely soft vs. extremely hard and hear the music swell in volume. If you would like to disable this, as it is in most of our Performances, go to the Performance Editor > Reponse Page, and turn on the "KARMA Input" section checkbox.
  • If you'd like the scene changes to change the lead sound, turn on the "Assignable Switches In Scenes" checkbox under A.Sw2 in the Real-Time Controls page.
Pads 1-8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chord Progression: C Maj E Min/B G Min/Bb F Maj/A F Min/Ab C Maj/G D Maj/Gb G 7sus4
Pads 9-16 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Arp1: Organ, Arp2: Guitar Arp1 (root) Arp1 (2nd) Arp1 (3rd) Arp1 (4th) Arp2 (root) Arp2 (2nd) Arp2 (3rd) Arp2 (4th)
Exclusive: Ex1, Scene Change Ex2, Scene Change
KARMA Module 1 2 3
Instrument: Drums/Perc Bass-Fretls Piano
GE: 05/108 05/075 05/003
GE Name: Garage 1 Worship Fretless Bass Worship Piano Arp
Category: Drum Bass Pattern Arpeggio
RTC Model: DP1 - Drum/Perc 1 DM1 - Drum Melodic 1 BL1 - Bass/Lead 1
KARMA Module 4 5 6
Instrument: E.Piano Bells Fill-Drums
GE: 05/024 05/008 03/124
GE Name: Easy E.P. Random Bells Fill-PopRock 2 [s*]
Category: Chord Rhythmic Melodic Drum
RTC Model: GV1 - Gated Vel/Pat 1 GV1 - Gated Vel/Pat 1 DF1 - Drum Fill 1
MASTER LAYER
RT Controls Modules Name Function
1 2 3 4 5 6
Switch 1: x           Rhythm Multiplier [1] Multiplies the rhythm of the Drums/Perc by 200% (half-time)
Switch 2:   x         Rhythm Multiplier [2] Multiplies the rhythm of the Bass by 200% (half-time)
Switch 3:     x       Rhythm Multiplier [3] Multiplies the rhythm of the Syn-Piano by 200% (half-time)
Switch 4:       x     Time Signature [4] Changes the time signature of the E.Piano from 2/4 to 16/4, lengthening the phrase
Switch 5:         x   Phrase Mute On/Off [5] Mutes certain measures of the Bells phrase to open up more space
Switch 6:     x       Octave [3] Transposes the octave of the Piano
Switch 7:       x     Octave [4] Transposes the octave of the E.Piano
Switch 8:         x   Octave [5] Transposes the octave of the Bells
Slider 1: x x x x x x Rhythm Swing % Varies the swing feel for all six Modules
Slider 2: x x x       Rhythm Complexity Varies the rhythm complexity for the Drums/Perc, Bass-Fretls and Piano
Slider 3:   x x x x   Duration Control Varies the length of notes for the Bass-Fretls, Piano, E.Piano and Bells
Slider 4:     x x x   Velocity Accents Varies the level of certain notes for the Piano, E.Piano and Bells
Slider 5: x           Alternate Drum Map Selects one of many alternate mappings for the Drums/Perc
Slider 6: x           Percussion Pattern Selects one of many different percussion patterns for the Drums/Perc
Slider 7:       x     Pattern Select [4] Selects one of many rhythm and note patterns for the E.Piano
Slider 8:         x   Pattern Select [5] Selects one of many rhythm and note patterns for the Bells
Wheels Function
Pitch Bend on the RH lead sounds
Mod (CC01) Vibrato on the RH vocal pad or rotary speaker speed on the RH organ
Tone 1 Knobs Modules Keyboard IFX/ MFX Controller CC# Function
1 2 3 4 5 6 LH RH
Knob 1: x x x   x x       Filter Cutoff 74 Controls filter cutoff on all parts except the E.Piano and LH/RH
Knob 2: x x x   x x       Resonance 71 Controls resonance on all parts except the E.Piano and LH/RH
Knob 3:     x x           AEG Attack 73 Controls amplitude EG attack time on the Piano and E.Piano
Knob 4:     x x           AEG Decay 75 Controls amplitude EG decay time on the Piano and E.Piano
Knob 5:     x x           AEG Sustain 31* Controls amplitude EG sustain level on the Piano and E.Piano
Knob 6:     x x           AEG Release 72 Controls amplitude EG release time on the Piano and E.Piano
Knob 7: x         x   x x Assign 1 16 Controls the amount of reverb on the Drums/Perc, Fill, and RH sounds
Knob 8: x         x   x x Assign 2 17 Controls the amount of delay on the Drums/Perc, Fill, and RH sounds
For an explanation of how these parameters relate to different Yamaha Models, see the Tone 1 Knobs Reference. *AEG Sustain is SysEx for XS/XF (no CC).
Other Controllers Modules Keyboard IFX/ MFX CC# Function
1 2 3 4 5 6 LH RH
A. Switch 1:   x             x 86 Adds a heavy chorusing effect tp the Bass-Fretls
A. Switch 2:               x   87 Switches the RH lead between two different sounds (not stored in scenes):
off = vocal choir, on = organ
Ribbon:               x   22 Controls filter cutoff and resonance on the RH vocal pad, or volume on the RH organ
Damper:             x     64 Latches the LH organ
Scenes (Master) Description
Scene 1 (simplest) - shaker and tambourine, short sparse notes on bass, descending staccato octaves on piano, open chords on the e.piano while the bells take the focus with a reptitive ostinato; high-pitched panning snare and toms fill with tight repeats
Scene 2 (simpler) - shakers and congas, short sparse notes on bass but a little busier, echoing bell cascade and short notes on grand piano while the e.piano takes the focus with a bouncing cyclic pattern; high-pitched panning snare and toms fill with loose repeats
Scene 3 (simpler) - add electronic open hi-hat to the perc, continue with short stacatto notes on bass but add more, grand piano takes the focus with a repetitive ostinato figure while the e.piano plays open sustained chords and the bells fill in certain measures; downwards pitch-bending sparse snare and toms fill
Scene 4 (simpler) - basically a simpler version of the startup groove suitable for a verse with simplified sidestick groove without upbeats, long sustained bass notes, much simpler grand piano part, answering e.piano chords and alternating bell riff; panning snare and toms fill with pitch-bend down
Scene 5 (startup) - the basic full groove with sidestick drum groove, simple fretless bass with slides, sparse e.piano chords, a tasty pop grand piano arpeggio, and sparse bells shimmering on top; dancing busy snare and toms fill
Scene 6 (busier) - drums substitue a snare for the sidestick, the bass and e.piano get a bit busier while the grand piano arpeggio shifts to a higher register, bells play more notes in a higher octave; simple 8ths panning snare fill with occasional toms
Scene 7 (busier) - drums go back to sidestick but add a busy latin percussion pattern, bass plays a fifths oriented riff, e.piano plays short staccato chords while the grand piano plays a different arpeggiated variation and the bells play a continuous patterm; busier panning snare fill with occasional toms
Scene 8 (busiest) - arpeggiated pitch-bend on the drums and perc, while the bass plays a pattern involving sustained octave notes and a heavy pitch-bend, e.piano does a busy chattering arpeggio while the piano does a simpler riff and the bells sustain with some upwards bends; triplet layered snare and toms fill with rising pitch-bend envelope