Pizzi-Trip 75 BPM - 4/4 Hip-Hop Lead Synth
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This atmospheric slow tempo "Trip-Hop" Performance offers a solid Hip-Hop groove, featuring a cool pizzicato-cello arpeggio pattern, an ethereal, floating synth-pad sound layered with vibes driven by a KARMA GE with random notes, a simple kick-accentuating bass pattern and a drum groove generated by two GE's to form a solid "hybrid" groove – when controlled independently, the two drum patterns can yield plenty of interesting variations. The Fill button triggers a drum fill that provides in many scenes a "breakdown" to a hi-hat, with some randomized record-scratching at the end, and adds analog toms on top in some of the later scenes.

An addictive hip-hop lead synth is provided in the right hand area for soloing, with a high degree of velocity sensitivity on the filter - A.Sw1 lengthens portamento timeand A.Sw2 brings in filter modulation. The left hand area provides a nice evolving synth pad with ribbon control - try playing an intro with KARMA off and the LH/RH sounds.
Left Hand: Evolving synth pad
Right Hand: Hip-Hop synth lead (mono)
A.Sw1 = port. time, A.Sw2 = filter mod.
Split Points: * B2/C3
Motif Arps/Special Notes
  • Two Motif arps can be added as additional elements: Pads 9 to 12 trigger an additional bell riff, while Pads 13 to 16 trigger a simple gated choir pattern - both of which have ascending scale steps based on the last-played chord and can be layered on top of each other.
  • The Drum Fill has been set to stop the two Drum Modules and the Bass on the Performance > Trigger page. In Scenes 1 to 5, it provides a breakdown from when it is pushed to a simple hi-hat, adding some randomized scratching at the end. In the later scenes, random tom hits are introduced.
Pads 1-8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chord Progression: C Min7 Bb Maj F Maj Eb Maj G Min D Min A Min G Maj
Pads 9-16 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Arp1: Bells, Arp2: Gated Choir 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 1 Drums 2 Bass
GE: 04/046 04/025 03/037
GE Name: New Hop 1 Hip-Hop 2 New Hop Bass 1
Category: Drum Drum Bass Pattern
RTC Model: DP1 - Drum/Perc 1 DP1 - Drum/Perc 1 GV1 - Gated Vel/Pat 1
KARMA Module 4 5 6
Instrument: Pizzicato Pad/Vibes Fill-Drums
GE: 01/058 02/116 03/118
GE Name: Dance Hit 1A Open Guitar 1 Fill-HipHop Brk 1 [k3s3]
Category: Arpeggio Pick Drum
RTC Model: CL1 - Comp/Lead 1 CL1 - Comp/Lead 1 DF1 - Drum Fill 1
RT Controls Modules Name Function
1 2 3 4 5 6
Switch 1: x           Rhythm Multiplier [1] Multiplies the rhythm of Drums 1 by 200% (half-time)
Switch 2:   x         Rhythm Multiplier [2] Multiplies the rhythm of Drums 2 by 200% (half-time)
Switch 3:     x       Rhythm Multiplier [3] Multiplies the rhythm of the Bass by 200% (half-time)
Switch 4:       x     Rhythm Multiplier [4] Multiplies the rhythm of the Pizzicato by 200% (half-time)
Switch 5:         x   Time Signature [5] Changes the time signature of the Pad/Vibes from 4/4 to 8/4
Switch 6:     x       Octave [3] Transposes the octave of the Bass
Switch 7:       x     Octave [4] Transposes the octave of the Pizzicato
Switch 8:         x   Octave [5] Transposes the octave of the Pad/Vibes
Slider 1: x x x x x x Rhythm Swing % Varies the swing feel for all six Modules
Slider 2:   x x       Rhythm Complexity Varies the rhythm complexity on Drums 2 and the Bass
Slider 3:     x x x   Duration Control Varies the length of notes for the Bass, Pizzicato and Pad/Vibes
Slider 4:     x x x   Velocity Accents Varies the level of certain notes for the Bass, Pizzicato and Pad/Vibes
Slider 5: x x         Alternate Drum Map Selects one of many alternate mappings for both Drum Modules
Slider 6:   x         Percussion Pattern Selects one of many percussion patterns for Drums 2
Slider 7:       x     Note Pattern [4] Selects one of many note patterns for the Pizzicato
Slider 8:       x x   Pan On/Off Activates left/right panning for the Pizzicato and Pad/Vibes
Wheels Function
Pitch Bend on the RH synth lead
Mod (CC01) Vibrato on the RH synth lead
Tone 1 Knobs Modules Keyboard IFX/ MFX Controller CC# Function
1 2 3 4 5 6 LH RH
Knob 1: x x       x       Filter Cutoff 74 Controls filter cutoff on the Drums
Knob 2: x x       x       Resonance 71 Controls resonance on the Drums
Knob 3:         x         AEG Attack 73 Controls amplitude EG attack time on the Pad/Vibes
Knob 4:         x         AEG Decay 75 Controls amplitude EG decay time on the Pad/Vibes
Knob 5:         x         AEG Sustain 31* Controls amplitude EG sustain level on the Pad/Vibes
Knob 6:         x         AEG Release 72 Controls amplitude EG release time on the Pad/Vibes
Knob 7: x x       x     x Assign 1 16 Controls the amount of reverb on the Drums
Knob 8:             x x x Assign 2 17 Controls the amount of delay on the LH/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   86 Lengthens the portamento time on the RH synth lead
A. Switch 2:               x   87 Activates filter modulation on the RH synth lead
Ribbon:             x     22 Controls filter cutoff and resonance on the LH synth pad
Damper:             x     64 Latches the LH synth pad
Scenes (Master) Description
Scene 1 (simplest) - an extremely low-level of activity in all modules, bass up an octave, echoing vibes, sparse pizz notes, suitable for a breakdown
Scene 2 (simpler) - up a bit in activity from Scene 1, with the focus on the pizzicato with panning and a long bending bass note; fill ends with belltree
Scene 3 (simpler) - up a bit more in activity on the bass and drums, different pizzicato variation, drums bring in the rides
Scene 4 (simpler) - down in activity a bit from the startup scene, with the drums moving to the sidestick and ride, bending on the pad
Scene 5 (startup) - the basic full groove
Scene 6 (busier) - different snare on the drums along with more activity in the groove; pad now alternates in 4/4 instead of 8/4; fill adds toms
Scene 7 (busier) - drums move to the snare and ride, pizzicato starts playing bouncing clusters, the vibes become apparent, everything picks up; panning bending toms fill
Scene 8 (busiest) - drums 1 has a resonant buzzing delay, while drums 2 uses arpeggiated pitch-bending, pad/vibes becomes a nice wash, 16th note pizz pattern makes this a variation that nicely moces along, syncopated toms fill with fast delays