■ Digital Drum machine with pads and sequencer with a separate out (not like R100)
Standard common R50 version includes 24 drum and latin PCM percussion voices 12-bit PCM samples recorded at a sampling frequency of 32kHz (Special version legendary R50III includes 3 sound banks).
■Sound can be tuned in 16 semitone range (+7/—8), shorted with GATE option, apply a kind of FLANGER effects (effective on snares, rides...) and a short delay. The internal mixer allows to set volume for all all pad assigned instruments as well as stereo panning.
■ It is possible to assemble your own kit by assigning any modified sample at any pads and save it to special "user slots"
■ Sequencer internal memory includes 50 present slots pattern + 50 user free, they can be created in step or real-time modes (metronome is availabe) and then combined in songs (up to 10), whose total length is limited to 255 bars. There are 15 different internal accent levels. The drum offers a quantisation range from 1/4 (quarter-note) to 1/96 including triplet variations as well as a Swing that delays the timing of offbeat 8th or 16th notes by a fixed amount, either for individual parts or for a whole pattern.
■ recorded songs and patterns can be saved by either cassette (with verify option) or more modern Sysex MIDI data dumps.
■ Tempo can be set to internal (also by tapping) or external sync slave mode.