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Program Appears with (parenthesis ) Around its Name and Plays No Sound

Question:

Why do I sometimes scroll to a program that has (parenthesis) around the name and no sound plays?

Answer:

ProgramMode     Xpose:0ST  <>Channel:1  
__________________     1 Program One
Keymap Info       |    2 Program Two
Layer 1           |    3 (Program Three)
Layer 2           |    4 Program Four
                  |    5 Program Five
DrumChan is Ch 1  |    6 Program Six
Octav- Octav+ Panic  Sample Chan-  Chan+

Programs can appear with parenthesis around them and make no sound for two possible reasons:

  1. Drum Programs: If you have a K2000 or K2500 series unit, a "regular" program, by definition, can have up to 3 layers. However, in exception to this, special programs with as many as 32 layers can also be constructed. These special programs (with 4 or more layers) are called "Drum Programs", named so because a typical use for programs with that many layers would be for the assembly of drum kits. In actuality though, they can have any sound in them - not just drums. (A program containing drum sounds could also be made of three layers or less, so it would not be considered a Drum Program). Drum Programs, because of the resources they demand, can only be played on special, pre-designated "Drum Channels". If a Drum Program is called up on a MIDI channel not specified as a Drum Channel, it will appear surrounded by parenthesis as a reminder you are on the wrong channel to make use of this type of program. (See below for model-specific details on Drum Channels.)

  2. KB3 Mode: If you have a K2500 or K2600, there is also a special mode called "KB3 Mode". KB3 programs, because of the resources they too consume, can only be called up on a single, specified channel. (See below for model-specific details on KB3 Channels.)

  3. For the K2000 Series:

    For units with v3.18 or earlier of the operating system, the K2000 can play only one Drum Program at a time. A Drum Program can only be played on the MIDI channel designated as the Drum Channel, which you can set. If you select a different MIDI channel other than the one you've designated for the drum channel and scroll to a Drum Program you will notice a ( ) around the program name and no sound will play. To see the selected MIDI drum channel assignment press the Master button:

    MasterMode: Samples:65536K  Memory:760K 
    Tune      :0ct          OutA->Mix:Stereo
    Transpose :0ST          OutB->Mix:Stereo
    DrumChan  :1            OutA->FX :L+R
    VelTouch  :1 Linear     Contrast :0
    PressTouch:1 Linear     Confirm  :On
    Intonation:1 Equal      IntonaKey:C
    Object Delete  Util  Sample Panic  Reset
    

    You will see DRUMCHAN and the MIDI channel # that is currently selected.

    If you have both v3.54 or later and the PRAM option, then you will have 8 drum channels instead of one. The Drum Channels are 1-8 or 1-7 plus a higher numbered channel you can select using the Drum Channel parameter on the Master page. If you have v3.54 but do not have the PRAM option, then you will only have a single Drum Channel, as described above.

    For the K2500 Series:

    The K2500 can play up to 8 Drum Programs at a time. A Drum Program can only be played on a MIDI channel designated as the Drum Channel, which you can set. If you select a different MIDI channel other than the one you've designated for the drum channel and scroll to a Drum Program you will notice a ( ) around the program name and no sound will play. The Drum Channels are 1-8 or 1-7 plus a higher numbered channel you can select using the Drum Channel parameter on the Master page.

    For KB3 Programs, they must be called up on the one channel designated as the Drum Channel on the Master Mode page:

    For the K2600 Series (incl. K2661):

    The K2600 can have drum programs on all 16 MIDI channels, so there is no need to designate a Drum Channel. But you still can only call up KB3 programs on a single channel. For this reason, the Drum Channel parameter is renamed "KB3Chan" (KB3 Channel) in the K26 series:

    MasterMode  Samples:131072K Memory:1502K
    Tune      :0ct
    Transpose :0ST
    KB3Chan   :1     
    VelTouch  :1 Linear
    PressTouch:1 Linear     Confirm  :On
    Intonation:1 Equal      IntonaKey:C
    Object Delete  Util  Sample View   MAST2
    

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