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Each patch may have a list of up to 128 names for notes. Usually, note names are labels for percussion instruments. For example, the pitch C3 may really be “Kick Drum,” and D3 may be “Snare.” Because a drum machine may provide different drum kits for each patch, SONAR lets you specify a different list of note names for each patch. The Piano Roll and Event List views show you these note names.
You can assign a note name list to each patch. You can also assign a default note name list to the instrument, which is used for all patches for which you haven’t assigned a specific note name list.
Each patch can also be assigned a special Drum flag, which indicates that this patch contains drum sounds. If you set this flag, the Piano Roll view will display drum notes as diamonds, and the Staff view will use percussion notation.
Table 205.  
Expand the Patch Names for Banks folder by clicking the + sign.
A. This is the name of a note name list B. The * indicates that this note name list is the default C. Bank D. Instrument name E. Note name lists are defined for three different patches
Drag a note name list from the Names tree onto the Note Names for Patches folder of the instrument and bank you’re editing in the Instruments tree.
Enter the patch number that should use these note names, or enter -1 to indicate that this list of note names should be used as the default.
In the Instrument tree in the Note Names for Patches folder of the instrument you’re editing, highlight the name of the note names list (for example, “diatonic”).
Right-click on the patch in the Instrument tree, and choose Drums from the menu.

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