About the time that Roland released the S-10 sampler (mid 1980’s as I recall), the company had devised a method of transfering any and all parameters (ie, settings) of a MIDI device by using System Exclusive messages over MIDI. So, any setting that you could adjust from the front panel of the device, you could also adjust over MIDI with a System Exclusive message.
In an effort to bring System Exclusive (SysEx) messages to the masses, I embarked on a mission to produce this tutorial which will help people plumb the depths of this wonderful and powerful area of MIDI.
Also see Creating User Drum Sets on the Roland Sound Canvas – could apply to SH-32?
Handy reference. I love the drum sets in the SH-32 but they can’t be edited ‘on-the-fly’ from the front interface.
A look at the SH-32’s MIDI spec indicates that editing of individual drum tones might be possible in software.
If time allows (and this is not a priority), I hope to build a VST Rhythm Tone editor for the SH-32 using Synthmaker.
Nice little project, but where will I find the time?