gmeredith wrote:Does your RM50 enable you to do more than 4 splits? I was thinking like of having a drum sound on each individual key, and have maybe 20 or so drum sounds available at once. Is this possible?
Yes, the RM50 is optimised for that. You can create your own drum voices, using the internal or your own samples, and you can create "kits" where you assign voices to all of the 128 MIDI notes. Or you can use a voice in pitched voice mode, where you can play it all over the keyboard. And as the RM50 responds to all 16 MIDI channels, you can put any kit or pitched voice on any channel, making it quite flexible - ie you can have instant access to 16*128 drum voices if you want to.
gmeredith wrote:Also, can each of these have a velocity layer of several samples?
I haven't used mine for ages, so I'm fuzzy on the details without checking up. If I remember correctly, each voice can use two oscillators (ie samples), and you can affect how the velocity fades between the two. Don't forget, it's not a fully fledged sampler as such, simply an expandable drum synth.
You should be able to get the manual online as well, if any of that needs clarifying, and I can look stuff up if you need anything else...