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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Yamaha PCY-135
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:46:42 PM »
maybe you have some rubber or glue residue between the sensor and the rubber edge ...

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Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 23, 2019, 01:34:31 PM »
So there is no regular mesh head that can be changed when worn out?

No , it s a regular meshhead , you can use other brands if you want ...

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Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:00:51 AM »
Thanks for the review! The rim hotspot is a no-go for me.
Is the rim softer than a regular rim with rubbertrim? Or is it actually a metal rim with rubber on it?

thanks

the pad is made of 2 plastic circles ... the rim is protruding from the hoop part and is covered with a rubber rim .

But there is other news...

Yesterday i removed the meshhead to have a look . I found that the rosette is screwed to the drum , an that there are 3 more sets of holes every Quarter of the pad ...
So i set the mount so the sensor is at 12'o'clock facing me . Like this it is a bit like a 2box pad .

The pad reacts the same for the head , and the rim hotspoting is gone :) ... 
Of course you have to raise the rim gain a bit to compensate . 
To be honest , there is still a difference depending on where you hit the rim , but just a little .

In fact it is a bit "coldspotting"now  ... You have a bit less signal when you hit 6'o'clock  than 3'o'clock , maybe 2 or 3 dbs , but it s not a problem IMO .

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Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:31:32 AM »
so the td17 i bought came later than i thought . I have if for 2 week  now and i can give my first impressions about the PDX12 ..

I used it mostly with the roland module , and yesterday i tried it with the Drumit5 .

The pad is large and feels solid enough . The head is 12" but the overall diameter is more like an 13/14" regular snare drum   .

The head is triggering well and as it s a side mounted piezo , there is no hotspoting . The sensor is the same than the PDX8 .

Noise level is low , on head and also for the rim , covered with a rubber coating .

I didnt tear it down , but it looks like there is a regular mesh head inside the pad , not the white plastic rim thing they have done on the latest PDX8 series  . (On those pdx8 , you cant use a regular meshhead replacement because the head is glued to this white donut ...  )


The pad isnt too hot for the Drumit5inputs , i used PP snare preset for head  , linear curve , gain 1 , threshold 48 and it feels ok . RIM gain 1 ,curve linear  thresh 38 . So not a lot of exotic tweaking ...

To have a nice HEAD/RIM separation , i set LXTR to HIGH for the head , and vHIGH for RIM . Mask time 3 for RIM , No mask time for HEAD .

The only downside for me is the rim triggering . It triggers well , but it s not even ... it s clearly hotspoting when you hit at 6'o'clock , where the sensor is .
The difference between 6'o'clock and 3'o'clock is 5 to 8 db . 

Also , if you dont set the threshold a bit high  and don't use the LXTR thing , the rim is triggered sometimes when you hit the head hard with a tight meshhead . It should be less sensitive with a lower tuning if you use it as a tom . But with LXTR it s ok .

I thing maybe i ll try to add another Rim  piezo  , somewhere at 3'o'clock to get more even triggering , but for the moment it s good enough to practice on .

So , this cheap Roland pad is quite cool for the money and is totally usable with a DRUMIT 5 .  This will make a brilliant tom , floor tom or side snare .

 For a main snare , it s ok , but i  would prefer a converted snare with a side mounted trigger inside and piezos on the shell for RIM .


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e-drum DIY / modifications / Re: Virtual Clutch with foot switch...
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:03:17 PM »
nice ... as usual ;)

IMO a jack plug for an external footswitch would be welcome , for those who want to keep the box close to the module ...

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you have to enable "save" in the module's preferences ...

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Going from 2Box to Hybrid
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:36:04 PM »
  sensitivity is right on everything except the bass drum because the left beater isn't smack in the middle its a little less attacky on the sound as opposed to the right beater - any tips?






simply set your beaters to be at the same distance from the middle , and be carefull to put the trigger at 12'o'clock so both beaters are at the exact same distance ...

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: What to do... advice needed
« on: April 27, 2019, 10:03:51 AM »
  I have a PM-10 Roland monitor that really doesn't do the 2box justice, the sound through headphones is sublime, but via the amp, not so much, so I am thinking that its because of the headphone out being amplified. So, is it a better to get a small 6. channel mixer and route the outputs from the 2box in channels via the mixer and blend into a separate feed into the PM10? or is that convoluting things? I have 6 acoustics coming and I just bought a set of 5 trigits on eBay plus an extra one - cymbals will be L80 variants all round.

Is it easier to just route them all through one channel and mono into the PM10? just want to preserve quality a bit more

If it sounds shitty , it s just because it s a 30w shitty amp ...

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Drumit 3 For Live Use
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »
Either way, thanks to jman and edtc.. I just got my kit set up again after month of 'life getting in the way'.

This thread was exactly the info I need.
you re welcome ...




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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: What to do... advice needed
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:34:39 PM »
i would sell the rack , toms kick and 2box harware separately , and buy a second hand drumkit with hardware .
You can find a nice middle range kit with cymbals for 300/600 dollars .

Then , you sell the acoustic cymbals , and with the money , you buy a second hand Roland cy15r + a zourman box  for roland 3 zone ride .

I dont recommend external triggers like ddrum or trigit ... Internal ones are more reliable ...
Wronka , trigerra or jobeky have simple 30/50 dollar internal triggers .
And buy a set of good 2 or 3 ply mesh heads ...

If you take your time and find good deals , this will cost you little money .
 

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Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »
i m getting one this week , i ll try an will tell you ...

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Metronome and Song togehter?
« on: April 11, 2019, 07:31:01 PM »
not the internal metronome , but you can have a stereo file with clic on left and a mono track on the right .
There is an option that let you have the clic only in the phones mix , and the mono track panned dead center in the output mix ...

more in the manual ...

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: SAVE? doesn't work anymore
« on: April 06, 2019, 01:45:48 PM »
it s possible that you disabled the save function in the preferences , it s possible to enable or disable it for people that dont want to accidentally mess with settings  ...check it ...

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Other e-drum systems / ALTERNATE MODE DRUMKAT 3.5 with Aquarian inhead
« on: April 01, 2019, 01:28:33 AM »
Hi guys ,

I made some researches to se if ALTERNATE MODE DRUMKAT 3.5 is compatible with Aquarian inhead without the need of an "InBox " , but didn't found the answer ...

I saw on the manual that the pad inputs can handle several FSR based  pads :
- proPAD - multi-zone FSR Pad 
- rimKAT - dual-zone FSR Pad
-poleKAT - dual-zone FSR Pad .
But as inhead & onheads weren't available when the manual was written ...

thanx in advance for your help ...


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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Lots of Questions!
« on: March 28, 2019, 09:09:40 AM »
Hello,

I recently discovered 2box and have a lot of questions -- sorry in advance! I figured this would be the best place to post rather than creating a bunch of separate threads...


Finally for now...I've found some posts where people discuss splitting the trigger inputs and adding more pads. Just to clarify, don't the pads already have 2 zones? So basically this allows for more pads, but not necessarily more sounds, since they could still be played from the rim of the original pads? Or is this incorrect? Hopefully this makes sense...

Thanks for any help!

You are right , toms inputs can be 2 zones , or you can have 2 discrete pads on the same TRS jack .

And also , welcome here ... The guy who made the blind friendly manual is the same that makes the dsnd editor . He is an active member of this forum , you could contact him if you need expainations on DSOUNDS and velocity .. His pseudo here is Lustar ...

have a nice day

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