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DrumIt 3 and DrumIt 5 Software - PC / Mac / Cakewalk Drum Map
« on: January 20, 2019, 08:08:41 AM »
If anyone else is using (or thinking of using) Cakewalk (and why not - it's free!) I've built a drum map for the 2Box.!AvEC4KT8mxCMqfAYa0ziTV0KwCc6Qw
Based on the default midi settings and tested on Cakewalk and Drumit5
Should work on Sonar and/or Drumit3 (but untested).
Hope this is useful!

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Am I doing this right
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:21:48 AM »
Can you get quiet hits by tapping really gently or using your fingers?
If so then the module and pad are working OK, you just need to find the right settings. If the gains are set as low as you can, why not try some of the other trigger types to see if they give a better response?
Also, look at the velocity response curves, they can make a big difference to how the pads respond.
Moving forward, learning to play softer would probably be better, but I don't want to take all the fun out of bashing a drum kit - we all secretly enjoy that 😁

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Storage Expansion Mod
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:57:12 AM »
I was under the impression that the internal card reader or the USB connection weren't compatible with the 32gb cards, and using the inbuilt USB with a 32gb card would corrupt it?

Private - for sale / wanted / Re: Wanted 2Box Cymbal/Tom Rack Clamps
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
I managed to get spares from Hand in Hand (UK distributor).

Balanced (TRS) cables typically help with reducing hum picked up by longer audio cable runs, but I don't know why turning it on/off would make any difference...
Have you tried turning off / removing the Power Supply when the kit is off - does that make any difference to the hum?

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: 2Box kit with centre hihat and symetrical layout
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:16:00 PM »
Thanks Steve. I don't know if it's because that is the first kit I played when I got the kit setup, but no matter what other sounds I play I nearly always come back to that first kit and think it sounds better...
I think I need to make a conscious effort NOT to play that kit, and take time to get to know (and like) others.....
I'll make sure the next one uses a different kit 😀
Thanks for the feedback and support.

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: 2Box kit with centre hihat and symetrical layout
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:44:40 PM »
Also here is my first attempt at a recording....

The playing's a bit rough in a couple of places, but it was the best take I had. Also, my first time with video software so apologies if the editing / effects are a bit rubbish.

Still not sure if I'm happy / satisfied with recording in stereo (I only have a stereo interface at the moment) - still reviewing options between a bigger interface for the PC or an external recorder (my preferred option is a Zoom R16 at the moment....)

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: 2Box kit with centre hihat and symetrical layout
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:36:26 PM »
v2 of the kit is now ready for display:

Added 2 extra cymbals (the remnants of the second hihat pad on the left wired up as a single zone cymbal and a small Pintech single zone on the right) - wired into Rims on Toms 2 and 3.
Also added an extra pad on the left hand side that is wired in parallel with the Kick pad to allow me to play double kick riffs between my right foot and my left hand.

You can also see the floating platforms for the kit and my stool, and my custom stick holder (with orange shrink wrapped sticks)...

General chit-chat / Re: Just for fun...
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:16:47 AM »
Yep - I'd agree with 7A Nylons - they are my choice too.....
I don't have access to custom stick makers, but I did want to make mine a little quieter on rimshots so I tried some heat-shrink tubing on them...…. 2Box Orange  ;D

Setup guides and tips / Re: Workflow
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:14:54 AM »
Yep, I was doing something similar.... However i do occasionally edit the kits on the 2box while playing and then have to remember which way to copy the files (from SD to PC or PC to SD), and.if you find you've edited both then that takes some unravelling!
One thing to watch out for - the drumit5 does not have an internal clock, and so never updates the 'file modified' date on the files on the SD cards. I tried using a 2way sync process but found this was a problem as DOS has no idea if the SD files have been updated (as the date/time doesn't change).

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: This is an output question
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:35:59 AM »
They are balanced outputs, so they use TRS but only carry a mono signal

e-drum DIY / modifications / Alternate Cymbal Mounts...
« on: November 25, 2018, 02:19:04 PM »
Just wanted to share something I discovered this weekend while re-organising my kit slightly.....
I've already posted that the hex arms used for toms and cymbals are the same as 10mm allen keys (and I use a couple of long allen keys as longer reach tom arms on my kit).
I am adding a couple of extra cymbals to my kit, and don't have enough cymbal arms so started looking at alternatives.
I discovered that the plastic 'ball joint' fittings are capable of clamping an M8 bolt quite succesfully (despite being a smaller diameter than the 10mm hex rods), and so I have now created a couple of very small cymbal mounts using a 2Box clamp, a long M8 coach bolt and a locking nut.
I'd already discovered that if you don't want the clamp to be at 90degrees to the rock pole, you can remove one of the countersunk allen bolts holding the two halves of the clamp together and then rotate the sections to any angle you want.
I now have my two main crash cymbals mounted very neatly just above the top of the upright rack poles:

Also - if you find (as I did) that the limited adjustability on the standard cymbal arms prevents you from getting the cymbal angle you want, I suggest a simple 'adjustment' of the arm..... It's only aluminium and you can bend it over your knee to get the required angle  :D

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / New OS 1.32.4
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:37:31 PM »
Anyone know what has changed in 1.32.4?
I can't see anything on the site to say??

Drumit 6 / Ideas for next OS release?
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:24:12 AM »
Just wanted to suggest an idea for consideration....
The 'Sound' option (on Page34 of the D5 manual) is quite useful for selecting which Zone you want available - but there seems to be an option missing.
On a cymbal (typically the Ride) I'd like to be able to play the bell sound (on the bell) and the bow sound (on the bow) but not the edge sound (typically a crash sound). There seems to be lots of options, but not that one!
I can get round this by editing sounds to remove the edge samples, but it would be more convenient if this was an option from the 'Sound' setting.....

e-drum DIY / modifications / Re: DIY cymbal
« on: November 17, 2018, 02:36:16 PM »
Just looking at this again, and although you can set a Cymbal input to be PadPP, I can't find any way for it to recognise the rim trigger signal. Pressing 'More' and the Cym1 button doesn't give any options for additional trigger settings or sounds, so I'm thinking that although it can be used as a pad input, it can only be a mono pad..... :-[
Looks like I'm going to have to go the more traditional route and split the tom rim inputs off....

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