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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Cymbal swells?
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:11:16 PM »
Thanks folks for such an interesting thread.   I think where I'm landing is that I will get the d3 and a set of L80s fitted with stealth triggers.  I will keep my roland cymbals and at least initially the Roland module which I will use solely for the Roland cr and rd which I can fall back on for swells. 

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Cymbal swells?
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:27:39 PM »
Um

I'm confused now.  I have someone saying they work really well, someone saying they don't so don't bother and a couple of folks working super hard to find the right sample set and trigger parameters. 

I'm not at all experienced using daws and vsts and it seems like I'm going to have to do quite a lot of fiddling to get swells working.  I'll have a think.

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Hihat 'open' sound when I change kits
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:06:05 PM »
It could be a cymbal thing.  My Roland td11 module does the same.   Just takes a quick lift of the left foot to sort.

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Cymbal swells?
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:11:34 AM »
This is something I have thought about in the past - some of the old Roland devices used to have a separate sample for cymbal swells (essentially a crash sample without the initial attack).
I was wondering if the edit functions on the D5 that controls attach could emulate this - or maybe even layer up a new sound with a swell type sample on the bow and still have a crash on the edge.

Steve - I'd be interested to know which crash cymbal samples you are using that you feel have a good swell function - I've just tried a few on mine, and I can hear multiple crashes (which is not what you get on an acoustic cymbal). And are you playing edge or bow hits on those?

(it could of course be my playing / technique that's at fault - not the samples  :D )

Paul, it sounds like you are also struggling a little with swells.  It will be a month or so until I'm getting an upgrade, I'll keep an eye on any progress you (and others?) make on this!

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Cymbal swells?
« on: October 12, 2018, 05:32:07 AM »
Thanks Steve, much appreciated.

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Cymbal swells?
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:23:36 PM »
Super, thanks Steve for coming back.  Given the uncertainty elsewhere is there anything specific in set up, either hardware or trigger parameters that might effect this.  I'm thinking whether to swap cymbals from my existing Rolands to L80s with DIY (probably jman) triggers.  If you have any thoughts or guidance I'm all ears!

All the best and thanks again

Nathan

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General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Cymbal swells?
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:11:49 AM »
Hi Folks.  I'm a relatively new drummer, been playing for a year now and ready to upgrade from my td11 to something with better sounds and more output channels for live playing. 

The D3 was my preferred option and I was about to purchase but I just saw in a thread on vdrums that it's not possible to play cymbal swells on the D3.  No one really seems to respond to d3 questions on the vdrum forum, I think it's mainly mimic and Roland players over there so I wanted to see if anyone here knew if this is correct. 

I've searched and not found anything conclusive already over here so wanted to ask knowledgabe users.  This is a really important feature for me and will be a deal breaker so I'm obviously really keen to hear from you all!

Many thanks in advance

Nathan

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