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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Sound Demo
« on: August 03, 2009, 10:53:15 PM »
good work simpan  :)

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Got my kit yesterday
« on: August 02, 2009, 12:44:18 AM »
Hey man, great gallery - I'm more than a little jealous :)

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DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: USB 1.1
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:10:05 PM »
You know what, I was thinking the same thing, especially seeing as USB 3.0 is not far off...

If my maths is not too far wrong, 12 megabits per second I think works out at about 1.5 megabytes per second - that's roughly 45 minutes to copy across 4Gb. It's not the end of the world, and I doubt you'll be swapping out your entire storage space that often...but it's not that fast either.

Maybe the licensing for USB 1.1 is a lot cheaper?

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Setup guides and tips / Re: So... here is the manual
« on: July 30, 2009, 07:35:25 AM »
I'd reply to say 'nice find' but I'm too busy reading  :D

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Trade sales / Music Planet - edrum stores in New Zealand
« on: July 25, 2009, 01:31:41 AM »
Music Planet in New Zealand  is a chain with stores in Auckland, Mt Maunganui, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.
Visit Music Planet, New Zealand -  online store

Drum products we distribute include 2box, Taye drums, Ufip cymbals,Factory Metal Percussion,Trueline Sticks, Stagg cymbals & drums.

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: 2box Videos
« on: July 23, 2009, 09:56:19 PM »
Hey D, nice find.
If you don't want to install quicktime, VLC will play the files if you download them:
http://2box.com.au/messe_clip1.mov
http://2box.com.au/messe_clip2.mov
http://2box.com.au/messe_clip5.mov
(there's no clip3 or clip4, I checked :))

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Compatibility with BFD / SD etc
« on: July 23, 2009, 04:06:44 PM »
Hi Alex
I moved your post here so more people would see it, and it's not a stupid question at all.

The main thing will be the ability to set up custom "drum maps" that translate you hitting your snare for instace - via MIDI - into BFD (or whichever drum sampler / sequencer) to playback the right sample with the right paramaters.

Would be a good thing if 2box host a library of maps for common apps - or if people can share their maps with other users here, along with drum sounds etc.

One thing I would say - on the old DDrum 4 there were like 1000 levels of expression compared to MIDI's crappy 128 levels, so I very rarely used the DDrums as a controller for other sound sources. I think this is likely to be the same for the Drumit, and with so much storage for my own sounds, I can't see myself using it that much with BFD etc. Happy to be proved wrong though :)

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Sharing sounds, samples, and ideas
« on: July 22, 2009, 05:55:35 PM »
Hi Cliff

Nice idea. Funnily enough I was going to set up a section for sharing sounds once there was more info on REX support - we're just waiting to hear back about the rx2 / Recycle 2 format - for me this is a killer function that I'm hoping to exploit a lot in my drum production - I've always been too lazy to really do much with porting sounds over to my DDrums, and I can tell I'm going to have a lot of fun slicing up loops to drop into the drumit...

edit: here's the board - share away (but please don't infringe other drummers' copyrighted hard work without permission) :)

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They look f*cking fantastic.

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Other e-drum systems / The Free VST plug-ins thread
« on: July 22, 2009, 08:32:16 AM »
Calling all music producing drummers!

I make use of a lot of free VSTs in my tunes - some of them crash Sonar, others work great. I'll post up my go-to plug-ins here, let us know if you have any beauties yourself.

In no particular order:

beta bugs audio VST plug-ins - I love "Crayon Filter". A lot. The whole plug-in bundle is good though.

Tweak Bench - tidy stuff up with Cairo, smash it up with Mashup, soothe it down with Padawan. Loads of great effects and synths here.

AudioNerdz - Delay Lama - Even if you never use it in a tune, you should grab this plug-in, load up some loops, and lose yourself in ambient noodly throat-music for a while.

Code Audio - for a very very dirty 303 line, try Squeekbox. Fat and ugly, just like yo' momma :D

Delemancha - ballistic plug -in (drum sampler) This one ain't free (it's $10) but all the proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. Quick and simple to use for building beats within your sequencer.


More to come as they pop into my head.


 

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: black version 2box drum-it five
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:12:39 PM »
We have a unit setup in our office, and the more i see it the more i like it.

Pics or it didn't happen :)

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Other e-drum systems / Re: New Alesis kit
« on: July 17, 2009, 07:27:20 PM »
Update: there are some sounds online
http://www.alesis.com/dm10prokit#16

And I am not that impressed ...

I suppose it could be an artifact of the compression they've used, or the over-quantized arrangements, but it doesn't sound all that dynamic to me.

...Unfair I suppose to post this, but listen to the 2box drumit demo...
http://www.2box.se/Pages/drumit_five_demo.html

That's something else.

It's uh...apples and oranges :)

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I was only kidding - some of my best friends use Macs - and anyway, Vista doesn't count (it's in the same slop bucket as Windows ME :))

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