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Amplification for e-drums
« on: July 15, 2009, 02:30:21 PM »
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 12:41:17 PM by puttenvr »

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 09:09:38 PM »

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 09:55:20 PM »
...and no Guitar-Player can torture your ears.

Hahahaha yeah. Try playing with a DJ too - those cuts and scratches HURT :D

p.s. great breakdown puttenvr, I learnt a lot from that.

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 08:06:54 AM »
On stage, I prefer In-Ear Montioring with my own Mixer for Music/Voices and Drums.

Yes, stupid I forgot In ears for monitoring. I use IE myself
Great for monitoring and home practice and let sound technicians do the amplification job !

Thx for the fine comments.
Hope this article will contribute to some learning. I am not a technician but
a drummer

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 09:17:12 PM »

puttenvr

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 07:29:30 AM »
Right, there is enough low end on my Westone ES-2 in ears and don't need a shaker, too. The more electronics and cables I use with my drumkit, the more nervous I get ...
Some people also use Enhancers in their sound system. Perhaps they will improve bad sounding e-drums, but I don't get (hear) it.

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 10:47:52 AM »
For my actual millenium mps 400 (shitty) e-drums i use a TAPCO TH-15A 250W RMS and it's awesome I recommand it.

great sound and equalizer with an half-parametric medium potentiometer!!!

Powerful and lightweight (only 32lbs)

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 01:08:30 AM »
Hi,
I'm gonna order the DrumitFive, and I want to buy some HiFi gear too : a DAC, an amplifier and a pair of speakers. To be clear I would like to connect my Pcit to the DAC>amplifier>speakers.
Is it possible to connect an edrum to a classical HiFi system?
Or do I have to buy a special gear like a PM-10/30 from Roland or some powered speakers like the Mackie SRM450?
I know that I can play edrum with earphones but I know that one day I would like to play without.
Another question? is it possible to use powered speakers to lesson music the way I would like to do, and enjoy? or will it be frustrating?
I assume each system is done for is own purpose but as I don't have any knowledge in the sound area I would like some advices.
Thanks and sorry for my english. I try I try! :)

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 01:55:19 AM »
I wouldn't use anything for HiFi you will probably destroy it in a matter of minutes. Edrums require really heavy duty full ramge speaker systems.

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 06:19:04 AM »
Perico. please read the story at the top of this page.

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 12:41:17 PM »
I've read it Puttenvr. :)
I just wanted to have some comments about my personal case.
Anyway I have understand that is not a good idea to use HiFi gear, so I'll not, for sure!
I'll buy something else for the DrumIt.
What do yo use for amplification if you do not only use earphones?
It will be interesting to have some feedbacks about various amplification systems. Personally it's just for a home use.
About the powered speaker, do you need to have 2? Sorry for my naive questions! :)

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 04:43:15 PM »
My personal monitor, The Box MA1220 MKII performed well live with the DrumIt Five, and it has an ok sound considering its price of 200 euros. It has enough power for everything I can imagine if it can placed right behind your chair, having a max SPL of 123 dB @ 1 m. The sound is perhaps not very good compared to very expensive speakers, but I think it is not very bad either.

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 08:58:41 PM »
What do yo use for amplification if you do not only use earphones?
Sorry for answering so late, but this forum doesn't always hightlight the active discussions for me, so clear. Must be my age and my eyes ...
Yes, at this moment I only use Westone custom in ears. Live we run the system through a decent PA system. To be honest: I always use my acoustic drums live. At home I use a normal headphone
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About the powered speaker, do you need to have 2? Sorry for my naive questions! :)
No, 2 speakers is only for stereo. Better invest in a speaker and sub speaker for the low frequencies

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 05:23:33 PM »
Hi everybody ,
Read the threads above and
thought to mention that I ordered the Box RA10 from Thomann. Very cheap active speaker
http://www.thomann.de/de/the_box_ra10.htm

Don't know, going to check it out. I just need it for home practice for my ddrum4 triggering superior drummer
As far as the SPL is concerned, its 113db max as is written on the link.
I can report my experiences with the RA10 if somebody is interested.
Greets
franz

uups last thread in may!! ........
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 05:25:26 PM by franz-tanz »

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Re: Amplification for e-drums
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2010, 09:09:00 PM »
Hi everybody ,
Read the threads above and
thought to mention that I ordered the Box RA10 from Thomann. Very cheap active speaker
http://www.thomann.de/de/the_box_ra10.htm

Don't know, going to check it out. I just need it for home practice for my ddrum4 triggering superior drummer
As far as the SPL is concerned, its 113db max as is written on the link.
I can report my experiences with the RA10 if somebody is interested.
Greets
franz

uups last thread in may!! ........

I am anxiously waiting for you review - thinking about that speaker from Thomann too.... Thanks in advance!