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other drumming & musical stuff => Other e-drum systems => Topic started by: puttenvr on July 15, 2009, 02:30:21 PM

Title: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: puttenvr on July 15, 2009, 02:30:21 PM
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: TrommelTheo on July 15, 2009, 09:09:38 PM
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: UC 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.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: puttenvr 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
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: TrommelTheo on July 16, 2009, 09:17:12 PM
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: puttenvr 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.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: airdrummer 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)
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: Perico 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! :)
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: wbrs 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.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: puttenvr on December 15, 2009, 06:19:04 AM
Perico. please read the story at the top of this page.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: Perico 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! :)
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: HM 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.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: puttenvr 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
Quote
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
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: franz-tanz 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!! ........
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: macleod 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!
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: roel on August 27, 2010, 02:36:34 PM
I'am thinking about the mackie thump-A active speaker for home use.
any comments?
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: Baby Samus on August 27, 2010, 05:23:41 PM
Imo you don't need speakers for home use.  Get a pair of nice headphones, much cheaper and won't annoy the neighbours.  The 2Box has a good amount of signal coming out of the headphone port and I find it perfectly acceptable.  You just need to spend some good money on your headphones and you won't regret it.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: roel on August 28, 2010, 10:02:57 AM
Imo you don't need speakers for home use.  Get a pair of nice headphones, much cheaper and won't annoy the neighbours.  The 2Box has a good amount of signal coming out of the headphone port and I find it perfectly acceptable.  You just need to spend some good money on your headphones and you won't regret it.

I have the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M 80 ohm headphones allready. I just want a active speaker for my 2box set.
So I asking is the mackie thump-A good for home use?
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: Remi on August 28, 2010, 12:34:44 PM
I have the Tapco version for home use.
Tapco Thump th-15a. but now Mackie sell them under there own name because of the succes
of the thump. (read somewhere on the net)
I'm very pleased with it, but so many people so many taste  :rock:
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: roel on August 28, 2010, 05:13:00 PM
I have the Tapco version for home use.
Tapco Thump th-15a. but now Mackie sell them under there own name because of the succes
of the thump. (read somewhere on the net)
I'm very pleased with it, but so many people so many taste  :rock:

Ok thanx Remi.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: ddrum4se on October 30, 2010, 08:31:13 PM
Headphones are great - I use Beyer Dynamic.

Occasionally, however, I do need to make a noise and feel some vibration around me, which is when I plug in the Roland PM30.

I think neighbours can put up with the occasional noise, so long at it does not go on beyond an hour, and is always at a reasonable time.

I think also, if you always limit your "noisy" time to one hour the neighbours know roughly when it will end.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: drummer81 on November 06, 2010, 09:07:21 AM
roland PM-01 it's compatible  with 2box drumit5? Have you tried?the result was good?
(http://www.theacademyofsound.co.uk/lg_images/Roland_PM01_Drum_Monitor_Speaker_for_HD1_V_Drums.jpg)
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: ddrum4se on November 06, 2010, 06:13:36 PM
No I havnt tried the PM01 - Only the PM30 - which is great - plenty of channels in, including from the headphone out of either the TD20 or DDrum4 so you can tweak volume from the amp by using the headphone pot on the module.
Also, the PM 30 has two satellite speakers so you can get stereo left and right - ie Hi Hat from left speaker, floor tom from right, and the big bass woofer handling the bass drum frequencies. Does feel as though it is an a kit rather than e kit. Its pretty loud, at half volume it is approaching the sound of an a kit.
Title: Re: Amplification for e-drums
Post by: hdevr000 on May 21, 2011, 08:46:45 AM
Any rnews about the user experience of the Box RA10 from Thomann