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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: EQ on individual drums/cymbals
« on: September 05, 2019, 01:30:58 AM »
you can use EQ for the whole kit , or for one single drum .... but there's not an Eq for each channel .

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Zones and Mute Groups
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:22:58 PM »
hi ...

For a ride cymbal , a bow or edge sound , cut by a bell sound would be much more unnatural IMO ...

For toms and snare i agree with you ...

 You should try to set LXTR to "high" or "Vhigh" on the rim .. This should help . Also you can raise the treshold a bit on the HEAD .

probably in the manual , page 10 ... :)

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Split bass drum input
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:18:09 PM »
i m quite sure you cant , but you can use a tom input to do that if you need so , and use the Kick input for a mono tom or mono cymbal .

General 2Box Drumit 3 Forum / Re: Yamaha PCY-135
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:46:42 PM »
maybe you have some rubber or glue residue between the sensor and the rubber edge ...

Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 23, 2019, 01:34:31 PM »
So there is no regular mesh head that can be changed when worn out?

No , it s a regular meshhead , you can use other brands if you want ...

Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:00:51 AM »
Thanks for the review! The rim hotspot is a no-go for me.
Is the rim softer than a regular rim with rubbertrim? Or is it actually a metal rim with rubber on it?


the pad is made of 2 plastic circles ... the rim is protruding from the hoop part and is covered with a rubber rim .

But there is other news...

Yesterday i removed the meshhead to have a look . I found that the rosette is screwed to the drum , an that there are 3 more sets of holes every Quarter of the pad ...
So i set the mount so the sensor is at 12'o'clock facing me . Like this it is a bit like a 2box pad .

The pad reacts the same for the head , and the rim hotspoting is gone :) ... 
Of course you have to raise the rim gain a bit to compensate . 
To be honest , there is still a difference depending on where you hit the rim , but just a little .

In fact it is a bit "coldspotting"now  ... You have a bit less signal when you hit 6'o'clock  than 3'o'clock , maybe 2 or 3 dbs , but it s not a problem IMO .

Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:31:32 AM »
so the td17 i bought came later than i thought . I have if for 2 week  now and i can give my first impressions about the PDX12 ..

I used it mostly with the roland module , and yesterday i tried it with the Drumit5 .

The pad is large and feels solid enough . The head is 12" but the overall diameter is more like an 13/14" regular snare drum   .

The head is triggering well and as it s a side mounted piezo , there is no hotspoting . The sensor is the same than the PDX8 .

Noise level is low , on head and also for the rim , covered with a rubber coating .

I didnt tear it down , but it looks like there is a regular mesh head inside the pad , not the white plastic rim thing they have done on the latest PDX8 series  . (On those pdx8 , you cant use a regular meshhead replacement because the head is glued to this white donut ...  )

The pad isnt too hot for the Drumit5inputs , i used PP snare preset for head  , linear curve , gain 1 , threshold 48 and it feels ok . RIM gain 1 ,curve linear  thresh 38 . So not a lot of exotic tweaking ...

To have a nice HEAD/RIM separation , i set LXTR to HIGH for the head , and vHIGH for RIM . Mask time 3 for RIM , No mask time for HEAD .

The only downside for me is the rim triggering . It triggers well , but it s not even ... it s clearly hotspoting when you hit at 6'o'clock , where the sensor is .
The difference between 6'o'clock and 3'o'clock is 5 to 8 db . 

Also , if you dont set the threshold a bit high  and don't use the LXTR thing , the rim is triggered sometimes when you hit the head hard with a tight meshhead . It should be less sensitive with a lower tuning if you use it as a tom . But with LXTR it s ok .

I thing maybe i ll try to add another Rim  piezo  , somewhere at 3'o'clock to get more even triggering , but for the moment it s good enough to practice on .

So , this cheap Roland pad is quite cool for the money and is totally usable with a DRUMIT 5 .  This will make a brilliant tom , floor tom or side snare .

 For a main snare , it s ok , but i  would prefer a converted snare with a side mounted trigger inside and piezos on the shell for RIM .

e-drum DIY / modifications / Re: Virtual Clutch with foot switch...
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:03:17 PM »
nice ... as usual ;)

IMO a jack plug for an external footswitch would be welcome , for those who want to keep the box close to the module ...

you have to enable "save" in the module's preferences ...

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Going from 2Box to Hybrid
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:36:04 PM »
  sensitivity is right on everything except the bass drum because the left beater isn't smack in the middle its a little less attacky on the sound as opposed to the right beater - any tips?

simply set your beaters to be at the same distance from the middle , and be carefull to put the trigger at 12'o'clock so both beaters are at the exact same distance ...

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: What to do... advice needed
« on: April 27, 2019, 10:03:51 AM »
  I have a PM-10 Roland monitor that really doesn't do the 2box justice, the sound through headphones is sublime, but via the amp, not so much, so I am thinking that its because of the headphone out being amplified. So, is it a better to get a small 6. channel mixer and route the outputs from the 2box in channels via the mixer and blend into a separate feed into the PM10? or is that convoluting things? I have 6 acoustics coming and I just bought a set of 5 trigits on eBay plus an extra one - cymbals will be L80 variants all round.

Is it easier to just route them all through one channel and mono into the PM10? just want to preserve quality a bit more

If it sounds shitty , it s just because it s a 30w shitty amp ...

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Drumit 3 For Live Use
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »
Either way, thanks to jman and edtc.. I just got my kit set up again after month of 'life getting in the way'.

This thread was exactly the info I need.
you re welcome ...

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: What to do... advice needed
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:34:39 PM »
i would sell the rack , toms kick and 2box harware separately , and buy a second hand drumkit with hardware .
You can find a nice middle range kit with cymbals for 300/600 dollars .

Then , you sell the acoustic cymbals , and with the money , you buy a second hand Roland cy15r + a zourman box  for roland 3 zone ride .

I dont recommend external triggers like ddrum or trigit ... Internal ones are more reliable ...
Wronka , trigerra or jobeky have simple 30/50 dollar internal triggers .
And buy a set of good 2 or 3 ply mesh heads ...

If you take your time and find good deals , this will cost you little money .

Other e-drum systems / Re: Roland PDX-12
« on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »
i m getting one this week , i ll try an will tell you ...

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