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Other e-drum systems / Re: Best e-drums in 2022???
April 18, 2022, 11:57:40 PM
hey, thanks for the detailed replies — super appreciated!

most important to me are triggering nuance and sound quality. i'd settle for fewer sounds if they are of high quality. also, i rarely use any of the "electronic" sounds in the 2Box kit — i have far better electronic sounds available in my other music equipment.

my main gripes with the standard 2Box pads are inconsistent cymbal triggering, almost zero nuance of cymball bell triggering, and inconsistent rim triggering. the hi-hat response is a low point.

i'm not wedded to a single brand and happy to combine stuff to make something decent. i do need decent MIDI triggering for sometimes controlling software on my computer.

to put it another way, if it was practical to have another acoustic kit i'd do that in a heartbeat. but noise and space considerations make that impossible.
Other e-drum systems / Best e-drums in 2022???
April 12, 2022, 11:52:04 PM
hi there,

i'm still rocking one of the first Drumit 5 kits, and i'm completely out of the loop with e-drum systems.

what are considered the best e-drums in 2022, for playability and sound?
General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Hi Hat issues
January 15, 2022, 02:18:20 AM

not sure if this is related to your problem, however one issue i have with my 2Box hi-hat's open/close response is caused by the foam donut that is stuck to the top of the floating weight. i think that the foam has become a bit sticky with age and sometimes the weight gets temporarily attached to the underside of the top hi-hat cymbal. when this happens, it stops the hi-hat from going into "open" mode...
that shitty TPE coating goes sticky on everything. rubbing alcohol is one way to get it off...
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Replacement cymbal piezos...
December 14, 2019, 06:56:42 AM
hi there,

haven't been around much for a while, and found out that my account was deleted!

does everybody have to go through this maddening 5 step verification process to do everything these days???

does anyone know where i can source replacement ring piezos to fix a 2Box cymbal?

howdy strangers!

the stock power supply output specs are:

18VAC, 0.56A, 10VA
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: Quiet Kick Beater
September 22, 2018, 02:52:20 AM
are you using a MKI or MKII kick drum setup?

i'm using a tennis ball beater with a MKI setup and the sound doesn't bother me. i'm sure it would be a lot quieter with a MKII kick drum though. you can mod a MKI kick drum to be like a MKII setup btw.
DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: 2box snare o-rings and rim trigger
September 09, 2018, 01:22:39 PM
i don't think the tension of the floating rim assembly is critical, and the original o-rings are just o-rings, nothing special about them (which is why they break all the time, because o-rings are not made to be under tension like rubber bands, they are made to be compressed).

if the piezo is definitely working when you tap it, then most likely the little "rim tower" isn't touching the piezo at all. is the column of foam that the piezo sits on intact?
new OS is much appreciated!

new Wordpress website is underwhelming though. the sounds area in particular is amateur...
Quote from: mvdput on June 06, 2018, 11:50:40 AM
Good question, the Steinberg UR22-mkII says if you enable the High Impedance switch, you must use an unbalanced cable (=mono). I assumed the line-out of the 2Box was high impedance....
I did not try it with the high-impedance switch off and a balanced cable (stereo).  ::)

i think maybe you have things a little confused there.

firstly, a line-level signal is not high-impedance. the high-impedance setting is for plugging in electric guitars or basses. you definitely do not want to have the high-impedance switch engaged.

secondly, a balanced cable has three conductors, and can be used to send either a balanced mono signal, or an unbalanced stereo signal, depending on the equipment in use.

your audio interface has two mono inputs. use two cables, and connect the line outs 1 + 2 to inputs 1 + 2 on your interface. the cables can be either TS (unbalanced) or TRS (balanced).
Quote from: mvdput on May 30, 2018, 04:02:10 PM
My setup:
2Box -> mono jack from line-out 1 to Steinberg Ur22 mk11 external audiocard -> USB cable to MAcbook pro

why are you only recording the left channel? it will sound a lot better if you record in stereo...
the main thing with wireless is that there are a lot more things that can go wrong. batteries and interference are the two big ones.

another common issue is sensitivity settings. if for some reason after sound check your transmitters are being driven too hot, there is nothing the FOH can do about it.

so you need to invest in a reliable system, and also be dedicated to taking care of the setup and operation...
Quote from: geo on December 02, 2016, 07:34:44 PM
plus the heat generated is now inside your non-vented enclosure instead of on the brick

actually the AC-AC adapter itself is also relatively inefficient, and generates a fair bit of heat, even when the module itself is switched off...
General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Snare lag/latency
December 08, 2016, 09:36:48 AM
i use a 32 GB card with extender.

i rarely get that issue with the stock sounds, however i do get it with some kits that i exported from BFD3. i know that the kits exported with massive hi-hat files, and the module or card just doesn't have the bandwidth to keep up, sometimes resulting in bad latency...
this is one option, you would need to find the right size plug to attach to it: