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Messages - Deve Loper

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General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Kit Load time??
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:03:52 AM »
Well at least I can tell you that I'm -not- working on a hint or a kit :-)
So yeah...

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Kit Load time??
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:11:39 PM »
Thanks. That was (and is) one of the major advantages of the sound engine I developed.  Good to know it is appreciated...!

" The frequencies are affected/changed depending on the ohms of headphones .."

Not exactly. It's not the resistive load of the phones which changes the freq response. It's the reactive part (the capacitive and/or inductive effect). An ideal headphone should have minimal reactive part, but is anything ideal?
The resistor is there to even out the power difference between lo an hi impedance phones. However it has this unwanted side effect.
Again, this is very dependent on the headphone in question. It's probably less noticable for hi imp phones. I tested most with AKG K240DF 600 Ohm phones when I tested. That sounds great.
Next time will be very low out impedance with user selectable nominal level to accomodate different phones.

Greetz, Deve.

Ps, if people want, I can point out the resistors to bypass for fixing this on DI5. However, for lo imp phones the out level will be quite hi even on low volume settings, so be aware...

Sharing drum sounds - wav / aiff / rex / Re: SD3 sound quality
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:11:55 PM »
As I made the dsnd format RIFF compatible,  you can play dsnd files in any program which can handle wav files. Just (temporarily) change the file extension to .wav.
Note that only the hardest hit should have max amplitude.
Also, the pitch may be lower so as to allow pitching up in the DrumIt module.

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Help - new to 2Box, no output on phones
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:47:00 AM »
Hi. Should be enough with an original DrumIt.dkit file. Maybe some channels on some kits are silent because a sound is missing, but you will certainly get sound on your phones.
Best, Deve.
Ps. how to load files is in the manual or described in several threads.

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Say hello to the Drumit 3
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:57:33 PM »
"They were one of the first companies to the market with a module that can import multi-layered sounds"
Yes indeed, but who are 'they' today?

DrumIt 3 and DrumIt 5 Software - PC / Mac / Re: click track / Backtrack how?
« on: September 28, 2017, 08:08:13 AM »
Hi. Probably the left encoder is a bit worn out and gives spurious changes.
While playing a song on the KIT-ACMP page,  and choosing a new song file, it plays immediately. (That's as it should.)
This won't happen on the KIT-PROG page, but there it might result in random kit changes.
However, maybe it's just because the encoder is on a detent,, it should always be inbetween 2 detents.
Best, Deve.

Hi Pret.
The Alesis cymbal jack might (?) have an (intentional) short from the ring to gnd. So a trs cable could still  behave like a TS cable. The DrumIt always senses a short to gnd of the ring as a choke. Maybe try to use a trs to 2 ts Y cable splitter. TRS to DrumIt. Tip TS to cymbal. Leave the ring TS unconnected or cut it.
Cheers, Deve.


Good to hear my module development, like 8 years ago, still makes people happy :-)

Hi. To be able to pitch up sounds at playback (max tune value on KIT-DRUM page), the sounds are encoded with a matching lower sample rate when encoded. Thus if no need for tuning up sounds on playback, keep the max pitch low when encoding.
The line outs have 150 Ohm out impedance. Should be fine for any line input.
To check DAC quality, rip a cd track to 44.1 kHz 16 bit wav file and play back as accompaniment.
Should sound the same as cd played over same amp / speaker / phones combo.

For best sound quality, convert the vst samples with as low pitch change range as needed.
Furthermore, the hp out has a series resistor to even out the differences in impedance.
This might affect the headphones frequency response. Not ideal, I know.
Use line out to compare original vst sound with downloaded sound.

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: Hi hat calibration
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:54:30 PM »
Hi. I left 2box beg 2012, so I don't know what (if) any changes were made to the hihat board.
The hihat input on the module at least should not affect the hihat board at power up / down.
Also, it is short circuit safe.
Best, Deve.

DrumIt 5 Hardware / Re: Hi hat calibration
« on: June 07, 2017, 06:28:02 PM »
Hi. The hall sensor has indeed 3.5V max recommended supply voltage, abs max 8V.
The hihat input has when unloaded 4.1V, with hihat 3.85V. (It's a current sensing input.)
But the hihat board has a series diode, so the chip supply never gets over 3.5V.
Cheers, Deve.

DrumIt 3 and DrumIt 5 Software - PC / Mac / Re: software
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:46:18 PM »
Hi. Did you read my reply in "recommended cables"?
So you should be able to see the DrumIt as a drive on your PC.
Then drag'n'drop the unzipped dsnd files from your PC to the DrumIt drive or any sub-folder.
Restart the module. Press KIT and then PAGE-DN.
On the DRUM page you can find the new sounds in the folders you downloaded them.

That's really as step-by- step as it gets.
Good luck.

Ps. if you use the PC editor, you need to have the module connected by USB.
Then in the editor, browse to the DrumIt drive, choose the DrumIt.dkit file and then you can edit all kits.
Do not choose the DrumIt.dkit file on your PC, because it will not link to the sound files on the module.

General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Recommended Cables - UK
« on: May 09, 2017, 07:51:08 PM »
Hi. Hold top left button above display down, power on. Connect USB cable to PC. DrumIt appears as external drive. Drag and drop sound files to any folder you like. Disconnect USB cable. Restart DrumIt. Choose the downloaded sound on  the Kit-Drum page.
That should work.

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