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Setup guides and tips / Re: Additional cymbals
Last post by BaoRozzo - May 20, 2023, 05:01:07 PM

I'm getting some problems with adding more sounds/crashes.

I'm using a stereo Y splitter, and every cable is stereo too.

I'm on a 5MK1 (and I love it) with last OS.

I tried pressing the more button and the tom1 (I also tried with hitting the tom or the rim or the crash I wanted to add with or without the more button pressed), then I change trigger settings and sound settings (switching from ++ to -+) and also tried to change sounds.

More + tom1 on trigger let me change to different trigger settings from the tom1
More + sound settings give me a + (or sometimes -)
More + sound give me a blank part of the screen, then I rotate the knob and I select a sound

But the extra crash sounds only like the tom, like the center of the tom, not the rim.
Sometimes the rim sounds like the extra sound, but I was never been able to have the crash to sound the way I want (supposedly like the rim with changed sound).

The only way to play the extra sound is with the more button and the first left upper button, while the tom1 is lightening.

I also tried to use a mono cable (didn't got two of them at the moment), switching the cables that enter to the Y splitter (mono or stereo of course), using mono cable for the tom or the crash...
I also tried other cymbals and a roland trigger bar.
Nothing worked.
The crash I tried are the basic roland but I have 3 of them.

Can you please help me troubleshooting this?
Where am I wrong?
Or is the option to add more pads using this trick specifically for 5MK2?

Thanks for your help!
Sharing drum sounds - wav / aiff / rex / Re: Cymbal samples!
Last post by BaoRozzo - May 20, 2023, 11:53:35 AM

I have bought all of these sounds above, and I really love them!
I suggest to everyone to give them a chance.
They sound really natural and well recorded.
I'm really happy of my purchase!
Also the support from Anders has been great (I also bought the 64Gb card from him/Zourman and the snares).
Sharing drum sounds - wav / aiff / rex / Re: DSDN repair
Last post by welshsteve - May 13, 2023, 01:41:49 AM
Hey Man.

Thanks for your effort on this. I have taken the "cleaned" file and put it on the samples folder, deleted the bad version and renamed it to "processed"

Not sure when I will get chance to try it myself, hopefully soon. So many thanks for this again.

I will be doing "dry" versions off all the kit very soon. I will let you know when I do. Hopefully they'll be useful to someone.

Sharing drum sounds - wav / aiff / rex / Re: DSDN repair
Last post by kenjwright - May 12, 2023, 01:14:43 AM
Hi @welshsteve!

I updated the dropbox link above with the latest updates to the dsnd file. I was curious to establish a workflow to manually tinker with the layers without using any of the 3 GUI tools, but rather with just a hex editor (Hex Fiend on Mac in my case) and a wave editor (Audacity for this exercise as you can edit at the sample level). I used Audacity to trim each layer to a 0.50 second length (for r&d simplicity, 22050 sample tics) and removed all silence (or near silence) and then applied a 100ms fade out to each. Each layer had 478 samples of silence appended to maintain the required 8192 byte block alignment while retaining the sample length of 22050. Because Audacity does not retain the dsnd chunk in the wav file it was necessary create a new file in Hex Fiend and add the original dsnd chunk, followed by the new data chunk from the edited wav file. Last step was to update the velocity map with new start positions and sample tics length while keeping the original velocity mapping in place. And finally update the RIFF chunk length.

Tedious exercise to say the least but result is a nice tight version of the original with all of the dead weight removed. Approximately 60 seconds of total sound reduced to about 15 seconds. I loaded into a DrumIt Five (v1) and it sounds comparable to the original with good attack and a nice drop off.

Anyway, fun exercise (for me). Have a listen!


General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Compatibility with Efnote5
Last post by welshsteve - May 11, 2023, 11:04:44 AM
I think you'll be fine with the drums and cymbals, only the hihat will not be usable. Unless you're willing do some surgery on a cable. The Efnote used a multipin connector within that there's the power supply for the optical sensor and also the piezo/switch terminals.
General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Re: Compatibility with Efnote5
Last post by kenjwright - May 11, 2023, 01:00:29 AM
I don't know for certain, but if the Efnote hihat is Roland compatible then the Zourman conversion module should work.


General 2box Drumit 5 forum / Compatibility with Efnote5
Last post by VeryAndDidIsMy - May 10, 2023, 10:36:15 PM
Hi, does anyone know how compatible the mkII module is with the Efnote 5 pads and cymbals. I was thinking of getting the mkII and using it with my Efnote but someone told me the hi hat would not be compatible.
General chit-chat / Re: Remembering Jman
Last post by welshsteve - May 09, 2023, 10:18:32 PM
Wonderful words fitting to such a great man. Most of us never met him but when definitely knew his name. He was a huge force in this forum and in edrum circles on the whole. I never come on here and not think of him. Sorely missed by all.
Sharing drum sounds - wav / aiff / rex / Re: DSDN repair
Last post by welshsteve - May 09, 2023, 10:15:08 PM
hey thanks for checking it out. Yeah I really thought I was being thorough when I made these. But clearly I missed a few things. If I had a module to try these out for myself I wouldn't have missed a lot of these "over-sights" but there you go.

General chit-chat / Remembering Jman
Last post by Slamstick - May 09, 2023, 07:14:44 AM
For those of you who remember Jman (Jerry Langenfeld)  DIY Pioneer and Great Friend on this forum, Vdrum forum, and others. It gas been 3vyesrs since Jmans passing am I truly miss him! Besides being a member here who helped so many people with his knowledge,and his products, he became a friend to so many of us. Rest Easy J . See you on the other side!