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    Hi, first time poster, long time reader. I play a TD30KV at my church. I used the sticky about proper setup and trigger settings. In doing so I followed the instructions and “panned” the kit so the sounds would be directed to the side of the kit where they reside. However, my church only has one channel for the drums. They use the mono output to a single direct box that goes to the foh. My question is, will using the mono output require me to pan all the triggers to the left? And is there a y cable that would let me use the L&R for stereo output and would that be a noticeable improvement? I’m not really knowledgeable when it comes to sound engineering. Please help, I’ll provide any and all technical info I can. Just let me know what you need to know.

  • #2
    See Page 24 of the Owner's Manual

    When you only use the Left/Mono Output all sounds are sent over the single output, so there is no panning. This is switched automatically depending on whether you have a cable plugged in the Right Output or not.
    Last edited by tkydon; 05-18-19, 12:59 AM.


    • #3
      Thank you! Do you think it would be beneficial to try and use both L & R or will I not get any noticeable improvement in sound quality?


      • #4
        You would get some benefit if you'd run LR into two channels on the mixer... Mainly width and separation of the elements. Running LR to a mono channel just boosts the input level. That could lead to less headroom depending on the mixer preamp or just a louder signal... Not worth it, if you ask me.
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        • #5
          If the PA system is not run in stereo then there is no point. Many aren’t in church as you need to hear everything whichever side your at.
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          • #6
            That makes sense, I’ll have to see what our sound guy says. Thanks for the help!


            • #7
              Just run in mono.
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