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  • Mimic Pro & Roland CY-15R miss-triggers?

    I have a Roland CY-15R that I am using as a crash cymbal with my Mimic Pro that periodically miss-triggers (configured as CY-14C) - all other cymbals work fine. It triggers but occasionally the volume is quite low. I have played with the threshold and gain which does help but tends to reduces the dynamics. Now that's probably not a big issue for me since I do not do cymbal swell too often but there are times I only want a softer response.

    I assume this is a cymbal not module problem. I have seen mention and YouTube videos addressing CY-15R bell response problems and CY-14C choke problems but not specifically volume/dynamics. Since I am not the most DYI proficient character I am a bit leery about following their directions (i.e., tearing the rubber off) particularly if this may not lead to a fix. Has anyone else experienced this and if so any suggestions, success stories, horror stories, etc.?
    Last edited by EssKayKay; 08-15-19, 12:29 PM.

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    Originally posted by EssKayKay View Post
    I have a Roland CY-15R that I am using as a crash cymbal with my Mimic Pro that periodically miss-triggers (configured as CY-14C) - all other cymbals work fine. It triggers but occasionally the volume is quite low. I have played with the threshold and gain which does help but tends to reduces the dynamics. Now that's probably not a big issue for me since I do not do cymbal swell too often but there are times I only want a softer response.

    I assume this is a cymbal not module problem. I have seen mention and YouTube videos addressing CY-15R bell response problems and CY-14C choke problems but not specifically volume/dynamics. Since I am not the most DYI proficient character I am a bit leery about following their directions (i.e., tearing the rubber off) particularly if this may not lead to a fix. Has anyone else experienced this and if so any suggestions, success stories, horror stories, etc.?
    With the Mimic: For my own crashes, personally I set the Zone Volume higher for my Bow than the Edge. I find that on most crashes in the module the edge is quite a bit louder than the bow. I also change the bow instrument assignment to the same as the edge, but that is just my preference. That way I don't get any unexpected volume drops or peaks. I don't know if your CY-15R is malfunctioning though .... If you have another Roland type CY on a different input that seems to perform the way you expect you could switch the Cy-15R to that cable just to test and verify there is a problem ....
    I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JmanWord View Post

      With the Mimic: For my own crashes, personally I set the Zone Volume higher for my Bow than the Edge. I find that on most crashes in the module the edge is quite a bit louder than the bow. I also change the bow instrument assignment to the same as the edge, but that is just my preference. That way I don't get any unexpected volume drops or peaks. I don't know if your CY-15R is malfunctioning though .... If you have another Roland type CY on a different input that seems to perform the way you expect you could switch the Cy-15R to that cable just to test and verify there is a problem ....
      Jman,

      I too set my Zone Volume Bow higher than my Edge (+30 vs. 0). On occasion I also have set the bow and edge to the same instrument assignment. As a test I have swapped the cables between a Roland CY-14C and the CY-15R (both are configured as CY-14C). The intermittent miss-triggering stayed with the CY-15R. That's why I assume it's a cymbal issue not a module issue.

      Like I noted, I have seen a few videos and memos addressing other cymbal issues (i.e., poor bow response or auto-choking). Basically they say remove the rubber from the cymbal then clean the inner lining removing any excess rubber debris. I can try this but am a bit concerned in that I am not a real DYI guy, particularly since I'm not sure this will resolve the problem. I was hoping for input from someone who has had a similar experience.

      Thanks for your input - much appreciated.
      Last edited by EssKayKay; 08-15-19, 09:19 PM.

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