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  • Help TD-8 / TMC

    Hello all, I have done some looking but just cant seem to get it right. I have a Roland TD-8 with maxed out inputs and i want to use my Alesis DM5 or eDrum trigger to midi converter to trigger some more pads via midi. So basically what im looking for is the TD-8 equivalent of the "TMC-6 / TD-20 how to" sticky (yes i tried following that but couldn't seem to get it). so here is what is happening right now. The dm5 is set to ch10 and so is the td-8, the trigger light on the td-8 lights up when i hit the dm5 pad, i do get some sounds if i set the dm5 to send to proper note. what i want to do is select what sound i want and not just trigger the general maps. Im am fairly new to this midi thing so please be kind. I believe i have to do something with the pattern feature? Any help or links to threads i've missed would be a great help. Thank you

    Dave
    Remo practice pad mesh conversion, Pearl Export A2E mesh, Pintech and TKO A2E cymbals, Roland TD-8, 1.5 eDrum trigger to midi converters (edrum.info), Alesis DM5's, Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal. 6 200watt EV SH1502 speakers, 200watt Crate Bass amp, ASUS P5Q Mobo, 8Gb ram, q6600 Core2 Quad, 3 TB's of hard drives, ATI 3870 video, dual 22" monitor's. This stuff is FUN!

    one of my kits http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...hlight=zdavesf

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    Tmc-6

    I don't have a TMC-6 or TD-8, but have looked at getting one for my TD-6 in the past so I downloaded the manual. There is a section on using the TMC-6 to add pads to a TD-6 and TD-8.

    I now use a TD-3 sometimes like a TD-6 and had to learn about assigning the percussion groups. Essentially I had to assign the different groups to some user songs so I could switch between them easily.

    Hope this helps.
    Frequent GAS Sufferer


    TD-9, RMP-12, RMP-5 & SonicCell on Gibraltar Quad Stands.

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    • #3
      Yes; Pages 16-17 of the TMC-6 manual deal specifically with triggering any sounds on a TD-8 via MIDI by using User Percussion Sets on Channel 11.


      Bruce

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      • #4
        Thanks guys, I guess i didnt think to look in the TMC-6 manual because i dont have one ill try to get it going tonight. if i can get it working i could have potential for alot of inputs ( 2 alesis dm5's = 24 inputs, 1 edrum 22 ch and 1 edrum 24 on the way = 46, 24 + 46 + 12 (TD-8) = 82... are there even that many notes to be triggered?

        Dave
        Remo practice pad mesh conversion, Pearl Export A2E mesh, Pintech and TKO A2E cymbals, Roland TD-8, 1.5 eDrum trigger to midi converters (edrum.info), Alesis DM5's, Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal. 6 200watt EV SH1502 speakers, 200watt Crate Bass amp, ASUS P5Q Mobo, 8Gb ram, q6600 Core2 Quad, 3 TB's of hard drives, ATI 3870 video, dual 22" monitor's. This stuff is FUN!

        one of my kits http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...hlight=zdavesf

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        • #5
          Not quite; you can use note numbers 18-96 in a TD-8 percussion set, so 79 different sounds would be available.


          Bruce

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          • #6
            Ya, I got it working with the DM5... I will post how I did it just in case someone else needs help like I did. Now I just need to make room for 50 more trigger and I will be set

            Thank you for pointing me in the right direction you guys

            Dave
            Remo practice pad mesh conversion, Pearl Export A2E mesh, Pintech and TKO A2E cymbals, Roland TD-8, 1.5 eDrum trigger to midi converters (edrum.info), Alesis DM5's, Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal. 6 200watt EV SH1502 speakers, 200watt Crate Bass amp, ASUS P5Q Mobo, 8Gb ram, q6600 Core2 Quad, 3 TB's of hard drives, ATI 3870 video, dual 22" monitor's. This stuff is FUN!

            one of my kits http://vdrums.com/forum/showthread.p...hlight=zdavesf

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