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  • TD3 Master Volume Too low? HH Open/close beats

    Hi there,

    Today I brought home a TD-3KW set. I have encountered two problems.

    1) The main volume on the TD3 Module output is WAY too quiet! Barely able to hear the music over my stick hits even with noise canceling headphones. With instrument volumes set up to 15 and the volume pot on the back cranked. I then plug it into my 600 what amp and I have to crank that like 90% to get anything decent out of it! Is there an internal mastervolume? I can't seem to find what Im looking for in the manual? I also have searched through this forum and about 25+ threads.

    2) Secondly I am having issues with the HH Control. Is the TD3 module changing between open/halfopen/closed high hat sounds without hitting the trigger? It seems like opening the high hat all the way before I hit the high hat during funk beats is the only way I can manage these types of beats. This seems like a really bland technique. Am I doing something wrong ?

    Thanks

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    Hello

    Hi

    is it a pre owned one? have you tried a factory re set?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by bryan paradis View Post
      Hi there,

      Today I brought home a TD-3KW set. I have encountered two problems.

      1) The main volume on the TD3 Module output is WAY too quiet! Barely able to hear the music over my stick hits even with noise canceling headphones. With instrument volumes set up to 15 and the volume pot on the back cranked. I then plug it into my 600 what amp and I have to crank that like 90% to get anything decent out of it! Is there an internal mastervolume? I can't seem to find what Im looking for in the manual? I also have searched through this forum and about 25+ threads.Thanks
      Are you definitely using the right output? I know that several people have asked this, and they have been plugged into the wrong socket.

      I don't find my TD3 very loud.. Its more than loud enough (Through headphones), but I would like it to be a little louder, so that I have the ability to turn it up if I want to.. But its certainly loud enough and when connected to my AP30 amp, its very loud at about 1/4 volume!

      If you want me to do any comparative tests with mine, feel free to ask.

      ALl the best

      Jon

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      • #4
        Not preowned. Plugged it into the Phones (hiding beside the midi area) output just now... I'm not a soundguy I swear. Hahahahaha.

        Do you guys use the master outs to your amp? jweaver?

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        • #5
          Yeah

          Originally posted by bryan paradis View Post
          Not preowned. Plugged it into the Phones (hiding beside the midi area) output just now... I'm not a soundguy I swear. Hahahahaha.

          Do you guys use the master outs to your amp? jweaver?
          Yes left and right master outs ... to mixer ... to amp

          so now u have the correct headphone socket does it work?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by bryan paradis View Post
            Not preowned. Plugged it into the Phones (hiding beside the midi area) output just now... I'm not a soundguy I swear. Hahahahaha.
            I think you should try the Left (Mono) Output on the back, which is what most would use for an amp connection as recommended in the manual; and perhaps try a different cable too.


            Bruce

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bryan paradis View Post
              Not preowned. Plugged it into the Phones (hiding beside the midi area) output just now... I'm not a soundguy I swear. Hahahahaha.

              Do you guys use the master outs to your amp? jweaver?
              Yep.. Thats the same output that I use.. For my AMP, I have run 2 jack leads from the brain to the amp.. You need two (As far as I know) as the kit is stereo, and the drums can be 'placed' anywhere from Left (-16) to right (+16).. So if you only run one cable, you would only get sounds from the left side.

              I could be wrong about this, but thats what I have done and it works for me.

              As for your volume, the only thing I can think of is the impedence of your headphones.. But if your amp is the same, then something is certainly wrong.

              Mine through headphones at full volume is loud.. Not very loud, but certainly loud enough to drown out any external noise.. Infact, my friend tells me that I play it TOO loud, but I don't agree... I can say with certainty that I would like it louder if I could, just so that I have the option to turn it up IF I want.

              On the amp side, its VERY loud.. I have the brain at full volume and the amp at 2 (on a 0-10 scale) and it can be heard outside the house. Considering its just a Traps AP30 (30W) amp, I don't think there is any problem here.

              Sorry I can't help further.. All I can say is that it doesn't sound right.

              If you want me to do any kind of tests for your, drop me a mail at "[email protected]" and I will be glad to help

              Cheers

              Jon

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jweaver View Post
                So if you only run one cable, you would only get sounds from the left side.
                Not if you only use the Left (MONO) output.


                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BarT View Post
                  Not if you only use the Left (MONO) output.

                  Bruce
                  Is there a special feature of the TD3 where the Left output carries both channels? In the manual there is no mention of a mono amp.. The only section shows a 'hifi' connected by stereo leads.. And if you are right and the left connector carries both channels, then how will this work in a stereo application, as you would then get the L+R channels out of the left speaker and the R channel out of the right.

                  I am not doubting you, but based on the info I have, it doesn't sound right. I will go and check mine later and see what happens when I pull out the right connector.

                  Jon

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                  • #10
                    Mono

                    If u go left out (mono) and go to a mono input on a mixer or amp, the one cable carries a mono signal spread across the left/right field, if u go left and right out this cancels out the mono and becomes stereo out ie 1 through right and 1 through left, if u were to go right out on its own to a mono input it would produce mono in right channel only so u would miss half.

                    Confused? you will be he he

                    lots of drum monitors are basic 1 cab 1 speaker mono. If u want stereo then u need either powered stereo monitors or stereo amp and 2 cabs.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jweaver View Post
                      Is there a special feature of the TD3 where the Left output carries both channels? In the manual there is no mention of a mono amp.. The only section shows a 'hifi' connected by stereo leads.. And if you are right and the left connector carries both channels, then how will this work in a stereo application, as you would then get the L+R channels out of the left speaker and the R channel out of the right.

                      I am not doubting you, but based on the info I have, it doesn't sound right. I will go and check mine later and see what happens when I pull out the right connector.

                      Jon
                      It's a feature of the master outputs on all Roland modules. If nothing is connected to the Right output, then an internal switch adds that channel to the Left (MONO). It shows up on the Block Diagram if there is one in the manual, but for the TD-3 it only gets a brief mention on Page 10; "For monaural output use the L/MONO jack" and there is no example connection setup diagram for that.


                      Bruce

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BarT View Post
                        It's a feature of the master outputs on all Roland modules. If nothing is connected to the Right output, then an internal switch adds that channel to the Left (MONO). It shows up on the Block Diagram if there is one in the manual, but for the TD-3 it only gets a brief mention on Page 10; "For monaural output use the L/MONO jack" and there is no example connection setup diagram for that.


                        Bruce
                        Wow!! You do learn something new every day.. I looked at the manual to work out how to connect a mono amp and because I couldn't see a picture, I just gave up

                        Thanks for that.. I guess I will remove one of my cables now!

                        Jon

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