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  • FD-8 Volume

    The FD-8's volume is somewhat low. I've done a search of the forum and reviewed the suggested fix of taking the unit apart and making a few modifications. I have already boosted the volume to 15 and adjusted the sensitivity to 16. Are there any other options, besides lowering the volume for all of the other triggers? Also, could you insert a small signal booster (preamp) between the FD-8 and the TD-3?

    Thanks again,

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    Originally posted by WarMan View Post
    The FD-8's volume is somewhat low. I've done a search of the forum and reviewed the suggested fix of taking the unit apart and making a few modifications. I have already boosted the volume to 15 and adjusted the sensitivity to 16.
    Sensitivity will only affect the volume of stick hits on the hi-hat pad, not pedal closing. And with the maximum setting of 16 it's likely to mean that every hi-hat pad strike will be maximum volume; no ability to play the hi-hat pad with soft or medium volume hits, so no dynamic range.


    Originally posted by WarMan View Post
    Are there any other options, besides lowering the volume for all of the other triggers?
    I don't think so.


    Originally posted by WarMan View Post
    Also, could you insert a small signal booster (preamp) between the FD-8 and the TD-3?
    My understanding of the FD pedals is that it's all resistance, so there's no actual signal to boost. And I think any electrical modification would probably screw up the resistance values required for detecting open to closed.


    Bruce

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      Thanks

      Thanks for the response.

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        From the TD-3 manual, Page 42 - Hi-Hat Control Pedal Adjustment

        Another tip BarT suggested that worked really well for me, is to adjust velocity curve (pg 54) to LOUD1 (Edit > Cur; Ld1) which reduces the difference between soft and hard hits. Ld2 removes it altogether which gives unrealistic response, but LD1 made a huge difference in the adjustability of all of my pads. Note that when you change the instrument sound of a pad, you must re-adjust the curve as well. I found that one out the hard way...
        Jack

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