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TD-6V or TD-8?

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  • TD-6V or TD-8?

    I have a hybrid v-drums kit that I'm putting together from a bunch of pieces. Specifically, I have:

    Kick: KD7
    Snare: PDX-8
    HH: PD-8 (will be a CY-5 soon) with FD-8 controller
    Tom1: PD-85
    Tom2: PD-8 (soon to be PD-85)
    Tom3: PD-8 (soon to be PD-85)
    Ride: CY-8
    Crash: CY-8

    I have both a TD-8 and a TD-6V. I've been playing the set with the TD-6V, but would rather use the TD-8 if possible. It seems to have the same bank of individual sounds as the 6 and more control. The only thing is that I'm not sure about is whether it works (well) with my newer pads.

    Is it possible to make a fully functional set with the TD-8 instead of the TD-6V? Meaning, dual triggers, etc.? If so, can anyone tell me what pad settings to use for the trigger inputs? My newer pads aren't listed in the TD-8's parameters. It just has: PD-5, PD-7, PD-9, PD-80, PD-100 & PD-120.

    If anyone has any advice or tips, that would be great. Thanks!

  • #2
    Compatibility chart, showing TD-6 and TD-8 side-by-side. It seems pad support on both modules is the same. But TD-8 has position sensing on snare and the user interface is more user friendly.

    As far as I can tell, you won't get dual trigger on toms on either module if you use mesh pads like PD-85. Only rubber pads can.
    My compact kit.

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    • #3
      Yes, your pads will work fine with the TD-8 (with the same tom rim proviso as the TD-6V mentioned by sciomako).

      But it sounds like your TD-8 has not been updated to Version 1.10 (Downloads) which adds trigger types PD6, CY1, CY2, SNR.

      Ideally, you should use the following trigger types:

      KD-7: KD7
      PDX-8: 8RB
      PD-8: PD6
      PD-85: 8RA
      CY-8: CY1

      Bruce

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      • #4
        Ah! Of course! An update!

        I'll give that a shot now!

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          You will still get bell sounds when you play cymbal edges though. That is a "feature" of TD-8 kits, but can be changed: TD-8 Problems [bow/bell/edge]

          Bruce

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          • #6
            Man, is this forum helpful! Lots of good info on the TD-8. Thank you all very much!

            BTW, every time I did a search in the forums for "TD-8" it came back empty. Any ideas?

            Thanks again...

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            • #7
              The search function here has not been well for some time. It works for words of three letters or longer. Unfortunately that rules out TD-xx, PD-xx etc., so you can only resort to Google: http://www.google.com/search?&q=TD-8+site:vdrums.com

              Bruce

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