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Weak cymbal sounds! Yamaha PC-135 with Roland TD-12

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  • Weak cymbal sounds! Yamaha PC-135 with Roland TD-12

    Hi everyone, I just unwrapped my 2 new Yammie PC135s and got them connected to the TD12 and just cant figure out why the cymbals sound so weak. I have adjusted the output gauge on the cymbals, switched cables and even messed with the eq on the module but the cymbals just dont have the presence that the drums do. I have a Roland CY-15R for a ride and that sounds fine to me. Does anyone have a template they used for triggering parameters when using yamaha cymbal triggers with a td12 ? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Have you looked at mine for the PCY130S for the exp TD-10? Those should get you in the ballpark. Oh, here's the link:

    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showpost...5&postcount=12

    Which was found, I might add, by firing up Teh Google and using the following terms:

    vdrums forum grog pcy-130s

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    TD-12, DTX502, SD1000, EZDrummer, Diamond Drum 12" snare, S1000 toms/cymbals/kick, PCY10/100/135/155, CY-5/14, Hart Ride, Hart Acupad 8" kick, Epedal Pro II, Concept 1 pads/cymbals, SD1000 & Roland V Sessions racks, PD-7, Kit Toy 10" splash, DMPad ride, SamplePad, PerformancePad Pro

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    • #3
      I used the CY-8 preset as a starting point for the PCY135 on my TD9. The rim gain needed to be set to around 1.2 otherwise the edge sound was far too weak. Also note that the bell and edge both produce edge sounds unless some rewiring is done to split the bell and rim zones.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by grog View Post
        Have you looked at mine for the PCY130S for the exp TD-10? Those should get you in the ballpark. Oh, here's the link:

        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showpost...5&postcount=12

        Which was found, I might add, by firing up Teh Google and using the following terms:

        vdrums forum grog pcy-130s

        www.myspace.com/rubberuniverse
        Thanks Grog. I was going to search for that having just got my TD10 today. Saved me the bother now!

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        • #5
          Just wondering, do the Yamaha PCY130 Cymbals have a polarity switch on them .
          I know some of the older wedge type Yamaha Cymbals (PCY 80) had polarity switches on them and a output intinuator.. Just wondering I don;t have the New Yamaha but seems they would have that switch if the older one had it


          Zeke

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          • #6
            Zeke: No polarity switch.

            Chef: Check the underside of your cymbals. It's possible that the 135 models are slightly different but on my 130Ses, there's a small phillips-head screw inset in the bottom that adjusts gain. You should be able to crank the hardware up using that, again, assuming they're the same.

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            • #7
              I can confirm that the 135 has the same adjustment, marked "LEVEL".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zekedrum View Post
                Just wondering, do the Yamaha PCY130 Cymbals have a polarity switch on them .
                I know some of the older wedge type Yamaha Cymbals (PCY 80) had polarity switches on them and a output intinuator.. Just wondering I don;t have the New Yamaha but seems they would have that switch if the older one had it


                Zeke
                The Roland pads pd-9 and pd-7 had these in the past too...not sure if they do any longer.

                -The Yammie cymbals definitely don't.

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