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  • Two heads, one kit?

    Can one pad trigger two inputs on a head unit? Or two seperate head units? I ask this question for two reasons.

    1. I'd like to trigger a tambourine at the same time as a snare hit. Can I just get a 'y' stereo adapter cable and use the AUX1 or AUX2 inputs?

    2. I'm thinking about putting a TD-8 next to my TD-10/TDW1 to have fun with the built-in songs. I'd hate to switch every pad input just to switch head units. Again can a stereo 'y' cable work or will it throw the signal characteristics out of specification for the pad?

    Thanks,
    Steve

  • #2
    Originally posted by SteveSt:
    1. I'd like to trigger a tambourine at the same time as a snare hit. Can I just get a 'y' stereo adapter cable and use the AUX1 or AUX2 input?

    Heres a layering solution Erik Duif posted a long while back. It works.

    Record the second sound to a pattern (just one hit!). Set the pattern function to "tap". Then assign the pattern to the pad you want to have layered sounds on, so that the pad starts the pattern when you hit it. Done.
    You can even record more sounds in that pattern so more sounds will be layered/heard.
    Recording the sounds can be done by using the rim of the pd-100 input. Connect a pd-7 or 9 to the pd100 jack-input and assign the sound you want to the rimtrigger. If you're done recording connect the pd100 back to it's input. This way you can't hit the second sound when playing the drums.


    Should do the trick.

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    • #3
      Yep, this solution works well. I use it on several kits with tamborine, cowbell, shakers, etc. on the rim of my hihat. I discovered that you can avoid all that plugging/unplugging of different pads by using the preview button to record your pattern.

      Strike one of your toms and push the rim button. Assign the instrument you want to use to the rim of that tom. Record your pattern by striking the preview button to access that sound on the rim. Then assign that pattern to the pad you want to control it with. Keep in mind that you have to assign that sound to an unused rim on every kit that you may want to use this feature on.
      Hope it works for you.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SteveSt:
        Can one pad trigger two inputs on a head unit? Or two seperate head units? I ask this question for two reasons.

        1. I'd like to trigger a tambourine at the same time as a snare hit. Can I just get a 'y' stereo adapter cable and use the AUX1 or AUX2 inputs?

        Thanks,
        Steve
        In my search for the ultimate snare sound, I've tried to Y out of my snare and into snare and aux1 inputs on my brain... It makes both sounds cut off like a bad gate or something... too much info to the brain at the same time?

        your milage may vary,
        rus
        \oo/_ :mad: _\oo/

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