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Good bass drum on td-8?

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  • Good bass drum on td-8?

    I'm looking for something fat, deep and heavy. Identical to the bass drum on "And Justice For All". I'm pretty sure they were maple 24"'s. The td-8 maple bassdrums sound like crap honestly. I've been playing with the bass drums for hours changing tunings, muffling etc. They all have the same problem, there's a buzz after. It's either that or the sound is synthetic and has a musical tone. It should be a very low thud, which I can't seem to reproduce. I've even tried tom sounds tuned down, but they have a very sharp beater sound.

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    If you don't like the Roland sound, use an acoustic bass drum with trigger or change to a different module.
    Robert

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    • #3
      I don't know much about the Metallica sound, but there is a bass drum in the TD-8 called "Meat" that I think might be what you are looking for. Try it out.

      Greg

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      • #4
        Back on that album Lars would have been playing Tama Granstars which are 100% birch! And yes, he uses 24" basses

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        • #5
          Yeah I found that out.. the problem is the birch tom+bass sounds like somebody put a snare strainer on them! WTF is that buzzing sound? not to mention they have almost no bass and sound like a jazz bass drum.. HMMMMmm. Right now I have Room 1, with a coated head (to keep down the buzz), deep, tuning -75.. Sounds pretty close to the Justice for All bassdrum. Better, but not perfect.

          Crappy samples, or just my td-8? I hooked up 4 toms today, and tried to have the top two maple1 and maple2, default, and the bottom two maple3 and maple4, both tuned down so they they are like low tuned 16" and 18" floor toms.. Well maple4 just buzzes at about -60 tuning. I'm actually using maple3 tuned -60 for tom 3, and maple3 tuned -100 (which actually makes a tom sound!) for tom 4. What's wrong with this picture? Infact I could barely tune maple4 down at all without it sounding pretty bad.

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            davatar>
            What are you using to monitor these sounds your getting?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by puttenvr:
              If you don't like the Roland sound, use an acoustic bass drum with trigger or change to a different module.
              How does this response help him dial in his TD-8 for his needs?

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              • #8
                Guys,

                give a little here. The odds on you faithfully re-creating the right kick sound with just a module are pretty amazingly high. Remember, an album kick may be EQ'd, gated, compressed, etc

                Whatever happened to finding your own sound..?

                Dave
                Simmons SDX (x2), Roland TD7, Alesis DM5, Simmons pads, Hart e-cymbals,

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marc.:
                  How does this response help him dial in his TD-8 for his needs?

                  The questioner does not like something ('they sound like crap' he says) and asks a question.

                  Marc., is it so difficult for you to understand that there are more options than just Vdrums ?
                  Robert

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by puttenvr:
                    The questioner does not like something ('they sound like crap' he says) and asks a question.

                    Why don't you answer my question to you?

                    Originally posted by puttenvr:
                    Marc., is it so difficult for you to understand that there are more options than just Vdrums ?

                    Everyone, including you, knows where I'm coming from so why would you even ask such a silly question? Have you been drinking again?

                    tsk, tsk,
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sector7:
                      davatar>
                      What are you using to monitor these sounds your getting?
                      Koss headphones, fairly decent, never noticed any distortion in them before.

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                      • #12
                        I prefer the "meat" kick, as well, set to DEEP. Not sure if I like coated or pinstripe heads better.

                        I liked it in my headphones, but I really liked it coming out of the amp. Nice and punchy. After listening to other kicks, I think it may be the closest thing to what you want.

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                        • #13
                          You guys must be sick of me extoling the virtues of "Meat" but if you're looking for a serious kick drum... this IS a *serious* kick drum.

                          Mine sounds like Pantera, Metallica, whatever... it rocks. Hard.

                          rus
                          \oo/_ :mad: _\oo/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rus:


                            Mine sounds like Pantera, Metallica, whatever... it rocks. Hard.

                            rus
                            Uhh, Pantera BD sound VERY different from metallica.. or anything else.. and metallica has many different BD sounds amoung all of the albums.

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                            • #15
                              I was tired when I posted that. What I meant (and should have written) was that with just a little eq tweaking and adjustment, Meat has a wide array of "colors". It's the one I use most because it is the best sound to begin with for MY needs. The Pantera kick I like most was on "Vulgar Display..." and "... Trendkill". You know the one, all you hear is "slap" but theres this 'meat'y feel to it and a deep pulse along with it...

                              I'm no good at discribing sounds... go get the album.
                              rus
                              \oo/_ :mad: _\oo/

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