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Is the TD6 still the favorite for TD10 Input Expansion?

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  • Is the TD6 still the favorite for TD10 Input Expansion?

    I'll be purchasing either a module or a midi-kiti to expand inputs on my TD10exp. I've got the V Session and will trigger sounds from it.

    Can anyone tell why they would prefer a Midi-Kiti over a TD6 or DM4\DM5 to expand inputs? I realize the Midikiti is cheaper but are there any other advantages?

    I'd like to keep it under $300.00

    Thanks
    Bill

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    I have seen DrumKat DK-10's on Ebay for under $300.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Snills:
      ...Can anyone tell why they would prefer a Midi-Kiti over a TD6 or DM4\DM5 to expand inputs? I realize the Midikiti is cheaper but are there any other advantages?
      Price is the only advantage I see. The MidiK.I.T.I. requires you to set the trigger parameters for each input (which will vary with the pads you use and a firm understanding of these parameters is very helpful). There are no presets, and it does nothing else.

      A module like a TD-6 adds tons of sound alternatives to the TD-10 sounds, is relatively plug and play, has presets for pad types, and the triggering (especially true of a Roland module and a few other pads) is just plain better.

      The triggering from a midiK.I.T.I. is good, but you won't rival the buzz rolls possible with the Roland modules. It is great for triggering aux percussion, cowbells, orchestra hits, sound effects, even toms (but remember there will be no positional sensisng). Also, it has 9 single inputs, so if you want to use pads with separate head and rim sounds, or other dual pads, no problem, but they will take 2 of your 9 available inputs, not always so with modules.

      The upside is you can add 9 decent extra inputs controlled by midi for around $150? if you are patient and shop used (ebay). But a decent module will have more inputs with multiple possibilities, finer quality of triggering, more options, (oh yeah, and having its own sounds, plug and play, etc.)

      A decent module may be more than twice as much, but IMO may be more than worth it depending on your needs (and bank account).

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