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  • NEW TD8 OWNER-HAVE QUESTIONS!

    I just got my roland TD8 module and have some
    questions:
    1.I can't seem to get enough volume out of
    the pads-I have the TD8 connected to a p.a.
    system with plenty of power and I have to
    crank the rolands master volume all the way
    up and the p.a. amp up to about 7-8 to get
    decent volume.The cymbal pads seem to be
    worse.They are not loud at all.
    2.How do I assign rim shots to my cymbal
    pads?I have the pintech concertcast st dual
    zone cymbal pads.When you strike the rim
    of the pad it only produces the crash or ride
    sound.Only 1 sound is produced from the pad.
    3.I can't get a loud enough drum sound through the headphones when I try to play
    with a compact disc.How do you get the drums
    loud coming through the headphones?The volume
    control for the headphones is not loud enough
    even when it is turned all the way up.
    Thank's in advance for any and all help.
    I am a former yamaha dtxpress user,so the
    TD8 is like working with a super computer
    compared to the yamaha.
    Steve
    89vett

  • #2
    Let's try the obvious first ... have you adjusted the sensitivity settings on the pads?

    Originally posted by 89vett:
    I just got my roland TD8 module and have some
    questions:
    1.I can't seem to get enough volume out of
    the pads-I have the TD8 connected to a p.a.
    system with plenty of power and I have to
    crank the rolands master volume all the way
    up and the p.a. amp up to about 7-8 to get
    decent volume.The cymbal pads seem to be
    worse.They are not loud at all.
    2.How do I assign rim shots to my cymbal
    pads?I have the pintech concertcast st dual
    zone cymbal pads.When you strike the rim
    of the pad it only produces the crash or ride
    sound.Only 1 sound is produced from the pad.
    3.I can't get a loud enough drum sound through the headphones when I try to play
    with a compact disc.How do you get the drums
    loud coming through the headphones?The volume
    control for the headphones is not loud enough
    even when it is turned all the way up.
    Thank's in advance for any and all help.
    I am a former yamaha dtxpress user,so the
    TD8 is like working with a super computer
    compared to the yamaha.
    Steve
    89vett

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    • #3
      Steve, I have noticed that the Master Outs do not send a very hot signal. When recording to a stereo tape deck, I have to turn the Master Out volume knob all the way up to get a signal comparabale to most line-level signals. I'm not sure why; there may be some setting I don't have calibrated correctly. So you're not alone there, although TD-8 pros here may have a suggestion to help.

      However, it's hard to believe that the headphone output is too low. If I turn the headphone volume up past about 11 o'clock it's too loud. There was a thread here a while ago where someone had the same complaint about headphone volume, and if I recall correctly, the consensus was that something was wrong with the headphone jack itself, because universally people found the headphone output to be plenty loud.

      I can't address the issues you're having with the Pintech cymbals because I haven't used them.

      It's good to know you're happy with the TD-8 despite your problems. Welcome!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by K-Chuck:
        There was a thread here a while ago where someone had the same complaint about headphone volume
        Also can have to do with the type of headphone's you are are using. Some headphone impedences aren't very nice for the level you are using. See most XLNT search engine for more details
        Steve

        'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

        , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 89vett:

          3.I can't get a loud enough drum sound through the headphones when I try to play
          with a compact disc.How do you get the drums
          loud coming through the headphones?The volume
          control for the headphones is not loud enough
          even when it is turned all the way up.
          I agree, with this, the TD-8 has a weedy headphone amp. I now use the headphone output of my little mixer. Much better.

          Schmunk

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          TD-8, Pintech pads, Pearl rack, PM-3, Behringer 802 mixer and DSP1400 UltraMizer, Electric Sticks.
          TD-8, Pintech pads, Pearl rack, Mackie SRM-450, Behringer 802 mixer and DSP1400 UltraMizer, Electric Sticks.

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          • #6
            Thank's for the replies.That is a good idea
            about using a mixer to control the headphone
            volume.I guess I will have to hook up my
            mixing board now.
            89vett

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