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    I would like more definition in my tom 3 (floor tom). The overall tone is excellent but any kind of roll or flam has no definition, rapid individual hits are not defined. No matter what I adjust it just ends up sounding like an undesirable boost in treble.
    TD-30 module, PDP A2E (22, 16, 14, 12, 10), Quartz triggers,
    VH11 hi-hat, PD125 (snare), Roland cymbals, Peavey KB4 monitor, Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Axis A21 Sabres, Axis A Longboards

  • #2
    Damping can give individual strokes more definition.
    Try a nice doughnut or 2 and see if it improves.
    Some "samples" just don't have much attack though,
    you may have to switch to get what you want.

    Time for a signature too, include your module and stuff, helps people answer questions.

    Hmm, I notice my sig has gone missing now that I mention it.
    There may be something going on there.
    Mini-kit: TD-9 + Alesis Control Pad + Alesis Sample Pad + PDX-6 snare
    Micro-kit: Handsonic HPD-20 + an old pair of hands.
    Speakers: QSC-K10 "thumper", DBR-10 "little thumper"

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    • #3
      Try and read through Tommy's 'Master Tuning Guide' - it may help you along...


      http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum/ad...out-V-Editing=


      and

      http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum/ad...out-V-Editing=





      HTH


      "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

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      • #4
        I would play around with mic placement first. Moving it inside will give you more "shell resonance" and less head definition, and outward will give you more "head definition" and less shell resonance. Finding the right balance is what you are looking for. After that I would make adjustments to the EQ setting to tune out some extra head attack or shell boom.
        I think my work is done here.

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        • #5
          I'll try those suggestions this evening. Since my last post I had worked with mic placement which did indeed help. Just one click outward was all it needed.
          TD-30 module, PDP A2E (22, 16, 14, 12, 10), Quartz triggers,
          VH11 hi-hat, PD125 (snare), Roland cymbals, Peavey KB4 monitor, Audio-Technica ATH-M50
          Axis A21 Sabres, Axis A Longboards

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