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  • #16
    Originally posted by [h=2
    anyone else think the free kit for SSD5 kinda sucks?[/h]
    Kind of, but I think all VST/AU's potentially kind of suck for e drums. Programming, absolutely. A dream for producers, keyboardists and guitar and bass players. Even singers. Triggering by an e kit? Not as much. The free kit is a nice offering, other SSD5 kits certainly sound better. Imo.
    Last edited by Howstamychi; 05-29-19, 11:20 PM. Reason: long winded

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    • #17
      I find SD3 to trigger wonderfully - so much so that my Mimic has been gathering dust for months now. EZD2 is pretty good but lacks the hi-hat fine tuning that I think is critical.
      Pearl MIMIC Pro, ATV aD5, ATV aDrums Expanded

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      • #18
        Agreed and is even better after the latest updates. I play uses a pair of beyerdynamic DT1770 headphones (not 770) and the realism is incredible with SD3. I feel like Iím playing a real kit. The space round the drum parts and ambience is brilliant. SSD5 sounds ok but it also sounds shut in compared SD3 which is in a different league.
        Roland TD30 module on TD20 kit SD3 with various kits. Pearl Masters Kit, Yamaha 9000RC original natural wood finish. Cymbals from Zildgian Pasite and Sabian. Loads of percussion bits. Cubase and Wavelab always current versions.

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        • #19
          are there any particular retailers that still carry physical copies of these programs? long and mcquade seems to only list them as you buy a download code and these file sizes aren't something i can accommodate by hot spotting my phone data...

          also still trying to figure out this clipping issue if anyone has any familiarity with that sort of issue. my PC has 4x the required RAM (8GB, google says 2 is required), running windows 7, not sure if it's that my soundcard is too **** (PC is a sony vaio laptop that's a few years old). also my yamaha cymbal isn't triggering properly again, just like on the TD-17 aux port... starting to wonder if something is wrong with the cymbal itself but it works fine half the time


          do i need separate stand alone audio interface like a scarlett focusrite to run ezdrummer properly or should it be able to work with just the roland um-one midi to usb cable?
          Last edited by winterson; 05-30-19, 12:45 PM.
          Roland TD-6v, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105BK floor tom, Mapex snare with ISM-6, PDP MX 22" kick with ISM, iron cobra 900 double pedal, 2x hart e-cymbals, CY-5 as splash, CY-8, PCY-130, CY-12R, an L80 hi-hat with cheap-o trigger with goedrum hi hat controller. EZdrummer2+EZX/Addictive Drums 2 VSTs.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by molson View Post
            I find SD3 to trigger wonderfully - so much so that my Mimic has been gathering dust for months now. EZD2 is pretty good but lacks the hi-hat fine tuning that I think is critical.
            That's awesome. I used to trigger SD3 with my TD-50 which gave you all the options of PS. In the end the lackluster higher velocity hits, Hotspotting and awful, staggered HH triggering left me flat not to mention the inherent latency with triggering VST's. I couldn't imagine a Mimic gathering dust while I triggered SD3 but as I said imo. I'm sure you have it dialed in and it's great you are enjoying it.
            Last edited by Howstamychi; 05-30-19, 05:31 PM. Reason: Typo

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            • #21
              Originally posted by winterson View Post
              are there any particular retailers that still carry physical copies of these programs? long and mcquade seems to only list them as you buy a download code and these file sizes aren't something i can accommodate by hot spotting my phone data...

              also still trying to figure out this clipping issue if anyone has any familiarity with that sort of issue. my PC has 4x the required RAM (8GB, google says 2 is required), running windows 7, not sure if it's that my soundcard is too **** (PC is a sony vaio laptop that's a few years old). also my yamaha cymbal isn't triggering properly again, just like on the TD-17 aux port... starting to wonder if something is wrong with the cymbal itself but it works fine half the time


              do i need separate stand alone audio interface like a scarlett focusrite to run ezdrummer properly or should it be able to work with just the roland um-one midi to usb cable?
              Definitely recommend a stand alone I/O module for playback... I had a few issues controlling buffer settings and the ASIO4ALL drivers are sh!t in my opinion. I run a Focusrite Clarett, but Scarlett line is solid from all of the reviews Iíve seen lately.

              Aa for EZd2 - Itís a big plunge, but Iíd opt for SD3 over EZd2 if youíre really looking for solid performance and minimal triggering / playback issues. Although I absolutely LOVED the tones and sample quality of the EZd2 core and EZX libraries, I struggled with custom midi mapping and overall performance and in the end found SD3 to be both more customizable and more stable for my live playing and tracking needs. The good news is, any investments in EZd2 transfer over to SD3 so itís not a complete waste of time or money...
              Roland TD-30 & TM-6 Modules | Superior Drummer 3 on PC | Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive Maple A2E w/ R-Drums Triggers | ATV aD Cymbals | Axis Pedals | Tama & Gibraltar HW | Focusrite Clarett 4Pre | Simmons DA200S Monitor | V-MODA Crossfade M-100 OEMs & MEE MX4 PRO IEMs

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              • #22
                should just any audio interface work or are there any specific features/specs i would need? would rather buy something cheap off kijiji if i can

                superior drummer 3 seems to be the gold standard from all i've heard of it, but as far as i know you can only get it by downloading it after purchasing a license and the minimum size is like 40 GB. i don't have home internet anymore so nooo way i'm gonna be able to do that. ezdrummer was a big enough pain in the ass hot spotting my phone's data plan (and having to restart the download when it stopped midway the first time). basically nuked my 8GB limit for the month....
                Roland TD-6v, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105BK floor tom, Mapex snare with ISM-6, PDP MX 22" kick with ISM, iron cobra 900 double pedal, 2x hart e-cymbals, CY-5 as splash, CY-8, PCY-130, CY-12R, an L80 hi-hat with cheap-o trigger with goedrum hi hat controller. EZdrummer2+EZX/Addictive Drums 2 VSTs.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by winterson View Post
                  should just any audio interface work or are there any specific features/specs i would need? would rather buy something cheap off kijiji if i can
                  You want the lowest latency you can afford. Gearslutz has a great database listing round trip latency for many interfaces. Notably absent are the inexpensive Zoom interfaces (UAC-2 and TAC-2). I've measured my UAC-2 at 3.5ms (32 samples/48Khz). My Presonus Quantum 2 measures 2ms but is more expensive.
                  https://www.gearslutz.com/board/musi...data-base.html
                  Last edited by molson; 05-31-19, 01:34 PM.
                  Pearl MIMIC Pro, ATV aD5, ATV aDrums Expanded

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                  • #24
                    do you connect the kit to the audio interface then to the computer or kit to the computer to the audio interface to your headphones/speaker?

                    gonna have to go through this list. some of these are fairly pricey ($200+)
                    Roland TD-6v, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105BK floor tom, Mapex snare with ISM-6, PDP MX 22" kick with ISM, iron cobra 900 double pedal, 2x hart e-cymbals, CY-5 as splash, CY-8, PCY-130, CY-12R, an L80 hi-hat with cheap-o trigger with goedrum hi hat controller. EZdrummer2+EZX/Addictive Drums 2 VSTs.

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                    • #25
                      any familiarity with M-Audio USB MIDIsport 2x2? doesn't appear to have a headphone jack though
                      Roland TD-6v, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105BK floor tom, Mapex snare with ISM-6, PDP MX 22" kick with ISM, iron cobra 900 double pedal, 2x hart e-cymbals, CY-5 as splash, CY-8, PCY-130, CY-12R, an L80 hi-hat with cheap-o trigger with goedrum hi hat controller. EZdrummer2+EZX/Addictive Drums 2 VSTs.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by winterson View Post
                        any familiarity with M-Audio USB MIDIsport 2x2? doesn't appear to have a headphone jack though
                        It doesnít have a headphone jack as it is a midi interface only and not an audio interface. If you want an audio interface then this is not the right gear.
                        Roland TD30 module on TD20 kit SD3 with various kits. Pearl Masters Kit, Yamaha 9000RC original natural wood finish. Cymbals from Zildgian Pasite and Sabian. Loads of percussion bits. Cubase and Wavelab always current versions.

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                        • #27
                          clipping issue doesn't seem to happen if i launch ezdrummer from daw (tracktion) or from nano loader instead of the ezdrummer launcher itself

                          might be a bit higher latency, not sure, but seems to have completely resolved clipping issue
                          Roland TD-6v, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105BK floor tom, Mapex snare with ISM-6, PDP MX 22" kick with ISM, iron cobra 900 double pedal, 2x hart e-cymbals, CY-5 as splash, CY-8, PCY-130, CY-12R, an L80 hi-hat with cheap-o trigger with goedrum hi hat controller. EZdrummer2+EZX/Addictive Drums 2 VSTs.

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