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DoubleBass Setup - 2 Pads on 1 Input?

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  • DoubleBass Setup - 2 Pads on 1 Input?


    to make it short and precise:

    Is there any danger in using two pads on one input (for triggering the same sound of course and in this case using a 1xMono to 2xMono Y-Cable)?
    Especially when being hit at the exact same time?

    to make it longer (and more precise):

    I am fortunate enough to own two TD-12s and have been using the Kick-inputs for one Bassdrum on each Modul. I always kinda knew that this is overkill but it was also simple and easy to setup...

    When i was browsing the web for the possibility of splitting inputs - in that case to have different sounds from each pad (i know, for piezo/switch inputs use keith reapers design and for piezo/piezo input use a y-cable with resistor, at least with the TD-12) - i came across some posts at different places where people were talking about the possible danger for the module when having two pads playing the same sound and being hit simultaneously.

    Now i know that for example triggera is offering a y-cable for using two Mono pads on one (Mono)-Input and i remembered that the KD-7 is able to be daisy-chained with another KD-7. A quick visit to the roland webpage showed that the KT-10 also offers this feature.
    Since i don't own either one of those and couldn't find pictures with them opened up i couldn't determine if Roland uses more or less just a y-type connection inside to make this possible or some other sort of magic.

    Do any of you think or better know if there is any danger for the module if two pads on one input (via mono-y-cable or even stereo-y-cable to keep it with TRS symmetry) are being hit at the same time?
    What would be the worst case scenario? The same sound but like from a pad thats too hot? A module that goes up in flames?

    I appreciate any input in this matter, as i do in my TD-12s ;-)
    Thanks a lot and best regards,

    2xTD-12, some CYs in different variations and ddt truss triggers on a beautiful Sonor Force 2007.

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    I have used spliiets to run from a cymbal and a tom into the aux input on my old TD-9. The splitter waabmade for that purpose so if you are running 2 kick drums into one input on your module should work as well. The result when using the splitter was having no rim on the tom and no choke on the cymbal.

    By the way, welcome to the forum. You will be asked shortly to show us some photos of your kit and some background on yourself. Have fun and let us know how your experiment turns out.
    Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.