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  • Drumit Three announcement on Frankfurter Messe

    The module is a prototype and is a smaller edition from the Drumit 5. Easier to use and cheaper. Serious competition in the 1500 euro zone. Look at the new cymbal design in the video!

    http://youtu.be/X7g4hLLYhjA
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    Very interesting. Id like to know more though. What features will not be included on the 3 that are on the 5? He didnt elaborate at all.

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    • #3
      I hope this isnt becoming a trend where the focus is to give you less instead of working on giving more in a module ? I would rather believe 2box is just trying to branch out their line to a different market with this and compete with other manufactures that offer several lines. But I would like to hear more about the next big thing in a module not a compact version of what is already out there, Sry to sound negative but I think we have waited long enough for the next flagship with how advanced technology is in this day.
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      • #4
        Looks good! 4 Outputs...(Not the usual stereo jacks) but the same amount of inputs as the "5" has!
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        • #5
          I think it is a good move.

          Their "flagship" module is half priced from Roland's module, and a lot of people (but not everybody) here actually preferred the 2Box to the Roland. When you can do that at half the price of the competition, that's something!

          Now, we have the TD-25, a rebashing of most of the same old, limited in inputs and no MIDI in to help, a bunch a cute glowing buttons and probably the better interface.

          And now, 2Box comes out with the drumit3, missing the multiple outputs but most of the same from the drumit5 many love, same sounds, less user friendly interface, same amount of individual inputs, includes MIDI in and out, for a guesstimated price lower than the TD-25.

          Now, that's smart!

          If I ever sell my DTX700, that'd be a module I'd be interested in.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by angr77 View Post
            Looks good! 4 Outputs...(Not the usual stereo jacks) but the same amount of inputs as the "5" has!
            On the Drumit Five the headphone can be assigned as 2 more direct outs, so if this new one has the same capability that would jack it up to 6 outs. I'll definitely pick one up to run all my add on percussion instruments ..... and it'll get the card mod the first day .... LOL ...
            I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JmanWord View Post
              On the Drumit Five the headphone can be assigned as 2 more direct outs, so if this new one has the same capability that would jack it up to 6 outs. I'll definitely pick one up to run all my add on percussion instruments ..... and it'll get the card mod the first day .... LOL ...
              I want to know if they upgraded the USB-port to 2.0 or 3.0 ... But all together this is a serious attempt to take another slice of the pie. Must make Roland nervous ... I like it.
              Last edited by Murgen; 04-16-15, 11:17 AM.
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              • #8
                Captured some pictures of the new module and new cymbals from the video. DrumIt Three Module first, as follows:

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                Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-16-15, 04:39 PM.

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                • #9
                  The camera person didn't focus on the new cymbals so this is the best I could do. New Cymbals, as follows:

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                  Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-16-15, 04:39 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Colour me interested!

                    Still no CC ctrl input though.
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                    • #11
                      First thoughts...

                      The module looks like a winner, as long as 2Box is successful in keeping the same high quality sound with slightly reduced feature set. The biggest thing they must retain (and I'm sure they know this) is no machine gunning. At half the price of the existing module (which equals one quarter the price of Yamaha and Roland modules that offer less), 2box got the price right. Same number of trigger inputs as before (10 with all pads two-zone and all cymbals three-zone), plus USB ports, and proper MIDI In and Out. Yes, checks all the right boxes as a standalone module and for interfacing to a computer.

                      So how are they getting the price down? Hard to speculate at the moment, but based on what the rep said and the front panel, it looks like they've reduced parts (switches, rotary pots, and jacks) and they've possibly reduced CPU power, bus bandwidth, or something of this ilk, and hence less "tweaking features" to calculate in real time. That last part actually makes a lot of sense. Samples generally sound their best played back at original speed / pitch. So why bother adding processing to speed them up and slow them down? Get rid of this (and features like this) and you can use a less powerful / expensive components. That's my guess. Seemingly very clever choices on the part of 2Box.

                      The key with the 2Box is the default sounds are great. One doesn't need to change them. There's no need to load in extra kits, do the card mod, etc. because the module sounds so good out of the box one can use it as-is. While I appreciate that people like to personalize the sounds (and the module allows this), none-the-less, I wish it was made more clear that it's possible (and desirable) to use the 2box right out of the box, with no modifications whatsoever. When used this way, sonically, it still blows everything Roland and Yamaha currently make out of the water.

                      Regarding the new cymbal... eh, not such a fan. Actually, it looks like a dud. Why? Because it uses a flared style of design that focuses on triggering the cymbal directly in front. 2Box isn't the only manufacturer to get this wrong. Although for slightly different reasons, both Roland and Yamaha fail here, too.

                      When will e-cymbal manufacturers realize that drummers approach cymbals FROM ALL SIDES? Here's an example. Try playing bow-to-bell patterns. Every drummer I know (myself included) approaches the cymbal 90 degrees off front access for the bow notes so the shank of the stick can contact the bell. This is standard and essential cymbal playing technique and yet most e-cymbals don't allow for it (as is the case with this new 2Box cymbal design) or make it problematic (as is the case with Roland and Yamaha cymbal designs due to the fact the sensitivity rolls off considerably when approaching the cymbal anywhere except in front). Oh well, 2box got one out of two, and the one they got (the module) really does look like a winner. :-)
                      Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-16-15, 05:47 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I will repeat myself from my post at the 2Box forum...


                        BLAM! Take that NFUZD and Roland!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JmanWord View Post
                          On the Drumit Five the headphone can be assigned as 2 more direct outs, so if this new one has the same capability that would jack it up to 6 outs. I'll definitely pick one up to run all my add on percussion instruments ..... and it'll get the card mod the first day .... LOL ...
                          if thats true about the headphones jacks being assigned to direct outs then that would be great as i need at least 6 for multi-tracking.
                          i wonder how it is easier to use? I am really liking the sounds from ez drummer 2 modern sounds. been doing a lot of research and am almost ready to pull the trigger and start out with ez drummer2 via pc. then possibly 2 box. cant wait till the drummit 3 comes out and read the reviews!.
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                          • #14
                            Nice! Looking forward to hearing more about the product, anyone know how much it weighs? Lightweight is important to me.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fulrmr(Daniel) View Post
                              I will repeat myself from my post at the 2Box forum...


                              BLAM! Take that NFUZD and Roland!
                              you got that right.
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