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Upgrade Sound Module on TD 25-KV kit to TD 30

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  • Upgrade Sound Module on TD 25-KV kit to TD 30

    I have a TD-25KV set that I have been playing on for the last three years. I have been happy with it but am wondering if upgrading the sound module to TD-30 might not expand my horizons.

    Two questions:
    - Is the TD-30 module compatible with cymbals and drum pads on TD-25KV kit?
    - If so, is the TD-30 capability markedly better than the TD 25 and worth the cost?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by Kirk Rummelhoff View Post
    Two questions:
    - Is the TD-30 module compatible with cymbals and drum pads on TD-25KV kit?
    - If so, is the TD-30 capability markedly better than the TD 25 and worth the cost?
    There is nothing on the TD-25KV that is out of the ordinary so the TD-30 will work with all the pads. I can't speak to the worth of the TD-30.

    ATV aD5, TD-25KV kit, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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    • #3
      Thanks

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      • #4
        The TD30 sounds slightly fuller but has the same drum sounds. The main advantage is the editing and additional ins and outs.
        I had the TD25,30 and 50. I currently have the Pearl Mimic pro which is much more realistic sounding and also works with Roland pads.

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        • #5
          Don't think this really would be an upgrade for you.
          Based on my experience with the TD-30 and aD5, and from what I hear here around the TD-50, I would think only the Mimic could be considered a next level upgrade.
          E-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rz173edtgc...14709.jpg?raw=1
          A-kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxkwbj1rv7...345-1.jpg?raw=1
          TD-30, KT10, PD-105/125, 13" DIY + BT-1, VH-11/CY14/15/5, PM-30, HD-280 Pro

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          • #6
            Responding to djska and Peter Warren: Thanks for your input. You have confirmed what I had suspected - that the TD-30 module was not going to give me much more than I already get with the TD-25. I was not aware of the Pearl Mimic pro; I'll check it out

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kirk Rummelhoff View Post
              I have a TD-25KV set that I have been playing on for the last three years. I have been happy with it but am wondering if upgrading the sound module to TD-30 might not expand my horizons.

              Two questions:
              - Is the TD-30 module compatible with cymbals and drum pads on TD-25KV kit?
              - If so, is the TD-30 capability markedly better than the TD 25 and worth the cost?

              Thanks
              Well? I had or on them all. I had the TD-25KV kit twice, loved it. I've had the TD-50 twice and sent it back twice. (Poor snare sounds and not able to fully edit one shots samples. Not able to turn Off snare buzz etc on the 50) I now havwe the TD-30 and the Pearl Mimic Pro. I really don't use the PMP live. Mostly at home where I tinker with it. PMP sounds are really good and adding one shot samples and mixing them works REALLY well. I just think PMP is better suited for studio use. (Not Moving around a lot For simplicity's sake, I mainly use my TD-30 head with my TD-30 KV kit.) IMHO the TD-25 head has a richer sounds than my TD-30 head. On the other hand the TD-30 has more editing ( really limitless editing ) Plus on the 30 you can put seperate instruments on pads and rims. You CAN'T do that with the TD-25. Plus with the TD-30 you don't have to worry about setting up Pad and cymbal parameters/settings.

              All of this said. Don't buy the TD-30 if you're going to send FOH seperate outs from the TD-30. Trust me. Most FOH techs have trouble making the Snare and Toms sound like I can make it sound just running stereo master L + R outs. I run my TD-30 just like I did my TD-25. Kick panned Left, Everything else panned Right. That way kick can be put fully in the Subs Everything else can be put fully in the Tops. THEN I and a little kick to the Tops for the highend kick punch and put everything else a little in the subs to pick uo Tom and Floot tom low end. It works great. Although your FOH tech will complain that the effects from your ambience channel bleed to the Kick. Oh well, they get over it. I do this at every gig from weddings to playing 2000 seat Casino's gigs.

              So. For me. If I could use some of the Snare sounds from the TD-25 and everything else from the TD-30. I would, but I'm not. The Pearl Mimic Pro has TOO many possibilities ...but is yet unproven as far as Longevity and reliability. When I gig I use the TD-30 Live and Have the PMP as backup just in case. PMP I use at Home as of now.

              Reese
              Last edited by ReeseRocket; Today, 12:28 PM.

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