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  • Quiet Kick Pedal?

    (this is my first post here)
    I was so pleased to find this site



    I originally started playing electronic
    drums for noise reasons. I typically
    play in an apartment (or at work)
    where this is a concern. I've recently upgraded from a td-7 kit to the Vdrums. (yah!)



    Anyway, everything is pretty quiet except
    the kick pedal pounding. Im wondering
    if any of the experts here have suggestions
    on a pedal, or even a simple midi foot trigger, that is quiet when played.



    Im thinking about the FAT pedal, can
    any FAT users comment on the noise it
    makes when played?



    thanks in advance,
    Josh

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    The FAT kat pedal is WAY louder than even then KD7. It's force goes directly down and is equivalent to hammering on the floor with a rubber mallet!

    I love the fatkat because it's a good simple pedal but it won't solve your problem. The KD7 is better but I eventually splurged on a KD120. It's the best solution I've tried.

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    • #3
      Try a kick pad with a mesh had. More flexible and less noise than any pad with a stiff rubber surface. Pads with real drumheads ofcourse even make more noise.

      Put the kick pad on a thick carpet. It isolates the frequencies and prevents the kick pad from creeping away.

      Try to play with a soft felt beater. Since the sound doesn't care (they are coming out of the box and not from the kick) you can try this change.
      Robert

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