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SPD6 - what a joke - big disappointment

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  • SPD6 - what a joke - big disappointment

    Well I was in the market for some type of supplemental perc. multi-pad and had high hopes for the SPD-6. I couldn't wait however, and ended up buying a SPD20 and I love it. Yesterday I was at my local music store and finally saw and tried the SPD6. What a joke -this thing looks like it was made by Fisher Price - it's TINY. IMHO way to small to play live - the sounds are ok but way too limited MIDI applications etc.. I really don't know why they even made this unit and for $295 - you would be better off getting a used SPD11 or SPD 20.

  • #2
    I can agree with you man! In the Netherlands, the advertisement says it has a MIDI OUT, so you can control other devices or record it.
    Playing back what you have just played would be very useful too!
    Music was my first love...

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    • #3
      SPD-6:

      Honey, I shrunk the Octapad
      Robert

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      • #4
        Yes, but the price is way to high, it should cost about the same of the Yamaha DD-50 or DD-55 considering what it does...
        Music was my first love...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Harlock:
          Guess its true...
          By the way, would someone have a list of the different multipads (still being manufactured) available?
          SDP20 - real nice I highly recommend. Hey Harlock what's up with the v cymbals? Have you received them yet?

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          • #6
            I was luckily enough to win an SDP-6 at an E-Drum expo. I've used it for several months now and it is great as an additional 8 triggers to my V-Customs (six pads and two foot switches). I don't think I've even listened to it's onboard sounds, I've just midi'd it up to the TD8.

            I use it for cow bells, guiro's, reverse cymbal, hand clap, chimes . . . really all those things that you might only use a few times through the night: and therefore dont want to tie up a 'normal' trigger for.

            Sometimes I've even used three pads as toms; giving me 6 toms on the kit . . it works fine

            Okay, so the pads are small, but it's just a case of being a little more accurate; or developing a better technique . . . the bell of a cymbal is small, but we can all hit that when we need to can't we?

            I think the SPD-6 is a great addition to any V's: certainly cheaper than buying 8 separate triggers.

            But I did get it free .........
            Andy
            TD-20, Pair of JBL-Eon15 G2's & Sub

            Check out the demo tracks to hear my V's at

            http://www.thebrokenangelband.co.uk/

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            • #7
              While not an extensive listing, the following link shows several lines of pad controllers available:
              http://www.electronicdrums.com/controllers.htm

              It's nice to see KAT was back in business. Their DK10 looks like a much better pad than the SPD-6. Does anyone know if their mallet line has returned?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by drumguru:
                While not an extensive listing, the following link shows several lines of pad controllers available:
                http://www.electronicdrums.com/controllers.htm

                It's nice to see KAT was back in business. Their DK10 looks like a much better pad than the SPD-6. Does anyone know if their mallet line has returned?
                The malletKAT is still being made, with or without sounds.

                Stu
                "Fry that sound effect, Moriarty, we're having it for breakfast"

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE]Originally posted by Harlock:
                  [B]no... I ordered 1st on 8/5/2001... Had a personnal e-mail address problem, so the order did not go through before a week later : 15/5/2001... + 14 days = 29/5/2001 ---> Almost there!!!
                  [IMG]
                  Harlock, Have you received the cymbals? I tried to order but they said they didn't have any to ship? What's up with musicians-gear?

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                  • #10


                    The website of kat products is now:

                    http://www.alternatemode.com/
                    to v or not to v?

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