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  • Yamaha TMX

    Hello

    I just got hold of an old Yamaha TMX module for as close to nothing as you can get.
    There is an input labeled hi-hat wich I suppose are for hi-hat opening and closing, I just wonder I anyone know how the TMX handles this infomation is it just open or cloesd or can I use the new Yamaha hi-hat pedal to get at least three zones of opening?

    Regards
    Nisse

  • #2
    I had a Yamaha TMX module for a few years. The hi-hat is supposed to be a full response connection with the right pedal. I used a Sherpa Hihat pad with my TMX and never got the chance to use the full response HH80.

    It is a great module to start with.

    Kelly Mercer
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Canada

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    • #3
      Ah, good to see the TMX getting a little love on this board. Now I guess I don't feel quite as sheepish admitting that I have one and like it very much.

      Other than some Simmons SDS-1 pads (anyone remember those?) that I had around '90-'91, the TMX was my first electronic percussion purchase. I used a combination of Dauz pads and PD-7's (!) to trigger it with. Sure, the dynamics on it sucked, but it had some great sounds, recorded well, and was very PA-friendly. I used it on a number of live dates with generally pretty good results. I even did my first studio demo with it!

      Of course, it doesn't stack up to the V-drum modules in most aspects, but it still has a place in my rack because it outperforms the V-drums in one very relevant area: MIDI! I use my TMX solely as a click track tone generator and for the occasional sequencer-triggered sound, and it does this job much more efficiently than the Roland stuff. Roland could definitely learn a thing or two about MIDI functionality from this old warhorse of a module......
      TD-30 / SPD-SX

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      • #4
        Our Church originally had the TMX with a set of stinger pads. We retired it when we got the V's. Recently one of the other drummers blew the dust off it and set it up to use for percussion. He supplemented the congas and other items we had. I wondered where the timbales came from since I couldn't see what he was hitting. It added quite a few new sounds at no cost. Couldn't figure out why it took 3 1/2 yrs to realize we had goldmine of new sounds at our fingertips. I was surprised at some of the sounds this thing put out.
        Kit Pic 1 Kit Pic 2 Kit Pic 3... And FOR SALE I have: 3 PD-9's, MDS-10 purple rack w/cables/pad and cym mounts. See classified posts for details or PM me.

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        • #5
          I agree!

          The TMX was a great module for its time. I considered keeping the TMX but had to sell it with the old kit. It did have its limits but I managed to get some pretty good drum kit configurations/sounds.

          If I could get another one for nothing or next to nothing I would take it.

          The 12 inputs and full position hihat pedal connection made it a good product.

          Good luck with yours!
          http://cyberjam.cjb.net/

          Kelly Mercer
          Halifax, Nova Scotia
          Canada

          My Youtube Channel!
          http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtualMP3Studio

          My "home studio" webcam!
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