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DM5 Pads with TD-3?

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  • DM5 Pads with TD-3?


    Forgive me if this has been answered already.
    I am a guitarist of 25 yrs trying to learn the drums.
    Bought myself the Alesis DM5 basic kit.

    If I wanted to expand my sound could I purchase a TD-3 module and plug
    my Alesis DM5 pads into it rather than using the DM5 module? Are the DM5 Pads compatible with the TD-3 or any other sound modules?

    This is all new to me :-)

    Thank you
    Last edited by cmaffia; 05-30-08, 07:30 AM.

  • #2
    First off, welcome to the board! As to your question, yep, you sure can. You can also daisy-chain the DM5 via mix-in jack on the TD-3 or connect the DM5 to to the TD-3 via MIDI for expansion purposes. Daisy-chaining is little more involved than Roland-to-Roland, but it really isn't that hard and will always be easier than connecting via MIDI. Your DM5 pads should work fine with the TD-3.
    Hawk snare, toms, and bass; Hart ECII crashes & ride; VH-10 Hihat; Iron Cobra double-bass.
    "I never play the same thing twice...sometimes because I simply can't remember it." - John Paul Jones


    • #3
      Perfect! Thanks for your response!