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  • tmc-6, a dinosaur?

    So I've been interested in buying a td-12 with a tmc-6 extender for some additional inputs. I was told from a trusty store today that the tmc-6's have been on backorder, and word was they are not going to produce this product anymore. Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a new roland product coming down the pipe with, say 12 inputs or something fantastic like that? Drew are you out there for a comment? V

  • #2
    The TMC-6 is still a current product, it has not been discontinued. Although they may have been backordered recently, I'd ask your dealer to check again with Roland Customer Service for current availability as they often sell out quickly.
    Last edited by Guest_User_DA; 08-04-08, 11:47 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks Drew! Just making sure it was not a valid rumor before I decided to buy that and a td-12. Disaster averted.

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      • #4
        The TMC-6 wasn't manufactured for 9 months in 2005-2006, so rumors of its apparent demise may just be somewhat outdated rather than greatly exaggerated: TMC-6 Resurrected


        Bruce

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        • #5
          So is the Alesis I/O not a valid option? I read Joe K's write up. It really is disapointing. I have not put my DIY dual piezo splitters to work, but I am gravitating to the TMC6 or alternative.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vdrummer20 View Post
            So is the Alesis I/O not a valid option? I read Joe K's write up. It really is disapointing. I have not put my DIY dual piezo splitters to work, but I am gravitating to the TMC6 or alternative.
            I think the IO works great with DIY triggers. Most of people reviewing the IO seem to have problem with ver sophisitcated triggers (Roland, etc). The IO is a simple device. KISS!

            Anyway, that's the good and bad. It's cheap, too.
            Alesis DM10 & Trigger IO, 5 8" single input DIY shells; 2 18" DIY Bass drums, 1 13" DIY eSnare, PinTech 14" Visulaite Hi-Hats, 2 PinTech 14" choke-able crashes & 18" dual-zone ride; Steven Slate Drums EX. Mounted on Superstrut custom rack.
            sigpichttp://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=353

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            • #7
              I stay clear of Alesis since my somewhat frustrating experience with the the Alesis Control Pad. The pads kept cancelling each other when playing accurate. 380 dollars and the customer service says "Oh, you are not supposed to play to pads at once. The problem is you're too good a drummer." They had put the threshold up too much so now it couldn't understand even slow strikes on two pads. And it was the same on a second machine I got.

              Here are a few people with the same problem. Fortunately I could sell mine to the next fool.

              http://www.axemansplace.co.uk/?p=147

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              • #8
                That would be nice a turbo charged version of the TMC-6 .... offering more inputs and transmission of positional sensing data since BFD2 and S2 offer this at least for the snare... I would replace my IO on a blink of an eye.

                Pim
                Roland TD50, Roland PM30 and KC 550 Studio Capture /Dell XPS I7 32GB RAM Reaper,Superior Drummer,BFD3 (all exp. packs),SSD5 Ezdrummer 2, XLN Addictive Drums

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                • #9
                  How does the TD-7 compare? or the TD-5?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by moja music View Post
                    How does the TD-7 compare? or the TD-5?
                    To what? A TMC-6?

                    Not much, because they're modules with sounds and the TMC-6 isn't.

                    I think you need to expand your question, as it's not clear what you're really asking.

                    Bruce

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                    • #11
                      Okay, let me rephrase... How do the older Roland modules (TD 7 or TD 5) compare as a trigger-to-midi device, to the Alessis Trigger IO or the newer Roland modules (TMC 6 or TD- 6V)? Strictly as it relates to midi.

                      I am not looking for sounds at all, only a device to translate drum midi.

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                      • #12
                        Can you use a tmc-6 on the TD-6V MIDI IN and use Superior drums on the TD-6V MIDI OUT?

                        Or does TMC-6 use MIDI OUT preventing me from using the two modules with Superior2?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by moja music View Post
                          Okay, let me rephrase... How do the older Roland modules (TD 7 or TD 5) compare as a trigger-to-midi device, to the Alessis Trigger IO or the newer Roland modules (TMC 6 or TD- 6V)? Strictly as it relates to midi.

                          I am not looking for sounds at all, only a device to translate drum midi.
                          Well; they work, but without the ease of use or features of more recent modules.

                          One difference would be that any mesh head drums would be single trigger with no rim, because dual-piezo pads didn't exist when the TD-5 or TD-7 were manufactured. (Unless you used two inputs per drum, but there aren't really any spare inputs on a TD-5 or TD-7.)


                          Originally posted by Rewind View Post
                          Can you use a tmc-6 on the TD-6V MIDI IN and use Superior drums on the TD-6V MIDI OUT?
                          Yes, a TD-6V has MIDI IN/THRU.


                          Originally posted by Rewind View Post
                          Or does TMC-6 use MIDI OUT preventing me from using the two modules with Superior2?
                          No, but you would need to check that the TD-6V had "Soft Thru" set to ON; as the manual says, "If this setting is not used, leave it “OFF” as the trigger response of the pads will be faster."


                          Bruce
                          Last edited by BarT; 10-01-08, 12:57 PM.

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