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    Hello everyone. I have reached the point where I am ready to buy my first e kit. I have researched,and looked at demo videos. I am on somewhat of a budget, but not that much of a budget. First let me say that I love the Roland TD 12. I love the the interactive music and melody patterns that are like being a one man band. The only problem there, is that I really need to have a sampler with the kit, but I really didn't want to have to buy the TD12 plus an SPDS. My second option is the TD 9 plus an SPDS sampler, but I don't think the TD9 has the triggered melody patterns like the TD 12 does. My third option is the Yamaha DTXTREME IIIs, because that has a self contained sampler in the brain, and is a lot more bang for the buck. I will be using the kit for live gigs in which I will be sequencing other drum and percussion parts, and I will also be using for recording. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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    First, anybody with Krupa in their name is alright by me. Krupa is my all time favorite drummer.

    If you are looking to trigger loops and such, your only real option is the SPD-S. The Yamaha kits are designed for you to upload drum sounds to your module. Not loops.

    A TD-9 and an SPD-S might work great together. The TD-9 lets you play wav file backimg tracks and any phrases or loops could be handled by the SPD-S.
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      Thank you my friend.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by krupadrum View Post
        Hello everyone. I have reached the point where I am ready to buy my first e kit. I have researched,and looked at demo videos. I am on somewhat of a budget, but not that much of a budget. First let me say that I love the Roland TD 12. I love the the interactive music and melody patterns that are like being a one man band. The only problem there, is that I really need to have a sampler with the kit, but I really didn't want to have to buy the TD12 plus an SPDS. My second option is the TD 9 plus an SPDS sampler, but I don't think the TD9 has the triggered melody patterns like the TD 12 does. My third option is the Yamaha DTXTREME IIIs, because that has a self contained sampler in the brain, and is a lot more bang for the buck. I will be using the kit for live gigs in which I will be sequencing other drum and percussion parts, and I will also be using for recording. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
        I would go for a Roland kit since they have so many more features from the Yamaha's and then save some money (if you don't have it aldready) and then buy a sampler.

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          Every time the subject of samplers comes up, I pipe up with my Roland SP404 recommendation. It's designed primarily for DJ use, but it's inexpensive, has onboard effects, on-board mic and battery power capabilities for capturing samples in the field, and can be triggered by pressing one of twelve large buttons, or via MIDI. It does short sounds or loops, and stores samples on a flash memory card, so switching out sample packages is easy. I have used mine for theatrical and church use and am very happy with it.

          BTW, where are you from? I know a Mike Krupa who drums (plays guitar now, actually due to pain in his wrists). He is actually the son of Jean Krupa (his mom - still, it's good for a laugh)

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