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Roland PDX-8 Snare V-Pad on DTXplorer... setup?

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  • Roland PDX-8 Snare V-Pad on DTXplorer... setup?

    So I just started taking drum lessons and got a good deal on a used DTXplorer kit. The kit has a Roland PDX-8 Snare V-Pad installed, but it's not set up correctly (no rim shots, velocity not quite right)... I am techie, but not musically inclined, yet.. the DTXplorer manual leaves alot to be desired as to how to set up othe triggers. I can't figure out what settings I need for this dual zone snare to work properly with my kit...

    ANY help is apprectiated!!

    Serg

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    Two issues here...
    1. I'm not sure the DTXplorer is capable of dual zone. It comes stock with standard TP-65 pad which is single zone... might want to double check that.

    2. The Roland PDX-8 will not produce rim or cross stick sounds with any of the Yamaha modules without some wiring modifications. Yamaha use a special three zone stereo triggering in it's pads and modules (again, I'm not positive the DTXplorer is even capable, but all other modules use this configuration). I've tried many different configs between my DTXpress module with Roland pads, and then the Roland module with Yamaha pads, and the dual/triple zone features are not immediately compatible with each other.

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    • #3
      Actually the manual and their site says that the DTXplorer supports a 3 zone snare and dual zone symbals....

      So how do I configure it for a dual zone snare pad? Anyone?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Serg View Post
        Actually the manual and their site says that the DTXplorer supports a 3 zone snare and dual zone symbals....

        So how do I configure it for a dual zone snare pad? Anyone?
        Ok then, if it's supports three zone then great, but... you will need a Yamaha pad TP-65s or better (TP-100) in or to get dual/three zone. It has nothgin to do with the trigger set ups in the module, it's all in the wiring. Like I said, the PDX-8 will NOT produce dual zone with a Yamaha module unless you modify the way the trigger(s) is wiried. Search for "Keith Raper mod" in this forum. He built a Roland-to-Yamaha circuit that makes certain pads compatible.

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        • #5
          Well, I have the same question, but "updated". Will the Roland PDX-8 work with the new Yamaha DTX500 module or I still should expect no rim sound?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dirty Hervy View Post
            Well, I have the same question, but "updated". Will the Roland PDX-8 work with the new Yamaha DTX500 module or I still should expect no rim sound?
            I think "Like I said, the PDX-8 will NOT produce dual zone with a Yamaha module unless you modify the way the trigger(s) is wired." still applies.

            Bruce

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