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  • Mounting hardware for an old alesis d4

    Hi vdrum people!

    anyhow, I have an old legacy alesis d4 drum module with 12 triggers on the back. I want to add it to my td9kx. The problem I'm having is trying to find a mounting kit to put it on the rack.

    The unit is a 19" rackmount with ears and is about 5" deep and 1 3/4" high (1U)

    Is here some sort of mounting kit out there?

    Note: I did use the search feature with "alesis d-4" but the cull was too large and I couldn't seem to thin it out witout loosing it all (500 matches)

    Thanks
    RJ
    TD-9KX 3 X PD-125/ 2 X PD-105/ 4 X PD-85/KD-85/KD-120/KD-8/Cy-5/cy-8/3 X cy12R/C and 1 CY15R 2 X CY14C and a good ol VH-11!

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    Hart Dynamics makes hardware for attaching a D4 to a rack. I just used a standard Roland module mount velcro'd to the bottom of the D4. It worked fine.

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    • #3
      Thanks JoeB;

      Thats an interesting way to do it , do you find it to be pretty stable? I would consider doing that.

      cheers
      rj
      TD-9KX 3 X PD-125/ 2 X PD-105/ 4 X PD-85/KD-85/KD-120/KD-8/Cy-5/cy-8/3 X cy12R/C and 1 CY15R 2 X CY14C and a good ol VH-11!

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      • #4
        hey Joeb;

        How do you find the d4 running on Roland pads?
        does it track fairly well ??

        I am currently upgrading my kit, and thought I would pull the d4 module out of the midi rack and put it on the drum kit. I have yet to get it all plugged in yet ( or even tested with the pads )and wondered how the unit performed.

        I really want it to pick up some trigger inputs, I'n not to concerned about the interal sounds.

        Thanks RJ
        TD-9KX 3 X PD-125/ 2 X PD-105/ 4 X PD-85/KD-85/KD-120/KD-8/Cy-5/cy-8/3 X cy12R/C and 1 CY15R 2 X CY14C and a good ol VH-11!

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        • #5
          Thats an interesting way to do it , do you find it to be pretty stable? I would consider doing that.
          Pretty stable. I wouldn't use it to hold up a six pack of beer or anything.

          How do you find the d4 running on Roland pads?
          does it track fairly well ??
          Tracking is fine with Roland pads. Sensitivity/dynamic range is lame compared to the newer modules. Should work fine for extra inputs, though. The D4 was actually my first foray into e-drumming five or six years ago. I've upgraded modules a couple of times since then and donated the D4 and the rubber pads to a needy nephew.

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          • #6
            Actually the beer is in the cooler to the left of the Hi Hat LOL !!!!

            Thanks for the info, I basically want to set the d4 up for some additional crash and china cymbals.

            I used to run then D4 just as a midi module from my editing software but it would take ages to get stuff programmed in. In the end it sounded to mechanical. But since I had the module I though I could get the additional triggers going. I'll have to find the old manual, I think the 1/4" trigger jacks are just mono plugs. I was hoping to map them over to a cy-14c but I guess I'll have to split the stereo plug into 2 mono plugs so I can feed 2 triggers on the d4 one for edge one for bow.

            cheers
            RJ
            TD-9KX 3 X PD-125/ 2 X PD-105/ 4 X PD-85/KD-85/KD-120/KD-8/Cy-5/cy-8/3 X cy12R/C and 1 CY15R 2 X CY14C and a good ol VH-11!

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