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Darn hot spots!!! (TD12 and PD125)

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  • Darn hot spots!!! (TD12 and PD125)

    Just got my TD12 module and PD125 snare yesterday. I set up the snare without the module last night and loved the feel of the pads. This evening I hooked up the snare to the module and started playing. Loved the sensitivity and sound until I found the "hot spot". I cannot believe that this problem exists, given how expensive these drums are.

    I searched through the threads and tried some of the trigger settings and it did improve some but it still was there. I don't want to have to change the settings for each individual kit and I can't accept trying to hit another spot on the head. Also, I don't want to tune away all of the dynamic range on the drum to get rid of it. I am ready to pack these up and send them back.

    I am major bummed out. I would love to see some settings that folks have used with the td12 and pd125 that fix this problem completely. Your assistance is much appreciated!



  • #2
    I don't have a solution because I don't really find it is a problem... maybe it's just the way I play or the fact that I don't crank the amp up to very high levels, but I don't notice the hot spot (or at least rarely seem to hit it).


    • #3
      I assume you followed the links I provided a day or three ago in another thread? Seriously, if you try *all* of the tweaks provided by me and gingerbaker, you'll get rid of the hot spot.

      If not, work on compression and sensitivity settings.

      I found that you can't really cherry pick from the settings we provide. You need to do the whole enchilada to get rid of the hot spot.

      TD-12, DTX502, SD1000, EZDrummer, Diamond Drum 12" snare, S1000 toms/cymbals/kick, PCY10/100/135/155, CY-5/14, Hart Ride, Hart Acupad 8" kick, Epedal Pro II, Concept 1 pads/cymbals, SD1000 & Roland V Sessions racks, PD-7, Kit Toy 10" splash, DMPad ride, SamplePad, PerformancePad Pro