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Triggering the SPD-S with a TMC-6 to save from using the SPD-S pads?

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  • Triggering the SPD-S with a TMC-6 to save from using the SPD-S pads?

    Hey everyone,

    I searched but couldn't seem to find a direct answer...

    Here is my setup:

    Acoustic Kit
    Roland TD-8 Drum Module
    Roland PD85-R Pad
    Roland KD-7 Pad
    Roland PD105 Pad
    Roland PD-6 Pad x 2
    Roland SPD-S Sampler

    Here is my question:

    I like the sounds on my td-8 for general percussion usage. I currently have all of my pads going into the td-8. i just bought the spd-s two weeks ago and I like using it to utilize "effects" or "weird" samples instead of normal percussion. my plan is to keep the mesh pads and the kick pad inputted to the td-8.

    Can I buy a TMC-6 and run the PD-6 rubber pads into the SPD-S to trigger samples? I know the SPD-S has an input already on the back panel but I'd like to be able to buy more PD-6 rubber pads and have, let's say, 5 of them scatter around the acoustic kit. I'm not really fond of having to play the SPD-S' pads to play my samples.

    Does this work? I have read negative things about coupling the TMC-6 and SPD-S for expanding the SPD-S, but this really isn't for expanding, only triggering. am i correct? thanks

  • #2
    Yes, if you don't mind duplicating the SPD-S pad sounds then a TMC-6 would work. Six dual zone inputs on the TMC-6 can transmit 12 different note numbers via MIDI, and the SPD-S can recognize a maximum of 13 different note numbers. It would be easiest to change just a couple of note numbers on TMC-6 Memory No.2 to match the range (60-72) used by default in all patches on the SPD-S.

    Bruce

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    • #3
      thanks man for the quick response.

      will I lose any functionality? I will still be able to have velocity-based waves, correct?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by drone007 View Post
        will I lose any functionality?
        No.


        Originally posted by drone007 View Post
        I will still be able to have velocity-based waves, correct?
        Yes.


        Bruce

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