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  • Dead TD-8 Advice Needed

    The TD-8 module is definitely hosed. So, my question is this. A TD-8 and TD-9 cost about the same on eBay. The TD-9 is newer with newer technology and sounds. The TD-8 in its day was a higher end module. Would I be disappointed with the TD-9?
    Last edited by CowHow; 12-06-13, 09:47 PM. Reason: Updated post

  • #2
    AFAIK the TD-9 is a way more basic model than the TD-8, has far less tweakability etc. The td-11 or td-15 is more in line with the td-8.

    Having said that - it depends what you are looking for. The newer modules should have the ability to sound better (especially the 11+ with the super-natural stuff), but seem to have less upfront customisation.
    Last edited by Cheddies; 12-07-13, 04:40 AM. Reason: typo
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    West London, UK.
    TD-11 module | DTXplorer rack | 3 x tp65 | 12" millenuim mesh head snare | cy-5, pcy65s and pcy150 cymbals | fd8 hh | krigg kick trigger w/ mapex raptor pedal.

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    • #3
      I dont think that is true. The td8 came out as the stripped down flagship, so it was actually replaced by the td12. The td15 replaced the td9, so has basically the same features, and the td11 replaced the td4 and is the most basic module of the current line up. The td9 has much improved sounds over the td8, but slightly less editing possibilities - though compared to the 8, it doesnt NEED to edit much. The td8 has slightly more flexible outputs then the 9 and 15. The td15 has the same supernatural engine as the td15, but the td12 doesnt.

      In summary, if the OP wants the outputs and the editing of the td8, he should look at a td12. If a major improvement in sound and interface is what he is after, then a td9 or td15 are a major step up.
      Btw, the reason I did NOT upgrade from the 9 to the 15 is because the 15 does NOT have Midi expansion capabilities, something important for my 16 trigger set up (td6 expanding a td9).
      TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
      ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
      not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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      • #4
        Op should listen to him^ that sounds like what I was trying to articulate saku. The newer lines will sound better but be less flexible - and there has been a bump in numbers as to what is considered mid range.

        apologies for confusi over n. I am sick :l
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        West London, UK.
        TD-11 module | DTXplorer rack | 3 x tp65 | 12" millenuim mesh head snare | cy-5, pcy65s and pcy150 cymbals | fd8 hh | krigg kick trigger w/ mapex raptor pedal.

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        • #5
          Thanks, guys for the advice. I went with the TD-9 because it offers me what I actually used the most in the TD-8 but with better sounds and newer technology. I use this kit for practice, so having the editing flexibility isn't a high priority. Saku hit the nail on the head. The sound, interface, and even the smaller form factor won out. I would have gone with the TD-12 or TD-15, but this module dying couldn't have come at a worse time with Christmas right around the corner. Funny thing about the DOA TD-8 is that it was going in and out at the most random times for a while. I thought it was due to the batteries failing in the headphones I use.

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          • #6
            Saku,
            in addition to the botched MIDI-expandability, how about a 'percussion set' like on the TD-9? Does any of the TD-11 or TD-15 modules offer a percussion set?

            Thanks!


            "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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            • #7
              No percussion set, though of course there are percussion sounds (conga, agogo, etc).
              TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
              ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
              not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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              • #8

                My gut-feeling wasn't cheting on me, then!


                Somehow, it feels as if they "screwed up" the TD-15 with some major flaws. The TD-9 on the other hand, has plenty of life left in it, IMO.


                "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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