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  • Drummer on a Budget looking to Upgrade his Sound Module DTX900 or TD-30

    Hello guys,

    Haven't been here for a while and was wondering if you can help me with your feedback based on experience for the following situation.

    I'm looking to upgrade the Alesis DM10 module I have. I already did the mesh head conversion and am using Zildjian Gen 16 (you can find my posts on the thread about them in this forum).
    I have the old Dm-10 with the hardware bug on input1 which makes the tom less sensitive.

    I'm NOT looking to buy any ROLAND hardware anytime soon and I already have BFD2. Is it worth to bite the bullet and go for the TD30:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...s-sound-module


    Or buy the DTX-900:
    http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums...kit-240312/7/8
    http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/dr...rum-kit-240305
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...es-drum-module

    And have some money left to buy some other things? Like a new rack.

  • #2
    Roland will work with your existing pads. They are piezo-piezo inputs. Yamaha will work only one zone on drums, ok with cymbals. If you get the Yamaha , I'd suggest getting a snare from them as well to get 3 zones.
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    • #3
      You forgot about the 2box...


      Personally, I wouldn't roll with a TD-30 just to trigger BFD ...A tad too expensive, unless you can find a used one in good condition ....personal preference, ...nothing more to it!

      On the other hand, I'd put Yamaha on my list for sure, just not the 900, but its' successor! ...I wouldn't want to go with the DTX-900... just because it's so *ooold* ...and Yamaha was stingy with memory...basically there's still a DTX-treme III in there.


      (It will be interesting to see what Yamaha soon may bring in the shape a '902'. THAT's what I would wait for.)
      YMMV, of course...


      HTH
      Last edited by hairmetal-81; 03-07-14, 01:55 AM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by einarabelc5 View Post
        Hello guys,

        Haven't been here for a while and was wondering if you can help me with your feedback based on experience for the following situation.

        I'm looking to upgrade the Alesis DM10 module I have. I already did the mesh head conversion and am using Zildjian Gen 16 (you can find my posts on the thread about them in this forum).
        I have the old Dm-10 with the hardware bug on input1 which makes the tom less sensitive.

        I'm NOT looking to buy any ROLAND hardware anytime soon and I already have BFD2. Is it worth to bite the bullet and go for the TD30:
        http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...s-sound-module


        Or buy the DTX-900:
        http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums...kit-240312/7/8
        http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/dr...rum-kit-240305
        http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...es-drum-module

        And have some money left to buy some other things? Like a new rack.
        ​If you are using BFD2 and on a budget, you might want to consider a Roland TD-20 or Roland TD-12. I assume you are looking for PS and dual zone hi-hat, because that is about all you are going to gain going from the Alesis DM10 to a Roland module for trigging VSTs.
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        • #5
          Just curious why a "drummer on a budget" is looking at a TD-30 at all, much less as a VST trigger?? Hmmmm.


          Mark
          www.RemedyRocksKC.com

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          • #6
            Shooooot! ...good observation!

            Yeah, I haven't even noticed or thought this through much... OP didn't gave a budget-figure, either. So I just went: "He's looking for the best there is..."


            With all that said: (...warning: biased blah ahead!) IMO this just is another good reason to look at a 2box!
            ...can keep up with the TD-30's performance. ....costs as little as a TD-15KV ...gives a truly beautiful playground to explore!



            Last edited by hairmetal-81; 03-27-14, 12:41 PM.
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            Greetings from Switzerland,
            - Dänoh



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

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            • #7

              Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
              Shooooot! ...good observation!

              Yeah, I haven't even noticed or thought this through much... OP didn't gave a budget-number, either. So I just went: "He's looking for the best there is..."


              With all that said: (...warning: biased blah ahead!) IMO this just is another good reason to look at a 2box!
              ...can keep up with the TD-30's performance. ....costs as little as a TD-15KV ...gives a truly beautiful playground to explore!



              And the other plus is he could build/convert the entire BFD2 package to 2Box dsnds....load them in the 2Box module and virtually have a 2Box/BFD2 sound module. I know, I did just that with BFD2 and BFD3, SSD4, AD, Drumasonic, etc..... a 32GB card is needed if all the kits are loaded at once. But even with the stock module and 4GB card some nice VST kits can be loaded.
              I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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              • #8
                Ditto to that!
                electronic drum triggers >>> | electronic cymbals >>>

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by daebado View Post
                  Just curious why a "drummer on a budget" is looking at a TD-30 at all, much less as a VST trigger?? Hmmmm.


                  Mark
                  A "Budget" by definition is a predetermined amount of money, regardless of what slang seems to indicate.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JmanWord View Post


                    And the other plus is he could build/convert the entire BFD2 package to 2Box dsnds....load them in the 2Box module and virtually have a 2Box/BFD2 sound module. I know, I did just that with BFD2 and BFD3, SSD4, AD, Drumasonic, etc..... a 32GB card is needed if all the kits are loaded at once. But even with the stock module and 4GB card some nice VST kits can be loaded.
                    Interesting, any guides online?

                    Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by einarabelc5 View Post
                      Interesting, any guides online? Thanks!
                      Yes. All in this thread: http://www.2box-forum.com/index.php?topic=1544.0
                      I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by einarabelc5 View Post
                        A "Budget" by definition is a predetermined amount of money, regardless of what slang seems to indicate.
                        Very true, by definition. However, just by saying you're "on a budget" generally indicates limited funds and that you're trying to cut costs. My bad for not assuming your budget included the funds to buy the highest priced module money can buy! I guess my question would be, if you can afford the most expensive module out there, why put the fact that your on a budget in the title of your post?? Why not just say, "I'm looking for the best module I can get"?? Your budget, in this case seems irrelevant so I hope you can understand my assumption.

                        Sorry!

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                        • #13
                          What e drummer is NOT on a budget? Or any drummer, other than the rich bastages.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by einarabelc5 View Post
                            A "Budget" by definition is a predetermined amount of money, regardless of what slang seems to indicate.
                            Originally posted by daebado View Post
                            Very true, by definition. However, just by saying you're "on a budget" generally indicates limited funds and that you're trying to cut costs. (...)
                            Originally posted by Kenster View Post
                            What e drummer is NOT on a budget? Or any drummer, other than the rich bastages.

                            All fair (in love and such...), but OP still hasn't given us an actual budget-figure...!!






                            Edit:
                            'budget-number' should read 'budget-figure'


                            Edit 2:
                            I want a proper Multi-Quote function!
                            Last edited by hairmetal-81; 03-27-14, 12:40 PM.
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                            Greetings from Switzerland,
                            - Dänoh



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post

                              Edit 2:
                              I want a proper Multi-Quote function!


                              Sorry... it's not in the budget!!
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