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  • Switching patches on td-30 and SPD-30 using footswitch

    I was thinking of getting a couple of the Boss FS6 dual footswitches one for the TD-30 and one for the SPD-30 so I can change patches without using hands when playing live.

    Anyone using these footswitches?
    NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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    Anyone using footswitches to change kits etc?
    What switch are you using and why?
    NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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    • #3
      I use two Boss FS-5U switches with my TD30. The FS6 needs a battery and if you leave cables plugged in, the battery goes flat. That was enough to make me buy two FS5's as they don't need batteries but can lock together next to each other or be split up and placed in different locations.


      Roland TD-30KV, Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedal, Pearl H1000 hit hat stand, Shure SE530 IEMs, AKG K171 MKII Headphones, Mackie DLM PA, Yamaha MG102C mixer, Roland Studio Capture

      Natal Walnut kit (US Fusion X), Bosphorus Antique 16" Crash & 22" Ride, Bosphorus Gold Series 14" hats.

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      • #4

        Thanks for the info,
        Does the Boss FS-5U switches just change patches? and do they switch up and down the patch list or do they switch just in one direction?
        Cheers
        NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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        • #5
          Still looking for more enlightenment regarding these Roland footswitches can anyone help?
          NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sycle1 View Post
            Thanks for the info,
            Does the Boss FS-5U switches just change patches? and do they switch up and down the patch list or do they switch just in one direction?
            Cheers
            The foot switch is just a switch...You can tell the module which of the approximate 30 things you want to do when the switch is pressed.
            For example, one switch can be Next Kit, and the other switch can be Previous Kit. Or play and stop a usb song, etc...tons of options.

            See page 117 of the manual.
            eKit (TD-30KV): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/performa...y-s-drums-td39
            aKit: (Tama Starclassic): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/acoustic...ma-starclassic
            TD30Browser: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/...4-td30-browser

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            • #7
              I've made good experiences with the Boss FS-5U also!

              A neat feature is the switch on the bottom of the pedal that changes polarity from positive to negative, which allows you to use these pedals with nearly all modules, in nearly all situations. Plus, they are sturdy, and you can link 'em together with other 5U or 5L pedals.


              They seem good enough for Craig Blundell, too...

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...sjLR281I#t=200




              HTH
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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'..!"

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

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              • #8
                Thanks for the info HM
                Cheers
                NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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                • #9
                  No problem, mate!
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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'..!"

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

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                  • #10
                    I'm right with my friend Michael (Campster)- Love my FS-FU's. Simple, no batteries, clean- and also solid. No breakable parts/ movable parts etc. Also not expensive!
                    Good Luck with it!


                    http://www.nmcustomdrums.com

                    Roland TD-30KV | Roland Studio Capture Interface | NMCD Acous'tric Hybrid Conversion Kit | JH Audio In-Ear Monitors Artist | Promark Artist

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                    • #11
                      So will I need two FS-5U's for each unit to get program patch up and down?
                      NOW with New Improved TD-30 Module, some V drums an other music making thingies with miscellaneous small furry animals, large hairy animals, motorcycle bits and a big muff:rolleyes:.

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                      • #12
                        I would say that is a 'Yes!'


                        One exception:
                        In case you have the SPD midied to the TD-30 - in that scenario you may get along with only one pair of FS-5U's on the TD-30 ! (...one for 'up', one for 'down'...)

                        Now if you change kits on the TD-30, the SPD (via MIDI patch-change command) should change along with it.
                        So much for the theory....

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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'..!"

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

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                        • #13
                          Just throwing this out there...

                          If you want something that is cheaper, and works perfectly well...There's the Roland DP-2. It's what I use:

                          http://www.amazon.com/Roland-DP-2-Mo.../dp/B0002CZYY8

                          eKit (TD-30KV): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/performa...y-s-drums-td39
                          aKit: (Tama Starclassic): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/acoustic...ma-starclassic
                          TD30Browser: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/...4-td30-browser

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                          • #14
                            kroroway, can this DP-2 be used with SPD-30 to start/stop loops/phrase ? thanks.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tivi View Post
                              kroroway, can this DP-2 be used with SPD-30 to start/stop loops/phrase ? thanks.
                              I'm not entirely sure. Someone who has tested that combination would have to try it... I think it is a direct replacement for the FS-5U, but I'm not positive.
                              eKit (TD-30KV): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/performa...y-s-drums-td39
                              aKit: (Tama Starclassic): http://www.vdrums.com/forum/acoustic...ma-starclassic
                              TD30Browser: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/...4-td30-browser

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