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Roland FD7 & Ddrum4?

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  • Roland FD7 & Ddrum4?

    Hiya guys. Do any of you know whether the Roland HH pedal (FD7) will work well with the Ddrum 4 module?
    I know the Dd4 doesn't have the same graduation of sounds from open to closed as the TD8 but has only 2 or (3?) positions. That part's OK; but will the FD7 trigger the Dd4 properly as far as what the Dd4 is capable of?
    In other words, can I use my Roland pedal with the Dd module? Thanks!
    TD8, triggered Tempus carbon fibre acoustics. Triggered 13" x 7" Tempus c/f snares. 12" Ddrum snare. Various pads, CY-12, KD-8, way too many pedals. Meinl, Paiste, Sabian cymbals...

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    NO rolands fd-7 will not work with ddrum

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    ~REDMAN~
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      Originally posted by drums911:
      Hiya guys. Do any of you know whether the Roland HH pedal (FD7) will work well with the Ddrum 4 module?
      I know the Dd4 doesn't have the same graduation of sounds from open to closed as the TD8 but has only 2 or (3?) positions. That part's OK; but will the FD7 trigger the Dd4 properly as far as what the Dd4 is capable of?
      In other words, can I use my Roland pedal with the Dd module? Thanks!
      You know, it's funny you should ask...

      I just worked with a friend of mine this week on this very problem and we reverse-engineered the ddrum4 module's hi-hat input, the ddrum hi-hat and Roland FD-7, etc. and designed a small adapter circuit that works perfectly.

      In other words, we successfully adapted a Roland FD-7 and PD-7 as a hi-hat for the ddrum4 brain and it works about as well as the expensive ddrum4 hi-hat (which I still prefer BTW because of the "action" being better) and isn't nearly as expensive.

      It basically consists of a small circuit in a box with three jacks: one to the ddrum4 brain, one to the PD-7 (or whatever you are using for the cymbal -- no, it isn't chokable) and one to the FD-7 pedal (or whatever similar pedal you are using; not a Yamaha, but it could be changed to work with one). It does NOT require a battery or any other power supply. I've been considering developing a version of this for sale, anybody interested in buying one?? What's something like this worth?

      Ed
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      Drumbalaya! Specializing in electronic drum equipment.
      Ed Morin [ mailto:[email protected] ]
      Phone: 866-881-9313 / 425-881-9313 FAX: 425-881-6000 http://www.drumbalaya.com

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