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Help a new user please!

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  • Help a new user please!

    Just picked up my V-Session kit yesterday and got it all set up this afternoon. I'm having a ball, but I need some advice ....

    Whenever I hit within an inch of the rim, I get a rim shot, even tho I haven't actually 'hit' the rim.

    Also, the rims of all the toms will act like 'light' cymbal hits!

    Probably something stupid - I'm hoping some can 'politely' call me a bonehead and tell me what I need to do!

    Also, I can't seem to get the [email protected]#@! ride to sound like a ride ... I checked the parameters (using kit 21) and it's set to ride, but when I strike it it really 'crashes'.

    Any and all help is appreciated.


    OBTW - has anyone customized one to sound 'close' to Pornoy's kit? And if so, could you let me in on the secrets of the setup parameters!?
    Home is where the heart lies, but if the heart lies where is home?

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    oh you're in for a world of discovery.......all good,but a world of it.your drums have threshold settings,for everything. you'll have to read the manual and do searches on this board a bit.but that's half the fun.good bunch of peeps here.1-the ghost cymbal you're hearing is a result of crosstalk.2-the ride has a bell sound,a bow sound and an edge sound.all of which can be set seperately.so when you search the board you might wanna use words like.....crosstalk,settings,threshold,sensitivity etc.3-the rim/head issues are also minor and fall under the previously mentioned catagories.welcome aboard and have fun.this site has done all of us a world of good.

    p.s. if you can,get the vdrum users VIDEO manual......really helpful for those who need/like the visual.i liked it quite a bit.
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    • #3
      Thanks GRRAVEE ....

      Yeah, like I said - I'm having a ball, and obviously have a lot to learn! I'll check out some of the crosstalk suggestions and see what I can do about my noisy ride by fiddling with the settings. I guess I was just hoping for a 'quick fix'!

      Thanks again.
      Home is where the heart lies, but if the heart lies where is home?


      • #4
        Thanks Chris. Yeah, I have bank 2 selected and I'm still getting 'tons' of crosstalk. I'm at work right now, so I'll mess with it when I get home. I saw in another thread where people have put packing peanuts into the rack to reduce crosstalk?! If I get desperate I'll even try that.

        BTW - Marvin Martian has always been my hero - nice avatar!+
        Home is where the heart lies, but if the heart lies where is home?


        • #5

          Ok, so I think I finally have it. I adjusted the xtalk settings and that seems to have mostly cleared it up. I still get xtalk if I hit the tom rims, but really, I'm not 'that' sloppy anyway! No big deal.

          Now, one more question - thanks for tolerating my ignorance ...!

          I really can't tell the difference between using Bank1 and Bank2. I'm set on Bank2, but if switch back, I just can't tell the difference. Can someone give me some way to maybe notice what the difference(s) is/are?

          Thanks again all, this site has been extremely helpful!
          Home is where the heart lies, but if the heart lies where is home?