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  • #31
    What do you think of the Triggera china?
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    • #32
      Originally posted by mayhemkrew View Post
      What do you think of the Triggera china?
      The first (visual and tactile) impressions are positive. Seems quite sturdy and has a decent rubbery surface coating so it is not so loud. Definitely less loud than my previous China-wannabe Millenium MPS-200. But this also depends on where it gets hit. To me it seems quite fine. This was one of my main concerns.

      As I just got it yesterday, I did not spend enough time playing it to provide some more useful feedback in terms of sensitivity and triggering, etc. Used it very briefly to try some (bad) VST samples and was not really happy. Will have more time tonight so I'll just use it directly with the sounds from the module. That should be a decent raw test.

      The size is quite decent to fit any kit and the visual effect is pretty good, as expected.
      It mounts on a regular cymbal stand, no any extra bits and pieces required, which is quite convenient. It does not rotate due to the design. I use 7A sticks and they do not provide enough power to swing it much and cause any significant unexpected movement or rotation. It swings nicely. However, I keep it almost vertical so the effect is minimal but still quite natural. That part of experience goes nicely with the realistic movement of the Yammie cymbals.
      Last edited by alensiljak; 02-16-17, 07:45 AM.
      TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
      https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
      https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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      • #33
        OK, it turns out the cymbal works great. The issue really was just a bad china sample last night. The cymbal behaves quite well. It is sensitive enough without any adjustments on the module. I think I have CY-8 settings there, or something like that. Haven't really touched those for a while, which is a good thing, I guess.
        The signal strength can be controlled not only by the power of the hit to the cymbal but also by the length of the stick touching the cymbal, as well as the location where it hits. I believe this would be exactly the same with an acoustic cymbal. After all, this is a piece of real metal with a rubber over it, and a sensor on the other side. So no wonder it behaves like a real metal cymbal.
        All in all, I'm quite happy with it! Triggera passed the first test for me. Guess now it's Krigg's turn. Sometime in the near future, I'll be getting one of those to mount on a bass pedal. The KD-9 gets really annoying by constantly moving away. There are probably other ways of solving that particular issue but I'm also slowly moving towards removing all the TD-11K parts and making the full kit available for sale now that I've assembled almost a whole another kit separately.

        mayhemkrew, thanks for that video once again. That was really the key argument for me.
        Last edited by alensiljak; 02-16-17, 12:23 PM.
        TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
        https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
        https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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        • #34
          Glad I could be of some kind of help.
          | redgearmusic.com | soundcloud | twitter | YouTube | Roland TD-30KSE Kit |

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          • #35
            This is like the opposite of my kit evolution - I went from a TD-4 on a rack, to TD-4 on stands to using an SPD-30 with extra pads and pedals - took a few years though...
            E-Kit: Roland SPD-30, 1 x PDX8, 1 x FD8, 1 x Triggera Krigg. DW7000 Kick Pedal + 1x Cymbal Stands and a few clamps... Pro Mark Simon Phillips Sig Sticks.
            Music:Sacre Noir Savage Sound System

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            • #36
              savagealexis Sounds very similar. I feel I need to make up a bit for the missed 20 years, hence the GAS. But with every new piece that falls into place, I feel the kit is closer to how I imagined it. I'm now very close to that point. Just a few minor improvements remaining, none of which need to be done soon.
              TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
              https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
              https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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              • #37
                Minor change visually but a significant one for playability. A proper hi-hat stand, 2-legged, to reduce the clutter of stand feet. Feels good to see the hi-hat moving when tracking time. Just feels like real drums. Coupled with VST sounds, this now really feels like an acoustic set. Dream come true.

                There are also a few additional tom and cymbal arms to make everything stay in place but reduce the number of stands required. Some extra are there to support a few additional splash cymbals or percussion elements (still would like to have that woodblock sound, for example).

                TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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                • #38
                  Loved the story of the progression of your kit. Nice setup and nice view out the window. If you have a prescription for GAS, you may want to discuss a change with your physician.
                  Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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                  • #39
                    More Yammies are here! Got a good price for this couple. I think now I'm sorted out in that regard.
                    As I'm going to minimize the noise level, there is one stereo PD-80 coming to replace the PD-8 silicone pad. In the near future, I think I'll be getting triggera's Krigg to reduce the noise from KD-9 also. And that's about it in terms of hardware, I believe.
                    Overall, pretty happy with the kit. Immersing in long hours of practice and playing (mostly in the middle of the night, yay!). Jazz comping is amazing for brainwork. Lots of fun in any case.
                    Last edited by alensiljak; 03-09-17, 05:48 AM.
                    TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                    https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                    https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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                    • #40
                      The last visible piece is here. Replaced a loud silicone pad with 8" mesh head so that the pad size fits the kit.
                      The only remaining thing I'd like to replace is the KD pad as that may be loud at times. Perhaps add a woodblock but there are no available slots. Other than that, the kit is very nice to play.
                      Last edited by alensiljak; 03-18-17, 04:07 PM. Reason: leveled off the tom
                      TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                      https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                      https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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                      • #41
                        I had to google GAS. Okay, I understand. Is there a cure?
                        Living in a Manhattan apartment, playing/practicing on an A2E Sonor Martini kit with DIY triggers, TD-11, DIY Griffin 14"x5.5", VH-11/DW3K, Kick/DW3K, Superior Drummer 2, Mac OS X, Audio-Technica ATH-M40x, Zildjian Greendip Maple 7As, Roland Noise Eaters, currently DIYing eBay IRIN Cymbals.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by rudy_713 View Post
                          I had to google GAS. Okay, I understand. Is there a cure?
                          No, but winning the lottery can certainly help!
                          a ballpeen hammer directed to the right area of your head can be a painful temporary fix also
                          "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

                          Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by rudy_713 View Post
                            I had to google GAS. Okay, I understand. Is there a cure?
                            I certainly hope so!
                            TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                            https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                            https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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                            • #44
                              Removing the fat. Got some extra metal out by optimizing the stand combinations and removing the unnecessary clamps.
                              TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                              https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                              https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by rudy_713 View Post
                                I had to google GAS. Okay, I understand. Is there a cure?
                                To answer the million-dollar question: it seems there is! I'm getting a significantly lower return on any new purchases and I even believe it is almost turning negative now. If I even think about getting a new item for the drumset, it is painful.
                                That's also a good sign. I'm quite happy with the kit. Not too big nor too small. I can both practice and play along. It provides good exercise and is indispensible as a practice instrument. I have had lots of fun experimenting with VSTs and trying out recording, as well. What I figured out is that there is simply no need for a bigger, newer, better drum module. With these two I can either use drum sounds for practice as the authenticity of the sounds does not really matter when I'm thinking where to place the next syncope. The rim sound is fantastic on TD-11, and I also find the toms very nice now that I've got decent headphones, so a good jazz practice is a given.
                                For hands-only practice I'm using a practice pad while standing (can't stand any more sitting after 9 hours of sitting in office).
                                I've switched the pedals so now my main pedal is a beaterless one, and way more quiet so that is not really an issue any more. All the important pads are mesh heads, so neighbours should not even notice anything.
                                With all the needs set, I really see no need to change anything. Now is the time to enjoy practicing (using module sounds) or playing (using VST).

                                I've also joined a local music club so now I have access to an acoustic drumset. There I can do some finesse that I can't really try out on an e-set.
                                So, once you've got what you were after, and no itches left to scratch, the need for GAS goes away.
                                Some items may be replaced if a fantastic deal comes my way but, generally, I think I'm fine for the next several years.

                                Edit: Plus it's Spring. Time to go out!
                                Last edited by alensiljak; 04-03-17, 07:54 AM.
                                TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.
                                https://www.vdrums.com/forum/perform...44011-my-kit-s
                                https://sites.google.com/view/open-source-drum-module

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