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Hello from Northern Cali

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  • Hello from Northern Cali

    Hi there, new to the forums and wanted to say hello
    I recently sold my 8 year old hart set and alesis module, and purchased the roland td-12 set. Wow what a difference, I'm not saying that hart set was bad, just old. I've played acoustic sets for a while before I had to get a e kit, and roland is pretty dang close to the real thing. The set is amazing, so much fun to play. Since i'm here I got a question, I am going to purchase some V expression kits, just wondering If I have to use the Usb midi interface that they recommend, or can I go to radio shack and pick one up?

    Thanx in advance

  • #2
    Hello and Welcome!

    Northern Cali is my favourite part of the states...whereabout are you?

    hope you enjoy your new kit

    keep the beat!
    TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
    ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
    not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats


    • #3
      Welcome aboard...

      Can't help with your question as I am a TD9er but someone will kick in.


      • #4
        You can use almost any USB to Midi adapter, but some work better than others. I just borrowed an Edirol (an older version of the UM-1EX I think) from my friend and it worked fine, after I hunted down some drivers for it online. I think you can get some for around $15.00 or so although a lot of 'em are at $40.00 or $50.00.

        Welcome to the Vdrums aerobics program. We get a lot of exercise here jumping to conclusions, dodging the issues, beating around the bush, side-stepping responsibility, running off at the mouth, flying off the handle, bending the rules, running down everything, digging up dirt, circulating rumors, passing the buck, stirring up trouble, shooting the bull, slinging mud, throwing weight around, and pushing our luck!

        Make sure and check your heart rate on a regular basis!



        • #5
          Welcome Steele.

          You can get a decent sound out of any Roland Kit and you dont need Vex to do it. Just spend some time adjusting the functions of each pad and its trigger.

          Good luck mate.


          • #6
            Hi Steele and welcome. TD-12 is a nice set up. My band just finished a week in Oroville. Had a lot of fun even if it was like 102 dergrees in the shade. Northen Cal is great!