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    Hi all,

    Found this forum about a week ago after I decided I would invest in some VDrums.

    Im actually a guitarist (hobbyist) but have always wanted to get behind a kit and have a bash at it - as long as I have fun.

    After some research on this forum and others I have just purchased and started on a TD9-K(S) set.

    I have a soundproofed studio in my basement which allows me to get a bit of volume going running thru MAudio studio monitors - I must say these Vdrums are a blast, I even managed to get my wife interested (she wont go near my guitars).

    Look forward to getting some great advice from the other members and contributing where I can.


  • #2
    Hey Aussie, mate it'll be great to see some pics of the kit and the studio, there's quite few current and x guitar players here, I think drummers are really wannabe gat players ..who said duck.
    Nothing of importance here


    • #3
      Welcome mate. There are a few of us around here!
      . digitalDrummer
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      • #4
        Welcome mate,enjoy that td9.
        TD3 + SPD-6 and love it


        • #5
          G'day mate!

          Welcome from a fellow td-9er!
          TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
          ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
          not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats


          • #6
            Hey Joe..... where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
            Sorry. Couldn't resist that!!!!

            Welcome aboard from another Aussie v drummer


            • #7
              Thanks for the kind welcome guys!


              • #8
                welcome to the forum..downunder

                so this is why Men at work where singing ages ago....i come from a land downunder....i never thought about it
                Ex E-kits:
                ''Lernean Hydra'' ( a bounche of roland pads with a td-6 module)
                ''Lucy'' (Diamond electronic drums with a td-12 module)
                current E-kit
                ''Cherry Gretschy Lady'' (Gretsch Catalina Ash 6 piece A to E kit-Roland td20 module-A to E cymbals)

                " Mrs.Catalina'' (Gretsch Catalina maple 6 piece kit-Paiste signature+Masterwork custom made cymbals)

                check out a few videos http://www.youtube.com/user/hampisdrums


                • #9
                  G'day Joe, another welcome - looking forward to some photos of your studio - good to have another 'strayan on board.


                  • #10
                    That's right hampis everybody else is upover


                    • #11
                      Don't be fooled by these peoples friendliness. They're just trying to suck you in so that you will have a GAS attack. Their aim is to sell you their old stuff so that they can feed their GAS addiction.
                      Believe me it's true. It starts out simple enough, an extra tom here, an extra cymbal there..oh you should try this VEX kit etc.. and before you know it you've gone and bought a TD20. Hopless, just hopless...I know this is true because it happened to me.


                      • #12
                        awww c'mon Engine Room.... we wouldn't do that to a new guy.... I mean, doesn't a TD-9 only have 1 spare port?
                        We could only encourage Joe to get another cymbal at the most.. and a double kick pedal.. then he'd have to look at a bigger module to attach more pads unless he went to BFD or some such computerfangled thingo.

                        What do you think Joe? any ideas on how you'll expand your kit? :-)


                        • #13
                          For sale 1 x td9

                          (just kidding)


                          • #14
                            Gday Aussie. Same story as me mate. Australian, guitarist, TD9...drumming is my thing these days though. Best move Ive ever made....except for moving to Canada. Enjoy your new drums.


                            • #15
                              For those who asked here is my "studio".

                              Various guitars, amps, mics, processors, new kit of course, and other bits and pieces collected along the way.

                              Im running the outs from the TD9 module to a Behringer mixer (need to get a better one than this) then into my MAudio Bx8a studio monitors - sounds great to my ears.

                              I use a Focurite Saffire firewire interface to record into either Audacity or Reaper on an old laptop.

                              The room itself was purpose built so I could crank the guitars/amps a bit without alienating the neighbors (or the wife).

                              We used the room within a room principle and sound absorbent plasterboard, insulation and resilient mounts.

                              The room is directly below our living room but the only sound that can be heard is a faint thump of the bass kick, from outside the house no sound is apparent at all, despite the fact that the noise level in the room can get pretty high. All in all a success and it meant I could finally get some drums after 40 years of being stickless.