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    I just purchased a new TD-12 yesterday, and it's in the mail as we speak(This is more excited than my introduction :P)!

    My name's Jared, I'm from Massachusetts, and I've been drumming for about 12 years (Quite a bit of my life considering I'm only 18 now :3). I'm wildly hooked on jazz fusion these days, and have a vast collection of the stuff :] I'm hoping to find some good info on V-Expression kits, and customizing personal kits around here. I'm new to the electronic scene, so all this midi work is confusing stuff for me :S Anyways, I'm going to get looking, but I can't wait to meet everyone and hopefully contribute something of my own to this community in the future!

    As for a little bit more about myself, I thought I'd share the list of artists from my iPod, since that can say a lot about a drummer *wink*

    I have an 160 GB Ipod Classic ^^ A lot of jazz fusion on here. It's nearly all lossless, and I have discographies of most of these :] On to the artists!

    Al Di Meola
    Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucia
    Allan Holdsworth
    Allan Holdsworth, Gordon Beck, Jeff Clyne, and John Stevens
    The Beatles
    Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
    Bill Bruford
    Bill Conners
    Billy Cobham
    Bob Brookmeyer & Friends
    Bobby Mcferrin
    Bobby Mcferrin and Chick Corea
    Brett Garsed, Scott Kinsley, Dennis Chambers, TJ Helmerich, Gary Willis
    Chick and Hiromi
    Chick and Johns Five Piece Band
    Chick Corea
    Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, David Holland
    Dave Weckl Band
    David Fiuczynski
    David Hines
    Dennis Chambers
    Dennis Chambers, Bireli Lagrene, Dominique Di Piazza
    Dennis Chambers, Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dave Cook
    Dig Trio
    Earth, Wind, and Fire
    Ed Alleyne-Johnson
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Elton John
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Gary Burton & Friends
    Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli
    George Benson
    Grew Howe
    Herbie Hancock
    Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
    Herbie Hancock & Jaco Pastorious
    Hiromi Uehara
    Hiromi's Sonicbloom
    Jaco Pastorious
    James Brown
    Jazz Pistols
    Jean-Luc Ponty
    Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola, & Stanley Clarke
    Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, & Bela Fleck
    Jeff Beck
    Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy
    Jethro Tull
    Joe Farell
    John Mclaughlin
    John Scofield
    Joni Mitchell
    King Crimson
    Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House
    Led Zeppelin
    Liquid Tension Experiment
    Lucia Micarelli
    Luiz Bonfa
    Lyle Mays
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Marcus Miller
    Maurizio Pollini
    Mccoy Tyner & The Latin All Stars
    Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood
    Michael Brecker
    Michael Jackson
    Mike Stern
    Miles Davis
    Paco De Lucia
    Pat Martino
    Pat Metheny
    Paul Simon
    Pink Floyd
    Planet X
    Poncho Sanchez
    Raul Midon
    Ray Charles
    Return To Forever
    Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
    Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
    Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten
    Secret Chiefs 3
    Shakti & Remember Shakti
    Shane Theriot
    Stanley Clarke
    Stephane Grappelli & L.Subramanium
    Stevie Wonder
    Tetsuo Sakurai
    Tom Foote
    Tony Grey
    Trio of Doom
    Victor Wooten
    Weather Report
    The Who
    Wishbone Ash

    That should give you guys a good feel for my musical tastes ^.^
    Last edited by ElendilAndurilz; 01-19-09, 03:37 PM.

  • #2
    congratulations on your new kit - hope it arrives soon!
    lots of info on vex and midi on the forum, so take a look around....and when you get your kit set up exactly right, show us a picture! that is always cool....
    TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
    ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
    not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats


    • #3
      Welcome youngblood Nice to see another Edrum convert coming along. Enjoy the kit and the forum.


      • #4
        Hi Mate, the TD-12 is an exelent place to start, better than the guy next door, he has 4 10 litre buckets, they aren't quiet, infact they are smegging noisy as hitting 4 10 litre buckets. Don't forget the pics when it's all a running.
        Nothing of importance here


        • #5
          Hey Jared, welcome aboard.

          The MIDI stuff is confusing, and very daunting. Start with pure audio and kind of "work your way up" to MIDI if that's the route you take. I mean you might find that the native TD-12 sounds and some VEX kits are all you need.

          TD-12, DTX502, SD1000, EZDrummer, Diamond Drum 12" snare, S1000 toms/cymbals/kick, PCY10/100/135/155, CY-5/14, Hart Ride, Hart Acupad 8" kick, Epedal Pro II, Concept 1 pads/cymbals, SD1000 & Roland V Sessions racks, PD-7, Kit Toy 10" splash, DMPad ride, SamplePad, PerformancePad Pro


          • #6
            Welcome Jared. TD12 - I'm an envious TD9 owner. Hope you work it all out. It's not all that difficult in the long run. Just takes some reading & experimenting.
            TD-9KX stock kit with extra PD-85 & CY8


            • #7
              Everything is up and working well now; and I think after a few weeks of research and lurking, I've got a good grasp on all the features I'll be able to work with in the future : D Thanks guys! Pictures are up now!

              My beauty

              Pedals and headphones!
              Last edited by ElendilAndurilz; 01-19-09, 03:25 PM.


              • #8
                Yeah! Attaboy

                Very nice kit. Now, let's kick in the G.A.S. and replace EVERYTHING within one year. It's addictive, believe me

                Have fun with your kit!
                TD-20 brain, TDW-20 expanded! MDS-20BK, 3x PD125, 2x PD105, 3x CY-14C, CY-15R, CY-12R/C, Hart ECII-10B, VH-11, KD-120, Tama IronCobra Rolling Glides and pearl hardware.
                Loving it every second..


                • #9
                  Welcome Jared!, enjoy your TD-12 I LOVE mine! I would have killed to have a kit like this when I was 18, OMG... sit back (if you can) and just imagine where you'll be when you're FREEKIN' 50 like me!!!! (and about 1500 others of us old farts around here...)
                  Thanks for sharing the awesome pics!
                  See my E and A and A kits here:


                  • #10
                    I don't know about replacing anything in a year, haha. A good 40 years of G.A.S. to go though! Now all I need is a job with a real salary xD


                    • #11
                      Suh-weet set up! Congrats!

                      Do you run through headphones only or do you have an amp?


                      • #12
                        I have a few old fender amps lying around, but after some testing, I realized they were sounding pretty terrible. Hopefully, I'll be able to afford a decent amp sometime in the near future :] Another PD-85 is probably the beginning of the GAS for me though ^^