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  • ignotus
    replied to DIY inside triggers 3D printed project
    in DIY
    Fair point. I suppose if you want a ready-made assembly it would be a good option in that case. But if you want to DIY the foam part as well, I think it's better to go for a small cylinder or something similar - much easier to do. I just use a small, 1 cm diameter and 0.5 cm thick dot of poron....
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  • ignotus
    replied to DIY inside triggers 3D printed project
    in DIY
    Looks cool! Just something to bear in mind: most -if not all- side trigger designs use a small piece of foam between the piezo and the head instead of a taller cone. The head flexes much less at the side and therefore a regular cone dissipates too much of the force.
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  • ignotus
    replied to OMG The ButtKicker....YEEEEESSSS!!!
    Do you find it's still too weak? If I crank mine up to full power the thuds travel right up to my face and it's unpleasant to play with. The seat I use doesn't have a very thick cushioning so that's probably a factor. That said, I actually prefer to have it at a level where I forget about it while playing....
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  • ignotus
    replied to stupid Cool
    in DIY
    What size magnets are you using? Do you you still use a cymbal felt with the new housings? Can we see a video of how well they trigger?
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    Assuming it can deliver those 60W, it's dependent on you using a power supply that can produce at least 5 amps of power (@ 12v). Just bear in mind the equation: W=volts x amps....
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    Yep, it looks like you got everything needed in that kit at a pretty good price. Maybe you could write/call them and ask if they'll have it back in stock. Still, an Aura bass shaker + amp + supply can cost a little over half that. You can use two Aura shakers together for more of a thump and you're...
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    I think it will strongly depend on the power supply you use with it. If you can, get one with at least 4 amps.
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  • ignotus
    replied to OMG The ButtKicker....YEEEEESSSS!!!
    That power supply is far too weak, it's not surprising at all that it's not working well. Try a laptop power brick ( 19v, 3 or 4 amps) if you have one or get a power supply that can deliver at least 3 amps and preferably more than 12v.
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    Nice! Like someone in another thread said, wood screws might be a bad idea in the long run, as the strong vibrations might make tham tear through the wood. Maybe find a metal plate that you can fit between the seat and the baseplate and which protrudes out the back far enough to bolt the shaker to ...
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    Most amps are only for 4 ohms upwards - whatever you get, make sure it supports 2 ohm speakers. The little board I bought can actually handle that, you just need to find an enclosure for it. That amp they recommend would of course be a perfect candidate, but it does come at a cost.

    The...
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    It'll work (and it does need a power supply) but I think you need something with much more grunt to get the best out of the buttkicker. It can handle up to 250 watts so it's in a different league altogether. I'd look at plate amps and something that can output at least 100W into a subwoofer channel...
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  • ignotus
    replied to 3D printed percussions pads
    in DIY
    What happens if I were to go to, say, a pawn shop, and I find a trigger pad like the one printed above, I pay 2 for it and use it to perform on stage? Do the patent police sue me? The pawn shop owner? Do they hunt down the guy who orignally made it? Do they rip it off my kit and set fire to it? In...
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  • ignotus
    replied to Open Source Drum Module
    in DIY
    AD1 runs really well in Linux but AD2 won't, due to the online installer system - I tried to install the demo but couldn't get it to work. SSD4 also works perfectly (fingers crossed SSD5 does too), but I don't really know about other VSTs.

    The good thing about using Linux is that you could...
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    That should be fine. Let us know how it works out!
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    For those of you in the US, this bass shaker: https://www.parts-express.com/auraso...ducer--299-028 would probably be a better candidate than the one I used. It's a bit more expensive, but over here in Europe they cost twice as much, and those who've used them...
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  • ignotus
    replied to 3D printed percussions pads
    in DIY
    I have a feeling you're about to offer the OP your services to research the legal status of these designs by Roland...
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    Pretty much the same power specs per channel, though as it has a subwoofer output it might filter out higher frequencies. I reckon it should work fine.
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  • ignotus
    replied to El Cheapo buttkicker
    in DIY
    It would, but 100w is the max rated power, and split between 2 channels (I wouldn't try bridging them), so you're looking at much less per channel. If you look at the comments they say it's probably closer to about 15w per channel. The nice thing about the amp I used is that all the power goes into...
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  • ignotus
    replied to 3D printed percussions pads
    in DIY
    He didn't say anything about selling them; he just hinted that he would share the design so others could DIY their own - what should he be afraid of?...
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  • ignotus
    replied to 3D printed percussions pads
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    Cool! Just a thought: if you replace the screws with wingnut screws you'd make it much more comfortable to fasten/unfasten them.
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