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TangTheHump
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Last Activity: 05-14-17, 10:29 PM
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  • I've been watching the two Dan Recchia videos on the Strike Pro kit and Strike module - the playing only video and the video where Recchia talks and demonstrates aspects of the module. Wow! What a difference! Why oh why didn't Alesis introduce the kit this way? Fantastic playing; helpful, clear, and...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 05-14-17, 10:27 PM.

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  • That's not really a fair analysis of Yamaha's TCS pads. The TCS pads with the 502 kit are *NOT* like Yamaha's flagship TCS pads on the 900 series kits. Similarly, mesh pads on inexpensive Roland kits aren't anything like Roland's flagship mesh pads.

    I've played Yamaha's flagship TCS pads....
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 05-14-17, 06:38 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Standing stand for E-drums
    kmanlondon,



    High-end Roland and Yamaha racks are steel, and the racks are very heavy. Same with the racks you get from Gibraltar - made of steel and very heavy. But, if you can find mid-end racks from Roland, those are aluminum, lightweight, and a lot nicer to move. You...
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  • Thus far, Strike seems to have two usable kits and one specialized kit that might be useful for stealing its tom instruments. Everything else I've heard is special effects, horn hits, melodic sequences, electronic buzz sounds, and treated acoustic drums that are super tricked out with effects. The...
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  • Thanks for making the recording. It sounds good, but yes it has significant clipping, which makes everything sound muddy, compressed, and a little distorted. I imported your file into Audacity and the entire waveform has major clipping distortion. Your levels are much too high.

    Personally,...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 05-03-17, 10:16 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Close to a V Drum Purchase
    If you're in the $2K price class, consider the Alesis Strike Pro. You get all mesh, full-size pads: 8, 10, 12, and 14 inch toms; a 14 inch bass drum; and a 14 inch snare drum. Plus, you get four cymbals and a hi-hat: three 14 inch crash cymbals, a 16 inch ride cymbal, and a pair of 12 inch hi-hats....
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  • BWaj,



    Ah, sorry. I see what you mean. A few minutes ago, I was at my local drum shop. Current price for the The TD-50 module standalone is $3,700 (taxes included). Although this may change, the current price to order Mimic Pro is $3,360 (taxes included). So, subtracting the...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 05-01-17, 07:49 PM.

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  • Just clarifying so people understand the process and why we decided to do as we did. All we're trying to accomplish is some quick yet accurate audio examples of what the Strike module sounds like. We wanted to avoid buying extra interfaces and extra gear, and we wanted the ability to comment (vocally)...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 05-02-17, 05:10 PM.

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  • BWaj,



    Here's the thing about selling my TD-30 to finance a TD-50. I considered this, but a number of things changed my mind. Where I live, the TD-50 is quite expensive. I ordered the TD-50 Digital Upgrade Pack and later cancelled it. With taxes in, the Digital Upgrade Pack...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-30-17, 06:56 PM.

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  • If you can and have time, simply record the module into a digital recorder or into your computer. You can use Audacity (free, open source software). Take the output of the module and go direct into the recorder or direct into the inputs of your computer's sound card. It's the sound we want to hear....
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  • BWaj,



    That's two things we agree on! Yes, I give Roland credit for bringing mature, reliable products to market.

    To be fair, in terms of triggering and configuration flexibility, there are lots of things to like about Roland's flagship modules. However, if you've...
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  • Nick74,

    Hey, thanks for the follow-up! :-)

    I watched your video again and downloaded it this time, so that I can try this pattern fully myself. I didn't watch your hi-hat foot pedal before and now, after you explained how the pedal controls both hats, I see that your foot...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to New realistic cymbals from Jobeky
    Mr.Boo and jpsquared482,

    Thanks for the further explanation of how extra tight hi-hat sounds can be implemented with existing electronic drum technology. Makes lots of sense. Indeed, this is how the VH-13, and Roland's modules that support it, seem to work. The sonic aspects are all implemented...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to New realistic cymbals from Jobeky
    Perhaps a little off topic, but I was just watching Dave Weckl and realized the huge expressive discrepancy between acoustic hi-hats and electronic hi-hats. Weckl plays strokes on the under side of the hats to achieve the classic Max Roach "Mr. Hi-hat" sound. I'll find a good version of Mr....
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-25-17, 03:25 AM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to New realistic cymbals from Jobeky
    Agreed. This kind of stuff demonstrates just how far behind the electronic drum industry from user expectations. I was shocked when Roland released a 14 inch snare drum yet left all the other drum and cymbal sizes incorrect. They obviously understand that drummers want real sizes, but they're still...
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  • This customer now has two Strike modules - an initial module and a warranty replacement module. Both modules failed. The first module lacked acceptable output level on the headphone and main outputs. The second module also failed and reveals a potential all-or-nothing failure point: "SD card read...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-24-17, 09:30 PM.

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  • TangTheHump
    replied to New realistic cymbals from Jobeky
    The hats cannot be any more functional than the module allows them to be. That said, those Jobeky hats seem to trigger well, but where they utterly fail is when the drummer demonstrates their acoustic noise. They are very loud acoustically, which makes them a no-go for noise-sensitive environments...
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    Last edited by TangTheHump; 04-24-17, 08:10 PM.

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  • I watched both of your videos, and I tried to clean up the "All Kit Sounds" audio using audio editing software. Unfortunately, there is too much noise relative to the drum sounds and thus, even after analyzing several noise profiles, applying noise filters accordingly, and boosting the remaining...
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  • TangTheHump
    replied to Any News On The 2Box Drumit Three?
    Yes, but unfortunately they don't demonstrate critical triggering components, such as hi-hat, three-zone ride, etc. They only show head triggering, which is somewhat cheating because most modules support the head portion of pads from different vendors. It's different hi-hats - each vendor uses different...
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  • Thanks, Chris. :-)...
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