I don't have a Zendrum yet, but I am posting here in hopes that other users may be able to help me come up with a solution. For the type of stuff that I do live, I need to be able to transmit on at least 5 unique midi channels from the same set-up (as they call it), or "patch", as I'm used to saying. So, I understand that Zendrum can have/store 1 to 16 user-definable set-ups, or patches ... and from each of these I need EACH TRIGGER to be able to transmit on a unique channel where necessary (i.e. sampler A, sampler B, sampler C, SIMMONS SDE, Roland drum module ... you get it) albeit, some triggers in the same patch will undoubtedly be transmitting to that same device via the same channel number. It's totally ok for Zendrum to Receive midi on a single channel.
Everyone still with me?
I had assumed the ZENDRUM would be able to do this, no doubt, as my trapKAT can send out independent channel #'s for each pad in a patch, as can my Roland SPD-11. In fact, the Roland can actually transmit on 2 different channels for each of 8 pads, as each pad has two layers -- A & B -- which can send on different channels. I am only bringing this up, as having thought the Zendrum could do this, and knowing how much I will spend on my Zendrum, I need to find the least expensive way possible around this obstacle. In other words, I can't shell out $700 for a MOTU unit or something like that and also buy the Zendrum. Not all at once, anyway.
So, any and all creative ideas from other Zendrum folks who have dealt with this kind of issue are welcome. To all who ponder this -- Thank You very much.
p.s. -- has to be a "hardware" solution; I don't use any software platforms in the studio or live.
Thanks and best wishes,