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Tech Help / Re: Connection Advice Needed
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
I am not tied to the UA Apollo line.  I looked at your UNO midi suggestion and perhaps that would work, but I now realize trying to ADAT an old 2008 M-Audio Octane Pre (acoustic drums) through to the Apollo would not be the best idea. 

Therefore, I am considering a Focusrite Clarett 8Pre or (8PreX).  It has Midi in/out which I assume would work as the ProjectMIx for the Zendrum, and the 8 channels would allow me to continue using my condenser/dynamic mics for recording acoustic drums.  (If I wanted plug-ins from UA in the future I could add an Apollo satellite.)

What other recommendations should I consider for a Thunderbolt interface for recording drums/guitar/bass/voice and of course eventually a Zendrum (upgraded to Z4 and Zen edit software) midi controller?

Opinions would be helpful and greatly appreciated.

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Tech Help / Connection Advice Needed
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:27:24 PM »
I could use your advice...,
I finally upgraded my computer.   I am ready to purchase a new audio interface.  I am considering a new Universal Audio - Apollo Twin Duo unit. 

It DOES NOT have Midi ports.  My question is: How to connect my Zendrum?  I used to simply plug it into the back of the old interface -> M-Audio Project Mix Midi-in port. 

I currently use Abelton Live and would like to be able to take advantage of UA's extensive plug-in library for sound processing/recording. 

Abelton would see the Apollo interface for guitars, voice, but without Midi in, how would I continue to use the Zendrum with Abelton?
You see, I am not that versed in connections, midi, etc.  More like a monkey turning dials... be kind.

Hopeful that someone can lead me in the right direction.  Thanks to all,
Lucky Carmean

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Media / Re: Amp to Eleven, My Latest Jam on a Zendrum LT
« on: December 31, 2009, 06:25:00 AM »
Enjoyed listening to your latest jam.  Good sounds mixed well!

I too use Ableton 8 and have been wondering about the additional use of NI Guitar Rig 4, Amp Farm, and others as plugins. What are you using for computer specs?  I currently use a MacBook.  It only has 2 mb RAM.  I want to purchase an iMac but am not sure about Snow Leopard OS yet.  Keeping an eye on the community forums... any advise?

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User Reviews / Re: Ableton Live 8: Collision, Looper, etc.
« on: July 10, 2009, 04:45:40 AM »
Last summer I jumped in with both feet  when I bought my Zendrum  LT and Ableton Live.  This was my "entry" into e-drumming.  A  musician friend suggested that I use Ableton Live (7 at that time) and I'm sure glad he did!  Also, fellow Tribesman Jeff Sanders explained Zendrum/Midi/software concepts to help me get started, and from there it was no looking back (A big thanks to Jeff.)   Ableton had/has a steep learning curve for me, but now I am Zendrumming -> learning/experimenting/and using only Live 8 Suite. 

As you know, Collision certainly allows much experimentation changing the mallet choice, noise filters and resonator selection, for real (or imagined objects.)  With so many available options, settings and variables in every Section/Instrument of Live there have been several times this year when I have been completely stuck and needed help.  I never saw anyone on the Ableton forum specifically speak about the use of a Zendrum.  I was glad to see this post from Zendrumdude and Timecutter's response.  I hope to be able to ask for help from time to time...??

I am running Live on an older MacBook 1.83 GHz and only 2 GB,  using an M-Audio ProjectMix firewire audio interface/control surface and an external HD for all samples. So far, buffer set way low and no latency problems yet...  With the ProjectMix and an Octane Preamp, I also record acoustic drum parts into Live to add to the e-mix. 

I look forward to communicating and learning with others in more detail about the connection between the Zendrum and the wonderful world of Live. 

With the Rhythm of Life,

Lucky

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Music / Re: song contest
« on: March 08, 2009, 06:09:32 AM »
Hey Jeff,
I like "your" mix of this song because of the "simplicity."  To me, it is a better match with her voice.  I agree with you, in that her voice belongs out front.  Thanks for sharing your collaborative creativity with us.  Nice work!



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Music / Re: Amazing experience
« on: February 26, 2009, 04:47:06 AM »
Wonderful! 

Fantastic  job with the rhythmic  starts and stops within that song.  Brought back many memories.

For you, that must have been an evening to remember.  Thanks for sharing.



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Music / Re: myspace music site
« on: August 24, 2008, 03:23:55 PM »
Nice work BoneSmack! 
I just got through listening to all your tunes.  Pumped them through a JBL EON 15" speaker.  Oh Yeah!  Nice rhythms and good variety of sounds and blends.  Were the rhythm tracks done with your Zendrum?  Did you create all the tracks/clips in something like Ableton Live? 

I am a 54 yr old Vintage percussionist (and an Assistive Technology Liaison for Special Needs Children) and quite new to the Zendrum and electronic music.  I just got my personal Zendrum LT last week from David, Gina and the crew.  Vintage Sunburst ->It is simply beautiful.  Everything they do speaks of Customer Service and Creativity.

Recently I have been helping one of my former blind students get started with his Zap.  Being so new to the equipment setups, various drum modules, mappings and questions I don't even know how to ask , I need some help now and again getting started.  I wondered if you would be willing to answer a question or two from time to time via email?

Again, your musical efforts are impressive.  Your determinaion is inspiring.  Sir, you are to be commended.

With the Rhythm of Life,

Lucky

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Won't be long now!
« on: July 26, 2008, 02:39:59 PM »
Hello everyone,
I too will soon be joining the tribe.  I placed my order last week and have an LT in Vintage Sunburst just out of the paint booth.  The Zendrum color is not the only thing that is Vintage.  At 54, I am preparing for retirement in a few years and I have returned to the world of drumming simply for the fun of it (I was a percussion major way back in the 70's.) Last year I rebuilt a large Ludwig vintage set of acoustic drums and began playing again.  This year my goal is to make the same progress on the electronic side.  This is all quite new to me, but I am sure to find the help I need along the way in this forum.  I am reading everything I can get my hands on to prepare for this journey.

I have decided that I will be going the software route. My job allows me the use of various laptop and desktop Macs so I will start by experimenting with GarageBand and then various other percussion sound expansion packs. From reading all the posts there are certainly many favorites to choose from.  From there, I think I will continue to grow to studio programs such as Ableton Suite for complete experimentation and recording.  I am currently looking into sound monitors for home studio use with the computer.  Suggestions (about anything) are welcome...

I would like to experiment with various percussion sounds and create sound loops to play in combination with my acoustic drums.  I like what Lars is thinking with the pedals too.  I will first learn to play the Zendrum with the regular drum module sounds, but later desire to go as far as my imagination will allow.  It is good to see so many good people have gone before me and are willing to share their experiences.  I look forward to communicating with all of you.

With the rhythm of life,  Lucky

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ZenChat / Re: Ordered a Zendrum ZX
« on: July 26, 2008, 06:59:16 AM »
Hello everyone,
I too will soon be joining the tribe.  I placed my order last week and have an LT in Vintage Sunburst just out of the paint booth.  The Zendrum color is not the only thing that is Vintage.  At 54, I am preparing for retirement in a few years and I have returned to the world of drumming simply for the fun of it (I was a percussion major way back in the 70's.) Last year I rebuilt a large Ludwig vintage set of acoustic drums and began playing again.  This year my goal is to make the same progress on the electronic side.  This is all quite new to me, but I am sure to find the help I need along the way in this forum.  I am reading everything I can get my hands on to prepare for this journey.

I have decided that I will be going the software route. My job allows me the use of various laptop and desktop Macs so I will start by experimenting with GarageBand and then various other percussion sound expansion packs. From reading all the posts there are certainly many favorites to choose from.  From there, I think I will continue to grow to studio programs such as Ableton Suite for complete experimentation and recording.  I am currently looking into sound monitors for home studio use with the computer.  Suggestions (about anything) are welcome...

I would like to experiment with various percussion sounds and create sound loops to play in combination with my acoustic drums.  I like what Lars is thinking with the pedals too.  I will first learn to play the Zendrum with the regular drum module sounds, but later desire to go as far as my imagination will allow.  It is good to see so many good people have gone before me and are willing to share their experiences.  I look forward to communicating with all of you.

With the rhythm of life,  Lucky

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