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ZenChat / Re: Can someone describe the 4.0 chip in more detail for me?
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:49:26 pm »
You can also edit sensitivities with each trigger using the Zenedit program which only works with the Z4 chipset.  You can modify each trigger such as change the midi channel per trigger, make one trigger more responsive than the other, change the crossfade midi note numbers so they do not have to be consecutive like the Z3 chipset.  You can also add up to 30 triggers with the new chipset.  I say get it!!!

Pocket Master

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ZenChat / Calling all Zendrummers!!!
« on: August 03, 2012, 10:19:44 pm »
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give an update on the forum about this years Zendrum gathering.  October 12 and 13 of this year we will be putting together another get together for any Zendrummers and potential Zendrummers that are on the fence about getting one or not.  We have brothers coming up from Florida, Texas, and Illinois, and Georgia or course.  You never know, there may be those who might just pop in to see what is going on.  We are going to play with different modules and sound samples such as BFD2, Superior Drummer, Zendrum Drive, TD-20, Addictive Drums, and any others that show up.  We are also going to hear our Zendrums being played through Bose, QSC, Yamaha, and whatever else is there as well.  Friday night will be a get together, maybe some dinner, then a little show and tell followed by some playing.  Saturday will be the ins and outs of what everyone is using, tips and tricks, questions and answers, and whatever else we can come up with.  The first year we did this was with the Mayor Tom Roady.  He video taped 6 of us Zendrummers playing different things at the same time.  Someone played the banjo of theirs, drum kit on another, percussion on another, melodic synth pads on another, and so on.  It would be cool to do something like this again.  Feel free to contact me if you haven't already if you would like to attend, my email is rob@pocket-master.com.

Hope to hear from you,

Rob
Pocket Master

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ZenEdit / Re: Sneak Peek of v2.3.0
« on: August 02, 2012, 04:54:11 am »
If only the "Mayor" were here to see this, he would beta test this in a heartbeat........ :(

Rob

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ZenChat / Re: Looking for chord recogntion software
« on: July 27, 2012, 02:01:32 pm »
Garageband for the macs will allow you to input the midi file, you can assign an instrument to it, and click a button in the program and it will show you the notes on sheet music.  It is cool, and it comes standard with the OS for mac.

Rob

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Tech Help / Re: Power consumption
« on: July 18, 2012, 06:35:26 pm »
I am using the 9volt rechargeable from ipowerus.  I saw a posting on here somewhere that someone used their 9 volt fully charged and it lasted for 5 hours or just over that.  I play in multiple bands about 3 to 4 times a week and use just the one battery.  Of course that is for practice.  If I have a gig a put a freshly charged battery in my ZX and know it will go the whole night with no issue.  I listed a website where you can learn more about these batteries:

http://www.trewaudio.com/ipower/9v/

Pocket Master

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ZenChat / 2012 Zendrum Gathering in Atlanta!!!!!
« on: July 10, 2012, 10:43:16 pm »
Fellow Zendrummers, Mark Greenbaum and myself are in the process of setting up our 3rd annual Zendrummer get together. I am throwing this personal invite to you in hopes that you will be able to join us in this event. We will be checking out the Zendrum Drive, BFD2, Superior Drummer 2.0, Ableton Live, Zen Edit, and many other options out there for use with the Zendrum. We are looking at the dates of either October 5th and 6th, or October 12th and 13th. It will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, home of Zendrum HQ. We are throwing this out now so if you want to attend you can plan ahead, we are also looking for feedback as to which weekend works for the majority. After we get feedback as to how many will make the trip to Atlanta, we will work out the logistics and get more details for those who are going to attend. This is a chance for those who have been playing for a long time to pass on experiences to those just starting and also get a chance to see and hear the advances in sound sample technologies out there and how others are using them. Mark and his wife have hosted the event for the past two years because we have had five fellow Zendrummers attend each year, to include David Haney and Kim Daniel, the founders. Please respond to this message to let me know if you are going to be there, not going to be there, or may be there, that way we can plan to make this event as successful as possible to help each other out with this great instrument.

Thank you,

Rob Anderson
Pocket Master

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ZenChat / Re: Our Brother, Tom Roady
« on: July 07, 2012, 08:23:40 pm »
Had a nice weekend last weekend with Tom's wife Mel, we met up with Tom's mentor and friend Rich Tokatz, and close friend Corky Blake, incredible sax player. Rich basically showed Tom how to play drums and percussion, snuck Tom into the clubs when he was too young to be in the place and let him see how it was done.  We had a small ceremony for Tom just North of Saint Louis, MO, he was born just on the other side of the river in Alton, Illinois, and spread his ashes into the Mississippi river, it is what Tom wanted.  He is still missed and will be for a long time to come.

Rob
Pocket Master

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ZenChat / Re: GigKat
« on: July 07, 2012, 08:18:04 pm »
I bet you could use the Roland FC-300 Midi Foot controller or the behringer FC-1010 to control it, there are two assignable expression pedals, the Roland sends program messages and CC messages so I am sure it would work.

Rob

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ZenChat / Re: Next best thing to BFD2 Jaszz and funk software
« on: May 14, 2012, 07:47:56 pm »
Look at toontrack, I am using Superior Drummer 2.0.  The Roots bundle is really nice, there is also a jazz and two funk cds as well, good percussion too.  I have most of the titles available, I like a little bit of every kit I have, and mix and match between them to get "my" perfect drum kit.  BWAHAHAHAHA!!!  $79 for the jazz and each funk pack.  $179 for the Roots, but I think sweetwater is running a deal for $99, not sure when that ends, but I grabbed it for that price and I love it, it is my new default kit.

Rob

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ZenChat / Re: Setting up the Zen through the Mixer...
« on: May 14, 2012, 07:43:12 pm »
I am using a QSC K-Sub and K-12 for my monitor on stage, plenty of power....1000W each, nice bottom end....and great news!!!!  Zendrum sells those now!!!  We have beefy mains, but the monitors were lacking, so I got the set and they sound great.  I place them in the center of the stage where a "real" drum kit would be so that the sound imitates coming from the area of an actual drum kit, doesn't matter that I am standing out in the crowd having them tap the cowbell pad.  I am also using wireless in-ear monitors now so there is no issue with distance from the stage.

David didn't mention so I will plug it.....the Zendrum Drive allows you to give your soundman control of 8 channels of your drum mix, kick, snare, toms, cymbals....that is another option if you want to give the power back to your sound man.

Rob

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Tech Help / Re: EZ Drummer HiHat control
« on: May 10, 2012, 02:52:47 pm »
I had a conversation on the phone with this person, there is no option in EZ or Superior for HH for variable HH, his pedal is working, but it is not registering the the in between of the open and closed position, so it is like it is either closed or all the way open all the way.  It is set to CC4 on the Zendrum, he does not have Zenedit so it may be able to be tweaked using that, but for now, I don't have an answer other than the pedal is not compatible with EZ or SD.  I think he said he had BFD also, if it doesn't work with BFD either it very well could be the pedal itself.

Rob

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Tech Help / Re: EZ Drummer HiHat control
« on: May 09, 2012, 03:35:50 pm »
Try using note number 44 for your HH MIDI note number, that is for the HH pedal in EZDrummer.  See if that works for you.

Rob

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Tech Help / Re: EZ Drummer HiHat control
« on: May 06, 2012, 07:27:00 pm »
I use Superior Drummer, the same as EZ just on steroids, let me see what I can find out about triggering the open and closed, just so I understand, you are using the CC jack on back of your Zendrum, correct?  I will check and see what I can come up with.  I do not have the Roland FD-8 but I should be able to get the same result with what I have.  Be back in a day or two.....

Rob

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ZenChat / Re: Bishop Ian Throws Down!
« on: April 29, 2012, 05:13:36 pm »
I was playing out about a month ago, a last minute deal with some fellow musicians I know, and in the audience was another drummer that was blown away with the Zendrum.  He had never heard of it, but had wanted to come up with something before meeting me that you could just tap with your fingers and play the drums.  When he saw the Zen, he was 90% sold.  He called me about a week later, wanted to get together one on one and try it out, we did, he was then 100% sold and the next day he went out and bought one.  There are tons of skeptics out there that will always say "real" drums are better, but when you can play everything a drum kit can and more, and you are packing up at the end of the night and you are torn down before the guitar player, I think that speaks for itself.

Rob

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ZenChat / Re: So... what's everyone doing lately?
« on: April 28, 2012, 11:06:38 am »
Meeting up with Dr. Shark in Nashville on the 5th and 6th of May to go see Futureman talk the talk in a class that he is giving.  Not sure what to expect but it will probably be mind blowing.  Going to take my Zendrums with me and maybe even get to sit down one on one and learn something new.

Rob

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