Ok. Here is my 2 cents. When I went to Zendrum HQ and purchased my baby, my question was, about the mapping. (seems to be a popular question) And inspector said, well this is how I thought it would work the best for everyone. So I learned to use the default setting and made a swith to a pad or two. I was thinking, it was the best way to decrease the learning curve. So I went back to Zendrum HQ a year or so later and watched 109 play and I burst out and said to David,"Hey, that is not your regular mapping" what is that? His response to me was that he saw someone elses mapping and liked it so he switched. There you go !! It is so dynamic and unlimited. It is what makes this such an art form. Our friends Kim Daniel and Tom Roady are playing melodic stuff with their Zendrums. We are talking about banjos, as well as voices. I have been messing around with keyboard synthesizers. It is so amazing. I really appreciate seeing what other folks are doing. I am trying to appreciate what other people are doing with their mapping and I try to get my head around it. Here is the new solution. If you are stuck in your mapping and are afraid to change, think about upgrading to the Z4 and add a few more triggers. That is a really good option.
Also, I was fortunate to watch Rob (pocketmaster) Anderson play live, and he is really amazing. If he upgrades to the Z4 and adds triggers, he might cause a power outage in St. Louis, MO.