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ZenChat / Re: one handed zenning
« on: September 02, 2008, 10:00:42 AM »
I am not sure,  but I dont think you can have 23 different sounds from a SPD-20. with 3 external pads and the 8 internal pads I think that you can have 22 since there is a A/B layering and you maybe can have different midi notes for each sound. I have several of my sounds duplicated for right and left hands making it easier to play sixteenths and ghost notes. EX High hat, bass drum and snare are in several places so I dont need to have all 22 different . I also like the layering feature as I have mapped a bass drum with my crash cymbals which makes for me easier to play.  With the SPD-20 you have 99 different setups so one of the things I have learned is once that you have your Zendrum Mapped to match the Pads on the SPD-20 what I do is copy the SPD-20 setup to a different patch number and then edit it for different drums-percussion that way your midi notes will still match your Zendrum setup. It is all very confusing but once it is set up the way you like then it is done, and you will be tweaking new sounds forever. Remember that the Zendrum also has 16 different maps so be careful in that you make notes so you can go back and restore what you have already done  should you make a mistake. I have one main Zendrum Map for playing with my band and about 4-5 different drumsets Rock,Country,Brushes, are my main sets then I copied them to other patches and changed just the percussion sounds for different songs. I hope this helps more than confuse you more. Thumper

I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: READ THIS
« on: June 24, 2008, 09:51:38 AM »
GEO. Take a look at this and go to midi forums and look at their login. Maybe you can find out a little more and possibly use it for our Forum to help weed out the porn? Thanks for all that you do with the Forum. Thumper

« on: June 16, 2008, 07:50:02 AM »
I have been playing live with my ZENDRUM with a Bose Model II and 2-4 subs and for small to medium size clubs I would have to say its ease of use and setup, small footprint, great sound, and coolness factor have done it for me. This system is your monitor and your main speaker at the same time and you set it up behind you. the volume you make it sounds practically the same 3-4 feet away or 50 feet away. You can also take an out from the T1 mixer to feed front of house speakers should your need to. Here is a link to the Bose site and my setup is posted there. http://bose.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8566055944/m/3281031925. This setup is pretty pricey but I feel it gives me the best sound for me. There are more good options  like powered speakers that I have tried such as the Mackie 450's and and also their model 1521 both can get loud and clean. Use them with or without powered subs, depending on how much Thump you want and how much you want to carry. Hope this helps Thumper

ZenChat / Re: bfd2/receptor
« on: June 01, 2008, 12:41:46 PM »
John, What interface do you use to get the sounds from the computer to your PA? I currently am looking for my solution and your input would be greatly appreciated Thumper

« on: May 27, 2008, 08:40:35 AM »
Does anyone use or have some feedback on using this firewire interface? It is supposed to be used with a mac computer and software written for garageband and logic. Would this be a good one to purchase or would something like a motu ultralite be better? Thanks Thumper

ZenChat / ZAP review in Electronic Musician
« on: May 21, 2008, 09:52:29 PM »
There is a good review of the ZAP in the June 2008 issue of Electronic Musician page 98-101. You may be able to see it online at emusician.com if you are interested. Congratulations David. Hope you get a lot of orders. Thumper

Tech Help / Re: Protecting back of zendrum
« on: April 23, 2008, 08:16:38 AM »
Thanks Jeff That was sort of my idea in the first place. Next time I am in GC I am going to check on this. Thumper

Tech Help / Re: new zendrum arrived...roland spd 20 problems....
« on: March 28, 2008, 09:25:00 AM »
On the SPD-20 you will have the ability to have 99 different drumsets with just a click. I have probally 4 different ones that I play mainly.  I setup 1 for rock, 1 for country, 1 with brushes, ect. The first thing I would do is find out where on your Zendrum you would want what sounds.  this will be your user 1 setup. This is different for everyone. Whatever feels the most comfortable to you is where I would start. I have on my set up for example the bass drum highhat snare in two different places on my Zendrum . One setup for the right hand, one for the left. this way I can play ghostnotes, sixteenths, eights, without much effort. then I set up where I wanted the toms, then where I wanted the cymbals. Next was where I wanted bells,whistles chimes tambourine.  You also have to decide if you want to use foot pedals or not. the SPD-20 is one of only a few that has continuous high hat meaning open shut and in between. I chose not to use pedals because I wanted to be wireless and walk around, which is very cool by the way. back to setting your sounds. The zendrum in its menu has a midi note map. when you are on a particular drumset say #12. you can find out what midi note that that sound you are playing has and move it to whatever pad you want to by changing that pads midi number to match the sound you want. This is all very confusing in the beginning but once you get it set up to your liking it gets a little easier. try experimenting. I  am still learning myself and sometimes it is very frustrating trying to get a certain sound to a certain pad but dint give up it usually can be done. You can change different drumset on the SPD-20 thru the program setting in your Zendrum. Keep in mind that the numbers on the SPD-20 and the numbers of your Zendrum will be off by one. So if you are playing set #12 on the SPD-20 it will register 11 on the Zendrum. Got to go now. Hope this helps a little. Thumper

ZenChat / The Most Compact of All Electronic Drum Kits
« on: March 12, 2008, 07:29:42 PM »
Hi Y'all. I posted a pic of my ZENDRUM/BOSE SETUP on the Bose forum under The Most Compact of All Electronic Drum Kits. Stirred up a little interest for David. I hope it translates into some sales for you!  Now one of the only things smaller would be a ZAP!  One of the guys Michael posted a link to you David. Hope you are doing well. Thumper

:o That was very inspiring David.  Thank you for sharing that clip. I am going to leave now and lock myself in my room and practice more! happy Zenning thumper

Media / Re: Inspector 109 playing BFD with Receptor
« on: February 09, 2008, 10:56:26 AM »
I tried to access this but it came up with a account deleted or no longer a member? you might want to check on this.  thumper

Thank you for listing this .
 I think it will be a great amount of help to others.  Geo is there a possibility on getting this chart listed on the resource page at zendrums?  I have seen another midi instrument chart listing data such as bass drum 35 , hh 40-44 snare ? cymbals ? if we could get that information on the resource page that also might be helpful. happy Zenning thumper

Is there a chart that would take , say midi note # 34 and it be mapped to piano key note  g# second octave  or whatever that  note would be ?
It would be helpful if this was  done for midi notes 1 -127. I seem to remember seeing this before but cannot put my finger on it now. I know in battery 3 it has piano key notes listed on the cell page for the different sounds but not midi note # however there is a learn function that is handy. thumper

Tech Help / Re: using zendrum with protools ( addictive drums )
« on: September 25, 2007, 06:02:11 AM »
You might try updating your midi software. I have a new intell mac and had to go find the new driver for it. Just a thought . The software side of this is a little hard to navigate , but it gives you so many choices  once you get it figured out THUMPER

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