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ZenChat / Re: FutureDrum Update
« on: September 21, 2007, 07:22:38 PM »
Just wanted to say to all,  Have a great time at the event. I would have like to have been there and met several of you all,  but I am unable to go this year. It would be great to at least see some of the video. Have a good and safe weekend and maybe post some of the video and information that will be presented this weekend on this forum. take care . THUMPER

ZenChat / Re: Temporary Receptor Alternative
« on: August 23, 2007, 08:18:59 PM »
Right or wrong what I am searching for is software or module that will give me the greatest distance from soft to loud. Dynamics is almost missing in amplified music these days. Listening to the radio everything is compressed so its all at the same level , so playing out I personally would like to be able to play my instrument to the highest level possible for me. It is an individuals choice and I think that there is room for many different choices in what you would like to sound like,  including like a real acoustic set. Keep in mind though thru the years I have heard some  really bad sounding drum sets out there, so for me there would not be any incentive to head in that direction but certain style songs it would be nice to sound  like an acoustic .  Geo and bjameson thanks for sharing your views and Geo that mp3.  The choices are unlimited  The search goes on THUMPER

User Reviews / Re: Bose PAS and Zendrum: First Impressions
« on: August 22, 2007, 03:47:47 PM »
I have been using the bose stick since it first came out and now have upgraded and bought the bose model II with the T1 "
mixer  input unit" All I can say is WOW!  First thing. It is modular so you carry it in in smaller easier to carry sections. It is a mono speaker system but some drumers have used 2 in stereo although I have not and some of the little places we play you really don't need stereo. It sounds fine with just one although it takes a little getting used to it .  The stick has 24 speakers in it and is 2 parts so each one is light and easy to carry. The subs are also modular in that you can use 1, 2, with a packlite amp you can add 3, 4, depending on how big a room you are playing.You can also use a 3rd party sub with this if you so chose . The bose is so easy to carry and set up you may never go back to a conventional PA Total set up time including carry in may be 20 minutes or less  and what you hear 1-2 feet away from it is the same more than 80 feet away. You set it up behind you and it is your monitor as well as your mains.  It gets plenty loud for me when I need that kind of volume , but out in the audience it is not painful, just clean sound. The T1 has 5 inputs that now you can have multiple setups for mics, edrums, ipods, guitars and each channel has multiple effects that can be added like delay,reverb,eq. Zeq as well as chorus, flanger. If you are interested you should go and read the bose musicians forum it has much information. It is preety expensive, but what it replaces and the sound that you can get out of it is worth every penny. How much is your back worth to you ? Just for that reason you should check the bose out  I hope that this may help some of you. THUMPER

Media / Re: Heavy Armor Division Videos
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:44:26 PM »
Great video. Looks like your having fun!  Were they done with BFD? I just got a notice that my FREDDIE  will be here the 22n. Ditto on the weight loss program.  Good luck with your new toy THUMPER

User Reviews / Re: The BEST THING you've ever heard.. NO KIDDING
« on: August 15, 2007, 05:17:35 PM »
I just got off the phone with Freddie and I ordered one sight unseen. The positive posts here on the forum have convinced me that this would be the way to go. I'm looking forward to the plug and play aspect of this and I hope that the all the work that Fred and John have done for all zendrummers and e-drummers will be everything that the Freddie can be and all I could ask for!  Anyone thinking about buying the Freddie should also read the comments that Dave had posted on this and all the other positive comments that were given on this forum.     Thank you Fred and John and Michael and others  for all your input on this.  THUMPER

I really was planning on flying up from Texas to the Future Drum event, but my lead singers daughter is getting married that day an I am committed to playing. I knew it would have been a great opportunity to hear, meet, and play with fellow zendrummers. Maybe next year sigh. Thanks for your info about BFD and the TD-20 THUMPER

Thank you all for your quick responses. Right now I have been playing thru a Roland SPD-20 with a Bose MII with 2-4  Bose bass speakers and I am searching for better sounding sounds, smaller, easier setup, newest speaker combonations, and with all the new choices out there it gets confusing if not a little exciting. I wanted to go hear the BFD sounds at NAMM here in Austin Tx, but it was not open to the public. John,  I hope that you had a good time here in Austin. Looking forward to meeting you one day.  I am a little hesitant to laying out that kind of money for something I have not even heard. The TD-20 is also mentioned a lot on this forum ,but as far as I can tell it does not have the layering ability that my SPD-20 has. Maybe it will be an added feature in the TD-30?   Is there any zendrummers here in Texas that are playing out,  where maybe I could come and listen to what your setup sounds like? If not that is fine,  also lets keep this topic going with whatever else is out there! THUMPER 

I am looking for some input from all you experienced zen drummers on the pros and cons of these. What do you use aand why you like your setup.  thanks for responding THUMPER

Tech Help / Re: BOSE Cylindrical PA: Anyone have opinions?
« on: July 31, 2007, 10:19:34 AM »
You might try a Guitar Center if there is one close to you.  They are the only other  that may have a demo in their stores other than Bose! THUMPER

Tech Help / Re: BOSE Cylindrical PA: Anyone have opinions?
« on: July 31, 2007, 09:08:11 AM »
I have been using the Bose for a couple of years with my spd-20 and now tweaking it with my zendrum. The sound clarity is great. I use it for vocals, IPOD, and drums.  The highs  and midrange sounds carry a long way without much loss of volume or clarity  due to the fact that they are a line array speaker not like like your normal amplification.  The bass notes do not carry as far! For drums I would reccomend at least 2 of the subs in smaller venues and get 2 more with the packlite option to power a total of 4. Another option. you can always add a 3rd party sub thru the Bose bass line out for more bass and some have done this. Keep in mind though that Bose has tuned their system to work with 1,2,3,4, of their subs no matter what configuration that you use. Hope that this helps  THUMPER

I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Zendrum in my future
« on: July 16, 2007, 08:17:55 AM »
good luck with your purchase ordering from david and gina. It was a good experience for me. I am playing thru a SPD-20 and it is a great little unit for me. There is a learning curve which you will experience with any module but after you stick with it awhile it becomes easier to program. I have been playing my Spd-20  as my drum set since 2000, and have just started incorporating my zendrum into it.  It has a layering function that allows you to combine 2 different sounds with different velocity curves ex. hard--soft. It is very flexible and i have enjoyed using it .Good luck to you THUMPER

ZenChat / Re: My BFD/MUSE Breakthrough
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:22:07 AM »
Thanks anyway. I knew that it might not be possible but had to try. I will contact a couple of friends that i know and see if I can get in that way, still would like to meet you though and say hello. If I can help you out with any info on austin i would be happy to share what I know. I have live here since 1978 and have seen it change alot. It truly is a remarkable city.Thanks for all that you do for Zendrummers  thumper

I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: YES!!!!
« on: July 01, 2007, 11:55:58 AM »
You have done the hard part by ordereing NOT!!!! The hard part is waiting for it to arrive. Congratulations for have made the decision to jump. Its kind of  like bungy jumping. You are scared. the anticipation of what to expect, the waiting, finally you jump, eyes wide open, but the feeling you get  after you have done something so foreign, so against your nature it is trully rewarding. Good luck  and welcome to the tribe thumper

ZenChat / Re: My BFD/MUSE Breakthrough
« on: July 01, 2007, 09:38:44 AM »
Hi John I live in Austin and just got into the world of zendrumming this year and would very much like to come meet/visit with you when you are here for NAMM. I would very much like to hear the BFD sounds live.  This show ,however is closed to the public. Would it be possible to get a couple of passes? It would be greatly appreciated! If you are so inclined i could direct you to a couple of good places to eat while you here and maybe a couple of sites to visit if you have the time. thanks THUMPER

ZenChat / Re: John Emrich Article in this Month's Modern Drummer
« on: June 21, 2007, 06:49:33 PM »
I will be looking forward to it then. congratulations on it.  thumper

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