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Tech Help / Re: question about controlling a loop from the zendrum
« on: June 04, 2006, 08:57:09 PM »
Bob, Yes you can control loops from the Zendrum.  I demonstrate this on a video for the Zendrum on the multimedia page at my web site, www.johnemrich.com.  You have a couple of options. 

1. The software route and
2. hardware.

I prefer software.  It is easier to upgrade and more powerful.  My rig is two Zendrums into a Receptor and I use fxpansion's GURU and/or DR008 for the loops.

In the long run, IMO, it is better to go with a software solution.  This way you will not be setting yourself up for a dead end solution froam a sample module company. 

Hope this helps,

ZenChat / private consultation
« on: May 31, 2006, 05:21:43 PM »
For those of you who live near Baltimore, I am offering private consultation on the Zendrum.  We can talk about technique and sound design.  I offer you the opportunity to come to my home (with your rig) and we can go over playing styles and sound design.

I have worked with a wide variety of sound modules and software VST.

Rates are reasonable.

Hope this helps,

ZenChat / Re: cymbal choke
« on: May 23, 2006, 06:43:47 PM »
You  could try looking at the decay amount.  It isn't perfect, but you may end up with something close to what you want and only take up one zendrum pad.

Beyond Drumming / Re: Interesting drum controller....
« on: May 22, 2006, 12:38:46 PM »

In either case, $1000 for a single pad is a bit steep.

And you can't strap it on!

Media / Re: BFD AND MUSE Receptor Videos
« on: May 22, 2006, 12:07:08 PM »
The lap top has remote control software in it.  You can use the front screen of the Receptor and you can also plug in a standard mouse/keyboard and monitor.  I also use the Laptop to push new programs into the Receptor. 

Live I don't need it at all.  It is just a lot easier to look at compared to a small display.

Hope this helps!

Media / Re: BFD AND MUSE Receptor Videos
« on: May 19, 2006, 06:11:42 PM »
A basic setup can be just about anything.  You need to be able to get MIDI into your computer.  There are a lot of products that you can use.  Look into the M-Audio interfaces.  You might be able to to it with your sound canvas.

You don't need a Receptor, but you do need POWER!  I would recommend 2gig and 7200 rpm drives.  The Receptor, in my opinion is the best way to go for what I do.  I fly all over the place and it is built tough.

With BFD, you don't need any other software.  You want to look for a stand alone program.  Otherwise, you will also need a host program, like your cakewalk.

I suggest www.gearslutz.com (computer music) and www.kvraudio.com for more info on computer music.

Hope this helps,

Media / Re: Zen for a whole song
« on: May 17, 2006, 01:45:22 PM »
As for my CD, yes it was done to multi track

The D5 and DMpro do have some bass sounds.  Keep in mind that the DMpro (now discontinued, but still out there in ebay) also has limited sampling.  It is not the greatest, but with Sound Bridge from Alesis, you could add some sounds of your own.

Hope this helps,

Media / Re: Zen for a whole song
« on: May 13, 2006, 11:34:14 PM »
You might also want to check out Spirit of the Drum.  There are a couple of clips at my web site.

This CD was also composed and recorded with the Zendrum in real time.


If you can afford an Alesis D5 or DMpro, you could stack sounds, like Geosphere suggested.  The programing is just like the D4.  You can also stack different sounds.  The cool thing about using another Alesis is that you can tune the sound that you chose.  It is also cheap!

And yes, the MUSE will do all of this... and a lot more.  But, it can be complicated.

Hope this helps,

ZenChat / Re: And your Zendrum set-up consists of...
« on: May 11, 2006, 04:42:53 PM »
Blue Flame Laptop
White Pearl ZX 

Both going into a MUSE Receptor with BFD 1.5 and my Jazz & Funk expansion pack.
Also triggering GURU, Cameleon5000, Reaktor 5, and others.

And this rig travels with me in the overhead bin of an airplane!!

Media / BFD AND MUSE Receptor Videos
« on: May 10, 2006, 05:29:46 PM »
Hello All,

Welcome back to the new and improved forum!  Geo has done an outstanding job with this site.

I have added a multimedia section to my web site, www.johnemrich.com.  After talking with David, I would like to extend an invitation to all of you Zendrummers to check out the videos on my site. 

I am willing to share all that I know about this topic.  Software is the future of electronic drumming and the Zendrum is by far the most expressive tool that a drummer can use.  The dynamics of BFD are a perfect match for the capabilities of the Zendrum.  If you have questions, I will do my best to give you straight, honest answers and help to take the sting out of software drumming.  It is easier to upgrade and cheaper in the long run.  You can also turn your Zendrum into any instrument that you dream up.

Hope this helps.  Please enjoy the videos!

John Emrich

ZenChat / Re: Congrats!!
« on: May 03, 2006, 07:58:14 AM »
I think that all of the cool extras might bring in more people.  Hopefully everyone will appreciate your hard work!

ZenChat / Congrats!!
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:14:00 PM »
Way to go Geo!  This new site looks great!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :DThis is one of the best forums I've ever seen.

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