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Messages - Zenfem#9

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ZenChat / Re: Daren Metz Checking in and a Big Thanks to David Haney!
« on: October 30, 2007, 08:18:12 PM »

welcome to the tribe!  there are worse places to be lost than the woods of Georgia.....

ZenChat / Re: FutureDrum Update
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:03:45 PM »

Kudos to you for putting this together.  I wish you all the most fun and success this weekend.


ZenChat / Re: My Purplelicious Zendrum arrives today!
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:01:15 PM »
I almost went with purple, but I also like red, so I ended up with magenta.  Have fun!

ZenChat / Re: How to play?
« on: September 15, 2007, 12:52:21 PM »
On the main zendrum site under downloads.

ZenChat / Re: How to play?
« on: September 15, 2007, 11:51:32 AM »
I pretty much use the default layout number 15.  I just learned with that layout when I got it, and it stuck.  I found David Kuckerman's video invaluable when I started, I followed it and it made sense.  Using the default layout, I would pick out your basic rock beat with your right hand, similar to what David is doing. Kick, hihat, snare. Get comfortable with that.  Then use your left hand to start adding in more kick, snare and hihat patterns.

Don't worry about using all the pads at first. Find drum patterns that you want to emulate and go slow.  The cool thing and the difficult thing about the zen is there is no specific way to play it.  But the defaults work for me, and I think are a good jumping off point.

User Reviews / Re: mac users
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:03:44 PM »
I am definitely picking this up.  I've been using logic express for awhile, and waited on pro because I heard Logic 8 was coming out. Yippee!!

User Reviews / Re: Barbetta?
« on: September 10, 2007, 09:45:56 AM »
I just picked up a used sona 23c.  I have to say I am liking this amp.  First it's lightweight, at about 37 pounds, I can carry it.  When I first turned it on, it did hiss, until I turned down the highs (they were all the way up) on the onboard eq.  Then it was fine.

I'm using an amp primarily as a stage monitor that I, and the rest of the band can hear and feel.  I did our first gig with it on Saturday, in a medium sized club.  The house sound was LOUD, drinks were shaking on the tables. The folks were packed in there and dancing their butts off.  I had to crank it up, but I could hear the barbetta over the house on stage, so it did what I wanted it to do. 

It's got a nice thump from the 15" woofer, and good midrange and highs.  I wa going to go for the jbl eon g2, but I picked this amp up for 1/2 the price, so its was worth it.  The band did comment that they liked my new rig.


Tech Help / Re: Velocity crossfade
« on: August 25, 2007, 09:27:11 AM »

Tech Help / Velocity crossfade
« on: August 24, 2007, 05:16:25 PM »
How do you turn the velocity crosfade off on a note map?  I'm trying to configure a map for #14, and I want it off.  thanks.


ZenChat / Re: Temporary Receptor Alternative
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:21:16 AM »
I would guess that we all have different needs and wants in what we're looking to get out of our Zendrum.  Personally, I wanted a drum kit I could play with my hands standing up.  A couple af bad ankle breaks stopped me from playing the kit the way I want.  Now I can do double bass easy as pie.  I was also looking for something portable. 

It's pretty cool to have drum sounds as realistic as bfd.  It's also cool to be able to play electronic kits, exotic percussion, synths, or whatever else you want to run the zen through.

My current band appreciates more realistic sounds.  Other projects might lend themselves to other setups. That is what's so great about the Zen, no limits.


I remember waiting on my front porch for fedex.  How excititng!  Welcome to the tribe.


Media / Re: Heavy Armor Division Videos
« on: August 23, 2007, 10:31:30 AM »
Very cool Michael, I love when people are working and playing outside the box. 

ZenChat / Another td-20 question....Michael?
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:59:55 AM »
I was going to PM Michael Render on this one, but I though other folks might be interested in the reply.

I just ordered a td-20 for gigging.  I don't like carrying my macbook to some gigs, and I just can't afford a receptor at more than twice the price of a td-20 (I got a very good deal at Guitar Center).  I also really like the portable get up and go of a module.  Hopefully I can live with the sounds.

Anywhoo....What vexpressions kits do you recommend?  I'm playing indie rock, classiic rock type of music, mostly.  the master picks seem to be popular..what are your favorites?  I can't get them all, only 50 bucks worth.


Gee....I would love to get one of these but I simply can't afford it.  Not now anyway.  It costs more than my truck is worth.  Sigh....

Tech Help / Re: External hard drive
« on: August 03, 2007, 06:27:00 PM »
I have a mac, and I did a lot of research on this topic.  Pretty much everybody said get firewire.  I ended up with a 7200 firewire drive from other world computing.  Actually, now I have two.  My bfd streams off of one drive and I have all my music related stuff on that one too.  I have my backup and everything else on the other. I've never regretted it.


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