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ZenChat / Re: Zen pictures
« on: June 08, 2006, 12:26:51 AM »
also wanted to comment on yor Roland SP 404 I have the same device that I have just started tweaking sounds on it maybe we can start a post for tricks and lesson learned I think it has some cool potential If I can get enough time to figure it out ???

ZenChat / Re: Zen pictures
« on: June 08, 2006, 12:22:43 AM »
cool setup you got allot going on there, do you like the midi floor controller those are fascinating I know another Guitarist who use a similar one to lay down bass lines or simple rhythm when he plays andit's clean.  very nice and allot of fun to see someone Else's rig.  I try to get some shots of mine sometime.  Again thanks and congrats

ZenChat / Re: Roland Modules
« on: June 05, 2006, 07:23:40 AM »
very true and made me realize some important pieces of info I accidently left out of my post.  My DMPro is dying at a rapid pace (it's newest trick is the screen is blank 80% I only see the top line of all characters so I get to guess at all settings) it's my second in 18 months but since I have bought second hand Ive been somewhat less than thrilled and out of luck. so I am looking for something newer. the Motif is permanrly mounted in my studio to an electric drum set with all of the cables ets. for a full set and pedals and stuff that go with that so the DM5 is the one I will be replacing and while it has been fine I would like a little more flexibility than it has.

ZenChat / Roland Modules
« on: June 05, 2006, 12:47:08 AM »
I am going to purchase a Roland module for use with my Zen "I want the Roland sound and portability) outside of the rack and Motif I am using now (also have alesis DMpro and DM5 I was going to purchase the SPD-20 but several people have said that I should stick with the TD-6v because of ease of use and sound capabilities anyone have a opinion or experience with these modules?  I play mostly Latin and hand drum style kits so far.  I got a very small PMA-5 Roland and like the sound allot which is one of the reasons I going towards a Roland.

ps I finally found a PDF digital copy of the manual for the PMA-5 if anyone is looking for one.

Music / Re: Gig on June 17th in Bethesda, Maryland
« on: May 26, 2006, 10:32:45 PM »
thanks for the education and the web site you have is excellent great sound best of luck

I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: How long did it take to learn
« on: May 25, 2006, 07:59:50 PM »
like many things in life pretty easy to get started keep learning for ever, everytime I start to think I have it down I see something or someone different that makes me feel like I just started again.

ZenChat / Re: Battery 2
« on: May 25, 2006, 07:57:01 PM »
thanks Tom I use it about the same way and am getting pretty good results, doesn't seem to be very popular though at least not with Zen folks

Beyond Drumming / Re: Interesting drum controller....
« on: May 22, 2006, 01:21:11 AM »
kinda different could be cool the intro decribes it as something that "helps you find wormholes to creative dimensions that will hurl your mind into the unknown"? is that even a good thing kinda brings back the whole 60's image doesn't it maybe Leary helped design it ;D

ZenChat / Battery 2
« on: May 20, 2006, 04:06:45 AM »
just started working with Battery 2 on a Mac Mini so far it sounds good and is easy to use and change parameters anyon e else out there using it and if so what issues have you run into?

ZenChat / Re: Triggering Riffs
« on: May 18, 2006, 11:19:24 PM »
Not cheating at all in my opinion and definately playing music not that DJs don't create music of their own most do and are musicians in their own right. The Zen drum like any MIDI instrument it is only as good as the person playing it other than that it's just noise.  I play the guitar as my  primary instrument so allot of people think the ZD is not a instrument I just smile and pass it over to the doubter usually that's all it takes to show everyone it's a true instrumant and only as good as the person playing it.

ZenChat / Re: Zendrum at Stick.com web site
« on: May 16, 2006, 01:14:54 AM »
we had a topic going before the crash that showed hoe many zen drum players also had or played along with Chapman Sticks also my maple laptop matches a maple stick pretty well the wood on the zen is actually much nicer looking but something about the two instrumenhts drerw a lot of players from both instruments.

ZenChat / Re: And your Zendrum set-up consists of...
« on: May 16, 2006, 12:48:46 AM »
zen is a year old laptop in maple

10 space rack filled as follows

Furman power and light
Alesis DM5
Beringer balanced 24 patch bay
Alesis DMPro
MOTU Midi Express XT
Yamaha Motif ES rack with 2 soundcard drumset and handdrums
Digidesign digi 002 rack with Protools
Beringer headphone Amp
Macintosh Mini and 250Gig external HD (battery 2) and Apple MacDrums for garage band

a 20 inch monitor is mounted to the top along with a wireless keyboard and mouse and a Roland 606 sampler

10 space rack closes tight with the screen mounted in the front lid it has locking wheels and fit's in my SUV if needed to go mobile gives me a full PC based system plus recording and three modules all controlled through the MOTU lot of gear to haul around but also a ton of flexibility

ZenChat / Re: Warm-ups, Cool-Offs, General Maintenance
« on: May 14, 2006, 04:27:45 AM »
Does beer count technically as either a warm-up and a cool-down? not sure if it really helps but I'm pretty sure it doesn't hurt. thats good enough for the Hippocratic oath  ;D

ZenChat / Re: Congrats!!
« on: May 12, 2006, 11:41:07 PM »
awsome new site so glad to see it back up, the other way worked but I got spoiled. New site looks great thanks for all the hard work, best forum on the web, never been so happy to re-register.

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