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ZenChat / Re: IMPORTANT: This Town Ain't Big Enough
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:43:03 AM »
The end of an era......

Is there some way to change the platform and thus make it more secure?

As I have mentioned a few times, I belong to several forums, and none of them have this kind of an issue with spam.

I will mention this problem to a friend of mine that runs a forum for Triumph cars, he may have some suggestion or way to save this (if in fact you want it to be saved?).

Can't hurt to ask I suppose, but all in all I sure do understand your frustrations. As just a user it became increasingly frustrating, I can't imagine the time and effort you put into this to keep it going... my individual thanks and kudos go out to you.


ZenChat / Meh!! Spamalot!!
« on: March 21, 2012, 09:00:46 PM »
Here we go again :-( .
Can't we set up a system of admin permission to post here? If you don't have permission, you cannot get on the forum. Won' that work here? It works on all other forums in which I am a member.



ZenChat / Re: So... what's everyone doing lately?
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:47:17 PM »
Well, I've been tweaking my Roland TDW-20 module, and purchased some Vexpressions packs which I am also tweaking to my taste. They sure do sound lots better than the standard Roland drum samples. I continue to refine and modify my Zendrum setup. I was trying to get comfortable with 3 different setups, and finally decided on the one I like.  Now I gotta practice, practice, practice!
I also decided I'd like to spend some time behind a kit again as well. To that end I ordered a set of Diamond electric drums from Dave in the UK. See his stuff online ( http://www.diamondelectronicdrums.com/ )  or on the vdrums website ( http://www.vdrums.com/forum/forum.php  ). Can't wait for the kit to finish up and arrive! I thought about going with an acoustic kit, and I really do love the sound, but I decided to stay with electronic for many reasons, first of them being that my volume is totally controllable.
So when I gig, I am now loaded down with gear, lol! That was one of the main benefits to the Zendrum, espeically when i played it thru the FOH PA! I brought the zendrum to gigs, a powered monitor, some wires and my module. Now... Zendrum & instrument stand, a boatload of wires, 2 Mackie Thump speakers, module & stand, mike/stand, 5 drums, cymbals, stands, pedals, hihat stand/cymbals, and.... well, I also need my cajon and a bag of percussion instruments, as well as my congas for a couple of songs, and.... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
On a high note, the band has been playing music venues rather than bars, and we seem to be doing well in that regard. Also have several gigs lining up over the next few months, in a similar fashion.
Here's a video of one of our originals, done at the Tiverton Performing Arts Center a couple of weeks ago ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIAGwU73HrU ). We had a show, and had 2 female artists individually play a 30 minute set prior to us. We also did several songs with each of them, and one song with all of us! It was a really fun night!
More to come..... :-)


Awesome Inspector!

I am really pleased to see you folks expanding your sphere of influence!

I sent an email requesting the link. I look forward to seeing the catalog.


White Noise / Spam
« on: February 04, 2012, 11:21:54 PM »
Spam has pretty much killed this forum.  >:(

 I have checked 2 to 3 times per week over the past  3 weeks and there is very little activity. Too bad, this has  been a really nice way to meet and greet other zendrummers.
I posted a suggestion a few weeks ago, everyone who wants in to this board should have to register and then needs admin review and approval before they can post. I just recently joined an auto forum and was required to register then waited 3 or 4 days for approval before I was able to post. They have ZERO spam.
Can't that be done here, to try and rescue this forum?   ???
I know nothing about the technical details, but someone here can find out from someone here: http://www.massmotoringclub.com/

I'm just sayin'...........   :-\


White Noise / Re: Superbowl
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:27:16 PM »
Hey Ingo,

Couldn't help responding to this older post, as we are coming up again to the Superbowl.  Being a New England Patriots fan, I am hoping we get to the big game once again. I have been a season ticket holder since 1992, and have gone to all the playoff games at our home field, but have not had the luxury of going to a Superbowl game, other than one, 1996, Patriots vs Green Bay Packers...um, not a good ending for our team I'm afraid!

Right now, the Patriots will play the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC, and the NY Giants play the SF 49'ers for the NFC. I'm fairly confident the Patriots will win their AFC game; the NFC is a toss up I think, however there are NO perfect teams here, all have flaws that could do them in, even my boys! I predict though, a rematch from 2007.... NY Giants vs NE Patriots. Except this time there will be no miracle "helmet" catch, and the Patriots will prevail!  Ah yes, revenge against Baltimore for ousting us so unceremoniously in 2009, and against the Giants for that dastardly 2007 SB loss! It just doesn't get any better, lol!


ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:10:46 PM »
Yes, that eventually was the wise decision we reached, since I don't really even use the triggers. It was more to see which setup was best for me in ZE 2.0

Thanks again!


ZenChat / Re: Drunks
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:09:24 PM »
I feel your pain guys. Last month we had one swaying in front of my mike, singing along to the song, and asking me what the "F" I was playing, between verses.  ::). He loudly proclaimed "I don't F'in know what the "F" it is, but I'm gonna "F'in"buy me one tamarrah!". Hoo Boy. Fabulous... right over the PA.
Had a "dancer" last fall, took up the whole floor, danced very strangely, and made a spectacle of himself for 20 minutes. Distracting? Yeah, just a bit. I asked the owner to get him off the floor, and was informed that was their dishwasher. Why he was out there dancing and not washing dishes I had no idea... until we ordered food. :-\
I don't think we'll be going back there too soon.

Frat House Rules?!?!?! Hahaha!! I love it!

ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:14:51 PM »
Thanks Dave, will do.

Darin, will give you a heads up when we get this figured out, for future reference, just in case there are others out there like this.

btw, this is NOT a major issue. I just didn't know which set up to use in the new program. It ALL works fine, and the program is fabulous!


ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:15:05 PM »

I'm not really schooled on the differences between a cc jack and a trigger jack. I did plug a 'trigger' pedal ( a studiologic PS-15) into the jack on the left, and it says "9" when I depress the pedal. When plugged into the right jack, I get no #. The volume control on the left side on the back of the Zendrum gives me "7" when I turn the knob.

I tried plugging a Roland KD-7 kick drum trigger into both jacks and I got nothing. The KD-7 does work when I plug it into the TDW 20 "kick" jack.

So, is my approach wrong here? Should I be using a different sort of "trigger" pedal, or switch of some sort? I seem to recall the PS-15 pedal was problematic (from old posts)  and therefore may not be an appropriate pedal to use with the zendrum, or for this test.


ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:09:24 AM »

I believe I do have 2 trigger jacks. I don't use either of them at the moment, but may do that in the future. Still, it would be nice to have the capability of setting them up using zenedit.

View pictures here, let me know.....



ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:39:22 PM »

Thanks for the info. There is a lot more help available here than previously. Wow! I have been checking out the whole program, it is awesome. I can't tell you how useful the crossfade feature is becoming to me. It actually gives me so many more choices; layering sounds on particular triggers is terrific.

One question, in the new project wizard "Physical Configuration" window, I don't see a choice for my ZD. I have a momentary/sustain button, a volume control knob, and 2 trigger jacks. Am I not reading it right? Which choice is correct?
Thanks again!

Hey Yogi,
Welcome to the Tribe!
I have to agree, it's really nice to order your own, with everything set up the way you want it... you probably will end up close to or the same amount of dollars spent, but you will have your own individual instrument. I absolutely love my zendrum! Working with The Inspector is going to be one of the best experiences you will have... ever! .... when dealing with a small independent company. Heck Dave has emailed AND called me when I had issues, and is right there to back up his work. 100%.
It's nice to get a less expensive model, but in the end, you will be much happier with the Z4.


ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:50:02 PM »

Love the changes in ZE-2 ! It's really great to have such control over all of my triggers, and seeing it graphically with your new window setup is really helpful.

Can you explain the 2 triggers off the zendrum, left and right?
I know the left one is volume control and several other options. Is this the trigger I use to set up my sustain button? If so, when I do that, does it change the setting for my volume dial?
And the right one on zenedit...I have 2 inputs on my zendrum, for (I guess) various pedal options (I have not used them to this point). There is only one input shown in zenedit. Is this the same deal, eg: set one, then change values and set another one, neither affecting the other?

Can you explain the various options and settings, how they are used on the zendrum and how to set them up in zenedit?

Thanks again for all your help. I just don't know how I could set up the zendrum as well, without zenedit!


ZenEdit / Re: Something in your stocking.
« on: December 29, 2011, 10:12:46 PM »
Just downloaded the Zenedit 2.0 program last night, and it is really nice! There are a lot of different options available, and quite a lot more ability to tweak individual pads. The graphics look really nice! I am looking forward to playing with the program and exploring.

I am now really spoiled! I had some issues with my zendrum and getting MIDI OX to send my sysex file to the zendrum properly. I struggled for several hours and finally contacted Darin and Dave aka "The Inspector' ! Together, they were able to go above and beyond the normal 'customer service' help one would expect from small companies, and worked with me diligently over the past week until the issues were resolved. I am now able to upload and download MIDI signals between MIDI OX and my Zendrum with no problems. It is truly astounding the lengths they went to in helping me get everything squared away. I can't say enough about their caring and support. Never mind the bauty of the zendrum itself, and the engineering behind the Z4 and the Zenedit program.

If anyone has ANY hesitation about purchasing a Zendrum, upgrading a Z3 to a Z4, or purchasing the Zenedit program, JUST DO IT !!! You won't believe the differences, it truly is like playing a new instrument. And believe me, you will not get better personal support anywhere, from anyone!

Happy New Year Tribe!


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