« on: April 18, 2012, 05:12:54 AM »
Hey Mike, here's the scoop-
You would plug the Zendrum into the MIDI IN of the Roland just like you did when you used both the pedals and pads AND Zendrum together before. Then from the MIDI OUT of the TD into the Zendrumdrive's MIDI IN - last in line.
That gets all your pedals and pads through a MIDI triggering interface combined with the Zendrum. The Zendrumdrive just acts as an expander for the sounds of both pads and Zen. Simple and quick. One MIDI cable does it.
Zendrumdrive is running Battery as the host for our library. That's what boots up as a default ready to play our custom drum library.
HOWEVER, it's just a computer, so you can install any software you prefer and set THAT as the default instead if you want.
Battery comes with over 12,000 sounds, too. I'm sure there are plenty of orchestra timpani and bells and thundersheets and gongs in there.
Anything you want to run will work in Zendrumdrive- BFD, Toontrack, Addictive, NI, East West, any of it.
We just got some great percussion sounds donated by John Emrich which will be included standard going forward.
MY PERSONAL THANKS TO JOHN FOR STEPPING UP AFTER MAYOR TOM ROADY LEFT US MUCH TOO SOON!
Congas, Cajon, Djembe, Bongos, Agogos, Shakers, and more all done with extreme dynamics and playability, just like our drum sounds.
Together, it all sounds AWESOME. A completely different playing experience than I've ever had.
My point before was that any existing drumpad e-kit can be updated and revitalized by adding a Zendrumdrive.
As I promised, all new samples we get finished will be free uploads to all Zendrumdrive owners "for life".
Sorry Mike- I didn't mean to hijack your thread, Just sayin'...