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ZenChat / Zendrum Stage Monitor
« on: July 16, 2009, 04:33:12 AM »
Hey everyone!

Quick question for those who play out live.  I went out the other night and hit an open mic night with my ZX.  The room was fairly small (perfect for the Zendrum) and the PA system that was being used was way too small to handle anything other than vocals.  Of course, I was prepared and brought my own mid range cabinet, power amp, and small Mackie mixer to the party just in case which I ended up using.  My question is, guitar and bass players use their respective guitar amps on stage to hear themselves and run into the PA system (usually).  In small rooms like the one we were in, they are using their amps for room volume as well, what kind of amp should I invest in so that I do not have to bring the mid cabinet, power amp and mixer?  I am trying to get away from hauling tons of gear, granted, the setup time was under 5 minutes and I was off there in less than 3, but I would like to get an amp that I could just plug in and use for my own volume and have the ability to run a line to the PA if need be without having to utilize a monitor system with the PA to hear myself.


ZenChat / Awsome!!
« on: July 11, 2009, 04:22:06 PM »
Hey everyone,

I just got back from Iraq about 3 weeks ago.  Today I hooked up with some old bandmates of mine that I played with before leaving for Iraq.  This time I came armed with my ZX and it was too cool.  We were jammin' within minutes.  It took the guitar player longer to hook his gear up than me.  We are going out to hit some open mike nights this week.  They were blown away with it and I can't wait to start playing out.  Thanks to David and everyone at Zendrum for making this happen, it is too cool!


ZenChat / New Picture From Iraq
« on: May 23, 2009, 03:45:07 AM »
As requested, here is a picture of my team armed up with the Zendrum in the middle.  I am going up today to try and get some photos with the Golden Gun and the Zendrum.  I will post that if all goes well.


ZenChat / Picture from Iraq
« on: May 15, 2009, 12:29:14 PM »
Hey everyone,  Just wanted to send a picture of me and my new ZX from Iraq.  I am standing on top of an MRAP vehicle.  It is a heavily armored convoy vehicle used by the Army.  I know, I am Air Force, but I am here supporting the Army.  I haven't had a chance to get out with any other musicians to really jam yet but I hope that will happen real soon.


Tech Help / Code 188
« on: April 26, 2009, 12:32:07 PM »
Hey everyone,

I finally made it back to Iraq and am really starting to pick apart how to program my new ZX.  I was playing with the cross fading and found what I liked, scrolled the arrows to save my settings, and then started to assign some tom sounds when the led screen only read 188.  It basically locked up and the pads would not work nor would the + and - or the arrow keys.  I turned it off, waited a few seconds, then turned it back on.  It seemed to recover and went through the normal cycle in the display, but after about 30 seconds, it displayed 188 again.  What does this code mean?  I am using the wireless midi and the battery box to power the ZX.  It was working fine for the past hour and a half and now it just wants to be difficult.  Please help..............


ZenChat / New Zendrum
« on: April 17, 2009, 07:41:12 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am so excited I needed to get this out!  I have been in Iraq for the past 9 months but have been posting questions on the forum since about February.  I have been talking back and forth with David and also talking to my wife about buying one in August when I get back from Iraq.  I was able to come home for about a week around Easter and everytime I bring up the Zendrum, she seems to zone out.  I was on my way to the airport today to head back to Iraq, found out that I was delayed until Monday, and on the way home from the airport, my wife stopped at the FedEx near our home, went in, came out with a large box.  I asked her what was in it and she told me she will show me when we get home.  After arriving at home, she handed me the box and noticed that it said Zendrum on it.  I was thinking she was playing with me, so I opened the box and sure enough, a Flame Honey Maple ZX.  I was shocked that I was actualling holding one in my hands.  I took out my Roland TD-6 and within an hour, I was jamming to some of the prerecorded songs in the brain.  Then my wife brought out the MidiJet wireless, I feel like a little kid on Christmas Day.  I want to send a special thanks to David and his crew for such a beautiful peace of craftsmanship.  It looks and sounds great and it will be accompanying me back to the sand box.  I would also like to send out a special thanks to my wife Lisa for contacting David and making this happen sooner than expected.

Thanks everyone,

Rob Anderson

ZenChat / Battery Box for Wireless
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:12:03 AM »
I have a question about the Battery Box Adapter.  On the Zendrum website, there is a battery mergebox for wireless operations, and there is also a battery box adapter at the www.patchmanmusic.com website.  Are these two items the same thing, or do I need them both to go wireless, with the wireless midi transmitter and receiver of course.  I am putting together my pricelist and trying to get a rough cost of how much I am going to spend and I don't want to buy two boxes that are identical if I do not need to.



I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Reliability
« on: February 13, 2009, 07:56:05 AM »
How reliable is the Zendrum for live performances?  I have torn my Achilles tendon a few years ago and when I go out to play shows (mainly cover tunes), by the end of the night, I can barely walk from lugging my drum kit around not to mention all of the tear down and set up of microphones and cables.  Can I rely on just having the Zendrum with no backup?  I have seen Roy Wooten perform with his drumitar and the Zendrum as well and he has had no issues.  I welcome anyones input on this.  I plan on purchasing one when I get back from Iraq in 6 months.

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