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ZenChat / Re: Battery Box for Wireless
« on: February 21, 2009, 12:10:37 am »
So is the battery box sold on the Zendrum site the same as the one advertisedon the Patchman site?  I read  your post on the MIDIJet Pro, it sounded like you weren't too happy wth it.  Do you know anything about the Kenton MIDIStream?  I want to make sure I get everything and that I don't miss something that I need.

Rob

407
ZenChat / Re: Battery Box for Wireless
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:30:22 am »
Here is what I am looking at getting:

- The Zendrum ZX Honey Sunburst Flame Maple
    comes with the gigbag, strap and strap locks, 2 midi cables, 3' and 15', 1 extra cable, which I was going to go with the 45', Power supply/mergebrick

- Battery Mergebox for wireless operations

- Kenton MIDIStream Wireless MIDI System

- Rackmount Adaptor for the Kenton MIDIStream Wireless MIDI System

Is there anything that I missed or anything else that I need when I order?  I already have the sound module.

Rob


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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.

Thanks,

Rob

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 20, 2009, 09:06:02 am »
Thanks, the more I think about it the less worried I am about looking for more sounds.  I have used my electronic kit with the TD-6 for the past few years and the only issues I have had was with the triggers on the drums themselves not responding like I want.  I think I will stick with the TD-6 and just modify the sounds if it needs it.

Thanks,

Rob

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 20, 2009, 05:39:34 am »
Thanks again, are there sound modules that do allow you to import or export sounds.  A keyboard player I used to know was saving programs and sounds to the 3.5" disks and she had a hard drive on most of her keyboards.  I am trying to avoid having to substitute setting all of my drums up for the Zendrum and bringing just as much stuff to set up for sound.  I have been happy with the TD-6 module default sounds when I use my electronic kit.  More than likely I will just use what is there on the TD-6 and upgrade if need be at a later time.  I will have to shop around.

Thanks,

Rob

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 19, 2009, 12:36:49 pm »
Thanks again, I am sure there are many sound modules out there which make the Zendrum produce an endless amount of sounds.  This opens another question.  I have a Roland electronic kit, but I have only used the sounds with my Roland TD-6.  Can I import sounds instruments/samples from one machine to another.  For example, I have an Alesis HR-16B that I have not used since my tours in the early 90's.  Would I be able to use for example, the cowbell from the Alesis and import it into the Roland?  If so, how would I do that.  I didn't notice a spot on the Roland to insert any type of removable media and I don't recall a media slot on my Alesis.  Would I need an electronic keyboard/sampler or just use the midi cables to talk from machine to machine?  Midi is new to me, I understand the concept but have never actually used it or needed it.

Rob

412
ZenChat / Re: Playing with my new zendrum!
« on: February 17, 2009, 01:28:01 pm »
I am getting anxious to get home so I can get the ball rolling and get mine ordered.  I would order it now and have it shipped to me here in Iraq, but my drum brains are packed up in storage and it wouldn't do me any good without my sound source.  Patience I guess.

Rob 

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 17, 2009, 01:24:17 pm »
Thanks for the info.  I am sure I will be investing in many different drum modules for the different sounds.  I have dealt with midi while playing with this incredible keyboard player in a band I was in 15 years ago.  She would sequence music and throw sounds around like nothing through her 5 keyboards.  She had 3 different drum brains just to have the sounds.  I see that I may be heading that direction as well.  I will look into the module you are talking about.

Rob

414
ZenChat / Re: Playing with my new zendrum!
« on: February 17, 2009, 01:17:16 pm »
I haven't ordered my Zendrum yet, a few more months, but your layout seems pretty good.  I have pictures of the Zendrum and have been looking at different ways to set it up based on how I tap out beats on my steering wheel in the car or at my desk.  Your setup is slightly different than what I have layed out in my head, but I am sure I will be making many adjustments after I finally receive mine.  Everyone has a different way and you have to do what suits your style.  Thanks for sharing the picture, I will refer to it when I get mine.

Rob

415
I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 17, 2009, 09:39:19 am »
I deploy to the desert and even military schools away from home a lot.  With the Zendrum I will be able to take my "kit" along and play anywhere.  I have just under 6 months left on this deployment and as soon as I get back I am going to order one along with the wireless midi setup and all of the accessories needed.  I am looking forward to getting back out there, don't know how I am going to handle not having my crutch (drum kit) on stage.  It will take some getting used to I am sure but I know it is going to be fun.

Rob

416
I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:20:16 pm »
Thanks,  I am in the Air Force doing a 1 year tour in Iraq.  There are no drums to play here except at the church.  Another reason I am looking at the Zendrum, it is portable with a few extras like the drum brain and I can jam anywhere as long as I have power, which is what my job is, providing power so I will be set.
Rob

417
I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 13, 2009, 10:40:46 am »
It helps alot.  Thanks for the info and can't wait to order and then receive my Zendrum and get back into playing again.

Rob

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I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: Reliability
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:44:49 am »
Thanks for the info.  I have a roland kit with the roland TD-6 sound module as well as monitors and power amps.  I actually do have an Alesis HR-16B drum machine that I forgot that I had that I can use as a backup.  Last time I used it was in the early 90's.  Thanks again.

Rob Anderson (Sticks)

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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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