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ZenEdit / Re: How do I know transmit occurred?
« on: May 09, 2016, 10:47:03 AM »
Assuming your Zendrum is connected correctly and that you are using a recognized interface, then the Zendrum screen should have a flashing light while receiving SysEx data.

Some basic troubleshooting tips can be found here http://www.zendrumstudio.com/index.cfm?event=helpIndex#sysexTimeout


Tech Help / Re: Sustain button/switch w/ BFD3
« on: February 16, 2016, 04:48:03 PM »
Technically any CC value can be used, however you should try to use one that doesn't have common usage.  Here are the available values :https://www.midi.org/specifications/item/table-3-control-change-messages-data-bytes-2

What host/daw are you using?  If you have a plugin chain that includes a MIDI filter then another possibility is to convert the CC message into a NOTE ON one.  That way you can map a choke articulation directly in BFD and target one cymbal rather than cutting off all sounds.
If you happen to use REAPER as a DAW then I have a utility I wrote to do just that: http://nebiru.com/drumWagon/page.cfm/ReaperJS


No, the triggers are velocity sensitive only.

Here is a link to the manual http://www.scribd.com/doc/135898841/Zendrum-Z4-Manual-ZX#scribd


I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: The Countdown Begins...
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:29:56 PM »
"The waaaiting is the hardest part".

Welcome to the tribe :)

I don't have a Zendrum, but... / Re: modules with no midi in
« on: June 14, 2015, 12:55:55 PM »
The manuals would indicate a 'no'.  There is no mention of MIDI IN or playback of recordings made via MIDI OUT.  Perhaps more telling though is there is no MIDI implementation chart.

Tech Help / Re: Using hatKAT with expression pedal input
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:28:29 PM »
I'd hook up the output to your computer and use MIDI-OX, etc to analyze what's being output.  Does the pedal work when connected directly to the Nord? 
You can also export your SysEx into ZenEdit to check what the calibration settings are for the pedal and try tweaking them.

Tech Help / Re: Using hatKAT with expression pedal input
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:13:28 PM »
If it's a 4.x board, you should try to run the calibration function (outlined in the manual) to set the upper and lower bounds of the pedal sweep.

ZenChat / Re: BFD3 and multiple kits live
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:01:55 AM »
Personally I've built just one giant kit in BFD3 and then use different mappings on my Zendrum to facilitate the different kits.  This way I only load up one BFD project, but I have kits for Rock, Jazz, Brushes, Rods, World and various other combinations within all ready to go.

This is pretty common usage pattern which most folks have been using since the halcyon days of VSTs.  Even the Zendrumdrive uses this approach.

ZenChat / Re: Overcoming skepticism
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:14:47 PM »

ZenEdit / Version 2.7.5 is underway
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:55:28 AM »
The next major version is nearing completion. The focus this time is on adding additional MIDI Out capabilities and also improvements to the note selection workflow. We're also adding module support for several newly released drum brains.

If you have any ideas or requests for new features, now is the time to submit them here!


You can also stay abreast of updates here:


It sounds like you may be using BFD and Kontakt standalone?  Using them within a DAW or VST host should solve your problem.

Tech Help / Re: BFD3, pedals, choke, volume knob
« on: February 16, 2014, 02:21:24 AM »
Panic isn't the same as 'choke', but yeah, that would be another way to go.  Panic will cut off all sounds, while the choke articulation is a smoother cut off and only affects the cymbals tied to it.

Tech Help / Re: BFD3, pedals, choke, volume knob
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:48:50 PM »
I can't speak for other DAWs, but Reaper allows you to create rudimentary plugins using a variant of JavaScript.  I used this to build one that can convert CC messages into Note ON messages.

This is *very* specific to my environment, but it works quite well.  http://nebiru.com/drumWagon/page.cfm/ReaperJS

I can only imagine that similar MIDI filters must exist for other DAWs by this point, but your mileage may vary.

Tech Help / Re: BFD3, pedals, choke, volume knob
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:54:34 AM »
For #2, see "Variable hihat control" here:

For #3, I have my volume knob connected to the master fader via the MIDI learn feature.

For #4, there are various ways to accomplish this.  Personally I use a MIDI filter plugin to convert the button CC to a Note On message.  The note message is mapped to a choke articulation within my key map.


ZenChat / Re: tiny hardware sample player?
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:30:19 AM »
Yes, I'm afraid that a unit with everything you're describing simply does not exist.  There are small and cheap units and there are units that can run VSTs or allow loading of samples but those are never cheap and rarely all that small.
Building new Zendrum rigs has always had a high level of give and take ;)

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