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Messages - DrumWagon

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ZenEdit / Re: Roland TD-10 module
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:43:44 PM »
You're right!  How'd I miss that?

It's now in version 1.0.9.  If you've installed the app, you can go to "Help > Check For Updates" to obtain it.

I'll also be updating the website so that it lists all the supported modules.

ZenEdit / Re: Multiple Modules?
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:16:19 PM »
Right now it only supports one module per user setup, but that is an interesting idea.. hmmm.....

ZenChat / Re: Z4 GUI Wishlist, Now Taking Requests
« on: July 13, 2010, 04:35:40 PM »
Thanks Mark, I really appreciate the kind words.

I guess it's worth doubly pointing out that ZenEdit will ONLY work with 4.0 boards.   It cannot interpret data from a 3.x board.

For a 3.x Zendrum, you can probably still use Mokugyo (http://zendrum.com/resource-site/zmokug.htm).  I believe (but someone correct me if I'm wrong) that Geosphere wrote that app.  It's sort of a one-trick-pony in that it only allows you to change note values, and only speaks general MIDI, but it does what it does well and I myself used to use it before I upgraded my board.

ZenEdit of course goes much farther than that.  On just comparing that one feature (changing notes) ZenEdit brings to the table:
  • Can use note names from GM, your module or your software
  • Can display melodic note names.
  • Can set values for all 4 crossfade points.

And of course that's not to mention all the other features it exposes, such as fine tuning the calibration for each trigger by setting the noise floor and velocity curve.  So in that sense, they are apples and oranges.


ZenChat / Re: Z4 GUI Wishlist, Now Taking Requests
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:19:09 PM »
Drum Wagon can you post the steps on how we hook up our Zendrum and computer to be able to transfer what we edit. This would be helpful to those of us that are computer challenged. Thanks for doing this it will be a Great asset to the Zendrumming community. Thumper

Thumper, I've placed some rudimentary instructions up here:  http://nebiru.com/zenedit/index.cfm?event=helpIndex

Hope this helps,

ZenChat / Re: Z4 GUI Wishlist, Now Taking Requests
« on: July 13, 2010, 10:22:41 AM »
Woo Hoo!  A promotion!   :)  Thanks Paul!

And thanks for the shout-out David!

ZenChat / Re: stick and fingers...
« on: July 12, 2010, 10:01:15 PM »
Reminds me of what John Emrich posted before about ways to incorporate a Zendrum Zap into a kit.


ZenChat / Re: Z4 GUI Wishlist, Now Taking Requests
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:14:54 PM »
ZenEdit 1.0 has now been officially released!

You can pick it up for Windows, Mac OS or Linux today at:


Documentation is still somewhat sparse, but I wanted this get this app into your hands as quickly as possible ;)
There are some tutorial videos on the site that should get you started, and I'm available here or on the ZenEdit forum to answer any questions you may have.

cheers, and thanks for your patience in seeing this go live!

ZenChat / Re: New Mac Mini
« on: June 18, 2010, 04:09:01 PM »
Hmm, interesting.    I'd be a bit concerned about the quality of the power it's delivering having an internal transformer, not to mention the heat generated by using such a small one, but that certainly is an engineering feat.

ZenChat / Re: New Mac Mini
« on: June 18, 2010, 11:53:10 AM »
NO WALL WART!!!!!!!!!

Well, no.  But be aware that there IS a power brick.  The minis do not have internal transformers -- same basic guts as a netbook.

ZenChat / Re: these spammer c*&^%ers!!!!
« on: June 06, 2010, 03:23:01 PM »
It would be a hassle for us, I know, but perhaps we could put a simple captcha on the posting form.  Should eliminate most of the automated spam.  Just a short "enter the text you see" type captcha.

ZenChat / Re: Do your maintenance!!
« on: June 01, 2010, 11:07:38 AM »
+2 for LOCTITE

ZenChat / Re: Do your maintenance!!
« on: May 27, 2010, 05:07:25 PM »
 :-[  Oh my.

Can't stop cringing now.

Tech Help / Re: Zendrum and Alesis D4
« on: May 25, 2010, 04:34:17 PM »
When one of you D4 owners has some free time, can you post a midi mapping for it?  I'd like to support the D4 within ZenEdit 1.0 but am having trouble locating this list.  The list is simply a note number followed by a colon, followed by a short name.  Each on their own line.

For instance, here is the mapping for a DM Pro:

37:Cross Stick
41:Tom 3
42:HH Closed
44:HH Pedal Dwn
45:Tom 2
46:HH Open
48:Tom 1
49:Crash 1
53:Ride Bell
57:Crash 2
94:HH Edge Closed
95:HH Edge Open
96:HH Pedal Up

ZenEdit 1.0 uses these mappings when displaying the note values for triggers and crossfades.  Ideally we'd have mapping files for ever type of module.  Some are proving more difficult to find so if any of you owners could help out, it would be much appreciated!

-darin  :D

Tech Help / Re: Zendrum and Alesis D4
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:57:21 AM »
Have you checked the midi channel that your Zen is transmitting on and that the D4 is listening on?  Typically you will want these to both be set to 10 (defined in general midi as the 'drum' channel).    Seeing as since you said the Zen plays fine when connected to a digital piano, I'm betting it's probably transmitting on a melodic channel, probably channel 1.

User Reviews / Re: Alesis TransActive Drummer E-Drums Amplifier
« on: May 10, 2010, 12:45:30 PM »
That Simmons unit certainly has some appeal, for certain gigs.  But MAN, is it ever heavy for its size.  At 65 pounds, it's twice as heavy as an EON 515 (albeit with a sub) and with orders of magnitude less wattage.  Only comparing it to the EON because that's what I currently use when I just need a single monitor.

I suppose if you mount some after-market wheels on it though it would be more manageable.  The unbalanced inputs are a bit of deal breaker however. 

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