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Messages - DrumWagon

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ZenChat / Re: Zendrums w/ Sounds: A Dissenting Opinion
« on: October 11, 2009, 02:00:38 PM »
duojet, that's an extremely interesting unit and $599 doesn't sound too pricey.  I just wish they'd released it in rack form.  It looks like it would have been very simple to move the display and controls from the top to the front.  Stretching it out to 19" would leave enough room for an internal transformer as well, allowing you to ditch the wall wart.  It's also odd that they chose to use mini plugs for the mix-in and headphone connections.

I'm guessing they were going for an ultra small, portable form factor here, to appeal to the ipod generation and intended for it to reside in studio environments only.  It's a shame because with only a few design tweaks it could appeal to the live performance crowd as well.

I'm all for small rigs, but when you factor in the AC adaptor, the merge brick, any wireless transmitters, your DI box (no way that thing is balanced) and power strips/conditioners -- you wind up with a pile of oddly shaped items and many fragile connections.   I deal with this when I use my TD-20 for a sound source.  It's part of the reason I usually leave that setup at home and still try to use my Alesis or E-Mu units whenever possible, compromising some sonic realism for ergonomics and stability.

Alas, I still haven't found my personal holy grail.  The Receptor comes closest, but is still way too expensive imho.

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ZenChat / Re: Which rom upgrade for Planet Earth?
« on: October 09, 2009, 01:51:52 PM »
Think I've figured it out -- "Protean Drums" must be the one everyone has been using.

Of course that's the one that's NOT on EBay right now  :-\

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ZenChat / Which rom upgrade for Planet Earth?
« on: October 07, 2009, 05:50:53 PM »
Heya peeps -- I've seen recommendations on the forum about using "the drum rom" to expand E-MU's Planet Earth module.  It's always referred to just as "the drum rom" and never by name.  Which rom exactly is everyone referring to?  None of the ones I've seen listed by name jump out as me as being THE rom to get:  http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/planetearth.php
A lot of these are floating around on ebay right now and I've got the urge to upgrade my module to squeeze a little more life out of it.

tnx
-darin

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ZenChat / Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« on: October 03, 2009, 11:37:04 AM »
What kind of range do you think we can expect?  Is there an external antennae involved, or does it rely on radio waves escaping from the back of the Zendrum? 

I'm presuming the RF wouldn't travel through the wood very well and would need to leak out the back.  If I'm standing with my back to the receiver though then those waves would also need to get through *me* to get to the receiver as well, whereas usually the transmitter is on my back off the strap.  How much is that going to affect the range (if at all)?

tnx

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ZenChat / Re: Z4 Retrofits for Existing Zendrums
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:32:24 AM »
Only took one week?   

Cool.  I've been sitting on the fence regarding sending mine in for the surgery simply based on the amount of down time I assumed I'd incur.  This is definitely heartening news!

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Tech Help / Re: Muse Receptor and iLok
« on: August 22, 2009, 12:23:33 PM »
Thanks for the fast response John.  Yeah, think I'm gonna pass on this one and save up my pennies for a Receptor 2.   

tnx

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Tech Help / Muse Receptor and iLok
« on: August 22, 2009, 07:45:59 AM »
Fellas, is a used Muse essentially useless without the iLok, or does that just preclude you from altering anything that's already installed?  Do new iLoks ship with VSTs, or is there just one paired to the Muse itself?

i.e., if I purchased a used Muse that was missing an iLok, if I then purchased say BFD, would that come with an iLok and I'd be good to go, or would I just be essentially screwed?

tnx

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ZenChat / Re: TD-12
« on: August 10, 2009, 07:52:36 PM »
The reason the TD-20 is "discontinued" is that they are about to release the new TD-20SX -- which module-wise appears to just be a TD-20 with a TDW-20 preinstalled.

Here's what the new full kit looks like:
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/5/7/5/607575.jpg

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ZenChat / Re: Brother John speaks.
« on: August 07, 2009, 11:20:34 PM »
Very Nice, great job John.

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User Reviews / Re: Custom Hard Case for the Zendrum ZX for under $25
« on: July 31, 2009, 08:05:31 PM »
Awesome job!

Are those business cards in the storage container?  If so, that's a great idea, I might have to have some made up.

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ZenChat / Re: Zendrum Community
« on: July 24, 2009, 12:03:56 PM »
Heh, that was me with the friend request -- thanks for the quick turnaround, these pics are fantastic! :)

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Media / Re: New Band Video Links: Fontaine Cooley
« on: July 16, 2009, 03:10:26 PM »
Tasty stuff, keep it up!

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ZenChat / Re: Z4
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:42:36 PM »
I'm also thinking of adding additional triggers but am having trouble coming with ideas of where to put them all!

Are there any photos posted somewhere of modified ZXs?  Would love to get some ideas of what's possible.

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ZenChat / Re: I have preponed my 2009 Christmas present!!!
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:38:16 PM »
Very nice!  I enjoyed that immensely!

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Tech Help / Re: Individual Volume Settings
« on: July 13, 2009, 10:44:49 AM »
In the end I just wound up reducing the volume of the ride within my TD-20 -- so all is well.

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