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ZenChat / Re: First major boo-boo :(
« on: October 17, 2012, 02:08:51 PM »
Looks fine to me, but then I'm always looking down on it like this ;)

Flashes me back to when someone here asked if you could flip the image over in ZenEdit.  I guess they played theirs upside-down like FM  :D

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:26:07 PM »
It's not a big deal -- with every issue that pops up and that we squash, the program just becomes that much stable. 

I've just Amazon Prime'd that cable -- will let you know what I turn up in my experiments.

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ZenChat / Re: First major boo-boo :(
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:54:46 PM »
So over the weekend I worked up the courage to take sandpaper to my Zendrum.  I figured if anything I couldn't make it much worse.

Turns out it wasn't all that big a deal though.  It does take a lot of patience, but in the end the fix looks pretty good:


With practice I could probably do a better job, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for the advice David!

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 15, 2012, 04:03:29 PM »
Honestly I will not be surprised if this turns out to be an issue with Vista Home, however the USB MIDI cables are inexpensive enough that I can try to obtain one to perform some further tests.  Can you tell me the exact model number, and if it required drivers, what version number you are using?

Cheers,
Darin

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:34:33 PM »
Okay.  Unfortunately it sounds like (for the time being) ZenEdit's built-in MIDI is not compatible with your setup.

If you can detail your setup I can try to recreate it here and work on a solution.  I'd like to know what version of Windows you have and if it is 32 or 64 bit, and what MIDI device your are using.  With this info maybe I can update ZenEdit so that this feature will work for you.  In the meanwhile you can continue to just export your SysEx to MIDI-OX.

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:05:21 PM »
That's pretty weird about AIR as it's usually good at keeping itself up-to-date.  It sounds like somehow yours was stuck with an older version or something.  Glad to hear you have that sorted out now though.

If you're able to export and/or transmit SysEx then you are not using the demo version.  Those operations are only available in the full version, so sounds like you're good there.  You can also verify this by going to the Help menu.  If the items for registering or purchasing ZenEdit are grayed out then you have the full version for sure.

That you are seeing activity on the Zendrum when you transmit the SysEx is a good sign.  That indicates that you have correctly setup MIDI within ZenEdit and are connected to your Zendrum.

Some things to try:
1) Make sure no other programs are also using that MIDI port at the time you are transmitting, including MIDI-OX.  They can interfere with the port or block it.
2) I sometimes have to try transmitting a couple times.  Some machines and MIDI interfaces are more finicky than others.  This is true for me when using MIDI-OX too.  Sometimes the transmission will start, but the Zendrum never acknowledges receipt of the final data packet.  When this happens, I just start it again.  You can just press CTRL+T on PC or CMD+T on MacOS to transmit the SysEx.

HTH
-darin

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:31:49 PM »
No worries, we'll sort this out somehow.  I always look at these as opportunities to further strengthen the app and make it more bulletproof.  If it happens to you, it may happen to others and this is a chance to get it hardened in advance.

Can you tell me what version of Windows you are using and whether it's 32 or 64 bit?  Also how much ram do you have installed?  Have you selected a MIDI interface from the top toolbar, and if so, what is it and does it still happen if you've turned it off?

With this information I'll set up a test environment and try to recreate the issue.

Adobe AIR usually will tell you if there is an update, but you might also check that have the latest version from here: http://get.adobe.com/air/

regards,
-darin

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ZenChat / Re: First major boo-boo :(
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »
As a follow up, David reached out to me and mentioned super glue.  A quick search for 'super glue guitar fix' led me to these fine directions on how to fix something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVScFJoe24

As soon as I can get over my fear of messing it up even further I'm going to give them a try!

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ZenEdit / Re: New version freezes up
« on: October 08, 2012, 03:38:47 PM »
It might have something to do with you having the beta version previously.

I would try uninstalling (and possibly rebooting) and then reinstalling the latest.  That may clear it up.

Let me know if it doesn't though.

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ZenChat / First major boo-boo :(
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
Here's hoping this hasn't happened to any of you yet, but if it has then you can probably relate.
If it hasn't, then please let this be a cautionary tale.

I was caught in traffic on the way to the gig yesterday and rolled in just 10 minutes before showtime.  Not really a BIG deal, I can setup in 5 if I really have to -- it just means I won't have much time for a soundcheck or to warm up.
I didn't NEED to rush myself to get setup, but I was still in "hurry, hurry, I'm LATE" mode.  I set up my stand, placed my Zendrum into it and turned to power up my rig.  In the back of my mind I thought "that Zendrum isn't in that stand all the way" and sure enough, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it falling forward towards the concrete patio.  It was almost like it was happening in slow motion.  I let out an expletive and lunged towards it, but it was too late.  It hit the ground with a most sickening *thud*.

Luckily these Zendrums are built like tanks and nothing was damaged beyond the nasty gash in the picture.  It still powered up fine and I made it through the gig without incident but still, my poor baby now has a garrish boo-boo  :'(


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ZenChat / Re: Anyone still listening here?
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:30:04 PM »
For what it's worth I check it every single day -- though that's largely to answer any ZenEdit questions that pop up.

I haven't had anything new to post really.  As far as my own Zendrum usage goes, I'm still gigging out casually a couple times a month around California wine country.  I'm getting a lot of use out of my BFD2 rig which I've detailed here:  http://nebiru.com/drumWagon/index.cfm/2011/8/1/Korg-NanoKONTROL
I've switched to using just a Simmons DA200S as a monitor (when there are already mains) and it all suits me well in terms of the balance between the amount of gear I need to haul and the versatility I have on stage.  I haven't needed to haul out the big JBLs in close to a year.

Other than that I'm just looking forward to Zendrum get together later this week.  I'll be trying to Skype in when I can.

cheers
-dk

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ZenEdit / Re: zenedit download problem
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:51:46 PM »
Sounds like a problem with the automatic update routines.

Please try downloading the new version directly and installing over the old one:
http://nebiru.com/zenedit/index.cfm?event=download

You shouldn't need to uninstall first, just run the installer that downloads from there.

I hope this helps,
-darin

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ZenEdit / Version 2.3.0 Released
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:40:43 PM »
This is a relatively large release which in addition to numerous bug fixes also adds a new 'scales' feature.

The scales feature makes it easier than ever to setup your Zendrum for melodic percussion. You can use it to lay out out a series of intervals from a given octave across your Zendrum. You can then change the scale type or root note at will and all your triggers will automatically update. No more messing around with MIDI note numbers or having to manually transpose triggers!

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ZenEdit / Re: Sneak Peek of v2.3.0
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:06:13 PM »
Work on this is wrapping up.  If you're a ZE user that is also a melodic Zendrummer and would like to field test a preview build, drop me a line!  Your efforts in testing it before it's released to the wild will be much appreciated.

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ZenEdit / Re: ZenEdit: The Z4 Computer Interface
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:28:35 PM »
ZenEdit does include a mapping for the 2box for what it's worth, however as you've seen there are not separate MIDI notes available for open or closed HH sounds, just one set for bow, edge and splash.  You need a CC control to control whether the hat itself is open or closed and by how much.

I think a long-standing entry on the Z5 wishlist has been the ability to layer notes on one trigger.   If we had the ability to layer MIDI messages in general then that would make the 2box a more attractive module.  Then you could have the NOTE ON message for HH sent along with the CC for closed/open, etc.

You best bet right now is probably to use an external pedal.  If you have a knob on your Zendrum and are quick with your hands you might be able to get by with that too.

I don't have a 2box to test it out on but you could conceivably use your momentary switch too.  By adjusting the polarity, you may be able to get things set up to where your HH is always closed unless the switch is pushed.

I know Alan from digitalDrummer was playing around with getting the 2box to work with a Zendrum.  He might have more ideas or a working solution.

-dk

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