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 11 
 on: June 19, 2014, 08:03:31 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by tigerxchaos
How is the Launchpad Mini's playing response and sensitivity for finger drumming?

Yes, KMI's stuff is inconsistent. I'm unable to program the QuNexus's controller layer from any computer, and the dev has no troubleshooting advice. And my QuNeo's rotating controllers have a nice fingerdrumming sensitivity that none of the 16 square pads has. You do have to bear down on the sliders more than you'd like to. Meanwhile, the QuNexus's sensitivity would make the older QuNeo much more usable. Apparently, they changed technology between the two devices. I asked precisely that question on the KMI forums after buying the QuNexus and before buying the QuNeo, but the answer they gave me was wrong. I think they don't comprehend how sensitive our fingers have become from playing ZenDrum triggers.

Sorry I missed this Jimmy, I'm not on the forums much any more.
I wouldn't recommend the Launchpad as a drum controller. The pads are reasonably sensitive to taps, but I don't believe they have any velocity capability. You'd basically have to tweak the velocity of every note in your DAW after recording. Not really ideal, but it all depends on your process.

 12 
 on: June 15, 2014, 01:59:34 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by abnorm
I like and use both. BFD3, most NI drum libraries, SSD4, Superior Drummer, etc.
NI drum libraries seem to have a lower sensitivity and require higher velocity curves on the hardware.

 13 
 on: June 03, 2014, 12:55:28 AM 
Started by DrumWagon - Last post by DrumWagon
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!

Cheers.

You can also stay abreast of updates here:
http://nebiru.com/zenedit/index.cfm?event=forumView&id=2541

-darin

 14 
 on: May 18, 2014, 08:40:05 AM 
Started by mark - Last post by Inspector 109
That all depends on your sound source...
If it is possible to have one sound cut another one off, then you can assign all those sounds to one mute group.
Please elaborate on what you are using-

 15 
 on: May 18, 2014, 08:30:19 AM 
Started by VMK - Last post by Inspector 109
That's vintage stuff...94/95/96 Datawheel, so I'm trying to jog my memory about the pinout connections on that circuitboard.
Did you unplug the display ribbon? Something about that arrangement looks funny to me...
but I may need to get an older board out and put it on the bench to test my memory.  :o
Please reply directly to my support email and I'll try to help quickly-
support@zendrum.com

 16 
 on: May 18, 2014, 01:49:30 AM 
Started by VMK - Last post by VMK
Good day!

I have a problem with my Zendrum (ZX).
Led display always shows 188.
I tried to change the battery, but it did not help.



Then I disconnected the wires connecting the "motherboard" and cursor switch (see image).



Zendrum works, but it is impossible to configure.
What happened?

 17 
 on: April 17, 2014, 10:00:53 PM 
Started by tigerxchaos - Last post by tigerxchaos
Hey all.
Discovered something weird tonight... my knobs do not go all the way up to 127 after calibrating everything.
They range from 0-124, and appear to be on the same response curve as the "3" setting (e.g. the beginning of the turn rockets up the value and then it slows down to where the increases only come a couple per centimeter of rotation)

I found that, if I use ZenEdit and drop the "max" output of the knobs to about 96 (they started ~98.5 after calibration) then they will read all the way up to 127.

So, 1) I'm confused why calibration of the knobs doesn't allow reaching the value of 127 by default, and
2) I'm confused why setting the "max" output of these knobs to 96 results in a value of 127 being reached. You would think that setting the max to 127 would result in 127.

 18 
 on: April 17, 2014, 03:33:13 PM 
Started by mark - Last post by mark
hi guys i will try to explain this the best i can. besides the button on the back of the zen to choke sounds is there another way to do that? i want to play hip hop like sounds and have them stop and start instantly any ideas? sorry for any confusion.
thanks
mark

 19 
 on: April 09, 2014, 07:53:15 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
How is the Launchpad Mini's playing response and sensitivity for finger drumming?

Yes, KMI's stuff is inconsistent. I'm unable to program the QuNexus's controller layer from any computer, and the dev has no troubleshooting advice. And my QuNeo's rotating controllers have a nice fingerdrumming sensitivity that none of the 16 square pads has. You do have to bear down on the sliders more than you'd like to. Meanwhile, the QuNexus's sensitivity would make the older QuNeo much more usable. Apparently, they changed technology between the two devices. I asked precisely that question on the KMI forums after buying the QuNexus and before buying the QuNeo, but the answer they gave me was wrong. I think they don't comprehend how sensitive our fingers have become from playing ZenDrum triggers.

 20 
 on: April 09, 2014, 03:53:01 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by tigerxchaos
I picked up a QuNexus, and the playing response is actually not bad. It's a little bit more cramped than I wanted, but it does have other uses, plus it's really small and light and USB powered. I was so happy with it, I bought a QuNeo, which is partially designed (its 4 x 4 array) for finger drumming, but it's much less sensitive than the QuNexus so that you can't tap it to play, rather, you have to whack it. It will suit some people, but it's useless to me as a drum controller, although I can use it for other things.

I love my QuNexus.
Funny you mention the sensitivity issues on the QuNeo. I had the same issues with how responsive parts of it were (the sliders, in particular, were really dull, and the buttons really needed bearing down to activate) but the pads themselves were quite tappable. I ended up exchanging it for the Nexus and a Launchpad Mini.
Neat devices, but it seems KMI doesn't have the consistency I'd hope for from a professional instrument manufacturer.

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