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 on: February 22, 2016, 06:24:31 PM 
Started by Mr. Wayne - Last post by Slyder
What's great about the Zendrum is that it allows for any and every finger technique you can come up with. What ever feels natural and almost automatic for individuals is all there.
I have experimented with several and have found what is right for me.
Love this thing !!

 on: February 22, 2016, 09:51:38 AM 
Started by Mr. Wayne - Last post by bluesapostle2
I use the tail section row of four and use the top row as a kick on the index, highhat on the ring finger, snare on the third and open hat on the end and hit it with my pinky. On the row below it I put a ride cymbal and bell on the end. It is easy to play a one handed groove and an easy switch from HH to ride patterns.

 on: February 18, 2016, 12:30:06 PM 
Started by meagvg - Last post by meagvg
Just  a quick update...

I've found the "panic" button in BFD3 (right in front of me!).

The panic button will take the CC# mapping. Clicking the mouse will stop all sound processing, but it doesn't respond when sent from the Zendrum.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

 on: February 17, 2016, 12:53:51 PM 
Started by meagvg - Last post by meagvg
Hi Darin,

Thanks for the reply.

I've used both CC64 and CC123 for mapping. BFD will show the midi signal being sent correctly, but I can't figure out which button within BFD to map the sustain switch.

After reading John Emrich's reply in another thread, I tried to find a "panic" button as he suggested. It wouldn't surprise me if it's there, and that I don't know where to look. That's why I tried mapping the sustain switch to the "mute" on the master volume. BFD takes the mapping, and correctly assigns the CC#, but there's no effect.

I'm not using a DAW right now, as I play using BFD3 as a standalone program with streaming tracks or iTunes files.

Regarding a MIDI chain, I'm new at this so I'm not sure what that is. I have a Behringer MIDI interface to a Macbook Pro.

Thanks again.

 on: February 16, 2016, 04:48:03 PM 
Started by meagvg - Last post by DrumWagon
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


 on: February 16, 2016, 04:04:49 PM 
Started by meagvg - Last post by meagvg
Hello All,

I know there was a previous post about mapping the sustain button to BFD. I've read through the posting, but I'm not sure whether there was solution.

I'm trying to get the sustain button to stop processing sounds - to have the Zendrum go quiet and choke cymbals (usually at the end of a song).

I've messed around with changing the CC# assignment on the trigger, but it doesn't seem to have an effect. BFD will register the input and will map. My question is what parameter should I map to in BFD?

I've tried mapping to "mute" on the master volume. BFD will assign the correct CC# to the mute button, but the sustain button remains inoperative.

Any help is appreciated.

 on: January 20, 2016, 05:57:25 AM 
Started by rhombus - Last post by Gennady
I wonder if there are any users with specific experience with the https://peblueprint.com/bathmate-review bathmate pump hatKAT to tell me if this is just how it works or if it's malfunctioning?

For what it's worth mine does the same thing, I'm not sure if it's just ours that do this or what.

 on: December 27, 2015, 01:16:25 PM 
Started by Mr. Wayne - Last post by Mr. Wayne
This is a progress report on what finger techniques work best for me on my EXP.  The most comfortable way for me to play is using the SLAP & POP technique used by funk bass guitar players.  Using my right hand, the thumb plays the bass drum and the middle finger plays the snare. I practice this technique playing a combination of inverted paradiddles and various other syncopation patterns. All my ride patterns are played with my left hand. Alternating my middle finger and my index finger I'll play the downbeats with the middle and the upbeats with the index. This also works great with my open and closed hi-hats.
The other main technique that works well for me is the ONE HANDED GROOVE. Using my right hand, the thumb plays the bass drum, the index plays the snare and the middle finger plays the ride patterns. These are usually simple patterns (1/4 note or 1/8 note) but when a variation is needed I'll use my left hand middle finger or index finger to add any bass drum, snare drum or ride cymbal notes (1/16th).
So far this is what 's working for me and I'm having a Blast.

 on: September 19, 2015, 04:11:05 PM 
Started by Mr. Wayne - Last post by Mr. Wayne
Here's an update that someone may find useful. I took my two eHAT pedal controllers and removed them from my Pearl bass drum pedals. They worked fine on the Pearl pedals but I wanted to do a little experiment. I placed the eHAT controllers on the floor, plugged them into my EXP, re-calibrated them and they work great. I have the bass drum triggered using a mono input on one and a variable open/closed/chick HiHat triggered using stereo on the other. Thanks to David Haney for some clever internal wiring. For me there is no need to use any mechanical pedals with this setup. I place my heels on the floor and my feet easily trigger the samples. I attached a pic below for a closer look.

 on: September 12, 2015, 08:56:19 PM 
Started by Mr. Wayne - Last post by Mr. Wayne
Hi ZenDrum brothers, after a couple of months with my new EXP I have a mapping layout that I'm comfortable with at this point. After I narrow down what techniques work best for me then I'll make more changes. I added a pic of the layout in the attachment below. I'm still using BFD Eco and it works well for me I only added the London EXpansion pack which makes available more kit pieces. I love playing my EXP!

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