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 on: July 30, 2014, 11:14:47 PM 
Started by digitalDrummer - Last post by DrumWagon

 on: July 30, 2014, 07:18:22 PM 
Started by digitalDrummer - Last post by digitalDrummer
I recently started playing with a duo - guitar and vocals - and in the initial discussions, mentioned that I play the Zendrum. I listed all the advantages, etc, but they were very skeptical. So I did my first rehearsal and gig with an acoustic kit (cocktail kit - which in itself led to some raised eyebrows).
Anyway, took the Zendrum to practice yesterday ahead of my second gig with them - and they were blown away.
So, it looks like Paisley Door will now be powered by Zendrum!
I also use the Zendrum with two other bands, but both were more accepting from the outset.
And for the record, I tend to use BFD3 and Addictive Drums via a MacBook pro, through a Presonus FireStudio mobile. I do have a wireless set-up as well, but don't really like taking audio out from the Mac.

 on: June 23, 2014, 07:44:30 AM 
Started by kiltie - Last post by kiltie
Hello I have a Zendrum with wireless midi. What do I need to do to play song samples thru a speaker that I wear on my back. I would also need battery powered hardware. The speaker is a Bose 3 which is also blue tooth enabled. Thanks Kiltie

 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.

 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.

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

 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-

 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?

 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.

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