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 on: September 30, 2013, 10:24:19 pm 
Started by MustangMick - Last post by john emrich
Sorry I was late getting to this.  I was in NYC Saturday and did demos for 2500 people with BFD3 and the EXP.  Long weekend.....

64 instruments.

Engine improvements are under the hood to make things a lot easier for folks to get it set correctly.

Modeling!  This includes cymbal swells.  The way that works is that BFD3 senses the speed of your cymbal strikes and adjusts the attack of subsequent strikes to make a smooth roll!  It is fully adjustable and gives you presets.  A while ago I did a bit of research and recorded results showing what happens during a real cymbal roll.  That was turned into the base line for how we put rolls together and the settings needed.  End result is a simple, one knob adjustment that makes it easy to do rolls on any cymbal.  Including cymbals like a heavy 24" ride that wouldn't even sound smooth acoustically.

Also in modeling, we have adjustable Tom resonance.  That allows the toms to be heard ringing when you hit other drums.  The levels are fully adjustable.  That feature is retroactive to all of the expansion packs.

More info and videos to come....


 on: September 30, 2013, 02:22:36 pm 
Started by MustangMick - Last post by DrumWagon
The answer that I got on Facebook was 64 (up from 32 in BFD2).

I've been scouring the videos, PDFs and websites all morning for confirmation though and haven't gotten it yet.

For me that would be the prime reason to upgrade, though I'm also curious about the new engine improvements such as cymbal swells and velocity and resonance controls.

 on: September 30, 2013, 02:15:27 pm 
Started by MustangMick - Last post by MustangMick
Hi John,
saw some of the previews of BFD3, it looks fantastic.
Was just wondering if you would know the maximum number of slots/channels for Drums that can be opened for a drumset. Thinking on ideas for say an expanded Zendrum 27-28 pads?


 on: September 23, 2013, 10:42:00 pm 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by DrumWagon
I haven't seen Jer around in some time, but I seem to recall he was playing a ZX and an LT together at one point.  I don't think this is the video, too dark to see if that's just a keyboard or not -- plus my memory may not be accurate on this:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iVbL2PiXZM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iVbL2PiXZM</a>

Rob Silverman once soloed with two ZXs though:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR2RzNjpbYk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR2RzNjpbYk</a>

 on: September 23, 2013, 08:59:41 pm 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
Does anyone have experience with setting up two Zendrums for playing simultaneously? I'm trying to think of a setup where you could play both comfortably for a long time just to have more sounds and redundant locations available. I only have one, but I play my LT on a stand next to a keyboard. Comping keyboard with Zendrum works well enough, but it soon gets uncomfortable so that you don't want to do it too long.

 on: September 23, 2013, 01:09:27 am 
Started by Slyder - Last post by bluesapostle2
I just ordered an Uno so I can use Zen edit because I have heard it was the simplest and most reliable USB interface. Boy, I hope it works!

 on: September 22, 2013, 05:01:21 am 
Started by Slyder - Last post by Slyder
I recently purchased an M-Audio UNO Midi to USB cable to access Zen Edit and had some problems with it. I know many of you use this - but my problems went unresolved. It was extremely frustrating.
I purchased the iConnectivity Mio and it worked perfectly right out of the box. This is a plug & play unit - no drivers and certainly made for the midi challenged like myself. Cost was about the same as the UNO.
Just another option to consider.

 on: September 20, 2013, 07:01:42 am 
Started by MustangMick - Last post by Slavedave
Hi Mick,
Little time for Zendrumming of late.   I bought a yamaha DTX-multi 12 to get back to playing with sticks that meant the LT had been on th shelf for a long time (I even had it up for sale for a while but then decided that I couldn't bear to part with it).   I don't even play the Yamaha much these days since I am concentrating on my EWI4000s Wind controller more than anything else - though I have started to pick up my guitars again  after leaving them aside for too many years.   Last purchase was a Korg PadKontrol to see if I can emulate David Haynes on the drums (see youtube for what I mean).    Playing the PK makes you appreciate just what the LT has going for it in terms of sensitivity and ergonomics though - may get my rear in gear and get some practicing on the Zendrum again soon.
All the best.  If you are ever gigging down in Dublin let me know and I'll come out to hear you.


 on: September 17, 2013, 12:46:50 am 
Started by Pyrate - Last post by bluesapostle2
The CME WIDI-X8 works great! It was nice to throw the m-audio mid-air in the trash.  :D

 on: September 11, 2013, 06:44:56 am 
Started by bluesapostle2 - Last post by Inspector 109
That's awesome! Keep us posted.

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