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Zendrumdude

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010, 05:55:06 PM »

Pyrate,

Keep the BFD2 questions coming... I will happily help you.

One of my students (age 10) told me a Pyrate joke, and I told him I had a friend who is a REAL Pyrate who would appreciate it:

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Ye may think it be "Aaarrghh", but it truly be the C!   ;D

Jer  (joke from Matt)
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2010, 05:57:50 PM »

Zendrumdude...

Sweet!!! I have a space wedged between my family room and the garage that I call "home". Its a maze of drum parts and bits, books (I read alot!), Triumph car parts (err, another hobby, taking up the garage space!). It would be great to check out your space, especially the lights! Can you post some pics (photobucket?).

 I am actually going to start selling all my V drum equipment on Ebay so I can get the Z3 updated to the Z4 and get the wireless option.

I am blown away by your space, your drums, and your wife!!! (my wife is also extremely easygoing about all my hobbies, so long as I keep some open time for  her!).
Rand
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010, 06:53:57 PM »

Avast Thar Mateys,

       Cute joke.  Me First mate is very amenable to my interests as long as Aye provide the Booty for hers.  She loves casinos.  Need Aye say more!  Arrrgghhhhh!!!!.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010, 05:32:06 AM »







Anyone out there think this new layout should become a standard Zendrum design?
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010, 10:16:46 AM »

Avast Thar Matey,

     Aye think it should be a standard design.  In fact methinks a couple of extra additional small pads could be added.

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2010, 12:24:46 PM »

Honestly, no.  It could very well be offered as an alternative design, but I think the pads are way too closely placed for a new player.

Don't get me wrong, it's a cool layout and someone doing a lot of melodic phrasing or who has already mastered a Zen would have a field day with it.  But a newbie would have a very hard time memorizing and coming up with layouts and would need exceptional finger control to avoid accidental hits of adjoining pads.

That's just my two cents of course.
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2010, 01:31:10 PM »

I have a question...with 30 triggers plus the trigger input...will we be able to have  31 individual notes with no repeating note numbers?..I am a melodic player.. Its what I got into with my Zendrum from when I got my first one in 94'....if it can have about 2 1/2 octaves then that would be very cool....and once again...that is absolutely one gorgeous zendrum.  "the mayor"
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2010, 10:22:13 PM »

Tom,

No, the foot trig input is actually "tied" to a trigger... 30 is the max.

Yep, it was designed for melodic use for me too... but MAN it's easy to scoot around on.  I can't wait to try drummin' on it as well (I just hooked it up for the first time a couple hours ago).

Just in case anyone is wondering: this thing is really, REALLY cool... fun to play.  Very easy to get around on!

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2010, 02:40:59 AM »

Avast Thar Mateys,

      Aye see room for at least 4 more small pads, possibly 6.

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2010, 08:38:39 AM »

Pyrate,

Oh, how I wish...

Sure, you could get more pads on there physically... but the circuitboard only has 30 trigger inputs.  If you DID put more pads on there, they would have to be electronically connected to another pad (think "Y" cable)... this could work if, like me, you sometimes set more than one pad to the same note number (like left hand/right hand snare drum pads, for instance).  The bad news is, if 2 pads were the ones you wired together, they would ALWAYS be the same as each other in every setup.  That could actually work for me on my ZX, which I use almost exclusively for drum sounds.  However, I want to use this instrument (the LT) in a melodic fashion, so each note needs to be separate.  30 is the absolute max of discrete note numbers.

I had this idea once... what if there were a Zendrum (prob. a ZX, for size) with TWO boards inside?  So a max of SIXTY individual pads, 2 display screens, 2 midi outs, etc.  I have never asked the inspector, but it was a thought... It could be the ZX2, and since I thought of it, 109 could give a me a couple free ones to mess around with.  Sure, I'll pay shipping.  I'll pick out the finishes later.  Better put 2 wirelesses in there too for good measure... let me know when they ship please.   :o

MWAAAHHAAAAaaaaaaaaHHHaaaaa!  (Evil laugh, rubbing hands together greedily...)     ;D

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 10:38:21 AM »

So maybe this configuration as an optional choice or version of an LT?
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 11:50:04 AM »

Hey there Geo,

I sincerely hope this doesn't sound self-serving...

But, should it be an available version?  SURE, why not?  Kinda like the ZAP and the ZAP2... same idea, purpose, body shape, with different pad layouts.  The design/R&D has already been done- seems to me that the work is already finished, just need some photos and a section on the catalog page (OK, that may be a little oversimplified!)

One of the very coolest things about Zendrum Corp. is the customization factor... but a brand-new Zendrummer might not know WHAT aspects they'd want to customize.  If there were a few different layouts for each body style, with descriptions telling how they differ and for what applications they are best suited, new buyers would have more options and would feel like they are able to pick the instrument that best suits their needs.  Maybe there should be a "maxed out" ZX layout available as well (maybe harder to nail that one down... but there are several already out there for ideas).  So there would be the ZAP, ZAP2, LT, LT-D (as 109 has dubbed my maxed-out LT), and ZX, ZX-Max (or whatever it would be called).  That way, there would be the 3 body shapes and then "Regular" and "Supersized" layouts for each, with/without wireless (for applicable models).

Just my $.02.

I'll say it again: I love the way 109 and the other Zenmakers do business.  I have been dealing with this company for 12 years now, and have never had a better relationship with a company of any kind.

Jer

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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2010, 03:01:03 AM »

Makes me want to order a customized version too. I find that with today's modern drum libraries that have tons of articulations and sounds, 24 triggers is just not enough, especially the way I map/play which is the mirror both hands.
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Re: What's in the oven?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2010, 05:13:16 AM »

Avast Thar Lunatique,

    Aye also tend to mirror both hands.  especially snare, kick, ride and hat sounds.

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