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firemusician

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Zen pictures
« on: June 05, 2006, 08:40:39 PM »

Here is a picture of my rig
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Mark Nelson:  Fire fighter, Sound engineer, Musician and all around nice guy.

1st generation Zendrum, Asus 2.5 GHz  laptop with BFD2, Alesis DM-Pro.

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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 08:41:45 PM »

ok so I tried posting a picture, with no luck, any help form the masses would be helpful. Thanks, Mark
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 05:10:28 AM »

What did you try?  What commands did you use?  Where is your pic housed?
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 06:20:35 AM »

Ok I figured it out...
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 06:53:18 AM »

A description of what that all is would be nice... Thanks/L.
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 11:44:51 AM »

Controllers:

Zendrum ZX (maple finsih I believe)
FATAR MP-113 midi (taurus pedals) foot controller
EMU X-Board 25 midi controller

Sounds:

Alesis DM PRO V.2
Alesis DM5
Roland TD-5
Roland SP-404 Sampler
KORG TRINITY TR (Rack version)

Support Gear:

BEHRINGER 1832 Mixer
BEHRINGER 8 Ch. Active DI
Presonus Bluemax Compressor
Mark of The Unicorn (MOTU) Midi Time Piece AV
MIDI Jet Pro - Wireless MIDI system

Amplification:

Mackie 800S powered mixer
Mackie S500 speakers (2)

How it's all hooked up...

Everything goes into the BEHRINGER mixer.  I Use the six outputs on the DM PRO (kick, snare, hat, ride/fx, stereo toms/cymbals). The rest of the modules are running in stereo via the stereo line inputs.  The first six channels on the direct box are for the DM PRO, with the last two supplying a submix of remaining drum and synth modules from the "sub" outputs of the mixer (through the compressor).  This gives me several "patching choices" depending on the venue I play in.  So... basically if I know the engineer, he/she will get individual control vs. someone I don't know I can give one stereo mix, etc.

All the MIDI controllers go through the MIDI Time Piece AV and are set-up to control what ever I want.   I mostly use the X-board for changing key/synth patches, but with the addition of the sampler new things are bound to happen.  The FATAR I use to trigger extra drum sounds as well as play strings, etc.  So far the MIDI Jet Pro ROCKS!!  It is just as good as having it hard wired. I left the original merge box set-up incase I lose the wireless so I have a "plan B". This also a good thing to have if you are using more than one piece of gear that does not have MIDI THRU connections.

Everything is set-up in a mixer rack 11 spaces (top) and 16 spaces (bottom) which is "plug-n-play" friendly. The MACKIE powered mixer and speakers really round things out nicely.  And though a little bulky it is (in my opinion) pretty easy to move around.

Well, that should be it, hollar up with any questions. Take care and stay safe, Mark

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What I did to get the pics on...
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 11:49:02 AM »

 I have found the "insert image" button puts some words up and thats it. Click on "additional options", and there will be an area that will let you attach files.  You will have to put your text up first and then your picture. anyway that pictures can be inter-twined with words, speak up, for the mean time this works.  See ya, Mark
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 12:22:43 AM »

cool setup you got allot going on there, do you like the midi floor controller those are fascinating I know another Guitarist who use a similar one to lay down bass lines or simple rhythm when he plays andit's clean.  very nice and allot of fun to see someone Else's rig.  I try to get some shots of mine sometime.  Again thanks and congrats
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 12:26:51 AM »

also wanted to comment on yor Roland SP 404 I have the same device that I have just started tweaking sounds on it maybe we can start a post for tricks and lesson learned I think it has some cool potential If I can get enough time to figure it out ???
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 11:05:32 AM »

This seems like a well thought out rig complex as it is. My question is do you control the 404 with the ZD or the foot controller ? Or If you wanted to could you?
It would seem ideal to me to be able to triger phrases , ie longish samples from the 404 by foot and play over that with the ZD  :)
Thanks
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 12:50:54 PM »

 I can control any device with any of the three controllers (zen, emu, or foot pedals) as they are all going thru the MIDI Time Piece AV.  The last time I used the sampler, I triggered it with the keyboard, cause I had to play strings with the foot pedals. AHHH the dilema's of it alll!  ;D  Take care and stay safe, Mark
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006, 07:46:47 AM »

Holy Moly that's alot of stuff!  Cool though,  how long does it take to set up your rig?
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006, 08:09:56 PM »

Usually set-up time is no more than fifteen minutes. Hook up the midi jet pro, run the cables for the foot and keyboard controllers, and pulg in to the house PA or my amplification rig.  If I get detailed on the outputs the whole sound check thing gets a little involved, but outside of that, with the exception of the "bulk factor", no complaints at all. I stack it all on the rolling rack and wheel it all inside.

 I think I had mentioned a little rack, if not... I picked up another DM PRO with a six space rack and get around for little gigs very nicely.

Take care and stay safe, Mark
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Mark Nelson:  Fire fighter, Sound engineer, Musician and all around nice guy.

1st generation Zendrum, Asus 2.5 GHz  laptop with BFD2, Alesis DM-Pro.

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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2006, 06:17:27 PM »

Thought I'd go ahead and add a picture of my rig.  This was taken at summer NAMM in Austin.

Zendrum Laptop - MUSE Receptor - BFD with my Jazz & Funk expansion pack.


« Last Edit: July 25, 2006, 06:18:20 PM by john emrich »
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Re: Zen pictures
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 04:11:36 PM »

Here is a pic of my BRAND NEW Zendrum, as of now I am just running it through my Yami DTXtreme IIS. Later on when I know what I'm doing I am going to run it on into my computer to use Ableton Live and Reason. But for now I am just happy to have it and I am having the time of my life learning to play it!!! More pics coming as my rig grows and grows. I wish I had ordered this thing YEARS ago.
Later,
FunKyD

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