Greetings all! I cross-posted this to the V-Drums forum, but I'm trying to cover all my angles so I'm putting it here too.
I have a setup based around a TD-9 module and my Zendrum (3.1 software). I've been changing my Patches using a pair of DIY trigger-boxes (the Beatnik box for those of you who remember the term) connected to the AUX trigger input and hitting them with my feet. Not really stepping on them because there's no pedal-plate but just sort of whacking them with my toes.
They work to a point, but I'm starting to get annoyed with their idiosyncracies, and as I'm getting into a gig that requires a lot of Patch changes I'm looking for a better solution. I want to keep a stomp-style solution and change things from the module, not from my Zendrum, and I don't want to have to get a huge outboard controller like a FC-100 to do it.
I have a TapKAT trigger from Alternate Mode which I think would do the job (I don't have the gear in front of me so I don't know how well the trigger would talk to the module), but the cable is WAY too long for my purposes. I'd love to put a BOSS-style footswitch on there like an FS-6 or FS-5U, but that's a footswitch and I need a trigger.
I'm assuming that there's no trigger-sensitvity setting within the TD-9 that could be adjusted to "read" a footswitch, so I guess what I need is a way to modify an existing product, either shortening the cable on the TapKAT or modding the guts of the BOSS switches.
Any help on this matter would be appreciated. Thank you kindly!