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Right out of the box ?
« on: May 26, 2013, 05:52:10 PM »

Is the Zendrum pre programmed and can be played right out of the box prior to custom programming when I figure it all out ?
What (if any) other connection device will i need to plug it into my PA System and make some noise when it arrives ?
Thanks for any info you can give me.
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 07:08:49 PM »

Hey Slyder, welcome!
You'll need a sound generator of some kind-
Drum module, Keyboard, or computer with drumming software.
The Zendrum is a controller with no sounds inside.
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 04:08:33 AM »

Thank you David. Like many others here I have had it with the lugging and setting up etc. After 40 years of gigging my poor body has had it.
I will continue to do some research here and try to find information on a sound generator that will get me started.
Suggestions are welcome 😎
Talk soon,
Slyder
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 05:52:43 AM »

My favorite to learn on is the DM5 Alesis.
Very simple and straightforward, 500 sounds inside.
You should be able to find one used on eBay for +/- $250.
I can talk you through the set up even without a manual.
In fact, it's simplicity is what we based the Zendrum OS on back in 1994.
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 06:55:03 AM »

Thanks for the info on the DM5 - I will see what is out there.
In my case - the simpler the better for now.
Getting really excited about this 😀
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 05:18:40 PM »

I missed out on a DM 5 on EBay yesterday 😁 I have a line on a Alesis SR 16 --- Would that work as well ?
There are some  DM 5 rack mounts on EBay - your thoughts ?
Sorry to be a pest 👶
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 05:56:28 PM »

DM5 rack mount should actually be the same thing.
Check the photos carefully.
SR-16 is very limited by comparison.
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Re: Right out of the box ?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 06:00:18 PM »

Thanks for the help Dave.
Back to ebay !!👀
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