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Old 03-31-2010, 09:39 AM
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I am having this problem with my V hat where im not getting good opening sounds. Its all choked sounding unless i lift my toe all the way off the pedal to do an open sound. The hat that i have is the hat that is one floating piece, i think thats the V-11. Could any of you help out with this?
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:27 PM
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what module are you using? (guessing roland td-x)
have you tried editing the settings for your hi-hat within the module?
what hi-hat stand are you using?

one real problem with module's is the cymbals, especially hi-hats and how they transfer between close/open (on/off).
you should be able to mask it though, i think.
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In my experience with V-drums, you just have to adapt the way you play to get the sounds you want. It's not going to have the same exact feel as bronze. With the nicer V-hats you can probably get 4 to 6 distinct sounds if you're really careful, whereas on real cymbals I can get upwards of a dozen sounds easy.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:50 PM
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In my experience with V-drums, you just have to adapt the way you play to get the sounds you want. It's not going to have the same exact feel as bronze. With the nicer V-hats you can probably get 4 to 6 distinct sounds if you're really careful, whereas on real cymbals I can get upwards of a dozen sounds easy.
yeah exactly, that is the real problem with modules and onboard sounds, there simply aren't enough samples. which is the same reason i use software instead of a module :-)

still, he should be able to get a somewhat nice sounding hi-hat with some proper masking/layering, it just depends which module he has (old/new).
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:18 PM
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what module are you using? (guessing roland td-x)
have you tried editing the settings for your hi-hat within the module?
what hi-hat stand are you using?

one real problem with module's is the cymbals, especially hi-hats and how they transfer between close/open (on/off).
you should be able to mask it though, i think.
Its a TD-12 and its the V 11 hats.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:41 AM
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ok man i'm literally at a party atm so i'll look on vdrums forum and link you some stuff later. alternatively try searching the vdrums forums because they have alot of people who are into that stuff there.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:53 AM
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ok man i'm literally at a party atm so i'll look on vdrums forum and link you some stuff later. alternatively try searching the vdrums forums because they have alot of people who are into that stuff there.
Thanks man! I look forward to hearing what you find out.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:12 PM
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ahh i totally forgot about this thread bro. i'll have a search and link back this afternoon. peace.
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I have exactly the same ekit as you drummingman.

I can get about 4-5 clearly different tones. I suspect it depends on your hihat pedal set-up. I read somewhere that you should increase the tension in the hihat and also go for a reasonably wide opening,

Just try some different settings to see if that helps. Also press down on the top of the VH11 to see if that alters the sound. If it does than the set-up needs some work.

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Old 04-10-2010, 02:19 AM
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I have a TD20 but a TD12 shouldn't be any different since it's the same hi-hat. there is a procedure to set up the hi-hat in the module settings that you did when you first got it. It adjusts the amount of weight the hi-hat is in the normal position. Just look in the manual.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:32 AM
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I have done the set up twice to see if that was it and it was not. I am still trying to make adjustments but its not helping.
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ahh i totally forgot about this thread bro. i'll have a search and link back this afternoon. peace.
Did you find those links?
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:40 AM
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Check your software version:

[SETUP] [F3 CONTROL] [F5 VERSION]

Apparently the latest version 1.1 has slightly better HiHat response than revision version 1.0. So if you have 1.0 you may want to update it.

Go to Roland US website and check-out the downloads.

Also, www.vdrums.com is a wonderful resource for electronic drum help.

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