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Old 01-16-2014, 07:40 AM
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Default Questions from a new electronic drummer

1. What are the best audacity settings for recording electronic drums? I have been trying to record with my new Roland TD-3, but the quality is terrible. I am using a 1/8 to 1/4 cable plugged into my laptop's mic jack.

2. I am looking to buy a sound system for those rare times when I can play at loud volumes. I was thinking about buying computer speakers instead of an amp. In particular, the Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System.


It has received many positive reviews regarding practical usage, but what about for electronic drums?
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:08 AM
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Re 2, with 6W/speaker and 18W for the subwoofer, you can barely call that loud. It won't cover the noise of hitting the pads and cymbals.
You really need something more serious. The smallest Roland e-drums amp might be what you need.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:47 PM
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The reason why your recordings aren't up to the mark is that the mic input on your laptop is probably getting distorted by the line level signal from the drum module. Invest in a decent recording interface, you'll get better results and years of use out of it.

As far as a drum monitor, I've heard good things about Simmons DA-200 (I think that's the model). Cheaper than Roland for sure, which I've heard bad things about with respect to the PM-03 range.
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