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Old 07-26-2017, 10:37 AM
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Default Triggering Backing tracks for dummies please

Hi chaps
Hope someone can give me some clear advise here...
I play in a covers band 3/4 times a week pubs/small clubs and weddings.
I'd like to trigger some samples to add a little something to the sound.

We are a 4 piece drums bass and 2 guitars
The track that got me thinking is Bowies "ashes to ashes" so lets use that as an example.
How could I hit something to play the Signature "bing boing" keyboard part and stop it for the choruses.
It needs to be something that can be adjusted quickly for the next track as we dont want to much dead air.
any help appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Triggering Backing tracks for dummies please

Get a Yamaha DTX multi 12.

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musi..._12/index.html
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Triggering Backing tracks for dummies please

I've look at those...would that be over kill?
I wouldn't use all the percussion sounds built in.
Could a Roland Tm2 do the same job but with less fuss?
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Triggering Backing tracks for dummies please

TM2 is a great piece of equipment... I don't use it for triggering tracks, but for samples, absolutely.

One thing to check with the TM2 Is what the maximum sample size it can support is... if you are trying to trigger 'parts' instead of 'samples', you need to make sure it can play a 30 second (for example) sample. The user manual should help you here. Other than that, it's an awesome piece of gear, small, cheap, reliable, battery/wall-powered and has all of the awesome Roland triggering features.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Triggering Backing tracks for dummies please

Thanks for the reply
How is the Tm-2's user friendliness with stuff like flicking though the menu in the middle of a gig to get to the relevant settings?
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It's good, and consistent with Roland gear. For what you want to do, you can just make a separate 'kit' for each song. Big +/- buttons at your disposal to switch kits (or songs).
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