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Old 11-12-2009, 07:17 PM
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Default Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

I've never used triggers before, but I was given a Korg M1 and can it be used as a control for triggers? I know almost next to nothing about electronic drums.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

You may be able to trigger using a jack/xlr input and running some software such as superior/BFD, but I'm not sure how easy or possible it would be for you to map it with the software, I've never tried running a trigger through a midi keyboard before.

If you really care about triggers then this is something 'cheap' and easy you could use instead with software.. http://www.alesis.com/triggerio

Or alternatively a dm5 if you want stand alone hardware to trigger a kick or snare.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:20 AM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

Yes it probably could, but you'd need to re-assign everything. That's probably a real pain in the proverbial.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

Not really.

Drum triggers themselves do not put out midi. You would need a drum module to convert the triggers to midi, and then you could trigger the sounds inside the M1.

However, if you bought a drum module, most trigger ot midi modules have sounds in them, and then you wouldn't need to hook it into the M1.

Although I just noticed the alesis product in the previous post, and that would do the job.

Although if you really want to get into triggering, you might still be better off saving up for complete drum module with sounds in it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:05 AM
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I've never used triggers before, but I was given a Korg M1 and can it be used as a control for triggers? I know almost next to nothing about electronic drums.
Well,

Yes, you can do this if only to prove a point. But that doesn't mean that it is worth doing. You will still have to have triggers, cables, and sound source (which is MIDI compatible) a midi cable run from the sound source to the Korg M1. But really, the sounds on most sound sources are going to be more than ample than the Korg.

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:07 AM
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You may be able to trigger using a jack/xlr input and running some software such as superior/BFD, but I'm not sure how easy or possible it would be for you to map it with the software, I've never tried running a trigger through a midi keyboard before.

If you really care about triggers then this is something 'cheap' and easy you could use instead with software.. http://www.alesis.com/triggerio

Or alternatively a dm5 if you want stand alone hardware to trigger a kick or snare.
I'd like to see the specs on the Triggerio.


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Old 11-16-2009, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

Woops.. seems my original link went to another website.
http://www.alesis.com/triggerio

You can find some info under specs/key info. Its pretty standard for use with computer software, many people on the vdrums forum use it for example.
If you want to play with software/trigger unit then I would recommend running the samples from an external hard drive, a 10000 RPM raptor would be good.

There are other more expensive stand-alone options, such as http://www.museresearch.com/products.php
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

I guess what I was asking was would the M1 work as the drum module. I guess it will but the concensus is that it's not a practical way to go about triggering the drums. Already having the keyboard my thoughts were that with it I might have an less expensive way to play around with triggering to get an idea of what it's all about. I guess not since it would be more trouble then it's worth, and I'd probably be better of trading the keyboard in at GC for a dedicated drum module.

Thanks for the information everyone.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: Midi\Synth Keyboard.and trigger question?

Well if you have a module than you can use the M1 as midikeyboard to control the sounds in de drummodule.

If it has a MIDI In than you can youse a product like the Alesis Trigger I/o (or second hand drum module with midi out) to trigger the sounds that are in the M1.

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Its onboard MIDI sequencer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_M1
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