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Old 09-19-2010, 12:28 AM
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hey guys
i'm looking to expand my playing options with some electronic gear. i don't really know what's on the market and what will meet my needs.

i'm looking for a module which:
- i can connect pedals and pads to (and a wavedrum if possible)
- has lots of good quality samples loaded on
- has (live) looping abilities incl. recording from mic.
- it is possible to load my own samples onto

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Old 09-19-2010, 05:06 PM
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hey guys
i'm looking to expand my playing options with some electronic gear. i don't really know what's on the market and what will meet my needs.

i'm looking for a module which:
- i can connect pedals and pads to (and a wavedrum if possible)
- has lots of good quality samples loaded on
- has (live) looping abilities incl. recording from mic.
- it is possible to load my own samples onto

thanks for the help!
Yamaha DTXtreme III/DTX900 series of modules should meet your requirements...I'm pretty sure they are the only module that you can load your own samples to...I'd recommend reading thru the manual first and then trying to find one that you can test drive (so to speak)...here's the manuals...
note: the DTX900 is the newer series, but you can update (w/ free firmware) the DTXtreme III...

DTXtreme III
http://www.dtxperience.com/documents...ers_Manual.pdf
http://www.dtxperience.com/documents..._Data_List.pdf
DTX900
http://www.dtxperience.com/documents...s%20Manual.pdf
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:45 PM
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i'm looking for a module which:
Check into the Roland SPD-S. It has onboard sounds (which you can modify). And it's a sampler too. It has 9 built on triggers. 6 pad and 3 edge.
I picked mine up "used", for around $350.
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i can connect pedals and pads to (and a wavedrum if possible)
You an hook up a kick trigger (I use a Roland KD-7) to SPD-S. Also, you can hook up an "expression" pedal, if you want a "digital" hi-hat.
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- (and a wavedrum if possible)
The Korg is basically a "stand alone" instrument. No MIDI on that.
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- has lots of good quality samples loaded on
"Good quality" samples, highly subjective territory there. I've modified the factory samples "heavily", so they don't sound factory. The key is loading "your own" samples.
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- has (live) looping abilities
I have 2 loop stations. An Electro-Harmonix 16 Sec. and a DigiTech Jamman. You might wanna also look at the Boss RC20XL or RC 50. My loop stations cost me $350 and $300, respectively.
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- recording from mic.
This is where you're probably gonna want to get a mixer, of some type. Then you can run your sampler, your Wave drum, and your mic. signals (and control them) all into a loop station.
Check this cat out ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxgdc...eature=related
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:26 AM
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thanks for your replies!
so there isn't any one piece of equipment that can do everything.
well if i have to go with a module-mixer-loop station combo, then it looks like i'll do with a very basic module. just that it can have samples loaded on to it and can have pedals connected to it (no need for kick pedal, just two hi-hat pedals. not even hi-hat functionality, just that i can assign different sounds to them.).
any ideas ?
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:58 AM
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....pedals connected to it (no need for kick pedal, just two hi-hat pedals. not even hi-hat functionality, just that i can assign different sounds to them.).
any ideas ?
a kick pedal, with a trigger, is the "standard" way of using your foot/feet to trigger a sound. The module won't know (or care) if the trigger is on a pedal, or a pad. To the module, a trigger is a trigger.
There is no "basic" module with on board sampling, that I know of. The Yamaha DTXtreme III/DTX900 is a $2.5K to $4K expenditure. Not exactly "basic", in my vocabulary.
Older Roland and Yamaha modules can be had, for $250-$500. If you want, you could hook up 10 kick triggers, the module wouldn't care. But sampling won't be part of that equation. If you must have 2 foot triggers, both of which trigger samples, 2 Roland SPD-S's are still gonna be cheaper than the Yamaha DTXtreme III/DTX900 route. Plus, you'll have 18 surface triggers, in an area the size of 2 lap tops.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:32 PM
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I agree. Roland SPD-S has all of the capabilities you're looking for. A single SPD-S has 9 isolated trigger pads and you can hook up 2 separate triggers (pads or acoustic triggers) I run an acoustic Kick trigger and a Kick trigger Pad into mine. There's also an input for a hi hat pedal for hi hat control (open, closed, chick). Not sure how many triggers you want to hook up but the SPD-S has been all I needed. You can also set different patches so with the push of a button, you have a completely different setup.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:15 PM
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Alright, THANKS for the info!
hopefully i'll post up a video once i have it all set up ;]
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