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Old 03-05-2011, 03:53 PM
bog_72 bog_72 is offline
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Default cymbal compatibility ...will game cymbals work?

Getting a practice kit for the apartment.Decided on the alesis usb studio kit.Its all midi so you can program the sounds you want into it and run it straight to your recording software that also has all the midi sounds, so its a good fit.So was wondering instead of spending alot of extra dough on expansion cymbals,couldnt I just use game cymbals?
I see that ion makes these little kits for the rock band games.They also say you can add the alesis dm5 module and youre good to go.So wouldnt you think this would make their cymbals compatible with all alesis modules?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:01 AM
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Default Re: cymbal compatibility ...will game cymbals work?

I have a Roland set and it had an extra crash so I used an old cheap cymbal from a beginners set i had and it worked it has a 1/4" jack..problem is its one zone bow only..needless to say I ordered a CY-8 used for $49 and now got the the full zones with choking capability.. but it did work...if that helps
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:10 AM
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I have a Roland set and it had an extra crash so I used an old cheap cymbal from a beginners set i had and it worked it has a 1/4" jack..problem is its one zone bow only..needless to say I ordered a CY-8 used for $49 and now got the the full zones with choking capability.. but it did work...if that helps

Cool thanks for the info

The set comes with your basic hi hat crash and ride configuration,so would like to add something to use as a second crash or splash or china so im not gimped by the set.Seen the three piece game cymbals for 100 bucks but yea im pretty sure theyre one zone.since I really just want the one,ill just go for the one made for the kit to at least keep the pad noise even.

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: cymbal compatibility ...will game cymbals work?

Funny you should mention this, I have just bought an SPD-S, and I happen to have that Ion Rockdrummer kit lying around from my rock band days... I was hoping to got it would work, and it did! I have only tried with the pads, but the cymbals should work too as they share they same lead. The foot pedal works for an effects pedal that you can assign control functions to. So I am assuming if it is compatible enough to work with a Roland product, then it should work fine with an Alesis model as it is designed to work with Alesis.
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