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Old 08-02-2011, 07:56 PM
DJgrind DJgrind is offline
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Default Bass Drum Trigger Problem

Ok, so I have a Ddrum pro acoustic bass drum trigger hooked onto my bass drum. I'm running it through an Alesis DM5 module. I've noticed whenever I try to do single stroke rolls with my double pedals the single stroke roll gets cut out at high speeds, even at 190bpm (It's not completely cut out but it's not a clean stroke even though I'm playing it clean). But when I hit the head with each pedal separately at the same speed, it picks that up fine.


If anyone is familiar with the DM5 module, I have the following set up:
Gain: 50
VCrV:3
Xtalk:60
Dec:20

I'm not too familiar with how to use the settings to my advantage so any advice would help!
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

No one has any suggestions at all huh?
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

How dampened is the bass drum?

To do triggering at higher speeds, it often needs a head with absolutely no 'give'. Otherwise you end up with mis-triggering or one beater cancelling the other out. It's worth trying serious muffling on your bass drum. That should work.

Seeing as you're using triggers, the actual bass drum sound doesn't really matter.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

Well I threw a ton of blankets into my bass drum to muffle it, and the head it decently tight..

When you say it must have "no give", do you mean I should tighten the drum head until it's super tight? Or muffle the drum even more?

Thanks for the response!
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
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Either should do it. Hopefully it should make some difference.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

Alright, I'll try it out. Thanks again!
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

If you are playing metal with fast double bass,
put on Gain about 75-80, and Noise up to 80, then you will get constant kick sounds. It's impossible to play with 50 gain the way you want.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Trigger Problem

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If you are playing metal with fast double bass,
put on Gain about 75-80, and Noise up to 80, then you will get constant kick sounds. It's impossible to play with 50 gain the way you want.
I disagree, I have my gain set around 40 and my noise set around 10 and I have almost perfect triggering. The kicks trigger very well and consistantly. Ive had issues with my snare triggering my kicks and this pretty much resolved that issue.
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