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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:59 am

Or, I could saw the pads off of them and mount them on a surface of tasteful grey leather:

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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby christianrock » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:03 pm

That actually looks good.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:02 pm

At least the pads are laid out in some fashion suitable for human use. The layout on the original box is dumb. It's as if, instead of asking a drummer where the pads should go, they hired a kitchen appliance designer.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby christianrock » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:08 pm

So, there's a padKontrol out there on Craigslist for 85 bucks. Worth it to program drums on my Fusion? Anyone here had one?
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:43 pm

Did Metro have one? I haven't tried it, but from what I've read on other forums, the pads are more sensitive than Akai's. The XY pad might be usefull, too. If you don't like it, and it's in good nick, you might break even (or better) if you sold it on ebay. Completed auctions sold for $70 ~ $80 and up. Maybe the cl guy would take less?
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby christianrock » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:04 pm

Hmmmm let's see :)
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:13 pm

There's a used one at the Guitar Center in Atlanta for $99 RIGHT NOW!!!!

I like buying used stuff from them because of the no questions/no hassle return policy.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:08 am

I'm guessing you didn't buy it...

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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:52 am

Since the Nanopad Too™ is out, the original models are being discounted. I have requested someone inside of the internet to provide me a new one for a certain reasonable remunerative consideration.

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If I like the way the pads perform, then I might just get three more and a powered usb hub...

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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:31 am

What does one even do with such a cornucopia of pads and touch-thingies?
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:33 am

This:

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No, really, did you watch any of those vids in this thread?

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2823932-Writing-w-drum-machines-pads&s=d61c3895ff86ebf68470449ed3edd358

And I'm not sure I'd use the X-Y things, either.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby MetroSonus » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:07 pm

I have an LPD8 which I like a lot, but I want to get BPM and a pad kontrol..
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:58 pm

I watched that demo of Maschine from that dude what does that exemplar finger drumming stuff, and I've got GAS. I have no illusions that I can play it like that, but the SOUNDS were great! If there had been no video, I wouldn't have known it wasn't a live drum. If it's easy to make grooves with, then that's just icing on the cake.

GAAAAAAAAS.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:27 am

MetroSonus wrote:I want to get a pad kontrol..
Saturday I called the two Indpls GCs asking about their used inventory. The Greenwood location (listed below) has a 'new' Padkontrol on clearance for $119. I think they said it was a demo, with a small chip on the case and no box. I would have probably bought it but I couldn't make it before closing time. Now I won't have a chance to get there until who knows when. Call them & have them ship it. They give 30 days full refund.


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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:48 am

ElectricPuppy wrote:I have no illusions that I can play it like that, but the SOUNDS were great! If there had been no video, I wouldn't have known it wasn't a live drum. If it's easy to make grooves with, then that's just icing on the cake.

GAAAAAAAAS.
At the end of that vid, he credits Toontrack (probably Superior). Maybe I'm easily impressed, but SONAR Session Drummer is more than I'll ever need.

Here he is again playing the Toontrack sounds on a lowly Nanopad.

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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:44 am

:grin: So I got my nanopad today...

:mad: But I only had time to unbox it...

:grin: But apparently it includes a full copy of Toontrack EZDrummer Lite software.

:mad: I have nothing else to bitch about, but I don't want to unbalance the force with more :grins: than :mads:
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:47 am

Hola ship, where does the time go? It's been almost a month since I put that doodad on the shelf!
Of course, I got the A80 and this other thing since then...

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I was all excited to plug it in to my

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Imagine my sheepish chagrinity when the realization quickly sunk in:
The hi hat input was built only for a simple switch pedal, not a variable positional pedal. :feecepalm:
However I should still be able to use it in my daw with some Jack-leggery. I'll just plug it into a keyboardkontroller's
exp pedal input & call it CC#4.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:16 am

SONAR Session Dummer doesn't support continuous hi hat pedal control. :mad:

So I got this on sale @ Sweetwater for $29.

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(That is, if I pay extra for that expansion pack, which I probably won't.)
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby christianrock » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:58 pm

Nice. But what pads do you use to play them? :madz:

:lol: the Yammies I suppose.
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Re: Trigger pad drumming.

Postby Plink Floyd » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:52 pm

The Yammy pads are quite good, for the money. They just happen to be in a goofy looking box. :facepalm:

If I ever get some serious tinker time, though, I'll whip up some multi piezo finger trigger array thingy. I was going to use http://www.megadrum.info/, but, because of some asswipes on ebay who were building and selling them without the creator's permission, he's now charging for the firmware. So now I'm thinking http://microdrum.altervista.org/blog/info/ might be the way to go.

It's not a top priority with me, obviously, but I couldn't pass up that Toontrack deal. :grin:
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