dagware;775245 said:One thing I'm considering is adding another crash to the left of my ride, right near my hi-hat. There's some songs where you have to go from crash to hi-hat really fast, and this would help. Of course, my brain could probably never handle this!Regarding hi-hats: Since my set is DIY, I just placed the hi-hat above and left of the snare, and a little higher. (Click the bottom link in my sig for a picture.) Do you (or anyone else) have any pictures of how most people set up their (real) hi-hats, so I can see if I need to reposition it? Thanks.Dan
mpkelley20;775947 said:David appears to be a pro so I would listen to him over me but it looks like we are in agreement!
dagware;775503 said:Thanks. So when you're playing, does your right arm actually cross over your left hand (or arm), or is your right arm further away from your body? In other words, if you lift your left had straight up, would it hit your right arm?And how much higher is your right arm than your left?
dagware;775969 said:David is a god.
davidshek;776029 said:Well, it's hard to put it into words...here, watch this (just did a YT search for "basic rock beat" to find this vid):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ_X25MtP6kBecause of my toms, my hi-hat is a little more to the left than that, so my arms are in slightly different positions than that guy, but that's pretty close. So no, if I lifted up my left hand, it would not hit my right arm, but my stick would.Notice how when his left stick comes up to hit the snare, the right stick actually goes up a little higher to give the left more room to rise.
Lol thanks, but I'm just a guy...who loves to play drums
dagware;776599 said:Have you never seen Ghost Busters? "When someone asks if you are a god, you say YES!"
davidshek;777036 said:There is no David, only Zuuuuuul! :cool:
RoganSarine;883262 said:Edit: Also, can anyone recommend me an e-drum set from this list?http://www.tomleemusic.ca/main/drums.cfm?list=1&id=226
davidshek;883365 said:Really it depends on your price range. Obviously from that list, the best kit is the Roland TD-20K, but it also comes with a $6000 price tag The Roland TD-3 is good too, but is around $1000.Avoid the Sonic SD-502...it's a step down from what the Ion kit is (the DD-505).And the Yamaha DTXplorer is actually pretty nice for the $700 cost.
RoganSarine;883834 said:Basically... my price point is around 700-1000... Kind of wanting to keep the price low, but still effective. I'm in school, so I don't want to make a large whole in my wallet.
jpiceman;884376 said:I have had the adapter for about a month now and it really is awesome. Basically all it really is, is a small white box, with a midi in adapter on 1 side and usb adapter on the other. The box translates the midi number from your e-kit to colors/controls that rockband picks up. So basically its just like using the stock kit as far as function. The cool thing with the adapter is that you can program any color to any note. I haven't touched the programming part at all as it comes ready to go as in:Red: SnareYellow: Hi-Hat, and Tom1Blue: Tom 2, and RideGreen: Tom 3 and CrashThere is even a mode button that you can push for songs like RttH (since the snare and hi-hat are switched on that song) And it switches the pads.The whole adapter is only about 3x3x3" It has all the buttons that a controller does, D-Pad, start, ps button, ect.....As to answer the other question about which e-kit to get. David is right of course it depends on your price range, but if your looking at $1000 then I would HIGHLY suggest the Roland TD-3. I was able to get mine at Sam Ashe for $940 Don't forget though the bass pedal doesn't come with the kit so expect to spend around another $50-$100 on a pedal. I got the Pearl P-900 which was I think $63, which is a newer version of the pedal thats used to make the omega pedal. (BTW a side note, I never new it was so easy to mod a real pedal to work with the stock kit, used this pedal till Seth's adapter came) Also you will need headphones too.All and all I spent about $1100 and I love my kit. Keep in mind though that it is a starter kit as far as Rolands go. If you want to spend another $300-$400 then you can go with the TD-6. I have had my kit about a month and I'm already looking into some upgrades for it, but thats my personal taste. I just like the Mesh better then the rubber, so to replace the 3 toms is about $150-$200 a peice. I haven't priced a new brain yet though. All and all I would suggest the TD-3 starting out. I would check if there is a Sam Ashe in your area as they really are first class all the way. Thats how I got the kit for $940 pretty much if you ask for a discount most likley you will get one, lol. Sorry for the long post, just trying to get everyones questions answered. Any other questions just let me know.
RoganSarine;883262 said:Hey Dag, when I get Seth's adapter I will make my own video, but I was wondering if you or someone could kind of make a video or something of how the heck to set the thing up? I know there are instructions that I asked Seth to send me (through an email if possible) because I erally don't get how this thing works and I kind of want to know before I invest in it.Iw as reading reviews on the ION set (the REAL e-set), and people were saying that it was very poorly made and generally did not last longer than a year and that the clamps were very weak (To position the crash and stuff). So, I'm kind of trying to get the real drum experience without paying for the ION controller brain.And, it also seems that for the ~$666-750 pricepoint that the ION goes for... I can get Seth's adapter and a better built drumset that is bundled with a module...Edit: Also, can anyone recommend me an e-drum set from this list?http://www.tomleemusic.ca/main/drums.cfm?list=1&id=226I am re-learning the drums, and kind of never used an e-set before so I don't know what to look for... Long & McQuade doesn't have a online catelogue... So if anyone could tell me what I should look for...
sethmeisterg;884651 said:Anyone else who has my adapter is welcomed to make a video, too, BTW .
RoganSarine;883262 said:Hey Dag, when I get Seth's adapter I will make my own video, but I was wondering if you or someone could kind of make a video or something of how the heck to set the thing up? I know there are instructions that I asked Seth to send me (through an email if possible) because I erally don't get how this thing works and I kind of want to know before I invest in it.
karmalord;888843 said:Before this thread the song was:" I still haven't found what I'm looking for". Now it seems I will be singing " Your Just What I Needed"! I have a Roland TD-10 and TD-6 married together only 5 feet from my PS3!
karmalord;888843 said:I have a Roland TD-10 and TD-6 married together only 5 feet from my PS3! ... I wont get my hopes too high,but as a drummer for over 30 years, this has to be the answer. Thank you!
Xero314-2;890302 said:Not to take away from Seths work, because honestly even though I chose not to purchase his adapter, yet, I like what he is doing, but there is a cheaper solution if you are at all technically inclined. Since you seem to have a number of broken RB Kits you can make them useful again with a little solder and Midi to Relay converter.I have not completed mine yet, but I did get the wiring done on the RB kit itself and if was simple, very simple. If you purchase the converter pre assembled (I did not and have will have put 2 or 3 hours into assembly by the time it is done) you can have the whole thing up and running in an hour or so.If you are not technically incline, then shoot Seth an email and get yourself one of his adapters, and thank him on behalf of the community for everything he's done.
mpkelley20;895379 said:If you hae an E-kit or are considering one to learn how to play real drums, this is the way to go rather than the Ion or other aftermarket kit. The adaptor basically let's you play a real E drums set on RB whereas the ION kit and Goodwood Mesh are designed for rock band primarily with the potential for add ons later. In my opinion, its worth getting a quality real kit that will last a long time and can be expanded was you get better.
davidshek;895396 said:Your entire post was full of win, mpkelley. Very good points all around. I would buy one of Seth's adapters in a heartbeat for my TD-20, except he hasn't figured out the whole Xbox 360 thing yet