So I've been using a Yamaha DTXplorer for the past 8 years when playing drums on Rockband 3 on my PS3. I've got the midi adapter thingy and I haven't had a single problem. Nonetheless, the kit itself is starting to show its age, so I'm thinking of upgrading to a more advanced kit --- the Yamaha DTX582K --- and I want to make sure I can still play Rockband 3 with it. I've noticed, however, that the specs for the new kit don't feature a midi out, so I'm thinking my midi adapter is of no use to me anymore.
So here's my question: is the DTX582K compatible with RB3 on the PS3?
I just don't want to drop a lot of money on a new drum kit, only to find out that I can't actually use it to play RB3 anymore.
Thanks in advance,
I've been playing alesis e-drum on Rock band without midi output. I plugged USB-B cable into computer, run some software (don't remember name, can find it for you if you want) and usb-midi cable into midi adapter. And i can't say there were no problems with input delay. I had to calibrate rb for drums because it's an rhytm instrument and then, i had guitars and vocals slightly delayed. Wasn't unplayable but had to centre the calibration so that drums are just a tiny bit off and the rest of instruments doesn't have like a second delay. Maybe there are some ways to configure software from which e-drum is passed on computer but i never managed to do it so everything is the same lag.
Now i'm playing on Roland Td-25Kv set with midi output and it just kick ass, 0 input lag with other instruments and everything just plays for itsels. It's so great to play rb and hearing your drum sound so good.
So i just recommend buying set with midi output if you want to play with full band without tearing out your hair to configure it to be playable for everyone. I know it's not cheap, but from my short experience it's only good way to have everything right.
I still can't use my eDrums with RB3 (because I haven't found a PS3 MPA that doesn't cost a fortune) but I already know that playing open hihat properly in RB3 would be my ultimate dream
I have read that one difficulty is that is requires to be unnaturally precise with the foot. When you say you set Splash to 0, do you mean you are practically turning off the event of pressing the hihat pedal itself?
Playing open/close hihat is great but most songs are charted to have open HH as blue, which is ride. I just hate it when songs are charted with yellow/blue played one after another (like in Manuel - Gas Gas Gas, it's just impossible to play on edrum) and i have to act like a metronome because hihat and ride are on opposite side of drums. Also, i had to get used to the thing that i have green cymbals in the middle and blue on my right so inverted as on screen, but that's the small problem compared to yellow/blue played one after another.