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#1 Nyxyxylyth

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:45 PM

OMG I played these at Guitar Center today and I wanted them SO BAD...

http://gen-16.com/Vi...#/v/5flkor318Mw

But no MIDI yet! Useless for RB3!

Still, there is hope...

regarding MIDI triggering: no, it will definitely not be in stores this June. We're probably looking at NAMM 2014 announcement and Q2 2014 shipment. I can't go into any detail about the exact form the product(s) will take

I'd drop $700 in a heartbeat if I could use them for RB3. I can build whatever MIDI translation is needed.

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 08:22 AM

These sure look perty. I'll probaby want to to get these as well in the future.

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 01:57 PM

I'd drop $700 in a heartbeat

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#4 MFX

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 06:59 PM

And to think, I considered my $150 breakbeat ride to be an "extravagant" purchase! :P

#5 Sid Kafizz

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 05:13 AM

And to think, I considered my $150 breakbeat ride to be an "extravagant" purchase! :P


I have no fewer than 4 cymbal triggers on my dedicated RB kit that cost me $300 or better. Each. Used. $700 is a lot, but it ain't out of the question!

#6 MFX

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I have no fewer than 4 cymbal triggers on my dedicated RB kit that cost me $300 or better. Each. Used. $700 is a lot, but it ain't out of the question!

Oh, I don't doubt the prices can get up there and that people are willing to pay! Just saying it's a bit rich for my tastes: I like cheap instruments! My brother has a $5000+ guitar, but my favorite axe cost me only $119 in a remainder sale. :D

I just commented to a friend the other day that my (acoustic) kit is mostly built from used pieces that just happened my way, sort of a "I didn't know I wanted that particular sound, but it works for me" thing.

Mind, if any Zildjian reps are reading: feel free to send me a set of GEN16's to try to change my mind! ;)

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 02:56 PM

I just commented to a friend the other day that my (acoustic) kit is mostly built from used pieces that just happened my way, sort of a "I didn't know I wanted that particular sound, but it works for me" thing.


It has to be said that MIDI sets are different, in the sense that it's not necessarily about sound but about use. Even for a non-drummer with an ekit like me, quality cymbals and bass pedal are important.

#8 MFX

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Oh, I get that, particularly because crosstalk and double-triggering can ruin your day. (or at least your combo!)

My current RB input, since the office space doesn't have room for a bigger kit: http://www.amazon.co... ... B000OUUG78 So I still "jam econo" in the electronic department. ;)

It has the opposite problem, though: if you hit one pad really hard and one really soft, both within a very precise time window, it will assume that the softer hit was crosstalk and filter it out. A bit too hyper-vigilant! Can't get lazy with your dynamics, then: gotta try to hit them at reasonably the same velocity range.

And just for fun, here's some monkey improv solo!

#9 Farottone

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 03:53 PM

And just for fun, here's some monkey improv solo!


Wait just a minute... it's clear that the stuffed monkey is not really playing, the foot doesn't even touch the pedal! I am disappoint.




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