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FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: drumKat Hybrid connections with FTB
« Last post by MarioKAT on June 03, 2020, 08:51:47 AM »
Hi
YES.  We have ordered special cables so that one wire connects the HybriKIT or jamKAT to the FTB, and then on the back, one cable from the FTB with a break out cable can connect to any drum module with trigger ins.

The HybriKIT / jamKAT can also connect directly to the DITI... with this it becomes the new generation drumKAT with of course MIDI out and tons of power and potential
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FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / drumKat Hybrid connections with FTB
« Last post by Vkat on June 02, 2020, 06:51:01 PM »
I haven't been here in quite a while, so was looking at all the new impressive AM products.
The "drumKat Hybrid" appears to be the newest version of drumKat, but lacking any electronics.

I have a few questions about how you can connect the dKat Hybrid to an FTB box.

1) Can this be done?
DrumKat Hybrid--> [HD15--cable--HD15] --> FTB --> HD15 to 6 stereo 1/4 male plugs BREAKOUT CABLE --> INPUTS of drum module/TMI

2) Same as above, but how about just using the 1/4" OUTPUT jacks of the FTB itself, instead of the special HD15 to 6 stereo male plug BREAKOUT CABLE ?
In other words:
DrumKat Hybrid -->[HD15--cable--HD15]--> FTB --> FTB's 1/4" OUTPUT jacks--> patch cords--> INPUTS of drum module/TMI ?

Thanks
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MalletKAT / Re: DAW recommendations WindowsPC & VibKat ??
« Last post by Stephenconmor on May 13, 2020, 06:17:27 PM »
Thanks for the advice, Tim. I?ll give ?Cakewalk Sonar is now Cakewalk by BandLab = FREE?
a try. 

To answer your questions, I was using ?pro tools first? which is the free but with limitations version.  Thanks for the $$$ info!

My frustration was a combination of my DAW & midi inexperience And the steep learning curve.  It took me quite a while to get it to record my Vibekat, then the playback: just noise with the app freezing...Ctrl Alt Delete!   But never mind that.  Will download Cakewalk soon!
Thanks,
Steve
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MalletKAT / Re: DAW recommendations WindowsPC & VibKat ??
« Last post by gmbydmit on May 13, 2020, 09:04:49 AM »
What?s the frustrating part?

I have heard (though cannot say for sure) that there is a slightly steep learning curve that comes with Pro Tools...and I think that rumor along with the fact that it?s expensive has been why I stayed away from it...

Is PRo Tools really free?

I found this:
Pro Tools software monthly subscription (one-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $29.99/month
Pro Tools software annual upgrade plan (12 months of updates and support) starts at $199
Pro Tools software annual subscription (12-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $299
Perpetual licenses for Pro Tools software (includes 12 months of updates and support) start at $899
If we're reading this right, it looks like you can have Pro Tools for $29.99 a month (though you'll lose access if you stop paying), pay $299 (which actually means $24.92 per month) and get it for a year (though, again, you'll lose access if you don't continue to pay after that), or buy it outright with a year's worth of support for $899 (you'll then have to renew at $199 per year if you want continued support).

My experience has been mostly with Sonar & Ableton.

Cakewalk Sonar is now Cakewalk by BandLab = FREE

Ableton Live (my recommendation) has:
Live 10 Intro = $69

Reaper (I have used also) is also a viable option = $60

Again, what are frustrated with specifically?...and we?ll see if we can help  :)

Tim
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MalletKAT / DAW recommendations WindowsPC & VibKat ??
« Last post by Stephenconmor on May 12, 2020, 10:38:13 PM »
Hi all.  I?m trying to get my Vibekat to work with a DAW on my PC.   Frustrated!   I downloaded ProTools First (Free) & got a midi to usb cable.  Will this SW even work with VK / MK? Would a different DAW be better?   Basically I want to play the VK and have the midi data recorded, and then play it back.  Thanks!  Steve
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FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / Re: 10" HybriPad Bounces off the Drum
« Last post by gmbydmit2 on May 10, 2020, 07:06:37 PM »
I am sorry for the delay in the reply....

I WOULD NOT ALTER the pad itself.
BUT, I would suggest small tiny pieces of velcro between the rim and the edge of the pad....

Also....Are you a hard hitting drummer?
if so, loosen the acoustic head under the pad to reduce the bounce....??

Tim
 :)
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FTB and FSR Trigger Pads / 10" HybriPad Bounces off the Drum
« Last post by 510man on April 27, 2020, 01:17:31 AM »
Anybody have a fix for the 10" HybriPad bouncing off the drum? This is only an issue with the 10". I believe it's a weight issue. I setup the toms with a minimal to moderate tilt so the angle shouldn't be a problem. The 12", 13" 14" and 16" do not do this.

Wondering if I can remove the rubber backing and add a thin metal disk to give it more weight? Or perhaps a 1/2" ring around the outer edge so the center flies over the acoustic drum head? There would be less bounce out near the bearing edge. Open to any ideas.
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Hi...EXS is another type of soundfont like format which Logic and MainStage on MacOS can create. It?s got a binary .exs file and then a folder for the samples. Auria Pro and AudioLayer are apps that use EXS. Unlike SFZ you can?t just use a text editor for an EXS file to change the location of your samples or to adjust parameters.

medical pcb
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sorry, no reponse yet!
If you have found an answer or links elsewhere....please share...
 :)
Tim
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Does anyone know how to load and set up the sound font percussion instruments into the Sound Font Pro app for the ipad? I want to use, at least, a vibraphone. I can copy and load the .sf2 file, but when I test and play it, all of the notes are rearranged and out of order.
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