I have recently purchased a set of Roland TD12's for my home recording studio. I am a newbie to electric drums and am not a techie wizard. Is there a website or any on line resorces available to help me with this kit. The manual doesn't seem to be the "TD12 for dummies" manual I need. My last resort will be to call Roland. (They usually hate to talk to the technically challanged).I am playing the kit and am able to go through some basic functions but have alot of questions about getting this kit record ready.
Please respond if you can help.
I've worked with my drummer's TD-20. What seems to be the issue? Are you hooking it up with preset 00 on our system?
Thanks for your reply. My first issue with the kit is getting the hihat adjusted properly. On most factory kits,I can't get a tight closed sound. I also am having trouble getting a good top and bottom hihat cymbol sound when I am riding the hihat and want to get a one beat partial open hihat note. The hihat sounds like it goes totally open, and you get mostly a open top cymbol sound.
With the TD-20 you're able to dig into each individual component and adjust a variety of items. I have not spent any time with the hi-hat settings but the menu structure was one where you could dig deeper and deeper into the settings.
We spent a bunch of time on the kick drum trying (and succedding) to get rid of a "click" sound that was in the model. Moving the virual mic inside the modeled drum helped a lot.
I'd look for "mic placement" stuff and some of the hi-hat sensitivity settings like "choke" and see what you can find.
You probably know this by now.. but
www.vdrums.com is a great source for Roland info!
I tried out the TD-12 for a week...hated it, sent it back. Not that the TD-12 is not a great device, I just don't like electronic drums.
I also had trouble with the hat for a bit, but, just follow the setup directions exactly and it works. It might take a few trys.
When powering up the module, have the hat "top" loose. Go to the hat adjustment screen, and set the distance to where they show the arrow.
After a few times trying, I got it perfect. I had much more trouble with the ride cymbal and bell coordination. However, I had Hart pads, not roland. Could have been the problem.
The TD-12 is highly adjustable and takes time. Just read the manual, bit at a time and go thru everything. I particularly enjoyed the tom damping adjustments, it made major differences in the sounds.
I no longer have the drums, so I can't really answer anything specific. But good luck to you.
I do have the TD-12 module, with the Vexpression top 50 drummers sound file, I would never by another Roland Module without the sound file from Vexpressions. I don`t use the Roland pads either , I had a custom wood kit done for me by my friends at Pintech. I like how the kit sounds over the stock sounds from Roland. I still have my DW kit, but most gigs are just to small to use that kit [ DW ] without sound volume problems, I like to play loud!! Greg
I have an ION Drum Rocker Kit and I wonder if I bought the Roland TD-12 Module, would I be able to connect it with my Kit. The Roland inputs are 1/4 inch and compatible with ION Drum Kit. Does anyone know anything about this?
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