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Classifieds / FS TD-30K new in boxes
« Last post by Gerald Harbour on April 08, 2014, 11:24 PM »
Hey all my E Drumming buddy's my name is geegee. I have up for sale a Roland TD-30k drum kit brand new in the box. theres 2 boxes one for the stand and one for the drums, cymbals and brain im asking 4,475.00 im upgrading to the td-30kv and need to sell this one. NO SCAMS here. please be serious. you pay i ship. Paypal or Venmo only. if interested inbox me. 
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**Goodness! - long time since I posted here.  :)

Hoping Chris Whitten will chime in here.   8)

Due to a recent connection, I now own Superior Drummer and the Music City expansion pack. I've owned EZ Drummer and a couple of upgrade packs (Nashville and Twisted) for some time now and have used that solution a small amount so I have a basic understanding and experience of using Toontrack products.
However I've been triggering with my Roland SPD-S or a keyboard so I haven't been able to take advantage of the more organic ways of cutting tracks using Toontrack and a DAW.

The original demo that hooked me to buy EZ Drummer was Nir Z playing a Roland V-Drum kit trigger. Not sure which model.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roLX4ZW2Ldk

The question I have is what is the most reasonable, usable, cost effective e-drum solution that will work seamlessly with SD 2.X.
FWIW, I just can't see getting a TD-20 or TD-30 because of the price tag, making it a long time for a ROI on the purchase. I also would not be using the sounds at all. This is mainly a recording solution.

So the question is: What can I get away with that would take advantage of all of SD 2.X's features that won't kill me?
Again, I won't be using any of the Roland brain sounds (audio) in this solution. Just triggering the VI drums.

I've poked around and lurked here and there on other forums and what seems to come up as necessary for getting the most out of the software is position sensing technology, pad and brain, and the way the hi hat controller responds and is mapped.

So this includes the choice of TD brain (Yamaha?) and what controllers are used, especially the hi hat. Also wanting to make sure to watch out for any latency issues.

The following assumes buying used in the L.A. area or on eBay.
My plan would be to buy the lowest priced brain solution that made sense then getting the right Pad/Cymbal/Hi hat triggers to match up with that to trigger Superior Drummer.

So I'm all ears especially from Chris since he's been intimately involved with the Toontrack products. That doesn't mean I don't want to hear from anyone else. If you have experience in this area and did NOT have to go the TD-20/30 route, I'd love to hear.

Thanks folks!

Jim
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I made notes to myself all the time for different bands. But in the end, I always wanted to do what the musician intended. That requires communication and knowing how to play simple and not clutter the music. The hardest thing for many drummers is knowing where not to play. Thanks Chris, I like the way you think.  8)
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Wow, this is great stuff, from a pro who has SO much to offer. Thanks for posting this!
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General Board / Album is released TODAY
« Last post by Scott Patterson on April 01, 2014, 08:26 AM »
Dissolution - Natural Selection is out TODAY. no this isn't an April fools joke

Heres a preview of one of the songs

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You can grab it here

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dissolution

or Amazon if you prefer

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JCQW1OQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00JCQW1OQ&linkCode=as2&tag=drummercafe-20
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General Board / How to record VST midi to multiple wave files
« Last post by Scott Patterson on March 30, 2014, 11:12 AM »
I keep seeing people asking this on line. And there is no easy tutorial on it so I made one.. It is an easy process and takes about 3 steps. I like to turn my midi drums in to WAV files after I'm done editing in the program to take some of the load off of my cpu or to send them to get mixed for my band by a pro. this is the easiest way i have found


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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Interview with Chris Whitten
« Last post by JeepnDrummer on March 29, 2014, 07:28 PM »
Enjoyed the interview.  Thanks!
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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Interview with Chris Whitten
« Last post by Todd Norris on March 28, 2014, 09:15 PM »
Great interview!  It was nice to hear Chris' experiences with Paul.  He didn't elaborate too much about it on here on the Café to my recollection. 
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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Interview with Chris Whitten
« Last post by Bart Elliott on March 28, 2014, 09:20 AM »
Chris Whitten has been a Drummer Cafe community forum member since 2003.

In this revealing two part interview, Chris Whitten recounts his early days and experiences playing with Paul McCartney during the sessions and subsequent 'Flowers In The Dirt" world tour. Gain a fascinating insight into getting a start in the studio, life on the road, playing with The Beatles and a life spent drumming.

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I've been wondering what Chris has been up to.  And now I know.  I enjoyed watching these and hope more will be forthcoming.
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