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Offline Jeff Lewallen

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First Live gig using my Roland Set
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:26 PM »
I have had my Roland set for quite a while and have only used it for practice and rehearsal in the past but was asked to do an acoustic gig recently and I thought I would try out the Roland's for that since it was a small space and I knew I could be in command with a volume knob....here is a video of one of the songs from that day...

 ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUCdtQnxOY#
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Offline Rusty Beckett

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Re: First Live gig using my Roland Set
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 09:32 AM »
That sounded good.  What were you using for speakers and amp, the PA? 

I have a Yamaha DTXpress III, which got used once at the request of the band I was backing.  I was run through their PA and the sound was not pleasing to me.  the cymbals didn't have any sustain and the bass drum was a lifeless thud no matter what settings I tried.  I figured it was the sound system since it usually sounds OK through headphones.
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Offline Jeff Lewallen

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Re: First Live gig using my Roland Set
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 12:00 PM »
Thanks Rusty! I had the Roland set plugged directly into a channel on the PA which is a small Yamaha Stage Pass 500 (a great little PA in my opinion). My kit has the Roland TD-6V module and came with 99 pre-programmed kits. I took one of them and made a custom kit and tweaked a few things to get it exactly like I wanted it. One thing I did notice from this recording was that I had the Rim click on the snare programmed a little too hot so I will have to dial that back a little bit....
I actually never planned on using them to gig with but after trying it out, I think for smaller locations and acoustic type gigs I will definitely use the set again...
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