View Full Version : Drum pads + kick pad?
01-18-2006, 11:08 PM
hello everyone, pehaps one of you would know.
I want to get a midi drum controller, such as the trigger finger by m-audio.
But I would like to have a pedal pad.
basically, I'd like a simple drum trigger with a kick pad.
Any of you folks know a simple setup for this?
otherwise down the road Im either gonna have to get a real drumkit, or a middleweight electric set.
Given my current space limitations, the latter would be disasterous.
01-18-2006, 11:50 PM
i've looked into this, these are what i found:
Alternate Mode DrumKAT
the dk10 runs about $500, is strictly a controller, has 10 pads and it has external inputs for a hi-hat and kick...
you can spend anywhere from $80 to $200 on a hi-hat pedal and spend $40 or $70 on a kick-trigger (you need your own kick-pedal, though)
9 pads, runs about $500 as well, doubles as sampler and includes a bunch of Roland drum samples.
you can plug in certain kick and hi-hat triggers from Roland's V-Drums line-up.
7 pads, onboard sounds which are kinda crummy, includes a hi-hat and kick pedal which aren't great but work, and even includes a pair of drumsticks.
it can be found for less than $200.
EDIT: oh, the kick input is not velocity sensitive.
hope that helps, i can give more info if needed.
01-24-2006, 03:13 AM
i've always wondered if you could convert a midi CC signal (ie that of a sustain pedal) into an actual midi note. that way you could use your sustain pedal for a kick controller or something. it wouldn't be velocity sensitive, and the action would suck cocks, but if you already have a sustain pedal it's a start.
01-24-2006, 05:18 AM
Yeah I would assume so, mate of mine with a yamaha DTX explorer can slave the hi hat pedal to the kick for double kick action, horrible horrible feel to it of course ;)
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