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Dear Forum Members,

Hello every one. I am new to this forum and have very recently bought a brand new DTX M12 kit for mz drumming hobby.
Overall I am impressed with it except the following issue, where I need some help/advice from you all.


Kit Set-up:


DTX M12 connected to desktop computer's sound card through line-in port, using a guitar audio cable (2 pole / 6.3mm) & 2 pole 6.3 to 3 pole 3.5 mm stereo adaptor.
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6.3 to 3.5 adapter
To the same sound card, my logitec 2.1 sound system is also connected via headphone port (through which I hear the DTX M12 sounds).
To add, the 2 pole (6.3mm) end is plugged into DTX M12 L/Mono port & the other 3 pole (3.5 mm) end is plugged into my desktop's sound card line-in port.


Issue:


When I strike the pads with the stick, I do not hear the sound instantly.
There is a 1-1.5 sec delay / latency between the the stick striking the pad & me hearing the sound via my desktop speakers.
This delay is very noticeable and hinders in my beat timing.
Do not know how what is the root cause, DTX settings, cable type, some other setup factor.
Need pointers to eliminate the latency issue.


Let me know, if you need more info on the above. looking forward to hearing solutions.

Thanking you all... Kind regards,
Saturday, November 03 2018, 08:51 PM
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    David
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    Sunday, November 04 2018, 02:49 PM - #Permalink
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    Why is the computer involved ?
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    Sunday, November 04 2018, 09:39 PM - #Permalink
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    Hey David,

    Thanks for checking back with me.

    To answer your question, I do not have a dedicated portable E-Drum personal monitor speaker. Thought of connecting up with my computer & using my Logitech 2.1 desktop speaker system as a personal monitor.

    Do you recon, its a bad idea? Is the latency because of this setup via computer?
    Should I use midi to connect to computer instead or go for a E-drum personal monitor speakers?

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks again & kind regards
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    David
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    Monday, November 05 2018, 10:45 PM - #Permalink
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    If you use a computer speaker for edrums, get ready to catch the shreds of subwoofer speaker cone as it flies across the room when you use your kick drum.

    If you do want to risk it - plug it straight into the DTX (but don't say I didn't warn you!)

    And as for MIDI - that's not audio.
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    Arjun
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    Tuesday, November 06 2018, 05:53 PM - #Permalink
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    Thanks David...

    Could you suggest me the best audio setup for my e-drums... :)
    have been scouting around for proposals over the web... :o
    but could not come to any clear conclusion.:(

    Kind regards
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    Tuesday, November 06 2018, 10:47 PM - #Permalink
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    Arjun wrote:


    Could you suggest me the best audio setup for my e-drums... :)

    Kind regards


    Best? Depends what you want to use it for and what you want to spend and what's available where you live
    ... HK Audio Linear 5 is nice.
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    Wednesday, April 10 2019, 05:54 AM - #Permalink
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    I experienced latency of a few tenths of a second when I tested the M12 into a portable bluetooth speakers aux input.
    Works normally in all other applications--headphones, pro audio speakers.
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