David, thanks for the reply. I've checked the back of the unit and I plug the HH65 into the foot switch input. The odd thing is that used in this configuration, the results are fine a large majority(95%) of the time. There's even a dynamic range. But when there is an incidence of nontriggering, the result is terrible, i.e., an intro with a bass drum part and hand claps on 2&4 and you simply lose the hand clap sound for even one hit. It's disaster!
I'm willing to try another pedal and will investigate the KU100. Thanks for that advice.
I also have questions about programming the DTX -- for example, shortening the gate time on a gated snare sound. Do you do much programming with the unit? or know someone that does?
I'm also interested in using the instrument in this application: to create short and simple rhythmic loops that I can trigger with a foot pedal while playing other things with my hands. I have encountered the same problem as when triggering simple sounds: the pattern will not repeat. As an example, I have created a simple two beat swing pattern with open and closed hi-hat and snare at a metronome marking of 132 bpm. If I don't wait till the last possible moment, the pattern will not retrigger. I feel this is a musical way to play a looping pattern without simply putting on a drum machine or sequencer; however it's far too inconsistent and unreliable. Any input in this area would be appreciated.