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I'm using a DTX Multi-12 with a Yamaha HH-65 hi hat pedal to trigger hand clap and cowbell. I've purchased two of the pedals and both are subject to the same problem: intermittently not triggering. Anybody experiencing a similar problem? Truly a disaster in a live setting!!
Wednesday, October 23 2019, 06:07 PM
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    David
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    Thursday, October 24 2019, 10:08 AM - #Permalink
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    HH65 pedals aren't triggers - they're controllers - they work on have a different resistance depending on travel.. They can be used to fire off sounds on the Multi12 - but it's a bit of an "extra" - probably using the change in resistance to simulate velocity

    (Can you tell us how you have everything configured - physically and with what settings ??)

    If you want to trigger sounds, it's best to use triggers - a simple pedal, something like the KU100 (beaterless kick pedal) is more appropriate and will provide proper velocity. Plug into one of the trigger inputs.
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    John
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    Tuesday, October 29 2019, 09:24 AM - #Permalink
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    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.
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