The ability to set the response of connected trigger pads for maximum performance is included in the DTXPRESS IV on the pages of TRIGGER setup mode. Let’s take a closer look…
The DTXPRESS IV module comes with 7 PRESET trigger setups and 4 USER trigger setups. Setups are global, affecting trigger pad performance on all kits.
Explanation of PRESET Trigger Setups
[1 :SP Med] is the setting for the SPecial pads with medium sensitivity levels (this is the factory default setting)
[2 :SP Dyna] is the setting for the SPecial pads with increased dynamic range
[3 :SP Easy] is the setting for the SPecial pads with limited dynamic range making it easy to play
[4 :STD Med] is the setting for the STandarD pads with medium sensitivity levels
[5 :STD Dyna] is the setting for the STandarD pads with increased dynamic range
[6 :STD Easy] is the setting for the STandarD pads with limited dynamic range making it easy to play
Use these presets as starting points when customizing trigger settings for your particular setup depending whether you have a DTXPRESS IV SPECIAL kit or if you have a DTXPRESS IV STANDARD kit.
[7: DT10/20] is a setting for Yamaha DT10/20 triggers applied to acoustic drums.
Setup #’s 8-11 are USER setups.
If you want to exit TRIGGER mode simply press the [DRUMKIT] button.
Once you’ve selected an appropriate preset trigger setup, you might want to dial in your own settings and save them as a USER trigger setup. A common problem with pads mounted on the same rack is “cross-talk”, where striking one pad also causes another one to sound due to being either on the same rack support arm (like hi-hat and snare on DTXPRESS IV STANDARD) or too close in proximity. To solve this problem simply adjust the settings on the Specified Rejection Level [TRG7] page.
3.Press page [>] button several times to get to the TRG7 page.
4.Tap the hi-hat pad so the display shows 7hi-hat in the top line.
5.Use the page [</>] buttons to move the flashing cursor to the “RejLvl” parameter and increase the value to 7 using the jog-dial. The “Frm” parameter should be set to 1 (the snare input). If you still hear the hi-hat when only striking the snare pad, you can tap the hi-hat pad again and increase the 7hi-hat RejLvl to 8 with Frm=1.*
-OR - If that still won’t do it-
Go to the TRG6 page and tap the hi-hat pad. Set the “RejLvlAll” parameter to 2 or higher and test the pads. Between these two pages you should be able to find the right setting.
6.Press [SAVE/ENTER] button and select 8-11 to store your settings. Use the [</>] buttons to move the flashing cursor to the letters of the trigger setup name. Use the jog-dial to enter a new name for your custom settings. When finished press [SAVE/ENTER] twice.
*The “Frm” parameter refers to specified rejection from the trigger input listed. 56 indicates trigger inputs 5 and 6.