Multi-piezo cymbal, thoughts?

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Multi-piezo cymbal, thoughts?

Postby GreasyBumpkin » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:09 pm

I'm using metal cymbals and I'm finding that even with gain up to 8 I just can't get vel127 hits anywhere other than directly over the project box on the underside.

I'm thinking maybe I ought to wire up more pickups to broaden the range?

So a risk would be false triggers, but, and please correct me if I'm wrong, sound travels roughly 1m per ms, so if pickups are 6inches apart on a 14" cymbal, retrigger set to something like 5ms then that issue should be fixed?
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Re: Multi-piezo cymbal, thoughts?

Postby jorgo » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:07 pm

Hi GreasyBumpkin.
if you wire 3 piezos in parallel they behave like one ...
don't worry about latency - that's not a problem.
The positioning is much more crucial and the difficult thing.
Since you have to test a lot and should fix the piezo arrangement only after success...
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Re: Multi-piezo cymbal, thoughts?

Postby dmitri » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:33 am

If you cannot get a good signal from the piezo then as far as I can see there is a problem with mechanical conversion. Even a finger flick on a piezo produces too strong signal from a piezo.
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Re: Multi-piezo cymbal, thoughts?

Postby sbonasuk » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:36 pm

Hi been using Metal cymbals for over two years see this post (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4007) like Dmitri suggests you need to look elsewhere in you issue, finding a way to dull the vibration was a bigger problem.
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