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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby ignotus » Wed May 04, 2016 8:35 pm

airflamesred wrote:Is that a bix then or have you made your own?

DIY of course ;) I emptied out the felt and stuck in a piezo, then covered it with a couple of layers of poron. They're about a year old now and still work fine. It's good to be able to control each trigger separately and you can also assign different sounds or pitch each kick drum differently.
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby airflamesred » Wed May 04, 2016 9:06 pm

ignotus wrote: It's good to be able to control each trigger separately and you can also assign different sounds or pitch each kick drum differently.

Oh yes, and don't forget alt note (if, of course you don't consider it cheating!)

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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby Wapata » Fri May 13, 2016 5:01 pm

Hi !
ignotus wrote:The triggers are in the beaters and each go to their own input for better control


Do you have a picture of that ?
It seem that it's a very clever idea ! We own e-drums after all, why thinking like we have a-drums ? We're free to do things like you've done :D
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby airflamesred » Fri May 13, 2016 6:47 pm

I'd be interested in pics of them also.

Here's the link to trggeras
http://triggera.com/triggers/kick-beater-bix

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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby ignotus » Fri May 13, 2016 8:08 pm

Here you go:
beater_1.jpg

beater_2.jpg

beater_3.jpg

I didn't invent this method (Triggera didn't either) - another DIYer posted some pics of his a few years ago and I thought it was a cool idea. When I had to redo my kick I thought I'd give it a try and it works really well.

The beaters are by Sonor and they have exactly the right diameter for a 27 mm piezo; YMMV with beaters by other brands. I removed the felt, which leaves a cavity, drilled a hole at the bottom edge for the wires to pass through and stuck in a piezo with rubber under the outer rim. Then I added a couple of layers of 5 mm medium-density poron on top and that's it. I thought the piezo might easily get damaged but they've been going for over a year now and still work fine. I use RCAs in all my pads so they each have their own RCA jack going to a TRS->RCA cable.
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby napo7 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:37 am

dmitri wrote:Megadrum from slingerland :
MY SET.jpg


Hi

Do Slingerland speaks english ?
Can he give us some more pictures of his drumset ?
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby millzboy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:51 pm

This may sound like a stupid question, but is there an input diagram for the MD 32 input? Just want to make sure I plug my drums in correctly.

Thanks!

this is my MD unit
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Megadrum Gallery

Postby WalterWurst » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:50 pm

Hello folks,

I just almost finished my MegaDrum Module. I´m transforming my sons "analog" drumkit to an electronic one and wanted to make everything as perfect as I could get it for cheap. So I bought the new module from Dmitri and it arrived this week. I grabbed my dull tablesaw and some files and stuff from Aliexpress and built this:

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But now I have a problem. Professional idiot as I am I needed to remove the plugs from the mainboard and forgot the coding, so to speak can´t remember which color is on pin 1 for the encoder board and the display board. I thought I did make a picture of it but it got lost somehow and I´m not so good in reading the layout from the manual.
Can anybody solve this mistery for me and send a PM about where to plug the three cables (blue/white (8 pins) on first/last on the display and brown/green (5 pins) and white/purple (3pins) on first/last on the encoder board)? I´m lost and dare not to plug the module on power before this is sorted.
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby dmitri » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:09 pm

MegaDrum kit - instruction manual 20170127.pdf from viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420 shows the wiring for color LCDs:
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Do you think it needs more clarification?
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Re: Megadrum Gallery

Postby WalterWurst » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:20 pm

dmitri wrote:Do you think it needs more clarification?

Thank you Dmitri, I did some reading and used the multimeter to find out the vcc/gnd side and how the encoders work (gnd in the middle) so it works now!

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