Mesh head double triggering

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Mesh head double triggering

Postby Scaradrummer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:51 pm

I'm almost finishing to configure my megadrum, but I'm having a hard time getting my snare to sound playable.
It's a 14 inch acoustic snare with internal side mounted trigger and double ply mesh head. No matter how I adjust the settings or tune the head.... I still get double triggering.
If I adjust the settings to eliminate false triggering of soft hits, then i get double triggering in the hard ones.... And vice versa...
Anyone has a clue on a good way to solve that? I'm experimenting for two weeks now, searching forums, watching videos, I want to solve this problem as soon as possible so I can spend my time practicing and playing, not programming nor troubleshooting.
I already tried the post "useful links to configure megadrum", the step-by-step instructions on how to configure a mesh drum, i also did a lot of reading of the documentation (pads settings, misc settings, etc), i think i understand what's min scan time, threshold, retrigger, dynamic level and dynamic time, and still getting a horrible unplayable snare.
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Re: Mesh head double triggering

Postby ignotus » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 pm

What trigger are you using? Is it DIY? A strip of foam around the perimeter underneath the head, touching it, helps with that problem. Some commercial pads use that method. If the trigger is DIY it may need redesigning.
If it ain't broken... fix it until it is.
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Re: Mesh head double triggering

Postby Mylo » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:37 pm

I have found that without posting as much info as you can, like trigger and mesh head maker and a screen shot of your settings it is hard for anybody on the forum to suggest fixes. As you assuredly already know soooo many variables go into getting things right it is hard to suggest fixes without the information.

Along with what was asked previously about your triggers... are you using positional sensing? Do you have your third zone turned on for something like rim shots? A screen shot of your settings will tell someone a lot and help in coming up with possible solutions.
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