I'm at the point of stepping up from regular expert drums to pro-mode drumming. I've done a fair amount of research online and (just like ubag62 on the previous page) I'm looking towards either the Alesis DM10 Studio or one of the Roland TD4 models (or is a TD9 really worth almost twice as much money?).
Are there any particular benefits to one kit over the other for playing the game? Unforseen disadvantages or challenges in getting them working? The closer I can get to just pulling it out of the box and rocking out the better.
I'm also in Canada so some accessories aren't as easily available. (kick box... pshhhaw i tore the guts out of the plastic RB pedal and duct taped / superglued those pieces to the side of a Pearl kick pedal. Works fine.) I've also never seen one of the RB midi adapter for sale either - does it HAVE to be the Mad Catz model or could I get away with using an M-Audio USB MIDI interface.
Any feedback would be appreciated. PS3 if that makes any difference too.
But others here use the TD4 and appear to be happy with it, so for a game kit it appears to do just fine.
Unfortunately yes, the MIDI Pro Adapter is a requirement. Generic MIDI-to-USB interfaces are designed to transmit MIDI data through the USB port, while the MIDI Pro Adapter is designed to translate MIDI data to game controller events, and then send those events over USB. Unprocessed MIDI going to your game console won't work.I'm also in Canada so some accessories aren't as easily available. (kick box... pshhhaw i tore the guts out of the plastic RB pedal and duct taped / superglued those pieces to the side of a Pearl kick pedal. Works fine.) I've also never seen one of the RB midi adapter for sale either - does it HAVE to be the Mad Catz model or could I get away with using an M-Audio USB MIDI interface.
It's all right. Everything will work out fine.
It's all right. We're going to the end of the line!
Session Pro DD402D drums work great, add them to list, MIDI re-mapping easy and availiable too, very happy with them
anyone know if Synesthesia's Mandala pads are compatible?
Alesis dm10 is also compatible
Alesis DM10 with extra tom and cymbal
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Does anyone know if the Alesis DM6 will be compatible? I looked for the DM5 but can't find it on Amazon anymore.
Roland TD-9 works fine! A few minor issues though:
You have to remap nearly every cymbal trigger; so every combination of Hihat/Crash/Ride, Rims/Surfaces/Bells need to be mapped to that each cymbal only produces one midi note.
The bass pedal trigger is very sensitive and can pick up rebound hits. Loosening the tension on your pedal helps, I'm looking for a better way to fix this though.
Apart from that though, it's amazing as an RB kit, I just have to get used to the crash and ride being in the wrong places on the charts now, haha.