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Old 28th January 2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hi.Can anyone tell me something about building an e-drum set.
Is it possible and is it cheaper than buying one.O and Yes:How hard is it?
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Old 31st January 2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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building the brain isnt too difficult, building the pads and rack i found to be the hard part.

i suggest you read every word of this site
http://www.edrum.info/
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Old 1st February 2006, 12:10 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the page .Have you finished yours ?
Like I saw on the page some guy said that his drums came cheap.
Is there a chance that mine will be too ? You know, Macedonia Isn't a rich country .
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Old 1st February 2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Sure it's cheap, i built mine while i was still at university and didnt pay for a single part.. that said, most of the parts are easily available. you can even get the microprocessors free as samples..

I have finished the brain, it works really well! but i havent finished all the pads yet.

I suggest using the module with a software sampler like 'Native Instruments Battery'
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Old 15th February 2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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Hi there.Have you finished at least one pad?What materials did you used?b.t.w. do e-drums sound like acousitc or...?
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Old 15th February 2006, 10:35 PM   #6
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? - the edrum can sound like anything you want.. you choose the sample.. physically hitting the pad sounds like a dull thud if that's what you mean..

ive only made the 'piezo glued to the bottom of a cake tin idea' and it works well. it isnt very glamourous. I have recently bought several remo practise pads and plan to make mesh heads from them as shown lately on the edrum site..

If you're stuck for samples, then google for some multisampled acoustic drumkits. there are quite a few free ones floating about that sound really nice. or you can sample old funk tunes with clean drum breaks and cut the hits from them.

for cymbols, i suggest checking the zildjian website, they have samples of all their cymbols and hihats!!! hundreads of them!
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Old 22nd February 2006, 08:18 PM   #7
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Are this kind of pads quiet or...?Why not to build sempler?How har d is it?I mean the ones build from remo practise pads?
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Old 23rd February 2006, 01:29 AM   #8
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yes very quiet, unless you hit the plastic rim..
they are quite simple to build, look at the photo diagram on that website.
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Old 26th February 2006, 07:55 PM   #9
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Hi again!
The piezo triger... should I build it my self or I can buy one?
Do you know some other way to build a pad?Like Admir said on his web site one pad costs about 36 euros, and that's too expensive for me.Some guy said that his are made of boxes for storing food (?).Is there any other way to build a pad exept with practice pads? (I don't even know what a practice pad is for that mather )
B.T.W. Thank you very much for helping me
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Old 27th February 2006, 03:24 AM   #10
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you buy the piezos, they are very cheap..

then you can glue them to just about anything solid, but each piezo will need it's own solid object or you will get feedback between piezos that are mechanically coupled..

i found a cheap remo practise kit so i used that, but before i did i glued piezos to cake tins with a mouse pad on top - it worked just as well, but doesnt look as professional..

scour the internet, that's where i learnt everything about it. failing that use your imagination. it's pretty hard to have it not work once you have built the electronics up
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