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« on: October 02, 2016, 04:09:05 am »

Hey Guys,

Just though it will be cool to share with you all.

I have done my first edrum conversion, I want to eventually replace all the rubber pads with mesh heads, normal drums and piezo sensors.

So I have taken a floor tom and converted it to a bass drum, then put a mesh head on, I used a fiber glass window screen to make the mesh heads. I built a little bracket which is adjustable for the senors to bring it closer to the head for sensitivity of the sensor, still needs some tweaking. I cut out a stress ball and shaped it into a kinda cone shape for the contact with the mesh head.

I am really happy with the result.





Dual zone snare drum next!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 09:09:31 pm »

Nice work! Are you using piezo buzzer discs or specialized sensors?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 09:45:08 pm »

Thanks Peter. I am using the discs, pretty cool to see how easy and effective it actually is to do.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 08:24:08 pm »

Looking good!
I started creating e-drums a while back... life got crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJoAqLUwIU&list=PLrbxNDQSEpF4MZ8ewTspsIz93b7Jnws_Y

BUT... good news is I just made my side hustle my main hustle... so now I can work 8 hours a day for myself and not 8-10 hours for a boss and then 4 hours for myself. I SHOULD have more time on my hands.  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 09:23:08 pm »

Looking good!
I started creating e-drums a while back... life got crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJoAqLUwIU&list=PLrbxNDQSEpF4MZ8ewTspsIz93b7Jnws_Y

BUT... good news is I just made my side hustle my main hustle... so now I can work 8 hours a day for myself and not 8-10 hours for a boss and then 4 hours for myself. I SHOULD have more time on my hands.  Kiss

Its pretty cool tapping that piezo and triggering the drums hey. How are you connecting to your PC?

Oh and good luck with working for yourself!
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 08:20:06 am »

Looking good!
I started creating e-drums a while back... life got crazy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJoAqLUwIU&list=PLrbxNDQSEpF4MZ8ewTspsIz93b7Jnws_Y

BUT... good news is I just made my side hustle my main hustle... so now I can work 8 hours a day for myself and not 8-10 hours for a boss and then 4 hours for myself. I SHOULD have more time on my hands.  Kiss

Its pretty cool tapping that piezo and triggering the drums hey. How are you connecting to your PC?

Oh and good luck with working for yourself!
Thanks man!

I'm currently using an Arduino nano clone through usb to serial into reaper with sennheiser drum plugin...
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 09:07:32 pm »

I'm currently using an Arduino nano clone through usb to serial into reaper with sennheiser drum plugin...

Cool, how many inputs can the Arduino take? I did look at a few you tube vids, but its all a bit confusing to me. Can you eventually trigger a full kit?
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 10:47:37 am »

I'm currently using an Arduino nano clone through usb to serial into reaper with sennheiser drum plugin...

Cool, how many inputs can the Arduino take? I did look at a few you tube vids, but its all a bit confusing to me. Can you eventually trigger a full kit?

I think it has 8 or 9 inputs (don't have it in front of me right now). So ja... should be able to get a basic kit going.
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