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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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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 12:17:17 am »

Greetings everyone

So after a while of not working on this project, I got into it a little bit again this weekend and managed to build the the toms and the snare mesh heads and attached them to the rack. I bought two second hand toms and cut them in half. I am only using one tom and the floor tom on this kit to save space because the room is pretty tiny Smiley



I started doubling up on the mesh layers now (the middle tom one has one layer still) because I landed up sending the beater through the bass drum mesh head. I have since read that the felt on the beater causes friction on mesh heads and tends to wear through quickly.



The bass drum has changed a bit since the first photos because I decided to also make it smaller buy cutting it in half so that ones back on the work bench, I am also trying to make the stands the bass drum rests on a bit more sturdy. I will post more pics on that soon.

So now I need to build all the inners for the piezo sensors in the drums to make em all work.
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