Author Topic: Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad  (Read 442 times)

Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad
« on: February 20, 2024, 10:36:26 AM »
Hello all, I would like to buy a kick and hihat pedals for my new Strike Multipad, I find very hard to know what models are compatible, I also wrote to the support but they can't share info on third party products.

I would like for example to buy a Yamaha KU100 as kick pedal, ok for my needings, not expensive and silent.
It should be ok as compatibility, anyone is using it succesfully with the Strike Multipad ?

Any suggestion for kick/hihat is very welcome !
Thanks, Fabrizio


Offline Chaser

Re: Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 08:40:44 PM »
Hello all, I would like to buy a kick and hihat pedals for my new Strike Multipad, I find very hard to know what models are compatible, I also wrote to the support but they can't share info on third party products.

I would like for example to buy a Yamaha KU100 as kick pedal, ok for my needings, not expensive and silent.
It should be ok as compatibility, anyone is using it succesfully with the Strike Multipad ?

Any suggestion for kick/hihat is very welcome !
Thanks, Fabrizio

Welcome to the Forum !

Yamaha Compatability is always hit n miss...mostly miss as Yamaha has Proprietary wiring.

The KU100 shows it comes with a TRS Cable..typically the Kick Drum is only single zone and uses a TS cable.

There is a User on Reddit that reported he has it and working and using one of the Stereo pedal inputs..1/2 or 3/4..

"Hi guys! Just created an account to let you know that I bought my KU100 last week and after a good hour an a half trying to make it work with the multipad, I managed to make it work! The KU100 does not behave like a footswitch but rather like a trigger pad that sends a signal like a trigger being hit. I plugged into one of the stereo trigger ins and voil?! Adjust the sensibility and velocity curve and you have your kick pedal."

It sounds like the pedal is Piezo based so you could also use in Trig 1 and switch it to the Velocity setting.

Trigger In [1]

Velocity: The trigger will send a variable range of velocity values.

Switch: The trigger only sends fixed on/off velocity values

I noticed on Amazon there is a couple and both are on Sale..
One Pedal is $76..The other is $30.00..much cheaper...looks to be same pedal
The only difference I can see is the $76 comes with a cable and the $30 is from the Amazon Japan Store and has a note "Imports from Japan may differ from local products"

EDIT:
I checked after loading in Cart...the $30 pedal has a $32 shipping charge and 2 week shipping time or $42 shipping and about the same amount of time for shipping as the $76 one.
The $76 pedal has immediate availability..shipping depends on Prime member and location..I (Prime member) show a couple days.

« Last Edit: February 20, 2024, 08:43:54 PM by Chaser »

Re: Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2024, 09:15:23 AM »
Wow, thank you so much !!
I know the Ku100 can detect the intensity of the hit, after reading your message it seems a good way for me! :-)

Greeting from Rome, Fab

Offline Chaser

Re: Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2024, 05:14:37 PM »
Wow, thank you so much !!
I know the Ku100 can detect the intensity of the hit, after reading your message it seems a good way for me! :-)

Greeting from Rome, Fab

It will work..but will it work well...that is always the hardest question to answer when mixing Products/Brands..

I checked under the Amazon Reviews there are a few STRIKE Multipad users.

The main complaint overall seems to be the Pedal action...weak spring makes it harder to play faster (16th notes) and sensitivity seems to be a little low.
The Top (Foot Board) is just tapping on a rubber pad on the Pedal Housing which more than likely is just a simple Piezo.
All of these can probably be adjusted/tweaked..sensitivity in the settings and better (stiffer) spring etc....but there is always some type of modifications required.

EDIT:
Added link..image
« Last Edit: February 21, 2024, 05:40:42 PM by Chaser »

Re: Kick and Hihat pedals for Strike Multipad
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2024, 05:16:57 AM »
Thanks again for the kind and useful reply !
I found here both used and in great condition a RealHat and a kick pedal Yamaha KU100, for my skill level they are perfect and work very well !
Yes, the KU100 doesn't allow a fast action. Sensitivity can be easily managed by the multipad settings. I needed a silent and little pedal, so this is perfect!
The RealHat is also great for my needings, and the multipad can manage (not so easily)  multilayer hh sounds.
It just remains to me how to well trigger a computer sample library, due to the fact that the RealHat/Multipad seems to send always the same note even if more pads with different midi notes have the various layers of sound (sync group mode hihat), and no CC midi message are sent out from the multipad.
Any suggestion about this?

Have a great day,
Fabrizio