Author Topic: Pearl MIMIC Pro  (Read 18422 times)

Offline ChrisK

Re: Pearl MIMIC Pro
« Reply #125 on: August 29, 2018, 05:09:40 AM »
Review from Drumlab users unbiased:

With the 1.0.7.2 update this thing is a different beast. I am using an ATV adrums kit with some extra Roland cymbal pads and the playability is very....very good. The trigger settings allow me to have even more dynamics and increased sensitivity on ATV pads than even the ad5. The trigger settings are a game changer because you can increase the gain and get more sensitivity on edge of snare and also on other pads you can allow softer hits to register. The sounds of course are incredible and I can't wait for new sounds (hopefully dry and thinner cymbals) and possible multi sample importing.

The mimic when compared to TD-50 does have much better sounds. I have noticed that the hi hat is better than Roland which is surprising since Roland has always had the best hi hat playability. If using SD3 on TD-50 it plays and sound great, but the "2" hi hats in the module play good, but not at level of Mimic. I took out the extra tight samples of TD-50 by changing to 90 on hi hat instead of 127 and like Peter Warren said, it sounds like very few samples repeating in closed hat playing. I was expecting to like the TD-50 more, but after tweaking sounds a lot, I just got ok sounds so far. The acoustic instruments are very limited on the module and I was hoping that even with only a few options that you could sculpt into usable sounds.... The sounds are harsh sounding and even some of the cymbals have an odd sound to them that I can't explain. Im sure theres more editing to be had, but the snares are the obvious weak leak with sounds. Now the kit "plays" extremely well and there's lots of nuances you can make on it and this aspect is where it seems to shine.

The hi hat after doing a brief set up plays so good and has that great semi-open sound that is a lot more natural to play compared to even SD3 and Roland modules. Superior drummer 3 hi hat settings are great with fine adjustment to open levels...but the mimic is so smooth and seamless in the transitions and seems easier to play the semi open sounds. There isn't that abrupt level change as you transition through the layers of open and close. The compression presets and EQ to dial in make such a change to sounds and even the tuning when done in small adjustments sounds good and realistic. Roland modules would start to sound very unnatural with tuning. Thank you to Pearl and the team that helped make this happen and can't wait to see whats on the horizon!


Offline ChrisK

Re: Pearl MIMIC Pro
« Reply #126 on: August 30, 2018, 05:50:50 PM »

Offline rhysT

Re: Pearl MIMIC Pro
« Reply #127 on: September 02, 2018, 10:42:14 AM »
MIMIC PRO UPDATE Released Today v1.0.8
http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/electronics/mimic-pro-module/#updates

Alesis could learn a vital lesson from the Mimic Pro developers by interacting with current and potential users via forums like this to improve the Strike and other modules. For example Slate's Sergey Danilov (aka Mr Boo) has chalked up 1000 posts on the Vdrums forum and has adapted many suggestions including some of mine:
https://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/products/1133133-archived-official-pearl-mimic-pro-discussion-topic?p=1139541#post1139541
https://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/products/1133133-archived-official-pearl-mimic-pro-discussion-topic?p=1133567#post1133567

Offline ChrisK

Re: Pearl MIMIC Pro
« Reply #128 on: September 02, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »
MIMIC PRO UPDATE Released Today v1.0.8
http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/electronics/mimic-pro-module/#updates

Alesis could learn a vital lesson from the Mimic Pro developers by interacting with current and potential users via forums like this to improve the Strike and other modules. For example Slate's Sergey Danilov (aka Mr Boo) has chalked up 1000 posts on the Vdrums forum and has adapted many suggestions including some of mine:
https://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/products/1133133-archived-official-pearl-mimic-pro-discussion-topic?p=1139541#post1139541
https://www.vdrums.com/forum/general/products/1133133-archived-official-pearl-mimic-pro-discussion-topic?p=1133567#post1133567

Things to consider, there is difference on the module tech allowed and not capable, mimic is basically a powerful computer that can run most vst, since it use VST technologies at will,  not like any others module on the market. Also people that are not used to VST, especially from non owner, are speculating false stuff on mimic and reported from people don't have a clue on dynamic threshold etc. They never really used any VST, most VST use multichannel individual mic and effect for each mic and global fx, for better sound precision, depth, GB'S per kits, fast loading etc..
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Offline ChrisK

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