Author Topic: Using the Roland VH-11 with the Strike  (Read 544 times)

Online Iggford

Using the Roland VH-11 with the Strike
« on: November 07, 2018, 10:07:35 AM »
Hey, guys, a couple more hi-hat questions here.

I decided to take the plunge and pick up a VH-11 to go with my Strike kit.  I liked the playability of the Gen16 hi-hat I was using, but it was hard to keep a good balance in the mix for our recordings.  I wanted to find a good full-electronic solution.

I am mostly satisfied with the switch, but I am still seeing some quirks that I was hoping would be taken care of when I made the change.

I am using v1.4 of the Strike firmware.  I am noticing that I am not getting much response from the controller with slight changes in position at the beginning.  By this, I mean, it feels like I have to open the pedal up more than I should have to in order to get the semi-open sounds.  I can usually compensate for this, but at faster tempos, it ends up causing me to miss some open hits.  I had this issue with the GoEdrum controller, but I was hoping I could get the VH-11 to work a bit better than that. 

The other issue I'm having is a slight lack of response from the hi-hat cymbal itself.  I have always found the Roland cymbals to be a bit more responsive, and I a little surprised to find that I'm not getting much better dynamic response from the Roland than I was the stock cymbal. 

Is anyone successfully running the VH-11 with their Strike?  If so, how do you have your settings worked out to get the most out of it?  I know the potential is there, I'm just having trouble dialing it in.

Thanks in advance!


Offline smokindevil

Re: Using the Roland VH-11 with the Strike
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 04:36:14 PM »
i also need to know how to use the vh11 with the strike module. Im only getting open hihat sounds. im on version 1.4 which may be the reason why it doesnt work because there is no hihat calibration tool.