Author Topic: Using the Roland VH-11 with the Strike  (Read 147 times)

Offline 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!