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hello.....dm6 to dm10 conversion
« on: June 21, 2020, 03:15:01 PM »
greetings from sunny Puerto Rico

my name is Ed and I am in the process of converting my dm6 into a dm10.  i got the module and I'm changing the pads that are single zone to double zone. (the connections are not compatible with the toms)

let's see how it works.
very very
happy to have found this community

Re: hello.....dm6 to dm10 conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 01:55:21 AM »
Welcome Ed.

I did exactly this about 5-6 years ago.
I initially bought a DM6 then bought a DM10 module and cable snake.
I swapped out all the single zone pads for all dual zone pads.
I then bought new dual zone cymbals with chokes and added the triple zone ride cymbal.
I did remove the original DM6 kick pad and added 2 Yamaha KP 65 kick pads with a set of Pearl Demon Drive pedals.
Be careful because this has led me down the rabbit hole of constantly adding to my set up.
My current set up is 1 snare, 2 ride toms, 2 floor toms, (all dual zone), 2 chokable crashes, 1 triple zone ride and a 4th. chokable cymbal that I presently have set up as a splash but I change this to whatever I want.
I also added a Strike multipad mounted above the ride toms and an Alesis Sample Pad mounted below the ride toms. I then added a Yamaha DTXM12 multipad as a side board next to the floor toms.
I added an Alesis "realhat" pedal for the hi-hats which gives you variable hat levels instead of the DMhat pedal which came with the DM6 which is only open or closed. I use it for one of the multipads.
I added 2 more KP65 kick towers and a set of Trick BigFoot pedals for the multipad bass pads.
I added 1 more kick tower made out of a spare DM6 pad for the strike multipad that I have a "Drumnetics" magnetic pedal mounted on. This gives me 5 bass drums.
All of this is routed through a Behringher 24 channel mixer which I also have an effects processor routed through the boards Aux1 sends/returns to give me various effects such as flanger/phaser/reverbs etc.
On the main inserts to the mixer I have a 64 channel mastering EQ which allows me to tailor the sound out of the board.
Oh yeah, I also wash the DM 10 through Superior Drummer 3 which adds a whole new level of tweakability.
The mixer is routed out to an Alesis Transactive 400 drum amp but I mainly only use headphones.
Like I said, be careful that you don't fall down the rabbit hole like I did.
Enjoy your new DM10.

Powerhouse
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