Author Topic: Dual zone cymbal for use as hi-hat:verified  (Read 204 times)

Dual zone cymbal for use as hi-hat:verified
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:58:31 PM »
While deciphering the voice list of my DM10 MKII Pro module I noticed that it contained a number of hi-hat edge voices. Seemed useless since the kit comes with a single-zone hi-hat. I took one of my dual-zone 14" crash cymbals and tried it and found that the hi-hat input does indeed support a dual-zone cymbal. So, I found a used 12" dual-zone cymbal on eBay for a reasonable price and ordered it. Arrived today and was able to program edge and bow separate voices. Why, you might ask? because when I am using my double bass pedal I don't want the hi-hat sounding open, so by having an edge voice I can do this without that issue. It's tricky to hit the edge just right every time, but with practice... ;D

Offline korakios

Re: Dual zone cymbal for use as hi-hat:verified
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 05:09:28 AM »
I'm also looking for dual zone hihat but not piezo/switch ...
The velocity is not an issue since I can either mod it aka
https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.php?topic=2068.0
or do it in software easier.
But the problem is hitting and triggering the switch ,which needs more force and be precise on the edge

Are there any dual zones piezo/piezo in the market ? Preferably 10"

Re: Dual zone cymbal for use as hi-hat:verified
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 10:04:09 AM »
I have since swapped the edge and bow voices using the edge for my normal hi-hat operation and the bow for my closed hi-hat chick. Works much better that way.