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Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:44:54 PM »
Hi everyone,

I read on the Alesis site that you can split an input on the DM10 to have an additional cymbal/pad, even if they just become single zone. For an extra tom this is no problem.

Will it work with a Jack splitter (http://www.musicroom.com/Images/Catalogue/fullsize/JHSLP16.jpg) or do I really need a stereo -> 2x mono jack cable (http://i.ebayimg.com/24/!BU-PU4QBmk~$(KGrHgoH-DkEjlLly2R-BKQNPi0sYQ~~_12.JPG)?

And how will this work on the DM10? Cause I assume I can assign 2 different sounds to the pads, rights? If not it's a bit useless to me.

Please let me know! I'm planning of buying some stuff tonight.
Alesis DM10 Studio

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Re: Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 01:12:12 PM »
Yes you can split a TRS  to two TS cables, and assign accordingly.  You cannot do this, however, on the ride.
 
You can have an additional 35 inputs by adding a Trigger i|o.  Hellfire wrote an article about it:  http://www.hellfiredrums.com/archives/878
 
 

Re: Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 01:27:13 PM »
Yep I read the article of Hellfire :) Really cool. For now I will just use my DM10 and split as much as I can.

So I can use the split adapter and don't need the cable? The splitter basically does the same?
Alesis DM10 Studio

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Re: Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 02:03:28 PM »
Sorry, I didn't look at the link.  Just be sure the "splitter" goes TRS (male) to 2 TS (female)... and then use TS cables.  Also, (and again, I didn't look at the link), make sure the splitter isn't too big. 
 
Read the manual.  There's a couple of jacks that require a TRS connection...  Ride and Crash with Choke are the two that come to mind.
 
 

Re: Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 09:43:19 AM »
Alright, thanks. I bought 2 y-cables (stereo -> 2x mono) to see if that will work. Probably won't have the 2 additional pads at home tomorrow so I will try it with my current pads first.
Alesis DM10 Studio

Re: Splitting input on DM10 to create room for another pad/cymbal
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 11:55:15 AM »
I'm using these 1/4" TRS (stereo) to 2xTS (mono) cables on all my pads:

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-STP203-Dual-Cable-9-75/dp/B000068O1P/ref=sr_1_31?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1290185351&sr=1-31

The pads are dual zone - 2 piezos with separate 1/4" outputs, so with these I don't have to use 2 cables for each pad or an adapter. It works out nicely.

If you're using TS (mono) cables, I think you could also use these to split the inputs - works the same as the "Y" adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-YPP117-Dual-Female-Cable/dp/B000068O54/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290185286&sr=8-1-fkmr2
E-drum setup: Alesis DM10 Module, S&S Industries Stinger XL snare & Stinger P1 toms, Alesis DMPad cymbals, Roland PD-8 & KD-7, Gibraltar rack/hardware, Tama hardware, Hart Maxxum/Magnum Mesh Heads, Roland KC-350 amp, Audio Technica ATH-M50s headphones