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How do you monitor your DM10
« on: December 11, 2010, 09:21:31 PM »
I was wondering how everyone here listens to their DM10 while playing. I run mine through a small mixer and use VST's on my Mac. I had an inexpensive pair of Sony headphones but I was getting distortion when I played my drums at high volume. I've been shopping for new high quality headphones and settled on the Beats line by Monster / Dr. Dre. (In Ear version) I got them today and I am VERY impressed with the quality and clarity at high volume levels. The sound of my rig is AMAZING. I just couldn't hear it through the phones I was hearing them through. What do you guys use?
As of now: DM10 Studio Kit with additional SURGE cymbals and DM5 pads.
Pearl ICON front rack with Stealth rack front curved bars for side rack arms
Vic Firth Sticks and MacBook for VST triggering.

Offline Guinness

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 11:24:57 PM »
I tried those ear buds... they had a really good low end.  I was curious how they would sound with the DM10. 

Can you hear stick to pad?   Or does it seal the ear canal enough?

I use a pair of Shure over ear headphones.  I like them a lot...  good range.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 01:11:33 AM »
The tips I use isolate the music. I tried the over the ears too and loved them but the in ears are easier to transport. So far so great.
As of now: DM10 Studio Kit with additional SURGE cymbals and DM5 pads.
Pearl ICON front rack with Stealth rack front curved bars for side rack arms
Vic Firth Sticks and MacBook for VST triggering.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 01:30:28 AM »
Alesis DM10 Master L/R outputs > Behringer Xenyx 1202 > EMU 0404 PCI > Behringer Xenyx 1202 > Alesis M1 Active Studio Monitors / 4 channel headphones amp via Control Room/Headphones.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 01:53:19 AM by Jo Bofunkle »

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 09:01:38 AM »
I usually plug straight into my amp via main stereo outs, or use the headphones out with earbuds or studio phones. I can hear better through the phones but I'll get "ear fatigue" after awhile so I generally like to play through the amp.
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

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 05:57:05 AM »
I'm only playing my kit in my home studio.

It's DM10 ---> MOTU 896HD ---> SM ProAudio M-Patch2 monitor controller ---> Audiometric AM441 power amp ---> Event 20/20 passive nearfield monitors. If I'm using headphones, I use AKG K240 or maybe Fostex T-20. My DAW is a Core2Duo / Sonar PE7 / Superior 2.0 and many other libs.

The above sounds good but my next purchase is likely 2 powered JBL PA speakers and for that I will take a couple of channels out of the 896HD and into my MAckie 1604 to these JBL's

Watch out with listening with headphones to the loud output of a DM10. Preserve your hearing!

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 06:32:07 AM »
As I stated within my lobby thread, I use a small 5-channel mixer which is fed with the DM10 and my laptop (its audio software). While recording or just rehearsing I listen to the DM10 sounds and the click from the audio software. When I playback the recorded stuff on the laptop, I use VST. Weird, I know, but since my laptop is very old (6 years) the latency is killing me when listening to VST while playing. So I don't enable VST during recording, only while editing. But that's fine for me, the DM10 sounds aren't bad (the are the opposite of bad :D).
e-gear: Alesis DM10 Studio Kit /w mesh conversion & Tama Iron Cobra Powerglide
a-gear: Yamaha Beech Custom, Sabian Cymbals

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 07:49:15 PM »
I use the audio-technica ATH-M50 headphones. Plenty of volume, excellent tone and can handle any kick drum or snyth bass I push through 'em.
Alesis DM10, DrumKat DK10, Accusnare, Accupads, Yamaha kick pad with Trick pedal, Trigger|iO, Roland cymbal pads, Gibralter rack. Digital Performer 8. XLN Audio Addictive Drums with expansion packs. Various Roland keyboards. Spectronics Omnisphere and Trilian. Fender and Ibanez basses.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 05:11:25 PM »
Hard to beat a pair Sennheiser HD280s for bang-for-the-buck.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 03:50:38 PM »
Sennheiser HD580 Precision's here.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 09:14:38 PM »
DM10 > OSX SD2/BFD2 > M-Audio Fast Track Ultra > Dre Studio's

Comfort - 10
Frequency Response - 8
Noise Cancellation Effectiveness - 8
Suitability for DM10 Monitoring - 10

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 09:04:39 PM »
Pioneer HDJ-2000.

Offline AWDV8

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 09:30:46 AM »
Yamaha MS100DR

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 10:07:25 PM »
I go straght from my DM10 to a 200 Watt 15" 2 way harbinger amplified speaker. Use it for rehearsals, in my studio, and smaller live performances.
Alesis DM10 Studio 2011 with Hart Dynamics HH 13"digital snare, Pintech concert cast toms, Pintech PC cymbals, Yamaha DTXtreme III, PDP FXR birch laquer kit, PDP Platinum maple kit, Sabian AAX Cymbals, Gibraltar hardware, Vater fusion Nylon tip sticks. Drummer for Ernie Givens & The White Lies Band

Offline Guinness

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011, 11:13:47 PM »
SHURE SHR240

Offline vtdrummer

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2011, 06:33:23 PM »
I just added a Simmons DA200S to my arsenal...

I plug in EITHER my two Rogue 10" speakers OR my two Yamaha 15" speakers to the external speaker outs on it, and I have plenty of sound for my purposes.

If I need more bang, I go through my Yamaha EMX5000-12 mixing amp.
DM10 Studio 2011 w/Surge Cymbals added, BB Mesh head conversion w/rubber muffs at bottom, one 12" A-E pad, Simmons DA200S, sometimes using 2 satellite speakers... Simmons SDMP-1 Multi-pad.
See my DIY 12" Acoustic to E-Drum project post here: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=1227

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 04:52:07 PM »
I use the L1 model 1 Bose System.  Its amazing!  If you want more bottom end though you need either get another bass module or use the bass out and use a bass amp for more 'thump'.  I use a crate 100watt 15" bass amp and it works fine. 

If I want to play silently tho I just plug in my in ear skull candy earphones.  They work just fine and have excillent bass response.  Seriously underated headphones! Better than anyother headphones iv ever used. 

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 04:37:21 AM »
I am surprised no one has mentioned the GK Ultraphones..

http://www.gk-music.com/ultraphones.htm

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 12:28:02 PM »
Sony MDR-7506 coming out of an old Mackie mixer.  Lets me take a monitor send when playing live, and manage click and drum sounds in one place.

Offline Jermdog

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 12:36:43 PM »
AKG K271 IIs, Sony Studio closed back (old, but good).

Direct connect with Denon AVR3806, Adcom GFA700, Adcom GFA565s on my 7 channel system.  This way is fantastic at louder levels, but it's a little inconvenient and bothers the neighbors on both sides (I live in a house)!!!
Strike Pro, Dm10, Zildjian Gen 16 hats, xhats and garbage cymbals, Kit Toys chinas, crash and splashes, jam dock, mixer, custom 13" tom, alesis, drum workshop and various hardware.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011, 04:25:49 AM »
While I don't have a DM10, I monitor my electronics in different ways depending on the situation...

Practice: GK Ultraphones or In ears and an aura shaker

Live: Either I use an 8 channel powered head or if using my "Wedding kit" the power is in the rack shown here: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?topic=795.msg7097#msg7097

In either event I have a pair of 15" speakers w/ a horn and an 18" sub. one stack or two depends on the venue...

Offline alieneight

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2011, 02:57:50 PM »
I use SENNHEISER HD 205-II DJ headphones, and I just bought the alesis transdrummer speaker. (have yet to get it though)
When Irish eyes are smiling, there usually up to something.

Offline drumday

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2011, 03:31:49 PM »
For practicing alone, Metrophones, but they're soon to be replaced with Sennheiser HD-280.

For live/rehearsal, Simmons DA200 facing me, line out the back of it to the PA.
DM10 Studio 2011, BBII mesh conversion w/ resistors left in place, Simmons DA200S, ProMark 7A nylon, Sennheiser HD280 headphones, Gibraltar rack, Camco double pedal.

Offline DrumBumWoody

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2011, 04:02:35 PM »
For small venues, like bars, I've been using a Bose L1 Compact Portable PA system. The sound is unbeleivable. All vocals go thru it also.

DM10x2 Pro with surge cyms + additional surge crash and tom + Roland PD125 snare + Roland KD120 Kick with Iron Cobra double pedals, all with mesh heads(HellFire conversion - BBIII), DM7 USB, USB Pro, Trigger I/O, Tama percussion, Conga's, Bongo's, Roto Toms, cow bell and block.

Re: How do you monitor your DM10
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2011, 11:51:41 PM »
Don't have my DM10 yet, waiting for it to come in.  At church though I use AKG K240s that I'll prob use at home as well, or I have a JBL Eon as well.