Basic Triggering Live For Idiots

drumstuff66

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Hi All,

For the first time in a long time I'm looking at incorporating triggered sounds into my live set-up. Though I've done this before, it was always the sound tech or keyboard tech that set it up - this is my first time trying get it together myself.

We won't be using a bunch of sounds, or be using it on every song, so I was thinking something like the Roland SPD ONE WAV (the red one) might be an easy, all-in-one unit to get what I need? I think it has onboard sounds as well as the ability to import your own via wav. files - does that sound right? OR, would a separate sound module and trigger pad be better from your experience?

Cost is a factor, but not the only factor...Thank you in advance for any thoughts, ideas or considerations you can offer - I'm always amazed at the amount info I get from the DFO crew...

-Paul
 

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"cost is a factor"... so exactly what is your actual budget for this project?

If you want just trigger some of you own sounds, then yes, the SPD ONE is *an* option, personally I think it's over priced and limited.

I don't know your budget, but but for less you can get a more flexible TM-2 and as many pads/triggers as you need (up to 4, of course). (In the UK, a TM-2 can be picked up for £100, pads or triggers for £10-£15 each)

Give my the money and I can give you more options!
 

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Or TM-1 which is cheap in the UK. Two trigger ins, two sounds. Super easy to set up and use.
Yes, the TM-2 gives you more options and a few more features.
 

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or the small (4 pad) Alesis Sample Pad Pro...at some point you might want more than one sample in a song...or maybe you transition from one tune to another quickly and want that 2nd sample ready ...

Its amazing over the (long) course of my drumming how far electronics has changed.
 

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I have an SPD-One which I use for claps and the occasional Simmons-style snare sound. It may not be best for you or perfect, but it does the trick I need it to do. And you can import too if not using the built-in sounds.
 

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