EAD10 has landed

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My backorder that was due in February '22 showed up today.

I hope to spend the weekend tuning up my new snares and getting this device up and running.

I may be asking a ton of questions.

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I got the snare trigger as a package deal with the module.

It's got to be 5:00 PM. somewhere. My local time says I'm stuck here for another 5 hours....HELP!!!!! LOL
 

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Just hook it up and have fun with it for a while. Easy to do. Then you can get into the nuts and bolts later once you've had some fun. I highly recommend the Rec n' Share app once you're ready to get into it. You'll need (hopefully, you use the iPhone) this: https://www.amazon.ca/Lightning-to-...ghtning+to+usb+3+reader&qid=1638555076&sr=8-5

Here's a video to get you started. I provided the link to the cable you'll need. His link in the video doesn't work. Hope this helps to get you started.
I also got a pretty long (25') USB cable to go from the EAD10 unit to the Apple connector where your phone will go.
 

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I agree with Dan. Set it up and have some fun before attempting to dig into the multi-layered menus. As I've mentioned several times here, the EAD10 has been a real game changer for me as a practice tool, especially when playing along to recording backing tracks. I'm able to monitor my drums (and preserve my hearing) much better through isolation headphones, and the recording features contained within the module have helped me become more aware of some of my deficiencies. I'll be curious to hear how the external snare trigger works for you. I've not yet added one to my module.
 

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I've never made it past the set it up and have fun stage myself. Like mentioned above it's a great practice tool, which is all I've ever needed it for personally...
 

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Thanks for the information. It's most likely going to be a practice session device so I can keep my mics stash for live shows. But who knows?

If you don't hear from me for a few days send Skinsmann, Treviso1, or BnD84. They sort of know me.
 

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Make sure to update the firmware to the new version as well . Pretty simple to do and it improves an already cool unit .

 

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I've never made it past the set it up and have fun stage myself. Like mentioned above it's a great practice tool, which is all I've ever needed it for personally...
I’ve never made it past that stage either .
I tried the rec-n-share but got confused .
Used it on one gig right after I got it .
Was told you couldn’t hear my bass drum
I’ll just mic my kit the old fashioned way when needed ….
 

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I’ve never made it past that stage either .
I tried the rec-n-share but got confused .
Used it on one gig right after I got it .
Was told you couldn’t hear my bass drum
I’ll just mic my kit the old fashioned way when needed ….

I plan on doing extensive testing and put it in use next Wednesday for our first rehearsal after our casino gig a week ago. I'll be reporting what I come up with.

Thanks for all the replies.
 

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Quick update:
Everything unpacked. Hooked it all up, set it up on my kit and ran it into my PA. Works great except the snare trigger. I'm going to have to look into that. I don't think the module knows it's connected. BBL...
 

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Make sure to update the firmware to the new version as well . Pretty simple to do and it improves an already cool unit .

Has anyone used this unit to record in any studio or even just demo work with good success? I ask because a friend of mine who writes jingles wants to use one in his home studio to get sounds up quickly for his work.
 

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Has anyone used this unit to record in any studio or even just demo work with good success? I ask because a friend of mine who writes jingles wants to use one in his home studio to get sounds up quickly for his work.
I did one demo for a friend with my EAD10. It was tracking along with a pre-recorded guitar and vocal that wasn't to a click, so that was interesting... Then I passed along the file to him and he mixed and the result was pretty good, for a demo. The file for drums is a single file for everything (as far as I know how to use it) so options are limited mixing-wise. That limitation would make demos the ceiling for the EAD10 IMO.
 

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I did one demo for a friend with my EAD10. It was tracking along with a pre-recorded guitar and vocal that wasn't to a click, so that was interesting... Then I passed along the file to him and he mixed and the result was pretty good, for a demo. The file for drums is a single file for everything (as far as I know how to use it) so options are limited mixing-wise. That limitation would make demos the ceiling for the EAD10 IMO.
It's the fact that it basically is one line out into one track that makes this unit attractive for a lot of these jingle guys who actually have pretty limited capacity for multi tracking...this guy I know has a set up where you can't record more than two tracks at a time. So, this EAD-10 might just be the ticket that he is looking for to get this job done with minimal fuss. But, you are right...it's not meant for serious multi track recording where you want each component of the kit on a separate track for maximum control and mixing.
 

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Another update. We used this device for band rehearsal the other night. The band was impressed. It performed well. After I programmed the module to recognize the snare trigger, that came to life. The mix is still a little wonky. The snare trigger to me doesn't work as well as you might expect a Yamaha product to perform. Maybe it's still me and my tweaking but I was able to set levels and with my mixer I started out running both left and right into a single channel on the board. Then I expanded to allow each side its own mixer channel. Then I could do some panning and other effects.

All in all the unit works as expected and I believe it will work great on a 3-4 pc setup. Any more and your shells will be further away from the mics and will be further back in the mix.

The other cool thing is I can take it from kit to kit with just a set of headphones and enhance any kit I sit at with no need for a big PA.

It's as much a novelty as it can be a stage assistant. If you don't take it too seriously, it's a great little tool for about the cost of a decent set of mics but with controls that a mic pack won't deliver.
 


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