Digitech SDRUM? Intelligent drum machine pedal.

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  1. MrSoftV

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    Came here to post this too. Looks interesting, seems like Ezdrummer in a pedal. Big fan of the Trio+. This could prove to be just as useful for my home demos and songwriting.
     
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    Paging Tom Cram,
    Man,what's in the water down there?
    You're going to make me start liking pedals again.
    My hats off to you dude,seriously.
     
  3. Tom Von Kramm

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    Thanks man! The bulk of the kudos for SDRUM go to our Canada team, they kicked ass on this thing!
     
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    ...where the strings come in.
    They sure did.
    So,and I hate to put you on the spot but,when?..
     
  5. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Silver Supporting Member

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    This month! We'll be on time for this one (for a change). ;)
     
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  6. la noise

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    Price?? $159-$179 range???
     
  7. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Silver Supporting Member

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    Street $199.95 USD

    I'm heading back to the booth for some more setup, I'll check back in a few hours from now.
     
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    Sweet. Goes to show Tom and his team are actually listening. Now if we can get a Trio with same Jamsync capability to control a stereo looper.
     
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    Love my Trio+ not sure yet what this offers more of? Seems like a more useful version of the Trio (ie. no looper) but speculating on very little information (and I'm not even a reporter ;))
     
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    Wow. First off, yes, DigiTech is absolutely killing it lately. Even dating back a few years, and even with some of their products that were considered "commercial failures" (like the iStomp), they still put interesting and quality products with a clear passion behind them.

    Second, the aesthetics of that pedal are 100% gear porn. Different colored LED's flashing every which way, multi-positional knobs, a multi-function momentary bypass switch, and what I can only assume are freaking MPC on the face of a (relatively) compact guitar pedal. Holy crap!

    I'm definitely checking this out and definitely not bothering with picking up a Beat Buddy Mini for $100, but I do have some questions. The primary one sticking in my head is whether the experience of using this thing will truly differ from the interactive experience of using the Trio. I was a pretty early adopter of the Trio - I've had some good experiences with it, but also a lot of frustration that it wasn't getting the "song in my head".

    One thing that does appeal to me as a very much "non-drummer" is the ability to tap in patterns with the two pads and then have it fill the hats and some of the busier stuff that I wouldn't be able to do organically if I was, say, trying to program a pattern in a DAW (or drum machine). Storage for 36 "songs" is awesome too, though I have so many questions.

    Are there toms?

    How do you navigate through 36 songs (just the button, or button + LED dial)?

    Does the SDRUM generate fill patterns, and do you have control over the frequency of that?

    Looks really exciting, though, congrats on the announcement!
     
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    Different tech than Trio+? Would this be redundant and if not, what's different about the tech behind it? Thanks!
     
  14. Able Grip

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    36 song memory seems too small... Most gigs are 40-50 songs. 100+ song memory would be much more useful.
     
  15. MrSoftV

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    So early Trio and Trio plus adopter here too. I can't speak for live use as that's not where my interests with this or each of the Trio's lies.

    For me at home I used the Trio+ to come up with drums on a track during the songwriting process. Sometimes it's like luck of the draw really. I might need to spend some time flicking through the different genre's on Trio+ but one of them nails it 50% if the time.

    Then I take the beat I settled on that Trio+ generated (usually I will have done a lot of practice using that beat and bass line already during the song writing process) and try and recreate that in my DAW so it's in midi format and can be routed through midi kits and mixed for recording to sound more pro.

    Of course unless I happen to have a very similar midi groove already in my library, I have to spend a bunch of time editing the closest groove I can find to match the one Trio+ came up with more closely and then even more time to improve upon it. This is laborious!

    What I'm getting from the idea of the SDRUM is that I can dictate exactly what type and feel of beat I need based on the rhythm I play palm muted strings. On paper this seems like it would allow me to come out with the beat I'm looking for much quicker than trying to play my song into the Trio+ using different rhythms until I get the beat I was hoping for.

    Makes me curious what playing the intro to voodoo child into the SDRUM would result in!
     
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    40-50 songs in a gig? I thought 20 was a max. I would be bored to tears by song 47 even if it was the Beatles back from the dead to play in my living room. What kind of gig is this?
     
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    Does SDRUM+ will have an integrated looper? :)
     
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    Gigs around here are usually 3 sets. Say 1 hour sets with 15-20 minute breaks. 15 songs per set x 3 sets is 45 songs. ie: 9pm-1am or 10pm-2am. Then you might play an encore...

    Different gigs require different set lists, different songs and styles. Some seasoned players will have 200-400 songs in their books.

    Edit: I forgot all about requests. Drunks love to call the songs. Doesn't matter what the song is, as long as you play whatever crap song they can think of...
     
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  19. jacopo

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    I play 1 song at every gig. and usually, I can not even finish it
     

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