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Electronic Drums
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I have a KAT KT 3 and I just started using this program with a friend and I was wondering what is the best way to set up the sound for my kit,would I use less volume from the kit and more from the program itself?
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(12-12-2021, 03:03 PM)drummerman68 Wrote: I have a KAT KT 3 and I just started using this program with a friend and I was wondering what is the best way to set up the sound for my kit,would I use less volume from the kit and more from the program itself?
you will need to use zero volume from the kit and 100% from the Jamkazam application. Otherwise, you will hear yourself playing with an echo, and everyone else in your session will seem to be "late" against the beat.
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(12-12-2021, 03:03 PM)drummerman68 Wrote: I have a KAT KT 3 and I just started using this program with a friend and I was wondering what is the best way to set up the sound for my kit,would I use less volume from the kit and more from the program itself?

Here is my setup for Roland TD-17 - using 2 (1/4") TRS cables, I plug the TD-17 (L & R) into a 4 channel mixer input. The mixer is then connected via Control Room outputs (L&R) into a Behringer UMC204HD (using inputs 1&2) which is then in turn, plugged into a Windows 10 PC using USB.

The levels (or gains) on each are as follows:

1) on the TD-17 module, "Volume" is set to 90-95% output.  This is not volume, it is "signal" or gain going to the mixer

2) on mixer, the drum input channel at +0.25db past  0.0 (like 2 o'clock if looking down on it). The Control Room output is about the same: +0.25db past centre. This delivers plenty of signal/gain out to the Behringer device (and my stereo via the master outputs when not in session)

3) on the Behringer, the input Gains for both 1&2 channels are set to about 50% (12 noon). 

With this setup, and headphones connected to the Behringer, I can have the headphone level at about 50-60% and have decent, loud sound from the drums while in session on JK. And using a direct monitoring mix, I need very little signal "direct" to blast out the sound via headphones or physical speakers connected to the Behringer.

Why a mixer you may ask? I also have a microphone and an electronic guitar plugged into the same mixer. This allows me to mix all 3 inputs on the mixer before going to my PC, complete with EQ.....
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#4
does anyone use midi setup instead of audio connections, there is an option in the audio setup, but I can't get it to work, I'm using Roland e drums, and would rather use midi than TRS audio connect to my interface
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(Yesterday, 10:25 PM)Dan Miller Wrote: does anyone use midi setup instead of audio connections, there is an option in the audio setup, but I can't get it to work, I'm using Roland e drums, and would rather use midi than TRS audio connect to my interface

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Why would you rather connect through MIDI?
What would you be triggering?
> Tamacti Jun <
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#6
I have tried using MIDI tracks in Jamkazam - when it works, it works fine, but most of the time I either "lose" the track in a session (it just disappears), or I get too much latency back to my VST synth, so I decided to keep it all in the audio domain.

Latency, for a drummer, is a terrible thing.

You will be much better off using the audio TRS connection. Trust me - I'm an old guy and I've been using MIDI since 1985 ;-}
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