Roland TD-12 - courtesy of the best wife ever

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Roland TD-12 - courtesy of the best wife ever

Post by felix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:49 am

It's my birthday tomorrow.

I came home from work today to find my wife waiting with a brand new Roland TD-12 electronic drum kit!

Truly one of the best gifts ever, I've always wanted a set, but I always kept passing on one.

Apparently watching me spend hours playing Rock Band drums gave her the idea. She said "now you can play the drums for real!"

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It took about an hour to setup all the way, and then I played until my hands started to hurt. Tomorrow, it's time to hook it up to the machinedrum!
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:01 am

awesome!!! happy birthday :party:

that's the sweetest gift ever. i wish my wife was that kind :lol:

i have some edrums as well, Yamaha DTXtreme, bought 'em just before my first child was born. I like 'em so much I ended up selling my acoustic drums... i've even played gigs with them. really cool stuff

enjoy!

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Post by felix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:09 am

Thanks!

Yeah, it's rad, I can't stop staring at it. I want to keep playing, but I also don't want blisters.

I always wanted to be a drummer, but it didn't go over well when I was 15:

parents: "you need some kind of activity. How about you take piano lessons?"
me: "how about drums?"
parents: "No. Piano"
me: "No, drums"
parents: "No drums"
me: "guitar?"
parents: "ok"
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Post by flts » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:28 am

Wow, congrats!

I've been sort of a "closet drummer" for ages - never had a kit myself and never had a chance to take lessons or play in a band so far but always tried to get to play the drums in jams with friends... and since I don't have room or money for a proper V-Drum kit, I often bang Addictive Drums with my keyboard and have a jolly good time :hihi:

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Post by felix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:38 pm

Thanks! :party:

It looks like I hardly have any room for it as well. It's currently setup in the living room, I'm gonna have to do some serious shuffling to get it to fit in the studio room.
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Post by criticalmonkey » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:15 am

enjoy it - i've got a td-10 - just the sound module side- the thing sneaks on to all my tracks that have drums

curious how long you've been married - my wife went from complaining about my synths to telling me to buy more around the 8 year mark - now she keeps an account for me just to buy gear with - still kinda freaks me out how great it is

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Post by felix » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:33 am

a little over a year now. I hope I can look forward to that in 8 years.

She's actually really great about all my stuff...so long as it stays in the studio room, and not spread all around her nice clean house :hihi:
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Post by wetterberg » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:35 am

very cool gift, that!
Here's a tip: Since their e-drums, you don't actually have to hit them that hard - hence no real "need" for blisters.

oh, and drumming is all in the wrists, hehe.

I play in a casual band with a drummer on the TD-20, fully expanded. That thing is a MONSTER!

See if you can get us some recordings of e-drums with machinedrum, eh?

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:22 pm

Nice one! I seriously need to upgrade my TD3... it sucks so bad.
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Post by felix » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:30 pm

I do have a tendency to hit hard, I tend to get into it a little to much :hihi:

The blisters I think were from holding the sticks a little too hard. They are just on the inside of my index finger of my right hand (the side that faces the thumb), so it's something exclusive to how I held the stick in that hand.

I'll definitely get some recordings with the machinedrum as soon as I can. The new Plan B M23 (arrived today) and Livewire AFGs (should be here wednesday) will very likely divert me, but the main task for this week is making room to get the kit into the studio.

I'm also on the look out for a way to mount the machinedrum to the drum cage like the TD-12 brain. I imagine I'll be using the machinedrum with the e-drums *a lot* and it would be great to have it within easy reach.
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:02 am

I found the MD to be the most natural drum synth I've played with yet.
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