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  1. If your drummer was using very thick felt pads or maybe doubling up on them and torquing down on the wing nut to the point the cymbal wasn't moving freely, then you would notice choking (and if your drummer is a hard-hitter, perhaps cracks in the cymbals). Going from a situation like that to using a thinner felt pad on the top and bottom or a thinner felt pad on the bottom with nothing on top and allowing the cymbal to move freely would result in more sustain / less choking and more shimmer. However, if you're going from an OEM thin felt pad to an after-market name-brand thin felt pad, there will not be any audible difference regardless of who endorses it.
  2. What is the brand and model of the power distribution unit at the top of the rack?
  3. I sold off much of my original RCF gear last year so I could upgrade. My old subs were four RCF ART 705-AS subs. They were just okay, and that's maybe being a little friendly. I don't know how much of an upgrade the 705-ASII version would be. In any event, as I upgraded I spoke with my preferred dealer, a couple other dealers, and even the folks at RCF. They all said the 8004 is their best single-driver sub. I momentarily thought about the monster 21" 8005 and everyone advised to just go with the 18" 8004. As it turns out, all of my band's larger outdoor events this summer came with full PA provided, so I didn't have to take the plunge on the 8004s just yet. Hoping I can put it off until NAMM in case they come out with something new. Their 9004 single 18" cabinet has a bit more power but the RDNET stuff is way out of my league.
  4. Keyboard amps or your typical full-range PA cabinet alone aren't going to be satisfactory if you have good e-drums. Your drums will only sound as good as your PA system. You need something capable of producing good low-end and those items just don't deliver. If you really want to hear/feel them, you'll need to add a subwoofer. You don't have to go crazy with an 18" or 21" subwoofer. There are subs with single or twin 10" drivers or 12" drivers which will produce some good results. Here's a 12" sub: https://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/sub-series/sub-612/ This one has twin 8" drivers: https://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/sub-series/sub-28d/ If you don't want to bother with subs, try a nice 15" monitor such as the RCF NX 15-SMA (you may need a small mixer depending on your drum module): https://www.rcf.it/en_US/products/product-detail/nx-15-sma/234158 Something else to consider is the DB Technologies ES 1203 (this has a mixer built-in): https://www.dbtechnologies.com/en/products/es/es-1203/
  5. The Drumit Five module by 2Box contains nothing but multi-layered samples of real drums and cymbals. Samples of electronic drums are available if you wish to have them but they, of course, sound like electric drums. There's a Swedish company by the name of Clavia which makes the popular Nord series of synthesizers, keyboards, and stage pianos. Back in the 1980s they started out as a digital drum company called DDrum. First thing out was DDrum, then DDrum 2 (owned it and loved it), DDrum 3 (should have bought it but didn't - big mistake), and finally DDrum 4 (owned it but longed for DDrum 3). At some point they started making keyboards and you sell a heck of a lot more keyboards than you do electronic drums. They couldn't continue to go toe to toe with Roland and Yamaha digital drums so they sold the DDrum name and technology in the late 1990s or early 2000s to Armadillo Enterprises in the USA. Armadillo relaunched the DDrum name as a fairly cheap line of acoustic drums before coming out with more pricey drums. Eventually they reintroduced DDrum electronic drum pads and modules but they are nothing remotely close to the original DDrum stuff produced by DDrum when they were part of Clavia. Anyway, long story short, 2Box gear is designed and manufactured by the original DDrum guys from Clavia. It's top-of-the line stuff and the sounds, in my humble opinion, are far, far, far more pleasing than anything out of any Roland or Yamaha module.
  6. Is there a professional version, or at least a wired version, similar to the Bose SoundWear Companion anywhere out there? https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/...ompanion_black I am very susceptible to ear infections. Ear plugs and IEMs don't work. I sometimes wear headphones but they become uncomfortable after a while. Some of our gigs are tight and I have no room for a floor monitor. I use a "hot spot" type monitor but I kind of like this Bose thing more. It just rests on the neck. I tried it out at my local Best Buy and have to admit it sounds pretty good (better than my hot spot).
  7. I found these two items which would allow me to stream music from my phone or an iPad and pause it from wherever I stand instead of going up on stage and hitting pause on my laptop, phone or iPad. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with either item and what you thought. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BTIBLOXd1--rapcohorizon-btiblox-4.2-bluetooth-receiver-interface https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/318BT--switchcraft-audiostix-318bt-xlr-bluetooth-receiver I'm also wondering if there's any sort of bluetooth setup which would allow me to wirelessly transmit from the output of my mixers to the input of my active cabinets. I could use either of the above items to connect to my active cabinets and receive a signal but I can't find anything to connect to the audio output of my mixer and transmit the signal to a receiver. Thanks!
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