Alesis Command Kit snare drum sound problems

The snare drum on my Alesis Command kit produces two of the same sounds on both the rim and the head. When I play the head, it produces a very quiet sound while the rim produces a louder sound that a normal snare should sound like. I've tried turning the volume up on the head and the sound just goes back to the same quiet sound. Is there a way I can turn the head volume up and set the rim of the snare to make a rimshot sound?
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  • Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for posting.

    In a kit, each sound is called a “voice.” You can change each voice and set some of its parameters, letting you customize the collection of sounds in a kit. Follow these steps below:

    To edit a voice:

    1. Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
    2. Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu.
    3. Use the Down and Up buttons to select Voice, and then press Enter.
    4. Hit the pad whose voice you want to edit. The pad’s name will appear at the top of the display. Alternatively, use the dial or Left () buttons.
    5. The display will show the pad’s current voice and its parameters. On this page:
    • To select a parameter you want to edit, use the Down and Up buttons:
    o Voice Name: The pad’s current voice.
    o Volume: The pad’s volume (00–16).
    o Pan: The pad’s position in the stereo field (-08 to +08). Negative values
    correspond to the left side, and positive values correspond to the right side. 00 is the center.
    o Pitch: The pad’s pitch offset in semitones (-08 to +08).
    o Reverb: The amount of reverb effect applied to the pad’s sound (00–16).
    o Decay: The amount of time it takes for the pad’s sound to decay (-05–00). 00 is
    the default and the longest amount of time. -05 is a very short time.
    o Mode: The pad’s playback mode:
     Poly (polyphonic): Each hit will trigger the sample and allow the sample to “overlap” itself if you hit it several times.
     Mono (monophonic): Each hit will trigger the sample and instantly silence any previous sample from the pad that is still playing.
     Loop: Each hit will trigger the sample. When it reaches the end of the sample, it will return to the beginning. Hit the pad again to stop the loop.
     Stop: Hitting the pad will silence all samples, stop song playback, and deactivate the metronome.
     Tmp (tempo): Hit the pad several times at a regular rate to change the tempo to match that rate. Each hit will also trigger the sample.
     Clk (click): Each hit will activate or deactivate the metronome.
    o Mute Group: The pad’s mute group (00–16). Normally, when you hit a pad while
    another triggered sample is playing, the new sample will overlap the currently
    playing one. When you hit a pad in a mute group, all other samples whose pads are in the same mute group will stop playing immediately.
    o Pad Song: The song that starts when you hit the pad. The song will stop when you
    hit it again. If the Mode is set to Stop (described above), this feature will not work.
    • To edit the parameter’s setting or value, use the dial or Left () buttons.
    6. When you are done editing, we recommend saving the kit.
    You can also save the current sounds and settings as a user kit.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
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