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Alesis Nitro - rim and drum head activating eachother

Ive recently got a new pad for the set and the problem stated has started occuring. When I hit the drum head the rim sound on the same drum plays instead sometimes, and vice versa. I 've adjusted the cross talk settings but its still happening. Is the pad defective or how do I fix this.
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  • Hi Dan,

    Thanks for posting. 

    If your head or rim are continuing to trigger adjacent pads, you may need to perform some further adjustments to your crosstalk settings. 
    Every time you strike a pad, the entire kit vibrates. Vibrations travel through the rack and can sometimes trigger other pads.  This tendency is called 'cross-talk', and due to the physical nature of drums, it is unavoidable (even on an acoustic kit). A more accurate description of this setting would be "crosstalk compensation", as there really isn't a way to prevent  the physical tendency for vibrations to travel.

    This setting, however, uses an algorithm to separate intentional hits from unintentional crosstalk triggers; the result, when tweaked correctly, is that you only hear the sounds you want to hear. Most often this setting does not need to be adjusted, but some playing styles (heavy hitters) may want to consider fine-tuning it to improve response. If you're noticing pads canceling each other out or pads triggering randomly/when striking a different pad, this is the setting for you. Adjusting the cross-talk setting to somewhere in the middle is usually a good start.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    • Press Voice button to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
    • Hit the pad whose settings you want to edit.
    • Press Utility button to enter the available settings.
    • CRO (Cross Talk) will be the third option after you press Utility button three times.
    • Use the Left (<) and Right (>) buttons to adjust the function.
    • To save the adjustments, Select the Voice button.
    • Press SAVE button.
    • Choose a user kit (between 25- 40).
    • Press Save button again.
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  • Hi, thank you for replying. It's not working however. The issue is that the rim and drum head are activating on the same pad, not adjacent ones. It completely blocks the tom sound when the rim activates. Any way to fix it?
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  • Have you tried adjusting your pad threshold, sensitivity, and pad rim sensitivity? If not, Follow these steps below:

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