Best rim triggering position for snare

Hi everyone,
I would like to know what is the best position on rim snare for best triggering. Sometime infact snare rim does not trigger...:-(
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. 
    If you are experiencing missed hits on multiple triggers, or if entire areas of more than one trigger seem to not be functioning at all, the Global Trigger Setting may not be correctly chosen.  For example, the module may be set for the triggers that come with the DM10 Studio Kit rather than the DM10 X Kit, or vice versa.

    To change the Global Trigger Setting and ensure that the module is correctly set for your specific kit, follow the steps suggested below:

    1. Power on the DM10 module.
    2. From the Main screen, press the UTILITY button.
    3. Now press F4 SYS.
    4. Next, press F2 INIT.
    5. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the bottom option, which likely says DM10 Studio Triggers.  Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to change this setting to your kit.
    6. Once your kit is listed, press F4 EXEC.  Then choose F1 YES when prompted with Are you sure? Initialize all trigger settings?
    7. Now, press the DRUM KIT button to get back to the main screen.
    8. Finally, power cycle the DM10 module and try your kit again.
    Note: Once you power cycle the module, if you return to the screen in step 4 above, the bottom setting will always show as DM10 Studio Triggers because this is the first in a cycle of two or three settings that can be chosen.  This is normal and not necessarily the active trigger setting.

    Once your kit is set to the correct Global Trigger Settings, if something still feels a little 'off' or 'not quite right', typically the most likely reason is that you want the triggers to be more sensitive to your strikes.  The easiest and fastest way to adjust that is by following these steps:

    Global Sensitivity Setting
    1. Press the UTILITY button.
    2. Now press F3 (TRIG).
    3. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Trig Sens field and then use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to change the setting to HIGH.
    4. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main page.
    Quick Link to this part of the video
    Once you adjust the Global Sensitivity Setting, most likely you will be good to go.  However, if your style of playing is one where you strike the pads very, very quickly, or if you feel like some of the triggers are not picking up all of your hits during the roughs or flams, the individual trigger settings can be adjusted very easily in order to make sure no hits get dropped.  For increased accuracy, the DM10 offers the ability to adjust the individual trigger settings to make sure that each and every strike and dynamic you want to hear can be expressed exactly as you play it.



    Three Simple Settings
    • Sensitivity
    • Threshold
    • ReTrigger
     

    Sensitivity By increasing the Sensitivity setting for a specific trigger, that trigger will respond to lighter hits more forcefully.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    1. From the main screen, press the EXT TRIG button.
    2. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Input field.
      Once the Input field is highlighted, use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to choose the trigger you want to adjust.
      (ie. If you would like to adjust the main head area of the snare drum, choose SnrHd. If you want to adjust the snare drum rim area, choose SnrRim, etc.)
    3. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Sensitivty field.
    4. Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to increase or decrease the sensitivity of the affected trigger.
    5. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main screen.
    Quick Link to this part of the video

     

    Threshold The Threshold setting is similar to Sensitivity in that if it is set to a low value, a very light hit will trigger a sound.  However, the difference is this: If the Threshold setting is increased, there will be absolutely no sound until the pad is hit with a certain amount of force.  This allows for accidental unintentional hits to automatically be eliminated in real-time.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    1. From the main screen, press the EXT TRIG button.
    2. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Input field.
      Once the Input field is highlighted, use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to choose the trigger you want to adjust.
      (ie. If you would like to adjust the main head area of the snare drum, choose SnrHd. If you want to adjust the snare drum rim area, choose SnrRim, etc.)
    3. Press F2 (TRIG).
    4. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Threshold field.
    5. Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to increase or decrease the Threshold setting of the affected trigger.
    6. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main screen.
    Quick Link to this part of the video

     

    ReTrigger The ReTrigger setting focuses on how quickly one strike comes after another, rather than how much force a pad is being hit with.  By adjusting the ReTrigger setting higher, any accidental secondary hits that come immediately after the first intentional hit, will be eliminated.  The lower the setting, the more likely the second hit will be heard.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    1. From the main screen, press the EXT TRIG button
    2. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Input field.
      Once the Input field is highlighted, use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to choose the trigger you want to adjust.
      (ie. If you would like to adjust the main head area of the snare drum, choose SnrHd. If you want to adjust the snare drum rim area, choose SnrRim, etc.)
    3. Press F2 (TRIG).
    4. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the ReTrigger field.
    5. Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to increase or decrease the ReTrigger setting of the affected trigger.
    6. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main screen.
    Quick Link to this part of the video

     
    I hope this helps! 
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  • Thank you for the answer.
    I also would like to know if on rim of the Alesis mesh 12'' pad, rim sensor has a preferential strike position or it is equal on every position I hit it. Where is it positionated?
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