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Compatibility acoustic triggers on samplepad 4

Hi, I would like to know what acoustic triggers work in samplepad 4.
I tried the Roland 30k acoustic trigger and I had two problems ...
- First: not only did the assigned kick sound (A1), but it also took a (A2) that is unintelligible. How is it that he takes a second signal?
- Sometimes a double hit sounded on the kick
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  • Hello, Geronimo

    Thanks for posting! 

    Sorry to hear you are having a tough time with your SamplePad4. Are you trying to trigger 2 sounds at the same time? You can only add a second layer to the external trigger if the sample is sourced from an SD card. Here are the WAV sample requirements:

    Please note the following file requirements:

    • The samples files must be 16-bit, mono or stereo.WAV files.
    • You can use an SD card or SDHC card with a capacity of up to 32 GB.
    • The .WAV file must be located in the root (main) directory of the card and not in any folders.We recommend formatting your SD card to a FAT32 file system (if it is not already) and naming your samplefiles according to this format. Basically, this means:
    • Do not use these characters: " * / \ : < > ? |
    • Do not use spaces.• Limit your file name to 8 characters (excluding the file extension, ".WAV").
    • You can assign up to 14 MB worth of samples per kit (the sample library on your SD card can be larger, ofcourse). Also, please note that a sample's size will be rounded up when loaded (e.g., a 2.1 MB sample on theSD card will be treated as a 3 MB sample when it is assigned to a pad).
    • The max number of files that can be located in the root directory is 512.
    • When a.WAV file is selected, it will take a few seconds to load into the memory.
    • SamplePad 4 supports mono or stereo.WAV files, with a sample rate of 48K, 44.1K, 32K, 22.05K, and11.025K.
    • When there is no SD card inserted, it is not possible to select the card location.

    Please let me know if this helps or if you have any other questions! 
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  • Thanks Criss!
    No, my problem is that the acoustic trigger Had some troubles with the alesis sample pad 4. The acoustic kick trigger roland have some compatibility problems with the alesis module.

    Do you know which one works with alesis sample pad 4?
    I don’t know... maybe yamaha or ddrums?
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  • Hello, Geronimo

    This SamplePad has not been officially tested with third-party acoustic drum triggers, the Ext. input on the back of the Samplepad 4 is only officially supported for single and dual zone pads, not necessarily acoustic drum triggers which is why you are experiencing odd behavior. Ddrum triggers will not work on this SamplePad, so I would see if a Yamaha kick drum trigger might do the trick :)

    Thank you for your patience!
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    If you are using a single trigger like a kick pedal then make sure your are using a mono 1/4 inch signal cable such as a guitar cable, not a stereo TRS cable.
    Use a stereo cable if you are using a dual zone tom /snare pad like a Roland PD-85
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