DM10 studio kit. Bass drum head noise issues

I have the studio kit with real heads. When the bass beaters hits the head it is so loud, sounds like it’s hitting a wall. I can barely hear the bass through the headphones, I just hear the beater hitting the head. Also, there is no recoil at all, again it’s like hitting a wall. Can I switch it to a mesh head, or is there a way to makget the impact less noisy and make it recoil like hitting a real bass drum?
I’ve tried using a drum mute pad, but with the extra padding on top, the trigger won’t activate properly.
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  • Hi Joe,

    Thanks for posting. 

    We do not officially support converting to mesh heads. Please see this thread below for more information:

    Additionally, please keep in mind that electronic kits are a little more fragile than acoustic drums. That being said, you will likely need to dial back your playing style and intensity a little when playing electronic drums. 
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  • I bought some silent stroke bass beaters. They don’t create nearly as much noise when hitting the head, however they are softer so the bass drum isn’t triggering very well. How can I fix this?
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  • You may need to increase your sensitivity and/or decrease your threshold settings. To adjust your sensitivity settings, 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


    Follow these steps below to adjust your threshold settings:
    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
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