DM10 triggering problem, constant sound on PERC2

Having a problem with my DM10 module. Input PERC2 for the 2nd crash seems to be triggering itself. There is a constant sound of a ringing crash cymbal after the unit powers on. In other words, it sounds like the tail end of hitting the crash, kind of like an open hihat fading out but never fades completely. It only goes away when I turn sensitivity to 0. I have upgraded and reset the firmware to see if it made a difference but did not and also tried different cables. Maybe I have a bad connector? My work around it to use PERC4 instead but that requires me to remap the sounds to all of the factory kits to use that input instead. Any thoughts? The unit is from 2011 so it is well out of warranty.
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  • Hi Glen,

    Thanks for posting. 

    It sounds like you're experiencing crosstalk. Please refer to this thread here for information on how to resolve this. 

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Hey..have you tried plugging another trigger into and seeing if it still does it?..seems it always happens after upgrading...
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    Crosstalk settings didn't make a difference. I've got my crosstalk set that the cymbals didn't trigger when I hit the toms, which was a problem for me after resetting to default so I'm pleased with my settings.

    I tried plugging a drum pad into the input, using both the original and alternate cables, and got the same sound. That's what leads me to believe it's the input jack.
    • I would agree with the input jack is likely the issue. Depending on your skills with electronics, either check the soldered connections inside the brain or take it to your local music shop and see if they can fix it. I changed an input jack on one of my amps and I bought it from the repair shop for $5...and it’s not very hard to change out if you are good with electronic circuitry...
    • No problem with the electronics skills. I fix PC's for a living and have built many a guitar in the past. In this case I worry about screwing something else up in the process.
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  • I will take a look at the jack when I get more time. In the meantime, I've got another question. If there's one thing I have always hated about this kit, it's the hihat. Not the cymbal or controller, the calibration & trim. It seems that no matter what I do, I always get the "chick" sound when I close the hihat. I want to silently close the hat but the "chick" always happens and it seems louder. An example would be the hihat in Hotel California, the "mirrors on the ceiling" section. I tried adjusting the trim to 40 open, 60 closed as suggested in this community but that is impossible. I adjust open to 40 but when I dial closed past 40, both open and closed increase. I can't go back to open and dial it down either. If I could get that "chick" sound to go away, I'd be a happy guy. I used to have a Roland TD6 and a CY5 hihat pad and never had that problem.

    Pardon me if my technical terms like "chick" are incorrect. I am a total amateur, self taught drummer with Parkinson's Disease and I use drumming as therapy now.
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  • No luck on the soldering. It's a proprietary dual input jack so it's not like I can just pop a new switchcraft jack in there. However I did resolve my problem! I had to crank the the THRESHOLD way up and the sound finally went away. I seldom touch that setting on any input, let alone crank it up to 50. Still it solves my problem. Thanks to all for the advice. I did post my HiHat chick question as a separate topic. Looks like others have posted about the HiHat trim issue.
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