Hi-Hat Splashes (Crashes) When Closing With My Heal Down On The Pedal

I have a DM10 with a Alesis RealHat Hi-Hat pedal. When I press the hi-hat pedal closed (down) with my heal down I get a cymbal splash/crash, if I raise my heal and press down I don't, I get a nice solid "chink". How can I dial this out?
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  • Hi Ken,

    Thanks for posting. 

    It sounds like you may need to calibrate your pedal. To calibrate the hi-hat pedal:

    1. Connect the hi-hat pedal to the module but do not press it down.
    2. On the module, press EXT TRIG.
    3. Use the CURSOR UP / DOWN buttons to highlight the "Input" field at the top of the screen then use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to select "HiHat."
    4. Press CAL (F1).
    5. With the hi-hat pedal completely raised ("open"), press OPEN (F1) and wait for a message saying the process is complete.
    6. With the hi-hat pedal completely pressed ("closed"), press CLOS (F2) and wait for a message saying the process is complete.
    7. If you want to fine-tune how the module detects your pedal's "open" and "closed" positions, press TRIM (F3). Use the CURSOR UP / DOWN buttons to select "Open" or "Closed" and use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to adjust the setting. (Tip: Increasing the "Closed" value makes it easier to close the hi-hat or "choke" it.)
    8. If you want to adjust the response curve of the pedal, press CURV (F4). Use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to select the curve that best suits your playing style. (Tip: We recommend using LINEAR, LOG1 or LOG2 for conventional hi-hat performance.)
    9. When you have adjusted the hi-hat settings to your preference, press EXIT to exit the calibration page (or press DRUM KIT to return to the main screen).

    Let me know how this goes.
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