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Hihat vibrations trigger sounds on DM10

Hi! I saw this same issue in an old topic, but it is no longer open and the solution is not described.I just bought dm10 and all works great aside from the hihat. When i strike it it seems like the vibrations from the movement of the hihat trigger the sample. If i hold the hihat with my hand and then strike it it plays great. It is not a problem of crosstalk, it is the movement of the hihat after being hit that triggers.Any solutions?
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  • Hi Andre,

    Thanks for posting. 

    It sounds like you need to reduce your sensitivity and increase your threshold settings:

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


    SENSITIVITY

    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.
    3. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Sensitivty field.
    4. Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to decrease the sensitivity of the affected trigger.
    5. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main screen.
    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.
      Press F2 (TRIG).
    3. Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the Threshold field.
    4. Use the VALUE/TEMPO dial to increase the Threshold setting of the affected trigger.
    5. Press the DRUM KIT button to return to the main screen.
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  • Hello Bill,
    I have tried to adjust threshold and sensitivity, but it did not work. Actually, at the moment I increase the threshold the problem stops, but starts again after a few minutes of use. Then, if I change the value, up or down, the problem stops again for some time and starts again after a few minutes playing. Adjusting retrigger does not solve it.
    The triggering is worse if I hit the border of the pad, maybe because it makes the pad move more.
    It seems that it is more evident with the pedal in close position. When it is open either it does not happen or I can not listem to it.
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  • Sorry you're still having issues, Andre. Let's have you get in touch with your nearest Support Office to help you out with this over the phone. Log on to www.alesis.com/support to contact Support. You can find their contact information on that page. 
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  • I have the identical problem that Andre does. Expanding upon what he said about hitting the outer edge of the pad making the retriggering worse, I can narrow my “usable” area of my hi hat pad approximately a 1.5 inch diameter area near the bell of the pad where I get a consistent sound with no unexpected retrigger behavior

    I tried the steps Bill outlined and it did not fix the issue permanently. Like Andre, it works for a few minutes but then degrades after that.

    I also found that holding the pad with my hand suppressed the unwanted retriggering. I have tried to suppress the vibration of the pad with foam rubber stuck to the underside and on top of the pad but no method of “muffling” will eliminate the unwanted retriggering.
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