How to calibrate hi-hat pedal

Hello. I have a problem with my dm10. when I close the hi-hat sound is that of an open hi-hat. I have to press very hard for the sound is that of a closed hi-hat. it is not practical at all. How can I set it so that the sound of the closed hi-hat is correct? thank you.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. I'll be happy to help. Check out this helpful guide that will walk you through properly setting up and configuring your DM10 module - Alesis DM10 - Setup Guide

    Additionally, it sounds like you may need to calibrate your hi-hat. 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).
    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
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