Lost Bell sound on DM10X Mesh Ride Cymbal

Lost my bell sound on ride cymbal, DM10X Mesh kit. Only bow sounds now on both bow and bell areas of ride cymbal. No settings were changed.Turned kit on one day and bell sound was gone. When I change Input Type on Ride Bell from Switch (where it had been) to Piezo I get a mix of bell and bow sounds on bell and bow areas. I've tried resetting the Xtalk parameters with no change in symptoms. Any ideas?? Kit is 2 years old, light to moderate use.
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  • Hi Hugh,

    Thanks for posting. 

    Yes, the input type will need to be set to Piezo in order for the bell sound to trigger properly. Additional adjustments may need to be made in order to accommodate the function of the edge to your style of playing.

    If you're experiencing bell and bow sounds, this would indicate that you're experiencing crosstalk. Follow these steps below:
    • First, disable write protection so that you can save your changes 

      To turn write protection off: 
      1. Press UTILITY. 
      2. Press SYS (F4). 
      3. Press O/S (F3). 
      4. Press MEM (F4). 
      5. Press VALUE DOWN or move the VALUE DIAL counterclockwise until the "WriteProt" field says "OFF." 
      6. Press DRUM KIT to return to the main page. 


      Every time you strike a pad, the whole kit vibrates. Vibrations travel through the kit rack and can sometimes trigger other pads. This tendency is known as ‘crosstalk’, and due to the physical nature of drums, it is unavoidable (even on an acoustic kit). The DM10 Module comes prepared with a “Crosstalk” (or ‘Xtalk’) setting. A more accurate description of this setting would be “Crosstalk compensation”, as there really isn’t a way to prevent the physical tendency for vibrations to travel. This setting, however, uses an algorithm to separate intentional hits, from unintentional crosstalk triggers; the result, when tweaked correctly, is that you only hear sounds you want to hear. 

      1. Press “Ext. Trig” 
      2. On top of the screen, rotate the value wheel to select the trigger you’d like to adjust 
      3. Press ‘F2’ for ‘Trig’ 
      4. You’ll notice three ‘Xtalk’ settings: ‘Xtalk Send’, ‘Xtalk Receive’, and ‘ZoneXtalk’. ‘Xtalk Send’ describes the trigger’s tendency to cause adjacent pads to trigger when struck. ‘Xtalk Receive’ describes the trigger’s tendency to be triggered when an adjacent pad is struck. Lastly, ‘ZoneXTalk’ affects how likely a dual zone trigger is to cause crosstalk upon itself. For example, a Ride Bell and Ride Bow. 
      5. Here’s where things get tricky. Each of these settings can be adjusted from 1-7. Since the setting is really ‘Crosstalk Compensation’, the higher the value, the less likely the pad is to send or receive Crosstalk. Here’s the catch: It may be tempting to simply turn it all the way up. But remember that the DM10 is using a smart algorithm to try to ‘weed out’ crosstalk from intentional hits. If you turn it all the way up, you may find that it mistakenly mutes some of your strikes, writing them off as crosstalk. Try to find a balance (ideally somewhere in the middle) with any problem pads, as well as their surrounding pads that are sending crosstalk. 
      6. Don’t forget to press the ‘store’ key to save your settings each time you make a change!

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