No rim sound on snare rim - Alesis Forge

Hi There,

I have unboxed my newly purchased Alesis Forge last week and just finished setting it now just now. While testing all the pads, I found out the there's no rim sound coming out when I hit the snare rim. Instead of the rim sound, I only hear another fainted sound of a snare. Any advise on how I can have the true rim shot sound?
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  • Hello John,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Alesis Forge kit has a dual zone 11-inch snare that should have a separate rim sound from the main snare sound.  I would start by disconnecting all of your cables and be sure that you have the correct cables going to the correct pads.  If you continue to have issues,  please contact our technical support team to assist you with your symptoms.  Simply log onto http://www.alesis.com/supportt to contact support.

    I hope this helps!
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  • Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your advise. Sorry. what I am referring to is the cross stick sound effect on the snare. Apparently when I hit the edge of the snare with the stick, it does not generate the stick sound.

    This should be the same on the Forge Alesis demo video of Josh Cuadra in youtube as you see him doing the cross sticking.
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  • Apparently when I hit the edge of the snare with the stick, it does not generate the stick sound. 

    This is because not every kit on the Forge Kit has a cross-stick sound. However, you can load this sound onto a thumb drive to be triggered by the edge.This video here will show you how to load custom sounds from a thumb drive. Start around the 5:30 mark.
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  • Hello Bill,
    I am having the same problem. Regarding to your previous answer, is there a ready saved kit in the forge module that has a cross stick snare sound? Thanks.
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    • Hi again, sorry to be a pest but... I found a third party website to download the cross-stick sound and did so. I first formatted the USB drive and loaded the sample onto the drive, then I went to "Kit", "Menu" USB Memory ""Enter" , "Sample Load" & "Enter" the first ones I downloaded are were stereo format and when I tried to load them into the Alesis Forge Advanced Module I got the message "No Samples". I then went out found some marked "Mono", but got the same "No Samples" message when I tried to load them. What am I doing wrong?
    • The Forge Drum Kit allows you to add any WAV file up to 16-bit/48kHz to a 4GB to 64GB FAT32 formatted USB drive and add to/create your own unique kit.  Each sample must be a16-bit mono WAV file with a maximum size of 15 MB. It can have a sampling rate of 48, 44.1, 32, 22.05, or 11.025 kHz.


      To load your own samples from a USB flash drive to use as voices within a kit:


      1.Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
      2.Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu.
      3.Use the Down and Up buttons to select USB Memory, and then press Enter.
      4.Use the Down and Up buttons to select Sample Load, and then press Enter. A list of your samples will appear in the display.
      5.Use the Down and Up buttons to select a sample, and then press Enter.
      6.When Load to User Voice? appears in the display, press Enter to load the sample or Exit to cancel. You may need to wait a minute for the sample to load, depending on its size
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