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Roland FD-9 Hi-hat Controller Pedal and Strike Multipad

It works with HH group. It only recognizes the pedal once when you first turn it on or reconnect the cable, then it will play the chuck sound once then it wont recognize the pedal even though it works in HH group mode.
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  • Hello, Hourglass2

    Thanks for posting! 

    What do you mean it won't recognize? Make sure you are assigning a "Chick" sound to the pedal as well, just have a closed sound on one pad and open on another will not assign a "Chick" sound to the pedal.

    This forum thread goes over the necessary steps to get a "Chick" sound on the Hi-Hat:

    https://getsatisfaction.com/alesis/topics/alesis-strike-multipad-how-to-get-open-close-hi-hat-response-with-a-single-pad

    Hope this helps! 
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  • When you first turn on the Strike Multipad and press on the pedal it will work once If you hit something else it won't recognize the pedal if you push down. The way you showed everyone with the footswitch I already figured out. It works with HH group but not on it's own
    • Hello, Hourglass2

      We are still not getting the full scope of your issue, are you using the pedal on the Footswitch inputs or the HH input? Please describe your setup better so we can be able to assist.

      If you are using the HH input and have Hi-Hat groups, you need to assign a "Chick" voice to the HH trigger itself on top of the other pads in your Hi-Hat group. 
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  • When you first turn on the Multipad and go to sound setup press on it you can assign a sound. It is hooked up to HH input. If you go to something else to assign a sound and try to go back by pressing the pedal it wont show you pressed it. It controls the HH group assignment . I figured out to use the footswitches I have hooked up for sound before I even seen your post. I use to work for Saint Louis Music we made Ampeg and Crate amplifiers. I use to build Race cars this isn't complicated. Like I said when you first turn on the Unit it will show up HH to assign sound or what ever you need to do. But if you do anything else to one of the other pads you can't go back to it, unless you restart or unplug and plug it back in. I have 2 Boss FS-6 Dual Foot Switch, like your post describes it will work till you need to assign a sound to the HH pedal you push it won't recognize it. I have the Roland KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal it works great. It always recognizes it every time.
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  • Hello, Hourglass2

    If the HH input works just fine with your Roland KT-9 Kick Trigger, the HH input and Hi-Hat groupings are working just fine. The other pedal may work best for the Foot Switch inputs but not the HH input. The trigger input may be working at first because it senses when you first plug anything into the HH input, so it will note chase it by default.

    Hope this helps! 
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  • Roland KT-9 Kick Trigger I didn't meen I used it in the HH input. I put in the single TS input. I ment Roland works unlke Yamaha that only works with their stuff well that is what people are saying. Why does it sense it once? If you restart it will play the sound once. You should be able to put a sound on it and play it everytime. Sweetwater sells a bundle with the Fd-8 it should be the same set up other then housing. I'm sure the sensors are the same. I think it's the programming. I never used it before the HH group update. I turned it on then like I said assign a sound. I picked a whistle sound , then took 2 pads and made a HH group it played the pads but no whistle sound. The whistle sound is to make it unique in the group to stand out. I think the update puts ithe HH input into HH group setting even though you didn't assign it. That's why it will register when you turn it on. After that it takes control and puts it in HH group mode. I don't have the program code to see if this is the case.
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  • Hello, Hourglass2

    The KT-9 Kick Trigger is a Kick pedal, not a HH pedal. This pedal most likely just sends Note on and Note off Messages, NOT momentary messages which is why it's not working with this input. Use the pedal that does work. Try using one of the External Trigger inputs with this pedal, you may have success there. I already explained why it may be working just fine, the input is just detecting something initially. 

    Hope this helps! 
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  • KT-9 Kick Trigger I said I didn't use it in the HH I put it in the TS input for single zone like a kick trigger. I use the Roland FD-9 Hi-hat Controller Pedal. You talk to people like they are stupid. I am 57 years old. I understand about inputs. I tried using different cables to see if that was the problem. Like I said it plays the sound once then nothing when you push on the pedal. It wont even recognize the pedal if you try putting sounds on the other stuff, you can't go back to it unless you restart or pull the cable out then put it back in. Its the multiped not me not knowing how to wire it. Lots of people are having the same issue. It works with the HH group minus the HH pedal sound. So it is working you just can't use it to play a chick sound from the pedal just from stomping on it. So if the drum part needs a chick sound while your hand are doing something else you just out of luck. And you can turn it on and just plug a cable with nothing attached to it and it will detect something that doesn't mean its working correctly.
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  • Hello, Hourglass2

    We apologize for the confusion, it may be easier to understand your problem when you are using the appropriate terminology so we know which input you are using. You are also talking about to 2 pedals at the same time so that is where the confusion is happening. Let's stick to one problem at a time, the KT-9 Kick Trigger pedal MAY not work with the TRIGGER 1 input because It's not a kick pad tower. This is the purpose for this input, not necessarily a beater-less kick pedal. If you plug in a kick pad tower to this input and it works just fine, then its not a problem with the Strike Multipad, just an incompatibility.

    Getting chick sounds from the HH INPUT is also not a problem as long as you set it up correctly. Let's take a simple setup for example. Put 1 closed sound on PAD 1, an open sound on PAD 2, then plug in your FD-9 pedal to the HH INPUT, press on it and select a CHICK sound in the sound settings. Group PAD 1 & PAD 2 into a Hi-Hat Group and thats it! (You do not have to group the HH input) When you are pressing on your FD-9 pedal you will get CHICK sounds, if you hit a pad with an open sound in the HH group, pressing on the pedal will cut it off and play a CHICK sound. 

    This works just fine with the Alesis RealHat Pedal: 

    https://www.alesis.com/products/view/realhat-pedal

    If you want to use ONE pad for the Hi-Hat groups, please see my post here:

    https://getsatisfaction.com/alesis/topics/alesis-strike-multipad-how-to-get-open-close-hi-hat-response-with-a-single-pad

    Hope this clears some things up for you! 
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  • I have no problem with kick part its in trigger 1 the TS input. That stands for Tip Sleeve or Mono,TRS stands for Tip Ring Sleeve or Stereo. The HH and Trigger 2 and 3 are TSR inputs. Sorry I didn't use Trigger input to describe the connection. The HH pedal you cant set it up like your post. I figured out how to use foot switchs before I seen your post. When you do what you post says to do it wont register the HH pedal. Like I said when you first turn it on it will see the pedal but after you change focus it wont recognize it. Like I said I'm not stupid I know how to assign sounds and how to group stuff. It plays the sound once when you first turn it on. So its not me not knowing how assign stuff. I have 4 foot switches assigned sounds to them to have extra symbol sounds and other stuff. I use 2 and a pad for the HH group. The pedal works fine to control the group. Just not on its own. It controls the group but has no sound on its own other than when you first turn it on. I understand how it everything works. Anyway sent a message to my Sweetwater rep. Since they sell a bundle with the Roland Fd-8 I'm sure its the same other then the case.
    I purchased everything at once so I'm not going to by another pedal. Your demos on YouTube said it will work with any variable or momentary pedal.
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    Dear Alesis. The Roland FD-9 Hi-hat Pedal Is a new more responsive better High Hat pedal that Alesis users are trying to use with Alesis kits. It seems to be incompatible with Alesis products. It would be great if you could fix the problem in the future or make your own version of a Hi hat pedal that works as well as the Roland FD-9

    You guys got Roland beat on sounds and price but they got you beat on high hat controller and ride cymbal responsiveness.

    And the Pearl Mimic Pro has got everyone beat on sounds. No offence. I love my Alesis Kit. I'm just trying to push the innovation of the edrum forward. Right now there is no such thing as the perfect kit so everyone is trying to create hybrids and its a technological nightmare. . lol.

    I think the next big step in innovation will be when someone comes up with a new kind of e drum head that can actually reproduce the dynamic range of a real drum. It would be cool to be able to smack the drum as hard as you can and hear the difference in volume the way you can with real drums. without breaking the drum trigger of course. Whoever actually figures out how to do that first will really take edrums to the next level. They will make all drum modules obsolete because they just introduced a new level of dynamic range that all other modules don't have the ability to produce.

    I hope you guys are the ones to do it. I'm rooting for ya.
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