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Strike Kit new user kit too large

Took the "Da Da Kit" and swapped the 3 toms and bass for the "PS Natural drums". That was it. Says kit too large.

In researching I found where there's a 200Mb kit limit? Best I could do was 211Mb by removing the 3rd Crash Cymbal voices since I don't have one. Not sure I understand why this is the case give the SD Card expand-ability.

If this is due to hardware limitation I would say the next firmware update should be to allow for larger SDCard and setup the program to automatically partition 1Gb off the card for usable memory to accommodate for a shortsighted hardware limitation. Either that or recall all modules for a hardware memory upgrade. This is crazy. Chips are cheap, we have evolved beyond the 64Mb Memory limit from the 1980's.

Also what does someone do if they were to upgrade their Strike to a Pro model by adding the extra cymbal and Tom?
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  • Hi Tony,

    Thanks for posting. I'll be happy to submit your feedback to my software team for review. 

    Also what does someone do if they were to upgrade their Strike to a Pro model by adding the extra cymbal and Tom?
    I'm not quite sure what you're referring to here. Can you please provide me with some more information?
    • This has been happening to me as well!!!! Only started AFTER I loaded v1.4. I've done 2 updates on my Strike Pro module and decided to see if anyone else's module has been displaying the same Error Message before I pitch a fit. I had only 3 user kits giving me the same error by only editing the Instruments (NO LAYERS). ***I'm also experiencing a change in my edited & saved "User Kits" Snare Settings in regards to its VOLUME, TONE & the actual INSTRUMENT I had selected. This ONLY seems to appear the Next Morning, after I power the module down at night (this not only changes the kit Snare I edited & saved, but the other kits previously saved on mem card.*** I've been spending COUNTLESS HOURS editing kits just to boot it up the following day & notice that all of the work spent on it was for NOT. This has happened on 4 separate occasions so far. Is anyone else experiencing this??? I'm reluctant to call or submit everything I've just written to ALESIS Customer Support because I've submitted 2 prior request before only to receive an email from them acknowledging/confirming receipt of my complaint & telling me a Tech will be Phoning me within 24 hours to help. Well the never call me (and I'm retired & at home 24/7...
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  • I have the Strike kit not the Strike Pro. Strike has 1 less Cymbal and 1 less Tom than the Pro. If I'm getting a "kit too large" error by changing 3 toms to a diff provided preset kit instrument then how can one adjust using the Pro model then?

    This error is basically limiting/prohibiting the primary design intent of flexibility and customization. There needs to be a software update to raise 200mb (204.8 if using 1024=1mb) to at least 262.14mb ( 256mb using the 1024 standard). Would actually think this should be more like 512mb to allow incorporation of commercially purchased samples for use.
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  • Bill R. are there plans in works to address this issue? My Yamaha 532K doesn't have this issue. Just looks a little small at a larger venue is all.
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  • Some info about the new Strike Multipad could indicate plans for a 'Strike MkII' module with more memory (https://www.alesis.com/kb/article/2457)

    "What is the max capacity of storage per preset kit?
    - Because the Strike Multipad streams samples directly from their location in the internal memory or connected USB drive, the only limitation to the size of your samples/kit is the available space on your drive. This is a great advantage if you are using the Strike Multipad to playback full backing tracks."

    "How much internal memory is in the Strike Multipad?
    - The Strike Multipad has 32GB of storage total with over 6GB of content, including loops, drums, and percussion, plus melodic instruments for any style. The difference in space is available for you to import your own samples and loops. In addition, a USB port on the back allows you to connect a mass-storage device for additional storage, so you can import, export, and backup kits and samples in a flash.
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  • I’m PISSED!!!!!!
    Tony, I thought I was losing my mind until I read your issue with the Strike Module.
    If you have been contacted regarding this, could you shoot me an email telling me what they've told you what is causing this error message? My email is RonHovet@yahoo.com Read below.

    This has been happening to me as well!!!! Only started AFTER I loaded v1.4. I've done 2 updates on my Strike Pro module and decided to see if anyone else's module has been displaying the same Error Message before I pitch a fit. I had only 3 user kits giving me the same error by only editing the Instruments (NO LAYERS). ***I'm also experiencing a change in my edited & saved "User Kits" Snare Settings in regards to its VOLUME, TONE & the actual INSTRUMENT I had selected. This ONLY seems to appear the Next Morning, after I power the module down at night (this not only changes the kit Snare I edited & saved, but the other kits previously saved on mem card.*** I've been spending COUNTLESS HOURS editing kits just to boot it up the following day & notice that all of the work spent on it was for NOT. This has happened on 4 separate occasions so far. Is anyone else experiencing this??? I'm reluctant to call or submit everything I've just written to ALESIS Customer Support because I've submitted 2 prior request before only to receive an email from them acknowledging/confirming receipt of my complaint & telling me a Tech will be Phoning me within 24 hours to help. Well the never call me (and I'm retired & at home 24/7...
    • I've not received anything back from Alesis on this. I mean with today's electronics and all there really shouldn't be a limit this low on memory size for one. I've even dropped the second triggers on a custom set just to get the main triggers to work with the selections I've made. I've managed to get 1 secondary trigger added for a cowbell is it. I did add a cymbal but I'm still below total # of triggers the Pro kit would have had so.... I don't get it. I have the Strike not the Strike Pro so without the extra Tom (2 triggers) and 2 cymbals (2 triggers), I just added 1 Cymbal, I should be able to customize anything without the memory/Kit Too Large" Error.

      Tony
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  • I’m anxious
    You guys still getting gypped?

    I just got this today and know nothing but want to know everything xD

    I sure the hell hope my settings dont reset. Im not getting paid to change settings over and over.
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    Time to buy a Pearl Mimic Pro Module and replace the Strike? Expensive, but hearing amazing things about it.
    • I've never played through one or have any experience with them. I'm out with shoulder surgery for now but will be back soon. If I'm still having problems with this module after returning, I'm ditching it for a Roland or something else. I like the drums but the module's not user-friendly at all. Never second guessed as many settings with the Roland modules I've owned in the past. I'm over it!!
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