Strike Pro kit - Ride 2 extremely quiet

HI All! We just got the Strike Pro kit and I'm noticing that the ride 2 is extremely quiet. I've checked the obvious stuff (volume up, wires are firmly and correctly plugged in). I'm not sure where else to go from here. I am looking into doing the firmware update but I was wondering if there was anything other suggestions or if maybe we have a faulty part. Any words of wisdom would truly be appreciated!!
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  • When you say ride 2, would you be referring to the ride bell ?
    Have you first of all tried swapping the wire with one you no works, to check it's not the cabl at fault, and likewise have you tried a different cabe in the ride 2 port, to rule out a possible faulty port ?

    Also, try a different cymbal on thay same port, to check it's not a dodgy trigger in the cymbal itself.

    Everything was mega quite when I first got mine, really quite! I think the update seemed to help somewhat, but I've also just finished editing my own kit and everything is really loud now, and sounds quite real too. Ypu can calibrate the individual voices of each trigger, maybe try upping the 'level' on the ride 2 voice ?

    If you've managed to rule all of those possible causes out, i'd say it may be a software issue !

    I'd definately give the update a shot before anything else though !
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  • This kit really does need a bit of work putting in before it's completely up to scratch, but once it's sorted it's awesome !
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  • I had to go in and tweak some of the levels on all the cymbals. The volume for most were set to 75. I turned up to 90's.
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  • On my Strike Pro kit. My ride Cymbal seems to have major dead spots...and they move. You can play on an area for a bit and then it just dies and you have to move around the cymbal till you find an area that works. the bell and outer edge seem to work fine. have up graded OS and Triggers to 1.2 and added the new content pack. Kit sounds better, but ride is still weird. worse on some kits than others.
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  • I’m undecided
    Same here too, checked cables.
    Think seems to be a common issue with Ride pad or sounds..

    maybe a firmware issue?
    • Are you running firmware version 1.2? This update is strongly recommended for all Strike and Strike Pro users, and adds the following features:
      • USB mass-storage capability: Communicate with the Strike Editor software and edit your Strike module’s SD card contents directly from your computer.
      • Sample Mode: Added Internal and Internal+Aux input recording modes. Sample yourself playing solo or playing along with music from your Aux input.
      • Loop Mode: Each of the two layers on each trigger can be set to loop its playback. One strike starts the loop, and one more stops it. You can turn this on or off for each layer independently in the Voice menus. If you want the loop to play indefinitely, set its Decay to 99.
      • Layer Velocity Limit High/Low: In the Voice menus, configure a layer to play in certain velocity ranges only. For example, set a trigger to loop or an ensemble “hit” sound from Layer B only after high-velocity strikes.
      • Metronome Output Routing: Route the metronome to the Main Out, the Hdph Out, or both. Set this Output setting in the Utility > Metro menu.
      • Adjustable Splash Performance: Adjust the consistency of the “splash” sound to compensate for your hi-hat pedal design. Set this in the Triggers > Pedal menu. The default is 70, which accommodates most hi-hat pedal setups. Lower numbers generally provide easier or more frequent splashes. If you are generating too many splashes, increase this value.
      • Factory Reset: Hold the Stop and Enter buttons while powering on the Strike module to reset to the default Triggers and Utility menu settings.
      • General trigger performance enhancements. Improved dynamic range for a more realistic acoustic kit experience, allowing lighter and more articulate playing when desired.
        • If you prefer a less dynamic feel (i.e., an easier way to get a louder sound), go to the Utility Trigger menu and set the Trig Sensitivity to High. Alternatively—or additionally—adjust the Sensitivity parameter for each trigger (in Trigger Mode).
        • If an instrument in a specific kit isn’t responding with the desired “feel,” adjust its Velocity Level parameter (in the Velocity tab in Voice Mode). Lowering this value reduces its dynamic range, resulting in a “hotter,” more compressed sound, which can suit some types of instruments or playing styles.
        • Finally, remember that you can use the sensitivity knobs on the sides of each of your Strike toms and snare drum. This is a subtle but easier adjustment that makes the drum more or less sensitive while also effectively “resizing” the “strike zone” on the mesh head.
      • Added Utility Kit folder, containing an empty user kit (for creating new kits from scratch).
      • Minor bug fixes.
      • Minor user interface updates to improve navigation.
      Check out these two links below. The first will guide you through the firmware update process; the second will walk you through optimizing trigger response.

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