Unwanted double hits on kick pad

After owning the kit for about six weeks, I am suddenly getting unwanted double hit sounds on the kick pad. What is the best way to resolve? Thank you!
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  • Hi Jason,

    Thanks for posting. 

    What is the material of the beater you're using with your kit? 

    You may need to adjust your sensitivity, threshold, or retrigger settings. See below on how to do this:

    Sensitivity By increasing the Sensitivity setting for a specific trigger, that trigger will respond to lighter hits more forcefully.  Higher values let you produce louder sounds with less force. Lower values require more force to produce quieter sounds.  

    The Alesis mesh drum heads include an added physical knob to adjust the sensitivity of the piezo pickups inside of the head. The knob adjust how much the module will respond to the inner vs. outer pickups inside of the head.  Additionally, you can also adjust the Trigger sensitivity and many other settings within the Crimson kit module as well.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    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 Trigger, and then press Enter.
    4.  Hit the pad whose settings you want to edit. The pad’s name will appear at the top of the display. Alternatively, use the Down and Up buttons to select the pad’s name at the top of  the display, and then use the Jog Wheel or Left (<) and Right (>) buttons to change it.
    5.  Use the Down and Up buttons to select SENSITIVITY or RIM SENS which will allow adjustment of the pads rim if applicable. 
    6.  Adjust the sensitivity value using the Jog Wheel.
    7.  Once adjusted press the Save button.
       
    Threshold The Threshold setting is similar to Sensitivity in that if it is set to a low value, a very light hit will trigger a sound.  However, the difference is this: If the Threshold setting is increased, there will be absolutely no sound until the pad is hit with a certain amount of force.  This allows for accidental unintentional hits to automatically be eliminated in real-time.

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    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 Trigger, and then press Enter.
    4.  Hit the pad whose settings you want to edit. The pad’s name will appear at the top of the display. Alternatively, use the Down and Up buttons to select the pad’s name at the top of  the display, and then use the Jog Wheel or Left (<) and Right (>) buttons to change it.
    5.  Use the Down and Up buttons to select THRESHOLD.
    6.  Adjust the threshold value using the Jog Wheel.
    7.  Once adjusted press the Save button. 
       
    ReTrigger The ReTrigger setting focuses on how quickly one strike comes after another, rather than how much force a pad is being hit with.  By adjusting the ReTrigger setting higher, any accidental secondary hits that come immediately after the first intentional hit, will be eliminated.  The lower the setting, the more likely the second hit will be heard.

    We've found that putting this around "2" is usually sufficient for most playing styles, even when using a double-kick pedal. 

    To adjust this setting, follow these steps:

    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 Trigger, and then press Enter.
    4.  Hit the pad whose settings you want to edit. The pad’s name will appear at the top of the display. Alternatively, use the Down and Up buttons to select the pad’s name at the top of  the display, and then use the Jog Wheel or Left (<) and Right (>) buttons to change it.
    5.  Use the Down and Up buttons to select RETRIG CANCEL.
    6.  Adjust the re-trigger value using the Jog Wheel.
    7.  Once adjusted press the Save button. 
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  • Hello Bill,

    Thank you for your reply. This is really helpful. Understanding the definitions of sensitivity, threshold and re-trigger is going to definitely help me.

    I own the command kit (not Crimson.) I am using the beater that came with the Command kit. Should I try using a different beater?
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  • Glad this was helpful!

    No, that beater should be fine. Were you able to successfully adjust your sensitivity, threshold, and re-trigger settings?
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    Bill - I did some minor adjustments and the kit works like a charm! I love it. Great product. Fantastic service by you and your team! I am so happy that I am already planning for my next kit. I am going to start saving for a Strike Kit! Thank you Bill and Alesis!
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