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X-talk with drum splitter

So I ordered a drum splitter from Drumsplitter.com and an extra cymbal to add to my DM10 MK2. The module that comes with this set does not have any addition openings for add on's. This morning I plugged it all in. I used the 4th tom to be the split point because I don't use that rim. So the cable coming from the module plugged into the splitter, one cable to 4th tom and one cable to new cymbal. Turned it on and set the tom rim to a cymbal and it worked. Only problem is when I hit the tom, I hear the new cymbal with almost every hit. How do I stop this?
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  • Hi Dan,

    Thanks for posting.

    It sounds like you're experiencing crosstalk. Crosstalk is the vibration from one pad causing a second pad to trigger. For example, striking the Ride cymbal causing Tom 3 to trigger without being hit. Inversely, crosstalk could also cause a trigger to be ignored, such as striking both the Ride and Tom 3 at the same time, but only the Ride is triggered. The vibration of one pad can be enough to cause sympathetic vibrations in another; setting off the trigger and causing the pad to sound inadvertently.

    Here are some tips for preventing some crosstalk from happening:

    * Make sure that none of the pads, cymbals, or clamps are touching each other.
    * Avoid wrapping cables around the rack.
    * Tighten the wing nuts on the cymbals so that the cymbals can move but won't swing or bounce. If a cymbal is bouncing and will cause more vibration, but if a cymbal is too stiff, the strike will transfer directly to the rack and the other pads.
    * Setting up the kit on a rug or carpeted surface can help. Hard surfaces are more prone to transfer vibrations.'

    I hope this helps!
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  • I thought the same thing about the cymbal and the Tom on rack so I took the cymbal off and held it in my hand and hit the Tom but still got cymbal
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  • Try going into the trigger settings and adjusting the "Head-Rim Adj."settings and see if you can adjust/remove the cymbal there.
    Use Guide pg 9
    Then connect the cymbal to the splitter.
    You may have to adjust the "Rim-Sens"
    User Guide pg 8
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