TrapKAT XL with its own dedicated PC


My TrapKAT XL now has its own dedicated set up - new PC, audio/MIDI interface and display. The PC is a nice little custom built ITX box with only SSDs. The audio/MIDI interface is a Zoom UAC-2 rather than the ageing AudioFire4.

The front needs tilting more

The front needs tilting more flat and lowering, but rest are ok. You won't hit timing great and will have to adapt, so you adapt it so it fits a drummer or it's useless. But the whole idea isn't , it's a great idea.

Ask lots of drummers to take pics of their snare and toms to get a idea where is the best place. Underneath u coudl have them on half balls to allow for height and angle adjustments that just tighten up.

And here's one of the first

And here's one of the first jams from the new location:


Also, new time - I'm generally on at 7pm UK local.

...But how do you play with people, for people. Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play with people for others, to listen to, that's something else. That's a whole other world. -- Tony Williams

Oh yeah, people do all kinds

Oh yeah, people do all kinds of fancy stuff, although I've seen more done with the drumKAT.

The hi-hat and kick pedals are also FSR, the hi-hat being able to do position sensing using the pressure.

Nice setup pljones, I like

Nice setup pljones, I like how you got the computer keyboard it looks like mounted to the side. I never played a trapkat, but they use complex FSR triggers I guess?

Up to 16 sounds per pad and/or even velocity triggered layering? I bet you could also trigger sequenced stuff and really go to town with it perhaps using something like Ableton.

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