Alesis crimson and Strike Pro Cymbal Help

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I recently purchased a 16” Strike Pro Ride for my Crimson Kit. It doesn’t seem to be triggering properly. The cymbal has 2 inputs for the ride and the crimson only offers 1 cable for the ride. Do I need to get a splitter? If so where/what kind?
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Criss, Employee

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Hello, Lloyd

Thanks for posting! 

This Strike Pro Ride is not compatible with the Crimson Module. You need 2 TRS cables connected into the Ride to get all 3 zones. If you go into the Ride 1 Port, you will get bell and bow response but not the edge. That is reserved for port 2. 

Sorry for the confusion! 
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Will getting a splitter cable work?
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Criss, Employee

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Hello, Lloyd

It will not. This Ride needs a TRS and TS input simultaneously. It will only work with the Strike Pro Kit and DM10MKII Pro Kit. 

Sorry for the confusion. 
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You can use a Strike Crash cymbal as a 3-zone ride on the CrimsonII
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The 16" STRIKE Ride cymbal works as a triple trigger cymbal on Alesis modules with Ride1 and Ride 2 inputs running two TRS/Stereo cables from the cymbal to module Ride1 and Ride2 inputs, you get Bell,Bow,Edge triggering, and the Choke capability.
You can use this cymbal as a dual trigger cymbal with a single TRS/stereo cable and 1/8"-1/4" headphone adapter or dummy plug(TRS).
As it sits on a stand , (left output) is (A)Bell/Bow..(right output) is (B)Edge/Choke.

Insert TRS cable into A.. the adapter/dummy plug in B,Bell and Bow triggers work separately, but you get no Edge and no Choke.
Insert Adapter/dummy plug into A,cable into B you get Edge/Choke,but no Bell or Bow.
You always need something in B,whether it's a dummy plug or a TRS cable to the module.
You'll get nothing from either output jack without the adapter/dummy plug if you use a module with a single Ride input. As stated above this Ride Cymbal needs a TRS and TS input simultaneously.

I have tested the STRIKE 16" Ride with the single Ride cable modules Crimson/II..DM10 MKII Studio..Command/Forge(Rebranded Medeli DD650) using the dummy plug..but you'll never get the full 3 zone plus choke capabilities.
The modules don't support 2 cable 3 zone cymbals.The Command and the Forge don't support 3 zone cymbals.The Command doesn't have a bell sample and I don't have a Forge module to test,but expect the same.