Alesis Strike Module Low Headphone Volume

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For the people that have an Alesis Strike - Do you need to move the faders to max and the headphone volume to max to get a good volume from your headphones? Alesis sent me a new module and it to has just adequate headphone volume with faders and volume set to max. I have tried a couple of different headphones and tried the headphones on a couple of different modules (not strike modules) at my local GC with no issues.
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Bill R.

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Hi Terry,

Thanks for posting. I noticed that you'd posted on a few other threads about this topic. Were you able to get this resolved, or are you still facing difficulties?
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Alesis sent a new module. It to behaved the same way with a just adequate headphone volume level, with faders at max and the headphone volume at max. Even when running the main outs to my drum amplifier, main out put is at max, sliders are at max and my volume level on the drum amp is about 2/3 max. I did own the Crimson II for a bit, before I returned it and purchased the Strike Pro. Identical headphones, drum amp, etc. I had no issues with headphone volume or the need to almost max out the volume control on the drum amp. Alesis is going to send one more Strike module. It just seems the ouput levels on the Strike Module are so low. Also I did check levels in the "voice" section of the module. most of them are near max. As a work around for the headphone issue, I did output the headphone output to a mini headphone amplifier. Now the faders are at about 50% as is the headphone volume control. This gives me room to adjust the faders up or down as necessary.
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I am also experiencing the same issue. When the volume is maxed and eq sliders maxed it has a low volume in that I can still hear the physical hits on the kit.
I am using a pair of audio-technica headphones. Not sure of what model I have off the top of my head.
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Sad to say, but the kit has been returned. I started experiencing false triggers on the snare, tom 3 and tom 4. With no changes made to the settings. But before that I did try out a Roland VH-11 hi hat. OMG what a huge difference. The VH-11 combined with the excellent hi hat settings with 1.3 firmware update is nirvana. We needed a kit that day in and day out was reliable and we did not have to fiddle with settings almost daily. I do hope that Alesis gets the bugs worked out on this kit. It has the potential to be a game changer, but it has to be reliable.
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Sorry to hear your kit has been returned especially as these last few days have seen some major improvements on how the hi hat responds and overall volume level. I hope you get sorted out, good luck.
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Suffering from the same problem. I'm really disappointed with the high hat triggering also. Now I'm left with a decision to either send the module back and potentially wait a month for a new one (that may have the same issue), or just return the whole damn thing. Was really looking forward to this kit, the snare/kit/toms are amazing.
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I just has to many issues with the Strike Pro .I have received my Roland TD-25KV and no issues. Missing a crash and tom compared to the Alesis and some other features missing, but it works right out of the box and works without countless hours tinkering
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I just think the Roland kits look like a toy with the small pad sizes.
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I actually didn't get the pro just the regular strike. The price difference is 300$ between that in the 25KV, so I would just buy the VH-11 if I didn't have this module issue looming. I'm trying it through a VST now for giggles.
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Breakbad, some of us have been getting very good results with the spacer on the Spring trick. Have you read the hi hat thread? May be worth a try! After trying it myself I'm now convinced the problem is not in the module and with my new modification I am no longer looking at a Vh 11 because suddenly my hi hat works fine.
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I too am having the same issue with the headphone volume. Did it ever get resolved?
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Shuxpower

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According to the yellow arrow on the title it is solved........ you simply have to buy a headphone amplifier as the module alone apparently isn’t adequate.
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Thanks Shuxpower.

I've actually solved it properly though.

Check your power supply.

The Alesis Strike Pro kit takes 12 Volts at 2 Amps. All other Alesis kits apparently take 9 Volts at 2 Amps, so that's the power supply I was provided.

Found a 12 Volt 2 Amp supply with an old modem I had, plugged it in and it works perfectly!

If you have this problem, check the power supply provided with the kit to make sure it's 12 Volts at 2 Amps (with a positive tip) and if it's not, get it changed to a 12 Volt supply and it should then work.

Thanks all
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Josh, thanks for the information. I think it was a bit cheeky to put a yellow arrow with 'solved' for this problem when in fact the problem hadn't been solved but a way around the problem had been found. The underlying problem is still there.

Don't get me wrong I think this kit is great but if everything worked like it should straight out of the box then this kit would be by far the best kit on the market. As it is I think it was rushed onto the market before it was fully prepared. As a result you have a lot of things that need tweaking to get right, people who can't and people who don't know how or haven't the time then complain. Praise gets forgotten but complaints are remembered. I've had my kit 2 years now, one of my cymbals is broken got sent back to the shop for 76 days and then came back broken...... I haven't bothered trying again. Things like that and numerous people sending modules back for exchange didn't do this kit any favours. A little more time fine tuning the software before leaving the factory would have made this kit a game changing world beater.

Are you on the Facebook strike pro owners? Give it a go.