Can I use a kick pad on my alesis turbo mesh drum kit

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I have recently brought myself a alesis turbo mesh kit and I’m just wandering whether I can purchase a kick drum pad and connect it to my turbo mesh kit?
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jack holland

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Bill R.

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Hi Jack,

Thanks for posting. Sorry for the delay. Absolutely :D
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Jack Holland

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Which one would work best?
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Alejandro Lopez

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Hi, I join the question. I would like to know that kick drum I can use, Alesis kick drum is discontinued. Is anyone compatible? In another forum I read that the Yamaha was not compatible. Thank you.
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pelle nilsson

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Hi!
I dont get my kick pad to work on my alesis turbo mesh kit. It is am milennium kick pad and it works when i plug it in to one of my tom toms
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Hi ! Did you succeed to use your milennium kick pad with the alesis turbo ?
I have an alesis turbo andI want to change my kick pad. Thanks for your help
Or anyone can give me a compatible kick pad ?
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It looks like the TURBO module was setup for the DMHat pedal which is switch type.Some modules have a switch on it to change the kick from Pedal (switch) type to Pad (piezo) type.I don't see that option for the TURBO module.
To check and see... plug the kick cable into a tom.If it works then you can use a kick pad.Kick pads...like the tom...are piezo type triggers.
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Thanks for your help. It's not working when I plug the kick pedal into a tom. That's mean that we cannot connect a kick pad into the alesis turbo... so why the technical support said it was possible in the top of this topic ?...
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Chaser

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I don't know why...maybe the rep was thinking of a different module.
Here is a guide illustrating what I was refering to by the modules that have a kick option switch and the explanation of kick trigger types.
The TURBO came with a "switch" type kick trigger (DMHat)and doesn't have the option to select switch or pad.
http://5a18fcdc5c8aa2617926-54d68a14e...
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Ok thanks for your help, very helpful !
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Maybe you Can use your laptop instead of the module?
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Ben

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What's the best option to upgrade to a kick pedal with the Turbo Mesh kit? I got a Turbo Mesh kit and am starting to play again and hate the switch kick drum pedal. I bought an Alesis kick pad and a traditional pedal but it doesn't work for the reasons described above I guess.

Is there some way to convert the piezo signal to a signal that the Turbo module will recognize?

Or could I use a Nitro module with the rest of the Turbo Mesh kit and the new kick pad and pedal?
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You can use a kick pedal only if you use your computer as a module. I try it with Ezdrummer and Superior Durmmer and it's ok.
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i think it can work with the nitro module but Ezdrummer sounds really better
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Ben

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Thanks for the replies. I'll look into those!
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pelle nilsson

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I got it to work with my with my millennium kickpad but i had to move the trigger to the middle of the pad almost where the kick hits. It seems that it only works if the trigger gets a loud signal. Another way is to buy for example a Millenium MPS-150 Drum Module who works great with the mesh kit.
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I recently bought a secondhand DMPad Kick Pad (rubber head) to upgrade my Turbo Mesh Kit bass drum pedal. The Alesis website stated that it is compatible with ‘virtually all’ their modules, but it does not seem to work on my kit when plugged in. I was wondering if anyone has discovered a way to make it work? There is no switch to change from pedal to kick. When I plug it into the snare or Tom cables it works, and weirdly I can hear the bass drum sounds when in the process of plugging the cable into the kick drum!?
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The only way that i got it to work was to move the trigger, if it is possible, in the kick pad to the spot where the actual pedal hit is. I guess thats is because the drum module is set to work with a pedal and not with a kick pad.

You can try to connect the bass pedal connection to one of the drums and you will find out that you only will get kick sound if you hit exactley where the trigger is. That is probably why you dont get a sound in the kickpad.

Other option is to buy another drum module that will work with kick pad. I bought an Millenium MPS-150 Drum Module that works with my kickpad and it is the same cable connection as the alesis set. Shame that alesis has left out the switch to change from pedal to kick on drummodule.