DM10 Triggering problem

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Hi When I play two drums/triggers simultaniously only one actually plays. How can I make it so that both will trigger at the same time ie snare and cymbol or bass and cymbol etc
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That's called Cross-Talk (X-Talk).

X-Talk is one of the settings of the module. it's sole purpose is to make sure that the vibration from hitting one pad doesn't reach another pad inadvertently. the reason both don't sound off when hit simultaneous is because the system is designed to think on of the pads is getting vibration from a near-by pad.

I'm willing to bet the problem exists with the snare and hi-hat, or the snare and cymbal-1. But that the problem doesn't exist for, say:

the snare and floor Tom,

or the snare and cymbal-2,

or anything with the kick.

It's only when 2 pads immediately next to each other get hit that one gets cancelled.

You can read more about X-talk online and in the user manual, but the answer you need to know is that the lower the cross-talk setting, the more that the simultaneous drum pad cancellation will occur. So you have to find the inbetween, slowly turn the setting up (Yours might be at a 1 or a 2...mine's set to "8") and test each number 3,4,5,6... value until you get both to be able to sound at the same time.

Be careful, if the value gets set too high you will have drums sounding off without intention due to X-Talk vibration.

If you already tried this and it didn't fix, you may have a faulty module or hardware (pads-cables...etc) but 99% of the time this fixes it!

Good Luck!
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This is a really useful answer and we'll explained.
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Glad I could help!