How to set up DM8 Pro kit with Addictive Drums

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How to setup AD2 with DM8pro by anyway? Found out after my Dm dock would not work I thought I would try my DM8? Will a TriggerIO work?
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Keith Anderson

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Keith,

Thanks for posting. 

I apologize, but I'm not completely familiar with the Addictive Drums software, as this is not published by us. Are you triggering sounds from that software, or do you want to trigger the sounds that are from the DM8 kit? You will need to adjust your Local Control settings in order to either trigger sounds from the software or your kit. To access these settings:

1. Press Utility to enter the main Utility Menu.
2. Press MIDI (F2) to access the MIDI settings. The first page to appear will be INPT (F1). 
3. Use Cursor Up/Down to move through the menu items and Value Up/Down or the Value Dial to adjust the Local Control Settings. When set to "On" (the default), the module's sounds will receive MIDI messages from your connected triggers. Switching to "Off" will trigger sounds from an external sequencer.

In addition, please see this video that will walk you through how to configure an electronic drum kit with Addictive Drums:

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Thanks Bill for the reply!

So... How would you set up Garage Band with my DM8pro or DM Dock or DM4?? Is there one of the above that is better for latency?? I tried my DM8 and the latency without a audio DAW makes it unusable... Is it a must that I use another DAW and any of my DM"s?

Is the trigger i0 the best midi choice?

And using Garage Band why wouldn't I use DM Touch? I did watch AD2 with GB and a Midi to trigger... Now what DAW what is a good one? Would a free one (would free be just as good) or now would I have to buy one to work?

Sorry if I sound frustrated? I am.
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The odds of your latency issues being related to the hardware are almost slim to none. Latency is almost always related to your computer, more specifically it's specifications. Check out this helpful guide below that will walk you through how to optimize your computer for recording and how to reduce latency:


In Garageband, you'll need to create a MIDI track. Follow these steps to configure your module to send MIDI information to Garageband:

1. Press Utility to enter the Main Utility Menu.
2. Press MIDI (F2) to access the MIDI settings. The first page to appear will be INPT (F1).
3. Use the Cursor Up/Down to move through the menu items and Value Up/Down or the Value Dial to Turn Local Control On. This is the setting that will tell the triggers in your kit to send MIDI information to your computer.
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Thanks Bill, I will try these and let you know!