Strike 1.5 firmware request thread.

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Things the community would like to see implimented in future updates:

I found the 1.4 update to be a welcome upgrade to an already awesome module. But it didn't quite reach what I believe would make it as close to perfect as possible. So I thought I would share some of my ideas. The first three are the most important to me, #6 is just something that would be cool, I'd much rather time and effort went into bringing us new sounds and updating module capabilities. What is important to you? Do you have anything to add? Here's my list so far.

1: Bring back the individual zones lighting up on the display, it was very helpful in chasing down crosstalk issues.

2: Add intensity meters on the trigger page for each zone, the DM10 has this, the Crimson and all its similar modules have it, it's great for setting sensitivity.

3. Add MIDI notes so users can add pads without having to resort to splitters.

4. If it's not a hardware limitation, add the ability to have more than one 3 zone ride cymbal (if #3 is addressed, one could potentially do this by connecting another module with that capability)

5. Add the ability to play MP3s from the SD card to play along with.

6. Add the ability to move the locations of the drums on the display around to match your kit set up. On that note, add the ability to add, remove, and change pad types as well.
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Jesse Anderson

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Jesse,

Thanks for passing along all of your awesome feature requests! I'll definitely make sure to pass these along to the Alesis team for you :)
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Jesse Anderson

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Cool, thanks Bill. I know I'm not alone in these requests, they come up in virtually every topic about the 1.4 update on various Facebook groups and forums. I hope others will chime in and confirm that these are things the community would love to see happen.
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As an add-on to #5 above. It would be very nice if you could add a feature that slows down the MP3 or WAV songs. This makes it so much easier to practice a song drum parts/fills at a slower tempo. As you get better you gradually increase the speed of the song until you reach its original version BPM. I used this feature a lot when I had my Roland modules before buying the Strike. GREAT PRACTICE TOOL! BTW I love the Strike module.
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José Miguel Marenco Domínguez

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I really need numbers 3 and 4. I don't know why these features are not included. In my opinion, this module is not as good as they claim.
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#7. Give users the ability to override trigger settings from the SD card. Imagine this, you and several other people, all with different playing styles, are drummers in the worship band at your church. Global trigger settings are saved to the module and cannot be overwritten from the SD card, however, each drummer saves their own global trigger settings to their own SD card. When the card is inserted, the module prompts the drummer to choose between using the trigger settings in the module, or on the card. This would really shine in a situations where adults and children would be sharing the same Strike set.
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Jeff Prichard

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As a player at a church as well, #1, #3, #6, and #7 above would be very nice additions.
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Joey

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Those are great suggestions! I would also like to see with 1.5 an option to route the Aux In to either, Headphones, Main out, or both, kinda how the metronome works.
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For me the hi hat has never worked.  3 modules and still with 1.4 hi hat still has issues.  I don't even need them to fix it.  What I would like them to do is to put an option in there for different types of controllers so that you are not limited to the strike hardware.  Basically just a generic function that when you turn it off it removes all of the strikes attempts to compensate for the hi hat.  
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Daryl Penny

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It may not be possible with just a firmware update, but I would like to have the click only in the headphones and not in the module output. I don't 'think' that's possible even now, is it?
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Jesse Anderson

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It is currently possible. Just go into the metronome utility and select the output.
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Daryl Penny

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Thanks, I'll check it out Sunday.
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Jesse Anderson

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It would also be nice if the module started up on the last kit played.
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cleverest

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This seems like it would be very basic to implement...at least I hope they make it an option somehow to enable.
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Canuck48

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Similar to #7 above, it would make sense if we had the ability to assign MIDI Channel "Globally" so that it affect all kits in the system Preset and User kits. Right now you have to go to each kit and assign the MIDI channel you need to all Triggers/Pads.
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Estaría bueno que agregasen la posibilidad de ajustar la velocidad de un loop sampler. Esto es bueno para cuando estás tocando en vivo poder ajustar una secuencia o loop acorde al tiempo de ritmo de ejecución.
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let users to move kits inside kit bank and save favorite kit as default (loaded when power up)
let triggering two zones on one pad at the same time (head+rimshot)
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Paul Mcgowan

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Upgrade the Strike Editor to 64 bit so it is compatible with Mac OS Catalina.
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Ian Smythe

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New Alesis Strike Kits!.

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