Trigger IO - Getting snare Pad/Rim signals & 4 HiHat signals?

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Hi there!

When I plug my TP100 Yamaha snare into the Snare input of the Trigger IO, i can only get the pad piezzo triggered and not the rim, unless i keep my drumstick pressed against the rim, and then it sends loads of rim signals like an AK-47, but i would like to be able to have 2 distinct signals triggered when simply hitting the center or the rim. I have already fiddled with the gain/threshold/x-talk and the snare is setup on PP (but i tried all the other options...).
How do i get 2 different MIDI numbers to show up with hitting normally the rim or the center?

Also I want to assign 4 different signals to my hihat : Closed Bow / Closed Edge / Open Bow / Open Edge
My Yamaha Rhh135 isnt supported by the Trigger IO so I want to swap it for another hihat, which ones could I get those 4 distinct hits from with, by order of cheapness? And how would i set it up?
Alesis lite Cymbal/Hihat + Real Hat Pedal
Alesis DM5 Pro Hihat pad + Real Hat Pedal
Alesis DM pad 12" + Real Hat Pedal
Alesis Pro X HiHat
Any other suggestions?

Thank you for your understanding, have a great day!

TooF X
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totof.shaw

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Hello, Toof

Thanks for posting! 

Since this is an older snare pad, it may not be fully compatible with this trigger module. Have you tested any other pad with the trigger input? Yamaha's drum products are known to only work with proprietary hardware so there may be an incompatibility. 

In regards to the Hi-Hat, you only have two assignable MIDI CC notes when using this port for open and closed Those are listed per kit in the Reference manual.

Hope this helps! 
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Hello and thank you for your answers!

I have yet to try different pads as a snare to see if it works.

Regarding the Hi-hat, if the Trigger IO allows me to have in Input 3 two MIDI notes (Open & Closed) would it not make sense that if i use a dual zone pad, I would get 4 different signals using the 2 zones on "Open" and the 2 zones on "Closed"?

I am up for buying a hihat which allows me to do so, but i'd like to know if this 4 signal hi-hat is achievable, and with which gear could it be done?

Yours truly!
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Hello, Toof

That is not how it works, I will explain! if you have a dual-zone pad it will send 2 CC notes out to a module BUT the modules HH input can only be triggered on 2 CC notes. 2 CC Notes - 2 Assignable samples on this input.

Hope this clarifies things!