Using multiple DM10 modules

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I have 2 DM 10s'...im assuming i m able to link them together just for playing. ..question..how...2nd are all DM 10 modules the same...if not.. How do i find out which ones i have. Thanx for everyone's time
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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Brian,

Thanks for posting. 

Yes, all of the DM10 modules are the same.

Theoretically, yes, you can link 2 DM10s together via the MIDI In/Out connections. What exactly is it that you're trying to do?
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Can I connect a DM 10 MK2 pro kit to Bluetooth pa speakers
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You won't be connecting via Bluetooth, but the bluetooth PA Speaker controls will still work with your phone or other device. You'd still run a cable out from the module either to a mixer or directly to the speaker system.
Hope that helps
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Well i bought another dm10 and am looking to use one as drums and one as sample and effects triggers also can i put lops on the module or will i need a separate computer and a i/o??
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OK, thanks for the clarification. For something like that, the easiest way to go about this would be using our SamplePad Pro. You can learn some more information about these products below:


Additionally, you can use this thread to learn how to interface the two together and use them in tandem.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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On this topic, let's say that I want to use the sounds of the DM10 module for everything, and have built a monster kit using two DM10 kits.

I could then midi the two modules together so that one of the modules would be responsible for all of the pads, is that correct? Not sure I'd choose that over just using the two modules separately, but:

So then, in the main (the one sending sound to the PA) module, I would use the midi trigger numbers to set the sounds for the pads that connect to the other module?
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Also, if I built that monster DM10 x 2 kit as above, if I wanted to midi to a computer for use with a DAW, could I still use the one controller to midi to the computer, the other module sending midi into this one?
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Correct.
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Daniel Beck

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Thanks Bill. Sorry if I sound numb... this (as fascinating and wonderful as it is) is still very new to me.
Kit sounds great and plays reliably - gigging quite a bit with this wonderful thing (DM10X Mesh).

My Singer found a used one for sale and might be grabbing it for me so I can build a Monster kit. Still pondering how I'd like to use the extra goodness.
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No worries at all, happy to help! :)
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Hey Daniel, check out some useful info in this related topic: http://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.ph...
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Yes! I read that!
I do want to eventually get a Sample Pad Pro and a midi I/O (now sold by ddrum)

That's a great thread.
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Try using your second DM10 module as a Midi trigger interface by setting up some of its kits to trigger extra midi notes in the primary module's kit/s.

Most of the DM10's instrument sounds can be assigned to A/B layers of the extra midi notes available in this map: http://www.hellfiredrums.com/wp-conte...
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I'm definitely going to try that. But my biggest worry in that regard is that the onboard mixer only controls the internal trigger inputs.

Even though I do set the volume for individual pads according to how my sound guy normally wants my mix, I still have to make individual tweaks on the fly sometimes.

I haven't really had any studio time with this kit yet other than rehearsal... all just gigging out. I long to find some time to learn more and more possibilities.

I'm going to have to read more throughout that thread. That midi note map certainly doesn't cover all of DM10's sounds... that's for sure. I do remember it (the thread) answering the question I was seeking regarding using a Sample Pad Pro with a DM10, but then it get much deeper, I think. I'll check it out more.

Thanks rhysT
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If you're satisfied with using each DM10's own sounds, an easier option than midi is to have your sound guy simply mix the outputs of each module and you could control most of the trigger input levels on the fly.

Just create some kits on either module including any extra sounds you want and select them in various combinations for some 'monster' configs.
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Thanks for helping out!
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Daniel Beck

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That was my original plan. DM10's sounds do sound great live through the PA.
I haven't tried software drums yet - like Steven Slate, for example.