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    Nico Jansen

    hi. we need to start backingtracks on utrack24 by our drummer and he would like to use a drum trigger pad. we already tried some. is there any solution or alternative to footwitch?

    any hint would be awesome.


    Miha Gorse


    yes there is a way.
    We managed to connect a Roland PDX 100 10” drum pad to the footswitch pedal.
    Our friend who is very crafty in audio electronics managed to manipulate an XLR connector and put it some sort of simple circuit, hidden in thr xlr connector.
    So…TRS connector in to PDX on one side, to XLR connector (with the circuit inside) on the other side. Then a simple XLR to Jack adapter to fit into the footswitch input.
    The problem with drum pads is that they don’t produce enough voltage to trigger via footswitch. The pdx100 is the only one we found that could do it, with the help of that circuit. We tried to trigger it with Roland BT-1 bar trigger but couldn’t do it.

    I don’t know much more about it to help you more, sorry.
    But that is our way of doing it.
    Apparently voltage is the key.

    It let’s us trigger the backing tracks on cue, whenever needed.
    If the backing tracks are 16bit, 44.1 kHz, the start od the tracks is imminent.
    With the 24bit tracks I noticed some delay (few ms). And the delay was bothering me. So everything we play is 16bit, 44.1kHz.

    It would be nice of Cymatic would incorporate this function into to uTrack24, so the tracks could be triggered with drum pads.

    Mic Kiser

    …i’m waiting since 2018 for an answer from Cymatic

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