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Do I risk damaging bass amp with electronic drums

As long as you use it at a reasonable level you should be fine (no guarantee is offered by me though!) Remember bass amps can not only handle lows but can also handle the high frequency and percussive ...
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Do I risk damaging bass amp with electronic drums

It'll be fine. It's actually a better bet than a guitar amp - the sound spectrum is far wider. It's the choce of several electronic drummers I know. The obvious is that you'll wreck any amp (...
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What are the disadvantages of using an electronic drumset?

To be clear about what we are talking about, this is an electronic drum set: There are other ways to generate sounds that function as drums in a music production, including drum machines and several ...
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Could I use "normal" headphones with an electronic drum?

Yes, your normal headphones will work fine. When somebody says "monitor headphones" or "monitor speakers", it typically just means that they're calibrated for accuracy—the kind of accuracy you'd want ...
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Electric kick drum pedal starts oscillating in such a way that it does not register hits

The usual fix for that is to adjust the spring tension &/or the beater post length. As that doesn't appear to have either, then I'd suggest jamming another bit of soft foam in the way, to slow up ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

Using Hot Rods would help a lot: They feel a lot more like using drum sticks, than using brushes, but are much quieter. (I'm a big fan of getting "enthusiastic" young drummers I work with ...
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Is the Roland TD-17 a drop-in replacement for TD-12?

The TD-17 is different from the TD-12 in several ways, but there are two ways it is different that are important for you. First, the trigger connections are different. On the TD-12, there is a ...
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Need help playing 16th notes on bass drum

First off, you shouldn't be discouraged to continue playing over not being able to play patterns you haven't worked on before. New patterns are generally going to be very difficult at first because ...
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Is it a bad idea to mix lessons on acoustic, and practise on electronic multipad?

Practicing with multi pads is not a bad idea, it's a great idea. You can actually just practice on a cheap, portable, (affordably ship-able) practice pad to learn stick control for rhythmic accuracy, ...
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Drumstick choices for electronic drums

When it comes to electronic drums, aim for the sticks that feel best for you. While you're not currently using an acoustic drum set, you won't need to worry about the differences in tone between nylon ...
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What does this drummer use to get this electronic sound

He's using a couple pads from an electronic drumset, like these: The pads are then connected to an electronic drum module, like this: The drum module is what produces the specific sounds. And ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

I'm just going to add on to some of the already decent answers here. In your head you need to separate the idea that playing with energy means playing loud. Intensity and energy can happen even at ...
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Delay in sound when connecting electronic drumset to a soundbar

Consumer audio products like the "sound bars" you mentioned are made for applications where precise timing is less important. Whether there's a 2.5 ms or a 25 ms delay between the input and the output ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

There are some good answers for managing volume if you must use an acoustic kit. However in your question you also asked about an electronic kit (I'm not sure why they don't call them digital). I ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

With smooth jazz drumming the key is to play silent but technical. If you are worried about overpowering the band, try using sticks that are lighter, it makes the cymbals have less sustain. I would ...
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Drumstick choices for electronic drums

Many of the considerations in choosing a drumstick do not apply when playing solely on an electronic set. However, there are a few considerations. First, the most obvious characteristic of ...
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how can i mic a 7 piece drumkit to record it in a professional studio

Use whatever the studio has. Use their engineer to set it up. If they already have a studio kit, consider using that instead.* Their engineer will be very familiar with it. The time to be learning ...
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How to convert to Audio a MIDI recording routed to E-Drum module in Cubase 11

I'm going to take a wild swing at this, based on guesswork. I think the root of your issue is that your kit is sampled in stereo, yet only has 4 stereo output buses, switchable to 8 mono. You are ...
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What are the disadvantages of using an electronic drumset?

First, understand that electronic drums main selling point is they aren't as loud as acoustic drums. The common consensus is to use acoustic drums if you can. Still, I have gotten noise complaints ...
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Is it necessary to turn on my electronic drum kit before the amp and vice versa?

It's a good precaution. Your mileage may vary. High quality equipment tends to be designed (or amended) in a way where its output does not go nuts when turned off. But that's not a hard/reliable ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

The items in the previous post I call bundle sticks, which is a good option, but I think they are still pretty loud. How about regular jazz brushes? These are VERY quiet. I have also put masking tape ...
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Heavy but silent acoustic drumming

A common way to solve this is to have a drum shield (often made of plexi glass) in front of the set to stop some of the sound from reaching out.
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how to set up electronic drums in ableton

Ableton Certified Trainer here. There's a few things you need to have a look at in order to get your drums working properly. If your drum kit is showing up in your Preferences > MIDI area, you need ...
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How is this electronic sound made

It sounds like a sample being played faster than originally recorded. There are a couple of videos on Youtube that feature the intro played back at different speeds: Coldplay Charlie Brown Intro ...
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Triggering melodic sounds with electronic drums?

Ableton Live and Max for Live could be used to do what you want to do. You could filter out the midi data you don't want and then process the signals you want to use and manipulate them. The ...
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Routing audio from electronic drum set into computer

Likely the best bet is a USB audio interface that supports line level input and has a gain control. USB mixers are generally mixers with a built-in audio interface. This will certainly work, but may ...
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What does this drummer use to get this electronic sound

Adding to Tekkerue's answer, electronic drum modules (my Yamaha works well, and wasn't expensive: the joys of second hand) have MIDI ports, so can be wired to other sound modules to give just about ...
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Is it a bad idea to mix lessons on acoustic, and practise on electronic multipad?

Jay Huggins' answer makes a lot of good points. I like to add something that might be important to you as a parent to know. Having followed lessons for around 16 years I'm not ashamed to say that the ...
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Does Roland V-Drums Tutor work with other e-drums kits with midi output (ex. Millenium)

Its web site says: *Specifically designed for V-Drums; compatible with any Roland V-Drums kit. That does not actually rule out other devices. Note number: corresponds to the pads of the V-Drums ...
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