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How to calibrate 2box DrumIt Three & Roland VH-11

Hi all!

I recently made an instruction video for 2box on how to configure, optimize and tweak their new DrumIt Three module with Roland’s hi-hat VH-11.

2box had the kindness to post the video it on their Facebook page:

There is also a written QuickStart guide available to read more about how to deal with hi-hats on DrumIt Three:

Best regards

Anders /

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Legendary 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty sample can be found in 2box DrumIt Three factory library

Hi all!
I just wanted to highlite that a 3 zone flavour (down mic based) of Zourman Drums/Drumforce legendary 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty Snare sample can be found in the factory library of 2box DrumIt Three. (Big thanks to 2box for making this possible!) It is named ZD BB Dow Dry RSC can be found in /snare/3zones on all delivered “Three’s”.

This 14×6.5″ Super-Ludwig Deluxe/Inspiration model is produced somewhere between 1924-1930. A couple of signs indicates that this legendary snare was a preproduction unit to a special artist and that it is therefore produced before 1924 (We believe around 1922). The series was called Black Beauty because of the black shell finnish (often with engravings).

Jouni at Drumforce bought the 14×6.5″ snare from the legendary drumshop Pro DrumShop at Vine Street in Hollywood in 2009 for a fortune. According to Pro DrumShop, the snare had been left by the owner to be sold on consignment. The owner who left it was the legendary Drum Doctor, Ross Garfield. Ross is a well-known drum technician and supplier of drum equipment for some of the best-known bands in the world. (He supplied the drums to Metallicas Black Album)

We can only speculate where this rare snare was been used when Ross owned it and during the time since 1920s. What we do know is that this snare showed up in Sweden and at Big Jambo Studios/Drumforce!

Zourman Drums/DrumForce recently launched the complete pack with the rest of about 6 sound packs of the snare especially for 2box Drumit Three and to support 3 zones. (e.g. Head, Rim & Crosstix in the same dsdn) This pack also works for DrumIt Five, but here you need to manually select between Rim or Crosstix sound.

Take a look on Studio Samples by Drumforce & Zourman Drums

Please note, to be able to utilize 3 zones on DrumIt Three you need to have a piezo, switch and switch based e-pad like the Yamahas. We have implemented it ourselves by using a piezo/piezo based snare + a Roland BT-1, but it will consume one extra channel.

Best Regards
Anders /

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New Hi-hat Conversion Module for ATV aD-H14 and 2box DrumIt Three & Five


I have for some time been working to get the fantastic active optical hi-hat from ATV to work with 2box DrumIt Five and Three. (Originally from a customer request)

For DrumIt Five, a conversion module is always required if using other e-hi-hats than 2box own, but for DrumIt Three, which natively supports Roland hi-hats (ATV emulates VH-13) a conversion module is also required. The reason for this is the active ATV hi-hat controller sends out a voltage range instead of a resistance range to handle the open/closed positions. This fools the “Three” module completely but with a conversion module this can be solved.

More information, demos and manual on the new Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion module for ATV aD-H14 can be found on

Best Regards

Anders /

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More nice Zourman Drums recognition…in the May issue of digitalDrummer!


Yes, you can find two articles + an AD in the May issue of digitalDrummer!

  • My old invention from 2014  – e-Cajon is mentioned on page 27!
  • Zourman Drums Roland 3 zone ride conversion for 2box is tested on page 32-33!
  • An a AD for the 3 Zone ride can be found on page 49.
  • There are also alot of other great e-drum articles inside the latest issue of dD – So have a view!


Best Regards

Anders /


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Amazing video review of Zourman Drum Hi-hat Conversion Module!

Sometimes you get amazed – I was searching on the “net” last week and found a fantastic video review of the Zourman Drums Roland hi-hat conversion module for 2box. The youtube video has been created by the user “Block Lobster” which seems to be extremely dedicated to 2box and have an extremely nice setup with 2x 2box modules and a big load of e-pads and cymbals.

A very nice review ! Big thanks to “Block Lobster” for your contribution and thanks for watching!

Best Regards

Anders /

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Zourman Drums introduces a hi-hat conversion module for ddrum4 SE

The Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion module for ddrum4 SE replaces a standard ddrum4 or ddrum4 SE CAST hi-hat (hall effect-based sensor) with your favourite Roland hi-hat. The historical ddrum4 SE drum module was introduced already 2001 and have since then been one of the legendary giants on the market. But to get these real old propriety systems to work with new technology has been a big challenge – but after many customer requests of getting a replacement for the ddrum4 legacy hi-hat – a solution was created – The Zourman Drums Hi-hat Conversion Module for ddrum4.

The solution is 100% plug and play (only ddrum4 SE hi-hat calibration needed) and handles Roland hi-hat pad (bow supported only) and the hi-hat control pedal through the two input connectors. The Zourman electronics and intelligence combine the two trigger signals and deliver the output into a standard ddrum4 SE hi-hat input (single stereo jack).

For more information please visit – 


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Adapter optimises CYs for 2box – A review in digitalDrummer!

A new adapter allows Roland cymbals to be used with a 2box module, and digitalDrummer put it to the test

Just posted – a great review of Zourman Drums new Roland 3 zone ride conversion module for 2box DrumIt Five.

Read the whole article in digitalDrummer Monthly newsletter for March:

And you can find the 3 zone ride conversion product information here:

Roland 3 Zone Ride Conversion Module for 2box



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To extend the Zourman Drums offerings, we are now adding a new conversion module which will enable 2box owners to use existing non-2box 3 zone rides – particularly the popular Roland range.
Our conversion modules combines the best of both worlds: the Roland CY-13R and CY-15R rides together with the 2box DrumIt Five module. The Zourman 3 zone ride conversion module replaces a standard 2box ride cymbal with your favourite Roland 3 zone ride. The solution is 100% plug and play (only 2box settings needed to be changed) and handles both outputs (bow/edge & bow/bell) on the Roland CY-13R and CY-15R through the two input connectors found on the conversion module. The Zourman Drums electronics and intelligence combine the three+choke trigger signals and deliver the output into a standard 2box 3 zone input (single stereo jack).
Demo of the 3 Zone Ride conversion box in action:
Link to the manual on in pdf format.
Link to the product page on
For more information, please contact:
Zourman Drums
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

It has been a fantastic year for Zourman Drums!

With great customer interest, sales and feedback in our hi-hat modules for 2box and the recently launched sample of a legendary Ludwig Black Beauty from the 1920s made our year to a great success! (Zourman module owners – don’t forget to download your free copy) We will continue to push for new exciting e-drum solutions and samples- so it will come more news in 2018!

Wishing you all (customers, partners and music friends) a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and some free time behind the drums!

Anders Gronlund / Zourman Drums