The Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion kit (formally called 42Box) replaces a standard 2Box hi-hat (hall effect sensor-based) with your favourite Roland hi-hat. The solution is 100% plug and play (only 2Box hi-hat calibration needed) and handles both a Roland hi-hat pad (bow/edge) and the hi-hat control pedal through the two input connectors. The Zourman electronics and intelligence combine the three trigger signals and deliver the output into a standard 2Box hi-hat input (single stereo jack).
The solution is the result of extensive research, development and rigorous testing with a range of equipment. Our testing has found that Roland hi-hats are very similar to 2Box hi-hat response, but more reliable and slightly faster. To further enhance the playability and response, the bow sensor (piezo) may need to be “cooled down” slightly with a variable resistor – an additional feature built into the Zourman hi-hat conversion kit. This model includes virtual clutch functionality – great for drummers who wants to set a fixed hi-hat position in advance.
This model only supports Roland VH-12. OBS: The extra tight HH function which are part of the Roland VH-12 performance is not natively supported by the 2box module – it can be adressed if the samples are adjusted using SDSE or similar tools. See the following post.
Zourman Hi-hat Conversion Module with Virtual Clutch Support.
Zourman Hi-hat Conversion models equipped with the virtual clutch functionality* will add ability to set the hi-hat pedal in a fixed position in advance – a perfect function when playing with double kicks and you need the hi-hat to be in a near to closed mode without pressing the hi-hat pedal. The clutch position can be set from half open to completely closed using the variable clutch resistor. To enable the virtual clutch mode, it is just move the virtual clutch switch from “normal” to “fixed” position. Note: The hi-hat pedal can’t be used on the VH-12 version of Zourman Drums Hi-hat Conversion Module to change the hi-hat position when in virtual clutch mode.
The Virtual Clutch functionality is an option on certain models – See models on zourman.com
Zourman Drums Hi-hat Conversion Kit Manual
All about the installation/calibration and knowledge!
Zourman Conversion Kit Hi-hat introduction for FD-8 and VH-11. VH-12 demos will follow soon.
How to calibrate the Zourman Conversion Kit:VH-12 demos will follow soon.