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 www.zourman.com
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!
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).
Zourman Drums introduces models with Virtual Clutch functionality – a just great idea which was initiated from a user!
Virtual Clutch is a system where the hi-hat pedal position can be set in advance dynamically between open/closed mode. Just a perfect solution for drummers with double kicks who sometimes need the ability to set the hi-hat pedal in to near closed position – just as a real hi-hat. A switch on the front panel will set the Zourman hi-hat module in virtual clutch mode. A potentiometer adjusts the hi-hat position between open or closed. One feature is that the pedal will still work as usual when in virtual clutch mode, but then will go from the fixed position to closed when pressing down the hi-hat pedal.
The new added virtual clutch models includes support for Roland FD-7, FD/8, FD-9, VH-11 and VH-12 hi-hats and the 2box DrumIt Five module.
Interested? Have a look on https://www.zourman.com
The virtual clutch functionality is offered on new separate models of the Zourman Drums hi-hat conversion module.
Anders / Zourman.com
Wednessday 6/4-2016 the first hi-hat conversion kit was launched for the 2Box Drumit5 module. The first 42Box model targets the Roland FD-8 and VH-11 hi-hats. Over 230 visitors took a look during the first day on the website – looking on the product and watched the videos etc.
A lot of great feedback received on the product on the forums like http://vdrums.com and 2box-forum.com and also digitalDrummers facebook page with comments how to improve, requests for more hi-hat models, create conversion kit for Roland 3 Way rides and to create a multichannel box to handle too hot e-cymbals/pads with variable resistor.