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
Anders / www.zourman.com
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 – https://www.zourman.com
Tobi a jazz/funk drummer in Germany:
Yes, I am happy with it! I have tested it I compared it to the original and other solutions and it works much better. Still not optimal since it is not like the real hi-hat but much more precise. It follow Hi hat openings faster than other 2box solutions due to the Roland chip based solution.
I will soon test it on a FD-9 and will test this next week
Note: The FD-9 test did actually turned out to be successful – so it is now official supported!