Common drum modules can perform this task but there are few options in the market today for musicians wanting only the trigger interface to drive other sound sources. With the trend towards computer-based sound modules plug-ins, VST instruments, etc. While compact and USB-powered — great for live use, some live performers will still prefer the flexibility provided by larger drum modules that incorporate connection points for more drum pads, multiple dedicated audio outputs, and real-time mix controls, but those solutions cost significantly more. For the typical acoustic drummer looking to add a few electronic pads to an acoustic kit, though, the Trigger iO may be just the right tool. And if you already need to keep a laptop on stage for running backing tracks in a sequencer, light shows, etc. The Trigger iO is equipped with ten TRS input jacks that can accommodate either single-zone or dual-zone triggers.
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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Alesis quick start owner's manual usb midi controller keyboard photon 25 61 pages. Page 5: Introduction Your feedback helps us, too. When you let us know the types of music products you use and dream about, you help us bring you cutting-edge products like the Trigger IO. The Trigger IO If using dual-zone triggers, please make sure that you are using TRS cables. Using TS cables to connect dual-zone triggers to the Trigger IO will only allow you to use the primary zone tip of the drum.
The Trigger IO will automatically load the kits as you step through the values. There are 21 available kits that you can load, modify and store. Page Program Change Messages For example, if your Trigger IO is controlling a rock drum kit in your DAW or on an external hardware device, using a Program Change command allows you to easily switch to an electronic kit. When you are editing a kit, the information displayed on the screen will always reflect the parameters of the last trigger in the current kit that was hit.
To modify the parameters of a certain trigger, just strike it — The following parameters will affect each trigger input on a global level, regardless of the specific kit that you are working with. So even if you change kits, the settings for each trigger input will remain in place as long as they are saved. On the other hand, with a low gain setting it is harder to achieve a maximum velocity output when engaging the trigger hard.
This is a useful feature when trying to customize how a trigger responds to your playing style. The Threshold setting helps prevent false triggering. The threshold value is the minimum velocity needed to be registered for the trigger to output data. This Threshold should be set based on your playing style.
Positive X-Talk values attempt to intelligently suppress crosstalk. If a very loud and a very soft trigger arrive almost simultaneously, the X-Talk function will assume that the soft trigger is crosstalk and will suppress it from sounding. Page Retrigger For example, if a trigger is engaged twice within a 50 ms time period and the Retrigger setting is ms, the Trigger IO will ignore the second sound and only output the first. On the other hand, if the Retrigger setting is set to 25ms, the Trigger IO will output both sounds, since the second sound occurs beyond the Retrigger boundary.
There are many different types of triggers available on the market today — too many to cover individually in this manual — but most triggers can be grouped into the categories outlined below. You can adjust the calibration manually or you can let the Trigger IO adjust it automatically by leaving the pedal in the up position and pressing up value and down value buttons simultaneously. This will automatically calibrate the pedal. Then press function up and value up simultaneously. Once you have installed the BFD Lite software, you can begin playing immediately.
You can quickly switch the sounds that the pads are triggering by changing the MIDI Note Number that the pad is assigned to.
You can use this chart to help you quickly setup the Trigger IO for working with pitched content. Please check regularly for software upgrades and latest news from Alesis. Page Troubleshooting Threshold is too low. If you are using an AC adapter, check that the adapter is plugged into a live power outlet and that the power switch is in the IN AC position. CAUSE If your hardware or software program does not completely open or close your hi-hat sounds as it should as your foot moves through the range of your variable-position hi-hat pedal, the TriggerIO probably needs Page 36 www.
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Alesis Trigger|iO USB/MIDI Pad Trigger Interface
The Trigger iO is the easiest way to connect electronic drum and cymbal pads or acoustic drum triggers to a wide range of MIDI sound sources. Use up to ten trigger inputs to play traditional MIDI devices like drum machines, sound modules and synthesizers, or connect the USB output directly to your computer to play software drum modules or lay down tracks in your favorite MIDI sequencer application. The inteface has ten TRS trigger inputs so you can use it with single or dual-zone pads and triggers, and even split the inputs with Y-cables for even larger custom setups. You can also use the Trigger iO to expand the pad inputs of virtually and drum module from any manufacturer. It also has a footswitch input for controlling other parameters like changing kits with your foot.
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