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by WhinyLittleRunt
Fri May 13, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: FIXED Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working

When you check IC15, the important points for testing purposes are pin 1 (audio in), pin 13 (control voltage) and pin 3 (audio out). Using Preset 2, adjusting the Noise knob should vary the DC voltage at pin 13, which should change what the output at pin 3 looks like. The signal at pin 3 should at ...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Thu May 12, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: FIXED Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working

Cool, thank you.

I ordered 2 SSM2044 chips from Syntronics to either use or keep on hand for the future; not cheap but I would rather have them on hand. I'll wait to see what you find. Thanks again.
by WhinyLittleRunt
Wed May 11, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: FIXED Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Re: Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working

i have fixed a number of sds8's and its always a cem chip that fails.....are you getting noise noise out of the other sems...? You mean out of the other SSM chips on the other modules? Yeah, totally. This is the only one not working. I've swapped location of the module around etc, done some pretty ...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Wed May 11, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: FIXED Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

FIXED Simmons SDSV Tom Tom module noise not working

Hi guys, I realize it's a stretch and a half trying to get repair info on this thing, but I'll ask anyway and see if anyone can help... I just got an SDSV a couple weeks ago. Been great, sounds awesome and lots of fun to play (even on the riot-shield pads). I had been noticing that one of the tom to...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Tue May 03, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

Yeah, I guess the input was more for a Trigger (CV/Gate type) rather than Passive... Although gaining that signal should be enough, like the OP did. You could also go the other, long route; get a MIDI Pad, connect that to either a MIDI to Trigger interface or an old drum machine with individual out...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Mon May 02, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

Yeah, the Linn probably expects level close to a TTL (5V) on its trigger inputs, so direct signal from pickups could be too small. SDS-V had two sets of inputs - one for pads, and another for sequencing. Pad inputs had additdional preamps. I was actually wondering how that was going to work; I stil...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Mon May 02, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

I was able to get the triggering working from the pads; I just needed to amplify the signal from them going to the trigger inputs on the Linn (done with a mixer and the individual outputs). So that gave me something to play with in the meantime.
by WhinyLittleRunt
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

While I'm waiting for my SDSV brain to show up, I took some pictures of the 'rare' hi-hat pedal to see what the big deal was about using the original pedal and not an aftermarket... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1528/26611723172_5526371cbb_z.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1702/26611724302_04a60...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

So the brain never turned up :(. I went ahead and bought an SDSV with the hi-hat module included in excellent condition. I'm kind of psyched to have this, as corny as some people think they are. I just sincerely hope everything works without a hitch. I tested all my pads through a mixer at high gain...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

I'm not hopeful the brain will turn up, which is a shame because it has the hi hat module in it :-(. So I will be on the lookout for an SDSV brain. Just an FYI, SDSV brains are fetching top dollar these days. I sold my extra SDSV brain with kick, snare and 4 toms in Dec 2014 for $900 USD. The hi ha...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

Isn't it just a piezo mic under the plastic? Hit harder on the pad... The earliest ones are speakers, supposedly... I have only tested 2 out of the 6 or 7 pads I got so I will try the rest and see what's up, worst case scenario having to pull one apart and check the piezo... I'm not hopeful the bra...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

I just remembered, I have a Yoki electronic drum set in my storage shed that I bought for my oldest son 8-9 years ago. Here you go! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coFiSntZ920[/youtube] Thanks! Unfortunately I tried that too... Got nada out of 2 of the 6 pads I've tested... The trigger inp...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

Oh that's ok. I've been trying it out and it's not working so far, not that I thought it would... I even tried using the MX1+ but it does nothing at all and I'm sure I'm using it wrong because there is no manual. Oh well- I'll be on the lookout for an SDSV brain for sure. I'll find one eventually...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Re: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

I've never heard of the Marc MX1. What is that? Ha.. Kinda gonna say "beats me" lol- but I was able to find a listing posted on Matrixsynth with one and it looks like it's used as a trigger interface, possibly to work in conjunction with the LinnDrum, DMX, etc... I need to get my hands on an origin...
by WhinyLittleRunt
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?
Replies: 21
Views: 7350

Can you trigger the LinnDrum with Simmons SDS pads?

I just acquired a collection of original SDSV pads but without the brain. These came from a good friend of mine. He's had them forever, along with A Marc MX1 and MX1+ which there is not a lot of information about but appear to be trigger interfaces. I'm waiting to see if he finds the i'm waiting to ...