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Forge Kit - Double bass will not register on kick pad.

I have recently purchesed a Forge Kit, everything is great.
I then bought a double bass pedal. (Mapex 800 series.)
I set it up and only some kicks are registered. I have moved the beaters left and right to try all parts of the pad, but no success.
Please help.
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  • Hello,

    Sorry you're having troubles with this. I'll be happy to help!

    It sounds like you'll need to adjust your sensitivity and threshold settings for your kick pad.

    To edit your trigger setting:

    1. Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
    2. Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu.
    3. Use the Down and Up buttons to select Trigger, and then press Enter.
    4. Hit the pad whose voice you want to edit. The pad's name will appear at the top of the display. Alternatively, use the Down and Up buttons to select the pad's name at the top of the display, and then use the dial or Left and Right buttons to change it.
    5. The display will show the current trigger and its parameters. On this page, use the Down and Up buttons to select and adjust your Sensitivity and Threshold.

    The Sensitivity will affect the sensitivity of the head (center) of the drum pad. Higher values let you produce louder sounds with less force. Lower values require more force to produce quieter sounds.

    The Threshold is the amount of force required to trigger the sound.

    Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes!
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  • Hi Corey, yes I have put the sensitivity up fully but it still only seems to register around the middle of the pad. I also put the threshold on 1.
    Is there anything else to try?
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  • I also put the threshold up fully to and tested that it seems it works around the middle as well. I have also moved the beaters closer together but it seems to cut out and only register some kicks.
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  • Hello,

    It sounds like the kick pad may be in monophonic mode. I would recommend changing it to Polyphonic. To change this:
    1. Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it). 
    2. Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu. 
    3. Use the Down and Up buttons to select Voice, and then press Enter.
    4. Hit the pad whose voice you want to edit (the kick pad, in this case). The pad’s name will appear at the top of the
      display. Alternatively, use the dial or Left and Right buttons.
    5. The display will show the pad’s current voice and its parameters. On this page:
       • To select a parameter you want to edit, use the Down and Up buttons to select Mode, and use the dial to change this to Mono.
    Don't forget to save your changes!

    If this doesn't resolve the problem for you, please reach out to your nearest Alesis Support Office. Their contact numbers are listed on that page.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Alesis Forge kick trigger not registering.

    Im having trouble getting the kick on the alesis forge kit to register every hit with a double bass pedal. i tried changing it to polyphonic mode, and i messed with the threshold and sensitivity! i moved the beaters closer together to the center of the trigger, but nothing seems to get it to work. any advice?
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Forge Kit with double kick pedal.

    Hi everybody! I have recently purchesed a Forge Kit, and one the main reasons was that in the promotinal video made a point of saying that the kick pad was big enough for two pedals. When I hooked up my dw5000 the pad drops a lot of notes. I've already try adjusting settings like sesitivity, threshold, etc. So this rise the following questions:

    1. The Forge Kit is designed to support double bass?
    2. The kit's brain can register fast hits?
    3. Can I replace the kit's kick pad with the alesis realhead kick pad? If this is possible the kit's brain will work fine with the realhead kick pad?

    Thanks!
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    • If I connect drum pad to tom4 input The pad perfetcly recognize every hit, so it's not a hardware problemi. But if I try to duplicate tom's settings on The drum pad connected to it's right input The problem is still here. So, it's something like The drum pad setting is some way set as if it could never riproduce fast beats (I tried to tweak everything). Please cheack for a firmware update!
    • Thank you for this! I dont use a double kick but I do a lot of heal toe fast kicks and it wont recognize the second hit when I heal toe. Using tom 4 worked, but that sucks to have to change the factory kits every time you want to play around. I find it funny that on the nitro kit you can play as fast as you want, it never misses. My friend has one and its the only reason I bought the forge. Thanks again!
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    I have the same problem, it seems to me like the module isn't registering fast kick hits with doublebass (particularly flams/triplets) even though I adjust all the settings available. My solution was to use some Triggera trigger pads I had laying around after my last e-kit, and use a seperate cable from the Tom4-output on the module, and just use the second bassdrum pedal/trigger on that line (set the sound to use the same bassdrum sample you use with the main kick). Not an ideal solution if you would want a 4th tom later on, but then it at least register fast hits, as it's no longer only on one line input.
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