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****** Page 2 ****** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Contents 1. 1 2 Connecting Pads……………………………………………………………………………..3 Connecting the Hi-Hat………………………………………………………………………3 First Steps Operation…………………………………….. Menu Structure…………………………………… Saving Your Settings ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. …….. Setting Up and Calibrating the Hi-Hat Connections Card Slot File System.. Editor Software. User Manual. Sound Downloads . Compatibility List . Connection Options and Trigger Types. Important Safety Precautions. 3 .4 .5 10 12 13 14 16 16 16 17 18 20 Printed by 2BOX Distribution GmbH Version 1.34 – 2020 2/20

****** Page 3 ****** Thank you… for choosing the 2BOX Drumlt Five Mk2 module. You have chosen wisely. Your new sound module comes with an open sound architecture and a universal trigger interface. To get up and running with your Drumlt Five Mk2 module, we recommend taking the time to read this Quick Start manual. It provides a concise presentation of all functions you need to be aware of and everything you need to know to come to grips with this feature-rich instrument. Have fun! 1 First Steps 1.1 Connecting Pads Connect your pads to the Drumlt Five Mk2 module. See Chapter 6 for connectivity options Next, head over to the UNIT-TRIG menu and specify which pad types you connected. See Chapter 13 for a list of options. 1.2 Connecting the Hi-Hat To ensure your hi-hat responds as expected, there is some setting up and calibration you need to do. See Chapter 5 for the required steps. 3/20

****** Page 4 ****** 2 Operation The module’s user interface is highly intuitive and based on two menu items (UNIT and KIT), each with a number of parameter pages. The parameter pages can be selected sequentially using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN buttons. There are no secondary levels or hidden menu items. cur BOX OUT 4 OJTß SAFE STOP PLAY D Simon *hill R BAR U 80 1/4 12ø.Ø M The main page comprises six logical areas. The three DATA buttons above the display are assigned to the values or functions that appear in the top row. Press the button above the desired entry to set values or select functions. However, please use the three rotary knobs below the display to change the according parameter values in the bottom row. Q PAGE G TYPE IXTALKILEVEL T Kick21+ Med : -30 : Posi G 13 1 4 / 20

****** Page 5 ****** 3 Menu Structure UNIT Menu The UNIT menu contains settings that apply to the module as a whole. This means that they affect all KITS (presets). MIX. TRIG: HCAL*•. HSET*: SPEC: INTF: OUT: VI-I: METR MIDI: This is where the internal mixer is located. The mixer allows you to set and balance the levels of all channels/instruments. This is where you will find the main trigger settings for each channel. Here are a few examples: What pad type did you connect? How responsive should the pad be? Which dynamics curve best matches your playing style? It would be a good idea to take some time to familiarize yourself with these settings. We are confident you will be impressed by the Drumlt Five Mk2 module’s responsiveness once all settings are in place. This is where you set up your hi-hat and calibrate the corresponding pad. See below and the User Manual for a detailed discussion of these settings. This page is used to fine-tune the settings you made on the HCAL page. Use it to ensure the response matches your playing style. This page allows you to set aspects that help you avoid double triggering and cross-talk. This is especially important for acoustic drum triggers you may be using. This page is used to specify the MIDl and routing settings for each individual channel. Here you can select MIDl channels, route the signals to the mixer and assign the required channels to DIRECT OUTs. This page allows you to set the output routing. Which signals should be assigned to the MAIN outputs (OUT 1 and 2) and which to the PHONES connector? This page allows you to check the level of the inputs, of the outputs, and the busses, respectively. This is where you select the sound of the built-in metronome. This page allows you to set global MIDl parameters. Should the module respond to program change messages, and which control change messages should the hi-hat transmit? These settings are important for recording MIDl data with your computer. *(only available after selecting the hi-hat channel) 5/20

****** Page 6 ****** PREF: MEM INFO This page is used to manage the SAVE function and to reset the module to its factory defaults. This is where you can check the remaining memory capacity for additional sounds. This page displays the firmware’s version number. KIT-Menu The KIT menu allows you to manage and edit the internal memory slots. The module comes with 100 factory KITS (memory slots). Those KITS can be edited and overwritten with your own settings. The KIT menu allows you to assign the desired sounds to the selected KIT, to edit their settings, to configure the metronome and playback functions and to adjust the built-in equalizer. PROG: DRUM: ENV: CFNC: KFNC. VOL. The KIT home page allows you to select a KIT and to start/stop the built-in metronome or song player. This page is used to assign a sound to the selected drum channel and to set the tuning and volume. The channel can be selected using the CHANNEL buttons (left) or simply by hitting the assigned pad. Note: The Rim channels of toms 1 through 4 and the snare (PERC 1—5) can be selected by simultaneously pressing the MORE and CHANNEL buttons. This is where you fine-tune the selected sound and specify the loop setting for each channel. If you like, you can also assign a function to a pad rather than a sound. Doing so would allow you to start and stop the metronome, or to select the next KIT by hitting such a pad. The HHPOS function on this page allows you to set the hi-hatJs opening level (“bashiness”) without recalibrating the pad. This is especially useful if the left foot is used for something else (like double bass drum playing, for instance). This is where you set the level, the stereo placement (pan), and the effect intensity of the selected channel. 6/20

****** Page 7 ****** EQ. FX: ACMP Each KIT is equipped with a 3-band equalizer. It can either be applied to all instruments or just for a specific channel. The internal effect processor provides a Delay or Flanger for each KIT, which can be assigned to the separate channels (see Page VOL). This page contains the built-in player. Use it to specify whether you wish to play to a song or the built-in metronome. The metronome’s settings and the tempo can be customized and saved. 4 Saving Your Settings Any changes you make can be saved internally Important: Your settings can only be saved after unlocking the SAVE function in the UNIT-PREF menu (you only need to do so once). Press the leftmost DATA button to switch the SAVE function “On”. SAVE Off TRIG —6 Saving one KIT p SAVE On TRIG —6 p Changes you wish to keep after editing the settings on a KIT page require that you save the KIT in question. If the settings of selected KIT no longer correspond to the stored version, a “7” symbol appears next to SAVE on the KIT home page. SAVE? STOP PLAY Simon_Ph i I I ips_l TIME PITCH 0:56 1.0 p Press the leftmost DATA button above the display. 7/20

****** Page 8 ****** SAVE FAVO Simon—Ph i I I ips—l— 1 KEY* 1 p G Pressing the button above SAVE yet again will write your changes to the selected KIT. Renaming a KIT To rename a KIT, press the button above SAVE on the KIT home page. SAVE FAVO Simon—Ph i I I ips—l— p 1 KEY* CUR + 1 You can use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers as well as several special characters for the names you enter. Turn the middle knob to select the desired character (KEY flashes) or press it to insert a space. Use the right knob to move the cursor to another position, or press it to delete the space. To confirm the name, press the leftmost DATA button above the display (SAVE). Copying, Moving and Swapping KITS Existing KITS can be moved (MOVE) to a different memory slot, swapped with other KITs (SWAP) and copied (COPY). Start by pressing the leftmost button above the display. SAVE FAVO Simon—Ph i I I ips—l— 1 KEY* CUR e 1 p 8/20

****** Page 9 ****** Rotate the knob to select the number of the KIT that should act as target for the currently selected KIT. After specifying the new KIT number, you can select among three functions: COPY, MOVE and SWAP. COPY MOVE SNAP Simon—Ph i I I ips —1— on ou KEY* CUR+ s 1 p G Pressing the leftmost DATA button allows you to copy the selected KIT to the target memory. MOVE allows you to move the KIT towards the target memory (the KITS at and behind this position move one slot). SWAP, finally, causes the two selected KITS to change places. In this example, KIT no. 1 moves to memory 80, while the settings of KIT no. 80 move to memory location 1. If you like, you can rename the settings during the COPY MOVE or SWAP operation. Saving Your UNIT Settings When you change a setting in the UNIT menu, a “?” appears next to SAVE. Press the leftmost DATA button to save the changes if you want to keep them. The disappears and your changes will be remembered. Please be aware that this is only possible if SAVE mode on the PREF page has been switched on. If the “?” doesn’t disappear after pressing the leftmost DATA button, the SAVE function is currently disabled. 9/20

****** Page 10 ****** 5 Setting Up and Calibrating the Hi-Hat The hi-hat is the most complex instrument of your drum kit. The Drumlt Five Mk2 module has been designed to accommodate a vast number of hi-hat pads and controllers of several manufacturers. This flexibility, however, also means that there are a number of parameters that need to be set to take advantage of the Drumlt Five Mk2’s full potential. In most instances, these setup and calibration steps only need to be performed once. Just follow the steps below to set up your hi-hat within minutes. 1. 2. 3. 4. Connect the hi-hat pad and optional hi-hat controller (if available) to the cor- responding inputs on the module. Input A is to be used for the trigger signals while Input B is to be used for the control commands. Navigate to the UNIT-HCAL page. Remember that this page is only displayed while the hi-hat channel is selected. Use the CHANNEL buttons to select the hi-hat channel or simply hit the hi-hat pad. Next, specify the hi-hat type you connected. DEF 2BOXHH ALEHH All popular hi-hat types and brands 2BOX Drumlt Five Hi-hat Alesis Crimson hi-hat controller Set the RAW value so that it matches the connected pad. Use a screwdriver to change the setting of the recessed screw (HH Cal) on the module’s back panel. The values below are merely indications of what might work for you. Feel free to tweak the setting to adapt the response to your playing style. Yamaha Roland Alesis 2BOX 850-900 800-850 830-880 670-720 10/20

****** Page 11 ****** 5. 6. Start the calibration process: 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. 5.4. 5.5. 5.6. Press the leftmost DATA button once. A closed hi-hat icon appears in the display and starts flashing. CALIB RAN 893 H TYP POFF DEF 28952 LEVEL PFACT 147 c Close the hi-hat pad or press the controller’s pedal with your foot. Press the leftmost DATA button a second time. An open hi-hat icon appears in the display and starts flashing. CALIB RAN LEVEL 893 HTYP POFF pFACT DEF 28952 147 c Open the hi-hat pad or remove your foot from the pedal. Press the leftmost DATA button yet again to exit the calibration function. The display shows “done”. The hi-hat has been successfully calibrated. If the message “NoChg” is displayed instead, the calibration could either not be performed or was repeated with the exact same settings. If the cali- bration routine failed, start by repeating steps 1-4 and then calibrate your hi-hat again. If the calibration was successful, you can now check whether the hi-hat responds to your playing as expected. If you are not happy with the response, either repeat the calibration steps or fine-tune the following parameters. PFACT Increase this value to raise the calibration threshold. This is use- POFF ful for a consistent “foot chick” (pedaled hi-hat) and “foot splash” (quick release of the pedal after a chick) sound. We recommend taking your time to find the setting that you are most comfortable with. This parameter allows you to change the hi-hat’s calibration range: higher values extend the range, while lower values narrow it down. Bear in mind that changing this setting also affects the PFACT setting. We recommend editing this parameter only once you are thoroughly familiar with the system. 11/20

****** Page 12 ****** 7. Another important aspect is the hi-hat channel’s trigger response. This can be set using the relevant menu items (see the downloadable User Manual for details). UNIT-TRIG This is where you set the hi-hat pedal’s response and sensi- tivity. Set the main parameters (GAIN, THRES, CURVE) to match your playing style. The most important of these is GAIN. Set it so that only the most forceful strikes produce a Level value of 0.0. TYPE XTALK L-2,2 Kick2 Med GAIN THRES CURVE 4 Pos 1 1 13 UNIT-HSET This page is used to set the hi-hat pedal’s sensitivity/level (SENS) and its dynamic response (CURVE). This completes the hi-hat settings! 6 Connections cn.rrt CYMB3A IA (3 Drumlt BOX our our our TOM 4 TOM 2 10 This module provides the following inputs and outputs: 12V DC MIDl IN MIDl OUT This is where you connect the external power supply. Connect this to the MIDl OUT socket on the external MIDl controller to allow the module to receive MIDl messages. Connect this to the MIDl IN socket of the device that should receive MIDl messages from the module. 12/20

****** Page 13 ****** Channels OUT 1-6 PHONES LINE IN Connect your pads to the inputs that correspond to the instrument you wish to trigger. The hi-hat controller needs to be connected to the HIHAT B socket. The B channels of CYMB 1-3 are intended for pads that accommodate 2 stereo cables. Given that all inputs are balanced (stereo), be sure to only connect stereo cables. These are the Drumlt Five Mk2s outputs, which can be connected to a mixer or amplifier. By default, OUTI and 2 transmit the mixed stereo signal. OUT3 to OUT6, on the other hand, are assigned to BUS3 to BUS6 respectively. If necessary, OUT 1 and 2 can also output BUS signals (BUSI and BUS2). This can be set on the UNIT-OUT page. This is where you can connect a commercially available pair of headphones (recommended impedance 32 Q – 600 Q). This is where you can connect an external signal source. You can use a stereo cable (for your smartphone, for instance) or a mono cable (e.g. to listen to the monitor signal via the Drumlt Five Mk2 in a live setting). 7 Card Slot The Drumlt Five Mk2 has an SD card (32 GB) on which all sounds and settings are stored (see chapter 8). You can easily remove the SD card from its slot located on the side of the Drumlt Five MK2 and insert it into the card reader of your computer. Doing so allows you to simply drag & drop new sounds to the SD card (which you, for instance, have downloaded from the 2BOX homepage). Of course, using the 2BOX editor software (see chapter 9) you can also edit User KIT Bank settings the directly on the SD card. 13/20

****** Page 14 ****** 8 2020-01-23 20:55 2020-01-15 19:24 2019-12-02 21:47 2020-01-09 10:35 2018-02-18 20:41 2011-11-25 10:30 2018-02-08 08:31 File System Loops Vocal perc Playalongs metadata never index Drumlt5Mk2 Manual English 1.34 Drumlt5Mk2 Manual German 1.34 Drumlt5MK2.dkit Drumlt5MQTrig.dkit Drumltlnit,dkit DrumltOS1.34.10.bin DrumltRub.dkit Empty.dkit globalconfig.dcfg 2020-01-04 00:30 2020-01-04 00:31 2020-02-03 11:03 2009-09-01 11:23 2018-09-28 10:49 2018-09 -28 10:49 Filmapp Filmapp Filmapp METADATA NEVE„. Adobe Acrobat Adobe Acrobat DKIT-fil DKIT-fil DKIT-fil BIN-fil DKIT-fil DKIT-fil DCFG-fil 4 668 kB 3 164 kB 151 kB 151 kB 151 kB 132 kB 151 kB 2 kB 10 kB At the root level, you will find the following files: Drumlt5.dkit Drumltlnit.dkit DrumltOS1.3x.xx.bin Drumlt Five Mk2 x.x.pdf globalconfig.dcfg .metadata never index Standard User KIT Bank. This file contains your own KIT and UNIT settings. This file contains the KIT and UNIT settings programmed at the factory. This file is required to perform a factory reset of the unit. Firmware (operating system) of the Drumlt Five Mk2 Manuals in the PDF format Index file, which is required for Mac operating systems System file The folders contain the 2BOX sound files in the DSND format as well as play-along songs in the WAV format. 14/20

****** Page 15 ****** 3Zone Cross Stick Rim Shot O CBE Snrl.dsnd Cube Beech Snr RS.dsnd LU 14 Metal Emp.dsnd SG 14 Snare Amb.dsnd SP Snr 1 Dry RS.dsnd O sp snr 3 Dry RS.dsnd O sp snr 5 Dry RS.dsnd O sp snr7 Dry RS.dsnd TwoBL 14 Snare.dsnd Dateiordner Dateiordner Dateiordner Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument Drumlt Five Instrument 29.832 KB 12.576 KB 4.376 KB 14.328 KB 35.408 KB 37.920 KB 40.720 KB 31.552 KB 8.592 KB Feel free to change the folder structure so as to organize the files in a way that works for you. Given the Drumlt Five Mk2 module’s display size, we recommend using short folder names and working with a limited number of folder levels. 15/20

****** Page 16 ****** 9 Editor Software The 2BOX sound universe is virtually open-ended. Using 2BO)Cs free editor soft- ware, you can create your own sounds and set the main KIT parameters on your PC/Mac. The editor makes converting WAV files to highly usable 2BOX sounds a breeze. This includes multilayers with up to 127 velocity levels! See the following URL for details about the software and tutorial videos: 2box-drums.com/editor 10 User Manual On our web page, you will find a comprehensive Drumlt Five Mk2 manual that you can download free of charge as a PDF. 2box-drums.com/support 11 Sound Downloads One special feature about the Drumlt Five Mk2 is its open sound architecture. You can transfer new sounds to your module and delete sound files you never use (consider backing them up on your computer, however). You will find a host of additional sound files on our website, which can be downloaded free of charge. Just help yourself to new signature sounds, specialty percussion instruments and/or legendary electronic drum sounds! Download the desired ZIP archives and unpack the 2BOX sound files they contain on your computer. Those sound files can now be copied to the SD card and used just like the original factory sounds (see chapter 7). 2box-drums.com/sounds 16/20

****** Page 17 ****** 12 Compatibility List The following list is not exhaustive, because testing all current and legacy pads on the market would be rather time-consuming. We do promise, however, to keep this list up-to-date whenever we are able to confirm the compatibility of products we haven’t tested so far. If you don’t see the type or manufacturer of (one of) your pads, please do not conclude that your pad(s) won’t work with the Drumlt Five Mk2. Rather, compare the technical specifications of your pads with the requirements listed in the table below. If the specs match the listed requirements, your pads may work even though they do not appear in the list of compatible products. If in doubt, just ask your dealer or send an e-mail to: support@2box-drums.com Pad type Specificati- ons Products Pad type Spezifikation Produkte Kick Piezo (head) 2box Alesis Crimson series Alesis DM 10 series Alesis Strike series Roland KD120 Roland KD140 Roland KD7 Yamaha KP-65 Yamaha KPIOO Cymbals Piezo (bow) Piezo (bow)/Switch (Edge) Piezo (bow)/Switch (edge)/Bell (Switch) 2box Alesis Crimson Series Alesis DM Series Millenium MPS Series Roland CY-12C Roland CY-13R Roland CY-14C Roland CY-15R Roland CY-8 Yamaha PCYIOO Yamaha PCY135 Snare/Tom Piezo (head) Piezo (head)/Piezo (rim) Piezo (head)/Switch (rim) Piezo (head)/Switch (rim)/Switch (cross-stick) 2box Alesis Crimson series Alesis DM 10 series Millenium MPS series Roland PD-I OO Roland PD-125 Roland PD-8 Roland PD-85 Roland PDX-100 Roland PDX-8 Roland PDX-8 Trigger Piezo (head) Piezo (head)/Piezo (rim) 2box Triglt DDrum Chrome Elite DDrum Pro DDrum Red Shot ddt AT Serie ddt Truss Serie Roland RT Serie TDrum Black Shot Serie TDrum Pro Serie Yamaha DT50 Serie 17/20 Hi-hat pad Piezo (bow)/Switch (edge) Piezo (bow) Hi-hat controller Adjustable resistor, active hall generator or switch 2box Alesis Crimson series Alesis DM 10 series Alesis Pro X Millenium Roland FD-7 Roland VI-I-II Roland VI-I-12 Yamaha RHHI 35 Yamaha HH-65 Miscellaneous Piezo DDrum Trigger Tube Roland BT-I

****** Page 18 ****** 13 Connection Options and Trigger Types Instrument Type PadP PaPSS PaPSY PadPS Rim CYPSV CYPSB cyps CYPSS CYPSY HiHat AcTr1 AcTr2 AcTr3 Rubi-II Rubi-12 RubH3 Kicki Kick2 Brands (examples) 2box, Roland Huaxin Yamaha Roland, Alesis various 2box Roland Alesis, Roland Huaxin, Alesis Yamaha various 2box, Ddrum 2box, Ddrum 2box, Ddrum 2box 2box 2box various various Head [Bow Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Zones – configuration Cross- Rim/ stick/ Edge Bell Piezo Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Velocity Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo Piezo 18/20 Information Choke yes yes yes yes yes control to Input B small drum medium drum big drum Rubber Heads S Rubber Heads M Rubber Heads XL faster response slower response Kick x x x

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****** Page 20 ****** 14 Important Safety Precautions Never try to open or modify the power supply adapter. If the power supply is damaged, be sure to purchase a new 2BOX adapter. When using a third-party adapter, make sure it is a 12V/1000mA DC power supply (100-240V). Never use the power supply outdoors or in damp locations. The Drumlt Five Mk2 module operates at low power and should therefore pose no particular hazard. We nevertheless urge you to operate it in a responsible manner. Do not allow any liquids to penetrate inside the unit. Never drop the unit. Never apply excessive force to the module or its controls. Never expose the module to extremely hot (>400C) or cold (below OOC) temperatures. Avoid covering the module’s bottom or rear panel, or its power supply adapter with blankets and the like. These areas become hot while the unit is in use, and this heat needs to be dissipated in one way or another. In short: be sure to handle the Drumlt Five Mk2 module with the same care as any other electronic device you own. This will ensure maximum enjoyment for years to come. 2box-drums.com 20/20


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