Settings & Terminology List

There are a ton of different settings that can affect the way a trigger performs.  Not sensitive enough, too sensitive, double triggering, not picking up rolls, etc… These are all issues that are normally attributed to your settings, rather than the hardware.  If you are having issues, we recommend looking over this list to see if any of these settings can help you before purchasing parts.  The last thing Pintech wants is for you to spend your hard earned money on something you don’t need.

[accordion_item title=”Amplitude”]The height of a trigger waveform, measured in volts.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Crosstalk/Rejection/X-Talk”]The vibration of the drum or pad being struck causing another trigger input to sound. This can be caused by sympathetic and mechanical vibrations from adjacent pads, or external loud sounds like stage monitors.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Double Trigger”]One or more sounds sounding just after the initial (intended) pad or trigger hit.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Re-Trigger Cancel/Headroom”]A setting, related to mask time, that helps reduce false and double triggering due to additional peaks after the waveform’s initial peak, or trigger spike.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Mask Time/ReTrigger/Rejection Level”]The amount of time a module’s trigger input waits before it will react to another trigger signal. This setting helps filter out (mask) double triggering in the first 1-60ms (milliseconds) after a trigger signal is recognized by the trigger input. It is generally measured in milliseconds.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Milliseconds”]A measurement of time. One-second equals 1000 milliseconds. For reference, in air, sound travels at the rate of about one foot per millisecond.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Scan Time/Wait Time“]The amount of time after receiving a trigger signal that a sound module waits before reading the waveform amplitude to determine the volume (velocity) of a sound – measured in milliseconds.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Sensitivity/Gain“]A trigger setting used to balance out the varying voltage output levels of different acoustic triggers and pads.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Threshold/Level“]The point below which a trigger waveform will not be recognized by a drum module’s trigger input.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Velocity Curve/Curve“]A setting used to alter how a drum module’s sound volume changes in relation to user input.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Waveform, Trigger Waveform“]The representation of the voltage output of a drum trigger – shown in amplitude over time.[/accordion_item]