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Hi all,

I am looking into buying a Roland Tm-2 but am a little confused about which cords I need to get to make my intended trigger setup work.

I intend to use a Roland PD-8 Dual Drum pad, a mono snare trigger, and a mono bass drum trigger.

Even though the TM-2 only has 2 inputs, I am pretty sure I can achieve this setup by using some kind of splitter with the two mono triggers.

Can anyone tell me if this setup is possible and which cords I am going to need to make it happen?

Thanks for any info!


dvdhawk Thu, 02/13/2020 - 20:56

It appears you can split the trigger inputs to assign and access the head and rim samples separately. In theory, playing 4 separate samples from the TM-2. You would do that by using something like an "insert cable" with goes TRS to dual TS. (The Tip of the TRS feeding the Tip of TS#1 + the Ring of the TRS feeding the Tip of TS#2 = the Shield of the TRS connected to the Shields of both TS#1 and TS#2) as illustrated on Page 7 of


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