In my experience, I think the threshold is separate from dynamic pads. Ive been treating threshold as the minimum pressure that will trigger the pad(dynamic or not). To me, the dynamic pads do require more finesse than I’m willing to develop so I normally just use multi level. Just to be sure I checked the manual and looks like the above description is correct. threshold is the minimum effort required to trigger the pad and dynamic pads ignore the level fader and use pad pressure to set velocity.
Thanks S.A.P. From your explanation once the minimum pressure passes that Threshold the sound should trigger right? In demo clip I provide you can see and hear I’m barley applying lightly the same amount of pressure to the pad and it’s triggering the hi hat sound no matter what the threshold is set at 0,1000, or 2000 in the demo clip. I would think that I would have to apply more pressure as the threshold setting increases in number.
Thanks again S.A.P. I’m clearly having an issue with pad threshold because if I barley touch/apply slight pressure to the pad with it set to a higher setting like 2000 the S2400 shouldn’t trigger the sound as if it’s set to 0. Pad Threshold set at 2000 should require more pressure to exceed the threshold in order for the sound to trigger.
Threshold: the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction or result.
I’ve marked in this MPC explanation of the functionality of pad threshold. As for the video I’m only referring to Pad Threshold because it’s a feature that’s already implemented within the S2400. Pad sensitivity doesn’t exist so I not referring to that function at this time.
Yeah, there’s definitely a difference between threshold and sensitivity. There currently isn’t a Pad Sensitivity setting, which would be really helpful to have in Dynamic Mode.
In finger drumming, I generally want output values of about 50% to 100% in velocity… with 50% being the minimum and 100% being hardest strikes. I’m finding that in more subtle strikes it’s just too quiet sometimes… especially with kick and snare hits. The MPCs and Roland MC707 have sensitivity, that allows the recorded velocity to be more tightly controlled.
Some sensitivity settings on 2400 would be great, or “output velocity gain / velocity compression” type of control… ie: scale whatever the 1%-100% input velocity is to a XX% to 100% range.
I’m super frustrated with the pads, in dynamic mode I practically have to hit the pad with a hammer to get full volume. I will get arthritis using dynamic mode, this is really really bad and I agree with above poster you want like 50 percent to 100 in dynamic mode.
I can’t use the pads in dynamic mode as they are, its simply not working as it should yet on my machine. Glad to know a few more are experiencing the same (albeit bad that we are) at least there’s hope a firm ware update might ease the problem. Clyde Stubblefield would turn in his grave if he knew what we were going through…