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Why isn’t the hi-hat of my Alesis Strike Pro Kit triggering correctly?

Having trouble with the hi-hat of your Strike Pro electronic drums? The Trigger edit menu will let you adjust the sensitivity and feel of each drum or cymbal pad. To adjust your hi-hat, Alesis recommends these tips from the Owner’s Manual excerpt below:

Adjusting Hi-Hat Parameters

If you cannot get the “chick” sound to happen consistently:

  1. Press Edit > Triggers to enter Trigger Mode.
  2. Select the hi-hat bow or edge trigger by doing one of the following:
    • If the Note Chase button is off, press it so it turns on. Press the hi-hat pedal or strike the hi-hat.
    • Use the cursors to select the Trig field in the upper-right corner. Turn the data dial to select HiHat Bow or HiHat Edge.
  3. Press F1/F2/Pedal.
  4. Turn the data dial to set the Open parameter to 99 (the default).
  5. Use the cursors to select the Closed parameter.
  6. While repeatedly stepping on your hi-hat pedal, adjust the value of the Closed parameter with the data dial until you consistently get a “chick” sound. If you are not hearing a “chick” sound, try setting the Closed value higher.

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To adjust the transition between Open and Closed position sounds:

  1. Press Edit > Triggers to enter Trigger Mode.
  2. Select the hi-hat bow or edge trigger by doing one of the following:
    • If the Note Chase button is off, press it so it turns on. Press the hi-hat pedal or strike the hi-hat.
    • Use the cursors to select the Trig field in the upper-right corner. Turn the data dial to select HiHat Bow or HiHat Edge.
  3. Press F1/F2/Pedal.
  4. If you would like the Open position sounds to happen more easily, set the Open parameter lower. We recommend keeping this setting at 99, though, as this will maximize the versatility of your hi-hat performance.
  5. If you would like the Closed position sounds to happen more easily, or if you have to push down on your pedal too much to get a Closed position sound, set the Closed parameter higher. Keep in mind that setting this parameter too high may cause the “chick” sound to behave unexpectedly.

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