How to Use My Roland TD-4K Drum Set With "Rock Band 2" on PS3

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How to Use My Roland TD-4K Drum Set With "Rock Band 2" on PS3
Connect a professional drum set to your Rock Band game. (schlagzeug image by Pamela Dürager from Fotolia.com)

While many people enjoy the simulation of playing Rock Band drums with Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), it doesn't provide a true drum set experience. If you are tired of playing with the same old Rock Band-issued drum set and want to play your favourite Rock Band songs on a real drum set, then make your Roland TD-4K drum kit work seamlessly along with Rock Band 2 on PS3.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • ddrum AcousticPro five-piece trigger kit
  • Alesis trigger iO interface
  • Rock Band 3 MIDI Pro adaptor
  • Male MIDI-to-MIDI cable, 6 to 10 feet

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Set up your Roland TD-4K drum set. Ensure you label each drum to its corresponding Rock Band 2 drum set colours.

  2. 2

    Install ddrum AcousticPro triggers on each drum of the Roland TD-4K.

  3. 3

    Connect the drum triggers to an Alesis trigger iO interface.

  4. 4

    Connect the Alesis trigger iO interface to a Rock Band 3 MIDI Pro adaptor's MIDI input using a male MIDI-to-MIDI cable.

  5. 5

    Connect the Rock Band 3 MIDI Pro adaptor to a PS3 console's universal serial bus (USB) input.

  6. 6

    Configure the Alesis trigger iO interface to Rock Band 2. Use the Rock Band 3 MIDI Pro adaptor's manual to assign the correct trigger inputs specific to the PS3 console.

  7. 7

    Test the set-up. Insert the Rock Band 2 disk into the PS3 console, and start Rock Band 2. Set the game on practice mode. Adjust the crosstalk using information in the drum trigger interface's manual.

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