|Zildjian Gen16 AE Cymbals DCP Firmware Updates|
|Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:04|
The award-winning Gen16 AE (Acoustic Electric) Cymbal System is building on its success and continually improving. A paradigm shift in cymbal design, the Gen16 AE Cymbal System includes low-volume acoustic cymbals, a radically new “pickup” that utilizes a patent-pending, dual-head mini microphone design, and a Digital Cymbal Processor (DCP). The heart of the AE Cymbal System, the DCP instantly changes the tone of the AE cymbals to fit any mood, vibe, or song. Armed with a wide variety of tone shapes, users can explore a myriad of new musical possibilities with this new and innovative instrument.
Gen16 has now gone even further to facilitate the creative process and offer more musical options by providing users with a Firmware Update. The first improvement is a New System Manager that allows users to customize and save personal, internal settings. Also, a New Audio Manager allows modification of audio levels, microphone gates, and microphone sensitivity of each individual AE Cymbal plugged into the DCP. The DCP can connect to and communicate via MIDI capable E-Drum controllers allowing the user to save kits to memory from both the DCP and the current controller. Users can control the DCP from their drum controller or control their drum controller from the DCP, integrating the Gen16 AE Cymbal System even more with their current setup.
Also included in the Firmware Update are 10 All-New Tone Shapes in the current DCP arsenal that provide more creative nuances with each AE Cymbal. Throughout 2012, additional Tone Shapes are planned for release each quarter in an effort to continually grow the Tone Shape library. Lastly, an Expanded Owner’s Manual will be included in the Update in 14 languages.
For additional information and to download the Firmware Update, visit www.Gen-16.com.