In this post, we will explore the inside of, quite possibly, the most common drum pad trigger on the market today. The picture above is of a Medeli DD602 (DD602 manual, DD602 setup guide) drum pad. Many edrum companies have used parts and/or complete drum pads of this type from Medeli including:
Because of this, it is a drum trigger pad that found quite lot in the entry to mid level electronic drumming community. I know that this pad doesn’t get a lot of love by most, but the truth is, its a great DIY’ers platform. For as common as it is, there is no real good description of the workings of this pad. Of course, until now. Below is a video the documents the inner workings of this workhorse pad and how easy it would be to upgrade this pad as a DIY edrummer enthusiast. Also, attached to this post you will find a picture detailing the 1/4″ TRS input jack to this pad to make it easier when upgrading.