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    Check out the latest product guide from Zildjian. Contains a full listing of products in 37 pages.


    2020 Vic Firth Product Guide

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    Check out the latest product guide from Vic Firth. Giving you an in-depth look at this 24-page guide.


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    Check out the latest product guide from Balter Mallets. Catch up on all Balter models in this 11-page guide.


    When your DCP is connected to your computer via USB with the DCP Access Tool, you can check your Cymbal Processor's software and hardware version numbers. You can also check the Gen16 servers for available upgrades, upgrade your Cymbal Processor's firmware, and upload new cymbal and reverb DSP presets to it.


     The Access Tool application can also display a variety of information about your Cymbal Processor such as its firmware and hardware versions, which may be important if you ever need to contact Gen16 Tech Support.


     The Access Tool will automatically check for DCP firmware updates on launch if a DCP is connected and an internet connection is available. You can also check manually at any time by selecting "Check for Updates" in the Access Tool's "Help" menu. If updates are available, the Access Tool will guide you through the download and installation process.


    System Requirements:


    • Macintosh OS X v10.4 (Tiger) or higher, Intel processor only
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8




    Total Cymbal Tone Shape/Kit Presets:


    • 99 Cymbal Tone Shape Preset per channel (HiHat-Cym-5) 
    • 99 Kit Presets “kit mode”
    Current Access Tool Version Available for Download:


    Version 3.2.0, Released June 29, 2013.


    Access Tool Release Notes for Version 3.2.0:


    Mac Version PC Version Complete Version History



    Russ Miller & Simon Edgoose Signature DCP Tone Shapes

    Russ Miller Signature "Work Horse" DCP Tone Shapes 


    "When Zildjian asked me to create this signature palette of Tone Shapes for the Gen16 DCP system, I immediately thought of calling them the “Work Horse” patches. I wanted to make solid, versatile Tone Shapes that could work in a variety of musical situations and get you started utilizing the Gen16 system in your every day playing situations. Of course, these can be interchanged (they are leveled to do so) and you could just use a couple of sounds and not the entire setup.” - Russ Miller




    "These Tone Shapes are designed to give a selection of simple sounds that can be used for everyday playing. Some tone shapes are more general use such as the Bright, Classic and Dark, while others such as the Low Short and the Low Pass/ High Pass are designed for more electronic uses. When it comes to positioning the pickup, I generally use the sixth line of holes below the bell for the Ride and a similar position for the Crashes and the Splash. The HiHat is different in that I set the pick up about one-third of the distance along with the bow from the bell to the edge, closer to the bell. ” - Simon E