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UniqueSquared
July 4, 2013

Sonic Potions Intros LXR Drum Synthesizer

Have you ever considered buying some brand new furniture at dealer cost?  If you are old in your ways and secure in your finances, the thought of buying new furniture might actually be exciting and rewarding, but if you are young and constantly on the move – you probably don’t have the time or means for that.  We can head to craigslist and find free furniture that will get the job done, so long as you pay for the expensive of hauling off of their property.  There is a third option that has allowed even the most mobile of persons to afford to have new gear.  This is the DIY style of gear – gear that needs to be assembled.

Head to any IKEA store and you can view their showcases where they have furniture and other gadgets assembled on the showroom floor – but there is a catch.  You …

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Taylor

Taylor
March 26, 2013

Roland TD-4KP Portable V-Drums Review

When you ask drummers, “Which brand has the best electronic drum kit?”, the typical answer is Roland. However Roland V-Drums are rather expensive even if you are getting what you are paying for in terms of build quality, performance, and overall fidelity. Roland has delivered a kit that is not only affordable, but also makes portability a staple feature on the new Roland TD-4KP V-Drums Portable electronic drum kit. Following in the footsteps of previous models within the TD-4K line, the TD-4KP retails for under $1000 with all the quality you can expect from a Roland V-Drum kit. Included in the kit are the TD-4 drum module, eight pads total (kick, snare, toms x3, hi-hat, crash and ride cymbals), the FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller, and drum rack for mounting your drum and cymbal pads. Not included are a drum throne and kick pedal but you can purchase the Roland DAP-3X V-Drums Accessory Package which …

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Taylor

Taylor
September 26, 2011

Alesis DM8 Pro Electronic Drum Kit Review

Because the kit is called Pro, we brought in a pro to show us what the latest Alesis electronic kit is all about. Alex Selph is a clinician, studio drummer, and touring performance drummer who plays in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. We were fortunate enough to have him come in and demo the Alesis DM8 Pro Kit and he gave us some insight into how this kit feels and performs. Here are some specs:

  • DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation sounds
  • RealHead 8″, 10″, and 12″ drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads
  • 12″ dual-zone Snare, 8″, 10″, and 12″ Toms, and 8″ Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately)
  • DMPad 12″, 14″, and 16″ multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion
  • 16″ 3-zone Ride with choke, 14″ Crash with choke, 12″ Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal
  • StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable
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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 15, 2010

Alesis DM6 USB Express Kit Electronic Drumset Review

After the Video Taylor from Unique Squared commented on the DM6 Express:

“The Alesis DM6 Express is everything you could want in an electronic drum kit, and your neighbors will thank you everyday for it. The affordability makes it a good starter kit for beginners and a great practice tool/controller for the professional. Get your groove tight with the built in metronome. Use the USB out to record the drum intro for your new song. Take it on the road, use the pads and module with your acoustic kit, and show everyone your versatility. There are so many applications with all the things you get with the Alesis DM6 Express.

Having the USB is what gives the DM6 express its many options. Lets say you want to go to a live gig with the Dual Zone snare pad as a controller for two extra sounds. Just plug the module into