June 14, 2013
I like the idea of an electronic drum kit and for the most part I can find a use for it besides having it as a live drum set for a rock band. Every electronic drum kit has a brain, or a module that plays a specific type of sound whenever a hit is registered on a drum. Although sticks need to be used to have any effect, this is really not far from what beat makers do when they are pounding away on their Akai MPC’s or NI Maschines. The difference between the two of them is what I like most. Although you have an electronic drum set that doesn’t produce its own acoustics, you are still allowed to use actually drum sticks and actual drum pedals. So while you eliminate the method in which sound is produced, you are still engaged in the process physically.
This is akin …
March 26, 2013
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 …
January 9, 2013
Drums are something that every producer, and even musicians that don’t use computers, need to work with. The guitarist who wants to record a few tracks layered on top of each other will find great use of some sort of beat machine to keep him in time. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Likewise, a producer’s focus might not be on his drums as much are they are on the bass and melody, but drums are something that needs to be tackled, unless you’re Brian Eno. For those that put focus into drums, there is a lot more going on that meets the ear.
An outsider might look at drums and think that it’s the same eight or sixteen bars looped until competition – but it actually takes careful structuring and mixing to make the drums sound like something real. Buying an actual electronic drumset would get your closer to …
November 25, 2011
If you’re a drummer, you know how hard it is to be able to practice or jam on your kit without making the whole neighborhood file a petition to stop the noise. You need a way to hear and feel the power of a drum kit while remaining quiet. The best way to do that is with an electronic drum kit. Now while these kits do provide an alternative to noisy acoustic drums, they also have incredible features that allow for more than just a muted practice/jam experience. They have built in sounds, training tools, and connectivity to your personal computer so you can download more sounds or start recording. There are a plethora of kits out there so we decided to help you pick the best one for your Little Drummer Boy (or Girl) this holiday season.
STARTER KIT: Alesis DM6
Maybe the person you are giving the gift of …