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Zoom R8 Digital Recorder

The R8 is a compact digital multitrack recorder (eight-track playback and two-track simultaneous recording), audio interface, control surface, and pad sampler. Its built-in drum sounds can be triggered using eight pads and three bank keys to create loops. You can…

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2011

Alesis DM10 Studio Kit With New Rack

The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis’s new four-post StageRack with upgraded clamps and high-quality mini-boom cymbal arms. The clamps, mounts, and integrated boom cymbal arms are fully adjustable and feature large wing nuts that enable quick adjustments without having to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 23, 2011

MusicNomad Equipment Care Cymbal Cleaner and Drum Detailer

After twelve months of intensive research and development, MusicNomad Equipment Care has released a line of eco-friendly, high-quality drum and cymbal cleaners, polishes, and towels. With every purchase, the company contributes funds to help musicians, through its advocacy organization,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2011

Killswitch Engage’s Justin Foley Joins Unearth on Mayhem Fest and European Hell On Earth Tour

Massachusetts metal merchants Unearth have officially welcomed Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley to the fold for the band's upcoming slot on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest and their European headlining tour (dubbed the Hell On Earth Tour) to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 17, 2011

Pro-Mark SD6 Multipurpose Stick and Nylon-Bristle Brushes

The SD6 is a maple stick, similar in design to Pro-Mark’s SD9 but with a felt ball on the butt end. It’s 16" long and .610" in diameter, with a relatively long taper and an oval wood tip. List price:…

Modern Drummer
Jun 16, 2011

Yamaha Recording Custom Heritage Drumset

To celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of the first edition of the classic Recording Custom drumset, Yamaha is building forty-five kits to the original specifications in the most popular colors from the past, including mellow yellow, piano white, and hot red.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 14, 2011

Evans Hybrid-S Marching Snare Head

Inspired by the design of the award-winning Hybrid series, Evans’ new Hybrid-S (Hybrid-Soft) marching snare batter features two unique fibers that deliver a soft and sensitive feel with a warm, full, rich sound and superior snare response.  

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2011

Pro-Mark Small Broomsticks and Jordison Autograph Series Additions

PMBRM2 Small Broomsticks are shorter (14 1/2" long) and smaller in diameter (.800") than Pro-Mark’s regular Broomsticks. This version produces a sound that falls between brushes and Hot Rods. List price: $32.95. The Joey Jordison PW515W oak Autograph series drumstick…

Modern Drummer
Jun 9, 2011

SoftaMats Nonskid Pads

SoftaMats keep bass drum and hi-hat pedals firmly in place on any surface, including wood, laminate, vinyl, tile, and carpet.

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2011

Protection Racket Deluxe Rucksack Cymbal Bag

Protection Racket has upgraded and relaunched its top-selling Deluxe Rucksack cymbal bag. Each ergonomic strap is over-stitched with 30 mm blinding tape, to provide extra strength, and is filled with 5 mm PE foam for more comfort. The base is…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2011

Black Swamp Percussion Overture and SoundArt S3 Tambourines

The Overture (right) is an entry-level tambourine with a 10-ply maple shell, a double row of hammered brass jingles, and a Remo Renaissance head. List price: $105. SoundArt S3 (left) tambourines feature aged brass jingles and a solid cherry shell…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2011

Mapex Saturn Series Limited Edition Drumset

The new Saturn series Limited Edition kit features birch and walnut shells with burl maple exteriors. It is available in very limited quantities as a six-piece shell pack.  

Modern Drummer
May 26, 2011

Meinl Percussion FX Pedal

The FX Pedal has been designed for cajon players and other percussionists, but it can also be used by drummers as an additional sound effect. Simply choose one of ten internal sounds (kick bass, cyber kick, tribal bass, tambourine, clave,…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2011

Billdidit Coady Clutch

Designed with double bass players in mind, the Coady Clutch allows drummers to drop the top hi-hat cymbal with a simple, easy strike. When used in conjunction with the Coady Trip Arm, the device offers a hands-free drop clutch—just step…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2011