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Video Demo! Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Kit

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the October 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Kit Exceptional sounds and functions plus more tactile adjustability. Roland recently made some changes to its…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2016

Showroom: Alesis DM10 Mesh Kits

Alesis’ new DM10 X Mesh Kit and DM10 Studio Mesh Kit feature the new Alesis FMH dual-zone mesh drumheads (patent-pending), which are said to deliver an unprecedented degree of feel and natural rebound. The ultra-quiet mesh drumheads come closer to…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Electronic Percussion

This article originally ran in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Drum Business. Drummers are drawn to electronic percussion for the same reasons today as we were back in the early ’80s, after the introduction of the Linn LM-1 and the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 2, 2015

Showroom: Yamaha DTX502 Touch App Brings the Power of iOS to Electronic Drums

Yamaha announces the introduction of DTX502 Touch, a new iOS app for its award-winning DTX502 series of electronic drums. The new app lets the user control all the features of the DTX502 module using their iOS touch-screen when connected via…

Modern Drummer
Jan 6, 2015

Win an Incredible Prize Package From Roland and QSC!

Modern Drummer has teamed up with Roland an QSC to bring you this prize package worth over $5,200. The package includes: • Roland TD-15K V-Drums kit with all mesh heads, 500 instruments, 100 usercustomizable drumkits, and much more. • A…

Modern Drummer
Nov 3, 2014

Showroom: Simmons SD500 Electronic Drumkit

The full-size SD500 five-piece electronic drumkit is said to be ideal for rehearsals, recording, schools, houses of worship, and small to mid-size clubs. The SD500 features a 9" dual-zone snare pad, three 8" tom pads, and kick drum with integrated…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2014

Simmons Introduces Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller

The new Stryke6 is an iPad controller that delivers a tactile playing experience in a compact, tabletop design. Equipped with six velocity-sensitive pads plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control, the laptop-sized Stryke6 is ideal for on-the-go playing,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 22, 2014

Yamaha Offers Live-Sound Solutions for Electronic Drummers

Drummers face many challenges when it comes to amplifying electronic drums, and in the case of hybrid kits it’s important to have the electronic components match the audio quality and volume of the acoustic drums to create a cohesive, integrated…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2014

New YamahaDTX.com Website Designed to Educate and Enhance the Playing Experience of Electronic Drummers

Yamaha announced the launch of www.yamahadtx.com, a new website devoted to the company’s DTX electronic drum lineup. Featuring bold graphics and refreshed, updated content, the site addresses the growing market for electronic drums and highlights the latest DTX product information…

Modern Drummer
Jul 24, 2014

Simmons Releases Full-Size 6-Piece SD1500KIT Electronic Drumset

  The SD1500KIT is a full-sized six-piece drumkit that comes with a hi-hat, three multi-zone cymbals, and twenty-two specific trigger points. The hex-shaped blue-anodized frame and die-cast hardware feature memory locks for quick setup and stability. The multi-position hi-hat pedal…

Modern Drummer
Jun 16, 2014

VIDEO - KAT Percussion NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video KAT Percussion's Mark Moralez gives a tour of the KAT booth at The NAMM Show 2014. Kat Percussion began as a small company back in 1985 to make professional e-drum products at the highest level of…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2014

WIN the Ultimate Hybrid Drumset from YAMAHA

This is your chance to win the ultimate Hybrid Drumkit from Yamaha — a prize worth over $5,700!  The set includes Live Custom acoustic drums (available in four colors), DTX electronic percussion components and hardware:   • 14 x 22"…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2013

Roland New Product Demo (VIDEO)

At Winter NAMM 2013, Roland senior product specialist Steve Fisher gave us a special demonstration of the new BT-1 trigger pad and portable TD-4KP drumkit. Check out the video below.   BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad The compact and curved BT-1…

Modern Drummer
Feb 14, 2013

Roland Announces V-Drums World Championship 2

Roland U.S. is pleased to announce the V-Drums® World Championship 2, the second annual international competition to find the top drummer in the world. The U.S. portion of the V-Drums® World Championship 2 begins with the V-Drums U.S. NationalChampionship. The…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2012