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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: Roland TD-25KV and TD-25K V-Drums

Roland has added two new mid-level kits in its V-Drums lineup. Featuring the all-new TD-25 sound module, mesh-head pads, and more, these kits are said to offer serious players quality sound and expressive playability. The TD-25KV and TD-25K kits feature…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015

Showroom: Black Swamp Di Sanza Triangle Trigger

The Di Sanza Triangle Trigger, designed in collaboration with Black Swamp artist Tony Di Sanza, can be mounted to any existing cymbal stand, is adjustable both horizontally and vertically, and fits triangles up 9". The rotating beater mount holds .125",…

Modern Drummer
Apr 21, 2015

Showroom: Simmons SD100KIT Electronic Drumset

Sporting a new industrial design and a space-conscious footprint, the SD100KIT electronic drumset is ideal for beginners, students, and drummers looking for a practice kit. Compact enough to fit neatly into a bedroom, office, or home studio, the SD100KIT features…

Modern Drummer
Apr 19, 2015

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

KAT Percussion at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, KAT Percussion product manager, Mark Moralez, takes us through what’s new for 2015 from KAT. KAT is introducing the KT4 kit, their most advanced e-kit to date. It features a new chrome rack and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2015

Showroom: Yamaha Hybrid Packs Combine Acoustic and Electronic Components in One Kit

Yamaha DTX502 Hybrid Pack With Stage Custom Birch Drum Set Yamaha is now offering all-in-one acoustic/electronic hybrid drumset packs for drummers who want to take advantage of the growing trend of combining acoustic and electronic elements into one self-contained drumkit.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 20, 2015

NFUZD Audio at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Jeff Mulvihill from NFUZD Audio shows us the company’s first electronic kit, from the Inspire Series. NFUZD Audio has introduced the Inspire Series trigger pad drumset pack. First is the 3-zone, 14" snare trigger.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 20, 2015

Showroom: Roland RT-30 Series Acoustic Drum Triggers

Roland’s RT-30 series gives drummers a solution for using acoustic drums as triggers for a hybrid setup without incorporating additional pads. With quick, simple mounting on kick, snare, and tom drums, RT-30 triggers connect to devices, such as Roland’s TM-2…

Modern Drummer
Feb 12, 2015

Showroom: Roland Adds Vintage Sounds in the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion

Roland introduces the new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer. Every sound of the TR-707 and TR-727 has been reproduced using the original PCM wave data and detailed models of the original circuitry. Analog Circuit Behavior captures…

Modern Drummer
Jan 14, 2015

Toontrack Releases “Made of Metal EZX,??? an EZdrummer 2 Expansion by Producer Colin Richardson

“Made of Metal EZX,” a new EZdrummer 2 sound expansion library by noted metal producer Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Carcass), was recorded in Belgium’s Galaxy Studios’ wood-lined, hall-like room to bring out the deep, reverberant presence of the toms,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2014

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

Alesis Pro X Hi-Hat Provides More Realistic Playability

Alesis recently released the Pro X hi­hat, a patented dual­cymbal hi­hat controller with true open, half-open, closed, “chick,” and splash triggering capability. Designed to offer authentic hi-hat playability and unprecedented trigger response with Alesis’s DM10, DM8, and DM Dock, Pro…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2014

Akai Professional iMPC Pro iPad App

Developed in concert with Retronyms, iMPC Pro fuses a hardware MPC (Music Production Center) with tools for composing, editing, and mixing music. Highlights include sixty-four tracks of music creation, mixing, and automation, and a multi-touch interface for the editing, slicing,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2014