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Showroom: Groove Freedom iPad App

Leading online educator Mike Johnston, founder of the popular live-streaming drum lesson site, recently teamed up with app developer Derek Lee to create an interactive version of his popular method book, Groove Freedom, for iPad users. Incorporating all of…

Modern Drummer
May 2, 2015

Showroom: Slug Percussion Batter Badge Triad Pad HD

Industrial designer and drummer Eric “Baron” Behrenfeld, owner of Slug Percussion, is celebrating his company’s 20th anniversary with the release of a new patented armourphragm design for bass drum heads, called Batter Badge Triad Pad HD. The new product is…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2015

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: Rimshot-Locs Tension Rod Locking System

Rimshot-Locs, an all-metal drum tension rod locking system that prevents drums from going out of tune when rimshots are played, is now available across North America. The patented Rimshot-Locs are said to keep drums in tune for an entire gig,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 27, 2015

Showroom: Gator Pro-Go Series Snare Cases

  Gator Cases’ deluxe Pro-Go series provides professional-level protection for musicians on the go and is now available for snare drums. The Pro-Go series offers adjustable, removable, padded backpack straps, a nylon exterior, and padded sidewalls. The interior features a…

Modern Drummer
Apr 22, 2015

Showroom: Ahead Mach 1 Bass Drum Pedals

The Mach 1 Pro single pedal with Quick Torque offers a heavy-duty design; fully adjustable beater angle and spring tension; Quick Torque cam to enhance speed, return action, and performance; adjustable two-way beater (felt or plastic), and a dual-chain drive…

Modern Drummer
Apr 20, 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: Drum Brakes Strives to Eliminate Need for Rugs

  Drum Brakes provides drummers with a more convenient alternative to large, bulky drum rugs. Seven anti-slip pads easily place under each of the hi-hat legs, as well as under the bass drum spurs. In addition, placing one pad under…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2015

Showroom: Black Swamp 20th Anniversary Snare Drum

Black Swamp’s 20th Anniversary snare drum features a Unibody Bocote shell, a Multisonic strainer, black-nickel hardware, straight hoops with claws, and the new Infiniti internal snare system (patent pending). Twenty drums will be manufactured and available in three sizes: 6.5x14,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2015

Showroom: Shure PG Alta Drum Microphone Kits

The PG ALTA line of microphones offers advanced design features for professional sound at a budget-conscious price. The complete family includes fourteen new products, including models and pre-packs for drums. “PG ALTA microphones are designed for anyone seeking great sound,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 2, 2015

Showroom: Tama’s New Products for 2015

The Star Walnut is the new flagship line for Tama drums and is ideal for both the stage and the studio. The Star Walnut shells are said to project booming low end with enough cut to be heard through any…

Modern Drummer
Mar 30, 2015

Showroom: CRX Cymbal Packs to Include a Free Black Widow Drum Web

The CRX division of the TRX Cymbal Co. and Pahu International, makers of the Black Widow Drum Web, have announced that CRX cymbal pre-packs will now include a free Black Widow Drum Web. Available in a choice of Classic, Rock…

Modern Drummer
Mar 25, 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

Showroom: Protection Racket AAA Deluxe Cymbal Vault

The Deluxe Cymbal Vault has been designed using Protection Racket’s Triple AAA (Access All Area, All Accidents Averted) drum case technology. The case features an impact resistant, polycarbonate frame, which is fully rigid but lightweight, and weighs 8.8 pounds. The…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2015