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Pearl/SSD collab

Hot on the heels of the aD5 and the anticipated

Alesis Strike module, Steven Slate Drums and

Pearl announced a new drum brain at Summer

NAMM. We share what has been revealed so far.

A bigger KAT in the family

The KT4 moves up a notch into the domain of “high-end intermediate” kits, going head to head with the Yamaha DTX562K, Roland’s TD-

11KV-S and the Alesis Strike Zone. Read Scott Holder’s review.

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XM sheds light

Taiwan’s XM eDrum has announced the launch of its Electron Series kits characterized by its LED lighting. The kits feature LEDs that can be programmed as background colours and flashing colours initiated by striking the pads.

New firmware for NFUZD

NFUZD Audio has released new firmware and a sound bank update for the NSPIRE module.

The v1.08 system update address a panning issue which came to light soon after the launch. It also attempts to improve responsiveness with a new velocity response for the snares in the sound bank 3.

Accent Ocean Way Drums debuts

Platinum Samples has released its first library using its virtual drum instrument, Accent.

The samples are formatted for Platinum Samples Accent and are available at 96kHz/24 bit.  This library includes four full kits with Crash, Splash, China and Ride cymbals plus four bonus Kick and Snare drums.

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