BFD adds Crush pack

Friday, 23 February 2018

Fxpansion has released a Crush expansion pack for BFD3, BFD2 and BFD Eco that captures a an AXM drum kit. Tuned and processed to sound “loud and proud...

Roland adds monitors

Friday, 12 January 2018

Roland has introduced the PM-100 and PM-200 Personal Monitors, two new amplification systems designed for use with V-Drums electronic percussion products....

Mixing with the best

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Monitoring e-drums is sometimes a challenge, particularly when you’re performing live. Roger Whitsett shares his tried and tested solution.

Analogue solutions to e-challenges

Friday, 22 December 2017

Electronic drummers tend to look for hi-tech solutions where sometimes a simple mechanical device is the best answer. This month, Allan Leibowitz looks...

2box starts production

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Sweden’s 2box has announced the start of production of the long-awaited DrumIt Three module.

The e-drum maker used its Facebook page to announce...

Meshing about

Sunday, 26 November 2017

digitalDrummer has probably tested more meshheads than anyone else and Allan Leibowitz takes a moment to reflect on what he’s learned in the process.

It looks like a drum, but …

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Born out of a Kickstarter, the BopPad is now a reality. Allan Leibowitz checked it out.

I first saw the BopPad at NAMM a couple of years ago....

Yamaha launches hybrid solution

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Yamaha has launched the EAD10 acoustic/electronic drum module which transforms acoustic drum kits into a powerful digital/electronic hybrid with sampled...

Tyler Zarzeka: How I Use E-drums

Monday, 13 November 2017

Touring with Noah Cyrus, Tyler Zarzeka uses electronics to blend recorded sounds with his acoustic drums.

I've spent the last 10 years learning...

SPD-SX gets a makeover 1

Friday, 3 November 2017

Roland has released an enhanced version of the popular SPD-SX Sampling Pad. The SPD-SX Special Edition offers all the functionality of the standard SPD-SX...

10 things to love about SD3

Monday, 25 September 2017

This month’s release of Superior Drummer 3 may be a bit overdue, but was certainly worth the wait. Here are some of the features which make this VST...

What do you look for in e-drums?

Monday, 25 September 2017

digitalDrummer and Gibraltar hardware recently conducted a survey into the use of e-drums and here are some of the key findings:

Volume control...

E-drummers feature in photo book

Monday, 25 September 2017

E-drummers are among the musicians featured in From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II, a coffee-table book by photographer and drummer David Phillips.

Wireless triggers reach funding goal

Monday, 21 August 2017

A new wireless, app-based trigger system has reached its Kickstarter goal in just 25 hours.

Specdrums are app-connected rings that detect...

Superior Drummer 3 is coming

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Toontrack has announced that Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017.

Building on the legacy of its predecessor,...

Mackie Thumps get makeover

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mackie’s Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers, commonly used by e-drummers, have undergone an upgrade and range extension.

The new 13000W Thump...

How I Use E-drums (Jeremy Furstenfeld )

Friday, 11 August 2017

Blue October drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld uses electronic percussion to expand his playing palette.

I have been the drummer for the multi-platinum...

FXpansion adds BFD pack

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

FXpansion has released a new expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Vintage Recording Techniques.

The sample pack uses a variety of vintage microphone...

2box is a survivor

Monday, 7 August 2017

When the 2box kit was launched, some questioned its build quality and the ruggedness of the system. So, five years after purchasing a kit, Jan van Vugt...

The ‘original’ Simmons returns

Friday, 7 July 2017

The battle for control of the Simmons name is over, with Dave Simmons, founder of the original Simmons drum brand, now working with Guitar Center, the...

mimic Pro shipping begins

Monday, 19 June 2017

Pearl’s new mimic Pro drum module has begun shipping, with units dispatched to retailers in North America.

A company statement says due to...

Feel the beat – literally

Monday, 12 June 2017

While many modules have built-in metronomes, these aren’t always easy to use. Nor is a click track necessarily the best approach for all drummers.

Roland rocks the boats

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Roland Corporation U.S. will be supporting Carnival Cruise Line’sonboard entertainment across its 25-ship fleet. 

Roland will provide Carnival’s...

Debuts down under

Friday, 9 June 2017

The debut Sydney Drum and Percussion Show, supported by digitalDrummer, was well-timed for product debuts, offering Roland its first opportunity to show...

Alesis updates DM10 kit

Friday, 9 June 2017

Six years after its launch, Alesis has again updated its DM10 line, with a new DM10 MKII Pro Kit.

Alesis is dubbing the kit “a premium 10-piece...

Akai adds MPC expansion pack

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Akai has released a new MPC Expansion pack from legendary producer Tim Kelley.

Tim Kelley Presents Vol. 1 contains over 1.9 GB of radio-ready...

Roland adds percussion pads

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Roland has released a new product line for the hybrid market. The SPD::ONE series consists of four single-zone percussion pads that can be played with...

How I use e-drums

Monday, 29 May 2017

Tom Wheeler is a Bristol, UK-based drummer/producer currently working with Dr Meaker, Paragon and Laurent John. He explains how e-drums have helped unleash...

Alesis Strike starts shipping

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Alesis has started filling back-orders and placing kits in retail stores as it ramps up manufacture of its Strike Pro electronic drum kit, as Allan Leibowitz...

Not drumless, but still useful

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The quest for drumless tracks led digitalDrummer to a software solution with lots of promise.

SOMETIMES, YOU SET out to find something and...

Use your USB

Friday, 12 May 2017

It wasn’t easy to get early modules to communicate with computers, but as Henry Yates explains, USB has changed all of that.

Let’s face it:...