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Since 2010, digitalDrummer has published quarterly magazines featuring news and reviews, interviews and performacne tips.

You can access all the past editions by simply clicking the cover image.

January 2010

Reviews:

Yamaha DTX M-12

Korg Wavedrum

Roland TD-8

Roland DT-HD1

Head2head:

Amps and Powered Speakers

Profile:

Tom Roady: Zen master

Features:

Pearl goes electronic

Band acceptance

Long-distance drumming

Who is Keith Raper

April 2010

Reviews:

Diamond Electronic Drums 12” snare

Crappy Triggers external triggers

Jman cymbal kit

Head2head:

Mesh heads

Headphones

Profile:

Chester Thompson

Features:

ABC of VSTs

Global jam

Training in a box

July 2010

Head2head:

External Triggers

Racks

Profile:

Oli Rubow

Features:

Best of British

Re-inventing the basics

Roll up, roll up

Composition with e-drums

October 2010

Reviews:

Roland HPD-10

JamHub

682Drums e-conversion kit

Head2head:

Double pedals

Notation software

Profile:

Michael Schack

Scott Rockenfield

Features:

Hybrids heat up

Discovering a blast from the past

Electronics add dimension

Getting ready

2010

2011

February 2011

Head2head:

Drumsticks

E-cymbals (stick noise)

Cymbal VSTs

Profile:

Pete Lockett

Frank Jooss

Features:

New at NAMM

E-drumming for Him

E-drums rule in Europe

Your onboard studio

May 2011

Review:

DrumIt Five 2box kit

Tuff Mesh

Head2head:

Auxiliary triggers

E-cymbals (crashes)

Profile:

Dave Simmons

Johnny Rabb

Features:

How VSTs are produced

Sounds better in stereo

The low-down on hi-hats


August 2011

Reviews:

Gen 16 AE cymbals

Native Instruments Abbey Road IV

The Classic

Addictive Drums

Virtually Erskine

Head2head:

Drop-in trigger kits

Mesh heads

In-ear monitors

Profile:

John Mahon

Features:

Making a classic

For the record

November 2012

Reviews:

Mark Drum YES kit

trapKAT 5KS

Head2head:

Multi-pads

Profiles:

Peter Erskine

Gerçek Dorman

Features:

Dr D-drums

On guard: rims take cover

Small kit, lower cost, big impact

New mesh system for DMs

2012

February 2012

Reviews:

Midi Knights Pro

Extreme Drum Triggers kit

SD Explained by Groove33

Head2head:

E-rides

Mesh heads

Profile:

Bill Bruford

Features:

Putting the ‘e’ in ensemble

New at NAMM

Adding percussion

Before you play

May 2012

Reviews:

ddrum Hybrid kit

Korg Wavedrum Mini

BFD Eco 1.5

Platinum Studios Rock Legends Quick Pack

Head2head:

Drumsticks

Profile:

Kenny Aronoff

Features:

Mid-range revamp at MusikMesse

Progress with Gen16

Training goes interactive

Demystifying MIDI

Check it out

Adding a zone

August 2012

Reviews:

Roland TD-30KV

Roland SPD-SX

Steven Slade Drums 4.0

r-drums conversion kit

Head2head:

Mesh Heads

Profile:

Danny Gottlieb

Features:

Big names go with big names

Big kit or little kit

Stand up and be mounted


November 2011

Reviews:

Pork Pie thrones

Studio Drummer

Head2head:

E-snares

Profiles:

Thomas Lang

Rob Silverman

Features:

Hyper hybrids

Pedals – the bass-ics

Drumming for the song

Ditch the module

The right balance

Just a sample

2013

November 2013

Reviews:

Simmons SD1000

Roland HPD-20 Handsonic

Apple Logic Pro X

Comparatives:

E-kicks

Bass pedals

Profile:

Ross Miller

Eric Doctor Smith

Features:

Quality or quantity

Tweaking theTD-30

Accessories:

Seasonal gifts

February 2013

Reviews:

Hart eCymbal III

Wronka EasyTrigger

Trigerra Krigg

Acoustic Samples StarDrums

Head2head:

iPad drum apps

Profile:

Jonathan Atkinson

Features:

Readers’ Choice Awards

New at NAMM

3rd Edrumtreffen

Big performance from small kits


May 2013

Reviews:

Yamaha DTX400

Simmons DA200S Drumasonic 2.0

Head2head:

Aux triggers (Part 2)

Profile:

Dirk Verbeuren

Sebatian Beresford

Features:

Headphones and in-ear monitors

Diamond custom builds

First e-kit introduction

DIY:

Cones or columns

August 2013

Reviews:

KAT Percussion KT2

Gen16 DS pickups

Triggera D14

Profile:

John Emrich

Sebatian Beresford

Features:

Kit alternatives

Tweaking theTD-30

Accessories:

Presonus FierStudio Mobile

MIDIJet Pro

DIY

Making a splash


2014

November 2014

Reviews:

Alesis DM Dock

Yamaha DTX502

Roland KT-10

GoPro Hero 3+

Comparatives:

Hi-hat stands

Profile:

Queen Cora Dunham

OCD Adam

Features:

Edrumtreffen

Hybrid is happening

VST

EZDrummer 2

February 2014

Reviews:

KAT KA 1 and 2 amps

BFD3

Bum Wraps

Profile:

Mario DeCiutiis

Endre Huszar

Features:

NAMM Novelties

Readers’ Choice

Back in the Saddle

Wearable percussion

How to choose a DAW

May 2014

Reviews:

Gen16 Buffed Bronze

XM Busker Kit

682drums tRigg

iPad interfaces

Profile:

Nick Mason

Antoine Fadavi

Alan Parsons

Features:

MusikMesse review

VST

Drumdrops Kontakt 5 packs

DIY

e-Cajon project

August 2014

Reviews:

Roland TM-2

Aquarian inHEAD/onHEAD

Aerodrums

Comparatives:

e-Conversion kits

Seat thumpers

Profile:

Jon Farriss

Cliff Hewett

Features:

Behind the hybrid hype

VST

Addictive Drums 2

DIY

Mesh heads


2015

November 2015

Reviews:

NSPIRE by NFUZD

SamplePad Pro

Go edrums DH6

AirTurn BT

DTX502 Touch app

Comparatives:

Aux triggers

Internal trigger kits

Wireless MIDI

Profile:

Ray Luzier

Performance:

Jamie Morrison

Features:

Crowdfunding

Tiny kits

VST

Martin France Drums

DIY

Restoring Simmons

February 2015

Reviews:

Roland TD-1

Simmons SD1500

KAT KTMP1

Cowpaddy V2

R-drums crossbar

Stryke6

Zivix Puc

Comparatives:

External triggers

Profile:

Andy Bauer

Greenie

Features:

Product of the Year

NAMM review

VST

Ableton Live

DrumIt Manager

May 2015

Reviews:

KAT KT3

Roland RT-30

ITM2 Trigger

iRig Pads

GoPro H4

Comparatives:

e-Conversion kits

Seat thumpers

Profile:

Roger Taylor

Rai Thistlethwayte

Features:

MusikMesse review

Zendrum

Brushing up the TD-30

E-drums in teaching

VST

Drumdrops Gretsch 1960s

DIY

Restoring vintage pads

August 2015

Reviews:

Roland TD-25

DrumIt TriggIt triggers

682Drums cymbal

AirTurn devices

Comparatives:

Mesh heads

Snare stands

Profile:

John Keeble

Performance:

Doug Reece

Features:

E-drums against bullying

VST

Ableton Live

DIY

Cymbal silensing


2016

November 2016

Reviews:

jamKAT/DITI

KAT HD400

Versatrigger updates

Gen-16 Access Tool

Profile:

Narada Michael Walden

Pat Kennedy

Features:

New products come early

Multiple options in single pedals

DAW to creativity

DIY

E-cajon and beyond

Training

Finding your fill

February 2016

Reviews:

Aelsis SampleRack

Go edrum snare

Profile:

Brian Fraser-Moore

Klayton

Features:

Product of the Year

NAMM review

Making e-drums mainstream

First Simmons kit

Small kits

VST

Progressive Foundry SDX

Behind 2box sounds

DIY

Converting L80 cymbals


May 2016

Reviews:

aD5 module

VersaTrigger

Alesis DM10 mesh kit

2box hi-hat converter

Comparatives:

Drum racks

Profile:

Heidi Joubert

Clif Hewett

Features:

Musikmesse review

DIY

Trigger kit updates

Building a bucket drum

August 2016

Reviews:

KAT KT4

SPD-SX Editor

DrumsLive app

iRig Blueturn

Drumdrops Vintage Folk Rock

Software updates

Profile:

Ron Thaler

Rusty Apper

Features:

Latency explained

New Pearl/Slate module

Miniature kits

Inside drum-tec

Using Ableton Link


2017

February 2017

Reviews:

Roland TD-50KV

DTX-920WHK

Polynome

Profile:

Brendan Buckley

Benn Todd

Emily Dolan Davies

Features:

Product of the Year

NAMM review

VST

Starting out with samples

DIY

Plating up a new design

Training

Lets go Latin

May 2017

Reviews:

Yamaha DT50 triggers

ATV Sound Store

GoPro Hero5

Profile:

Steven Wolf

Ben Barter

Features:

Farewell, Mr.K.

Few surprises at Messe

VST

EX to Rock

DIY

Making a simple stand

DIY aSnare reviewed

Training

Disco & Reggae