ddrum Shows Off With Lots Of New Products This Year!

ddrum Hybrid 6 Player White Wrap Finish

ddrum Introduces A Wide Range Of New Products 2017

ddrum D2 Player Drum Set

ddrum D2 Player Complete Kit

ddrum D2 Player Red Pinstripe

ddrum D2 Player is an acoustic drum set including everything you need. For the beginner, looking for the basics, and a little more. The new ddrum D2P drum set offers professional features, in a contemporary size configuration for minimal investment.

ddrum D2 Player Grey PinstripeDrumset consists of a 7×10″ Rack tom, 8×12″ Rack Tom, 14×16″ Floor tom, 5.5×14″ Snare drum-and a 18×22″ Bass drum-with Black powder coated hardware.

The D2P comes in 3 radical finishes to choose from. A cut above the rest! Includes everything you need to start playing: Throne, Hi hat stand, Snare stand, Bass drum pedal, Full boom stand, Tri holder bass drum mount, 16inch Crash cymbal, 14inch Hi hats and 1 pair of sticks.

ddrum Hybrid 5 Player Drum Set With White Wrap Finish

ddrum Hybrid 5 Player White Wrap Finish

ddrum Hybrid 5 Player White Wrap Finish Behindddrum Hybrid 5 Player, A variation on the original Hybrid 6. Featuring a beefed up, 18×22 kick drum, 6×14 snare as well as 7×10 and 8×12 rack toms, and a 14×16 floor tom. Cymbals and Hardware sold sepereately.

This is a fully functioning acoustic drum set, with the addition of our industry standard acoustic pro triggers.

Perfect for live or the studio, mic them, trigger them…the sky is the limit!

ddrum Hybrid 6 Drum Set With White Wrap Finish

ddrum Hybrid 6 Player White Wrap Finish

ddrum Hybrid 6 Player White Wrap Finish SmallA fully functional acoustic drum set that has been augmented with our industry-standard Acoustic Pro triggers.

They have been shock mounted to the interior of the drum, and the cable plugs into the shell. This allows you to take full advantage of electronic options for sound reinforcement and replacement.

ddrum Hybrid 6 Drum Set includes: 7×10″ Tom, 7×12″ Tom, 12×14″ Floor tom, 12×16″ Floor tom, 20×20″ bass drum and a 6×13 snare drum. Cymbals and stands sold separately.

ddrum Reflex 5pc Drum set – Black wrap with Red hardware (Shell pack)

ddrum Reflex 5pc Drum set Black Wrap Red Hardware

Not meant to take a back seat, DDRUMS Reflex Red kit is strikingly dressed in a hi-gloss black wrap and glossy cherry red powder coated hardware.

ddrum Reflex 5pc Drum set Black Wrap Red Hardware BehindThis five-piece configuration includes drum sizes made popular by DDRUM a 7×13 snare for added sonic pop and a 20×22 bass drum for deep low end projection. 100% Alder shells provide pristine clarity, enhanced tuning versatility, and naturally balanced tone with added emphasis on mid and low-end frequencies.

The Reflex Red kit features solid brass Faceoff lugs and DDRUMs patented bass drum Isolifts and Fixpitch suspension mounts, which serve to minimize shell impedance for cleaner pitch, better projection, and superior tone.

ddrum Reflex ELT 5pc Drum set Trans Red (Shell Pack)

ddrum Reflex ELT 5pc Drum set

DDRUM introduces Reflex Elite in Red Lacquer finish. Reflex shells are crafted from 100% Alder, a hardwood commonly used in guitar building, and first introduced as a relevant drum shell material by ddrum.

Alder has a naturally balanced sonic characteristic, which emphasizes mid and low-end frequencies that provides both pristine clarity and enhanced tuning versatility. Reflex Series drums are equipped with solid brass Faceoff lugs, bass drum Isolifts for maximum low end.

Fixpitch suspension mounts, for cleaner pitch, better projection, and superior tone. The Reflex Select Series comes in three core configurations. Matching add-on drums are also available.

ddrum Mercury single tier boom arm

ddrum Mercury Single Tier Boom ArmThe Mercury single tier boom arm is a great alternative to adding more cymbals to a players setup.

Instead of using an additional stand, players can utilize the MCH by using it with any of the Mercury/ RX series clamps to mount bigger cymbals such as rides or crashes.

Features the infinite boom tilter for maximum adjust ability. Includes a 15inch long boom arm with 18inch Downtube.

ddrum Mercury Fat Throne With Red Base & Stripes

ddrum Mercury Fat Throne Red Stripes

ddrum Mercury Fat ThroneWelcome the new Mercury Hardware Throne Series. These FAT thrones are 5.5 inch thick padded with vinyl exterior and are very comfortable.

Take your pick with our five different color combinations that match your personality.

In keeping with the styling of the Mercury series, these thrones feature double-braced legs and have an adjustable height between 19 to 27 inches with maximum support.

ddrum Mercury Flat Based Snare Stand

ddrum Mercury Flat Based Snare StandA new addition to the Mercury line, the flat based snare stand has all the adjustability of its full sized counterpart, packaged in a lightweight body.

Includes multi-directional tilter; legs fold flush against the body when collapsed and can be angled up to allow for multi stand positioning.

Works for main and auxiliary snares, as well as rack toms.

ddrum Mercury Flat Based Two Tier Boom Stand

ddrum Mercury Flat Based Two Tier Boom Standddrum is expanding our high-end Mercury series hardware, with new flat-based models.

Perfect for the drummer on the go, these stands feature all the same innovations found on their heavy-duty counterparts, in a lightweight package.

Legs fold flush with the body when stored, and can be angled up when deployed, to allow for mottle stand positioning. Gear less tilter and hideaway boom, come standard.

ddrum MAX series 5×14 Snare drum

ddrum MAX Series 5x14 Snare Drum

5×14″ shell size. Black chrome hardware. 10 double sided tube lugs. Box throw off. Evans coated snare head. 6 inner plies of Alder. 2 outer plies of Maple. Available in Piano black lacquer and Satin Natural finish.

ddrum MAX series 6.5×14 snare drum PIano Black

ddrum Max Snare 6.5x14 Inches

6.5×14″ shell size. Black chrome hardware. 10 double sided tube lugs. Box throw off. Evans coated snare head. 6 inner plies of Alder. 2 outer plies of Maple. Piano black lacquer finish.

ddrum Student Snare w/ Sticks,Pad, Stand, Bag

ddrum Student Snare Pack

The New ddrum student snare pack! Perfect for upcoming drum students. Features everything you need to lead your ensemble. The ddrum student snare pack includes a Steel 5.5×14″ 10 lug snare with rubber practice pad, 5B sticks, snare stand, carrying case.

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals [NAMM 2017]

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals Premieres at Winter NAMM 2017

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals are to be one of the brands much anticipated releases at NAMM this year.

This winter’s NAMM is quickly shaping up to be an exciting affair ,with manufacturers from around the world showcasing their latest innovations and releases. At the event, cymbal manufacturing behemoths Zildjian will be officially releasing their range of low volume cymbals.

Being 80 percent quieter than traditional cymbals. The Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals allow you to play for longer without any signs of ear fatigue and or hearing damage.

Ideal for the those who want to practice in an apartment, practice space or any other noise sensitive environment. The L80‘s act as the perfect solution.

With a number of manufacturing techniques specifically devised by Zildjian, the player can experience authentic playability and a classic Zildjian feel.

Not only does the cymbals possess commendable noise cancelling properties. They also maintain distinctive and attractive aesthetic. Its unique matte finish provide a refined and sophisticated appearance that make them look as good as they sound!

Forever at the forefront of innovation , Zildjian continue to strive towards uncompromising quality whilst retaining their classic and revered sound. Perfect for drummers from any genre, Zildjian cater to a wide ranging demographic of musicians.

From Rock to Jazz, they remain a consistent choice among drummers. With their incredibly high quality manufacture and stunning tone, Zildjian remain a staple favourite of the drumming community.

The Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals are available for pre-order at Gear4music now. Take a look at their Zildjian L80 Series Low Volume Cymbals salespage for more information.

Matt Halpern Releases Signature Drumsticks

Matt Halpern Pro Mark Signature Drumsticks

Introducing Matt Halpern Promark Signature Stick

Promark is excited to announce the Matt Halpern signature stick. This stick – designed to the Periphery drummer’s specs – has a front weighted feel to optimize power and speed while producing full/robust tones from the drums and cymbals.

Matt Halpern Drumsticks

The Matt Halpern stick is a standard 16” in length and .630” diameter. Although 2B in size this stick plays more like a 5B. The short taper and large round tip give this stick a well-balanced, front weighted feel to optimize power and speed while producing full/robust tones from the drums and cymbals. For more specs look here.

Matt Halpern Performs “Lune”, from Periphery III: Select Difficulty

Matt Plays: Evans Heavyweight Drumheads

Matt Halpern Evan Heavyweight Snare DrumheadEvans Snare Heavyweight Drumheads
Evans Heavyweight heads feature a combination of two identical plies of 10mil film to provide maximum durability and a compressed attack while maintaining a wide dynamic range. The Reverse Dot lends extra durability, focus and attack in the center. Evans Level 360 technology is incorporated to extend the level playing surface of the drumhead, 360 degrees around the drum. Detailed specs on this Snare head can be found here.

Matt Halpern Evan Heavyweight Bass Drum HeadsEvans Bass Drum Heavyweight Drumheads
Evans EMAD Heavyweight series features two plies of film. The combination of two identical plies of 10mil film provides maximum durability and a compressed attack while maintaining a wide dynamic range. The EMAD Heavyweight contains two interchangeable damping rings that maximize attack and low-end without removing the head or reaching inside the drum.

Matt Halpern on the New Evans EMAD Heavyweight Bass Head

Matt Halpern Quick Facts

After college Matt toured extensively with a couple bands and eventually joined up with instrumental group, Animals as Leaders. After performing with the group in 2009, Matt had the opportunity to join progressive metal band Periphery, and he’s been with them ever since.

Performing and touring all over the world, Matt and Periphery have shared the stage with bands such as Dream Theater, Gojira, Lamb of God, the Dillinger Escape Plan, August Burns Red, Arch Enemy and many more.

Related links: Matt’s Site, Periphery Site.

Drum Apps To Enjoy During Christmas!

As We All Know No-One Can Hide From It As Drum Apps Is Evereywhere, On Your Smartphone Or Tablet

We’ve Picked The Coolest Drum Apps That’ll Help You Create New Beats, AND at The Same Time Iprove Yor Dumming Skills

Impaktor – The Drum Synthesizer By BeepStreet

Impaktor is a drum synthesizer with a vast sonic palette, that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument.

You just slap your desk like you would a real drum. The real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone are used as an excitation source for advanced sound modules that simulates behavior of membranes, cymbals, metallophones or strings. This makes Impaktor a highly responsive and expressive instrument.

With semi-modular architecture and several types of synthesis, Impaktor can produce a wide range of tones, from acoustic, like Tabla, Djembe, Marimba, Cymbals, Metal bars to electronic or industrial sounds.

Enjoy the most realistic virtual drumming experience available for mobile devices! Works with: iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 4th gen and all iPads

Like most other Drum Apps it requires headphones. Works best with headphones without built-in microphone.

Price: $4.99

Drum Guru (FREE)

Drum Guru is an app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone and Google Android that features lesson “packs” taught by pro drummers demonstrating great grooves, fills, and sharing other insights and techniques.

Drum Guru is the only app of its kind that features real, pro drummers teaching you one-on-one their signature grooves, licks and fills!

Each lesson pack features a “Lesson Mode” and “Practice Mode”.

In Lesson Mode, you will see a video demonstrating the lesson. You can hit the 1/2 speed button to actually slow down the video in both normal size and also in full screen.

In Practice Mode, you will find the lesson written out and can hear it played. You can also pause, loop, and adjust the tempo so you can better learn the lesson.

Price: Free

Ratatap Drums

The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound. Swirl your finger around for slower or faster rolls. The drum sound varies slightly from hit to hit, just like real drums.

  • iPhone/iPad/Retina display universal.
  • Hundreds of 44.1khz hifi drums.
  • Realistic blending of drum strikes.
  • Bend the pitch of your toms and tablas.
  • Multitrack recording and online sharing.
  • You can even share your performances online on the web, tweet.
  • Jam out with your iPod library tracks.
  • Try our “Dueling Drumsets” so two people can rock out with their own set on one device.
  • So much more! Editing appearance, position, and size of drums! Volume variance! So much more.

Price: Free or $1.99 for Advanced version (without ads / ability to edit drumset)

Drum Beats+ Rhythm Metronome

Drum Apps DrumBeats Rhythm

Drum Beats+ is the metronome app that improves your timing using great sounding drum beats, not a boring click!

But that’s not all. It can also help you write songs, jam with friends, or even perform live. It’s a learning, jamming and performing tool that keeps getting better, just like you.

Tempo

Drum Apps Tempo

Tempo is the bestselling and most accurate metronome of all drum apps in the App Store. Featured as “New and Noteworthy” and “Staff Favorite” by Apple on the main iTunes landing page. Same price as upgrading a free alternative. If you’re going to demo free apps, why not give Tempo Lite a try?

Track Practices By time or number of bars. Stay on top of your drills by tracking the number of bars played or time passed. Combine with setlists for organized workouts!

Can’t make up your mind? Why not try out our free Lite version first. The Lite version features alternate app icons and interface colors. (On iPhone/iPod touch, both versions feature light and dark themes.)

Price: Free or $2.99 for Advanced version for iPad and iPhone.

TD-50 : Exactly What Is With New With This Module?

Roland TD-50 New Features

At the heart of new flagship Roland TD-50KV V-Drums kit, you’ll find the tantalising box of black magic that is

The TD-50. You’ve probably heard that it’s our most powerful drum module ever.

But maybe you’re still wondering whats mew features Roland TD-50 can actually be advantegous in todays drumming enviroments? In this post and video, we introduce seven trailblazing featurs. The major benefits of the new drum brain presente. And ultimeately, reveal how they’ll make you a better drummer.

The Simplicity Of Loading New WAV Files

Roland TD-50 is the first module that lets you bring custom sounds into your setup. First off, record your sample – whether that’s an antique acoustic snare, a musical sequence, or maybe a vocal phrase, and save it to an SD card.

Next, load the card into the Roöamd TD-50’s dedicated port and watch as your sample magically appears on the module’s screen. Finally, decide which pad you’ll hit to trigger your sample, whether you want to layer it with one of onboard sounds, or even play it on a loop. It’s literally that simple.

Easier Setup Using Balanced XLR & TRS Outputs

Life of touring would be sweet if you could just roll into the venue, assemble your kit and connect directly to the PA. Good news: the Roland TD-50 is the first sound module to offer a stereo XLR master output and eight TRS direct outs.

Meaning, you’ll set up faster, with the balanced connection meaning nothing has to come between the module and PA.

But you’ll have greater control over your live sound, too, by assigning specific pads to individual outputs and fine-tuning the output balance with the Roland TD-50’s dashboard controls.

Prismatic Sound Modeling Supports Advanced Technique

If you’ve chosen the Roland TD-50KV, you’re probably a pretty tasty player, and the most obvious benefit of the TD-50’s processing power is how it responds to your touch.

For experienced drummers, the new Prismatic Sound Modeling within the Roland TD-50 captures every nuance of your style, encouraging you to play with confidence and expression. Complementing the triggering systems of the new PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride pads.

In case of gigging schedule, you’ll experiment with over 400 onboard drum and percussion sounds, equipping you for anything from a jazz trio to a thrash-metal outfit. All highly editable, with unprecedented presence and expression baked in.

Signature Sound Enhanced With V-Edit

Drummers, are all individuals, and for a sound that breaks the mould, you’ll want to investigate the deep customisation of the V-Edit system. Most players start with the basics, selecting a variety of shells, heads and cymbals.

But don’t be afraid to get forensic, tailoring everything from the size and thickness of your crash, to the setup of the virtual overhead mics, to the dynamics of your snare crack using the built-in transient editor.

If you want your toms to be fat and mellow, but the rest of the kit to sound hard and lean… No problem: just use the dedicated compressor and equalizer for each pad. You can even add final polish via the three separate multi-fx systems spanning 30 effect types.

Multi-track Recording To DAW Using A USB cable

The USB port is your gateway to faster tracking just connect the Roland TD-50 module to your computer with a single USB cable and you’re ready to record up to ten separate channels of audio to your favourite DAW.

It’s the smart way to get pro drum tracks laid down fast, without turning your studio into a spaghetti junction.

Bring All Song Ideas With Audio Record Function

When you stumble across the greatest beat since the dawn of drumming. Obviously, you want to record this flash of godlike genius before you forget it, but you’re nowhere near your computer.

With the Roland TD-50 module, thanks to the audio record function. Just hit record and start playing to instantly capture your performance and keep it safely stored in the TD-50’s memory.

When back in the studio, export it to your computer, edit it using your DAW and then fire it over to your bandmates. Job done.

Digital Triggering Supports Roland’s Advanced New Digital Pads

The revelation of TD-50 is that it features all-new digital trigger inputs, too, allowing high-speed communication with Roland’s next-generation PD-140DS digital snare and CY-18DR digital ride.

It’s just one more way in which the Roland TD-50 helps you sound better. And ultimately, that’s what this module is all about.

Despite All These Great Features Of TD-50, its not a Secret That We (and the rest of the “E-Drums Drumsw” world) is more focused on the Pearl Mimic Pro which wil take it all a step forward…..

Evans Unleashes UV1 Drumheads Designed For Durability

Evans UV1 Drumheads
Evans has launched UV1 Drumheads, a brand-new series of drumheads featuring a newly patented UV-cured coating. The range features Evans’ Level 360 technology and debuts with a brand new logo.

The UV1 Drumheads is the end result of years of research, experimentation, and product development. Its coating provides unmatched durability and consistency of texture.

Designed for durability and versatility, the UV1 Drumheads also features a new 10mil film known for its warmer tonal characteristics while being more resistant to stretching and denting.

Combined with Evans’ Level 360 technology, and debuting a new logo, the UV1 Drumheads promises to be the most versatile and durable 10mil drumhead for the widest range of sonic possibilities and musical applications.

“The UV1 Snare Head gives you a focused, full sound in the centre of the head with a musical balance of usable harmonic overtones (aka ring) at the edge that you don’t have to “tune out” or mute down with tape or gels. It’s the perfect sound right out of the box! Excellent tuning range and feel, great for both studio and live, and they look fantastic too”

Said acclaimed drummer Omar Hakim.

The added benefit of increased surface texture makes the UV1 extremely responsive to brush playing while the UV-cured coating provides unmatched durability.

Evans Drumhead UV1 DrumheadFeatures Includes

  • Patented UV-cured coating provides unmatched durability and consistency.
  • Made from a single ply of unique 10mil film.
  • A single ply offers an open and expressive sound.
  • Extremely versatile for a wide variety of musical applications.
  • Level 360 Technology collar design ensures proper contact between drum head and drum shell.

Evans: “Drum Solos Haven’t Been Cool Since 1969″*

*THAT SEEMS DEBATABLE (AND DrumPerium certainly beg to differ). But one thing isn’t (according to Evans): the 10mil single-ply UV1 Drumheads. 89% of the drummers Evans asked said it gave them the exact same sound they wanted.

The also said it was more versatile and durable than their old heads (thanks to its patented UV-cured coating).

The UV1 series will initially be release in sizes from 10″-16″. Find out more at Evans New UV1 Promo Site.

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