Electronic drums represent a host of advantages over acoustic drums, especially for a beginner. In today’s article we will explain why
If you are a drummer veteran, you probably already have an opinion about electronic drums. But if you are a beginner and you are thinking of buying your first drum kit, you will surely be interested to know what advantages an electronic drum offers you over a traditional acoustic drum kit. Yes, it is true, an electronic drum kit may not have that feel that a traditional wooden drum kit has. But the truth is that it offers us many other advantages.
Why choose an electronic drum kit
If you are thinking of buying your first drum, you may be interested in taking into account some of the advantages of an electronic drum kit. To start one of the most important. And it is that electronic drums can be practically silent since they are prepared to listen with headphones. This allows us to use it to practice at home or in any space, even if it is not acoustically conditioned. And, well, if we are talking about playing the drums, it can be a value to take into account. Not all of us have a set up rehearsal space to play.
Another important advantage is that, compared to acoustic ones, electronic drums are quite light and foldable. That makes your transportation much easier. If you’ve never had a drum set, maybe you still don’t know what we’re talking about … you’ll understand.
On the other hand, they provide a whole series of technical advantages. For example, electronic drums are volume controlled and offer very low impact noise. On the other hand, they offer a great variety of sounds thanks to their pre-set kits. And, in addition, it is very easy to record and edit them and you do not need to use microphones.
They also stand out in two important aspects: their maintenance and their tuning. Electronic batteries require practically no maintenance, especially rubber or rubber ones. Likewise, they do not require tuning, since rubber or rubber heads are not tuned.
Find the right electronic drum kit for your level
In addition, the good thing about the big brands of electronic drums (Roland, Yamaha, Alesis), is that they configure kits adapted to different levels of drummer. Here are some examples:
Electronic drums for beginners
Alesis Debut Kit
Alesis Debut Kit comes with everything you need to start drumming. A complete electronic drum system in a single box: 4 adjustable drums with 6 “mesh head, 3 10” cymbals so you never miss a beat Kick and hi-hat controlled by responsive pedals, drumsticks included and a sound module packed with functions.
Yamaha DTX402K combines years of experience creating authentic high-quality drum sounds with 10 built-in drum kits. With 10 built-in practice functions to improve your rhythm and expression as a drummer. And newly developed drum pads with the silent kick pedal unit.
Roland TD-1K is a small electronic drum kit ideal for beginners, packed with features for practicing exercises. In addition, it can be complemented with free utilities in which we will find more utilities. The sound it offers is of excellent quality thanks to the Vdrums technology designed by Roland, the pads are extremely sensitive and you can perform any type of drum routine.
Mid-level electronic drums
Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit
Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit is an ideal electronic drum kit for drumming initiation and deepening. You can access 40 drum kits, 60 songs and 385 sounds ready to configure in your set.
It consists of 1 8 “mesh pad for the snare with 2 hitting zones, 3 mesh pads for 8” toms with two hitting zones, 3 10 “cymbal pads for Ride, crash and Hi-hat, 1 kick pad and Hi-hat control.
Roland V-Drums TD-1DMK
Roland V-Drums TD-1DMK offers you a rewarding musical experience in a compact and portable kit. This simple yet powerful module includes a number of expressive drum kits, connected to Roland’s dual mesh pads for snare and toms. These pads have a realistic bounce thanks to the two layers of mesh, which make the drums bounce after hitting the drums, just like in an acoustic kit.
New Yamaha DTX6K-X electronic drum kit is an excellent choice for drummers of all levels. Faithfully reproduce real drum sounds and ambiences recorded in world-renowned studios. And its AMBIENCE, COMP, and EFFECT kit modifier knobs let you create your own unique sounds.
Pro electronic drums
Alesis Strike Pro Kit
The traditional drum size and drum feel of the Alesis Strike Pro Kit breaks all the rules about electronic drums. They combine the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums combined with the versatility and capacity of the best electronic drums. This is the perfect drum kit to go beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic ensemble, without giving up anything. The high-quality wooden drums come in standard sizes (14 “snare, 8-10-12” toms, and 14 “kick). The responsive 16” 3-zone rides, 14 “crash, and hi- 12 ”hats – they are a great improvement compared to other models. They have a perfect mix of feel, control and rebound. They have a wider area in the hood to improve accessibility along with a hammered appearance to the surface.
The Drum Module has a library of 100 Drum Kits with over 1600 sampling instruments. The module features sampling capability, SD card storage, and USB / MIDI connectivity, which you can use in conjunction with your favorite music production software, as well as the new Strike Editor Software. Its 4.3-inch color LED display shows all your settings and options in an easy and clear way.
The Roland TD-27KV is Roland’s newest Drum Kit featuring the powerful new TD-27 sound engine, packed with premium, fully customizable cymbal and drum sounds. Advanced digital trigger technology detects every nuance in ultra-high definition playback, while large-diameter cymbal and drum pads deliver an exceptional feel, presented in a spacious acoustic-style layout.
And if you want to see all our electronic drum models, you just have to visit our section in our MicroFusa stores in Madrid and Barcelona or in MicroFusa online.
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