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has anyone got an electronic drum kit

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We use the dDrum system and it is simply the best out there and the choice of professionals.

A trick many pros use is to put silent fibre glass skins on an ordinary kit and then put dDrum triggers on them or even inside them where they cannot be seen and still put fake mics up and keep the big drum logo on the kick skin. That way, they keep the sponsors happy (Ludwig, DW, Yamaha, Shure, Sennheiser etc.) and have the troble free life of using dDrums. If you wantr to know what dDrums sound like, just listen to any Rammstein record. They have never used anything else (There is even a little joke on the last album - it states that all drums were recorded in some place in Sweden where Clavia make all the dDrum kits!)

We use dDrums sometimes to beef-up recordings made at other studios where the drums lacked the impact of propper drum mics or on recordings where the drum playing is just too 'flabby' even for editing in Soundscape or ProTools. The audio track can be used to trigger the head and this is invaluble in the studio.

The only down side of dDrums is that the headphone output is very low, so you will need a separate headphone amp for those all important practice sessions.

And there is of course the price - the head costs about 1,000 and a full kit about 2,500 which is less than a comparable Roland kit (V-Drum Pro series).

If you just need electronic drums to augment an exsisting kit or for practice at home, try the cheap no-name kits. www.music-store.com sell an 8-pad no-name (they call it the Fame DD-602) for just 500 Euros or about 350. It is a re-badged Yamaha and not bad at all.

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We use the dDrum system and it is simply the best out there and the choice of professionals.

A trick many pros use is to put silent fibre glass skins on an ordinary kit and then put dDrum triggers on them or even inside them where they cannot be seen and still put fake mics up and keep the big drum logo on the kick skin. That way' date=' they keep the sponsors happy (Ludwig, DW, Yamaha, Shure, Sennheiser etc.) and have the troble free life of using dDrums. If you wantr to know what dDrums sound like, just listen to any Rammstein record. They have never used anything else (There is even a little joke on the last album - it states that all drums were recorded in some place in Sweden where Clavia make all the dDrum kits!)

We use dDrums sometimes to beef-up recordings made at other studios where the drums lacked the impact of propper drum mics or on recordings where the drum playing is just too 'flabby' even for editing in Soundscape or ProTools. The audio track can be used to trigger the head and this is invaluble in the studio.

The only down side of dDrums is that the headphone output is very low, so you will need a separate headphone amp for those all important practice sessions.

And there is of course the price - the head costs about 1,000 and a full kit about 2,500 which is less than a comparable Roland kit (V-Drum Pro series).

If you just need electronic drums to augment an exsisting kit or for practice at home, try the cheap no-name kits. [url']www.music-store.com sell an 8-pad no-name (they call it the Fame DD-602) for just 500 Euros or about 350. It is a re-badged Yamaha and not bad at all.

D Drums indeed sound awesome. Dimmu Borgir use them for the kick drum sound and they sound awesome

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