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Yamaha adds hybrid solution

Yamaha has launched the EAD10 acoustic/electronic drum module which transforms acoustic drum kits into a powerful digital/electronic hybrid with sampled sounds and studio-quality digital effects.

The Yamaha EAD10 consists of an EAD Sensor and an EAD Module. The sensor is attached to the bass drum hoop and records the entire drum kit from this position. The bass drum itself activates a trigger in the EAD Sensor while the entire kit is picked up by the two integrated microphones. These signals are transmitted via two cables to the EAD Module where they can be processed with effects and monitored through headphones, a PA system or sent to a laptop or mobile device via USB.

The EAD Module also offers the option of extending and layering the acoustic drum sound with more than 750 built-in samples or up to 100 user sounds.

The module also has inputs for up to six triggers (external or pads).


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Inside the latest issue


The Church drummer Tim Powles started drumming at school in his native New Zealand.

Electronics have been a key part of his drumming journey, from the Venetians, using a Roland Drumatix - to the latest Church album which combines acoustics and electronics - including a borrowed TD-1 kit.

He shares his experiences in an in-depth interview which you can find here.

New module is no mimic

The long-awaited Pearl mimicPRO module has started shipping and Allan Leibowitz put one through its paces.

What do e-drummers want in a module? They want real samples and lots of them. They want universal trigger compatibility. They want onboard FX and recording. And they want separate outputs for each drum or cymbal.

Not rocket science, is it?

Does the mimicPRO measure up? Read our review in the latest edition, available here.