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2box starts production


Sweden’s 2box has announced the start of production of the long-awaited DrumIt Three module.

The e-drum maker used its Facebook page to announce the development.

“We would like to apologise for postponing the launch of DrumIt Three several times.  But in a last minute decision, we decided to add some more cool features. Thanks to all of you for your patience!”

The company says production is now running and shipping to dealers should start in January.


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.

Looks like a drum, but ...

Born out of a Kickstarter, the BopPad is now a reality. Allan Leibowitz checked it out. Here's a summary of the review.

The BopPad is a great-looking pad with a terrific feel. Its playing surface is responsive, with excellent dynamics and imperceptible latency. It handles rolls and flams with ease and you can trigger ghost notes effortlessly. And the polyphony means you're not cutting off one note when you play another.

It is easy to set up and works with almost anything that produces noise on a computer.

You can read more here.