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Pearl/SSD collab

Hot on the heels of the aD5 and the anticipated

Alesis Strike module, Steven Slate Drums and

Pearl announced a new drum brain at Summer

NAMM. We share what has been revealed so far.

A bigger KAT in the family

The KT4 moves up a notch into the domain of “high-end intermediate” kits, going head to head with the Yamaha DTX562K, Roland’s TD-

11KV-S and the Alesis Strike Zone. Read Scott Holder’s review.

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ATV launches second product

ATV corporation has announced the launch of its second e-drum product, the aFrame. The aFrame enables performers to organically express their musicality just as if they were playing an acoustic instrument — the player controls the subtlety of the performance. ATV’s proprietary “Adaptive Timbre Technology responds to the acoustic percussion playing techniques of striking, pressing, and friction.

New Dream Pop EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of the Dream Pop EZX, a drum library expansion for EZdrummer 2 combining acoustic drums and classic machines with creative percussion elements, all honed and shaped with cutting-edge sound design to never-before-heard drum kit hybrids, tailored for modern music-making.

FXpansion releases Metal Snares

Audio software developer has announced the availability of BFD Metal Snares -  a collection of premium metal-shell snare drums for BFD3.

"The snare drum is the center of the beat and it can make or break a song," say FXpansion sound designers Drew Vernon and Mike Bugh.