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Compact kit from Simmons

Simmons has launched the SD100KIT five-piece compact electronic drum set. Sporting a sharp, new industrial design and a space-conscious footprint, the SD100KIT is ideal  for beginners and students, as well as drummers looking for a practice kit. The SD100KIT features drum pads with real drum feel and a sound module with new, professional-quality sounds.

EZdrummer 2 for hip-hop

Toontrack has released the third EZX sound library expansion since the EZdrummer 2 launch in 2014: the Hip-Hop! EZX.

”This is easily one of the most comprehensive products in the history of the product line,” says Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s head of Sound Design.

Drumdrops adds BFD3 option

Sample producer Drumdrops has added its first sample pack for BF.! The Gretch 1960s Round Badge Soul Kit, capturing the classic Al Green/Al Jackson Jr. drum sound, is recorded with five mics and features treatments such as wallets on snares,

tea-towels on toms and chains on the ride.



Bauer’s KATalogue

Andy Bauer has played at all of the major US music festivals and at more than 30 international events. As Allan Leibowitz discovered, wherever he goes, he takes a trapKAT along.

The best of the best

Aquarian picked up product of the year with its inHead mylar trigger head, while Toontrack’s EZdrummer 2 was voted best software product in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Well done!

Simmons updates

Simmons has released its upgraded SD1500 kit, beefing up its entry-level SD1000 offering with an extra tom and an additional cymbal.

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