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How I use e-drums

New Zealand drummer Ben Barter is best known as the touring drummer for his country’s biggest musical export, Lorde. Currently based in Los Angeles, Barter uses e-drums in his live and recording rigs.

Few surprises at Messe


The second major musical showcase of the year, MusikMesse in Frankfurt, Germany, has come and gone – with few surprises or new products.
Among the ‘new’ products were the DrumIt
Three from 2box and the Alesis Strike Pro (below), first seen at NAMM two years ago.

E-drums in focus in Sydney

A special panel discussion at next month’s Sydney Drum and Percussion Show will look at the growing use of electronic percussion in recording and performance.

Moderated by digitalDrummer editor Allan Leibowitz, the panel will include Michael Schack and a host of local Australian professional drummers.

The first Sydney Drum Show will be held on May 27 & 28 at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavillion.


RIP: Ikutaro Kakehashi

Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland and ATV Corporation, has died at the age of 87. Among the first to react to the sad news was Michael Schack: “He always spoke with huge respect for the young and older talents who continue to be creative and he had quite a sense of humor as well.”

ATV opens Sound Store

ATV Corporation has opened its ATV SOUND STORE web service, offering additional instrument downloads for its aD5 module. ATV SOUND STORE will offer an increasing collection of diverse and distinctive drum and percussion sound instruments.

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Dremtrigger

DrēmTrigger, the first completely stand-alone digital drum trigger, combines contactless sensors with 4 Gb of internal memory with on-board sounds as well as the ability to trigger MIDI sources.