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Roland adds to entry-level

Roland has introduced a new compact drum kit, the TD-1K V-Drums.

The TD-1K features a module loaded with 15 drum kits and four pads - a snare and three toms, crash and ride cymbals, and a hi-hat with an accompanying control pedal. The kick pedal has an all-in-one design like the TD-10.

Drumdrops adds Ludwig

Drumdrops has released its latest Kontakt 5 Pack, the Ludwig Super Classic Kit.

The 60s kit was mixed by Grammy award-winning ex-Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey.

The Kontakt 5 Pack comes with the Drumdrops Kontakt Interface for exclusive use in Native Instruments Kontakt version 5. The interface comes with its own mixer section.

Alesis ships hat

Alesis has begun shipping its Pro X Hi-Hat dual-cymbal, continuous hi-hat controller which made its debut at the NAMM Show in January.

Precisely calibrated for the Alesis DM10- and DM8-series electronic drum kits, the two-piece Pro X Hi-Hat integrates seamlessly with and expands the expressive capabilities of these popular electronic instruments.

The August 2014 edition of digitalDrummer is live, with the most detailed examination of hybrid drumming.

On the gear front, we look at two benchmark hybrid products – Roland’s TM-2 trigger module and Aquarian inHEAD and onHEAD FSR-based trigger heads.

And the featured artist, Jon Farriss, was a hybrid pioneer who was at the absolute bleeding edge of technology when he combined acoustics and electronics to create the distinctive INXS sound.

Michael Schack, one of the modern exponents of hybrid, explains of the art and science.

And there’s the usual mix of product reviews, VST offerings, performance profiles and DIY advice in the latest issue of the world’s only dedicated publication for electronic percussion.

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