The global e-drumming e-zine



Alesis launches Nitro

Alesis has announced a new Nitro electronic drum kit, a complete electronic drum set at an entry-level price.

Nitro features four 8” rubber drum pads, the snare boasting dual zones, plus a kick drum pad with pedal. There are three cymbals — ride, crash w/choke and hi-hat. Nitro’s four-post aluminum mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure and is far more resistant to hard playing than the shaky mounting schemes normally found on similarly-priced items. Also included is the powerful Nitro electronic drum module with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kits with 385 drum and cymbal sounds and 60 built-in play-along tracks.

The Nitro kit will be available in Q4 2015 and will ship with an MSRP of £299.99

Two more from Toontrack

Toontrack has released two new sample libraries - the Progressive Foundry SDX and Progressive EZX.

The Foundry pack includes five complete kits, a total of 17 snare drums, 31 cymbals and five hi-hats – all captured on 26 separate channels and spanning 63 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds.

The EZX sound library is designed for primary use in EZdrummer 2 but works in Superior Drummer 2 as well. It features a custom selection of content from The Progressive Foundry SDX for Superior Drummer 2. It comes with three complete kits recorded by engineer/producer Forrester Savell.

Roland adds GoPro mic

Roland has launched the WEARPRO Mic, a wearable device that provides high-quality audio capture for the HERO3, HERO3+, and HERO4 video cameras from GoPro. Specially designed for the popular camera series, the WEARPRO Mic supports both binaural and standard stereo recording, and plugs directly into the HERO with no conversion cables needed.

GoPro users can easily record immersive first-person soundtracks that put viewers right in the middle of the action.

The WEARPRO Mic is powered from the GoPro camera, eliminating the hassles of batteries and external power supplies.

Two included clip mounts make it easy to use the WEARPRO Mic for everyday recordings like webcasts, interviews, and stereo music capture.

New compact kit

Simmons has launched the SD300KIT  five-piece beginner electronic drum set.

The Simmons SD300KIT features rugged 8-inch pads for snare and three toms, as well as tough 8-inch cymbal pads for hi-hat, ride, and crash. Add in an ultra-responsive hi-hat controller and kick pedal with integrated trigger for a true, full-featured drumming experience.

At the heart of the SD300KIT is the SD300 Sound Module, featuring easy to use, intuitive navigation, stereo outputs, USB MIDI connectivity for easy tracking to DAW or sequencer software, and headphone outputs for private monitoring. The SD300 Sound Module comes loaded with10 individual drum kits, 170 custom sounds, and 10 songs.

The kit is available now for $599.

Looking for digitalDrummer reviews?

We have compiled our much-used comparative reviews into single publications, ready to download.

To select from the growing library, click here.