Many folks have asked us “when are you going to get real drums?” or “why don’t you have real drums?”
The answer to the first question is “we’re not“. And the answer to the second question is as follows:
Real drums are great! If all things were equal, we would definitely be using them. But we have to accomplish several goals that make electronic drums a better choice for our venue. Real drums have heads that break, take up significant space, and most of all – have no volume knob! This means when we get “The Muppets Animal” on drums, the stage volume becomes painful and the monitor system is pushed to the point that feedback becomes chronic. Real drums also require many channels of the PA and many microphones to get a really quality sound.
Electronic drums store in much less space, can set up / take down faster, and give us a consistent feedback-free sound, with total control of the volume for the stage and the audience.
With the 3rd and latest revision of our drum set, which includes a new Alesis DM5 controller, the playability and sound quality is really coming together! At most “open mics”, you are lucky to find a four- or five-piece drum set with two cymbals. Our set is now four toms, kick, snare, high-hat, plus two crash cymbals, two ride cymbals, one cowbell, and two timbales.
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