One of the really appealing things about electronic drum kits is their practicality (read: less noise!). Electronic drums overcome THE major hurdle for every drummer: how to play and practice without causing family breakdown, neighbourly meltdown or both. Simply pop on your headphones and get to it – no fussing, scheduling or bargaining required. On practicality and peace-keeping ability, acoustic drums cannot come close to their electronic siblings.
It’s that wonderful time of year when there is electricity in the air and our favourite music brands head to NAMM and Musikmesse to reveal their newest creations. This year, one of Roland’s most anticipated releases is the newest addition to the V-Drums line – the TD-25.
Continue reading Meet Roland’s New Mid-Range V-Drum Kit: The TD-25
We recently got our hands on a late-stage prototype of Roland’s new mid-range V-drum kit, the TD-25. As well as all the usual V-Drum features you’d expect from Roland, the TD-25 threw a few nice surprises our way…
Continue reading Sneak Peek: Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Prototype
If you are reading this, you are either thinking of learning to play drums, a parent of someone who wants to play drums, or you’ve seen everything Buzzfeed has to offer for the day and you’re still bored. Either way, you will be singing the praises of electronic drums by the end of this article.
Continue reading Top 5 Benefits of Electronic Drums
Adding a new element to a live performance can have a dramatic effect on the sound of your band. We all go a bit crazy in the studio – adding parts without giving a thought to how it may be reproduced in a live environment – and this often leads to a poor representation of the song when performed live. Finding reliable musicians to fill in is an option, but most bands will tell you that this is far from an ideal situation. So, what are the options? Well, one sure-fire option is sampling.
Continue reading Sampling for real – the Roland SPD-SX
Learn all about the amazing Roland SPD-SX sample pad.
Better Music’s own drum specialist James Ashley meets up with Simon Ayton from Roland to explore the possibilities of the V-Drums line.