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(USBGeek)   USB drumkit with video demonstration. Here come the drums, here come the drums   ( divider line
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2273 clicks; posted to Geek » on 11 May 2007 at 9:37 AM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-05-11 09:20:59 AM  
Drums must never stop!
2007-05-11 09:36:34 AM  
Stop that!

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2007-05-11 09:42:37 AM  
More Cowbell
2007-05-11 09:44:26 AM  
Wow, drummers everywhere will be asking their girlfriends to buy this!

2007-05-11 09:51:53 AM  
That guy's got the beat. Nice groove, man.
2007-05-11 09:51:54 AM  
Hear the drummer get wicked?
2007-05-11 09:55:44 AM  
noone dies while the drum is sounding!
/too obscure?
2007-05-11 09:59:29 AM  
Rogue Traders approve
2007-05-11 10:06:06 AM  
cue 'do want' kitty. this would make my incessant tapping and stomping even more annoying.
2007-05-11 10:10:27 AM  
Those little drumsticks are soooo cuuuuute!
2007-05-11 10:21:16 AM  
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plus this:
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Equals USB drums. What's the problem?

/Oh, you want to spend less than $900? Carry on, then!
//I have the DTXpress regular, so I don't actually have cymbal-shaped pads. But thats how you connect it to a computer.
2007-05-11 10:39:53 AM  
cool toy.
2007-05-11 10:40:45 AM  
There a better drum kit for those who don't want to spend a load of money. No idea if it is available in the US though

2007-05-11 10:52:52 AM  
Real USB drums...

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It feels and plays like a real kit!

Hart Dynamics. Check 'em out.
2007-05-11 11:04:16 AM  
spudm0nk3y: Oh yeah... the Ion triggers that connect to an Alesis DM5 brain. Those triggers are TEH SUCK but it's a cool toy for $300. The Target by me has 'em for ~$250? Something like that. I wouldn't even compare them to an entry level yamaha or roland.

Fousse: are those kits 3 grand including Roland TD-10 brain? They shore look purty! I gotta say, I really love the Yamaha brain and don't mind hitting rubber.
2007-05-11 11:32:07 AM  
"5 playing pads (for Sanre, kick, plus 2 toms)"

Anyone else count 6?

/was contemplating making a MIDI drum kit.
//realizes that quality would be so-so
///it's just to play DTXMania anyway
2007-05-11 11:37:30 AM  
I build and repair midi kits and am getting a kick out of these replies.
2007-05-11 11:59:23 AM  
Does anyone know of any good software for eletric drums that's sort of like drum version of Synthesia (formerly known as "Piano Hero")?
2007-05-11 12:00:02 PM  
Fousse: It feels and plays like a real kit!

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2007-05-11 12:02:20 PM  
mekkab: I've had it for 2 years now with the TD-20 brain. I actually paid closer to $4k at the time but, it's still worth every penny to me.

The pads are actually synthetic skins/heads with no padding underneath. They have tuning pegs that tighten or loosen the heads just like real drums but they only effect the feel and not the pitch.

And it feels like a real kit. The cymbals need a little work but, they are getting there. They have chokes on them that work pretty good.

The hi-hat is what I have had the most trouble getting used to. There is no feed back from it so, it can be hard to hold the hats slightly open and stuff.
2007-05-11 02:10:41 PM  
real shaman: Drums must never stop!

When drums stop, bass solo begins.
2007-05-11 09:24:32 PM  
By the looks of the video, you need a vagina to play these.
2007-05-11 11:41:11 PM  
These are to a serious drum kit, what a casio keyboard is to a grand piano. Its a toy, treat it as such and stop trying to compare it to several hundred dollar musical instruments.
2007-05-11 11:45:41 PM  
I use the 'discount' Roland TD-6SX, it has the fancy mesh heads for the snare and toms; they're incredible. The cymbals and hi-hat however leave much to be desired. Still produces amazing results, especially when driving a VST instrument like Drumkit From Hell Superior or BFD.

Mostly just lets me practice without waking the wife.
Costs a bit more than the $40 for the product in TFA.
2007-05-12 11:35:30 AM  

I have that same Yamaha kit. I love it! I tried the Roland set with the mesh snare, but unless all of the pads are mesh, it's weird doing a wipe across the pads when they don't feel the same. I don't mind the rubber pads. Great sounding module, too.

I must say Fousse's Hart Dynamics drums look like they'd be awesome. Can't afford 'em tho. A grand is about my limit.
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