One, two, three, four!
To the purist, drums and electronics go together like liver and custard. But we're not purists. And we quite like liver and custard. Besides, the days when the only sounds electronic drumkits could muster were pathetic, disco-ey 'poos' and EastEnders-style 'dums' are definitely over.
Unfortunately most of today's electronic drumkits cost a small fortune. Not so the USB Drum Kit
. Coming in at less than the price of a decent cymbal, this ingenious set up plugs directly into your nearest USB port and plays through your computer's soundcard and speakers
. Clever, eh!
Hear the drummer get wicked
Whether you're a total novice or a seasoned skinbasher, the USB Drum Kit is an ideal practice kit as it can be played through headphones
for virtually silent practice. The only noise housemates will hear is the tippity-tap of sticks on the kit's rubber trigger pads.
And what about all those thwacktastic drum and cymbal sounds? Well, the USB Drum Kit's 'brain' contains 233 realistic drum sounds
and 50 preset rhythm patters
, so you can have a bombastic rock kit one minute and a crisp funk kit the next. You can even compose complete arrangements and create and save your own customised patterns and songs.
Easily mounted on a compact rack system, the USB Drum Kit's six playing pads
are velocity-sensitive so you can create Dave Grohl-levels of percussive pandemonium or give it a little less wallop, Charlie Watts-styley. The pads can also be 'choked', which, for all you non-drummers out there, means they can be caught with one hand in order to instantly kill any sustain. (Think opening bars of Eye of the Tiger).
Two equally responsive pedals take care of all your bass drum/hi-hat action and we'll even throw in a full tutorial system/CD video to get all you wannabe Keith Moons on the road to superstardom. For those about to rock, we salute you!
Connects to your PC/Mac via USB