Electronic drums are not meant to completely replace real acoustic drums. They simulate acoustic drums and are a different musical instrument, albeit a very closely related instrument. Lets take a look at electronic drums vs. acoustic drums. Advantages of Electronic Drums You can play them without disturbing your neighbors as much. You can learn to Read more »
This is a review of the Roland V-Stage electronic drum set I own, but it will also give you a general sense of how all Roland electronic drums are like. You can see my setup in the picture above. (Click on the image to enlarge.) The V-Stage kit comes with five 8″ diameter mesh drum Read more »
The Roland company does not make traditional drums, but rather all of the Roland drums are electronic. Roland is a pioneer and world leader in electronic musical instruments and products. Its array of products includes synthesizers, drum machines, mixing boards, effect processors, and of course electronic drum sets. Named for the French epic poem, Le Read more »
I am a big fan of electronic drum kits. They are fun, high-tech, and allow you to practice without waking up your neighbors. But it’s no secret that electronic drum kits do have drawbacks. And aside from the occasional lounge act or electronic drum pad to augment an acoustic kit, electronic drums are hardly ever Read more »
From the moment I first played electronic drums at the percussion section of my local music store I was hooked, and I barely new how to play drums then. But today, after many hours of practicing the acoustic drum set, my opinion is still the same, electronic drum sets are great.
This page describes how to arrange the components of an electronic drum kit so that it is comfortable to play. You can see an electronic drum kit setup for the Roland V-Drums in the picture below. Each electronic pad in this setup has an analogous counterpart in an acoustic kit. Therefore, both electronic and acoustic Read more »
There are certain drum accessories you must get with your electronic drum set to make it enjoyable, and even reasonably usable. Like a typical acoustic kit, and electronic drum set does not come with everything you need to start playing. But some items that come standard with an acoustic kit are not found in an Read more »