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USB Drum Kit

USB Drum Kit (Images courtesy Firebox.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

This one’s for all the parents out there who will inevitably have to deal with their child going through the ‘I wanna be a drummer’ phase. Instead of having to shell out a ridiculous amount of money for a drumset that will be forgotten in 2 months why not instead shell out a slightly-less ridiculous amount for this electronic version.

Besides taking up far less floor space than a real set this USB drum kit is also completely silent save for the quiet thumps of drumsticks on the rubber pads. It connects to your PC via included software where the actual drum hits are converted into one of 233 realistic drum samples which can be heard through the computer’s speakers or even better, a pair of headphones. The kit’s six playing pads are also velocity sensitive to adapt to your playing or music style and can be even be choked (stopped) by grabbing them with your hand.

The USB Drum Kit can be found at Firebox.com for $244.10.

[ USB Drum Kit ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]

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  • brian

    Hi,

    These are awesome, and brilliant for beginners – I wish I had something like this when I was younger (my parents would never let me practice at home).

    I think you could even do a low-fi gig with them…

    BTW, they are in stock here:

    http://www.usbdrumkit.com/ion-ied05-usb-digital-drum-kit.html

  • http://wibwobweb.com/ied05midi/ Jay

    Hi. I just picked one of these up, and noticed that the number one comment people make is that it’s not possible to use it outside of the software and drum samples provided. Not strictly true!

    Here’s a link to my article and script that allow you to give your iED05 USB Drum Kit MIDI capability so you can use it with your sequencers, software synthesizers / samplers and notation programs – http://wibwobweb.com/ied05midi/