How do you get drums onto your home-recorded tracks? My usual method is to draw ’em into the MIDI edit window with the mouse, which is time-consuming and kinda boring even though it gets good results once you figure out a few little tricks. But I’ve always dreamed of getting an electronic kit and learning to actually, y’know, play. And there are plenty of great electronic kits out there, but it all goes back to Simmons, the first company to really make the electronic kit their own. Their new flagship kit, the SD1500KIT, is affordable enough for anyone serious enough about it to pick one up, even guitarists who suck at drums like me. Here’s the press release.
PRESS RELEASE: Simmons, the first name in electronic drum kits, has announced their new flagship model, the SD1500KIT. With a host of features at a surprisingly affordable price, the new Simmons SD1500KIT breaks new ground as the most realistic and full featured electronic drum kit in its class. While most of today’s affordable electronic drum sets compromise on sound or ergonomics, the Simmons SD1500KIT is the first electronic kit of its kind to deliver a wide-ranging palette of ultra-realistic sounds in a full-sized, full featured, professional quality drum set that focuses on both sound and feel.
The SD1500KIT starts with a full sized, ergonomically designed 6-piece drum kit plus hi-hat, three multi-zone cymbals, and a host of features typically reserved for only the highest priced electronic kits. With a total of 22 specific trigger points, the SD1500KIT is designed to deliver the most responsive, realistic drum performance possible. Its hex-shaped blue anodized frame and die-cast aluminum hardware feature memory lock mounts for speedy setup and maximum stability. Simmons’ exclusive multi-position hi-hat pedal and triple-zone snare pad deliver unprecedented responsiveness, and its crash cymbals offer dual zone and choke capability.
The SD1500KIT electronic drum kit doesn’t scrimp on sound, either. Simmons’ flagship SD1000 Digital Sound Module has been upgraded and enhanced with a completely new custom sound library featuring more than 500 ultra-realistic samples of the most popular classic and modern drum kits. With full 64 voice polyphony, full programmability, and powerful on-board processing, Simmons’ exclusive Variable Attack Response programming delivers some of the most responsive dynamic velocity sensitivity available, with alternating sample playback for even more realistic, expressive sound.
“This exciting new kit truly outshines and outplays anything else in its class,” remarkedJim Norman, Simmons Product Manager.”The new SD1500KIT is ideal for drummers looking for a low-volume rehearsal kit, for schools or churches needing a full size, low-impact stage setup, or for small and mid-sized project studios where recording acoustic drums might not be an option. Whether you’re practicing, recording, or performing, the SD1500KIT is designed to deliver the goods.”
The new Simmons SD1500KIT electronic drum set is available now at a street price of $999.99. For more information visit www.simmonsdrums.net or your favorite music retailer.
About Simmons Drums
The first name in electronic drums, Simmons has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 40 years, offering the finest in cutting-edge, feature rich kits. From touch-sensitive pads and selectable velocity curves to the most extensive MIDI and USB implementation, Simmons has always been a leader in the electronic drum experience. To learn more, visit www.simmonsdrums.net or your favorite music retailer.