Every drummer or live studio will tell you what makes their music tick; the quality of their drums. Electronic drums are the ultimate must-have for drummers; wanna-be’s or professionals. They are the secret to making heads turn to them when their drum rolls. And while it’s said that there’s no limit to what money can buy, quality does not solely rely in purchasing power. Having done my research well, I’ve documented here the most important things to consider when shopping for the right electronic drums.
The Electric Drum Kit Vs the Acoustic Drum Kit
Many people, especially those starting drumming lessons, are always torn between learning to play the electric drum or the acoustic drum. While I cannot make the ultimate decision for anyone, I will enlighten you on their differences to help you make a more informed choice.
Electronic drums consist of a rubber pad or mesh head with a sensor beneath it. The sensor transmits a voltage value to a sound module, often called brain, which in turn prompts a particular sound. The sound module also works to decipher the quality of the strike to produce a softer or louder effect. An electronic drum and cymbal pads can have two or three sensors. This makes them capable of producing more than one sound for example a bell, bow or edge hit sound.
Unlike the electronic drum, you will have to set up cymbals, snares and other percussion instruments while using the acoustic drum set. This means that you will hear the sounds you play at a distance and not bare knuckled like you would the electric one. However, …