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    Roland Octapad SPD-20 Pro

    Percussion Pad

    Roland’s venerable SPD range just keeps getting better...

    Reviews . Jul 2021
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    Yamaha DTX6

    Electronic Drum Kits

    Yamaha’s new DTX6 range is a force to be reckoned with.

    Reviews . Jun 2021
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    Roland TD-50X

    Roland expand V-Drum range

    Three kits plus new module unveiled

    Three e-drum kits have been announced, each based around the new TD‑50X module.

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    2Box Speedlight

    Electronic Drum Kit

    2Box’s Speedlight kit takes an unconventional but flexible approach to electronic percussion.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Roland VAD506

    Electronic Drum Kit

    Can Roland’s latest V‑Drum kit recreate the feeling of playing real drums?

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    PreSonus Atom SQ

    PreSonus launch Atom SQ

    MIDI controller promises tight integration with Studio One DAW

    New pad-based MIDI controller promises tight integration with Studio One DAW.

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    NAMM 2020 - Nektar Aura

    Pad Controller & MIDI Sequencer

    Beat- and performance-focused pad controller and MIDI sequencer, due early March.

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    Roland launch SPD::One compact percussion pads

    New series of electronic pads feature onboard sounds and USB-MIDI

    If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a table drummer, then Roland’s new SPD::One series of compact electronic...

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    Q. What can I use to trigger drums?

    I love banging away on my thighs and knees, and I feel that I make some of my most interesting drum patterns in this way. How could I build a controller with a pair of panels that are velocity-sensitive to sit atop my thighs?

    Sound Advice Sep 2004
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    Roland SPD6

    MIDI Percussion Controller

    The SPD6 MIDI percussion pad features 113 internal drum sounds, with six rubber playing pads and can run from an optional power adaptor or from batteries.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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    Roland HPD15 Handsonic

    Hand Percussion Pad

    Nicholas Rowland is star-struck by Roland's frankly fabulous new hand percussion controller.

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Roland V-Drums

    Electronic Drums

    Though the V-Drum system is ideally suited to the hi-tech drummer, its modular brain features, modelled timbres and powerful editing features may lend it appeal as a source of high-quality sounds for the non-drummer. Nicholas Rowland checks out the beat feat.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    Roland V-Drums/TD10

    COSM-modelled Drum System (Preview)

    First previewed at the NAMM show in January, Roland's first foray into the world of drum modelling is now almost ready for release. Nicholas Rowland brings you an exclusive preview from the official launch party.

    Reviews Nov 1997
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    Kat trapKAT

    MIDI Percussion Controller

    Following their flagship drumKat MIDI percussion controller, KAT Inc have released the new trapKAT, designed with 'real' drummers in mind as well as rhythmically-minded MIDI musicians. Paul White gets that groovy feline...

    Reviews Jul 1995
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    Korg Wavedrum

    Drum Synthesizer

    Amongst the black rackmount boxes and sleeky anonymous keyboards, one new hi-tech instrument stands out, as much for what's inside it as for its appearance. SOS brings you the exclusive first look at the latest incarnation of physical modelling technology, korg's adventurous new Wavedrum. Review by Julian Colbeck.

    Reviews Nov 1994
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