Electronic drums, some are totally against the idea and others love it to death. This forward-thinking and discreet drum solution is an ideal way to practice for many beginners and professionals alike and has made lots of progress in the last decade and especially in 2019. We’ve compiled a Top 5 of 2019 list here just for you…
The Hitman HD-7 Sonic E-Drum Set lives up to its name, because a fully equipped E-Drumset with 355 sounds, 30 songs, 24 preset kits and 16 free storage spaces for specially created user kits for less than 200 euros is truly a hit! The easy-to-assemble and ultra-compact kit is the perfect first kit for beginner drummers who want to learn the instrument in their bedroom without disturbing the outside world. All you need to get started is a stool, a pair of drum sticks and headphones.
Millenium has been at the top of the best-selling E-Drum Sets for years and comes out with new & improved models regularly. The Millenium HD-120 is currently the manufacturer’s most affordable fully-featured kit. For just over 200 euros you get a really easy to use drum set with 12 pre-programmed kits from different musical genres and even a stool, drumsticks and headphones! With this set fun is guaranteed!
ATV is a manufacturer that stands for high-quality E-Drum sets, where an absolutely authentic playing feel and dynamic, realistic sounds are at the forefront. Although the ATV Exercise Series EXS-5 offers only five preset drum kits in its basic configuration (more are available for download on the ATV website), no wishes remain unfulfilled. The sound quality is really outstanding, so it can be used for band rehearsals or live gigs without hesitation. All drum pads are equipped with “tunable” mesh heads of which the tension can be adjusted to obtain the right feel. The diameters of all pads are also slightly bigger than in other e-drum sets in this price category.
The Millenium MPS-450 E-Drum Set offers many features for less than 400 euros, for which you have to shell out much more money from other manufacturers. These include low-noise mesh heads on the drum pads, an impressive 408 fully-editable sounds and the coach mode, which offers numerous practical exercises for timing, precision and dynamics. The 30 preset drum kits cover a huge range of acoustic and electronic drum sounds as well as effect sounds, and a further 10 kits can be filled with custom sounds. An illuminated display ensures that the most important parameters are always in view.
The Alesis Strike MultiPad offers a combination of percussion pad with 9 striking surfaces, sampler and looper in a highly compact format. The unit contains 8000 sounds and samples, which can be extensively edited and assigned effects, and has 32 GB memory capacity for samples that can be fed into the MultiPad via microphone, USB, smartphone or any other audio device. Optical highlights are the high-resolution 4.3″ color display and the illuminated, velocity-sensitive pads that can be assigned different colours, for example to distinguish between different sound categories or to display loops.
Wow, now anyone can practice drums in the comfort of their own home without disturbing the neighbours. Let us know which one is your favourite or if you would add any others to the list. Happy drumming! 🥁