Millenium MPS-850 E-Drum Set

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Complete Electric Drum Set

  • 550 Voices
  • 30 Preset kits
  • 20 User kits
  • 100 Songs
  • 2 User Songs
  • Quick Record
  • Metronome
  • Equaliser for each kit
  • Pitch
  • Reverb
  • Compressor
  • 6 Faders to adjust the volume of individual pads, metronome and songs
  • 2x 6.3 mm jack main outputs
  • 1x 6.3 mm stereo jack headphone output
  • 1x 3.5 mm stereo jack line input
  • 2x 6.3 mm stereo jack trigger inputs (already occupied by second crash and fourth tom pad)
  • USB-MIDI
  • USB memory
  • MIDI in/out

Set configuration:

  • 1x 10" Two-zone mesh head snare pad
  • 2x 08" Two-zone mesh head tom pad
  • 2x 10" Two-zone mesh head tom pad
  • 1x 08" Mesh head bass drum pad
  • 2x 12" Two-zone crash cymbal pads with stop function
  • 1x 12" Three-zone ride cymbal pad with stop function
  • 1x Pair of 12" hi-hat pads on tripod

Hardware included:

  • Drum rack
  • Hi-hat Stand
  • Foot pedal
  • Power supply unit
  • Cabling
  • 1 Pair of sticks

Note: The lifetime of the Mesh-Head skin of the Bass Drum Pad is significantly extended by using the black plastic side of the Bass Drum beater. The bass drum beater can be turned 180 degrees with little effort by loosening the locking screw. When using the felt side however, the abrasion and a possible tearing of the mesh head skin is significantly accelerated.

Further Information

Incl. Rack Yes
Incl. Throne No
Incl. Footpedal Yes
Incl. Headphone No
Mesh Head Pads Yes
Pads (Stereo) Yes
Number of Direct Outs 0

A high number of features at a low noise level

The Millenium MPS-850 E-Drum set is a very extensively equipped, electronic drum set, whose six drum pads all are equipped with Mesh Heads. Those woven heads provide a playing sensation that comes very close to the playing feel of an acoustic drum kit, while also being relatively quiet. These features, when combined with the use of some headphones, make this an ideal practice drum set to use in your own home. This kit is also intriguing for the sound tinkerers, who can draw from a stock of 550 Sounds and use individual sound processing effects such as Compressor, Reverb, Equalizer or Pitch.

Unlimited fun with 100 Play-Along Songs

The MPS-850 offers 30 Preset drum kits, which include acoustic drum kits, electronic drums, percussion sets and effect sounds. If you want to select from the 550 internal sounds in order to make their own kits, you have 20 save slots at your disposal. 100 Play-along songs, which range from Mambo through Metal and cover all imaginable styles, provide a real Band feeling, and of course there is also a „Quick Record“-function on board, with which your own recordings can be made in no time. In a similar vein, drumming along with your personal favourite songs is also really fast and easy: simply connect a CD-Player or a smartphone to the Audio input – done!

Jump on board at a high level

People that are starting out with drumming and which are looking for a practice instrument that is suitable for the longer term and which will inspire them, get all that with the Millenium MPS-850. For a very manageable price you acquire a lot of options. The possibility to import samples as WAV-data, in order to integrate your personal favourite sounds into your playing, is usually only offered by the most expensive E-Drum sets, and the fact, that the Hi-Hat is playable by way of a conventional pedal, is another feature that one normally finds only at the higher price points. All pads are equipped with two different sounds each, the Ride-cymbal even has three. Despite the many features, the operation is extremely simple, this heightens the joy of playing even more.

About Millenium

Since 1995 Thomann‘s own brand is a fixed and integral part of the product range. More than 800 products in total, from the Drums and Percussion range, but also accessories such as: microphone stands, racks or Recording workstations carry the Millenium label. The products are made by well-known manufacturers, which also produce items for many other well-regarded brands. Since we import directly from the factory and since there are no other middlemen, or distributors, we can offer the Millenium products at extremely competitive prices. As an aside, every fourth Thomann customer has already ordered at least one Millenium item.

Even the neighbours love the MPS-850

Due to the fact that the Millenium MPS-850 is completely equipped with Mesh Heads, the noise when the pads are hit is kept within a pleasant (low) range, this is a delight for any neighbours. It means that by using a suitable headphone, practising around the clock is possible from a practical point of view. This possibility really benefits both drum students as well as hobby drummers, who simply want to spontaneously play along with their favourite music. Naturally, when required one can also extend the kit with an active speaker, so that you can also share your fun and drumming work with anyone in the outside world or, in case you want to use the MPS-850 as an alternative to an acoustic drum set during band rehearsals.

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Superb bang for buck e-drum set!!!
Smileadon, 25.10.2020
After many weeks debating whether or not to buy this drum kit I finally made the plunge. I've been drumming for almost 20 years and have had many acoustic kits during that time. I wanted something that was compact, quiet and usable for home recording and for drum covers in the future. Plus,I live in an apartment.

Connected to my Mac fine, but had to remap the MIDI. Pads were assigned to different notes in my DAW (Logic Pro).

If you're new to drumming, or even have been playing for sometime, this kit would accomodate your needs perfectly. Having said that, people need to understand that an electronic kit plays and feels different from an acoustic kit. So heavy hitters will have to adjust accordingly. It can take a bashing alright tho. My background is Post/Hardcore Rock.

The kit is not perfect out the box (module settings) wise. However, you REALLY need to TWEAK the module so that it suits how you play for a more natural response. (Threshold, sensitivity, velocities, curves, and xtalk etc.) There are many YT Vids that explain all of this, so do your homework. Definitely worth the time. I love that this set has all mesh heads as you can loosen or tighten to mimic the real thing.

PROS
-All Mesh Heads (tunable)
-Full Hi Hat Stand
-Robust Module (can tweak settings unlike similar kits in the same price range)
-Module has volume faders for each pad for quick adjustment on the fly.
-3 zone Ride & chokable cymbals
-Bang for buck. You get a lot kit for the money
-Nice sized kit and compact.
-Works well with VSTs

CONS
-Sounds aren't too bad, but you have enough to get by. Grand for practising.
-Hi Hat doesn't respond quick enough, sometimes the foot splash/open hat continues after foot is pressed down. Really noticable when playing fast. I still need to tweak it a little more to match how i play.
-Rack clamps seem to not tighten but still become loose, so I find myself correcting this often. Like for example the snare support arm, can move with your hand even when the clamp is tightened.
-Rubber rims look flat and squared and seems like there's a lot of space between them and the mesh heads. Can also see metal gap in between them. Isn't a big deal but noticeable.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this drum set, I've owned a Roland TD9 in the past but honestly can't justify the money for big brands anymore, if you're on a budget and want to play/learn drums, this is the kit for you.
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Very happy with my purchase
Govinder, 22.10.2020
I've had the MPS-850 for a couple of weeks now and had a chance to give it a good thrashing, so here are my thoughts in case they're of interest to any potential buyers.

I want to say up front that I scoured the reviews to get as much idea of whether this kit was any good or not prior to purchase and I had it ordered and in the shopping cart and back out again about 4 times over about a 6 week period during which I was clearly being indecisive :-)

Thing is, for me, it is a big purchase that I can just about justify but only if it is worth that expenditure. But it's obvious that I was interested.

So, cut to the chase, is it worth the money ? Absolutely yes.
I have an excellent quality acoustic kit and I hit hard, so I was a little sceptical about the mesh heads and if the rack would stand the use but I needn't have worried. The heads can take more than you might expect and despite the fact that yes, you do play a little softer naturally on an electric kit compared to hammering it out on stage behind a 'proper' kit, it plays well and has a great feel. To be honest you're not really going to be going full on Keith Moon in your living room or spare bedroom anyway are you ?

I'll not bother going into a full review of everything about sounds etc because it's already been covered in most of the other reviews. I'll maybe just mention a few things that I didn't notice in the other ones.
If it's your thing .... I use a double kick pedal with this kit and it works perfectly. I have heard people say that they don't work very well on leccy kits because the beaters aren't hitting the optimum centre spot of the kick drum skin (mesh). Well the response is great and feels very natural to me straight out of the box, but if necessary you can adjust the sensitivity as you choose. I haven't because I don't think it needs it.

I haven't had any problem with finding the (apparently elusive g-spot) bell of the ride cymbal that others have mentioned and it doesn't need hitting harder or anything like that, it's very nicely playable actually. And while I'm mentioning cymbals - the choke function is great when you have found how to do it. It's very easy to use but makes it more 'real' sounding and less 'electric' kit.
Hi - hat .... what can I say - great to have a proper one and works well once you get used to it. Never had more than a floor pedal and flat plastic cymbal for a hi-hat on my previous electric kit.

Last thing I'll mention that I haven't seen anyone talk about is that the module and kit has very low latency which is great. I like to play online with other people around the world and latency of getting the signals around and through a computer before you even involve the randomness of the internet and it's volatile connections and speed, is the biggest issue. The MPS-850 has performed extremely well in this department so I'm happy with that too.

So in conclusion, I am over the moon with my purchase. The kit as a whole far exceeds the price tag and is easily a match for other 'named' brand equipment selling at a far higher price. It ticks all my boxes for what I require from an electric practice kit and to be honest I can't praise it highly enough. I'm sure that kits that cost many hundreds of pounds more, have more features and samples and voices and songs on them but if you really can't find anything you like on the MPS-850 module then I'm sorry but I think you're being rather over critical.

(My only criticism would be that you can't specify a time to have it delivered so I had to collect from the parcel carrier depot but that's nothing to do with the product).

A great kit. I'm a very happy customer.
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Excellent value for money
shave and a haircut, 10.07.2019
I purchased the MPS-850 for home practice - I normally play an acoustic drum kit. My only previous e-kit experience was with a converted acoustic kit (mesh heads, triggers, VST, laptop etc). The performance of the MPS-850 is proving far superior. I'll go through the various components one by one.

MODULE
The kit is ready to play the instant you switch it on. This is a huge advantage for me, compared to dealing with laptop, VST, external soundcard etc. Another plus: I can't detect any latency, which makes the playing experience feel very natural. Many of the in-built acoustic type kits sound OK. With the help of the supplied manual I created my own 'User Kit' which I'm very happy with. There are several settings you can tweak to deliver an excellent response from all the individual pieces. I've made good use of the module's USB input, playing along to MP3s. You can also record to USB to listen back to your new grooves. I sometimes run the module's output to a Porter & Davies BC2. That works fantastically well! There are additional features I haven't tried yet e.g. MIDI in/out, Aux In etc. It's a well featured unit, easy to navigate.

BASS DRUM & BASS DRUM PEDAL
The supplied pedal looks like a low budget item, but works surprisingly well. Not quite as fast as my Tama Speedking but I find it perfectly usable for practice. The kick pad is mounted to a sturdy frame, separate to the rest of the rack.

HI-HAT
The MPS-850 is supplied with a 'proper' hi-hat stand. On my acoustic kit I have the hi-hats set quite high and was pleased to find the stand has sufficient height to duplicate my normal hi-hat position. I've seen a few reviews saying the MPS-850 hi-hat can't handle a disco-style open and close pattern. I've found the hi-hat responds quite well but I've had to adapt my foot action slightly to get closer to a realistic sounding feel. So the hi-hat open/close feel's not perfect but it's much better than I was expecting based on other feedback I've read. The chick and splash sounds are very good. A nice sounding 'chick' is easy and very intuitive but a splash requires an extremely rapid down and up foot movement - much faster than required with a regular hi-hat, otherwise you only get 'chick'. It's not a big deal but I'll agree with some others that there's scope for improvement to the hi-hat's open/close response and chick action.

SNARE
As with all the pads, stick response and feel from the mesh head is excellent. Initially I wasn't entirely happy with the sound of ghost notes and faster double stroke snare rolls - they sounded a little too machine-gun. After changing the snare's velocity curve in the module's settings I've now got a more natural sounding drum that handles double-stroke and other rudiment style rolls in a more realistic way.

TOMS
They worked just fine straight out of the box. At first I found the 8 inch pads were too small - I was often hitting the rim - but after adjusting the position and getting used to playing pads that are much smaller than my acoustic kit's toms, my accuracy has improved greatly! I didn't have the same problem with the 2 x 10 inch pads.

CRASH CYMBALS
Both crashes have separate bow and edge sounds. No bell sound. But they're also chokable, which is a great bonus. Once you've worked out exactly how to grab the edge in the right way, choke works perfectly every time.

RIDE CYMBAL
It's a 3 zone ride - bow edge and bell. I've seen a few comments about the bell sound being unreliable, so I was prepared for this to be an issue. What I've found is the bell function will work consistently, but only if it's struck within a very small area i.e. you have to look very carefully at the spot you're striking, which can be difficult at faster tempos. If you were recording with the kit and needed 100% perfect bell response, that could be tricky. Ideally the bell area would be larger, but for practice purposes I don't find it a major problem.

RACK & MOUNTS etc
I've never been a fan of racks, or e-kits for that matter - that's why my first venture into e-drumming was an acoustic to electric conversion - because a conventional drum kit will always look better IMO. So setting aside the fact all racks look like scaffolding, the most important thing is whether the MPS-850 rack is sturdy and reliable. I've had my kit for approx 6 weeks and it's been played for an average of an hour almost every day. So far the rack has been 100% reliable. Nothing has come loose or fallen off. It was easy to assemble, following the diagrams in the supplied manual.

SUMMARY
No doubt about it, the MPS-850 is outstanding value for money. To package such a well featured module along with bass drum (and BD pedal), snare, 4 x toms, 2 x crashes, 3-zone ride, hi-hat and hi-hat stand at this price is hugely impressive. The two supplied manuals are nicely done. One is for rack assembly and the other is a very detailed instruction book for the pads, cymbals and all module settings. I received two copies of each - one in German and one in English. Clear, concise and well written - not a hint of Chinglish!

CUSTOMER SERVICE
After a couple of weeks, one of my 10" drum pads (floor tom) developed a fault. The drum would only respond if the mesh head was struck in a very specific area, close to one of the mesh cones that sits between the head and sensor. When I contacted Thomann and described the fault, they asked me to send a video so they could get a better idea of what the problem was. I sent them a short video the following morning. Later the same day they contacted me to let me know a replacement pad was being sent free of charge. Yes, a slight inconvenience having to wait for a replacement but very reassuring to know Thomann were keen to resolve it as quickly as possible. 10/10
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Great E-drum set for rehearsals
Heeplv, 25.04.2021
So, first and foremost – yes, this E-drum set is great value for money. It works fine and allows to cover vast majority of use cases, for which entry-level electronic drum sets are bought. Fantastic job, Thomann, thank you!

The hardware is very sturdy on my opinion, plastic parts are made thick and dense. Metallic parts are great as well. Mesh drum pads are also very good, especially, considering the price. Drum module is easy to use and has a plenty of features. The possibility of instantly adjust volume of instruments is awesome!

Instead of listing pros and cons, let me just summarize the things, for which MPS-850 is ready and for which (likely) not.

Ready for:
- Practicing at home;
- Learning to play drums;
- Playing simple grooves;
- Rehearsals;
- Small venue gigs, where acoustic set will be too noisy and non-manageable;
- The bands, which play simple songs live, when the quality of sound, mobility and simplicity of an E-drum set are the top priority;
- Recording in a studio, using the MIDI output of drum module.

Not ready for:
- Playing complicated drum patterns and/or solos;
- Playing dynamically articulated grooves (the kit is not supporting multisamples);
- Playing veeeery fast;
- Recording in a studio, using the analog output of drum module – as long, as there are no separate outputs for each instrument.

Some very subjective thoughts

As a very tall person, I would like to make the drum rack a bit bigger and wider. Say, +10 centimeters for each drum rack tube (excluding the snare tube, which is great). Also, the hi-hat could be a bit more sensitive, with better tracking of pedal release.

I know that this fact might be considered as a feature of an expensive setup, but I would like to have the multisample support here. At least, for the snare only. We all know that real drums and cymbals produce very different sound when heavily hit vs lightly. The snare, when hit lightly does not produce much sound of a resonant drumhead, and vice versa; etc… As far as I understand, this drum module can only play one sample per trigger, so the only difference will be its volume, not the character of a note.

One more thing to mention is the headphone amp, which is a bit underpowered. When using Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohm version, the headphone volume is always at maximum.
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