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Sounds of the Roland Boutique SH-01A Synthesizer

The new Roland Boutique SH-01A Synthesizer is a faithful recreation of the classic Roland SH-101 from 1982, a synthesizer that helped shape the sound of countless genres of music including Pop, House, Techno, and Electro.  It is a monophonic powerhouse that has one of the most recognizable sounds out there.  Its ease of use makes it accessible to just about anyone. It features a single oscillator, a lowpass filter, and one envelope. It also has a sequencer and arpeggiator that are straightforward but allow for easy programming of complex patterns.   All of the SH-101’s beautiful simplicities have been preserved…

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Drum Tech Tutorial: Customizing Kits on the TD-50

Recording live acoustic drums can be difficult. Throw in a full band and multiple vocalists and your simple off-the-floor recording gets much more complicated. Bobby James (DRUMNDIRTY) walks you through how he modeled the TD-50 V-Drums to sound like the Calvary Worship Centre’s original acoustic drum kit. The electronic V-Drums gave this church band more…

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Triggering New Sounds with Drummer Aaron Edgar

“…using hybrid acoustic / electronic drum sets allows you to bring a nearly infinite sonic pallet to the table!”   I remember the first time I plugged one of my RT-30HR triggers into my TM-2. I put it on my snare drum, put my headphones on and started to play. What I heard was my…

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Guide to Building the Ultimate Hybrid Drums Kit

Are you bored with your acoustic sound? Ever thought about building a Hybrid Drum kit? The sky is the limit when you’re using Hybrid Drums! Hybrid Drums take the raw power of acoustic drums, adds the limitless potential of electronics, and gives you a drum kit that gives you the best of both worlds. Check out…

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Beginner’s Guide To Creating Your Own Hybrid Kit

Branching from an acoustic kit to an electronic kit may seem like a daunting task. Modules, sample pads, triggers – where do you start? There are several ways you can make the leap from an acoustic kit to an electronic kit, but if you are just looking to stick your toe in the water before…

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BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad: More sounds. More things to hit. More ways to play.

Drummers are always looking for more … more sounds, more things to hit and more ways to play.  The desire to add things like extra drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments to their set-up has kept music stores open for years!  In recent times, the trend towards including electronic percussion to acoustic kits has increased dramatically…

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How To Accessorize Your V-Drums Kit

  Did you know that you can totally customize the look of your TD-20KX and the TD-30KV V-Drums Kit?         When it comes to accessorizing your V-Drums kit, the sky is the limit!  You can completely customize the look of your V-drums kit to reflect your personality, playing style, or musical genre. How about a traditional marine…