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What are electric drums? Electric percussion can be one of the most versatile tools in a drummer’s arsenal. And our drum shop here in Newcastle has a huge range to choose from.
Electric Drums, also known as Electronic Drums, consist of a drum kit comprised entirely of electronic pads and triggers. Unlike regular acoustic drum kits, electronic percussion provides the player with more control over tone and dynamics. This allows for incredibly rich and detailed sounds which can range from subtle shakers and cowbells to thunderous crashes. Electric Drums are used in a variety of musical genres, from rock and R&B, to country and gospel.
It has become increasingly common for electronic drums to replace their acoustic counterparts in modern music production entirely.
In the following article, we’ll try to answer some frequently asked questions about electric drums. We will also look at a list of the best electronic drum sets on the market today.
Read on to find out what Electric Drums are, how they work and which are the best Drum Sets for you!
What is an Electric Drum Set?
An electric drum kit is a traditional percussion instrument (usually drums) that has been electrified with pickups, pre-amps and effects units. This allows the player to use unique sounds and techniques not possible on regular acoustic drums. While electronic drums are most commonly used in modern styles of music, they can be found in many different genres. This versatility makes them incredibly valuable to musicians of all styles.
The electric drum set is usually comprised of several pads, triggers and pedals which are played with sticks or hands. This allows the musician to produce percussive sounds that emulate anything from a jazz ride cymbal to an 80s synthesizer. Electronic drums are most commonly used in modern styles of music, but they can be found in many different genres. This versatility makes them incredibly valuable to musicians of all styles.
The first electric drums were created by Les Paul and Alvino Rey in the early 1940s. They used vacuum tube oscillators attached to the drums themselves to produce sounds associated with traditional instruments. Their design was quickly copied by other musicians all over the world and saw its commercial production in the early 50’s.
Read on to find out more about how electric drums work, their unique playing techniques and which kits are the best for you!
Drum Shop Newcastle
We have an epic range of Electric Drums available from our online drum shop and we also have a physical store in Maitland that is just 30 minutes from Newcastle and 2 hours from Sydney.