Electronic Drums

The Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

How to choose the right starter drum kit, cymbals, drum accessories or percussion instruments to bring out the best in your budding musician while maintaining your budget and sanity.

Roland Announces TD-17 V-Drums Family of Electronic Drums

Roland introduces the TD-17 Series electronic drum kits to the V-Drum family

Roland Introduces New Drum Products at Winter NAMM 2018

Roland announces a slew of drum products including Noise Eater Hardware, RT-MicS and TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module.

11 Great Gift Ideas for Drummers and Percussionists

If you're searching for the perfect gift for a drummer or percussionist, you'll want to check out these 11 fantastic stocking stuffers, gift ideas, and more.

Electronic Drums Buying Guide

Shopping for an electronic drum kit, drum module, triggers, pads or cymbals? Here’s what you need to know to get into digital drumming.

iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

Take a tour of the newest iOS-aware gear that's taking the art of drumming into spheres unimagined just a few years ago.

Dock Into A New Ecosystem Of Drums with the iPad DM Dock from Alesis

Transform your iPad into a fully-functional drum module loaded with sounds and training tools to sharpen your chops.

Back to the Future: Roland Rolls Out AIRA

New series links today's performance needs with Roland's legacy EDM gear

It's hard to believe that electronic synths, sequencers, and beat machines have been with us for going on four decades now. Roland led the march of the microprocessors that transformed the sounds of modern music; by the early 1980s the company's groundbreaking drum machines and synthesizers were reshaping the musical soundscape.

Drumming Up Conversation

Regardless of your specific drumming ability and the type of music that you play, buying a drum set is a big decision. It is easy to either keep it too simple, pick up a three- or five-piece drum set, and just not think about it again, or to make things too complicated by getting wrapped up in the dozens of decisions that you can make about various types of equipment. Whether you are in the process of buying your first drum set or you're interested in upgrading a few key components, you can get some great insight about drum gear from some professional drummers.

Mike Mangini: Dream Theater's Professor of Percussion

On the riser of academia or the main stage, Mike Mangini’s knowledge of percussion shines bright. On a firm foundation of science, Mangini catapulted out of his collegiate years in pursuit of like-minded, collaborative virtuosos. After 20-plus years of playing, teaching and preaching, the perennial student of percussion landed his dream gig: full-time member of Dream Theater. We recently sat down with the former professor.

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