The entry level edrum market seems to be getting more interesting by the month. As time go on, more entry level edrum sets are getting more and more unique. I believe this is because Medeli is now custom manufacturing electronic drum sets based on customer (distributors) request. I first suspected this when the Simmons SD9K was released. Now, with the new SoundX SMI-1458 release, I feel more confident with this suspicion.
Here it is, the new SoundX electronic drum set Model #1458. First off, the pictures used here are from an ebay sellers page (maineboater). This is because drum set is so new that the companies own website doesn’t have information up as of the writing of this post.
The drum set is distributed by The Singing Machine company. They call their edrums brand “SoundX”. They are some what new to the edrumming seen however, they have sold two other edrum sets (SMI-1456 and the SMI-1460). It appears that SoundX drums are variants of Medeli drum sets, however like the new Simmons SD9K, this new SoundX edrum set looks to be custom made by Medeli for SoundX. I am not 100% sure that it is made by Medeli, but I am willing to put money on it base on the look of the new SoundX drum module and the pedals.
Two more thing I would like to point out about this new electronic drum set. First, it looks like SoundX wanted the look of their new edrum set to be a cross between the Roland HD-1 and the 2Box Drumit Five set. The second thing that I noticed, is the multi pin (DB-25) trigger input port. This looks a lot like the Roland TD-9 drum module. One more thing of note. If you look at the manufactured date on the back of the drum module pictured below, you will notice that it states September 2008. That shows just how new these electronic drum sets are!