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New Simmons SD5X

Published on May 23, 2012 by in eDrum News

Simmons (a Guitar Center owned brand) has updated its popular entry level electronic drum set (SD5K) with the new Simmons SD5X electronic drum set. This new offering from Simmons appears to be a hybrid of two new Read more…

 
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Roland TD-11KV & TD-15KV (NEW!)

Published on March 21, 2012 by in Drum Modules

Pictured above is the new Roland TD-11KV.

Pictured above is the new Roland TD-15KV.

With the addition of these new Roland electronic drum kits, Roland seems to have completed its current “new” line up of edrum offerings. The current complete line of Roland Vdrums is as followed: Read more…

 
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TrapKAT 5KS Powered by Kurzweil (Videos!)

Published on March 13, 2012 by in Drum Modules

It may not have been officially announced by Alternate Mode, but Youtube videos have been released showing the new TrapKAT 5KS in action.

For those edrummers that don’t know what the TrapKAT is, its a large 24 zone FSR midi trigger control surface (pic above of TrapKAT XL). The TrapKAT has been manufactured by Alternate Mode for many years. It is the only complete professional midi control multi surface triggering device of its size on the market today.  The particular sound engine on the new TrapKAT 5KS is the same PC3 sound set from the Kurzweil line of keyboards.

The teaming up of Alternate Mode and Kurzweil is great news. After watching the new TrapKAT in action, I have a few observations. I feel the base sounds are fantastic, however Read more…

 
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Numark, Akai, Alesis has Acquired Sonivox

Published on February 11, 2012 by in eDrum News

Jack O’Donnell who owns Numark Industries, Akai Professional, Alesis, ION Audio, and Alto Professional has announced his acquisition of Sonivox. As regular readers to Hellfiredrums.com you may remember that Sonivox was the company that supplied the Blue Jay Soundset for the Alesis DM10.

see:Alesis DM10 Sound Sets Are Here! 12/7/10

Sonivox is also the company the Alesis stated they were working with to develop software for their up coming IPad based drum module called the Alesis DM Dock.

see: Alesis DM Dock, iPad Drum Module!

Hopefully we will see more sound sets for the Alesis DM10 as well. For more info on this new development please see: http://www.kvraudio.com/news/18192

 
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Roland TD-30 Drum Module

Building on the success of the TD-20X, Roland has announced the new TD-30KV/TD-30K V-Pro Series electronic drum kits. The new TD-30 drum module builds on the Roland COSM interface with the new SuperNATURAL interface. Here is a portion of the description Read more…

 
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