As we’ve discussed at length on the show, electronic drums will never (say it with me) never replace acoustic drums in terms of feel and overall sound. That said, Roland’s new TD-4S V-Kit is really nice. I’m usually not a fan of rubber pads on electronic kits, but this one looks pretty good. Simpler, more streamlined stands, easier cable-wrangling. I’m sold. Check out the demo video Johnny Rabb (Friend of The Show) did at this past Winter NAMM in Anaheim. Roland’s started shipping these monsters. MSRP looks to be in $1,200 range.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=synAsXeOMr8[/youtube]
It’s a Drummer Talk Christmas as we recap day 3 of PASIC 2008. Today, we discuss Ari Hoenig, Terrance Higgins, Johnny Rabb & Marco Minnemann, Dafnis Prieto, Robby Ameen & Richie Flores & Jesse Carballo, and Ray Luzier & Seven Antonopolous.
Maybe this has been around for a while, but I just saw this over at Roland! It’s a slick electronic marching drum that comes with tons of sounds and features.
The new RMP-12 is the world’s first electronic marching-percussion instrument to incorporate Roland’s patented and unique muti-layer mesh head technology with a built-in sound module and Rhythm Coach. With its advanced V-Drums technology and wide variety of sounds, the RMP-12 offers enhanced playability, expressiveness, and versatility. It’s perfect for indoor and outdoor performance as well as for quiet practice. Unlike other practice pads, the RMP-12 offers an amazing replication of acoustic drums thanks to its realistic sounds and feel.
Their site has some amazing videos that feature non other than Johnny Rabb! You really owe it to yourself to see it in action.