Drums

Here’s everything that affects the sound of your drums

When buying a new drum kit, there is a lot to consider when it comes to getting the right tone. Here are the most important factors to keep in mind.

You can get Arturia’s iSpark drum machine iPad app for free

Arturia will be giving away its popular 'iSpark' iPad drum machine app away for free for a limited, one month long period.

NAMM 2020: Behringer’s Roland TR-606 clone, the RD-6, is finally here

In the early Saturday hours of NAMM weekend, Behringer decided to pull a mid-week drop with a brand new Behringer RD-6 drum machine.

NAMM 2020: Promuco to reissue John Bonham signature drumsticks

This year at NAMM 2020, English company Promuco, (Professional Music Company), will put out a reproduction of John Bonham's signature drumsticks.

Snare drum shell materials: How different woods and metals affect the sound of your snare

Looking for a new snare drum but unsure of the type of drum to get? Here are all the different snare drum shell materials and how they change your sound.

The IK Multimedia UNO Drum Machine is a powerful new drum machine for the masses

The IK Multimedia UNO Drum machine combines the power of 6 analog drum engines with the flexibility of 56 PCM engines.

NAMM 2019: Roland rolls out the TM-1 trigger module for drummers who want to combine acoustic and electronic percussion live

New at NAMM 2019 is the new Roland TM-1 drum module, featuring two high-tech trigger inputs that are built for the stage or the studio.

Here are the best cymbal packs money can buy (2020)

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a cymbal pack, but once you know you want to, you'll need to find the right one. Here are the best cymbal packs.

Alesis releases Strike MultiPad percussion pad just in time for the holidays

The all-new Alesis Strike MultiPad comes jam-packed out of the box and includes a surprising amount of extra features and abilities for such a slim machine.

Soundbrenner’s new “Core” musicians smartwatch met its Kickstarter goal in 14 minutes

Music startup Soundbrenner announced a new follow-up model to their widely popular "Pulse" in early October and quickly surpassed their Kickstarter goal.

NAMM 2018: Yamaha announces DTX402 series entry-level electronic drum kit

At NAMM 2018, Yamaha has unveiled the a new entry-level electronic drum kit, the Yamaha DTX402 Series, as well as the new Crosstown lightweight hardware.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.