Decades after the first seeds of electronic percussion were sown with drum machines and early electronic pads, the hardware that enables drummers to enhance their sounds in the studio and on stage continues to evolve; and 2017 was a particularly abundant year.
As well as the usual advancements made to electronic kit technology, this year we also saw hardware aimed at the new breed of electro/acoustic hybrid drummers, premium triggers, groundbreaking drum production software and a brand new instrument that introduced us to the world of electro-organic percussion.
Things will obviously continue to evolve, but it’s safe to say that drummers have never had it better. Which bit of electronic percussion gear have you added to your arsenal this year?
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Last year’s winner: Roland TD-50KV electronic drum kit
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