NAMM 2008 saw in a flurry of electronic drum releases including new Roland V-Drums, Yamaha DTXtreme III and Alesis DM5 and USB pro kits. Add these to the recently unveiled Roland HD-1 Lite and it's safe to say there's an e-drum kit to suit everyone, regardless of budget.
To that list, please welcome Swedish outfit 2box and its hard-to-miss orange and black DrumIT Five electronic kit.
The DrumIT set stands on a lightweight rack with pads ranging from 8" to 14". Like the V-drums range, all the pads feature both head and rim sensors. A bell, ride and edge cymbal are also included, each with three playing zones and a rubber coating to reduce acoustic noise.
Here's what the brain has to offer...
- 10 dual-function trigger inputs
- low latency trigger interface
- 6 mono line out + stereo headphone out
- stereo audio in
- 128 user editable kits
- USB interface + PC / Mac virtual kit manager
- proprietary lossless compression format
- 24bit sound playback
The DrumIT Five is scheduled to ship in spring 2008 and although no price has been set, 2box assure us it will cost somewhere below €2,000 for the full kit. The distributor in UK will be Hand In Hand.