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Millenium’s super-affordable NonaPad aims to make hybrid drumming easy

Millenium Drums has joined the hybrid-drumming party with the introduction of its extremely affordable NonaPad - an electronic drum pad equipped with nine rubber trigger pads, the ability to import your own samples, plus additional sockets for external triggers and pedals.

Millenium NonaPad

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The NonaPad comes pre-loaded with 608 sounds ranging from acoustic to electronic and percussion, making it simple to incorporate auxiliary sounds into your acoustic kit for live performance. 

As with similar designs, a two-by-three grid of square pads is joined by three thinner pads along the top edge, giving you nine assignable and playable surfaces in total.

Millenium NonaPad

(Image credit: Millenium/Thomann)

In addition to the on-board pads, the NonaPad includes sockets for connecting two external pads or triggers, plus you can hook up a pair of foot-controlled pedals or footswitches for even greater playability.

Internally, there 30 preset kits are options for editing, along with built-in effects including reverb, three-band EQ and a limiter a MIDI recording functionality. But it doesn’t stop with the on-board sounds, as the NonaPad also includes 512MB of memory for you to import your own wav files for triggering directly from the pads.

Millenium NonaPad

(Image credit: Millenium/Thomann)

On the back of the NonaPad, there’s a headphone socket, master volume control, L/R master outputs (1/4-inch jacks) a 3.5mm aux-in, 5-pin MIDI in/out, USB A (memory stick) and USB B (host) connections, plus the four trigger/footswitch inputs.

The NonaPad is available now (opens in new tab) priced at £166, and Millenium also produces a Percussion Pad Stand (opens in new tab) (sold separately) for £58. 

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.