Roland TD-4KP Review: The Portable Kit for the Drummer on the Go

Roland TD-4KP Portable Electronic Drum Kit
Roland TD-4KP Portable Electronic Drum Kit

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Are you looking for a great sounding electronic drum kit that you can pack up quickly and carrying to a practice session or a gig all by yourself? If so, then you’ve come to the right place, because the Roland TD-4KP (P = Portable) fits the bill.

If you just need a small e-kit for a tight space, you’ve found the right one in the TD-4KP as well. This set has a tiny footprint compared to most others in the market.

In the review, I’ll take a look with you at this sometimes overlooked offering from Roland. I think you’ll see that, just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it’s lacking in quality. Continue reading “Roland TD-4KP Review: The Portable Kit for the Drummer on the Go”

Yamaha DTX720K and DTK760K Electronic Drum Set Review

Yamaha DTX720K Electronic Drum Kit
Yamaha DTX720K Electronic Drum Kit

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The Yamaha DTX720K and DTX760K aren’t quite the company’s top of the line electronic drum sets, but they’re close. Both of these DTX700 series kits are high quality sets of instruments.

It’s unfortunate, then, that it is so hard to find complete information on these kits. Yamaha’s own videos no longer match their offerings. The videos are about the DTX700K, DTX750K, and DTX790K, as of this writing. But they sell only the DTX720K and DTX760K.

In this review of the Yamaha DTX700 series, I’ll do my best to explain what you apparently do get when you purchase one of these kits. I’ll also show the differences between; that is, upgrades and additions from the Yamaha DTX720K to the Yamaha DTX760K. Continue reading “Yamaha DTX720K and DTK760K Electronic Drum Set Review”

Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K Review: In a Word, Solid

Yamaha DTX522K
Yamaha DTX522K

When you want a solid, midrange electronic drum set that will last you a good, long time, one brand to look at is Yamaha and their DTX502 series.

I’ll cover all three of their current 502 models in this review – the DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K – because they are so similar to each other. Continue reading “Yamaha DTX522K, DTX532K, and DTX562K Review: In a Word, Solid”

Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit Series Overview and Review

Yamaha DTX522K electronic drum kit
Yamaha DTX522K electronic drum kit

Yamaha electronic drum kits are some of the most popular sets in use today. It seems that especially the 400 and 502 series kits are very well liked.

In this article I’ll briefly look at the sets available (plus one discontinued model) in all four of their series – the 400, the 502, the 700, and the 900. (I’d be interested to know why it’s the 502 and not the 500 series.) Continue reading “Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit Series Overview and Review”

Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Kit Review: Too Lite or Just Right?

Would you like a little extra glitz to go with your drumming? If so, the Alesis DM Lite electronic drum kit may be just what you need.

Quick to setup and compact in size, the Alesis DM Lite has light-up LED drum and cymbal pads that produce a blue mini light show around the rims when hit. Continue reading “Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Kit Review: Too Lite or Just Right?”

Alesis DM6 Nitro Review: DM6, USB, Nitro…Huh?

I intended this article to be a review of the Alesis DM6 Nitro kit. However, during my research, I discovered that Alesis also has a kit called the DM6 USB (which was formerly called the DM6 kit) and a kit called simply the Nitro.

This confusing set of names begged for a comparison of the three sets, so that’s really what this article will be – a look at the DM6 Nitro, the DM6 USB, and the Nitro.

We’ll see by the end of the article which one is the most recommended. Continue reading “Alesis DM6 Nitro Review: DM6, USB, Nitro…Huh?”

Alesis DM10 Studio (Mesh) Review: Is It Really Fit for the Studio?

As I have mentioned elsewhere, Alesis uses the DM10 label for several of their electronic drum sets. The DM10 Studio Kit and DM10 Studio Mesh Kit are large, 6-piece drum sets that are at the top of the Alesis electronic line.

Let’s take a look at these two similar sets to see which one would suit you best. Continue reading “Alesis DM10 Studio (Mesh) Review: Is It Really Fit for the Studio?”

Alesis DM10 X and DM10 X Mesh Kit Review: To Mesh or Not to Mesh?

Alesis makes some nice electronic drum kits. Those in the DM10 line are some of the most popular. The only hitch is that they include the label “DM10” in so many of their model names that it can be confusing knowing which one you’re looking at. In this article, I’ll review two of them together – the DM10 X and DM10 X Mesh kits.

I might as well tell you up front (because you’ve probably already guessed it anyway) that the main difference between these two sets is that the one has mesh drums and the other doesn’t. Continue reading “Alesis DM10 X and DM10 X Mesh Kit Review: To Mesh or Not to Mesh?”

Alesis Command Kit vs Forge Kit Review: Is There a Winner?

There are three Alesis electronic drum kits that use basically the same “brain”. These are the Crimson, the Command, and the Forge kits. In this article I’ll take a look at the Command kit vs the Forge kit, so you can spot their similarities and differences. If you want to compare this to the Command set, check out this article. Continue reading “Alesis Command Kit vs Forge Kit Review: Is There a Winner?”

Alesis Crimson Mesh Review: Same As Command and Forge? Sorta.

If all you wanted was a cool looking electronic drum set, then the Alesis Crimson kit (aka Alesis Crimson Mesh kit) would probably fit the bill. Just the name “Crimson” tells you a lot about what this set looks like.

But looks aren’t everything, as they say. So let me take you through the features and specs in this Crimson Mesh review. By the end of the article, you should be able to tell if this kit will do what you want it to or not. Continue reading “Alesis Crimson Mesh Review: Same As Command and Forge? Sorta.”