We take a look at two of the best beginner electronic drum kits.
Electronic Kits are the ideal learning instrument for beginners. They allow for practice where an acoustic kit just wouldn't work due to space or noise restrictions.
It can also be quite nerve wracking when you're trying to learn an instrument and you can become self concious with the thought that everybody can hear you! Electronic drum kits let you listen through headphones and keep things personal allowing practice at any time of day.
The term "Best" is pretty subjective, so rather than focus on one electronic drum kit, we're taking a look at two of the best electronic drum kits for beginners one from Yamaha and one from Roland.
Both kits have their advantages and we feel these are the best choices for beginners. These kits will ensure your practice time is spent playing and not fighting your instrument.
The Roland TD-1K is a fantastic option for beginners. It's affordable, extremely well built, compact and features an easy to use sound module.
The TD-1K is built around a sturdy yet compact frame, easily adjusted to support different heights, from kids to adults. This makes it a great option if you're space concious. The kick pedal is beaterless which keeps noise to a minimum.
The sound module features the sounds of 15 of Roland's expressive drum kits and includes some built in practice tracks and a Mix In jack to allow you to practice along to music on your music player.
There's even a built in coaching function, metronome and recorder to really allow you to get the most out of your practice sessions.
We have the TD-1K available in a bundle that includes everything you need to get started. TD-1K Bundle.
There's also the Roland TD-1KV that features a upgraded snare pad for an even more realistic feel.
Despite it's modest price tag, Yamaha have not cut corners with the DTX400K. The kit comes with 10 high quality drum kits incluiding samples of some of Yamaha's acoustic series of drums.
The voices include sounds from the high end DTX900/700/500 series of electronic drum kits, and include "Accent Articulation" so the sounds respond to the way you play. Vital to allow a beginner to hone their technique. All of the different sounds can be assigned to any pad expanding the possibilities even further.
The frame is sturdy and compact but allows for a whole host of upgrades should you wish to build and expand on your kit.
The DTX400K includes warmup and practice routines to help maximise your practice time and can be hooked up to your computer to allow recording in to your DAW of choice.
There we have it! A brief look at two of the best starter electronic drum kits available. You can find electronic drum kits for all budgets and playing levels right here on the Wembley Music Centre Website.