Unlocking your creative potential is effortless when you're equipped with an electronic drum module. If you already enjoy the unique sound and style of an electronic drum kit, then the addition of a module will only open your mind to even more possibilities, as well as enhance, hypnotize, and captivate a listeners mind; taking them on a wild musical ride full of new sounds, nuances and spell binding rhythms.
Throughout the 80's, electronic drum kits dominated. And while today a lot of those early modules sound outdated and even quite cheesy, electronic drum kits and modules have improved drastically since then. In modern times, the amount of different effects, layers and sounds that can be created by an electronic drum module seems near infinite. In fact, they're often called "the brain" of an electronic drum kit; and it's really no wonder why, given the immense complexity of these amazing pieces of equipment.
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Electronic drum modules are available from the most recognizable drum manufacturers. The biggest names in drums and electronics, from Roland and Alesis, to Simmons, Zildjian and many others all have their own unique modules that are versatile, remarkably crafted, and affordably priced. Take for example, the Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger module. Updated from the 500 series module, this new version offers new levels of sound quality, along with an additional 250 new voices. Another more affordably priced option is the Roland TM-2 Trigger module. This battery powered module is small in size and provides an easy solution for enhancing acoustic drums with the versatility of electronic percussion.
Electronic drum modules have come a long way. Groundbreaking artists like Devo showed us how creative you could get by capturing our minds with innovative arrangements and mind shattering textures. Today, groups like Tool and Angels and Airwaves continue to amaze listeners with the usage of drum modules, both on stage and in the studio. Regardless of your age or level of ability, incorporating an electronic drum module into your playing can provide hours of fun, and will surely open your mind to new musical ideas and creations.