Boldly crashing onto the scene in late 1970s, the landscape of percussion has never been the same because of Simmons Drums. A pioneer in the industry, Simmons dominated the musical world throughout the 80s, and has continued to be the sound of electric drums and accessories into the modern era. Because of Simmons, when you hear electric drums, you know you’re in for a ride.
The go-to name in electric drums, Simmons revolutionized the drum world with their SDX. Introducing features never thought of before like zone intelligence, where the pitch, timbre, sample, panning and many other parameters are controlled by where you hit the drum, and sound layering which allowed multiple samples and many other effects to be triggered by strike velocity, the SDX truly showcased what electronic drums were capable of. Since then, Simmons has gone on to produce a number of new kits and are dedicated to continue to push the boundaries of drum technology now and in the future. Looking beyond the traditional kit, Simmons also creates drum pads and multi pads allowing drummers to work in any space.
Not just about the drums themselves, Simmons also offers a number of accessories to help augment and customize your set. With everything from monitors to practice pads to controllers, Simmons ensures you are able to get the exact sound you are looking for. As well, if you’re just looking to add to your current drum set, Simmons offers single pads, triggers and stands that emulate a variety of kit pieces.
The list of drummers who helped to develop and went on to use these pioneering drums at the birth of E-Drums seemingly goes on and on. From drumming legends Phil Collins of Genesis, Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson and David Robinson of The Cars, to Rock Gods Rick Allan of Def Leppard and Danny Carey of Tool, these drums seemingly transcend all the different eras of rock.
Regardless if you’re a novice looking for an introduction to drumming, or an expert looking to enhance your kit, Simmons is definitely the place you want to start. Reimagine what’s possible with your kit when you experience what Simmons has to offer.