With acoustic drum triggers on your cans, you won't have to choose between electronic and acoustic drums: you can have the best of both. Not only do triggers give you lots of recording potential, they also allow you to have more control over your sound during live performances. You'll have the natural feel of acoustic drums along with all the flexibility available through digital drum modules and effects units. There's nothing especially complex about drum triggering. The triggers attach to your acoustic drums and cymbals, picking up on every stick hit to signal a drum module in the same way that an electronic drum pad would. The key difference is that, with your acoustic drums, you have even more options. You can mic your drums to play acoustic sound and use your module for effects, or even mute the drums to play them like an electronic set without having to sacrifice their natural feel.
One of the biggest advantages of using triggers is the ability to completely eliminate sound bleed. Using open microphones on your drums will inevitably lead to picking up some of your bandmates' sound as well. Using triggers and a quality drum module allows you to get by with fewer mics, or even none at all, so your percussion will come through loud and clear without residual hints of the other instruments onstage. Read More >