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The ddrum NIO Electronic Percussion Pad, in this exclusive white color, puts a world of percussive possibilities at your fingertips. With nine responsive rubber pads, over 600 onboard sounds and the ability to load your own samples, the NIO unleashes your creativity. It comes loaded with 30 preset kits, including five kits from ddrum's own line, giving you a variety of acoustic, electronic and hybrid sounds to start. The two trigger inputs and two footswitch inputs transform the NIO into a fully functioning electronic drum kit for practice or performance.

Store and Load Your Own Sounds

The NIO provides 512MB of internal storage for you to load your own drum kits, loops or single sounds through the USB output. Whether you want to load kicks and snares you've crafted yourself or full drum kits to use live, the NIO puts that control in your hands. Once loaded, you can easily scroll through and select your custom sounds using the front panel controls.

Dynamic, Expressive Pads

The nine rubber pads give you a responsive playing surface to tap, strike and press. Their isolation from each other prevents crosstalk so each pad triggers the sound you intend. The pads have a dynamic response, allowing you to play softly or aggressively for a range of articulations. Their size and layout provide an intuitive interface for percussive expression.

Connectivity for Any Use

With stereo outputs, a headphone output and an Aux input, the NIO works for any situation. Connect it to your amp or PA for live playing, your audio interface for recording in the studio or just plug in headphones for private practice. The Aux input allows you to play along to backing tracks or songs from your phone, tablet or MP3 player. The MIDI in and out ports provide synchronization and control options with external gear.

Simple, Streamlined Controls

Despite its powerful features, the NIO is designed to be immediately accessible. Two dials control volume and kit/sound selection, with a digital screen displaying your options. Adjacent buttons allow you to toggle through choices and make selections. A metronome helps you keep time and the Record button lets you capture your playing to build your own custom kits.

ddrum NIO Percussion Pad White
ddrum NIO Percussion Pad White
ddrum NIO Percussion Pad White

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Broad surface of responsive pads
  • Ideal practice option in limited spaces or when traveling
  • Simple and streamlined front panel controls
  • Center digital screen shows menu options with adjacent toggle and selection buttons

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  • 9 isolated rubber pads
  • 2 dual trigger inputs
  • 2 switch pedal inputs
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • 1/4" stereo outputs L/R with volume control
  • 1/8" stereo AUX input
  • USB output (USB- B port)
  • 5-pin MIDI in and out
  • 30 preset kits (5 are ddrum series kits)
  • 20 user kits
  • 608 total sounds
  • 512 MB of storage for loading sounds or loops

collapse expand iconWarranty

One year parts and labor warranty on all Nord and Ddrum products with the exception of 30 day warranty on drum triggers.