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Ion IED07 Premium Rock Band Drum Kit for Xbox 360

by Ion See the Amazon Page for this brand
Xbox 360
Everyone
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)


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  • Compatible with ROCKBAND, ROCKBAND 2, and Guitar Hero for the XBOX360.
  • Two Color Assignable 12" Cymbals
  • Ultra-Quiet Velocity Sensitive Pads
  • All-Metal Kick Pedal
  • Sturdy, Fully Adjustable Aluminum Rack


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001E2OW1Q
  • Product Dimensions: 31.8 x 16.5 x 11.9 inches ; 33 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: September 15, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,735 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

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The wait is over for the next generation of musical gaming equipment. Whether you are an aspiring amateur, or a practicing professional, Ion's award-winning Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set for Xbox 360 lets Rockband players finally jam out with ease, letting your inner rockstar come out screaming.



The Ion Drum Rocker Premium Drum set can be customized to fit your drumming style. View larger.


Professional-grade design allows you to unleash your inner rockstar. View larger.
The Ion Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set Features:
  • Completely customized set-up.
  • Ultra-quiet velocity-sensitive drum pads.
  • Sturdy, all-metal kick drum pedal.
  • Professional design from Alesis, one of the largest electronic drum manufacturers in the world.
Game Critics Awards Winner
Rockband, which took the gaming world by storm in late 2007, was followed by the highly-anticipated sequel, Rockband 2 that was released in September of 2008. With Rockband 2 came Ion's Drum Rocker Set, which quickly took the Game Critics Awards top spot in 2008's Best Peripheral/Hardware category.

Professional-Grade Aluminum Rack and Pads
While other drum controllers force you to use their configuration with a pre-molded, plastic array, the Drum Rocker's professional-grade aluminum rack lets you position your snare, tom and cymbal pads the way you want. Not only can you play your hi-hat with a right-hand crossover by placing your cymbals anywhere around your kit, but by mounting your pads to the drum rack with the included metal L-arm and clamp system, you can tilt, swivel, raise and lower the cymbals to whatever position you want.

Drum Rocker's velocity-sensitive drum pads feature an ultra-quiet playing surface and a more natural and consistent stick rebound than your average pad. The pad housing is made of a hi-impact plastic, which means that no matter how much you punish them night after night, they will always be ready for more.

The Drum Rocker's all-metal kick drum pedal is also designed to take abuse. It offers the perfect amount of tension to replicate the feeling of a real drum pedal. And keeping in line with its set-up flexibility, the kick drum pedal comes with Velcro and retractable spikes, allowing you to place it in the most comfortable position.

Go Beyond Gaming into Real Music
Built by the engineers at Alesis, one of the largest manufacturers of professional electronic drums in the world, the Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set delivers the most realistic drumming experience available to a gamer.

But when you're ready to move from playing the game to playing in a real life, you can swap the game controller module with one of the professional drum brains made by Alesis, such as their DM5 drum module, or any other drum brain that accepts a quarter-inch output. (Drum modules are sold separately.) And with the option of purchasing a third cymbal, you can round out your kit and move beyond gaming and onto the stage.

The Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set is compatible with both Rockband and Rockband 2 for the Xbox 360.




The Drum Rocker comes with cymbals, kick pedal, and drum pads.
View cymbal, kick pedal, and drum pad.

What's in the Box:
Aluminum drum rack, 4 drum pads, 2 cymbals, drum pedal, all mounting hardware and connecting cords, and 2 drumsticks.

Product Description

Drum Rocker delivers the most realistic drumming experience available to any gamer, regardless of platform. That's because it was built by the engineers at Alesis, one of the largest manufacturers of professional electronic drums in the world. As a result, you get a kit that's designed to take a real beating, with all the positioning flexibility that professional drummers demand. While other drum controllers lock you down to a pre-molded plastic array of pads, Drum Rocker's professional aluminum drum rack lets you position your snare, tom and cymbal pads wherever you want. When you're ready to move from playing Rock Band to playing in a rock band, you can swap the game controller module with one of the professional drum brains made by Alesis, and you're ready to hit the road for real! Drum Rocker's velocity-sensitive drum pads feature a playing surface that is much quieter than other drum controllers. They also feel great – the stick rebound off of the pad is much more natural and consistent than anything else available. The pad housing is made of high-impact plastic, designed to be whacked on stage night after night. No matter how much you punish them, the Drum Rocker drum pads can take it. Complete the experience with up to three cymbals. There's nothing like finishing a monster fill by whacking a crash cymbal. Or crossing over to play your hi-hat with your right hand while you keep the backbeat on the snare with your left. Or keeping time on a ride cymbal during the chorus. Drum Rocker lets you do all that and more, with cymbals that can be placed anywhere around the kit. Drum Rocker comes with two cymbals and mounting hardware out of the box, and a third cymbal is available as an optional accessory. You get to decide how you want to use the two cymbals that come with the kit – set them up as a hi-hat/crash, crash/ride or hi-hat/ride combination, then add the third cymbal to round out the kit.

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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and FUN, but replace the kick pedal September 18, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For the serious Rock Band drummer, these drums bridge the gap between the video-game plastic drums and a real electronic kit. Each 4 pads and two cymbals (a third can be added, sold separately) can be adjusted, tilted, moved, and spread apart to feel more like playing a real drum kit.

PROS:
-Spot-on accurate with no missed notes or any kind of crosstalk between the parts
-velocity sensitive in Rock Band 2
-wide range of positioning of all main parts
-good build quality and solid for $300 e-drums (except *)
-assembly was quite easy, albeit intimidating and lengthy with the numerous parts (between hour and 90 minutes)

CONS:
-HATE the *kick pedal... noisy and cheap feeling.
-velocity doesn't have much dynamic range between light tap and hard bang -- minor point
-somewhat noisy, especially the high hat yellow cymbal
-customization/positioning can lead to confusion and frustration

On that last point: there's a reason the stock Rock Band drums are positioned the way they are... the 4 pads close together makes it easy to play the game, especially for non-drummers. This kit allows moving all the parts around, which is nice for creating the feeling of playing a real drum set -- but once back in the game, it becomes harder to play. Plus, adding cymbals makes additional (albeit optional) targets that take getting used to, so there some "swing and a miss" to overcome. Having a closed high hat cymbal "yellow" to the left of the snare pad "red" is cool to play crossed arms, but during the game yellow is always to the RIGHT of red. Also, the reach to hit "open high hat" on the blue tom is far from yellow cymbal, and it doesn't feel quite right.
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113 of 119 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fun Kit, but HORRID Ciustomer Service October 14, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I, sadly, have a mixed review of the DrumRocker.

When I initially received the product, I was very happy with the apparent quality, etc. As noted by some other reviewers, the foot pedal is not great, but is still a marked improvement over any other `stock' pedals to date.

After using the kit for about a week, the foot pedal broke (9/30/08). There is a small metal tab inside the pedal that hits a trigger/switch when the pedal is depressed.

The next day (10/1/08) I called the manufacturer and notified them of the breakage. I was told that I had to complete a "Customer Receipt for Replacement Parts" and return it to them by fax (a bit archaic, but whatever...). I completed and faxed the form that same day (10/1/08).

After about a week of not hearing anything from them, I called back and was told that nothing had been done with my original request because they "didn't stock replacement parts for the DrumRocker" because they "didn't expect it to fail so quickly" therefore, they could not fill my order. Nobody bothered to tell me this they simply ignored my replacement parts request. I am wondering how long they would have let that sit had I not called them.

The customer service agent with whom I spoke also told me that despite there not being replacement parts, he would "do me a favor" and get one shipped. After a week on inaction, they acted as if THEY are doing ME a favor by shipping a replacement for a defective part after ignoring the request for a week?

When the replacement part arrived a few days later it did not work. To replace my faulty bass pedal, they sent a hi-hat pedal - I guess the two are similar, but the switch inside seems to be different.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One step closer to real drums... September 18, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I received my set via Fed Ex yesterday. Everything was very nicely packaged and labeled in the box. Instructions were included but I feel could have been a bit more detailed. Not that I needed the help but I could see where some people new to setting up electronic drumsets might be a little confused or possibly set it up wrong.

Setup took maybe 45 minutes and they supplied a tool to tighten all the bolts on the stand. One thing to note: There is an adjustment at the top of the cymbal stand to keep them from rotating. This adjustment is an allan wrench which they did not provide for me. Luckily I have my own set.

Another thing to watch for... the cymbal holders are held in place with a metal loop with threads on the end. The wingnuts they supply are very large and the threads are not that long so I found myself stripping the very end of the threads trying to get the wingnut on. A trip to the local hardware store fixed this where I bought replacement nylon wingnuts. They are a lot more shallow and tighten down much further on the threads.

After putting it together and getting everything plugged in I noticed right away that the pads were amazing. Great rebound and very quiet. Single and double stroke rolls are a breeze. The cymbals felt pretty good but didn't quite have the same rebound. The kick pedal is really made to simulate a hi hat pedal so I was a little off-put at first but it still works quite well and is lightyears beyond the original stock RB1 pedal. I'm thinking about upgrading to either a Rock Pedal or an Omega Pedal soon. I've read that these will work just fine with the ION.

My first impressions of the kit with the Rock Band 2 game were very good. The pads never miss hits but unfortunately the cymbals still drop notes quite frequently.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars really good quality.
Purchased this for my 6 year old son. He really was not into the rock band game so i purchased a ddrum drum module and converted this kit into a free playing kit.
Published 21 days ago by Daveyland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great drum set for Rock Band
Best drum set ever, plays well, plenty sensitive. My 7 year old wails on this thing hasn't broken yet. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Cymbals do not work
Bought this set thinking it would be the best for Rock Band, given the extreme price. Since the beginning, both cymbals have not work correctly. Read more
Published 8 months ago by toddw72
5.0 out of 5 stars The only way to play drums in Rock Band or Guitar Hero
I've had this kit for years, and enjoyed two other kits at various work places, and they've all held up well and play well. I've also purchased the extra cymbal kit for fun. Read more
Published 8 months ago by AveryCloseCall
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock band
Our son really loves this and plays with it daily. He is actually getting really good at following along with the game.
Published 12 months ago by Roy
3.0 out of 5 stars Ion Drum rocker Xbox 360 for rockband
Bought this because it was better than the drum sets that game with the Rockband 1,2 & 3 games. Upgraded to a real Yamaha Drum set after owning the Ion for awhile. Read more
Published 12 months ago by William L. Mosso
4.0 out of 5 stars Great quality product
4 years later and this product has taken a beating like a champion.
This peripheral is upgradable and you can buy extra cymbals and even a second kick pedal. Read more
Published 15 months ago by N. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but loud
I love these drums for the price, but be warned that they are loud (specifically the cymbals) if you're playing at any advanced speed. Not recommended for apartments.
Published 18 months ago by Wes
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Purchase
i am actually enjoying not having to have in game errors w the drums missing feels good to do the drum rolls
Published 18 months ago by Leonard Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great rock band Drumset
This is a great set. Symbols are a bit shaky but its not a big deal. Best set I've had and I've gone through four different sets.
Published 19 months ago by Kevin7
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