Acorn Triple-D5 US Digital Drum Kit
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- Triple-D5 dynamic digital drum kit is a fully featured kit that plays really well, sounds great, is easy to use, is compact and roadworthy,
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Acorn Instruments Triple D5: Triple-D5 dynamic digital drum kit is a fully featured kit that plays really well, sounds great, is easy to use, is compact and roadworthy, offers incredible value and is ideal for live performance, practicing or computer music composition. Most importantly, Triple-D5 is a great instrument. Utilizing digital technology it delivers vast choice of sounds recorded from renowned acoustic drum kits. Each type of pad is controlled by its own velocity curve to provide as dynamic and consistent a response as possible. The rubber coated pads provide just exactly the right amount of bounce to make the kit comfortable to play, and avoid fatigue. We stock a wide range of electronic drum kits at Camden Sounds and the Triple D5 is right up there with the very best of them. The included drum brain feature both internal sounds and USB for external connectivity. The internal library of sounds range across pretty much any style, from standard acoustic, rock, reggae, latin and jazz, to electronic, dance, experimental kits and plenty in between. The professionally sampled instruments were recorded using a selection of close and overhead microphones as well as a wide selection of high-end acoustic drums. The techniques captured the characteristics of each instrument and the final result is a great selection of well produced kits.
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Price – The Acorn Triple-D5 US Digital Drum Kit is available for an awesome price on Amazon, under $300 with free shipping. I used $100 of my AmEx points so I only paid $175!
Set-Up – The drum kit is easy to set up. It takes about an hour to unwrap and assemble the pads, pedals, wires, and rack.
Durability – The kit seems solid and sturdy. I think these pads can take a beating, but only time will tell. I am considering replacing the rubber heads with custom mesh heads (if possible) for an even more realistic feel. The rubber pads are still great right out of the box.
Pads – The snare has two zones so you can have fun nailing down some rim shots. The kick pedal and pad are all-in-one, which is very convenient. All of the pads are very responsive so you do not have to hit them very hard. My wife says she cannot hear the pads when I play with headphones.
Sounds – The “acoustic kit” sounds fine through my Altec Lansing computer speakers and subwoofer when playing solo or jamming with band at low volumes. The brain is certainly no Yamaha or Roland in terms of getting highly realistic sounds, but for this price, there is nothing better. I may replace the Triple-D5 brain with a used Yamaha down the line.
Recording – GarageBand instantly recognizes the kit as a midi device and the pads are already mapped to the appropriate virtual drum sounds. I plan on tweaking some of the sounds to my preferences in the near future. You can also plug in the drums directly to computer’s audio input.
Performing – I am comfortable jamming live with guitars, bass, and vocals in my basement. It is nice to rehearse at low sound levels since I am already pretty deaf from several decades of live concerts. I am not sure that I would take this kit on the road, but if you were a professional drummer, you wouldn’t perform with a $300 electronic drum kit anyway. I do believe you can perform a few local live gigs with few problems if need be.
Conclusion – These are excellent drums for the price. I recommend this kit for beginners and non-drummer veteran musicians (there is a difference in my book). It is good for amateur home studio recording and rehearsing late at night.
Keep on rocking, and good luck with your quest in finding the right electronic drum kit that works for you.
- Setup is easy, I didn't even use the instructions.
- The set is easily adjustable so you can configure it for your comfort.
- Easy to pack up and throw in the car (like, to take to her mom's house...MWHAHAHA!).
- The bass, snare, and crash have consistent, quality sound.
- There is a decent internal library of sounds that my daughter has enjoyed jamming along with.
- Instructions seem to actually be helpful. My daughter was pressing random buttons on the brain and changed the sound of the toms to more like water drops. When she asked for my help, I handed her the instructions and told her to start reading. She did, and within ten minutes she had them fixed. She is now changing settings on the brain to make all sorts of sounds.
- The pedals slide easily across hard flooring, I had to get a large rug to put under the entire set to keep them from moving during play.
- The sound from the pedal cymbal is so quiet you can only hear it when it is the only thing you hit.
- I can't get the volume on the brain and the amp to make the drum sound louder than the sound of the stick hitting the pad.
- When you first hit the toms you get a solid, loud register but rapid repeated hits aren't as loud as the first
- The tom-toms have a sweet spot the size of a quarter in the center of the pad, hits outside of it won't register any sound.
Maybe she will find something in the instructions to help with the cons I listed. I would read the instructions but I'm a typical guy and don't read instructions.