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Summary : This drum pad is one of the nicest looking ones out there and the best part is that it is rather easy to customise the sounds - a feature that is rare to find on machines like this. Well worth a try, highly recommended as the best starter electronic drum kit!
Pyle-Pro PTED01 Digital Drum Kit
Drums are all the rage these days. It seems that the drum set is the instrument all the guitarists wanted to play, and the one that all the bassists didn’t have the guts to try… At least according to some of the best drummers in the world today. Regardless as to the validity of these opinions, it’s true that the drum set has become a highly popular instrument, at least in concept, and the growth of the electronic drum market has made clear that at least some are capitalising on the interest. The Pyle-Pro PTED01 Electronic Drum Pad is a table-ready drum pad, which is one alternative to a full-blown drum set. Let’s take a look at it.
Who It’s For
When looking at the Pyle-Pro PTED01, the question of, ‘Who is this for?’ immediately comes to mind. This is because it’s not obviously for drummers – they play drum sets, right? – and it’s not obviously for electronic enthusiasts – they don’t usually play instruments, right? Really, the Pyle-Pro PTED0 is intended for those with an inclination to electronic production and percussive originality. It’s true that drum sounds can be simulated on a computer, but nothing quite provides the control over volume and rhythmic nuance that a drum-set does. At the same time, nothing quite affords the convenience of a keyboard like does… Well, a keyboard. The Pyle-Pro PTED01 strikes a good balance for those experienced with the former and interested in operating in production primarily through the latter.
Now that we’ve narrowed down the audience, it’s time to take a look at the features. In a nutshell, the Pyle-Pro PTED01 Electronic Drum Pad does what you want it to. Seriously. We could give you a features list, but it would be pointless. We can tell you what it doesn’t do – that would be a more relevant list that’s easier to make. First on the list is the fact that it doesn’t include a tremendous number of preset sounds out of the box. Well, it offers 215 percussive voices, but nothing in the way of specific drum sets. This is actually a good thing, when you think about it, since it allows you to build your library of styles as you go, rather than waste your time trying to find the one thing you want out of a sea of thousands. Other than that, though, it does it all. It produces high volumes, allows you to edit and record on the spot, is responsive to drum sticks, features a metronome, and the ability to create your own drum sets. It does all of this with high efficiency and at high quality, on top of all that, making it a truly great selection for anyone interested in electronic drum sounds, editing, and processing, or in just having a “drum set” lying around to experiment on. The Pyle-Pro PTED01 Electronic Drum Pad is an easy 6/10.