Quick Look: This drum kit is an electronic nine-piece set, which is as good as the original. As difficult to learn as a standard set, the tenth piece is the module responsible for the cool job this equipment does. With a total weight of 40 pounds this drum kit is certainly not child’s play.
Taking half an hour to set up, it is not a hard task with the provided guide. Be warned if you are expecting an electronic set to be less space consuming than the standard. You will have to clear some room for it.
Since each piece comes with its own attachment clamp it can be placed anywhere in the aluminum stand or rack, and includes a second clamp for angle adjustment. This modular arrangement means you could set it up according to your personal preference.
The kick pedals are solid stuff. There are two pedals for the bass kick and the hi-hat control. The reservation is about how little they move despite being heavy even after very limited drumming.
It’s plug on time once the kit is up. The usual headphones, 1/8? stereo, 1/8? mix in, and USB are visible. A small switch alternates the kick type between pad and pedal. You could use a 1/8?to 1/4? cable for inter connect between the drum kit and the 8- track for instant recording. The 8- track can subsequently be connected to the stereo speakers for headphone usage and then you bring it on.
The sound is authentic and exciting. If you were thinking of ‘good’ your expectations will be exceeded. You could be listening to a regular drum set. An LED lights up each time a piece is hit. It is quiet as the pads are made of rubber, with the exception of the cymbals and the hi-hat where the stick making contact can be noisier. You can enjoy variety with a distinct array of 10 kits, 5 user kits, and 108 sounds to choose from.
The pads give you dynamic user feel. The lighter hit gives a softer sound and the harder the louder without any add on distortions. It will take some time to make sure that no beats are missed as you get used to the correct amount of pressure to be used. The snare needs special attention in getting it right as their appeared to be a loss of sound even though hit with solid rhythm. Each piece has its own volume control yet the issue with the snare could not be fully alleviated. The kit comes inclusive of play along patterns with tempo changes enabled, which are very helpful for practicing.
The DM6 will assist you to record even without an external device. A recording can be done directly to the module and then sent out.
It is for a serious musician tagged at $ 499. If you are into recording then this baby will suite you fine. What’s more, its sturdy cannot break easily and provides excellent customization from hardware to software.