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A modern and musical module
The highlight of the 500 Electronic Drum Kit is its state-of-the-art, DD500 drum module. This all-new module brings greater connectivity and controllability to the Digital Drums range than ever before.
Despite its comprehensive feature set, the DD500’s streamlined layout is designed to put you in the driving seat, with even its most advanced options only a couple of button presses away. With a setup as intuitive as this, you can simply switch on and dive right in, as soon as inspiration strikes.
Customise your creativity
Creativity is at the core of the DD500BL Kit. Every detail of each of the 329 individual drum sounds can be precisely tailored to your desired sound. Fancy a deeper snare tone? Lower its pitch. Looking for a more up-front kick drum sound? Adjust its compression and EQ settings in an instant.
Combined with the broad and extensive collection of onboard DSP effects, whether you want outlandish industrial tones or that organic, roomy, Nashville sound, the drum tone of your dreams is ready at the touch of a button.
From rehearsal to stage to studio
The 500BL's extensive connectivity makes it an ideal e-kit in any drumming situation. The integrated, stereo 1/8" AUX IN and 1/4" PHONE jacks allow near-silent rehearsal, while the headphones jack can also be used to connect to a PA or recording device for easy live and studio performance in full stereo. Alternatively, connect the L/MONO output to an amp or monitor, such as the Gear4Music sideKIK, for simple, instant amplification.
Powerful MIDI control
For programmed drum parts with that inimitable human touch, the 500 series' module supports MIDI control of your chosen DAW via USB. This bypasses the module's internal sound library, allowing the 500's pads to trigger any third-party sampling software, and opening up an entire world of extra drum sound options.
Cutting edge playing surfaces
The Digital Drums 500BL's pads provide the highly realistic and intuitive feel that drummers want from an electric kit. The snare and each of the three tom-tom pads have a separate sensor in the rim, allowing you to switch to rim-clicks, or, if you wish, assign an entirely different sample to this sensor for easy access to cowbells, tambourines and more.
With two choke-able cymbal pads, in addition to the hi-hat pad, you've got enough scope for a crash and a ride cymbal too, completing a physical playing experience that feels just like playing an acoustic set of drums.
Level-up your practise sessions
For those rehearsing on their own, the Digital Drums 500 Module contains a wealth of features to make those practise sessions both engaging and convenient. The easy-access metronome is ideal for solidifying your grooves and fills, while the unit ships with ten play-along songs loaded and ready to put your skills to the test. Or use the stereo AUX-IN jack to jam with your own tracks.
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The DD500 Pads
- Snare Pad: 8" dual-zone mesh snare drum pad
- Tom Pads: 3x 8" dual-zone mesh tom pads
- Cymbal Pad 1: Dual-zone crash cymbal with choke
- Cymbal Pad 2: Dual-zone ride cymbal with choke
- Hi-Hat: Dual-zone hi-hat pad
- Hi-Hat control pedal: 1
- Kick trigger: Trigger pedal
The DD500 Module
- Sounds: 329 high-quality voices
- Drum Kits: 15 preset kits - fully customisable
- Songs: 10 preset songs
- DSP Effects: Coarse, Fine, Release, Volume, Pan, Reverb, Tone
- Connectors: Loom connector, USB, aux. in, stereo headphone out, mono line out, power, tom expansion, crash 2 expansion
- Controls: Power, volume knob, +/- buttons, rotary selector, click, tempo, set up, voice, song, mute, return, kit
- Power: 12V, 1000mA, Positive Centre
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