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Mesh Heads for an Authentic Drumming Experience
The WHD DD517-DX is equipped with mesh heads on all of the drums, including the kick drum, which give a thoroughly authentic drumming experience. Being carefully designed to feel as much like an acoustic drum as possible, the pads are also Dual Zone, offering Rim shots as well as drum hits.
All of the cymbals have a Choke function, and the Ride cymbal has an additional Bell hit function, making the whole kit as close to acoustic drums as is possible.
Realistic Acoustic Drum Sounds
The DD517-DX has an impressive 678 Drum and Percussion sounds, as well as 18 Hi-hat combinations, which have been arranged into 40 great sounding preset kits. These sounds can be used individually to create your own custom kits, and 59 user kits can be stored for future use. All user kits can be stored on an SD card, so you can take your sounds with you, and load your custom kits on to another compatible kit.
Perfect Your Technique
This kit has 120 preset songs which have been selected to give a wide range of fun and informative tracks for play along. Perfect for practice, the drum track can be removed so you can take this role yourself. In addition to this, an inbuilt metronome helps you keep time and improve your playing. The Sequencer function means that you can record your parts and listen back to them, or store them on the SD card so you can listen to them anywhere, which can be an invaluable practice tool.
Versatile Computer Connectivity
The DD517-DX is fully Midi compatible, with both USB and Midi in and out connections. This allows you to record your drumming straight on to the computer, or use your kit to trigger other Midi equipped instruments, making this kit a versatile performance tool.
With the SD card, you can easily transfer you recorded and sequenced parts on to another device, and with the Auxialliary Input you can connect any CD or mp3 player, allowing you to jam along to your favourite tracks.
"Curved rack tubes create an ergonomic platform where a sweeping circular motion helps us blast around the kit."
"Great value for money. Runs virtually silent, so it's ideal for those with neighbours. Mesh pads make for a responsive playing experience."
"This is yet another great value electronic kit from WHD which, thanks to the mesh pads and intuitive module, makes playing just that much more enjoyable." - Music Radar
WHD 517 Drum Pads
- Tom Pads: 2 x 8" Mesh with rim shot (dual zone), 1 x 10" Mesh floor tom with rim shot (dual zone)
- Crash Pad: 1 x 12" with choke (dual zone)
- Ride Pad: 1 x 14" with Bell and Choke (dual zone)
- Snare Pads: 1 x 10" Mesh with rim shot (dual zone)
- Hi-Hat: 1 x 12" (single zone)
- Hi-Hat Control Pedal: 1 with half open feature
- Kick Trigger: 1
WHD 517 Module
- Sounds: 678
- Drum Kits: 40 preset kits, 59 user kits
- Songs: 120 preset songs
- Effects Reverb: Yes
- Equalizer: 4 band
- Preset Song: 120, User Song: 100
- Song Parts: 7 (Drum, Percussion, Part 1-Part 5
- Play Modes: One Shot - Loop - Tap - Hit
- Resolution: 192 ticks per quarter note
- Power Jack
- Twin Output (Mono or Stereo)
- Aux in (stereo jack)
- USB Port
- SD Card Slot
- Trigger Input Connector
- 3 x Extra trigger input jacks
- MIDI in and out
- Power Switch
- Volume: Master - Phones - Auxiliary
- Drum off
The Latest in Percussion Design, Components and Sound.
WHD is a premium brand of Gear4music.com. Bringing together cutting edge percussion design and premium quality components, WHD instruments have been developed for the percussionist looking to take their sound to the next level. The WHD range includes orchestral percussion, acoustic drum kits, snares and up-to-the-minute electronic drum kits.
Each is constructed using only the finest materials, ranging from specially sourced Birch and American Oak, to super-tough hardened acrylic and quality aluminium. With design features including double braced hardware across the kits and professional REMO heads fitted on all acoustic drums, WHD goes far beyond what is expected from percussion at this price point. Completed by striking visual appeal and stand out tone, WHD are set to establish themselves as the discerning percussionist's choice, whatever style they play.