Electronic drum kits are divisive; on the one hand, being able to practice at reduced volume with headphone monitoring is a huge advantage, as is having a huge selection of tones at your disposal. But they never truly respond like a real drum kit - that's where ATV come in.
The incredible all-encompassing aDrums Artist Standard Kit has a 6-ply birch construction, highly responsive skins, boom stands and unbelievably articule cymbals.
Here's what ATV say about the Artist Standard kit:
ATV aDrums - Dynamics that are comparable to acoustic drums
Previous electronic drums had hotspots that caused abnormally loud sound to be produced when the center of the head was struck, meaning that the sound module had to narrow the width of the dynamics to make these hotspots less obtrusive.
The aDrums uses multiple sensors for the drums and cymbals, thereby providing a consistent sensitivity for the striking surface, and making it possible for you to express the full range that you intend, from pianissimo to fortissimo. The player's personality is fully expressed by grooves that are born from freely controlling a wide range of dynamics as on acoustic drums.
ATV aDrums Side stick whenever you like
We made it easier to play side stick. The side rim features a beautiful contrast between the natural wood and the lacquer paint, and uses the maple material that's ideal for our newly developed frequency-specific detection technology. The strike feel of wood and the side stick sound are perfectly matched to ensure great playability. Rim shot and side stick can be played separately without having to use a side stick button to switch between them as on previous systems, giving you much more freedom in your performance.
ATV aDrums Detect detailed pedalwork
Within a drum performance, the hi-hat is being controlled with the greatest detail. Most previous electronic hi-hats used contact-type sensors, which had limited detection precision and tracking ability. The hi-hat of the aDrums uses a non-contact sensor that allows high-precision sensing with no delay even when the pedal is opened and closed rapidly.
The hi-hat control algorithm of the aD5 has been optimized for this new sensor, delivering even greater expressive power and accuracy.
ATV aDrums More freedom for the cymbals
A newly designed pivot allows natural sway in all directions. Cymbals that can be played around their entire circumference do not require troublesome components such as a rotation stopper; simply place it on the cymbal stand just like an acoustic cymbal.
We have also paid careful attention to the way in which the entire cymbal bends when the edge is struck, as well as to the thickness of the edge; this lets us approach the playing feel of a bronze cymbal in spite of using a silicone rubber surface for its excellent properties of silence.
- Artist series
- Standard configuration
- Uncompressed stereo WAV multilayer samples
- High dynamic range
- Very low latency
- Mesh head drum pads in the look of acoustic drums
- Shells made of 6-ply birch
- Snare with additional side stick edge of maple
- Optical hi-hat recognition ensures faster and more accurate response
- Cymbals with silicone surface can be played on each side
- High-gloss lacquered shells
- Colour: Solid Black
- 18" x 12" bass drum (without hole)
- 10" x 6.5" dual-zone tom tom
- 13" x 12" dual-zone stand tom
- 13" x 5.5" three-zone snare drum
- 14" dual-zone hi-hat pad
- 16" dual-zone crash pad with stop function
- 18" three-zone ride cymbal pad with stop function
- Snare stand
- Tom / Cymbal combo stand
- Cymbal stand
NOTE: Module, throne, bass drum pedal and hi-hat stand not included.