Expressive power that inspires the player
The size that drums should be
We believe that the aDrums heighten the player's performance expression because of the way in which the feel and appearance of each instrument's size matches the sound it produces. The 18" kick drum, 13" snare drum, 14" hi-hat, and 18" ride cymbal provide attractive visuals, and also preserve the same striking feel and distance as acoustic drums, yet are the perfect size that's not too large for home or studio. By providing plenty of depth for the kick drum and the floor tom, we let you experience the solid and massive lows of the aD5 both visually and by feel.
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. (PATENT PENDING)
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. (PATENT PENDING)
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. (PATENT PENDING)
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. (PATENT PENDING)
The kick drum supports the groove
As the foundation of your performance, the kick drum requires stability and high-speed triggering. With a unique buffer structure that both dampens and senses the beater's strike, we achieve a solid feel and high-speed triggering. The 18" shell and large spars deliver a feel of stability and assurance that let you mark the beat with confidence. Even for hard strikes using double pedal, you'll enjoy stable sensing and playability. (PATENT PENDING)
* If a felt beater is used, the felt will be more liable to wear.
Design that you'll love like an instrument
At every point, the aDrums artist uses excellent materials that raise the standard of instrumental perfection. All drums feature a real birch wood shell and solid black lacquer finish. Cymbals and hi-hat use a simple and ageless design that eliminates extraneous frills. Sturdy chrome-plated tripod stands make a strong statement about the way drums should be.
The aD5, the evolving drum sound module
The nucleus of your drum set, the aD5 is a fast and dynamic high-resolution sound module that supports pads from the major manufacturers, and features new concepts such as individual MIDI functionality that makes it easy to bounce the stereo audio of each instrument. Even after its release, it has been updated to continue its evolution. In conjunction with the aDrums, don't miss the experience the sound of great instruments that have been carefully recorded to capture even the air of the studio.
The ATV sound store offers a drum set that's uniquely your own
The ATV sound store provides an additional diverse choice of great instruments. Signature snares with rich resonance, vintage cymbals with well-seasoned tone, each sound overflowing with attractive personality. You can freely add instruments to the aD5 to build up a drum set that is uniquely your own.