The choice of buying an electronic battery , instead of a classic battery , depends mainly on external factors: for example, it can be a good choice if you live in an apartment and your neighbors are particularly intolerant!😉
An electronic drum set allows you to play freely without worrying about those around you. Just adjust the volume of the instrument, or connect the headphones, and you’re done!
But beyond the neighbors (who can not appreciate your artistic skills) to make the right choice among the many models you need to make a clarification on the elements that make up an electronic drum .
For this reason, we have decided to put our experience in the sector at your disposal and give you the necessary guidelines for your purchase!
Electronic battery: the key elements for choosing
Would you like to buy your battery but do not know how to orient yourself? Do not worry, we’ll help you make the right choice for you.
First of all, the electronic battery offers many advantages compared to the classic version. It is lighter and takes up less space, so if you decide to transport it, it will be much easier to do it. In addition, you can decide to play it at any time of the day or night, thanks to the ability to turn down the volume and put the headphones: finally nobody can stop when, at 2 am, you’ll want to practice!
But let’s get to the point and see what are the important elements to choose the electronic drums . For simplicity we have summarized them in some fundamental points.
The type of pads
The pads are divided into two types:
- to use tom / snare
- for flat use.
In the first case, the pads to use tom / snare , we can distinguish four categories including those made of rubber, Mesh, TCS and equipped with mylar skins. In the case of flat pads , we can identify two categories: rubber and metal.
That said, for each pad there are variables related to the natural sound, the noise that is heard outside the headphones when you beat the wand on the surface, the response times and the feelings that transmit you when you play.
For example, pads with Mesh skins are quieter than those in TCS. In both cases the touch response and the sensation they transmit are decidedly of a high standard. On the contrary, instead, the pads with traditional leathers may seem like the best choice, but in the long run you will realize that an electronic set can not mount the same skins of an acoustic set .
There are models of pads to practice , like the one designed by Vic Firth , made with a rubber surface that allows you to perform the exercises in silence.
Drum set size
And here we are at the last key element for the choice of electronic drums : the size of the set. Deciding to buy a bigger model and think about a smaller and lighter one depends on your needs.
If you’re going to play drums in a spacious studio, you can focus on a larger model. Otherwise, on the other hand, it will not be difficult to find an electronic battery that is easy to position and transport in any artistic context.
We suggest the Medeli digital battery , compact and foldable was designed for those who want to start with the study of the battery . Ideal if you have little space available to devote to the study!
Do you feel ready to choose your instrument or do you want to discover other models before making your decision? Well, then visit the page reserved for electronic batteries … you’ll be spoiled for choice!