Electronic Drum Kits are one of the most significant developments in music technology, and incredible popular today, thanks to their versatility and convenience. The PMT Drum Shop offers entry-level beginner electric drum kits right through to stage-ready professional models. Brands include Roland, Yamaha, and Alesis. All in-stock items worth £99 or more are eligible for FREE Next Day Delivery, and for Reserve & Collect from any of our shops.
Electronic Drums come in a range of sizes and styles. But most kits have the same elements as an acoustic kit, with snare, toms, bass pad and cymbals. Electronic drums have advanced greatly over the last two decades and today feel very much like their acoustic counterparts, and offer much more sounds!
The biggest advantage of the electric drum kit is the ability to play directly to headphones in environments when sound levels need to be kept to a minimum, and their easy transportation and set-up. The electronic drum kit has become a regular feature with session musicians due to the wide range of sounds on offer and its convenience in studio situations. They are the best choice of drum kit to play at home, but increasingly more and more pros are also using them live at gigs.
Whatever your skill level, there's an electronic drum kit that'll fit your needs and budget.
An electric drum kit works by connecting the tom pads to a synthesizer unit known as the 'drum brain'. The brain generates the sound once the triggers in the tom pads have been hit. The standard of the drum brain will determine the sound quality and overall ability to fine-tune and process the sound, the better the brain the better the emulation of a real acoustic kit will be. Ranges such as the V-Drums and DTX get the closest to the real thing.
If you're still not convinced an electronic drum kit is the right choice for you, there's only one thing you can do: try one in-store! At our PMT House of Drums shops spread around the UK, you can try several different electronic drum kits, all setup and ready to go, and talk to our product experts who'll be there to help you with any questions, so you can choose a kit that's right for you!