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The global electronic drumming e-zine
The chosen few
There was a mix of new faces and old hands among the
winners of the 2015 digitalDrummer Readers’ Choice
Making e-drums mainstream
Electronic drums have been in retail stores for more than
30 years, but are still seen by many as a poor substitute
for acoustic drums. This prompted digitalDrummer to ask
some industry leaders if e-drums will ever be mainstream.
Racking up a new module
As module capability improves and pricing drops, Alesis
recently boosted its range with its SampleRack offering.
Allan Leibowitz tested the unconventional arrival.
E-drums get NAMMplified
This will go down as the year of the e-drum at NAMM, as
Allan Leibowitz reports from the biggest-ever show in
A Go-to snare
Taiwan’s Go edrum offers a growing range of products,
and digitalDrummer recently tested its 12” dual-zone
First Simmons still playing
Jim Barber’s claim to fame is being the very first
drummer to purchase and use Simmons in North America.
Think of the biggest acts around, and Brian Frasier-Moore
is probably driving the beat for them. Usher, Janet
Jackson, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake all rely
on him when they’re touring, and Allan Leibowitz tracked
him down in Paris, where he was playing with Madonna.