New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)

1st Oct 2012 | 14:04

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
September's new drum gear

Every month, MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.

This is a collection of kits, percussion, accessories and more from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process, first reviewed in Rhythm issue 207 and published on MusicRadar throughout July.

Scroll on for this month's top picks and click through to read each product's full review. First up: a truly individual set of cymbals from Istanbul.

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Amedia Crash, Ride and Hi-hat Cymbals (from £115)
Truly individual styles and sounds from Istanbul

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Amedia offers a huge, temptingly different and potentially bewildering selection of genuinely hand-crafted cymbals, made in the time-honoured Turkish manner. Prices are, at the moment, exceptionally attractive.”

FULL REVIEW:Amedia Crash, Ride and Hi-hat Cymbals

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Mic Kit (£1149)
A flagship set from a new name in pro audio

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Lewitt's combined audio experience is evident in the Pro 7 kit. The innovative designs, road-proof build and excellent sound reproduction add up to a seriously impressive set of drum mics.”

FULL REVIEW: Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Mic Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

BUY Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Mic Kit currently available from:
USA: Full Compass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Pearl Ian Paice Signature Kit (£4999)
Deep Purple man's extremely limited custom setup

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“This is one imposing kit (cymbals, drums and hardware et al), with its exemplary build quality and fantastic sound. It is also highly collectable, so I think I would get those skates on and grab one while you can!”

FULL REVIEW: Pearl Ian Paice Signature Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Roland TD-11K Kit (£1000)
Roland's new TD-11 V-Compact series kit benefits from the latest sensing and DSP technology

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“A no-nonsense compact kit solution which, despite its compact size, remains capable, commendable and sounds great.”

FULL REVIEW: Roland TD-11K Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

BUY Roland TD-11K Kit currently available from:
UK/Europe: Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Gear4Music | Absolute Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass | American Musical

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Roland TD-11KV Kit (£1350)
The bigger brother to the TD-11K offers mesh heads

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“The TD-11KV offers a no-nonsense compact kit solution which, despite its compact size, remains capable, commendable and sounds great. It's worth the extra cash for the mesh heads.”

FULL REVIEW: Roland TD-11KV Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

BUY Roland TD-11KV Kit currently available from:
UK/Europe: Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Gear4Music | Absolute Music
USA: Sweetwater | American Musical

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2012)
Remo Mondo Cajon (£255)
Synthetic head and percussion specialists Remo unveil their first wood cajon

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Remo has produced an interesting twist on the way you can approach playing a cajon and the Mondo represents good value for money if you don't mind its rather plain aesthetic!”

BUY Remo Mondo Cajon currently available from:
USA: American Musical

FULL REVIEW: Remo Mondo Cajon

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 207)

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