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Go From Dreaming to Drumming with the New Fazley DDK-020 and DDK-040 Electronic Drum Kits
Are you pounding out beats on every table or other suitable surface every chance you get? If rhythm's in your blood, why not get a digital drum kit so you can start honing your skills the proper way and without bothering anyone? Fazley can help out and present two new-and-affordable electronic drum kits: the DDK-020 and DDK-040.
The DDK-020 and DDK-040: Shared Concept
Since the DDK-020 and DDK-040 are largely based on the same concept with only a few small differences, we'll start by looking at the DDK-020: a budget-friendly kit that's been built to offer young beginners a step-by-step guide through everything they need to discover what the life of a professional drummer is like.
A sturdy H-frame finished with durable couplers forms the foundation for the same cymbals and drums you'd get with a standard acoustic kit. However, here, the cymbals are flat synthetic pads finished with rubber contacts to help reduce noise. As such, it's nowhere near as loud as a traditional kit and, on top of that, where you'd normally get wooden drums with an acoustic kit, the DDK-120 features high-quality mesh-heads that have been designed to offer the same level of rebound as actual tuned-up drumheads. Fazley thoughtfully include two toms, a floor tom, a snare, a kick drum trigger pedal, a hi-hat cymbal plus trigger pedal, and a crash and ride cymbal. In other words, the same configuration as a standard drum kit, but in a more compact, much less noisy form - something your neighbours will no doubt appreciate as well.
The Drum Module
The drum module of the DDK-020 has been loaded with 12 built-in sound presets that can you hear by plugging in a pair of headphones or hooking up a speaker system. So you can work on your timing, the module offers a built-in metronome function, and there's an AUX input you can connect a phone, laptop or tablet to and play along with your most loved tunes. Via the fitted USB port, you can even gain access to a world of virtual drum software by sending MIDI signals to your computer and playing around with them in DAW software using drum-based VSTs. If you've already got some experience, you'll know exactly what kind of potential we're talking about here.
DDK-020 versus DDK-040
If you've kicked up a beat or two before, whether on a mate's kit or in a class, you might prefer a digital drum kit that closes in on that acoustic feel a little more. That's where the DDK-040 comes in. The included snare is outfitted with an extra trigger sensor, while the kick drum trigger pedal has been replaced with a mechanical beater and a kick pad equipped with a built-in trigger, finishing a set-up that allows drummers to improve their timing in a better, more authentic way.
The Fazley DDK Series Electronic Drum Kits
If you've decided that you want a digital kit but you're actually looking for something bigger, more flexible and future-proof, then take a look at Fazley's DDK-080 and DDK-120 kits. These models come with larger, four-legged U-frames as well as more options and enhanced comfort for slightly more advanced drummers. That said, these kits are just as perfect for beginners who are just getting to grips with drumsticks.