SHURE PGA DRUMKIT 7 MICS
Shure have always been known for quality in microphones, but quality can come at a price when you’re looking to capture the sound of a complete drum kit. Not everyone wants to go out and buy a range of microphones to capture each drum. That’s why Shure have released the PG Alta range of microphones to deliver a budget priced solution for such a scenario.
Alesis SamplePad Pro
Having pottered about with the Alesis Sample Rack last month, it was nice to get into a drum module form those guys, especially given that I haven’t used one of theirs for about ten years now. So, after sending that unit back, this month I got to play around with the Alesis Sample Pad Pro, once I was able to pry it out of the hands of my slightly excited editor.
PEARL ELIMINATOR DEMON CHAIN DRIVE PEDAL
The Pearl Eliminator Demon drive pedal changed the game when it came out a few years ago. With its direct drive system and a swag of useful adjustability features, it was a favourite amongst many a drummer. Pearl have now released a slightly different version of the demon drive. The real key difference is that it’s twin chain drive instead of direct drive. The goal was to be able to offer a pedal that had all the awesome feature of the direct drive (of which we shall discuss here) but with the power and feel of a chain drive for those drummers that prefer that little bit of give on the pedal board.