stillkicken wrote:Why are ELECTRIC drums better then ELECTRONIC drums?
Have you ever seen a live concert where the drummer is all pads? I'm sure there must be one?
Electric Drums" can manipulate the heads and shells electrically to create new tones from induced tones. Also the "manipulation" enables head sticking tricks impossible to accomplish on any other type of drum. They do give a studio or live mic'd sound out of the kit of not only great drum tones but also electronic tones. I have videos on youtube. If you watch the Video's you will see a little more of what they're capable of. The videos are non-professional home shots of CHEAP PROTO kits.
The first and every time I played "drum pads" the orientation of sound from a separate speaker system instead out of the instrument was delayed and distracting. Guitars and keys live with it but drummers don't have to anymore.
I spent a lot of time with this concept using mesh heads but now I prefer real heads because they provide more resonate surface for the electronic tones.
Electric Drums are the only drums that have a subwoofer system built into real drums for producing tones of any type within the acoustical instrument !!! Electric Drums can be used with any brand tone or percussion module on the market. The electronic tone from any source will cause the shells and heads to resonate and produce new electro acoustic 3 dimensional tones unlike any you have heard before. Now your real drums can be made to produce any kit any tuning any time. Electronic tones manipulate the snares when desired to create wild ELECTRIC SNARE tones unable to be achieved by electronic pads. You can utilize controlled feedback to produce controlled sustain when sticking the heads. Best of all, the sound comes out of the kit not a monitor system! The tones in your present personal module will come to life when heard emitting from inside real acoustic drums. If you thought Vdrums sounded good out of a monitor cabinet you should hear vdrums in an Electric Kit. But that's nothing compared to what tone modules can do. Many tones like bass, bells, synth can create phatt percussion tones that sound nothing like the original source yet are so drum friendly. Or you can have any tone sound like the original source with a better timbre. Also trigger sensitivity is resistant to ambient noise while remaining sensitive to light touch.