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Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set


$300.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Minimal crosstalk between any of the individual parts. Very accurate response times across a range of music-based games. Pads have much better rebound than typical game controllers.

The Cons:Lengthy assembly time (over an hour). Kick pedal is noisy and feels flimsy when stepped on. Cymbals not as responsive or accurate as pads, require a bunch of tweaking.

Game Critics Awards Winner
Rockband, which took the gaming world by storm in late 2007, was followed by the highly-anticipated sequel, Rockband 2 that was released in September of 2008. With Rockband 2 came Ion's Drum Rocker Set, which quickly took the Game Critics Awards top spot in 2008's Best Peripheral/Hardware category.

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Professional-Grade Aluminum Rack and Pads
While other drum controllers force you to use their configuration with a pre-molded, plastic array, the Drum Rocker's professional-grade aluminum rack lets you position your snare, tom and cymbal pads the way you want. Not only can you play your hi-hat with a right-hand crossover by placing your cymbals anywhere around your kit, but by mounting your pads to the drum rack with the included metal L-arm and clamp system, you can tilt, swivel, raise and lower the cymbals to whatever position you want.

Drum Rocker's velocity-sensitive drum pads feature an ultra-quiet playing surface and a more natural and consistent stick rebound than your average pad. The pad housing is made of a hi-impact plastic, which means that no matter how much you punish them night after night, they will always be ready for more.

The Drum Rocker's all-metal kick drum pedal is also designed to take abuse. It offers the perfect amount of tension to replicate the feeling of a real drum pedal. And keeping in line with its set-up flexibility, the kick drum pedal comes with Velcro and retractable spikes, allowing you to place it in the most comfortable position.

Go Beyond Gaming into Real Music
Built by the engineers at Alesis, one of the largest manufacturers of professional electronic drums in the world, the Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set delivers the most realistic drumming experience available to a gamer.

But when you're ready to move from playing the game to playing in a real life, you can swap the game controller module with one of the professional drum brains made by Alesis, such as their DM5 drum module, or any other drum brain that accepts a quarter-inch output. (Drum modules are sold separately.) And with the option of purchasing a third cymbal, you can round out your kit and move beyond gaming and onto the stage.

The Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set is compatible with both Rockband and Rockband 2 for the Xbox 360.

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Pros
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    Minimal crosstalk between any of the individual parts

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    Very accurate response times across a range of music-based games

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    Pads have much better rebound than typical game controllers

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    Very flexible in terms of arrangement, where most standard gaming drum kits are not

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    Ability to upgrade to a drum brain goes well beyond the capabilities of a standard controller

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    Robust drum pad construction, almost never drop notes

Cons
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    Lengthy assembly time (over an hour)

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    Kick pedal is noisy and feels flimsy when stepped on

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    Cymbals not as responsive or accurate as pads, require a bunch of tweaking

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