EZDrummer Free Alternative – MT Power Drumkit 2 Audio Units – VST Plugin

If your looking for a free EZ drummer alternative then check out the MTPowerDrumkit2. This free drum kit plugin is available for Mac and PC as an Audio Unit or VST. In my review video I test it out with my Roland / Quietest Electronic Drums – Home Made Low Volume E Drum Pads and show off some of the thousands of include grooves.

The MTPowerDrumkit2 has one multi layer drum sampler rock drum kit with a simple mixer and groove library.
The mixer section comes with multi out vol, pan, and compersion for each individual outputs, kick, snare and so on.

“The MT Power Drum Kit is a free drum sampler offering the powerful, high-quality sounds of an acoustic, realistic drum kit. Samples have been specially recorded and processed to make them ideally suited for use in pop, rock and metal productions.”

The MT Power Drum Kit Sampler claims that the drum samplers are pre-processed with compressors and EQs to make them a perfect fit for any mix.

The compressors built into the channels give you even more control over the level of compression.

You can choose from thousands of assorted rhythms in the comprehensive Groove Library and compose your own drum accompaniment. In particular, the innovative functions for creating fills generate very smooth and realistic drum tracks.

More Info & Download Here http://www.powerdrumkit.com

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For this DIY Electronic Drum Pads Homemade Cowbell project, I used an old Latin Percussion Deluxe Black Beauty Chrome Cowbell, a Pulse Trigger ( discontinued ), some rubber pads, a velcro strip and an old washcloth.

Making your own electronic drum pads and triggers can be fun, easy and save you a lot of money. In my last post, I made the quietest electronic drum pads I own out of Remo Roto Toms and some Simmons single-zone drum triggers. Today let’s take a look at a homemade cowbell drum trigger. If you’re using electronic drums you may also want to check out The Best Drumsticks For Electronic Drums Zildjian Anti Vibe Drumsticks Review.

For this DIY Electronic Drum Pads Homemade Cowbell project, I used an old Latin Percussion Deluxe Black Beauty Chrome Cowbell, a Pulse Trigger ( discontinued ), some rubber pads, a velcro strip and an old washcloth.

You can find some less expensive cowbells on Amazon if you don’t want to use one you have or pay a higher price. The Pulse Trigger I used is now discontinued but most other drum triggers will work or use a piezo trigger. As you can see in the video I stuffed the cowbell with a cloth and added some rubber pads to the hitting surface to dampen the sound but there are many others ways to control the volume if needed.

I plan to remove the rubber pads and replace them with one solid piece of rubber for a better look. Check out the video below….

My current setup is a Roland TD11 kit with Roland and homemade triggers and an Alesis Sample Pad Pro. The DIY Cowbell Tigger is attached to one of the Alesis’s sample pad pro’s Pad Inputs. In this video, I’m using the MIDI out of both the Roland TD11 Sound Module and the Alesis Sample Pad Pro to control EZ Drummer. You may also use an EZDrummer Free Alternative.

Are you making your own edrums?

Leave your thoughts, comments or questions below.

 

Quietest Electronic Drums – Home Made Low Volume E Drum Pads

Last summer I came across some used Remo Roto Toms for $29.99 at Sam Ash music store in New York City. They were beaten up and the stand was broken but I always though Roto Toms would make great electronic drums, so I decided to get them. After cleaning them up, adding mesh heads and Simmons single zone triggers, they turned out to be the quietest electronic drums I own. My top pick for best drumsticks for electronic drums also helps keep the volume low and saves your wrist and arms. Have a listen……

Quietest Electronic Drums Video

In this video, I compare the sound levels of my homemade Remo Roto Toms electronic drums with a Roland PD-125 pad, a Roland PDX-8 pad, a Roland PD8 pad, and a 13in snare with a mesh head.

Aside from looking cool, you will hear the Roto Toms are much lower in volume than the other e drums.

Adding roto toms to your e drum kit is a less expensive way to add more drum to your setup.

Cleaning Up Used Roto Toms & Making eDrums

Here’s a video playlist of me cleaning up Roto Toms and making eDrums out of them.

Video One: “$30 Remo Roto Toms Clean Up Baking Soda & Vinegar Part 2 of 2” In this video, I clean up these super dirty Remo Roto Toms with silver polish, water, backing soda and vinegar.

Video Two: “Simmons ST1 Triggers TEST mesh heads Remo Roto Toms to E Drums” In the second video I add mesh heads. drum triggers, make some adjustments to my drum module and demo the newly made drums.

Where To Get Roto Toms

You may not be as lucky as I was to get used Roto Toms for $29.99 but looking out for used ones will save you money. Also buying the non-remo brands will also save you some cash.

Here’s a list of Remo and other brands of Roto Toms.

Have you made any e drums? Feel free to leave any ideas for homemade e drums in the comments below.

 

Swing Jazz Piano & Bass Backing Track No Drums No Lead 140 BPM

Swing Jazz Piano & Bass Backing Track 140 BPM

Tempo: 140 BPM
Time: 3:42

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Jazz Piano & Bass Backing Track No Drums No Lead 120 BPM

Jazz Piano & Bass Backing Track No Drums No Lead 120 BPM

Tempo: 120 BPM
Time: 3:59

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