DIY MIDI drum pads!

diydrums.jpgPeter Kim sent this along- Handy musician Nathaniel Andrew has step-by-step instructions for building DIY drum triggers on the cheap. (via audioserve) You’ll need to score yourself some cheap Remo practice pads, and there is a little bit of hard work, though nothing impossible. Nathaniel claims the whole job takes 20 minutes, requiring only some standard components from Radio Shack, a soldering iron, a small piece of sheet metal, an X-acto, epoxy, a drill, and cutting sheers.

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  1. Great article. A buddy and me made a similar kit using a PVC for the rack, and plywood and rubber for the pads. Played pretty darn good but certainly didn’t look as clean as this one. It’s amazing though how simple the pads really are, even my $5000 Roland V-drums are basically just these same piezo’s mounted behind a foam cone with the tip of the cone pushing against the back of the drumhead. The real magic here is in the brain, and in my opinion, nobody does it better than Roland when it comes to electronic drums.

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