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DIY Electronic drums

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LOGIZTIX’s instructions for building your own electronic drums – “Building your own electronic drum pads may seem like a difficult task. The concepts behind electronic triggering are actually quite simple. A piezo acts much like a microphone. It picks up shock waves and passes them to your drum module to interpret. The trick is getting the most accurate representation of your sticking action to the module without sacrificing the feel of a real drum. This design accomplishes both goals.” [via] – Link.

4 thoughts on “DIY Electronic drums

  1. Or just slap a piezo transducer on the bottom of a scrap of plywood and cover the top with two layers of heavy-duty pond liner from home depot.

    Looks crappy, works like a charm.

  2. If you’re planning on triggering Roland or Yamaha EDrum modules you’re gonna want to terminate the piezo with a TRS jack. The archives at EDrum 4 Free (http://edrum.for.free.fr/) are loaded with obsessively detailed DIY electronic drum kit projects…

    Highly recommended.

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