Ion Audio IED01 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

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233 drum sounds. Complete MIDI implementation.

It's true what they say: practice makes perfect. What they don't say is, practice also makes noise, especially if you're practicing on the drums! While daily practice will undoubtedly benefit your playing, it's not quite as enjoyable for those who have to listen to you master that one fill over and over. If you want to keep your snare rolls sharp while also keeping your housemates happy, the Ion Audio IED01 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit is the perfect solution.

Electronic drum kits typically cost thousands of dollars, putting them out of the reach of many beginner and semi-pro percussionists, but not the Ion Audio IED01. Ion Audio has made it their mission to bring professional audio solutions to the masses, and the IED01 lets anyone enjoy the benefits of a full-sized, virtually silent drum set for practice or home recording. Best of all, it comes with everything you need to start jamming right away.

Complete Drum Package
You'll be able to hit the ground drumming when you get your all-inclusive Ion Audio IE01 electronic kit. The sturdy and fully adjustable rack frame supports the five rubberized trigger pads. Two foot-pedals are included, one for the hi-hat and one for the kick. All necessary wiring is provided to hook up to the included "brain," and you even get a pair of sticks and a set of high-quality headphones. All you'll need is a space to set them up and an outlet to plug into! Should you ever decide to expand your kit, Ion Audio makes affordable, high-quality cymbal read more and pad triggers that can be added to your setup in a cinch.

Inspired Practice
The IED01 is powered by the IDM01, Ion Audio's easy-to-use, realistic-sounding drum machine "brain." With 233 onboard sounds, practice has never been more fun! To help recreate the feel and response of real drums, the Ion Audio Five-Piece Electronic Kit utilizes what's called "Dynamic Articulation." Simply put, as you strike the trigger pads harder, you not only get an increase in volume, but a shift in the basic tonal characteristic of the sound. This results in a more realistic-sounding performance, and a more effective practice for drummers working on their dynamics control. For working on rhythm, the IDM01 is pre-loaded with 50 preset patterns to play along with. The IDM01 also lets you record and store your own patterns as you start coming up with your own grooves--not just a cool song-writing feature, but an indispensable tool for self-evaluating your own-playing!

Home Studio Tool
In addition to storing patterns, the Ion Audio IED01 drum kit brain offers full MIDI connectivity. With MIDI you can hook your electronic drum set up to most recording software and trigger software samplers and virtual instruments. You may not have a drum room in you home studio setup, but that doesn't mean you can't have great-sounding drum tracks in your projects. With the IE01 triggering your software instruments, you'll get a more realistic-sounding performance, because playing the Ion Audio electronic kit is more like playing on a real acoustic set. Your songs will come to life like you never thought possible.

The Ion Audio IED01 Five-Piece Electronic Drum Kit is the quickest and easiest way to get into drumming. You get the feel of playing on an acoustic kit and the convenience and flexibility of an electronic kit, all at a price that makes the IED01 as easy to own as it is to play!
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Ion Audio IED01 Electronic Drum Set

The iDM01 features a great selection of 233 realistic, natural drum sounds, offered both in dry form and sampled with Ion's incomparable digital reverbs. Ion's exclusive 'Dynamic Articulation' feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances. The iDM01 features 50 preset patterns with enough built-in rhythmic variations (with A, B and two fill sections) for composing complete arrangements, and creating and saving your own customized patterns and songs. Plug the headphones, included in the kit, right into the headphone jack for discrete practicing. Plus, the iDM01 also provides complete MIDI implementation, flexible programming and editing features and velocity-sensitive pad buttons.

Set includes:

1 snare drum pad

2 tom tom pads

1 cymbal pad

1 high hat pad

1 kick drum foot switch

1 open high hat foot switch

1 set of drum sticks

iDM01 drum machine


Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (371 ratings)
Submitted February 27, 2008 by a customer from
"Good for the price - is great for practice - isn't top quality, but what can you expect in this price range"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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This set is good for people who want to learn how to play the drums or just have to practice with. I don't think they are very gig worthy, but could be used. For the price, you don't have many options in this price range. That being said, if this is all you can afford, go for it. You will want to upgrade the kick pedal, believe me!

For the price, the sound quality is pretty good. It has the alesis drum brain... There aren't a million drum sounds, but enough to get a good basic drum set sound.

The rack system and parts aren't going to win in a "tuff" contest, but do their job. The kick pedal, hardly can call it a kick the weakest link in this set. It isn't very accurate and will "double kick sometimes". I wanted a double kicker anyway, so I bought a kick trigger to work with my double pedal. This made the set about 10 times better. The pads are actually pretty nice. They have good response to them and have a good rebound.

Ease of Use
This is VERY easy to set up. The drum machine takes some time to get used to, but that is the way they all are.

It isn't close to the best electronic drum set, but what can you expect for $250-$300? For the price there really aren't any other electronic sets out there. This will get get the job done and is pretty fun to play.

Don't expect a top of the read more line roland could you for how cheap this set is priced. If you are like me and don't have much extra $$$, this set will do it's job. It is great for practice if you don't have room for a real drunm kit to be setup. Also, it is great if you have neighbors that don't care for a constant 4/4 beat!

Manufacturer Support
Don't know, never have called for support.

The Wow Factor
It's not going to win any beauty contests, but it gets the job done.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal
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