Technology has steadily infiltrated our daily lives. Most people will say that it makes their lives easier, more convenient, and maybe even, more interesting. Everybody has a gadget on hand at any given time of the day, because nowadays, there is a need to be “connected”. There’s a popular saying that goes: “there’s an app for that,” and whether you like it or not, technology is already part of the norm. Technological innovations are wonderful things that keep society on its toes and encourage individuals to improve things that have already been established. Take, for example, the humble percussion instrument: the drums.
Throughout history, drums have been known as musical instruments that are only seen, and heard, in the background. However, with the rise and popularity of electronic drum kits, they are now something of great interest, worthy of taking center stage. Compared to acoustic sets, electronic drum sets are easier to set-up, bring from one gig to another, and even store away. They can also be played “quietly” if you use them with headphones, which makes it a great choice for those who don’t want to bother their neighbors. If you like the look of an acoustic kit but want the variety that an electronic kit provides, you can even have your acoustic kit converted into an electronic one.
For those who record their own music, electronic kits make that much easier because they can be connected directly to your recording device or computer. You can even change the sound that your electronic drums produce, based on the genre you want to play. You can add or take away accessories whenever you like, without sacrificing space. Basically, the electronic kit has made drumming more convenient and accessible for everyone. This may be why more and more people, budding musicians and professional drummers alike, are attracted to electronic drum sets. Here is a video that talks more about the difference between acoustic drums and electronic drums:
Technological innovations have resulted in a lot of great advances that have made drums more popular and enticing to beginning musicians. You don’t even have to be a musician to appreciate the wonders that technology has brought about. If you think about it, to get a drum set (or anything, really), you don’t necessarily have to go a physical store anymore. Technology has made it possible to buy your drum kit online and have it delivered directly to your home. If you are a beginner, you can even find online drum lessons and learn from great and well-known drummers from respected music groups. Imagine getting drum lessons from a rock star. What a time to be alive!
The rise of electronic drums and drum machines have become the forerunner of some of the most popular music today. Aside from technological advances on the instrument itself, there are also various accessories that have been created to accompany the new and improved drum kit and the experience it provides. With these innovations, the music scene has also grown and expanded. The future of drumming is definitely something to be excited about even if you’re not a drummer yourself.