True Birch Shells. Expressive Digital Samples.
For rock to EDM, nothing beats the vibe of an acoustic kit onstage. ATV aDrums promise the look of a real drum kit with the convenience of electronics. Each club-sized shell is built from six plies of premium birch and finished in a timeless piano black gloss lacquer; tunable mesh heads sit directly on 45° bearing edges for uncompromising sensitivity. Under the hood, ATV’s aD5 drum module offers five full kits (expandable) of expressive sampled drums and cymbals for flexible tone tailoring and recording made easy. Full-sized crash, ride, and hi-hat cymbals with 360° sensors promise no dead spots as cymbals spin and sway. And a set of double-braced stands, rather than a rack, gives the ATV aDrums the setup speed that acoustic drummers depend on.
Powered by the aD5 drum module
The aD5’s five full drum kits (expandable) are sampled from real drums and cymbals in real acoustic spaces for a playing experience that’s like the real thing. The compact ATV aD5 drum module fits easily in a backpack for touring and travel convenience, and a multi-trigger input with dual 1/4″ aux inputs provides easy connectivity for all your multi-zone pads. Meanwhile, dual 1/4″ outputs give you a pre-mixed stereo drum sound you can feed directly into a soundboard or recording medium.
A graphics-driven interface and minimal button layout give aD5 users quick access to the powerful features on tap. A rotary knob breezes you through setup options, while dedicated Home and Cancel/Back buttons make it so you never get lost within nested menus.
Need more sounds? Check the ATV Sound Store.
Are you looking for a special ride for that jazz number? A cowbell for that Latin piece? The ATV Sound Store lets you purchase additional cymbals, drums, and percussion a la carte. Audition instruments online, then only buy what you need.
6-ply birch shells
At first blush, you’d never guess ATV aDrums are electronic. Their 6-ply birch shells are carefully built, painted, and lacquered for a natural look and magnetic appeal — especially to acoustic players. And the club sizing is easy to pack up and a lot of fun to play. Attention to detail, down to the matching wood bass hoops, gives this kit an authentic look behind a band.
Dual-layer mesh heads
Whether you take your toms tight or your snare swampy, ATV’s tunable mesh heads provide a custom playing experience for all players. Heads sit directly on 45° shell bearing edges to capture the subtlest trigger responses. Multiple sensors placed under the surface eliminate hotspots, for a natural-feeling performance.
13″ snare with side-stick sensor
ATV’s real-sized snare drum responds with lifelike dynamics and accurate tracking. This is thanks to separate sensors in the head and rim, which allow for ghostly grace notes to full-on rimshots. A feature unique to the aDrums snare is the side-stick sensor, which permits effortless cross-sticks with even better precision and control than many acoustic snares at Sweetwater.
Full-sized cymbals with 360° sensors
The aDrums’ 16″ crashes and 18″ ride further enhance its acoustic-like visuals and playing mechanics. Unlike eCymbals that force you to play in zones, aDrums cymbals are sensitive all 360° around the surface. This lets them sway and swivel for a predictable response, without the possibility of missing notes. You can even choke cymbals by hand for “Master of Puppets” metal accents.
Contact-less optical hi-hats
With no moving mechanical parts to misfire or wear out, the aDrums’ 14″ hats are smooth, sensitive, and built for the long haul. Splashing and pumping time feel completely natural underfoot. And thanks to their 14″ size, there’s plenty of real estate to perform two-hand patterns.
The aDrums kit includes a set of heavy-duty, double-braced hardware to get you set up in a flash. You get two dual-purpose crash/tom stands, a ride stand with hideaway boom, and an adjustable-basket snare stand. Just add the hi-hat stand, kick pedal, and throne of your choice, and you’re good to go with ATV aDrums.