Drummers: This Tech is for You

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Whether you’re a seasoned drummer or a newbie, there’s no shortage of amazing tech products to improve drummers’ practices or shows.

Luckily, we put together a guide of helpful tech for drummers. It covers a variety of gadgets at different price points for different skill levels. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself or the drummer in your life, you’ll be able to find tech drumming accessories for any drummer or budget.

Portable Practice Pads for Drummers on the Go

The Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Stockpad is a portable 12-inch practice pad ideal for marching drummers. The Heavy Hitter Stockpad has a durable surface as well as a genuine feel and sound. It will easily fit in a backpack or carry-on bag and it’s lightweight for long marching band practices.

These pads aren’t only great for marching band percussionists. You can’t always take your drum kit with you. So this way, portable pads allow you to get practice time in when you’re on vacation or traveling for work.

Another option is the Prologix Resistance Practice Pad. The top surface features an open cellular space that dampens sound. This feature makes this practice pad ideal for on-the-go drumming sessions where you need to keep the volume low.

An Electronic Drum Kit Saves Space

One alternative to a bulky and expensive traditional drum set is an electronic drum kit. This may be the way to go especially if you don’t have space for a full drum kit.

You can find electronic drum kits for all levels of musical experience, including for younger drummers like the Digital Drums 200 Junior Electronic Drum Kit by Gear4Music

This eight-piece set includes: 

  • All mesh drum pad heads 
  • Two drumsticks
  • A control module

This drum kit also comes with a whopping 44 songs, which a newbie drummer can play along with to improve skills.

Electronic drum kits are also great if you’re looking for something a bit quieter than traditional drums. Not only do the pads not make as much noise, there’s a headphone input that allows you to play them almost silently. 

Noise-Reducing Headphones Help With Concentration 

It can be challenging to focus on playing your music when there’s a lot of other noise around you. Luckily, drummers can block out outside sounds with the help of Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones

These headphones will reduce the noises around you by 20 decibels, so you can really hear what you’re playing.

Featuring padded earcups, the headphones are comfortable enough for even the longest of jam sessions.  

Video Games for Drummers

Video games that feature drums are not only enjoyable, but they can also help introduce new drummers to the instrument in a stress-free and fun way. 

You or someone on your gift list may enjoy the Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun for the Nintendo Switch. This video game allows up to four players to play various drumming challenges. It also features songs from popular video games like Super Mario Odyssey and Dragon Ball Z. Plus, you can even play as well-known Nintendo characters like Kirby.

Another option is the DrumBeatsVR virtual reality drumming game from Steam. This game is versatile because you can drum along with music that was custom-made for the game. Or, you can add your favorite songs to the game. Another plus is that you get to choose from a number of different types of drum kits to play.

Cool Drum Sticks for Drummers on a Budget

Wooden drumsticks are okay, but they don’t have much of a wow factor. If you want to add some color to your drumming, Light Up Drumsticks from Hard Rock Café are a great option. The 16-inch drumsticks light up upon impact, and the bright LED lights add a nice touch of color to nighttime practice or concerts.

Treat Yourself or a Favorite Drummer in Your Life

It’s fun to explore the world of tech gadgets for drummers. Whether you’re a new drummer, have been a drummer for years, or want to gift a drummer something useful for a birthday or holiday, you’re sure to find the perfect item on this list.