WWW.IONAUDIO.COMJanuary 31, 2015
Drum Rocker Core is a premium drum set for the Rock Band series of video games. It is also fully compatible with the Pro Mode in Rock Band 3, so when you add cymbals to your Core kit, they can be played as separate parts from the pads.
This kit is designed to take a real beating, with all the positioning flexibility that professional drummers demand. Drum Rocker Core's professional aluminum drum rack lets you position your snare and tom pads wherever you want and its all-metal foot pedal is rugged and reliable. You can add Drum Rocker Cymbal Expansion Kits and customize your setup with real-feel, swinging cymbals that are color-assignable. And when you're ready to move from playing Rock Band to playing in a rock band, you can swap the game controller module with one of the professional drum brains made by Alesis, and you're ready to hit the road for real!
Drum Rocker Core's velocity-sensitive drum pads feature a playing surface that is much quieter than other drum controllers. They also feel great – the stick rebound off of the pad is much more natural and consistent than anything else available. The pad housing is made of high-impact plastic, designed to be whacked on stage night after night. No matter how much you punish them, the Drum Rocker drum pads can take it. The pads are mounted to the drum rack with a metal L-Arm and clamp system, which allows them to be tilted, swiveled, raised and lowered to whatever position you want. Just one warning – once you play these pads, nothing else will do!
The kick drum pedal with any drum controller takes a lot of abuse. No need to worry with Drum Rocker – this pedal is all metal and built to last! It's also got the right amount of tension to replicate the feeling of playing a real drum pedal, and there's even the Drum Rocker Double Kick Expansion Kit (sold separately) to allow for double-pedal setups. The pedal comes with Velcro and retractable spikes, so you can be sure it will stay put. You're not limited to where you place it either – put the kick pedal wherever you feel most comfortable playing it.
There's nothing like finishing a monster fill by whacking a crash cymbal. Or crossing over to play your hi-hat with your right hand while you keep the backbeat on the snare with your left. Or keeping time on a ride cymbal during the chorus. Optional Drum Rocker Cymbal Expansion Kits let you do all that and more, with cymbals that can be placed anywhere around the kit.
Have a seat on the ION Drum Throne, and when you're ready to take your playing beyond the Rock Band Game, the Alesis DM5 Professional Drum Sound Module is a great choice for standalone drumming.
Drum Rocker Core does not ship with the Rock Band 2 video game.
Rock Band® and Rock Band 2® are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
All information is preliminary and subject to change.