Buying your first electronic drum kit can be as exciting as it is daunting. If you don’t know where to start, you might turn to Google in the hopes of finding an answer.
But, if you Google “ideal first electronic drum kit”, Google will return 131 million results! Talk about information overload!
Sifting through all those results is likely to confuse you more than help you. With more electronic drum kit options now on the market than ever before, how can you be certain to find the perfect kit?
This is a question we get asked often, so we decided to round up three of our most popular and reliable electronic drum kits, which would be suitable as your firs electronic drum kit.
Regardless of whether you’ve been playing an acoustic kit for years, and want to venture into the realm of electronic drumming, or if you’re an absolute beginner drummer, we have an ideal option for you.
Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit
The Alesis Nitro Mesh is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit centered around next-generation Alesis Mesh head drum technology. Mesh heads are the overwhelming preference of drummers when they play electronic kits because of their natural feel and ultra-quiet response.
The Alesis Nitro Mesh features an 8″ dual-zone mesh snare drum and (3) 8″ mesh toms. It includes everything else you need to make a complete drum kit; (3) 10″ cymbals, custom-designed Alesis hi-hat pedal and kick pedal, and a durable 4-post aluminum rack.
We also include all the cabling, power supply and drum key for easy setup. All of this connects to the powerful Nitro electronic drum module with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kits and 60 built-in play-along tracks.
Roland TD-1K Electronic Drum Kit
Roland’s V-Drums are the world’s most popular electronic drums for one reason: they’re the best. Blending superior sound, authentic feel, and rugged durability, each kit in the V-Drums lineup performs at the highest level, a testament to more than three decades of developing electronic drums. The compact TD-1K is no exception, delivering respected V-Drums quality in a space-saving kit that keeps up with you as your playing evolves.
Ideal for everyone that wants to enjoy drums at home, the TD-1K offers a wide selection of expressive drum kits for playing any musical style, plus fun onboard training and recording functions for building your skills and checking your progress.
And as a Roland TD-1K owner, you’re not just starting an exciting musical journey—you’re also joining the V-Drums family, a group of discerning players that includes the world’s finest drummers and percussionists.
Roland TD-17 Electronic Drum Kit
The ideal for acoustic drummers looking for their first electronic kit.
When you’re serious about drumming, you need a kit to match your ambition. The V-Drums TD-17 series lets your technique shine through, backed up with training tools to push you further.
Combining a TD-50-class sound engine with newly developed pads results in an affordable electronic drum kit that’s authentically close to playing acoustic drums – accurately mirroring the physical movement, stick coordination and hand/foot control that every drummer needs.
Meanwhile, an array of built-in coaching functions will track your technique, measure your progress and increase your motivation. Becoming a better drummer is still hard work, but the TD-17 can help you get there.