How do I set up Drum Triggers?

by Matthew
(Portland, OR)

Sometimes I see bands especially heavier bands like The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me the Horizon, and more metal bands all have an electronic trigger with their drum set and it makes this big bass explosion type sound. And my question is how do you get one of those or set one of those up? and what do i need to set it up? This has bothered me for sometime because I have found you can buy the triggers just don't know what else to do after that.

Hi, Matthew--

You also need a sound module to plug the triggers into and an amp or sound system to amplify the sounds coming from the sound module.

You can spend a lot of money for a system or you can get relatively inexpensive systems. You might want to start out with a basic set up and run it through your band's sound system.

Here is an inexpensive sound module which includes all the triggers that you will need to get started:

Alesis DM5 Module with TK-5 Acoustic Triggers

Have Fun!


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