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drum-tec Top 5 - The best electronic drums in the middle class

If you're looking for a suitable mid-range electronic drum kit, the selection process can be challenging. In this article, we will introduce five top-notch mid-range E-drum sets. These sets offer a variety of features and advantages to cater to different price ranges and performance levels. By doing so, you will gain the necessary information to make an informed decision.

drum-tec Tip 5: Roland VAD307

Roland VAD307 V-Drums Kit

The Roland VAD307 is your ideal entry into the world of Acoustic Design electronic drums and a gateway to mid-range E-drum performance. With its mesh heads and new cymbal pads, the VAD307 delivers an authentic playing experience. The Roland TD-17 sound module with the Module Upgrade V2 impresses with its practical features and high-end sound engine. Whether for studio sessions, live performances, home recording, or practice pad use at home, the Roland V-Drums VAD307 provides excellent sounds and intuitive handling.

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  • Mesh head pads
  • Compact size with maximum playing surface
  • Roland VH-10 hi-hat - playable with acoustic hi-hat stand
  • 3-zone ride cymbal pad
  • USB interface for MIDI and audio recording
  • Acoustic look with conventional hardware
  • Bluetooth for streaming your favorite songs from your smartphone
  • Expandable with additional pads
 
  • Very loud beater noise on the kick drum
  • Loud inherent noise from the hi-hat
  • No hi-hat stand, snare stand, and kick drum pedal included

drum-tec Specialists' Conclusion:

Small, compact & cool! The VAD307 kit brings real acoustic feeling. The hardware with real drum stands and the large kick drum make the set appear more mature compared to, for example, a Roland TD-17KVX2. It is an aesthetically enhanced kit that performs well in the realm of VST recording and studio sessions. However, it is not our first choice for truly quiet electronic drums.


drum-tec Tip 4: drum-tec Jam 3 with TD-17

drum-tec Jam 3 E-Drum Set

Experience acoustic playability and a cool look with the best sounds in the mid-range of electronic drums. Among these top 5 kits, the drum-tec Jam 3 stands out as the quietest electronic drum set, delivering excellent playing characteristics combined with the leading sounds, reliability, and durability of the Roland sound module and Roland cymbals.

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  • Compact dimensions despite pad sizes of 10, 12, and 18"
  • Very good kit sounds
  • Roland VH-10 hi-hat - playable with acoustic hi-hat stand
  • 3-zone ride cymbal pad
  • USB interface for MIDI and audio recording
  • Acoustic look with conventional hardware
  • Bluetooth for streaming your favorite songs from your smartphone
  • Expandable with additional pads
 
  • Loud inherent noise from the hi-hat
  • No hi-hat stand, snare stand, and kick drum pedal included

drum-tec Specialists' Conclusion:

Your entry into the drum-tec real feel universe. This electronic drum set not only looks like an acoustic kit but also feels "real" and complete when you sit behind it. The tom pads resonate with vitality, and the particularly quiet real feel basic kick drum provides an authentic rebound. Combined with the TD-17 sound module and Roland cymbal pads, the drum-tec Jam 3 is our definitive FUN KIT: Put on your headphones and enter another world!


drum-tec Tip 3: EFNOTE 3X

EFNOTE 3X E-Drum Set

With excellent sound, exceptional pads, and a unique hardware design, the six-piece EFNOTE 3X sets new standards in the mid-range electronic drum market. Its meticulously produced multi-layer samples provide an incredibly realistic drum sound. The authentic sizes of the e-cymbals and the mesh head pads deliver pure playing pleasure. With this set, EFNOTE competes with the big names in the e-drum sector.

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  • EFNOTE mesh head pads
  • Very natural drum sounds
  • 18" triple-zone ride cymbal pad
  • USB interface for MIDI and audio recording
  • Lambda tripod stand system
  • Bluetooth
  • Premium cymbal setup with 14" hi-hat
 
  • Loud inherent noise from the hi-hat
  • No hi-hat stand and kick drum pedal included
  • Requires more space (approximately 185 x 160 cm)

drum-tec Specialists' Conclusion:

This set is among the top 5 drum kits at the drum-tec store, and we believe it deserves that recognition. Many customers appreciate the authentic hi-hat response and the brilliant sound of the 3X. The large cymbal pads are not commonly found in this price range. The kick drum pad is quieter and works very well with double bass drum pedals. The hardware design makes the EFNOTE e-drum look unique.


drum-tec Tip 2: Roland TD-27KV2

Roland TD-27KV2 V-Drums Set

The Roland TD-27KV2 is the Porsche among compact V-Drums in the mid-range price range. With its 75 drum kits and the sound engine with Prismatic Sound Modeling from the flagship TD-50X, you get excellent drum sounds. The large-sized drum and cymbal pads provide maximum playing surface while still being space-saving. And with the digital snare and digital ride and hi-hat pads, Roland sets milestones in position sensing and reproducing your performance.

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  • Mesh head pads
  • Prismatic Sound Modeling
  • Roland digital pads
  • USB interface for MIDI and audio recording
  • Compact and sturdy MDS standard rack
  • Bluetooth
  • Many expansion possibilities with the Roland pad family
  • Excellent for live performances with direct outputs for snare and kick
 
  • Loud inherent noise from the kick drum
  • No hi-hat stand and kick drum pedal included
  • Requires more space (approximately 185 x 160 cm)

drum-tec Specialists' Conclusion:

Technology, technology, and more technology. This is the most affordable Roland set with a full digital pad setup (snare, hi-hat, ride). If you're looking for the best hi-hat triggering and are interested in a large 14" snare drum, you'll immediately love the KV2. Despite its impressive technical features, it remains compact, making it suitable for VST applications in a small studio. And if you're looking for a larger and quieter kick drum, you can get it as an add-on from us.


drum-tec Tip 1: Roland VAD506

Roland VAD506 E-Drum Set

The Roland VAD506 is the optimal mid-range solution for drummers who seek the glamour and stage presence of a full-size acoustic drum set without compromising on the convenience of an electronic drum kit. This high-quality five-piece set features wooden shells with standard acoustic dimensions in depth and diameter. With its double-braced chrome stands and elegant finish, the VAD506 is visually indistinguishable from an acoustic drum kit. The combination of modern Roland digital technology and the dynamics of the TD-27 sound module allows for a wide variety of sounds and responsiveness that faithfully reproduces your strokes, ghost notes, cymbal strikes, and fills with incredible detail.

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  • Mesh head pads
  • Prismatic Sound Modeling
  • Roland digital snare and hi-hat pads
  • USB interface for MIDI and audio recording
  • Sturdy Roland hardware
  • Bluetooth
  • Many expansion possibilities with the Roland pad family
  • Excellent for live performances with direct outputs for snare and kick
 
  • Loud inherent noise from the kick drum
  • No hi-hat stand and kick drum pedal included
  • Poplar wood shells
  • Requires more space (approximately 185 x 160 cm)

drum-tec Specialists' Conclusion:

Compared to the TD-27KV2, you get the full package here. The VAD506 allows for absolutely authentic motion patterns and comes with digital pads. The stage presence is unbeatable. Our tip: Not suitable for neighbors who are sensitive to noise!

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