Real wood shells are becoming a popular feature of some of the best electronic drum kits, as evidenced by Roland’s VAD series, Yamaha’s latest DTX 8 and 10 offerings and many more. Now Millenium has brought full-size wooden shells under £1000 off the market with their MPS-1000 electronics kit.
Instead of regular, shallow drum pads, you get a 20″x14″ bass drum, 13″x6″ snare, 10″x6″ and 12″x6″ toms (mounted on the bass drum) and a 14″x12″ floor tom. The tom and snare pads are dual-zone, with the snare offering a speed-switched cross stick/rimshot that is adjustable within the module.
All drum pads feature dual-layer mesh heads that can be stretched like an acoustic drum head.
The MPS-1000 also comes with 13-inch hi-hats, 2 x 15-inch dual-zone crashes (both with choke function) and an 18-inch tri-zone ride. In addition to the pads, Millenium includes all the hardware you need with the kit: 3x cymbal boom stands, a hi-hat stand, a snare stand, a bass drum pedal and a separate module stand.
The kit is built around the MPS-1000 module, which includes 40 kit presets, 40 user memory slots and a total of 820 built-in sounds. There are also 23 effects, as well as 70 songs to play along with, a metronome and recording functions.
On top of that, it also has 335MB of internal storage, allowing you to import your own samples, a USB interface, and Bluetooth functionality for wireless connectivity with a smartphone or tablet.
The module also offers eight assignable direct outputs, a pair of stereo main outputs, two headphone outputs (mini-jack and 1/4-inch) plus a mini-jack line input.
The Millenium MPS-1000 is available now in Gray Line wrap finish priced at £835/€1003/$1135.