Those of you who know me are aware that music is one of my passions (indeed, the only thing I have any decent qualifications in), so this article caught my eye. In a nutshell the technology allows a new type of plastic to be installed inside a drum shell that then acts as a pickup, in much the same way as a pickup for an electric guitar works.
The advantages are obvious – no more unwieldy mic stands plastered all over a kit, no more bleed from one drum to the next, no more lengthy setup and soundcheck procedure. Apparently they sound great and are easy to use. Not sure what the price is yet, but I’d be very surprised if it’s more than a set of decent drum mics and stands.
So, an excellent use of technology to make music better. The link was gleaned from www.worshipreleased.com.