Artist kit Collection
One of the biggest reason why leading artist established their status as elite drummers, is simply a well-honed "sensibility" for their exceptional sound making ability. But, often the artist’s thought process can be a mystery. We invited several cutting edge artists, and asked them to create their own unique and creative sounds by utilizing e/MERGE. The "Artist Collection" kits created by these leading artists can be downloaded below and reproduced in your own e/MERGE. Their sounds are no longer a mystery. These special sounds created from an infinite number of combinations based on their personal experience and sensibility will surely enrich your e/MERGE experience.
(Additional artist kits will be coming soon.)
Artist Review Videos
TOSHI NAGAI (GLAY)
The sound I wanted to achieve comes from 60’s to 70’s music.
It was not easy to bring them back by utilizing the acoustic drums, due to the adjustment of settings. Such as the drumkit, microphone, studio location, and especially the nuance of the sound. Though, I thought e/MERGE is a dream kit to achieve this goal.
As a result, the sound genre became like a ballade music but also usable in the hard rock. It has become the sound which I could strongly say “This is the TOSHI NAGAI’s drums!” So, I strongly wish you to download and try it out.
Artist Page; https://pearldrum.com/artist/toshi-nagai/12836
The custom kit I've designed on the eMerge gives me an organic, crystal clear sound. I wanted my kit to be uniquely raw, and maintain plenty of character. But at the same time, I didn't want the kit to be so artistic that it's difficult to use in a variety of settings. My custom mix uses some of the dirtiest cymbals in the eMerge library, combined with ultra clean tom sounds, a punchy modern kick, and a super bright snare. This combo gives me a complex and expressive voice that I can use for funk, pop, hi-hop, and more!
Artist Page; https://pearldrum.com/artist/adam-tuminaro
Jun-ji (BULL ZEICHEN 88)
I have attempted so many times to achieve the beat that gives a sense of speed for the kick and the snare sound. For the toms, it is well characterized with their lightness and its pitch. I also paid through attention to the compressor settings, too.
This tone was created after the unprecedented challenge of creating a sound during a YouTube live broadcast, which could not be redone. This kit is a collection of "Samba" and "Latin" sounds that I imagined.
Artist Page; https://pearldrum.com/artist/junji/12426
Artist Kit Collection Software Download
Import External User Kit
Follow the instructions below to load/import the external sounds of a single drum or complete kit from a USB flash drive to the module’s internal memory.
• External..................................................................................... USER : No.xx, ALL KIT
Select the source drum kit to load on the USB flash drive using the dial, and press the [SELECT] function button.
• Internal ...................................................................................... USER: No.xx, ALL KIT
Select the destination drum kit in internal memory using the dial. Press the ENTER button to execute. Press the EXIT button to cancel.
The USB flash drive must be formatted (initialized) before installing external sounds. Failure to do so will prevent the ability to load the sounds into the module. (See “USB MEMORY FORMAT”, p.57).
How to download and install the “eMerge Artist Kit Collection” from the Pearl website;
1. Insert the formatted USB flash drive to PC.
2. Download and save the selected kit(s) to your computer at https://pearldrum.com/support/firmware/emerge-artist-kit-collection
3. Copy the desired downloaded kit file (user_kit.dat) into the “eMERGE > System” folder of the USB flash drive.
4. Insert the USB flash drive to the module then follow the directions for “Import External User Kit” above.
Installing an external kit into the module will overwrite the data in the chosen user kit location. Always select a user kit location, not in use or where previously installed kits may be deleted.
Mixing My Custom Kit on the Pearl eMerge
Pearl eMerge | Unboxing, Demo, and Review
e/MERGE Artist Kit Collection Sound Tweaking During Live Performance on May 6th