New Electronic Drum kit e/MERGE x SHINYA
Electronic drums have been evolving in a daily basis. Its completeness has no difference between the acoustic drums. But in other hand, electronic drum’s usage in the live performance is very low surprisingly. The number of usages significantly differs as the size of the stage gets larger. At this point, the electronic drums are surely positioned at the “sub” of the acoustic drums. The bands which have succeeded in Japan aren’t so many. The Japanese band “LUNA SEA” is one of the succeeded bands in Japan, and its drummer SHINYA has done a live performance in front of over 30,000 audience. The interesting fact about this live is that he used “electronic drums” throughout a whole stage. Studying and adopting the technologies as a drum manufacturer, absolute “fusion” with acoustic and digital have created the completely new concept electronic drum “e/MERGE.” It has supported SHINYA throughout all the songs at the live and proved the definite quality to all the audience who have participated at the live. (In our understanding) There’s no past evidence of arena class live performance that has been done with a single electronic drum for all songs. And this evidence proves that e/MERGE has no bear comparison between the acoustic drums of its performance in the entire band sound. Why did SHINYA, who is obsessed about the drums comparing to the other drummer, has chosen the e/MERGE on such a big stage like this? Looking to his internal, there was his belief as a professional drummer, a positive attitude towards challenging to the new things, and the sure potential that e/MERGE could make them real. With e/MERGE, you can freely change the tone quality, and the musical quality of the live has improved. --- SHINYA SHINYA Special Drum Seminar held at ESP Entertainment Tokyo Main Building B1 Hall on Sunday, November 27th. It became a fulfilling content to know the innovation of e/MERGE of its looks, function, and the sound. There were talks about unreleased new e/MERGE products with the Pearl's development staff, a real voice of live sound engineers, and SHINYA playing along with LUNA SEA's songs. Now, we are introducing some of the details of the seminar. -The first impression of playing e/MERGE- “It’s been already a couple years since after when I first played the e/MERGE. I was so surprised about its amazing quality. It reflected out my expression properly which was the sound I wanted to play on the snare drum, toms, and even a bass drum with soft and loud touches. That is why I thought the e/MEGRE might bring the sound better than the acoustic drums through the speakers. As you know, most guitarist often switch around their guitars on the live performances, selecting by the songs they play. I mean, by switching to another guitar, they can express several nuances or expressions immediately. But drummers can't do that easily. Because it is not easy to switch around the drum sets during the live performance like guitars. The only way we can do about this struggle was to switch our snare drums. At the previous recording session using an e/MERGE, we got some great matched sounds for our songs. Because I wanted the sound to go along with the song on this live performance, I choose the e/MERGE which was the best solution to the drummer’s struggle”, one of Japan's leading drummers, SHINYA said. “The e/MERGE is an instrument that changes its sound when the player changes. And, adding the 'Shell' makes the sound fuller rich sound." -Perspective from engineers- During the seminar, Mr. Akihito Takegawa of Pearl, who has involved in the development of this set, took the stage, and shared the secret story of the development of the new set with SHINYA. “When I first hit the e/MERGE, I immediately wanted to use it. The feel of the kick was amazing. "Starting with this encounter, SHINYA introduced e/MERGE, and eventually wants to make a set entirely with the e/MERGE. Next, Mr. Hisaaki Komatsu, who is in charge of PA at the live, also took the stage. He talked about the advantages of e/MERGE from the perspective of a PA saying "The same sound can be played at any venue. It's very easy to use as a PA, and I think it's the ideal drum set." SHINYA also said, "If the drums doesn't sound a solid sound which becomes a bass of sound, the PA can't create a sound. e/MERGE contains that sound." “I was very surprised when I heard from Mr. SHINYA that he was going to play the electronic drums on the live performance at the time." He also said, "As I was selecting the sounds, I realized the original tones of e/MERGE were really excellent. It has loaded other sounds very quickly, and very easy to customize to match the parts of the songs. So, everything went well smoothly." Mr. Komatsu, who is one of the great engineers in Japan, said. SHINYA said, “as a matter of fact, I did the sound check at the stadium the day before the live performance. During the time, I heard the full sound of e/MERGE from the big speakers in the stadium for the first time. All the sound of cymbals, bass drums, snare drum, and toms were crystal clear, well-defined, and each drums sounds individually. Because the sound was prominently beautiful, everyone around there, including me, were so excited at the time. Most drummers understand that the sound what they hear on the stage and the sound coming out from the speakers with guitars and bass mixed up are different. That is why, we truly trust our engineers. And this time after the live show, engineers said "the sound of e/MERGE was absolutely great!" I really thanked both e/MERGE and engineers after the show.” -One-of-a-kind- “If two drummers play the same e/MERGE on the same condition, the sound coming out from the e/MERGE would be different due to their playstyle, technique, sticks, and heads. I feel like e/MERGE is a “MODERN” acoustic drum. As a drummer the time latency of the electronic drum makes us sometimes upset. Because of the difference between the sound of our recognition and the actual sound. But I have never felt the same thing when I play the e/MERGE. To prove it, playing two bass drums, one in acoustic and the other in e/MERGE, these balances were great! As if I was playing the acoustic bass drums for both at the time. Also, I have been trying many attempts to investigate the sound I want on the e/MERGE. Those are like changing the heads or the sticks to hear the difference in sounds. Actually, there was a difference in the sound, and that recognized me the e/MERGE is a “MODERN” acoustic drum even more. If I could only have one drum set, I would choose the e/MERGE. I can play it at home, at the recording, and can be used in huge arenas, too. I have proved it and were no problem in the huge arena like Saitama-Super Arena. If you have never played any electronic drums, I want you to give it a shot. I absolutely believe, you will say "What an amazing kit! I have never played like this before!" And as you know very well, all the tom stands, and the other hardware are made by Pearl. They are so durable and reliable!” SHINYA also said. -Additional Information- During the seminar, he played the Real-Look e/MERGE which was used at latest LUNA SEA's live performance. At the same time, this kit was unveiled to the world for the first time. SHINYA did minus-one performance, also he explained about his kit with LUNA SEA's PA and Pearl's development staff in public. It was probably quality time for all the audience. SHINYA's Artist Kit is now available. Go check the URL below to see the more additional information. We will be soon publishing another news about this seminar. Stay tuned! Please note: This SHINYA's kit with copper finish is currently still prototype, stay tuned for updates. Thank you very much for your kind understanding. Artist Kit Collection SHINYA’s Artist Page Special Thanks: Rittor Music Photos: Keishi Sawahira
New SNS Campaign: What best Christmas Gift Ideas for Drummers?
We are asking on Instagram what drummers want for Christmas. Details and links are below, we would appreciate it if you could join us! https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl5kMeoMEID/ --------------This event is outlined as follows-------------- Tell us about your wish about the Xmas present you want from our products!🥁 Also could be the items you would like to use for your drumming. If you have answered on the reply of this post, we will be sending a season's greetings card to your DM! < How to get involved > #1 Follow @pearl_drums_global ( https://www.instagram.com/pearl_drums_global/ ) #2 Reply on this post about your wish < Due Date > 2022/12/25 23:59 (UTC) < Gift from us >***This event is not a give away event*** We will send you the JPG image of season's greetings card to your DM. (A Xmas card) < When to arrive > The Xmas card will be sent out in between Dec. 26 through end of Jan. from one by one. We need you to set the DM to be open, so you could receive it from us. If you would like to look through and decide which products to choose from, please use our website below to explore the items you didn't know. https://pearldrum.com/global/ It would be helpful for us to know why you wish for them!😊 Looking forward to hear your wishes and have a happy holidays! *This event is not presented by the Instagram. *This event could be canceled or changed its specifics without a notification. *Please set your account to be public and open your DM. *We have a right to delete some of the replies by our decisions. In that case, we won't clarify about the reasons.
Pearl Photo Contest
Winner Announced!! @christopherlidberg https://www.instagram.com/p/CYt5rjFqxbw/ Thank you very much indeed for participating in the Pearl Global Photo Contest that has connected the worldwide Pearl friends. We are very impressed and moved by all of these one-of-a-kind drum sets each single one of you have shared with us, which has made it almost impossible for us to pick up one winner photo. Again, it was hard to pick one, but we would like to announce that the photo shared by @christopherlidberg has been chosen as the winner for the contest this time, which shows an amazing range of Pearl drum sets, from classic Pearl drum sets to the latest Masters series, which shows a long history of Chris collecting and Playing these Pearl kits! Please join us for congratulating christopherlidberg!! With all respect we would like to say massive thanks to each single one of you who have shared us and the world your wonderful Pearl kits, you all ROCK and are equally the BEST. --------------This event is outlined as follows (the event has already been closed)-------------- Pearl Photo Contest will be held! Post a photo of your favorite Pearl products to Instagram or Facebook or WeChat. We will post the Grand Prix and other photos on the News page of our website at a later date. [Application Period] 2022/6/1~22022/6/30 [Instagram Posting procedure] ・Please follow the account. ・Please do not unfollow us for the duration of the program. (For our confirmation process.) @pearl_drums_global And, if there is an account for your area, choose it and follow it. You would get your chances of being referred by your local account as well as the global account! Brazil: @pearlbrasil Australia : @pearldrumsaustralia Korea : @pearldrumskorea India : @pearldrumsofficial_india Argentina : @pearlargentina ・Please post your favorite Pearl product photo with ”#pearlglobalphotocontest” (The submissions with snare drums or drum pedals only are also welcomed.) We will be also posting your photos on the stories of each Pearl Instagram account throughout the entry period. Be sure to check it out! [Facebook Posting procedure] ・Please like the Facebook page. ・Please do not unfollow us for the duration of the program. (For our confirmation process.) @pearldrumsglobal Brazil : https://www.facebook.com/Pearlbrasil Australia : @pearldrumsaustralia Korea : @pearldrumskorea India : @pearldrumsindia Argentina : @PearlArgentinaPaginaOficial If there are any accounts in your area, please follow them! ・And please join by pasting the image of your Pearl product in the comments of this article. (The submissions with snare drums or drum pedals only are also welcomed.) [WeChat Posting procedure] ・Please follow the WeChat page. ・Please do not unfollow us for the duration of the program. (For our confirmation process.) China：中音精鼓门 If there are any accounts in your area, please follow them! ・And please join by pasting the image of your Pearl product in the comments of this article. (The submissions with snare drums or drum pedals only are also welcomed.) This event will be held in many countries around the world. So we are looking forward to seeing the photos that shows your country's characteristics! We look forward to hearing from your many postings! [Notes] *We will repost those with hashtags specified by us may be without your permission. We appreciate your understanding. *This event is not sponsored by Instagram or Facebook, WeChat. *Please note that this event is subject to cancellation or change without notice. *Please keep your account set to public. *The organizer reserves the right to delete comments at its discretion. The reason for deletion will not be given.
EXPORT IN "PURPLE NEBULA" LIMITED FINISH
The Legends of Tomorrow, Play Export Today. The Best selling drum set of all time is now offered in a "Purple Nebula" , a gorgeous purple sparkle finish that is unique to the current EXX color palette. The purple sparkle finish, Purple Nebula, is a bit of reminiscent of one of the Pearl's iconic finishes, Purple Craze, however, instead of offering the astonishing finish with our hi-end drum set series, we are now offering it with Export series as a limited run for a limited period of time. Please contact a local Pearl dealer for the availability. Three configurations are available. EXX705NP/C #737 includes 20x16 Bass Drum, 10x7 and 12x8 Rack Tom,14x14 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum EXX725P/C #737 includes 22x18 Bass Drum, 12x8 and 13x9 Rack Tom,16x16 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum. EXX725SP/C #737 includes 22x18 Bass Drum, 10x7 and 12x8 Rack Tom,16x16 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum.
MODERN UTILITY SNARE DRUM : LIMITED FINISH
Modern Utility 6 Ply 100% Maple Snare Drum Offered in Limited Finish "Blue Mirage"! Every year, Pearl always puts lEvery year, Pearl always puts lots of efforts and time into making new finishes that will stimulate and excite the industry. And from the latest round of Pearl's new finish development, we have picked up one color, Blue Mirage and have decided to offer it with Pearl's most affordable 100% Maple snare drum series, Modern Utility. No word is required to describe how beautiful this first-class looking finish is and the price point of the snare drums would make it seem almost unbelievable that you can add a 100% maple snare drum in an eye popping finish like Blue Mirage to their snare drum collection within this price range. Available Sizes are 12x7 13x5 14x5.5 14x6.5 14x8 14x10 (Floor Snare Drum) Please contact a local Pearl dealer for the availability.
MIDTOWN IN "ORANGE CRUSH" LIMITED FINISH
Big Gig, Small Rig, Huge Sound. On top of 2 stock colors, Pearl has offered a Limited Finish "Orange Crush" now available! At home, on the street, as well as on stage, Pearl's ultra-portable Mid Town kit has been vital to the gigging drummer in the metropolitan groove. We are very excited to give a new limited color a go with MDT series and this classic orange sparkle finish, Orange Crush, will surely make you stand out whether the kit is played on the street or on stage, all eyes are on it! Small drums, Big Sounds, that is what Mid Town is all about. And let this beautiful sparkle finish shine the compact drum set even brighter! Midtown Orange Crush MDT764P/C #738 is a shell pack including 16" Bass Drum w/lifter, 10" Tom Tom w/OptiLock/Tom Arm, 13" Floor Tom and 13" Snare Drum. Hardware and Cymbals are not included. Please contact a local Pearl dealer for the availability.
Masters Maple Complete 2020 New Finishes
Pearl Masters Maple Complete, or MCT, has been a must for the touring pro since its debut in 2016. in 2020 Pearl has added five premium lacquer finishes and one graphic design finish to the already versatile MCT color line-up. All of these six new finishes ensure the finest quality in the industry and have brought the series to a whole new level. 2020 new finishes #823 Cain and Abel #836 Red Burst Stripe #837 Chrome Contrail #838 Satin Sakura Coral #840 Almond Red Stripe #841 Piano Black with Silver Stripe If you are considering getting a new pro kit that offers an unparalleled sound, please let Masters Maple Complete, which is now available in the eye popping new finishes, be your choice. For more information about Masters Maple Complete or other Pearl products, please go to our product pages.
Pearl Essentials ~ Why do you play Pearl? ~
Everyone has different reasons why they have chosen what they play. Our partner in Australia has made the program called "Pearl Essentials", in which our Australian friends introduce you to the Pearl gear they use and talk about what they like about it as well as some stories behind it. Please head over to Pearl Australia Instagram page or Facebook page now to check the series of videos! You may also leave your comments on the social media platforms and share us the reasons why you play what you play. Well, if you ask us, that is because Pearl is "the best reason to play drums". Please check them out!. Pearl Essentials Dean Cooper; https://www.instagram.com/p/CD0P1U8hA3T/ Pearl Essentials Jay Allen: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDu6FWlBZZR/ Pearl Essentials Jared Roberts: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDiG2VthGmK/ Pearl Essentials Key Smith: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDSngMKhjrN/ Pearl Essentials Dan Kerby: https://www.instagram.com/p/CC7Tv1IB56O/ And more: https://www.instagram.com/pearldrumsaustralia/ , https://www.facebook.com/pearldrumsaustralia/
Did you know that Pearl was offering its own sticks in Japan? In fact, Pearl sticks have been widely recognized as one of the best sticks in Japan for their durability, playability as well as the attractive price and product range with which each series is being offered. Pearl offers long sticks, short sticks or mid-long sticks to cover all kinds of needs. Or if you look at the availability of stick-tip types, you'd have Tear Drop type, Barrel type, Oval type, Arrow type,,, the list just goes on and on. As far as the wood materials these sticks are made out of go, you'd have Oak, Hickory or even Maple to choose from. Furthermore, since the Pearl sticks' qualities have been well received in Japan, Pearl has even collaborated with many artists to create signature models, all of which are very unique and specific in spec and have expanded the Pearl sticks product range into the point where it covers almost all demands one can think of and thus even most discerning players will find some pairs to choose from the options. If you ever visit Japan, why don't you hop in a musical instrument store where you will most likely find pairs of Pearl sticks and bring them back home with you to add to your stick collections?
Play hard and play clean?
As the world is suffering with the corona virus pandemic, Japan has been no exception with the number of daily infections hitting over a hundred, people finding it hard to adjust themselves into the new normality and many drummers being unable to find a place to play the drums under such circumstances. In the face of these most challenging times, Pearl has taken a whole new step and invented a very unique product to combat the virus in the most "rhythmical" way and that is a hand sanitizer stand. As you may be thinking, there are many hand sanitizer stands out there and it itself is nothing new, however this, our friends, is not just a hand sanitizer stand, but it is converted from a Pearl Hi-hat stand. This simple, yet innovative hand sanitizer stand has so much more to offer than you may think it does. First, as it is converted from one of the most selling Pearl Hi-Hat stands, H-830, it is light, yet very sturdy for ensuring a quick mobility as well as an extreme stability. Second, of course, it has inherited the "height adjustable feature" from the original product so that you may adjust the height as required for children or any special occasions. Third, the specially made slide-plate allows a flexible positioning of the sanitizer bottle you may place on the tray, which is also specially made for this use. We could go on and there are many more features to add, but if we are allowed to mention one more thing about the product, it would be the fact that you do not need to use your hands to push the hand sanitizer bottle, but you would just need to step on the Hi hat pedal with your foot, just like when you play a Hi hat as usual, which would then pull the slide-plate down to the point where it pushes down the bottle top then you can sanitize your hands completely hands-free!!! Who would have thought that a Hi-hat stand would actually turn into a hand sanitizer stand, except a long existing drum manufacturer who has been always trying to offer something people might need? Although it is still nowhere near to an end to this pandemic we are pleased to be able to play a roll in combating the virus. We wish you all and your loved ones are safe and well and hope we will see a light at the end of the tunnel soon.
NAMM 2020: NEW PEARL PRODUCTS COMING THIS YEAR
Drum Pedal NEW Pearl Eliminator Solo pedal For the reliable play of the working drummer. In 2020, Pearl is introducing Eliminator Solo bass drum pedals which deliver all the speed and performance of the original Eliminator, but in a single cam option. The Eliminator Solo: Black features the focused feel of the circular Linear Action (Black) Cam. Its slightly weighted feel and resistance-free footboard deliver traditional feel, power and speed with less muscle fatigue. The contrasting Eliminator Solo: Red delivers a lighter, fluid feel thanks to the Radical Progressive Action (Red) Cam. Best suited for the high-speed play, its sharp Cam angle increases rebound for a lightning fast, accurate stroke. New Pearl 930 Series Single-Braced Stands Boasting the same sturdy tubing and tier joints as their double-braced counterparts, Pearl’s new 930 Series Single Braced Hardware is an excellent choice for the gigging drummer on the move. Using the high-function and durability of the 930 Series stands, the Cymbal (C930S,) Cymbal Boom (BC930S,) and Snare (S930S,) stands are built to stand up to rigorous gigging and play with dramatically reduced weight. New Pearl 1030 Series Double-Braced Hi-Hat Stand Boasting the same sturdy tubing and tier joints as Pearl’s 930 Series stands, the new double-braced H1030 Series Hi-Hat stand is now available as a counterpart to Pearl’s new Eliminator: Solo bass drum pedals. Its smooth, traditional footboard performs with resistance-free precision, while the independent Trident tripod is positioned separate from the pedal frame to easily accommodate double bass drum pedals. New Pearl Unilock Arm & Leg Adapter The UniLock Arm & Leg Cymbal adapter (CHA70) is a multi-positional cymbal arm that creates quick, easy cymbal expansion around the drum set. The boom arm’s gearless Uni-lock tilter adjusts to practically any angle. Exceptional for working drummers who want to extend the use of existing gear in tight spaces. Percussion Ever Popular Travel Congas Redesigned Updated Pearl Travel Congas features 3.5” deep wood shells that deliver maximum portability and sound. Like traditional congas they utilize stave construction and feature real size Quinto, Conga and Tumba heads. Tuning the Remo Symmetry heads is effortless with five precision Allen tuning bolts and the included wrench. The newly redesigned Travel Congas also have a newly designed stand. New Travel Bongos Introducing the new Travel Bongos that are small enough, they fit comfortably in a backpack. Pearl Travel Bongos feature 3.5” deep wood shells that deliver maximum portability and sound. The new Travel Bongos stand features a gear tilter to put your drums at the right angle and utilizes a tension lever mounting system that securely locks your drums in place. Each stand includes a travel bag with shoulder strap, so your stands are as portable as the Travel Bongos. Accessories New Aluminum Trap Table Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, this spacious table has room for a surprising number of sticks, mallets and percussion instruments. Side walls prevent mallets from rolling off. The table is finished in gray powder coating, while the Chrome stand features black powder coated, double braced legs and a memory lock. New Tongue Drum Bag From percussion ensembles, elementary music instruction, solo performance, yoga instruction and drum circles, tongue drums are always on the go. This nylon bag is padded on the top, bottom and sides to fully protect your drum and ensure safe transportation. It also has a zippered pouch on the side for your mallets or personal items.
MEET REDLINE ROBOT
Live Streaming Durability Experiment Have you ever wondered how long can a drum pedal live? How many shows and practice sessions can it survive? To answer all these questions once and forever Pearl set up the Eliminator Redline Pedal Durability Experiment. We built a special robot to see what is the limit to this pedal and for how long can it resist a beating. You can watch it online or follow its Twitter account to get regular updates. Will it last a month, a year or will the robot break before the pedal? Stay tuned to find out. Pearl’s original PowerShifter Eliminator was a giant leap ahead in bass drum pedals. The world’s only pedal featuring the patented Interchangeable Cam System, Eliminator’s virtually unlimited tunability lets the player lock in totally personalized feel, power and speed. The Eliminator Redline is the next step forward. Like having four kick drum pedals in one, Redline fuses the stunning power and flexibility of the original Eliminator pedal with the fluid speed of our Demon series pedals. With a host of radical improvements, Eliminator Redline unlocks the perfect feel by choosing a cam, further pushing the boundaries of bass drum performance. Want to know more? Visit Pearl Eliminator Redline page.