New Toys: Simmons SD1500KIT

The Simmons SD1500KIT is a full-sized and full-featured, professional quality drum set that focuses on both sound and playing feel. The top-of-the-line SD1000 Digital Sound Module has been upgraded with a completely new custom sound library with more than 500 ultra-realistic samples of the most popular classic and modern drum kits.

The Simmons SD1500KIT has 64-voice polyphony with full programmability using powerful, on-board pro- cessing. Its Variable Attack Response programming delivers the responsiveness and sensitivity neces-
sary for a nuanced performance using alternating sample playback for realistic and natural acoustic
drum sounds.

The SD1500KIT is a 6-piece drum kit plus hi-hat, three multi-zone cymbals and 22 specific trigger points. Its hex-shaped blue anodized frame and die-cast alumi-
num hardware feature memory lock mounts for speedy setup and stability. Simmons’ exclusive multi-position hi-hat pedal and triple-zone snare pad deliver unprecedented responsiveness while its crash cymbals offer dual zone and choke capability.

The new Simmons SD1500KIT sells for $999.99 MAP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com