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Recently redesigned and improved Extreme Drums Triggers are more sensitive and more durable than ever before, giving you greater performance, both now and for years to come. Now you can have the most sensitive drum triggers available today ... along with all cables needed to hook them up to any drum module you choose.
You can quickly and safely install Extreme Drums Triggers inside your drums in just minutes per drum.
And our Custom-Built Triggers come supplied with all the connecting cables you need to connect your drums to your drum module or trigger-to-MIDI converter. We will also be available, both before and after the sale to help answer any questions you may have about converting your church drums.
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Order your Extreme Drums Triggers today and turn your drums into the best feeling and best responding electronic drums you've ever played.
Has the volume of the drums become a stumbling block in your Church?
Like so many other churches maybe you've had complaints from members who say,
"THE DRUMS ARE TOO LOUD!"
If so, I'm sure you've tried several "fixes" but may still be left wondering what to do.
Extreme Drums has helped several other churches and they can help yours too.
With today's modern worship music the majority of churches have added electric guitars and drums to their worship services. Most of these churches used to rely on an organist or piano player to accompany the singing. As a result of this change to the statis quo in the church service it has disrupted what was once a peaceful quiet solemn service and changed it into a loud and sometimes offensive scenario. In an attempt to keep up with the changing times many churches have unintentionally aleniated some of it's older members. Many members have even opted to leave their church in order to find a more comfortable environment.
The problem too often stems from adding a drumset to the platform. Because of their nature drums produce a lot of sound when played. And unfortunately many drummers don't seem to notice the problem. Or if they do they can't seem to keep their volume down to a comfortable level. As the drum volume grows so does the stage volume as a whole. This happens when the other instrumentalists turn up their volume in an attempt to hear their instruments above the drum volume. Then the singers need to have their monitors turned up so they can hear themselves sing. Too often the combined volume results in an overwhelming sound coming from the stage. Sometimes this volume is so excessive that the sound engineers can't control it at all. They have the main speakers turned down completely but the sound coming from the stage monitors and instruments are still so loud it can be offensive.
Most churches have tried many things to manage the acoustic drum volume in an attempt to bring down the overall volume. The most common approach is to use a Plexiglas
drum shield around the front and sides of the drum set. Although this only offers small benefits at best. The problem with a drum shield is that the sound simply bounces off the shield
and reflects off the back wall and the ceiling. The congregation still hears the drums at nearly the same volume level. The other extreme that some churches have tried is to build a
complete enclosure, or drum booth, usually at an exorbitant cost. This drastically cuts the drum volume down but creates an uncomfortable and unrealistic feel for both the drummers and the worship
team. But even with a drum booth, if it isn't completely sealed, drum sound will still escape. But to have a completely sealed drum booth you must provide fress air intakes and some type of
climate control or you will suffocate your drummer. And the cost of the fix just keeps growing.
Other churches are still relying on drummers to control the volume of traditional acoustic drums, which usually doesn't work for a number of reasons. One problem with this approach is that most of us drummers have a certain amount of hearing loss from banging on drums and crashing cymbals for several years. As a result, we may have lost some of our ability to judge whether we are playing too loud or not. More times than not the drum volume seems okay to us drummers.
Electronic drums can be a big part of the solution to drum volume problems in your church. But most drummers are resistant to using electronic drums. Even though electronic drums have been around for over three decades, many drummers would rather go to the dentist and have their teeth drilled without Novocain than to have to play electronic drums! Why? Because they are so unrealistic and often frustrating to play! I suppose it would be similar to asking an accomplished pianist to be content playing a tiny Casio keyboard with small keys and sub-par key action. It would not be enjoyable to him or her. Similarly, playing traditional electronic drums takes away a lot of the enjoyment, fulfillment, and creativity while using your gift and talent to serve the Lord.
Playing a typical set of electronic drums turns what was once a free expression of the heart for drummers into a laborious, unfulfilling sacrifice that loses most of its enjoyment. Many drummers who have played electronic drums in church would agree that the joy and excitement of playing drums have been greatly diminished. For this reason, some drummers have bowed out of playing in church altogether.
Maybe your church is currently using a set of electronic drums to solve the volume problem. If so, it was a step in the right direction but for the sake of your drummers please don't stop there. Some electronic drum sets are very good in and of themselves. It isn't that the technology hasn't greatly evolved over the last several years ... it has. It isn't that you can't get some great drum and percussion sounds with many electronic drum modules today ... you can. Good examples of this are Roland's latest drum modules and their V-Drums with quiet mesh heads. They are much more realistic and more sensitive than their predecessors; black rubber pads. But Roland V-Drums, as good as they are, still lack the realism of playing a full size acoustic drum set.
The problem of most drummers not liking electronic drums is the size of the drum pads themselves. They are just too small to give a drummer the feel and response he or she is used to. Additionally, their placement, along with their small size, inhibits a drummer from playing with full upper body movement common with an acoustic set. And drummers have grown comfortable with, and even look forward to, the physical acpect of playing drums. But with a standard electronic drum set a drummer's freedom to play naturally is greatly affected.
Extreme Drums conversions gives your Church and your drummers a better option. I've been successfully using my solution to the church drum volume problem for close to 20 years now and your church can too. Over the last 40 years I have played drums with several Contemporary Worship Teams, Gospel groups, and Contemporary Christian bands in churches, concert halls, and conventions throughout the Midwest and overseas. As a result I have become well aware of the problems that drums and drummers pose to a peaceful and serene environment ... peaceful and serene, that is, until several of us contemporary Christian musicians started bringing drums and electric guitars into the Sanctuary starting in the seventies and eighties. Today many churches incorporate several electronic instruments as well as high tech sound systems and computerized multimedia displays. It is important to adapt to our culture to a certain amount but when adapting becomes a problem with our congregations like excessive drum volume can be, then its is necessary to make adjustments for the sake of the church as a whole.
I have been playing and building many varieties of electronic drums since the late 80s and have been converting full size acoustic drums into electronic drums since the mid 90s. I have constantly tweaked and redesigned my drum triggers to work to my satisfaction and high personal standards. Now you can easily convert your church drum set yourself with Extreme Drums Triggers and take advantage of all my years of research and development.
When a drummer uses our triggers with a converted drum set and quiet mesh drum heads on top of each drum, he or she will have all the sensitivity and response of Roland V-Drums, with the feel, free-flowing natural movements, and great looks of a full size acoustic drum set. Plus, converting your church's acoustic drums could save your church three or four thousand dollars compared to Roland's newest V-Pro Drum Set. The cost of our triggers for a typical drum set is about $345. The cost of quiet mesh drum heads can be as low as $12 per drum on average, or $35 per drum for heavy hitters. And we will tell you where you can order them. Add an inexpensive, high quality drum module starting at around $350, and electronic cymbals if you choose to use them starting at about $100 each. However, you may be able to use the standard brass cymbals that are already on your church drum set, saving you even more money. Often, when a drummer plays electronic drums with standard brass cymbals, he will automatically play the cymbals softer as his drum volume decreases. You could try that at your church first to see if it works for you. If not you can always add the electronic cymbals later. With your trigger order we will tell you some of the best places to order these extra items online to complete your drum set conversion.
After plugging your converted drums into your drum module, plug the drum module into your sound system where your drummer's performance is fed into the monitors and sanctuary speakers, giving full control of the drum volume to your Sound Engineers.
The end result is a drum set that looks and feels like an acoustic set but is virtually silent until the speaker volume is turned up. The drummer can have his or her own floor monitor or in-ear monitors to hear their drum sounds. The worship team members can comfortably hear the drums through their monitors, and the congregation can hear the drums properly blended with all the other instruments and vocals through the main speakers.
This is the best of both worlds! Drummers appreciate the drums they get to play while at church and they love the fact that almost any drum sound they need is at their fingertips, easily accessible within the drum module. And the drum volume will be completely controllable, making everyone much happier!
In the words of church sound tech Nat McLeay from the Hope Center in New Zealand:
"After having issues with the volume level of our acoustic drums, even with a drum screen, the level was too much. The drummers were asked to play quieter to no effect. So without consulting the drummers further the leadership of the church worship team purchased an electric drum kit, a TD-9 with V-drums. The drummers did not like them at all. They made the comment to me that electrics didn’t feel like normal drums and they were loosing their enjoyment of playing in church. When we found extreme drums triggers online our drummers’ eyes lit up and they showed a real interest. We bought an extreme drums snare trigger to try out. The drummers loved it. It felt close to a real snare and the rest of the worship team noticed a difference. Even though we have it hooked up to our TD-9 module with the same sounds, they all thought it sounded different, more real. I can only put this down to the way the trigger behaves and how it reacts in a real snare. It’s awesome! Needless to say the order was placed for the remaining triggers. Ours drummers have their enthusiasm back, it feels more real and they enjoying drumming at church again. Plus in the back of our video shots is a real looking drum kit with the chrome bits shining, looks much nicer on stage than a rig of drum pads. Extreme Drums Triggers were a great purchase for our church and coupled with some Zildjian Gen-16 cymbals we have a complete package. If we knew that this option was out there before we purchased the Roland Kit we would have gone straight for the acoustic electric option. Thanks Extreme Drums." Nat McLeay, Hope Center, Lower Hutt, New Zealand – November 2013
Here's what one Pastor said after converting their church drums:
"We've struggled with our live drum volume for years and found the cost of Roland V-Drums to be prohibitive. Extreme Drums Triggers were just what we needed, and our worship band has never sounded better!" Larry Marshall, Associate Pastor, Bethany Christian Church, Anderson, Indiana USA
Maybe your Church has tried to hide your drummers behind Plexiglas or in a specially designed drum booth in an attempt to control the drum volume. If so, it's time to let them out of their cage to be reunited with the rest of the Worship Team. This is possible with an Extreme Drums conversion. Using our step-by-step instructions our triggers are easy to install by anyone. A complete drum set conversion can be done in an afternoon with our easy-to-follow instructions. Try a set of triggers in your church drums and get victory at last in your struggle with excessive worship team volume because of high acoustic drum stage volume.