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Computer-powered drum sounds for sequencing, and tracking.

The USB Pro Drum Kit is designed for USB/MIDI performance with your Mac, PC, or other MIDI device. The USB Pro Drum Kit features dual-zone RealHead drum pads, genuine alloy SURGE Cymbals, and a compact, studio-friendly StealthRack drum rack. Harness the powerful processor in your computer to create incomparably realistic electronic drum tracks.
USB Pro Drum Kit is the world's first drum set designed to use your Mac or PC as the sound module. Your computer has more processing power than any hardware drum module, and USB Pro Drum Kit makes harnessing that power easy. The true touch of real, tunable, mylar drum heads, combined with the natural feel of brass-alloy SURGE Cymbals creates an acoustic-feeling, great-sounding drumming experience.

Just plug the kit's Trigger|iO interface into your Mac or PC's USB port, load up your sequencing, recording, or virtual instrument software, and you're ready to play. Because the USB Pro Drum Kit is MIDI compatible, you can track a performance, and then go back afterward and tweak your sounds. Try that with acoustic drums!

The USB Pro Drum Kit also opens up a new world of software including BFD, Toontrack, and Reason to drummers and producers looking for realistic drum performances.

The USB Pro Drum Kit's acoustic-feeling RealHead drum pads are built around 8” mylar drumheads and acoustic-dampening foam for quiet response. The snare and tom pads are dual-zone, enabling rimshot or rim-click sounds on the snare and additional sounds such as wind chimes, cymbals, gongs, and cowbells on the tom rims.

When they wear out, the drumheads can be replaced with any model you choose from any manufacturer. The heads are tunable with a standard drum key for adjustable tension and feel. The triple-flanged counterhoops are covered in removable, sound-reducing rubber sleeves, which further cut acoustic noise.

The USB Pro Drum Kit includes a self-standing RealHead Kick Pad with stand, to which any model of single or double-bass-drum pedal can be attached. The kick pad also features a tunable, 8” mylar playing surface.

The USB Pro Drum Kit comes with SURGE Cymbals, the only serious choice in cymbals for triggering electronics. The kit comes with a 12” SURGE Hi-Hat Cymbal, a 13” SURGE Crash Cymbal with choke, and a 16” SURGE dual-zone Ride Cymbal with choke. These alloy cymbals are coated with a clear sound-dampening layer so they feel like acoustic cymbals! The Crash and Ride cymbals feature large choke strips on the undersides for even more attention to accurate cymbal control. The Ride features dual-zone triggers for bell-clanging nuance. And the SURGE Hi-Hat Cymbal is continuously controllable using the included RealHat Pedal.

The fully adjustable, compact StealthRack is built of 1 1/2-inch metal tubing, which is standard throughout the drum industry. It's easy to expand the USB Pro Drum Kit with any manufacturer's clamps and mounts. All necessary clamps, professional 1/4-inch cables, and mounting hardware are included. All clamps adjust with the included drum key. Pad-mounting L-arms feature non-round arms to eliminate slippage from playing. All of the hardware on the USB Pro Drum Kit is designed for sure grip and extensive adjustability.

No other drum set blends the realistic feel and touch with the sonic and creative flexibility of the USB Pro Drum Kit.

BFD is a trademark of FXpansion Audio UK Ltd.
Toontrack is a registered trademark of Toontrack.
Reason is a trademark of Propellerhead Software AB.

  • Five-piece electronic drum set with USB/MIDI computer interface
  • RealHead drum pads feature genuine 8" mylar drum heads for customizable feel
  • Alloy SURGE cymbals with built-in triggers for serious acoustic-cymbal feel
  • SURGE Cymbals feature sound-dampening underside coating to cut their acoustic sound
  • Dual-zone snare and tom pads for a wide palette of sounds from a standard setup
  • Ultra-fast triggering with software sequencers, recording software, and MIDI hardware
  • 10 TRS inputs
 for kit expansion with additional pads, cymbals, and acoustic drum triggers



  • (4) RealHead 8" Dual-Zone Pads
  • RealHead Kick Pad with stand, for use with single or double kick pedals, sold separately
  • RealHat Pedal hi-hat continuous controller
  • SURGE 12" Hi-Hat Cymbal
  • SURGE 13" Crash Cymbal
  • SURGE 16" Ride Cymbal
  • StealthRack black drum rack, complete with all mounts and cables
  • Trigger|iO trigger-to-MIDI USB interface
  • Software CD
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide

  • USB Computer Interface
  • 10-1/4" TRS Trigger Inputs
  • 1- 1/4" TS input for Hi Hat Continuous control messages
  • 1- 1/4" TRS input for up/down value footswitch
  • USB 1.1 Jack
  • 1 MIDI Output
  • 20- Presets (can be overwritten)
  • Controller remapping support
  • Trigger|iO Dimensions: 8.5 inch W x 5 inch D x 1.75 inch H
  • Trigger|iO Weight: 1 lb, 15 oz
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  • How should I clean SURGE Cymbals?

    Use a damp wet cloth or a non-abrasive cymbal cleaner or cymbal polish on the top surface of the cymbal only.

    DO NOT USE CYMBAL CLEANER ON THE BOTTOM SURFACE. Instead, dampen a cloth with water to clean the surface or, in extreme cases, use a specialty plastics cleaner (such as the kind used for cleaning the glass on a boat.
  • How do I mount the SURGE Cymbals?

    SURGE Cymbals are designed to be mounted on any standard cymbal stand or mounting arm.

    Note: When using a SURGE Ride Cymbal, you can NOT use a cymbal sleeve (an optional plastic sleeve around the mounting rod to prevent the cymbal from rubbing against it). The SURGE Ride Cymbal already has a built-in sleeve. Be sure to use felt washers when mounting it, though.

    Note: The SURGE Hi-Hat Cymbal is designed to be mounted on a fixed hi-hat arm stand – not a standard hi-hat stand with a pedal and clutch. These are manufactured by most drum hardware companies and are available from your favorite drum shop.
  • How do I open and close the SURGE Hi-Hat, since it is only one cymbal?

    The SURGE Hi-Hat cymbal is only the trigger. The foot controller is actually responsible for the difference between “open” and “closed” hi-hat sounds. We recommend the Alesis DM5 Pro Kit Expansion Hi-Hat Pedal. You can also use the Roland FD-7 or FD-8.
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Manuals & DocumentationSizeType
Trigger|iO - Information About Trigger Types
A brief tutorial on various trigger types.
118 KBpdf
Trigger|iO - Setting up BFD
BFD (not included) is a popular software-based virtual drum instrument. This guide shows you how to set it up with your Trigger|iO.
64 KBpdf
Trigger|iO - USB Pro Kit setup guide
54 KBpdf
Trigger|iO - Reference Manual
3 MBpdf
SURGE Cymbals - Compatibility Guide [v1.2]
111 KBpdf
Software & DriversSizeType
Trigger|iO - SysEx drum kit preset update
The drum kit presets in this update are identical to the original Trigger|iO presets, except that the first preset (‘kit 0’) has been optimized for improved response with BFD (not included). Installation instructions and release notes are included with the download.
194 KBzip
SR18 - Presets for use with the USB Pro Drum Kit
This .zip file contains instructions and a MIDI sysex file to setup the SR18 Drum machine to work as an optimized sound module for the USB Pro Drum Kit.
51 KBzip
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USB Pro Drum Kit - Product Overview
733 KBpdf

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