What is left to be said about these two iconic Japanese companies that you don’t already know. Year after year their achievements and innovations have lead the market in new directions, both leaders in their respective fields. When the world’s leading drum company spends five long years working hand in hand with the music industry’s leading electronics company, great things are bound to happen. Please welcome e/MERGE, an all new e-drumming experience like never before.
EM53T E/Traditional Components
- EM14S 14" PUREtouch Snare Drum Pad
- EM10T 10" PUREtouch Tom Pad
- EM12T 12" PUREtouch Tom Pad
- EM14T 14" PUREtouch Tom Pad
- EMKCPC PUREtouch Kick Pad Complete
- EM14HH 1pr. 14" PUREtouch Hi-Hat Cymbal Pad Set
- EM15C 15" PUREtouch Crash Cymbal Pad
- EM18R 18" PUREtouch Ride Cymbal Pad
- MDL1 Electronic Drum Module
- DR80EM ICON e-Rack System
- CH830ES Cymbal Holder, Short Boom x2
- S830 Snare Stand
- TH70E Tom Holder x3
- PCR50L Module Clamp
e/MERGE is about change, and change in the e-drum market has been way overdue. When Pearl looked closely at every aspect of the current e-drumming experience with KORG, together they knew they could make a dramatic difference. And that difference begins with the all new e/MERGE module.
Simple yet elegant in design, the e/MERGE MDL1 module features a full library of high definition, natural, organic and minimally processed acoustic Pearl drums. We then added the very best electronic, world, orchestral and specialty percussion sounds from KORG’s vast library of pristine quality samples. But, the module is only part of the change.
There are three key elements that separate e/MERGE from anything that has come before. The all new MDL1 e/MERGE Module, KORG’s amazing Wave Trigger Technology and Pearl’s acoustic-like PUREtouch Electronic Pads all combine to create an exceptional e-drumming experience.
The all new acoustic library for the MDL1 was recorded in one of the world’s most respected recording studios in historic Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. Both current and vintage instruments in a full variety of sizes were chosen and sampled. You will recognize some familiar tones in the style of several iconic Pearl artists, some specific genres, decades, and historic songs and styles from the past to the present. Customize sets and save your presets to the library, choose from over 35 different onboard effects, record your performances for hours on end, or just lay into it and play!
The e/MERGE Module is not about useless bells and whistles. It's about simplicity and performance. With eight assignable outs, two master outs, headphone outs and an auxiliary in, the MDL1 easily handles all your live performance and recording needs. But one of the most exciting features of the e/MERGE module is the Ambience Slider. Taken from a mix of the room and overhead mics during the recording process, the Ambience Slider allows you to instantly add color, natural room reverb and live vibe to any acoustic set. The e/MERGE Module hosts feature upon feature designed to make your playing experience unique. If you love to play drums, this module... this e-drum set is for you.
This ultra-fast and highly sensitive technology partially based upon KORG’s groundbreaking Wave Drum allows even your stick choice to make a discernible difference in the sound of your drum.
Wave Trigger Technology is fast. As fast as audio. Faster than anything simply trigger based. This speed adds a realism to the playing experience never before available to the e-drummer. Wave Trigger Technology uses parallel processing of your character and your sound and seamlessly layers it with high definition samples of real Pearl acoustic drums to create an end result that is as much a reflection of you as with any acoustic performance. With WTT, sample layers are smoothed, latency is imperceivable, and sensitivity is on a different dimension from anything that has come before.
The natural feel from the pad construction with extreme sensitivity created by the Wave Trigger Technology make the PUREtouch Electronic Pad System the new industry standard.
The patent pending PUREtouch Electronic Pads were constructed by Pearl and KORG engineers with six layers of material that work together to create the most natural feel of any electronic pad available. Combined with the WAVE TRIGGER TECHNOLOGY, for the first time ever, your choice of stick will impact the sound of your electronic kit. Every area of the snare drum head responds like an acoustic drum from the center to the edge. You can also affect the feel by changing the head tension. If your preference is for a tighter feel, simply tighten the head. Two separate rim triggers are perfectly positioned for cross stick and rim shots, and the snare drum’s 14” diameter makes this feel as natural as any acoustic drum.
Each e/MERGE kit includes a PUREtouch Electronic Cymbal pack consisting of an 18” three zone Ride (bell, bow and edge), 15” two zone Crash (bow and edge), and 14” two zone Hi-hats (bow and edge). PUREtouch Crash and Ride Cymbals feature a multi-layer construction encapsulated in rubber with a playing action similar to that of acoustic cymbals, but with a slightly softer feel for controlled sound volume. PUREtouch cymbals have a patent pending feature, based upon frequency, that blends the edge and bow sounds consistent with where you strike the cymbal. Most electronic cymbals include a choke feature that cuts off the sound when you grab the switch located under the cymbal, but the patent pending natural choke function of PUREtouch Cymbals eliminates the sound and instantaneously triggers the natural sympathetic harmonic ring inherent to choking real acoustic cymbals. Truly the most natural sounding electronic cymbals ever.
The PUREtouch Electronic Pad System includes two bass drum options that feature a patent pending shock absorbing trigger mechanism designed to maximize a natural feel. The e/TRADITIONAL kit configuration (EM53T) features an electronic bass drum pad and stand designed for portability and player comfort. This sturdy pad accepts both single and double pedals in a freestanding embodiment. The stand’s swivel legs with retractable spike feet, accommodate multiple setups and provide angle adjustment to the playing surface of the kick pad. The pad delivers a natural feel with accurate tracking and collapses for quick and easy transportation.
The e/HYBRID kit configuration (EM54HB) features an 18” acoustic bass drum with an internal version of the EMKCB kick pad. Both pad styles feature a red, front mounted LED light that can be controlled through the MDL1 sound module.
Each e/MERGE kit includes a PUREtouch Electronic Cymbal pack consisting of an 18” three zone Ride (bell, bow and edge), 15” two zone Crash (bow and edge), and 14” two zone Hi-hats (bow and edge). PUREtouch Crash and Ride Cymbals feature a multi-layer construction encapsulated in rubber with a playing action similar to that of acoustic cymbals, but with a slightly softer feel for controlled sound volume. PUREtouch cymbals have a patent pending feature, based upon frequency, that blends the edge and bow sounds consistent with where you strike the cymbal. Most electronic cymbals include a choke feature that cuts off the sound when you grab the switch located under the cymbal, but the patent pending natural choke function of PUREtouch Cymbals eliminates the sound and instantaneously triggers the natural sympatric harmonic ring inherent to choking real acoustic cymbals. Truly the most natural sounding electronic cymbals ever.
PUREtouch Hi-hats have the same natural feel and stick response and utilizes a plunger trigger system that is compatible with virtually any hi-hat stand. The Capacitive Motion Sensor (CMS) developed for the PUREtouch Hi-hats provides an extended range of articulation without interfering with the mechanical operation of the hi-hat stand capturing every nuance of precise hi-hat play. The patent pending vented bottom cymbal provides stability to the hi-hats while reducing sound volume.
There is no stronger name in drum hardware than Pearl. The foundation of the e/MERGE electronic drum set is a custom designed Icon e-Rack system that offers complete flexibility when positioning your drums and cymbals and securely locks them into place.
The beautifully chrome plated rack blends with the chrome tom arms and cymbal holders and is perfect for a small stage, ideal for the worship environment and right at home in an arena. The Icon e-Rack provides room to grow as you expand your kit with additional drums and cymbals.
|Connectivity||USB and MIDI (Out Only)|
|Included From Manufacturer||
EM14S 14" PUREtouch Snare Drum Pad
EM10T 10" PUREtouch Tom Pad
EM12T 12" PUREtouch Tom Pad
EM14T 14" PUREtouch Tom Pad
EMKCPC PUREtouch Kick Pad Complete
EM14HH 1pr. 14" PUREtouch Hi-Hat Cymbal Pad Set
EM15C 15" PUREtouch Crash Cymbal P
|Cymbal Choke Capability||Yes|
|Number of Cymbal Zones||
18” three zone Ride
15” two zone Crash
14” two zone Hi-hats
|Number of Drum Kits||35 HD Preset Kits|
|Hi-Hat Stand Included||No|
Master Out L/Mono & R
8 Direct Outs
|Number of Instrument Sounds||700 HD Voice Sound Library|
|Kick Pad Surface||shock absorbing trigger mechanism|
|Kick Pedal Included||No|
|Number of Pads||4|
|Snare Pad Zones/Surface||8 Zone PUREtouch six layer electronic Pad with two Rim triggers|
|Snare Stand Included||Yes|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive|
|Tom Pad Zones/Surface||8 Zone PUREtouch six layer electronic Pad with two Rim triggers|
Main Trigger Inputs (DB-25 Connector)
(3) Accessory Line ins
Pearl Limited Warranty
Drum Set/Concert wood and metal shells for the Lifetime of the Original Owner.
Foot pedals, hi-hat stands, cymbal stands, boom cymbal stands, snare drum stands, floor-standing tom stands, floor-standing cymbal/tom stands, concert stands, racks and rack accessories, cymbal holders and multi-clamps for the Lifetime of the Original Owner. Some exceptions apply.
Drum Set claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, spurs, tom brackets, tom holders, strainers, and nuts and bolts for the Lifetime of the Original Owner.
Rotationally molded cases for the Lifetime of the Original Owner.
Pearl PTT13 TECHTOOL for the lifetime of the original owner.
The lifetime warranty applies to the aforementioned Pearl products purchased from June 15, 2009.
The Pearl Lifetime Warranty is a statement of confidence to our customers to the reliability of Pearl products. Pearl drums, stands and hardware are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in quality, style, appearance and playing performance. This lifetime warranty reflects a tradition of excellence and a commitment to superior engineering and craftsmanship dedicated to you, the drummer. The Pearl lifetime warranty is our pledge to you that we will proudly stand behind our product for as long as you own it. Buy it once, play it for life.
All Pearl Percussion products (except rainsticks, rims, lugs, tuning plates which have a 1 year warranty).
All Roadshow drums, stands, pedals, hardware and parts.
Crystal Beat drums, acrylic shells, lugs, hoops and parts (except OptiMounts which have a lifetime warranty)
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Covered and lacquered finishes on all Pearl drums.
RH2050 Remote Hat cable.
Collar Joint on all Pearl drum thrones.
Gas Cylinder on the D3000TC throne.
Marching claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, counterhoops, edge-rings and nuts and bolts.
Marching carriers and marching carrier parts, except as noted below under 'Consumables'.
Marching snare, tom and bass drum stands.
Marching and Concert wood bass hoops (against manufacturer defect)
Tru-Trac electronic drum pads and rubber pad surfaces.
ePro metal and plastic cymbals.
R.E.D. BOX electronic drum module, cables, hi-hat controller, and junction boxes.
Throne Thumper and Throne Thumber amplifier.
Mimic Pro Electronic Drum Module
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TUNE-BOT electronic drum tuner
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Marching Drum hardware finished in Black or White Electro-coat*. (except scratches caused by normal use)
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- Consumables such as but not limited to: heads sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, wheels and casters.
- The playing surface on Pearl Percussion Cajons.
- The heads on the Pearl Percussion Fun Drum.
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