Will Kennedy (Yellow Jackets, Herbie Hancock) demos the Pearl Drums Mimic Pro Module on a Masterworks drumkit with Tru Trac drumheads. Pearl's Tru-Trac Electronic drumhead are mounted on real drums.
The new Mimic Pro Module, introduced at NAMM 2017, will have the complete Steven Slate Drums 5 digital sample library. Steven Slate is one of the most used and award winning drum replacement audio/software companies there are. And while this is a pre-production prototype, one of the cool features is that you can personally handle your own mix and the front of house mix through the module. The 7 inch touch screen makes it very easy and has a well-designed interface. Also easily adjustable are the four microphones you can use for all your drums and cymbals; you can set the top, bottom, overhead and room mikes in one screen. That is sound control.
Of course, you can import your audio files and trigger from your pads. The Pearl website tells us the product price is yet to be announced, but at NAMM Raymond Massey told us the street price would be around $2.199.