I have an electronic drum set at home , which i would like it to sound as much as the acoustic drums

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I can adjust the sound of the electronic drum by pressing the "+" & "-" buttons on the controller which is located on the drum set , the problem is that i cant really gauge properly as i am not sure what the acoustic drum set sounds like.

Is there like a tuner for drums similar to what they have for guitars ??

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  • This doesn't satisfy the requirements of being a good question yet, so I'm putting it "on hold" until you can edit. It looks like you are presuming that the buttons on your controller have some relationship to the drums sounding acoustic, without being able to tell whether or not this is the case. Your electronic drums are likely playing back samples of acoustic drums in the first place, of which there are MANY, the use of which normally boils down to personal preference of the drummer. We need to know what the +/- buttons actually do -- please include the model # from your electronic kit. – NReilingh Mar 10 '14 at 20:30

Tuners for acoustic drums exist, but they gauge the pressure on the drum head rather than check the tone like in the example below.

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This does not fit your exact intended usage, but is still may be worth looking into as pressure will change the tone of the drum.


Do you want the pitch to match an acoustic drumset, or the tone ? The former is controlled with the tension on the drum head and the overall size of the drum (duh); the latter is a function of strike, strike location, and so on.

But if you don't know what sound you want to end up with, how can you know what to adjust?

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    How is this an answer? – Shevliaskovic Mar 10 '14 at 13:22
  • @Shev.Sound = pitch AND tone. Pitch is adjustable on an acoustic drum using head tension.This is down (or up...) to the drummer himself.This is most likely the +/- adjustment. Tone is produced by the way he hits the skins.Both are relevant, but the OP doesn't appear to know what his targets are. How will he know when he's got it 'right' ? – Tim Mar 10 '14 at 14:01

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