That's just what I found with the new digital kit offered up by KAT Percussion, the KT3. With 70 programmable kits, 100 play-along songs, very realistic and naturally responsive drum and cymbal pads, and a solid construction, it is a kit worth considering for anyone on the market - beginners, those wanting a solution for triggering sounds from plug-ins or virtual instruments in the studio, or for expanding your acoustic kit. Based in Bloomfield, CT, KAT has carved out a solid spot in the electronic percussion industry despite being relatively new players in this particular segment. The company's three digital kits - the KT1, KT2, and KT3 - are pushing the boundaries of what a budget level kit can do. As for the pads themselves, I have to say that for a non-mesh head, they have a very responsive and comfortable feel and the noise generated from the stick hitting the pad is quite minimal. In an attempt to relay how impressive these pads really are, I put my real snare beside the drum pad and did a stick bounce test. I hit the snare once and just let to stick " bounce until it stopped and *ï¿½ ' ï¿½ then did the same on the KT3's 11- in. snare pad. The bounce on the snare pad actually lasted longer! There you have it - playing these pads feels like a knife through butter.
Mullen, Joe (2014) KAT Percussion KT3 Digital Drum Set. In: Canadian Musician, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 22. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/519557/.