Simmons have certainly been around a few years now with their history of electronic drums. Makes me wonder if Roland would have invented the V-Drums if it wasn’t for Simmons. Simmons have some great ideas and in our new world of everything small, compact, cheaper and competative, they have announced a new drum controller called Stryke6..
Stryke6 is the first ever iPad controller that Simmons tells us it gives you a full drum kit playing experience. It has six velocity-sensitive pads plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control and its small size is perfect for playing on the move.
What is nice is the App is free and you connect your controller to your iPad. The App has a good range of sounds or alternatively via USB connect to any computer to trigger Drum sounds such as EZ Drummer, Garage Band, Logic, Ableton Live etc.
It has colour coded Pads ach with colored LED light ringsand is ideal for practicing, even if you are on the move. Drum sticks are included, and it comes with connections for Lightning and 30-pin iPads, as well as a USB port.
Simmons Stryke6 is available now for US $129.99.