Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set (13" Hi Hat, 16" Crash, 18" Ride) Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 1 customer review
The Zildjian Gen16 cymbals are perfect in so many scenarios. You'll want a set for your home, church, and any live sound situation that needs minimal volume. Whether you play an electronic or acoustic kit, having quiet cymbals that feel and sound natural is priceless! I've finally stopped complaining about the "feel" of electronic cymbals and the ear-piercing volume of acoustic cymbals!
from Wapakoneta, OH
May 23, 2012Music Background:
Worship Pastor, Singer/Songwriter, Pro Musician
Best Electronic Cymbals We've triedWe put these on a set of E-Pearl Live instead of stock cymbals and our drummers love them. They play and feel real, because they are real. No more clicking sound from the "metal" cymbals that came with the set. The sounds a re decent, but could be better, that's why I didn't give 5 stars. I'm sure they will come out with better sound sets in the future. They were pretty easy to set up. We did have a bad pickup, but I told my Sales Engineer and Zildjan sent me out a new pickup before then next weekend services. We're very happy with these and Sweetwater. We've had Roland Pad's, Alesis Semi-metal cymbals, but these are the best for an electronic set.
For many players, the cymbals in an electronic drum kit have been the weak spot. The cymbal sounds that e-drums produce can be stellar, but the feel of e-drum cymbals turns off some players. You could use real cymbals with your e-drums, but then you'd have to deal with volume issues -- and you'd still have to mic them up in many situations.
What if you could play cymbals made from metal, ones that sounded great and felt exactly like "real" cymbals, but were still quiet enough to use with your e-drums? That's exactly what you get with the from . The Gen16s are real cymbals that feature a unique perforated pattern. This pattern reduces their volume level by up to 75%! Yet the Gen16s feel and respond exactly as real cymbals do, because they are real cymbals.
The cymbals feature dual pickups underneath, in the cymbal mount. The signal from these pickups feeds into a controller module, which features DSP for processing the tone into full-blown cymbal goodness. You can either run the output of the module into your e-drum controller or run your e-drum module's output through the Gen16 module. Either way, you can create exactly the blend that you want.
There are several cymbals in the Gen16 family: 13" or 14" hi-hat, 16" or 18" crash, and 20" ride. The controller can accept up to five cymbal inputs, so you can create exactly the cymbal array that you want for your kit. In use, you'd swear you were playing real cymbals -- the feel and response is exactly right. There's flexibility for shaping the sound as you desire, so you can custom-tailor your cymbals exactly as you like. And, because these are real cymbals, you can even play with brushes or mallets.
I can't think of a better solution for e-drum users. Practice, gigs, worship, schools... anywhere you need cymbals but have to control the volume, the Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbals provide the solution!
Acoustic Electric Cymbal Kit for Electronic Drum Kits with 13" Hi-hats, 16" Crash, 18" Ride, AE Controller, Three AE Pickups, Cables, and Mounting Kit