KAT Percussion KT1 Electronic Drum Kit

5-piece Electronic Drum Kit with 150+ Sounds and USB Connectivity
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Get Great Sound and Feel!

The KAT Percussion KT1 electronic drum kit lets you turn up the rock and turn down the volume. Engineered to provide you with a phenomenal playing experience, the KT1's 8" trigger pads provide you with natural stick rebound, and all three cymbals are incredibly responsive. You'll hear this come to life in each of the KT1's more than 150 percussion sounds. Onboard rhythms and a versatile metronome give you a great base for practicing, and onboard USB lets you connect your KAT Percussion KT1 rig to your DAW or virtual instruments.

KAT Percussion KT1 Electronic Drum Kit at a Glance:
  • Properly engineered for real drum and cymbal feel
  • Rock out with tons of sounds, kits, and onboard training tools
  • Brilliantly designed hardware ensures hassle-free set up
Properly engineered for real drum and cymbal feel

Get real drum feel with next to no noise from your KAT Percussion KT1. Each of the KT1's 8" snare and tom pads are specially engineered to give you natural and familiar stick rebound across the entire playing surface. A set of cymbals, including a hi-had, a ride, and a crash all respond smoothly to your playing dynamics. The KT1's ride and crash are fully adjustable, and the crash is even chokeable. And Sweetwater knows the feel of the kick trigger is a big deal. A specially engineered support structure for the 8" bass drum provides stability and excellent response, especially when paired with the included Silent Strike drum beater.

Rock out with tons of sounds, kits, and onboard training tools

With over 150 studio-standard drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds onboard plus 10 fully programmable drum kits, the KT1's USB control module gives you tons of performance options. All of its sounds are fully velocity sensitive, giving you the dynamic sound you need. Onboard reverb also lets you add character and dimension to your drums. And with 40 play-along tracks and a click track with nine time signatures, you'll find many excellent ways to hone your chops with a KAT Percussion KT1 electronic drum kit.

Brilliantly designed hardware ensures hassle-free set up

Get up and drumming in no time with your KAT Percussion KT1. Everything about the KT1 is easy to set up and adjust, so you spend less time fiddling with your kit and more time playing it. Right out of the box, the preassembled drum rack makes getting a basic setup extremely fast. A dedicated snare brace lets you get the ideal snare pad positioning, and the cymbal arms adjust easily from the throne. A prelabeled wire harness with included hook-and-loop ties also take the guess work out of cabling your KT1 electronic drum kit.

KAT Percussion KT1 Electronic Drum Kit Features:
  • A great simple electronic drum kit that gives you natural feel and great sound
  • USB drum controller includes over 150 fully velocity sensitive percussion sounds and 10 customizable kits
  • Connect to your DAW via USB MIDI
  • 4 x specially engineered 8" snare and tom pads deliver natural stick response
  • 8" kick drum harness designed for maximum stability
  • Ride and crash cymbals are feature fully adjustable positioning
  • Chokeable crash cymbal lets you pull off fast stops
  • All-in-one drum frame makes setup fast and easy
  • Prelabeled wire harness and hook-and-loop ties keep your cables neatly organized
  • Includes "Silent Strike" bass drum pedal beater
  • 1/8" stereo input lets you plug in your personal music player and jam along

Discover the fun of electronic drums with the KAT Percussion KT1 kit!

Additional Media

Electronic Drums Buying Guide
KT1 Electronic Drum Kit Setup Guide
KT1 Electronic Drum Kit User Manual

Tech Specs

Total Number of Pads 8
Included Snare/Tom Pads 8"
Included Kick Pads 8"
Included Cymbal Pads 1 x hi-hat, 1 x ride, 1 x crash
Included Hardware Stand and hi-hat pedal
Included Drum Module KT1
Number of Drum Kits 10
Number of Instruments 150+
Effects Reverb
Module Trigger Inputs 8
Module Analog Inputs 1 x 1/8" stereo aux in
Module Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4", 1/8" headphones
Module MIDI I/O In, Out
Manufacturer Part Number KT1-US

Customer Reviews

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Cheap, extremely sturdy and well constructed, looks awesome and the tones/ playability are excellent. I was concerned that the single zone pads wouldn't be very versatile but they are very accurate as far as pressure sensitivity so they mimic acoustic drums very well. I purchased a double bass pedal along with the set and it fits like a dream. I can really go crazy and everything stays solid and precise. Love love this kit. If you are curious about your first electric kit you probably have the same hesitation and uncertainties I had but I have to say that this kit is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate drummers. Great programed sounds and it works so good to play a laptop through it and route then both into your p.a./ stereo. Awesome kit A+

Blown away

I purchased this kit for my son for Christmas but I've been playing on it for a few days and the set is 100x better quality and sounding than I had expected. I purchased a PDP 502 double bass pedal along with it from Sweetwater and it works perfectly almost like it was made for it. Very solid construction and clean wiring once it's all set up. Awesome with headphones or amped through a p.a. or home stereo even. Very very happy

Great Sounding Drum set

This drum set is really great! I can't believe that it's this cheap for the quality you get. You can change each drum individually. You have 10 presets that you can change up to make your own. I listen to a lot of different styles of music. I have for my preset 4 the exact setup as the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold. It blew my mind that you can change each one to match up with almost any band out or any style of music there, if you wanted too. You do need to buy a Kick pedal for it. I woul suguessed the Tama Iron Cobra 200 It's a great pedal as well. A lot of famous drummers out there uses it a lot. Because everything on it is fully adjustable and it's a really great quality. Something else that is off topic. I love the little bags of candy you get when you order something from Sweetwater. It makes you feel good and like a kid again. Lets face it. Who doesn't like to feel like a kid again. You start thinking about old memories. Keep it up sweetwater. From now on you will always have my buisness so far everytime I order from here. I get it fast and in perfect condition.
Music background: I play Guitar,Bass,Drums.

Great Kit for the $$$

This kit can handle most of your needs with the ability to change the sounds of each drum and cymbals in all of the 10 preset kits. You can adjust the volume of each as well. So, you can tailor the kit to meet just about any genre of music you need. The kit was easy to set up and the brain is extremely "user friendly". The instructions don't translate very well but no worries, you won't need them. I researched several budget priced kits (some with not favorable reviews) and my Sweetwater sales associate recommended this kit over the others without hesitation. He definitely steered me in the right direction. If you are looking for a kit in the $500 range, go with the KT1 over the budget Alesis or Yamaha. Great bang for the buck!!
Music background: Ex semi pro musician, current hobbyist

New drums

Great starter set. I am new to drums and was not sure what to look for. Like all instruments you can read reviews all day but in the end you need to put hands on it. The only complaint is the set does not include a kicker for the bass drum.
See also: Digital Drum Sets, KAT Percussion, KAT Percussion Electronic Drum Sets