KAT Percussion KT3 Advanced High-Performance Digital Drum Set

6-piece Electronic Drum Kit with 550 Sounds, 100 Play Along Tracks, Onboard Sequencer and EFX, and USB Connectivity
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KAT Percussion Ups the Ante

The KAT Percussion KT3 Advanced 6-piece high-performance digital drum set ups the ante with larger dual-zone pads, two floor toms, and great playing feel. With its natural-feeling 11" snare and floor tom pads, 9" rack toms, shock-absorption Kick Tower with 9" pad, 12" hi-hat, two crashes, and ride cymbal, you'll have no trouble making the switch to this electronic kit. An arsenal of 550 studio-grade drum, cymbal, DJ, EFX, and percussion sounds plus 70 kits get you rocking right away. The KT3 USB sound module gives you full control, along with an onboard sequencer to record your hot grooves.

KAT Percussion KT3 Electronic Drum Kit at a Glance:
  • Properly engineered for real drum and cymbal feel
  • Rock out with tons of sounds, kits, and amazing 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 KT3 kit. Each of the KT3's dual-zone snare and tom pads are specially engineered to give you natural and familiar stick rebound across the entire playing surface. The cymbals respond smoothly to your playing dynamics. The KT3's ride and two crashes come with boom arms for perfect positioning. At Sweetwater, we know the feel of your kick trigger is a big deal. The KT3 features a specially engineered shock-absorption kick tower with a 9" pad, giving you stability, excellent response, and ultra-quiet operation when paired with the included Silent Strike drum beater.

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

With 550 studio-quality drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds onboard plus 70 drum kits (45 fully programmable factory presets, 25 user), and a comprehensive pad mixer onboard the KT3's USB control module, you get tons of sound setup options. All the sounds are fully velocity sensitive, giving you the dynamic control you need. Onboard reverb and EQ let you further define your drums. A total of 100 play-along tracks and a unique Learning Mode make practicing with your KT3 fun, and an onboard sequencer lets you record your grooves on the fly.

Brilliantly designed hardware ensures hassle-free set up

Get up and drumming in no time with your KAT Percussion KT3. Everything about the KT3 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 achieving a basic setup extremely fast. A dedicated snare brace lets you get your snare pad right where you need it, while the cymbal boom arms give you the ultimate in set-up flexibility. A prelabeled wire harness with included hook-and-loop ties also take the guess work out of cabling your KT3 electronic drum kit.

KAT Percussion KT3 Digital Drum Set Features:
  • 6-piece kit with newly-designed 11" dual-zone drumpads
  • Ultra-sensitive pads for natural dynamics tracking
  • Extremely quiet pads and cymbals with natural stick rebound and feel
  • Double pedal-compatible 9" bass drum tower
  • Three fully adjustable cymbal boom arms for the ultimate in set-up flexibility
  • Larger cymbals than other drum sets in its class
  • Ride cymbal features a bell trigger
  • Independently-programmable, dual-zone crash and ride cymbals to double your kit's cymbal sounds
  • Silent-Strike bass drum beater included
Kit includes:
  • (1) KT3 USB/MIDI trigger sound module
  • (1) 11" dual-zone snare pad
  • (2) 9" dual-zone tom pads
  • (2) 11" dual-zone floor tom pads
  • (1) Shock-absorption kick tower with 9" pad
  • (1) Hi-hat controller
  • (2) 12" dual-zone crash cymbals
  • (1) 14" dual-zone ride cymbal w/ bell trigger
  • (1) 12" hi-hat cymbal
  • (3) Boom cymbal arms
  • (1) Straight hi-hat arm
  • (1) Drum rack with mounting hardware
  • (1) Silent Strike bass drum beater
Discover the fun of electronic drums with the KAT Percussion KT3 kit!

Additional Media

Electronic Drums Buying Guide
KT3 Advanced High-Performance Digital Drum Set Setup Guide
KT3 Advanced High-Performance Digital Drum Set User Manual

Tech Specs

Total Number of Pads 9
Included Snare/Tom Pads 1 x 11" snare, 2 x 9" rack toms, 2 x 11" floor toms
Included Kick Pads 9"
Included Cymbal Pads 1 x hi-hat, 1 x ride, 2 x crash
Included Hardware Rack, boom cymbal arms, straight hi-hat arm
Included Drum Module KT3
Number of Drum Kits 45 factory preset, 25 user kits
Number of Instruments 550
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 KT3-US

Customer Reviews

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I actually was a little underwhelmed when I got this rig. I had helped a friend buy an inexpensive electronic kit from a different brand, and I didn't like it. The KT4 looked like it was a step above that, and for the price that did not sit well. Once I got over my initial over-criticism, it's really a good kit. Far and away more sounds than other sets in the same range. The pads feel good to the point I didn't wish I had bought something with mesh. I had two issues which were quickly fixed...one was a defective pad that would easily double trigger when hit directly, or that was trigger when playing hard on a near pad. The other issue was that the module I received could not be updated. Both were satisfactorily corrected by DW. In a case of the grass is greener on the other side, I just really wanted to try something else. By the time that I realized what I had, I already had a buyer who would not let me back out of the sale. I got a different rig and hated it!!!! I have the KT4 on order which is a (seemingly) much improved kit in both hardware and software, or what I feel is a very modest bump in price. I am truly excited for the new kit to become available and get here!!!
Music background: Rock, Christian, Country...the standard stuff.

Kat kt3

I played on lots of electronic drum kit and this one is my favorite by far


this is the first set of drum's I've had scents I was 10 years old. never forgot what it was like to play, now I have drums again 40 years later. love them! not hard to set up, I did have a few problems like it didn't keep it's memory, but I played with it and got it right. read the manual, it got me there. sweetwater I never ordered from, just got a gut feeling this was the place to buy from. I had no problems with them. shipped fast got here in good shape, i'll order from them again. love my drums! thank's

Love it

Satisfied with shipping speed. Sweetwater helped set it up for me so that the shipment was held at the fed ex location near me. First company ever to do that for me. Assembly had minor glitches, but not enough to cause any headaches. The labeling could have been a little better. The velcro straps make for a nice touch. I did go out to my local hardware store and purchase a few more straps. The number of included straps was a great start but still left some wires sagging. It's very strong and sturdy. The metal support brace for the snare and the kick pad in front of the center pole are great added features. Playing feels very natural and I haven't experienced in crosstalk. The extensive sounds, versatility and the ability for the various customization will keep this kit feeling brand new for a long time. I love the large pads. I have played other kits that have dual zone snares but the small size made it feel very uncomfortable. Playing rim shots are great with the Kat kit. I opted to purchase the respective Kat kick pedal, very quiet and smooth operation. I love the beater. I would recommend this kit

Best Electronic drums I've ever played

I've had my KT3 for a year now and couldn't be more pleased with them. It's nice to plug in my mp3 player and spend hours jamming. (A quality set of headphones is a must. I use JVC phones). The variety of settings is astonishing. I can spend hours just playing around with the possibilities. The tech support has been phenomenal. Every concern or question I've ever had (and there's been few) are answered within 2 days often by a simple explanation via email. I very highly recommend the KAT KT3!
Music background: Hard rock (hobbyist)

Sweetwater Advice

Jared Kalish

I've been very impressed with my KAT Percussion KT3 Advanced drum kit for a variety of reasons. First, the build quality is outstanding. All the pads and cymbal are durable yet sensitive, and have a great realistic feel. Second, it's a breeze to set up and get going. Finally, I love how easy it connects my to DAW when triggering all my drum software apps such as Superior Drummer and Steven Slate Drums. Having both USB and standard 5-pin MIDI really provides connection options when I need them. An electronic drum kit at this price and with so many features is just insane!
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