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Electronic Drums

aD5

True Sound Inspires

The aD5 is an elegantly-designed high-resolution drum module that reproduces the realistic sound of classic acoustic drums and cymbals.

Concept

Dumming

Realistic Sound

The aD5 aims to reproduce a natural and realistic experience of acoustic drums and cymbals across their full dynamic range.

 

The aD5's selection of top-quality instruments and vintage classics are meticulously recorded in the best studios using boutique equipment. 

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Simplicity

The aD5 interface is intuitive to use and set up for optimum response in drumming performance.  

The trigger wizard gets you playing within minutes, and the aD5 can be fine-adjusted to give a perfectly natural response for each pad and instrument.

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Compatibility

Unlike most other modules, the aD5 was designed to support a wide range of pads and drum triggers from major manufacturers. 

The aD5 provides stable trigger performance, using adjustment parameters that are easy to understand.

 
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aD5 Electronic Drums

True Sound Inspires

The aD5 accurately translates the dynamics and groove of the drummer into a realistic sound and natural-feeling response. From the soft tones of pianissimo to the intense emotional highs of fortissimo - the aD5 meticulously reproduces the tone and dynamics of acoustic drums and cymbals. This is the true sound you hear from behind the kit. 

The aD5 features cutting-edge sensing technology, fast response, and pure audio-class output quality to meet the exacting standards required for studio productions and live performance. Performing with the aD5, the player can experience new levels of creative freedom stimulated by sound — the broad dynamics of a kick drum, the subtleties of a snare, and the natural resonance of a cymbal -  all the sonic details are there to inspire you. 

Features

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Realistic Sound

Every aD5 instrument is designed to reproduce the authentic sonic character of the original.  All material is recorded in stereo at high resolution to capture every detail of the source instrument's resonance and spatial presence.

 

On the ATV Sound Store, you will find a carefully curated collection of drums, cymbals, and percussion - the very best of modern and vintage instruments that ATV records in the best studios using boutique custom equipment.

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Natural Response

The aD5's intuitive interface enables the player to quickly dial in personalized trigger settings that give a natural response across the full dynamic range. 

The fast-triggering aD5 responds to your groove. The sensitivity and curve of each zone sensor can be independently adjusted to give the desired dynamics, expression, and play feel. Cross-talk can be easily eliminated by running the dedicated software wizard.

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Recording Features

The aD5 was designed with studio performers and producers in mind.

Using the aD5's individual MIDI function, you can multitrack-record each instrument as MIDI data on separate channels in your DAW.

Instead of recording audio tracks from the start, recording the performance as MIDI first gives you the option to subsequently switch instrument sounds, or correct the timing and velocity of MIDI data across different tracks.

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Elegant Usability

The elegant simplicity and usability of the aD5's design is the product of many years of drum module development experience. 

ATV recognizes that drummers prefer to focus on playing and not programming.

 

Unique in its class, the aD5 is designed to support the pads and triggers of other leading manufacturers - a sustainable feature that offers drummer's choice and flexibility.  
 

aD5 Specifications

 

Sounds

  • Preset Kits: 5 (can be added to)

  • Preset Instruments: 5x Kick drum, 5x Snare drum, 4x Tom sets, 5x Hi-hat, 5x Ride cymbal, 13x Crash cymbal 

  • More free and paid instruments are available on the ATV Sound Store.

Connections

  • OUTPUT L/R: Mono 1/4” (6.35mm) TS jack x2

  • PHONES: Stereo, 1/4” (6.35mm) TRS jack

  • AUDIO IN: Stereo, 3.5mm TRS jack

  • MULTI TRIGGER INPUT: Dedicated multi-connector; aD5-TC cable 25 PIN D-sub to individual 1/4” TRS jack(s)

  • AUX TRIGGER INPUT 1/2: 1/4” TRS jack(s)

  • USB: 2.0 Type B (high-speed) for MIDI I/O

  • ATV LINK: RJ45 LAN connector

  • SD CARD: SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)

  • DC IN: Only for the included AC adapter.

Pad Trigger Inputs

  • KICK

  • SNARE: 3 zones

  • TOM 1

  • TOM 2

  • TOM 3

  • HI-HAT: 2 zones

  • HI-HAT Control

  • CRASH: 2 zones

  • RIDE: 3 zones with two inputs

  • AUX 1: 2 zones.

  • AUX 2: 2 zones

Power

  • DC 12 V600 mA.

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions: 197 (W) x 144 (D) x 73 (H) mm

  • Weight: 1.1 kg