EXS-5SK artist is the premium model in ATV’s EXS series lineup. This professional set of electronic drums incorporates the aDrums artist kick and snare - cutting-edge instruments that are designed to simulate the real experience of acoustic drums.
Combining incredible stability with an exceptional triggering response, EXS-5SK artist delivers a comfortable and realistic playing experience of acoustic drums. Select any kit from the xD3 sound module and enjoy playing high-resolution drum sounds with expressive freedom across the full dynamic range.
EXS-5SK artist will inspire drummers to reach the next level in their playing.
Pads & Cymbals
Hardware & Accessories
Kick pedal, hi-hat stand, and throne are not included.
Sound Tour is an interactive player that demonstrates the great-sounding kits found in the xD3 module.
Choose a rhythm, start playback and then switch in real time between different kits, snare drums, and kick drums.
The EXS series module expresses ATV's high-resolution sound, reproducing the authentic tonal qualities and dynamics of acoustic drums and cymbals
Additional module functionality supports cross-stick triggering using the aD-S13 side rim.
Acoustic Drums Playability
The 18" kick, 13" snare, 14" hi-hat, and 16" ride cymbal are the same size as acoustic instruments.
When performing, the solid kick drum and stable snare drum on a stand give the drummer a strong feeling of comfort and control.
Birch Wood Heart
With a luxurious black lacquer covering the birch wood shell of the kick and the snare, these instruments reflect the quality and beauty of acoustic drums.
The strike feel of the wood and the cross-stick sound are perfectly matched.
xD3 Drums Sound Module
xD3 Drums Sound Module
High-resolution Sound | Fast Triggering | Full Dynamic Range
The xD3 sound module enables drummers of all levels to fully express their dynamics and groove.
All performers desire the means to support their freedom of expression when playing an incredible-sounding instrument - so they can fully experience the dynamic range of a kick drum, the subtle timbres of a snare, and the natural colored resonances of each cymbal.
When capturing instrument sounds in the studio, we focused on every detail; mic placement, the position of the drummer's ear, ambient sound that includes room reflections, and imaging - including the positioning of hi-hats on the left and the floor tom on the right of the stereo field; each aspect translates to a sonic detail that combines to support the drummer's realistic sound experience.
EXS Kit Creation
The xD3 module is pre-loaded with some great-sounding kits.
Register on the ATV Sound Store to download more free kits and access the EXS Kit Creation Tool.
The EXS Kit Creation Tool has 73 high-resolution instruments you can use to create your own custom kit. These sound sources represent the very best of modern and vintage instruments that ATV records in the best studios using boutique custom equipment.
The xD3 has a simple setup system that enables the player to quickly dial in settings that give a natural response. The xD3 can also store and recall the trigger settings for different players - a great feature for drum teachers!
The sensitivity of each drum and cymbal sensor can be adjusted to give a desired expressive response and comfortable play feel. Cross-talk can be easily eliminated by running the software wizard.
Powerful Practice Tools
The xD3 module has great practice tools, including a visualizer and advanced metronome.
Using the visualizer tool, the performer can monitor the dynamics and timing of their strokes, which is great for improving accuracy and consistency.
The metronome tone, volume, bpm, beat division, plus a crash cymbal cue to start, can all be selected and adjusted.
The xD3 supports broader musical development by including song functions that allow you to practice and perform over high-quality backing tracks covering popular genres such as rock, pop, funk, and jazz.
When playing a song you can also use the marker and loop functions to enable you to repeatedly practice any section of the song you set; a great tool when you want to work on weaker parts of your performance.
It is important for any drummer to be able to listen back objectively to their own performance. To support this need, the xD3 includes a recording function that allows you to record your performance over a backing track and the metronome.
Recording can be set up to automatically and simultaneously start with the first stroke of your performance; a useful feature that ensures you can concentrate on performing without having to execute tricky button operations.
5 Factory Kits; 13 free additional kits available on the ATV Sound Store
EXS Kit Creation Tool with 73 instruments.
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)
CRASH 2 INPUT: 1/4” TRS jack
USB: : 2.0 Type B, for MIDI in/out via USB
MIDI OUT: 5-pin DIN connector
SD CARD: SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
DC IN: Only for the included AC adapter.
Pad Trigger Inputs
SNARE: Head, Rim, Side stick
TOM 1: Head
TOM 2: Head
TOM 3: Head
HI-HAT: Bow, Edge, Choke
CRASH: Bow, Edge, Choke
RIDE: (3 zones with two inputs) Bow, Edge, Cup, Choke
CRASH 2: Bow, Edge, Choke.
DC 12 V, 600 mA.