Today Music Critic will be comparing the RockJam Electronic Roll Up MIDI Drum Kit with Built in Speakers, Foot Pedals, Drumsticks to the Alesis Forge Kit | Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Set with Forge Drum Module. Not sure which is right for you? Read on and find the perfect item for your needs. This article is part of a series called 10 Best Electronic Drum Sets Under $500
Let's get started by taking a close look at the RockJam Electronic Roll Up MIDI Drum Kit with Built in Speakers, Foot Pedals, Drumsticks. With a sticker price as low as can be found, the RockJam Electric RRoll-up kit is perfect for those looking to spend as little as possible while still getting a fully functional electric drum set. This set comes with 9 drum pads each of which provides a different particular sound – ranging from cymbals, to snares, and so on.
Now we will have look at an alternative, the Alesis Forge Kit | Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Set with Forge Drum Module. The Alesis Forge Kit is one of the most expensive electric sets that you find on our list. But, along with the higher price tag comes higher-end quality. This 8 piece drum kit comes with a dual-zone snare, three tom pads, a kick drum pad, 3 cymbals, and a chrome mounting rack. This set feels great and will be an excellent practice to get you ready to advance to the next level.
The portability factor on this set simply cannot be beaten. This set can be rolled up if you wish to travel from one place to another, or if you plan on storing it away while not in use. You will, of course, take a hit on the quality due to the fact that this is a roll-up, but rest assured that the sound is still adequate enough.
The drum module on this baby features over 600 sounds – this is perhaps the most sound you can expect in this budget price range – and 60 play-along tracks. The module also has the popular USB input so you can upload your own WAV sounds and assign them to any drum or cymbal. This module also has many other, more rare, connections for those interested in more options: it includes stereo main outputs, an AUX input, along with a Midi in and out.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|RockJam Electronic Roll Up MIDI Drum Kit with Built in Speakers, Foot Pedals, Drumsticks||Alesis Forge Kit | Eight-Piece Electronic Drum Set with Forge Drum Module|
| + Super cheap electronic drum set|
+ The best portability of any kit
+ Great for honing your craft while on the go
| + The highest quality for a budget electric kit|
+ Great for advancing your skill level
+ Drum module has a wide variety of options
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|If a low sticker price and portability are your two main concerns, this RockJam drum set simply cannot be beat.||This Alesis Forge Kit is perhaps the best quality that can be purchased in this price range. With the higher sticker price, you get an authentic drum set feel and a high grade module.|
Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best Electronic Drum Sets Under $500 which includes even more information.