Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set
Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set

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Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set

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Regular price Your Price: $5,699.00


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Overview of Pearl EM-53T e/Traditional e/Merge Series Drum Set

What is left to be said about these two iconic Japanese companies that you don’t already know. Year after year their achievements and innovations have lead the market in new directions, both leaders in their respective fields. When the world’s leading drum company spends five long years working hand in hand with the music industry’s leading electronics company, great things are bound to happen. Please welcome e/MERGE, an all new e-drumming experience like never before.

e/MERGE is about change, and change in the e-drum market has been way overdue. When we looked closely at every aspect of the current e-drumming experience with KORG, together we knew we could make a dramatic difference. And that difference begins with the all new e/MERGE module.

Simple yet elegant in design, the e/MERGE MDL1 module features a full library of high definition, natural, organic and minimally processed acoustic Pearl drums. We then added the very best electronic, world, orchestral and specialty percussion sounds from KORG’s vast library of pristine quality samples. But, the module is only part of the change.

There are three key elements that separate e/MERGE from anything that has come before. The all new MDL1 e/MERGE Module, KORG’s amazing Wave Trigger Technology and Pearl’s acoustic-like PUREtouch Electronic Pads all combine to create an exceptional e-drumming experience.

A new sound. A new feel. And, a completely new e-drumming experience. e/MERGE blends the dynamics of Wave Trigger Technology with the e/MERGE Module Powered by KORG, and the sensitivity of the PUREtouch Pad System to create an exceptional e-drumming experience.

The all new acoustic library for the MDL1 was recorded in one of the world’s most respected recording studios in historic Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. Both current and vintage instruments in a full variety of sizes were chosen and sampled. You will recognize some familiar tones in the style of several iconic Pearl artists, some specific genres, decades, and historic songs and styles from the past to the present. Customize sets and save your presets to the library, choose from over 35 different onboard effects, record your performances for hours on end, or just lay into it and play!

The e/MERGE Module is not about useless bells and whistles. It's about simplicity and performance. With eight assignable outs, two master outs, headphone outs and an auxiliary in, the MDL1 easily handles all your live performance and recording needs. But one of the most exciting features of the e/MERGE module is the Ambience Slider. Taken from a mix of the room and overhead mics during the recording process, the Ambience Slider allows you to instantly add color, natural room reverb and live vibe to any acoustic set. The e/MERGE Module hosts feature upon feature designed to make your playing experience unique. If you love to play drums, this module... this e-drum set is for you.

This ultra-fast and highly sensitive technology partially based upon KORG’s groundbreaking Wave Drum allows even your stick choice to make a discernible difference in the sound of your drum.

Wave Trigger Technology is fast. As fast as audio. Faster than anything simply trigger based. This speed adds a realism to the playing experience never before available to the e-drummer. Wave Trigger Technology uses parallel processing of your character and your sound and seamlessly layers it with high definition samples of real Pearl acoustic drums to create an end result that is as much a reflection of you as with any acoustic performance. With WTT, sample layers are smoothed, latency is imperceivable, and sensitivity is on a different dimension from anything that has come before.

The natural feel from the pad construction with extreme sensitivity created by the Wave Trigger Technology make the PUREtouch Electronic Pad System the new industry standard.

The patent pending PUREtouch Electronic Pads were constructed by Pearl and KORG engineers with six layers of material that work together to create the most natural feel of any electronic pad available. Combined with the WAVE TRIGGER TECHNOLOGY, for the first time ever, your choice of stick will impact the sound of your electronic kit. Every area of the snare drum head responds like an acoustic drum from the center to the edge. You can also affect the feel by changing the head tension. If your preference is for a tighter feel, simply tighten the head. Two separate rim triggers are perfectly positioned for cross stick and rim shots, and the snare drum’s 14” diameter makes this feel as natural as any acoustic drum.

Each e/MERGE kit includes a PUREtouch Electronic Cymbal pack consisting of an 18” three zone Ride (bell, bow and edge), 15” two zone Crash (bow and edge), and 14” two zone Hi-hats (bow and edge). PUREtouch Crash and Ride Cymbals feature a multi-layer construction encapsulated in rubber with a playing action similar to that of acoustic cymbals, but with a slightly softer feel for controlled sound volume.

Each e/MERGE kit includes a PUREtouch Electronic Cymbal pack consisting of an 18” three zone Ride (bell, bow and edge), 15” two zone Crash (bow and edge), and 14” two zone Hi-hats (bow and edge). PUREtouch Crash and Ride Cymbals feature a multi-layer construction encapsulated in rubber with a playing action similar to that of acoustic cymbals, but with a slightly softer feel for controlled sound volume. PUREtouch cymbals have a patent pending feature, based upon frequency, that blends the edge and bow sounds consistent with where you strike the cymbal. Most electronic cymbals include a choke feature that cuts off the sound when you grab the switch located under the cymbal, but the patent pending natural choke function of PUREtouch Cymbals eliminates the sound and instantaneously triggers the natural sympatric harmonic ring inherent to choking real acoustic cymbals. Truly the most natural sounding electronic cymbals ever.

PUREtouch Hi-hats have the same natural feel and stick response and utilizes a plunger trigger system that is compatible with virtually any hi-hat stand. The Capacitive Motion Sensor (CMS) developed for the PUREtouch Hi-hats provides an extended range of articulation without interfering with the mechanical operation of the hi-hat stand capturing every nuance of precise hi-hat play. The patent pending vented bottom cymbal provides stability to the hi-hats while reducing sound volume.

There is no stronger name in drum hardware than Pearl. The foundation of the e/MERGE electronic drum set is a custom designed Icon e-Rack system that offers complete flexibility when positioning your drums and cymbals and securely locks them into place.

The beautifully chrome plated rack blends with the chrome tom arms and cymbal holders and is perfect for a small stage, ideal for the worship environment and right at home in an arena. The Icon e-Rack provides room to grow as you expand your kit with additional drums and cymbals.

What’s In The Box?

  • EM14S 14" PUREtouch Snare Drum Pad
  • EM10T 10" PUREtouch Tom Pad*
  • EM12T 12" PUREtouch Tom Pad*
  • EM14T 14" PUREtouch Tom Pad*
  • EMKCPC PUREtouch Kick Pad Complete*
  • EM14HH 1pr. 14" PUREtouch Hi-Hat Cymbal Pad Set
  • EM15C 15" PUREtouch Crash Cymbal Pad*
  • EM18R 18" PUREtouch Ride Cymbal Pad
  • MDL1 Electronic Drum Module
  • DR80EM ICON e-Rack System
  • CH830ES Cymbal Holder, Short Boom x2
  • S830 Snare Stand
  • TH70E Tom Holder x3
  • PCR50L Module Clamp

Music City Canada is an authorized reseller for Pearl products. Purchases are backed with full manufacturer warranty in Canada. All orders ship from our Canadian warehouse.