ELECTRONIC DRUM KITS

ELECTRONIC DRUM KITS

764 Drum Sounds • Bluetooth Connectivity • Expansion Kit Available

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The Simmons SD1200 is a premium electronic kit for drummers looking to master their craft — with a custom sound library matched with state-of-the-art mesh pads and cymbals for realistic feel and sound.

Housed in a distinctive drum shell design, the SD1200 12” dual-zone snare is responsive to nuanced playing, and includes its own stand to get the angle just right. The snare and 8” to 10” toms are all dual-zone, enabling you to trigger alternate voices. Each drum pad includes dual-layer, tension-adjustable mesh for customizable, lifelike feel.

Simmons SD1200 Electronic Drum Kit
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Simmons SD1200 Electronic Drum Kit

The Simmons SD1200 is a full-sized electronic kit with authentic sound and feel for drummers in the pursuit of mastering their craft. A custom sound library is matched with state-of-the-art mesh pads and cymbals for realistic feel and sound.

The responsive 12″ dual-zone snare drum includes its own stand to get the angle just right, and 8″ to 10″ toms are also dual-zone to trigger alternate voices. Each drum pad includes dual-layer, tension-adjustable mesh for customizable, lifelike feel. A mesh kick drum is also included, and it’s simple to mount your favorite beater pedal.

Crash and Ride cymbals are 2- and 3-zone (bell/bow/edge) with a choke function for dynamic effects. A variable pedal controls the dual zone hi-hat to get smooth semi-open sounds, trashy edge accents, splash and more. It’s all anchored to a new, solid hex rack to prevent drums from slipping on the rack while playing.

The SD1200 sound module features a large color LCD screen for a detailed look at kits and editing. Dedicated faders, knobs, and buttons simplify kit customization from changing the mix to wild, filtered sound design. The module includes wireless Bluetooth MIDI and a USB input for importing your own WAV files. The Simmons Advanced App for iOS can be used to customize kits, record new samples, and practice with recorded tracks.

The Simmons Signature Sound Library is an expansive collection of the world’s most coveted drum kits and snares, recorded with the same world-class audio equipment made famous on classic albums. Simmons’ VAR technology offers many dynamic levels, resulting in true-to-life feel and sound. Classic cymbals with stereo samples have a long, natural decay for maximum realism. The SD1200’s 764 sounds include a wide collection of world percussion and vintage electronic drums rounds out the collection for creative inspiration.

Simmons SD1200 Frame
Simmons SD1200 Module
Simmons SD1200
Simmons SD1200

The SD1200 includes a mesh kick drum that’s designed to accept your favorite beater pedal. Crash and Ride cymbals are 2- and 3-zone (bell/bow/edge) with a choke function for dynamic effects. A variable pedal allows for complete control over the dual zone hi-hat to get smooth semi-open sounds, trashy edge accents, splash and more.

For even more sounds and playing options, you can add an optional 10” tom and 12” crash cymbal to expand the SD1200. It’s all anchored to a new, solid hex rack to prevent drums from slipping on the rack while playing.

SD1200 Sound Module

The SD1200 sound module features a large, color LCD screen providing a detailed view of kits and editing functions.

50 preset and 25 user drum kits cover a huge range of styles, including classic rock, modern pop, R&B, jazz, metal and a range of world music styles.

Dedicated faders, knobs, and buttons simplify kit customization — from quick mix changes to wild, filtered sound designs.

Simmons SD1200 Module

Practice along with built-in songs, use the metronome, or plug in a USB to play along with your favorite songs. A headphone out combined with the SD1200’s mesh pads makes for ideal private practice sessions. MIDI and USB outputs connect to your computer allows for DAW recording, triggering a plug-in instrument, or importing your own WAV files. Bluetooth MIDI provides simple, wireless connection to your smartphone or tablet.

The Simmons Advanced App for iOS makes it even easier to customize your SD1200, recall and edit drum kits, or practice with recorded tracks. The app even includes a sampler to record new sounds, then import directly them into the module without having to use a computer.

SD1200 Logo
Simmons SD1200 Electronic Drum Kit

The Simmons SD1200 is a full-sized electronic kit with authentic sound and feel for drummers in the pursuit of mastering their craft.

A custom sound library is matched with state-of-the-art mesh pads and cymbals for realistic feel and sound.

The responsive 12″ dual-zone snare drum includes its own stand to get the angle just right, and 8″ to 10″ toms are also dual-zone to trigger alternate voices.

Simmons SD1200

Each drum pad includes dual-layer, tension-adjustable mesh for customizable, lifelike feel. A mesh kick drum is also included, and it’s simple to mount your favorite beater pedal.

Crash and Ride cymbals are 2- and 3-zone (bell/bow/edge) with a choke function for dynamic effects. A variable pedal controls the dual zone hi-hat to get smooth semi-open sounds, trashy edge accents, splash and more.

It’s all anchored to a new, solid hex rack to prevent drums from slipping on the rack while playing.

Simmons SD1200 Frame

The SD1200 sound module features a large color LCD screen for a detailed look at kits and editing. Dedicated faders, knobs, and buttons simplify kit customization from changing the mix to wild, filtered sound design.

Simmons SD1200 Module

The module includes wireless Bluetooth MIDI and a USB input for importing your own WAV files. The Simmons Advanced App for iOS can be used to customize kits, record new samples, and practice with recorded tracks.

Simmons SD1200 Module

SIGNATURE SOUND LIBRARY

The Simmons Signature Sound Library is an expansive collection of the world’s most coveted drum kits and snares, recorded with the same world-class audio equipment made famous on classic albums.

Simmons’ VAR technology offers many dynamic levels of drum recordings, resulting in true-to-life feel and sound. Samples are recorded multiple times to avoid the “machine gun” effect of simply repeating the same sample. Classic cymbals were recorded in stereo and have a long, natural decay for maximum realism.

The SD1200’s 764 sounds include a wide collection of world percussion and vintage electronic drums rounds out the collection for creative inspiration.

SIGNATURE SOUND LIBRARY

The Simmons Signature Sound Library is an expansive collection of the world’s most coveted drum kits and snares, recorded with the same world-class audio equipment made famous on classic albums.

Simmons’ VAR technology offers many dynamic levels, resulting in true-to-life feel and sound. Classic cymbals with stereo samples have a long, natural decay for maximum realism.

The SD1200’s 764 sounds include a wide collection of world percussion and vintage electronic drums rounds out the collection for creative inspiration.

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FEATURES

  Drum Kit

        12″ dual-zone mesh snare and stand
        Two 8″ and one 10″ dual-zone mesh toms
        6″ mesh bass drum with non-slip stand
        12″ dual-zone crash pad
        14″ triple-zone ride cymbal
        12″ hi-hat with variable pedal
        Real snare stand allows complete customization and solid playing surface
        Hybrid hex rack with solid, adjustable mounts provides non-slip mounting surface
 
        Optional SD1200 Expansion Kits add another dual-zone 12″ crash cymbal or 10″ floor tom

  Sound Module

        Large and bright full-color graphic LCD and intuitive, easy-to-program user interface
        Simmons Signature Sound Library: 764 of the most sought-after acoustic drums, world percussion, and vintage Simmons sounds
        Bluetooth® MIDI for wireless connectivity to smartphone, tablet or computer
        Import samples to the sound module for expanded performance options
        Record, create and edit your own samples and sets
        Interactive Pattern Looping capabilities
        USB hosting features:
         –  Playback of .wav files or mp3 from USB drive for performance or practice
         –  Recording your own .wav files for evaluating your performance
        Built-in performance mixer with on-the-fly mixing, pitch shift, shape parameters and more

FEATURES

  Drum Kit
        12″ dual-zone mesh snare and stand
        Two 8″ and one 10″ dual-zone mesh toms
        6″ mesh bass drum with non-slip stand
        12″ dual-zone crash pad
        14″ triple-zone ride cymbal
        12″ hi-hat with variable pedal
        Real snare stand allows complete customization and solid playing surface
        Hybrid hex rack with solid, adjustable mounts provides non-slip mounting surface
 
  Sound Module
        Large and bright full-color graphic LCD and intuitive, easy-to-program user interface
        Simmons Signature Sound Library: 764 of the most sought-after acoustic drums, world percussion, and vintage Simmons sounds
        Bluetooth® MIDI for wireless connectivity to smartphone, tablet or computer
        Import samples to the sound module for expanded performance options
        Record, create and edit your own samples and sets
        Interactive Pattern Looping capabilities
        USB hosting features:
           Playback of .wav files or mp3 from USB drive for performance or practice
           Recording your own .wav files for evaluating your performance
        Built-in performance mixer with on-the-fly mixing, pitch shift, shape parameters and more
        Optional SD1200 Expansion Kits add another dual-zone 12″ crash cymbal or 10″ floor tom

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THE SIMMONS ADVANCED APP

Get easy, advanced editing control of your SD1200 using your iOS device and the Simmons Advanced App.

Please note: The Simmons Advanced App is not currently compatible with iOS 13

Simmons Advanced App Kit Select Screenshot

Kit Select allows you to remotely access preset and user kits in the drum module for editing and saving.

Simmons Advanced App Kit Edit Screenshot

The Kit Edit function is for editing the specific sounds in the sound module. You can save the preset sounds as user sounds with your edits.

Simmons Advanced App Drum Edit Screenshot

The Drum Edit function enables you to edit the drum sounds on each pad. Your edits are automatically saved to one of the user sound section.

Simmons Advanced App Sample Record Screenshot

The Sample Record function turns your iPhone or iPad into a mobile sampling device.

THE SIMMONS ADVANCED APP

Get easy, advanced editing control of your SD1200 using your iOS device and the Simmons Advanced App.

Please note: The Simmons Advanced App is not currently compatible with iOS 13

Simmons Advanced App Kit Select Screenshot

Kit Select allows you to remotely access preset and user kits in the drum module for editing and saving.

Simmons Advanced App Kit Edit Screenshot

The Kit Edit function is for editing the specific sounds in the sound module. You can save the preset sounds as user sounds with your edits.

Simmons Advanced App Drum Edit Screenshot

The Drum Edit function enables you to edit the drum sounds on each pad. Your edits are automatically saved to one of the user sound section.

Simmons Advanced App Sample Record Screenshot

The Sample Record function is the most fun part of the Simmons Advanced App and works without an SD2000 connected. This page turns your iPhone or iPad into a mobile sampling device.

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SD1200 FAQs

My module is behaving strangely. What should I do?

The first thing to try is resetting the module to factory setup. Hold down the + and – buttons while you turn on the power. The display should say “RESET” as it starts up.

The drums suddenly sound weird, low pitch, no treble, etc.

You may have bumped one of the faders on the module. To reset the faders, press and hold the FADERS button for two seconds.

I am trying to pair my phone over Bluetooth but it does not see the SD1200

The SD1200 uses Bluetooth MIDI, not Bluetooth Audio. Bluetooth Audio devices are configured in the Settings app on your iOS device. To set up Bluetooth MIDI, launch the app you want to use the SD1200 with. For example, to use the SD1200 with Garage Band: press the “Gear” icon on the top right corner, select “Advanced,” then select “Bluetooth MIDI devices.” Press the Bluetooth button on the SD1200 so that it flashes, then select the SD1200 in Garage Band.

I am having problems getting my samples to load into the module

Make sure that it is a WAVE file, either 44.1kHz or 48kHz, 16- or 24-bits. If that still doesn’t work, try opening and re-exporting the sample from a WAVE editor. If you still have problems, try renaming the sample with a “DOS” filename like “SNARE114.WAV.”

I am having trouble using the app

Please make sure you are using the Simmons Advanced app downloadable here, not the “Simmons Drums” app. If you are having difficulty or seeing crashes, please note that iOS13 is not supported at the time this was posted. Please check the app download page, or set up auto-update on your iOS device, to be informed when the new version is available.

There was no kick pedal included in the box

The SD1200 does not include a beater pedal. Use nearly any beater pedal with the SD1200. We recommend not using a felt beater as they can damage the mesh covering over time.

Can I expand my SD1200?

We have two expansion kits available. The Tom Expansion adds an additional 10” floor tom, and the Cymbal Expansion adds a second 12” crash cymbal. Both are dual-zone and include the clamp, cable, and other hardware you need to connect it to your module.

You can purchase these expansions from the same retailer where you purchased your SD1200.

SD1200 FAQs

My module is behaving strangely. What should I do?

The first thing to try is resetting the module to factory setup. Hold down the + and – buttons while you turn on the power. The display should say “RESET” as it starts up.

The drums suddenly sound weird, low pitch, no treble, etc.

You may have bumped one of the faders on the module. To reset the faders, press and hold the FADERS button for two seconds.

I am trying to pair my phone over Bluetooth but it does not see the SD1200

The SD1200 uses Bluetooth MIDI, not Bluetooth Audio. Bluetooth Audio devices are configured in the Settings app on your iOS device. To set up Bluetooth MIDI, launch the app you want to use the SD1200 with. For example, to use the SD1200 with Garage Band: press the “Gear” icon on the top right corner, select “Advanced,” then select “Bluetooth MIDI devices.” Press the Bluetooth button on the SD1200 so that it flashes, then select the SD1200 in Garage Band.

I am having problems getting my samples to load into the module

Make sure that it is a WAVE file, either 44.1kHz or 48kHz, 16- or 24-bits. If that still doesn’t work, try opening and re-exporting the sample from a WAVE editor. If you still have problems, try renaming the sample with a “DOS” filename like “SNARE114.WAV.”

I am having trouble using the app

Please make sure you are using the Simmons Advanced app downloadable here, not the “Simmons Drums” app. If you are having difficulty or seeing crashes, please note that iOS13 is not supported at the time this was posted. Please check the app download page, or set up auto-update on your iOS device, to be informed when the new version is available.

There was no kick pedal included in the box

The SD1200 does not include a beater pedal. Use nearly any beater pedal with the SD1200. We recommend not using a felt beater as they can damage the mesh covering over time.

Can I expand my SD1200?

We have two expansion kits available. The Tom Expansion adds an additional 10” floor tom, and the Cymbal Expansion adds a second 12” crash cymbal. Both are dual-zone and include the clamp, cable, and other hardware you need to connect it to your module.

You can purchase these expansions from the same retailer where you purchased your SD1200.