Millenium MPS-600 E-Drum profi set
Millenium MPS-600 E-Drum profi set

MPS-600 E-Drum profi set, Electronic Drum Kit from Millenium.

DEARxHOPE 04/17/2011

Millenium MPS-600 E-Drum profi set : DEARxHOPE's user review

« Excellent value for money »

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Value For Money : Excellent
- How long have you been using it?
I've been using it for a bit over 5 months. I had a Millenium MPS-200 before getting this one.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?
I tried the Roland TD6 at a friend's. It's true that it's a different ballgame, the pads respond better on the Roland, mainly the snare pad with mesh drum head, but for the price, I decided to go with the Millenium MPS-600.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?
I'll start by saying what I don't like. The brand, which makes you really think it twice before buying it, it's still $750. The reliability of the pads, yes, I think the 3rd zone of the ride is not easy to activate. You get used to it, but it sometimes seems to have a will of its own. The kick pad broke after 4 months of use, but Thomann and their excellent customer service sent me a new one right away.

Now, what I like most. For $750 you get a solid rack, a 3-position hi-hat pedal, one 12" dual-zone hi-hat cymbals, two 12" dual-zone crash cymbals, one 14" triple-zone ride, three 9" dual-zone tom pads, one 11" dual-zone tom pad, one 11" dual-zone snare pad, one kick drum with pedal. Plus the module with enough connections for everything. Not to mention the headphones, throne and drum sticks. Contrary to what you might read, I think it's true that the module sounds aren't at the Roland level, but once you have browsed all sounds and customize your kit with the ones you like best, it's not that bad. You get used to it pretty fast. What's more, you have a tuning system, not very fine, granted, but it works fine on the toms and cymbals, to customize a bit more your kit. The module's main asset it the USB port. With a $5 cable you can connect it to your computer to use EZDrummer or Addictive Drums, in order to have very realistic sounds. It is comprehensive and easy to use.

- How would you rate its value for money?
Very good. For a bit less than $750 you get an excellent and comprehensive kit.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
Absolutely, although with hindsight, if I had the means I'd go for a Roland, still the leader when it comes to e-drums.