Drum Workshop introduces first wireless acoustic-electronic convertible drum kit

DWe will be available throughout North America and Japan in November 2023

Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) is proud to announce the launch of DWe, a first-of-its-kind wireless acoustic-electronic convertible drum set. In development for several years, DWe is designed to blur the lines between acoustic and electronic drums and deliver a natural playing experience. DWe adds innovative, patent-pending technology to the artisan, handcrafted acoustic drum shells that have made DW The Drummers Choice since 1972.

The new convertible acoustic drums are now amplified by technology, which gives users more sounds and offers drummers an entirely new creative canvas designed to inspire unique forms of creative expression and artistry. By easily converting drums from acoustic to electronic to customize sound for any situation, and back to acoustic for a world-class live natural tone and dynamic control, drummers will have access to an expanded toolkit for their playing.

Every part of the playing experience has been designed with the drummer in mind. From the simplicity of the new patent-pending wireless technology to the new user-friendly software, the innovation in DWe is designed to let drummers focus on playing. DWe leverages generations of quality standards and expertise from both Drum Workshop and Roland Corporation to deliver best-in-class dependability.

Mounted within the drum shells are DWe’s new proprietary wireless drum triggers featuring cutting-edge wireless technology with no latency. These triggers enable up to five zones and up to 18 dynamic layers per drum, giving you a natural range of dynamics for your playing. The new DWe cymbals are engineered for expression, with an authentic metal playing surface, three zones (edge, bow, bell), edge choke, and 360-degree playability. DWe drums are ready to play straight out of the box with no wires or cables required and are available in a choice of stunning finishes.

DWe is a breakthrough in acoustic-electronic convertible drums, built for drummers by drummers. They have been developed and tested by many of the most respected drummers including Nisan Stewart (Beyonce, Jay Z, Dancing with the Stars), Sheila E (Prince), Josh Freese (Foo Fighters), Trevor Lawrence Jr (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre), Chad Wackerman (James Taylor, Frank Zappa), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyro’s), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons) and Thomas Lang (st0rk, session drummer).

Shipped with the DWe kit is DW’s new DW Soundworks virtual software instrument. Soundworks features drums and cymbals sampled by DW to their exacting specifications, giving drummers a range of premium samples with natural drum tonality. With an intuitive, simple interface and advanced controls for those who want to fine-tune every detail, DW Soundworks delivers the most comprehensive experience whether it is powering the DWe kit or used as a plugin in a DAW.

DWe is available in stores in North America and Japan beginning in November 2023 and in additional markets in 2024.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com