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The completely programmable electronic drums that you wear like a guitar and play with your hands and fingers.

We manufacture and custom build various digital drum devices called Zendrum in the USA.

Percussive Series

ZENDRUM AXIS

The AXIS is the compact cousin of the EXP. This latest instrument features 30 Triggers configured in ergonomic right hand and left hand clusters for ease of playing, 1 momentary switch, an assignable continuous control knob, and a 1/4″ continuous control jack More…


ZENDRUM EXP

The EXP is the next evolution of Zendrum Instruments. Designed by Zendrum Inventor/Co-Founder David Haney and World-Renowned Sample Designer John Emrich, this latest instrument features 29 Triggers, 2 momentary switches, an assignable continuous control knob, a 1/4″ trigg… More…


ZENDRUM ZX

The Zendrum ZX is the original Zendrum design with 24 triggers, made to be worn with a strap like a guitar; however, the ZX can also be used on a desktop or across your lap. Standard accessories shipped with the ZX include custom ZX gigbag, strap  More…


ZENDRUM LT

The Zendrum Laptop (LT) is both ergonomic and ambidextrous, and is the most multifunctional of all Zendrum Instruments. It can be worn with a strap, cradled in a snare drum stand, set on a desk, or laid in your lap. It features the same Z4 circuitboard More…


ZENDRUM ZAP 2

The ZAP 2 is a compact stationary MIDI controller designed with a smaller footprint specifically to fit in tight spaces and studio environments. Four adjustable threaded feet customize the playing angle for desktop workstation beats. It can be mounted More…


ZENDRUM ZAP

The ZAP is a compact stationary MIDI controller designed with a smaller footprint specifically to fit in tight spaces and studio environments. Four adjustable threaded feet customize the playing angle for desktop workstation beats. It can be mounted to a snare More…


ZENDRUM MELODIC FINGER X

The ZMFX Features 30 Large Zendrum Triggers in a 2.5 Octave Configuration on a Solid Walnut Body, Zen-Edit Visual Editor for More Advanced Operations, and a Lifetime Warranty. Every Zendrum Instrument is Personally Designed, Built, Tested, and Guaranteed by Zendrum More…


ZENDRUM MELODIC FINGER

As The Smallest Instrument in the Zendrum Family, The Zendrum Melodic Finger is Perfectly Suited for Situations Where Space is Limited and Fewer Octaves are Required. But like all Zendrum Instruments, its Sensitivity is Without Equal and Can Be Used to Trigger More…

ZENDRUM ZIP

The ZIP is our most compact stationary MIDI controller, designed with our smallest  footprint specifically to fit in tight spaces. It is perfect for hybrid use with your drums, keyboard, guitar, or studio setup. It can be mounted to a snare stand More…

About

Beginnings

The evolution of the Zendrum began in 1986 when David Haney made his first electronic drumkit from inexpensive sensors and old drumpad parts, using some of the first MIDI drum machines for the sounds. His friend Kim Daniel, a lifelong drummer as well, had begun also to experiment with “triggering” to make it easier for him to move and play the drumset and have more control over his volume and sounds. The two began to discuss how fragile and unfriendly all of the existing drumstick controllers were but how exciting the palette of electronic sounds was becoming as the 80’s drew to a close.

Inspiration

In 1991 David went to a Bela Fleck and the Flecktones concert and was amazed at the creativity and virtuosity of “Future Man” Roy Wooten playing his electronic drum device, the Drumitar. David was still transporting and maintaining a large electronic drumset and singing from behind it, so the new concept made too much sense not to pursue. Inspired to use his knowledge of MIDI and electronics, David made the first working prototype of the Zendrum. When he showed it to Kim, who is a master craftsman and woodcarver, the two friends began to work together and during the next two years shaped and refined the prototype into a real instrument, the Zendrum.

Big Break

After a fateful turn of events in 1993 the inventors received an invitation to show their new instrument to Peter Gabriel at the final concert of the “US” tour in the United States. Peter Gabriel and drummer Manu Katche saw the potential in the Zendrum and asked David and Kim to make one to take to Asia and Australia, on the final legs of the “US” world tour. Returning home to Atlanta Kim and David founded the Zendrum Corporation. They hired an engineer, Larry Cameron, whose first task was to develop a MIDI circuit for the Zendrum that would enable Manu to use a MIDI wireless system and move about the enormous stage with all the other musicians. In three months’ time the first integrated Zendrum MIDI controller was delivered to Manu Katche in Australia and incorporated into the “US” concert.

Zendrum Corporation was up and running and orders began to come as word spread about this new controller. Billy Cobham, Mick Fleetwood, and Earth, Wind and Fire were some of the first artists to adopt the Zendrum for its visual possibilities on the concert stage as well as for the unlimited array of sounds it made available to drummers and percussionists.

Today & Tomorrow

In early 1995, Future Man played percussionist Tom Roady’s Zendrum and his appraisal was, “They got the trigger velocity happening!” He and his engineer Chris deHaas, who had developed the Drumitar, joined with Zendrum for a series of experiments and creative collaborations that continue to this day.

Contact

Headquarters

Zendrum Corporation
Email: info @ ZendrumUSA.com
Phone: 770-841-2712

Product Support

If you have presale questions or need operational assistance for any current Zendrum product, please call or contact us through our Zendrum Contact Form below.

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Service Department

If you have a Zendrum product that needs to be serviced. Use our Zendrum Contact Form below or call us.

Replacement Parts

Our parts department offers a selection of replacement parts for our Zendrum products. To inquire about availability and pricing, please use our  Zendrum Contact Form below

International Help

For Zendrum customers living outside of the United States, we can assist as well. Please call or use our  Zendrum Contact Form below.

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