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An electronic device with one or more flat pads which imitate the sounds of a drum kit when struck.
- ‘Trainee side drummer Aisling Collins won a silver certificate for a two-part march on the drum pad.’
- ‘Anyway, my daughter is now going to drum club at school and I suppose I will have to drag the drum pads down from the attic and put batteries in them.’
- ‘Bikram, for instance, uses a ‘Handsonic’, which is an electric drum pad, along with his tablas.’
- ‘He opened a bag of Doritos and began to eat them while Aaron drummed on a drum pad with a pair of black sticks.’
- ‘He was playing on the synthesizer, or turning and twisting knobs with one hand while still maintaining a solid beat on the drum pad.’
- ‘Berge hammers enthusiastically at programmed drum pads.’
- ‘Kraftwerk used and combined synthesizers, vocoders, custom-built sequencers, rudimentary rhythm boxes, and home made drum pads in a fashion unlike anything previously heard.’
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