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The Trick To Using Kick Triggers

Sean Lang  /  UPDATED Mar 5, 2023

Using a kick trigger allows you to drastically alter the sound of your bass drum without having to swap out your drums, heads, or change tunings. This is especially useful in live settings where you can give each song its own unique feel in a pinch. Using a Roland TM-2, Sean Lang will break down the setup and different features you should know to help get you started with your first time triggering.

About Sean:
Drummer for heavy-metal powerhouse First Reign and composer for Seven Year Storm, Sean Lang has over 10 years of teaching experience, having helped thousands of students around the world through his lessons on,, and the “Bass Drum Secrets” training pack. Sean Lang’s obsession with polyrhythms and odd-times, mastery of double bass and heavy metal, and ability to simplify complex subjects, makes for a powerful combination for anyone interested in learning to play progressive and/or heavy music on the drums.

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