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Pounding Drums: The Best 7 Electronic Drum Kits Under 1000 USD.

Myriads of Piano and Guitar enthusiasts embraced the technology that leads their music to a new direction; it’s now time for drummers to recognize that they possess the same potential. Electronic Drum Kits a new innovation in the drummers’ world, adding versatility to any studio as well as live drummer’s arsenal. There are some plus points, which illuminate the advantages of being an Electronic Drum Kit owner, such as the Sonic Versatility, Portability, Freedom-to-practice, Live recording flexibility and Live Gig Convenience. After reading this, your neighbors will be the one buying you an Electronic Drum Kit. Apart from excellent portability, Electronic Drum Kits are available for pocket-friendly prices. Following are the best 7 electronic drum kits under 1000 USD that remained on top when comparing their counterparts in the market, these should be ideal for the drummers that hesitate to big commitments when it comes to buying expensive instruments.
  
Behringer XD8USB Electronic Drum Set:

Pro: Excellent portability and 10 Factory Presets.
Con: Cannot add extra Cymbals and Toms.
Entry-Level Kit: This wouldn’t be an ideal high-end professional kit but it’s great for someone who recently got into drumming. This is the best Electronic Drum Kit in its price range, with amazing portability, whether you’re playing in your apartment or in a car nothing beats XD8USB Electronic Drum kit in portability, you can fold your kit and put it in your closet after a drumming session. There are three models, this particular model comes with HDS110USB sound module and 10 factory presets, not to mention this 8-piece electronic drum kit features the compatibility to connect with drum software and virtual instruments in order to experience drumming to its fullest.

Purchase: 329 USD 


Alesis DM6 USB Kit Five-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

Pro: Sturdy nothing rattles and Dual zone snare.

Con: Unavailability of firmware update, problem with snare drum triggering properly.

Realistic sounds: DM6 is ideal for price-conscious customers, with perfect price range it also originates much realistic sound than any other electronic drum kit comparing its price. Every electric drum under 500 USD is basically a toy, but Alesis DM6 turns out to be an aberration. Alesis DM6 features USB-MIDI output that lets the drummers connect with virtual instruments and the drumming software installed on your machine, this is an ideal gift for someone who recently started drumming, and a novice user will have plenty of things to get the knack of it. You can connect your MP3 device and start drumming to your favorite songs, not to mention it has sturdy more realistic drumming sound, with DM6 modules containing 108 top-notch drums, hi hit pad & hi-hat controller, making it ideal in its price range.

Purchase: 349 USD

Alesis DM7X Session Kit Five-Piece Ultra-Compact Electronic Drum Set:

Pro: 385 sounds & 40 kits.

Con: Hi-Hat pedal not triggering properly.

High-end level Technology: With such candor reviews from the success of Alesis DM6, this new innovation Alesis DM7X takes drumming to another level, it is certainly a high-end professional kit, shouldn’t be classified as a toy. With the new Alesis DM7X, it outclassed any prior model, there is a lot of improvement in Stealth kick II Trigger and X Kick Pedal. DM7X is redesigned entirely, with constant upgrades of firmware that improves the productivity and quality of the instrument. Not to mention the USB and Virtual machine connectivity feature, and additional ports for Cymbal and Tom.

Purchase: 507 USD

Yamaha DTX400K 10-Inch Electronic Drum Set:

Pro: Latest DTX400 Drum trigger module.  

Con: Snare drum slightly moves regardless of efforts to ratchet down the nut.

Not-a-toy: This might be the cheapest innovation of Yamaha electronic drum kits. Yamaha DTX400k is compatible of dynamic acoustic drums as well the excellent percussion sounds, the ideal instrument for someone in a rock band. DTX400K opens the doors to the professional electronic drumming. The kit comes with a throne (chair) and one pair of drumsticks, and it has ten professional drums kits in a single compact electronic drum kit, making it ideal for portability. It has large 10-inch rides as well as the crash cymbals with full excellent quality stereo headphones.

Purchase: 519 USD

DDrum HYBRID6BLKRED Electronic Drum Set Natural:

Pro: Much real-design with amazing UI.

Con: Not portable friendly.

Real-Drumming experience: This is the only electronic drum kit that is amazing for its raw design and increased sensitivity for accurate responses, with a rugged metal body that gives a hardcore vibe to it. The style is based on the drumming sets of Annie Paul and Andy Selway. Hybrid6BLKRED features a dynamic range and easily replaceable transducers.

Purchase: 799 USD

KAT Percussion JF-KT2-KIT-02 Digital Drum Set:

Pro: More than 480 studio-grade drum, percussion sounds and cymbal.

Con: Problem with updating firmware.

Bringing top-notch quality: Kat Percussion JF-KT2-KIT-02 is ideal for live gigs, mainly because of its portability and accuracy of strumming drum pads that is the main ingredient of rock music, it comes with 15 user programmable drum kits and KT2 USB module which enable the drum kit to attach with the virtual instrument or drumming software installed on your operating system. Also, it is comparatively less priced as compared to its counterparts in the market, with excellent precision and quality of time, anyone who is already familiar with electronic drumming should get this model because of its quality to work with precision. 

Purchase: 899 USD

Yamaha DTX522K 5-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

Pro: DTX502 drum module and unrivaled sound and response.

Con: Snare drum moves away. 

Professional Drumming: Yamaha DTX522K is an ideal electronic drumming set for professional players, this is certainly not a toy drum that you could buy off of 300 bucks, DTX522K delivers excellent quality sound plus beautiful style, it is so compatible you could pack it in your car and move to different location for a live gig, this version is compatible with DTX522 drumming module (Hence the name) and It has precise monitoring performances and comes with Samson's SR950 Professional Studio Reference Headphones


Purchase: 999 USD

Free SEO Plugins Benefits and a Guide to Earn Money from Your WordPress Blog.

You finally made a successful WordPress blog that generates a good share of traffic. Now, you’re looking for a way to make some money out of it. Well, you came to the right place then. WordPress is one of most lucrative methods to earn some hard cash by working online, it doesn’t require an extensive amount of knowledge to understand how WordPress works. When you create a WordPress blog, whether free or paid, you automatically agree with the WordPress’s terms & conditions. These terms & conditions are different for paid and free users, and violating these terms & conditions could result in suspension of your blog, but in paid WordPress blog it can be retrieved back by contacting the service providers but in the case of free blog—Not a chance. 
If you are looking for a way to start your business on WordPress blog then free blog won’t be a good choice, even if you fill it up with good content and engage over thousands of people monthly, but there is always a chance, someone will report your blog in order to reduce the competition for their business. Therefore, paid WordPress would be an ideal choice for anyone. But in case, you cannot afford a WordPress blog and still want to start making some cash from your blog then you should continue reading.
Earn Money From Affiliated Ads On Free & Paid WordPress Blogs:
The only way to earn some cash on your free WordPress blog is to place Google AdSense and Amazon Affiliated ads on your blog, this is the only method that doesn’t violate the terms and conditions of free WordPress blogging, this method also works for paid WordPress blogs as well. Google AdSense is a trusted advertisement service and helps earn money to thousands of website owners.
How does Google AdSense Works? Well, basically when enabling AdSense service on your blog, it provides a certain code, you can insert that code on your blog, and it will generate ads. Don’t worry these are not malicious pop-ups and the advertisement won’t contain any pornographic material.
How much can you earn from AdSense? Well, Google AdSense does not have a specific price for each click it based on the location of the viewer and your page's CTR, AdSense pays more for people clicking on your ads from Canada, America and Europe, the price is significantly larger than people viewing your blog from Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
Can you earn 100,000 USD a year from AdSense? It is certainly possible, let’s suppose your CTR (Click through Rate) is 0.25$ that means your daily net worth should be 274 USD, so, 100,000/0.25 = 400,000 clicks per year, which rounds up to approximately 1K clicks a day. 
In the case of Amazon Affiliated Ads, well, you can use ads of different products on your website, so, basically, whenever someone buys a product from Amazon after clicking the ad on your website, you will earn a commission of certain percentage of the product’s price.

Benefits of Using SEO Plugins on Your WordPress Blog:
Well, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays a vital role in analyzing and editing content on your WordPress blog, it is a great way to generate keywords rich content in order to place higher ranking on well-known search engines. WordPress offers free SEO plugins for blogs, so, if you’re running a small business with a diminutive budget you should definitely start using SEO Plugins. Without further a due, let’s look at some of the key benefactors of using SEO Plugin:
Upsurge Visibility amidst Targeted Viewers: Search Engine Optimization is a process mainly focused upon interacting core groups of your certain target markets by providing information precisely personalized to their requirements.
Flexibility: With Search Engine Optimization plugin, it is possible to modify a number of targeted groups in order to reach varied audiences as organizational requirements advance.
Associate with Motivated Prospects: Search Engine Optimization is actually one of the few promotion strategies where your groups of targeted clients are actively interacted in the course of seeking info about businesses similar to yours.
Increased Company Recognition: By posting content which is relevant and easily reachable to your audience, your company’s identity improves associated with your goal and core competencies through publicity.
Goal-driven: Regardless of what your business’s end goal might be, by using Search Engine Optimization plugins, the whole process is actually built around accomplishing your company’s outreach goals.

After Thoughts:
Earning from a WordPress blog is not rocket science, you just need to know which right services to use and which services to avoid. In addition, you will need to know how SEO works, that way you can deliver more keyword rich content on your WordPress blog that will lead you to more public exposure, hence, more money. 

A Piece of Me



When growing up, a teacher—Miss Dorothy asked me to keep a journal with me. This tome lies flat on my desk, bent corners and monochrome composition of the binding is slowly fading, as everyone I know. When looked inside—filled with undaunted words, some left in half, some in full. A release from a stressful day, I could write about whatever I chose, flipping thin pages of this rusty book, I could see my futile attempts to assassinate a fancy prose, I would try so hard on a sunny day resting on my squeaking wooden chair.

It is my memory palace; I could revise pretty much every little experience I had since my elementary school. Just like how I would ride my small crimson-colored bicycle to the neighboring town, following a winding dirt path. I would toss my bicycle near the base of an Apple tree and sit on the curved branches making a small seat, just for me. I would contemplate the world around me, let the sweet sadness to linger and share it with my friend, who has never spoken a word to me, but I could understand the unconditional love over the juicy bites of a fresh apple. Along the process of growing up, where my apple tree once stood tall, even with the burden of my daily complaining: that spot has now converted into a commercial block.

This old book is a palette of my every little experience and memories, constituting what kind of a person I used to be. I wish I could write about Bruce Wayne as if my personal opinion would be featured in the next newspaper followed by the terms as a successful entrepreneur, boy genius, prince charming to those hopeful women, and above all--Batman. Then again, those claims would be outright lies, at worst, gross embroidery. When flipping through the pages entitled with the paper pins, marking the best day and worst days of my existence on this planet, I try to look for simple answers, yet I always stumble upon complex questions.

Once in a day in my life span, engulfed in thought if rotating in a capsule at the speed of light would keep me younger, I realized I left my guitar at home while on my way to guitar practice. My mother often used to say I don’t think, well this time her sentiment was clearly indicative. Always indulged in fantasy, I would often tragically lose the track of reality; then again it is equally tragic if one loses the touch of fantasy when absorbed in reality. During my visits in a nursing home, to check up on my old friend—Tanveer, who taught me a lot of valuable lessons in life, and made me realize how little I know about this world. While playing Chess, he once told me, everything in life comes in pairs. Nothing is perfect. Day and night, yin and yang, hot and cold, tall and short, hot and cold, good and bad, however you identify them, it will always be in comparison with the other. Find the thing that has no comparison, which set off many on a path of endless melancholy and unfortunate. Myriad of people would assume that two entities with exclusive same qualities bear a healthy relationship. That is not all true. In fact, dichotomies are totally dependent on each other, having faith. One without other is useless like a worn out coat you want to get rid of so badly in greed of getting a new glittering one. There always be a doubt, but what is faith without doubt? They won’t exist without each other.

Long Exposure Photographs


Long exposure photographs are art. Legit art. So producing those does take quite a lot of skills but fear not! It's more fun-ish than hellish. Buut before that you might want to check out the article on basics here (Beginner Alert).

Starting form — Things you need to take a long exposure photograph. You need a stand. Preferably a tripod or some other rigid surface that does not move and keeps you camera safe all the same time. Don't even bother with the stack of objects. That shit is dangerous. Now you need this because you will be working with a very long shutter speed. You can't shoot those with bare hands because your hand movement, even the slightest one, will ruin the photo. It does. Try it. You are not made of stone, it's true. Second, you need patience. Yes that is right. Now a long exposure photographs are taken of objects that are moving. That needs a particular scene fit for a long exposure and above all that needs the light conditions that compliment your settings. For all these things you need patience. Go to the scene where you see just enough motion to create something dramatic out of it. Once you hunt that down, you are partly ready.

Next thing — Settings. These settings depend on the time you are going to shoot something. Is it night or is it the day?

It's a great thing if its night because your gear would be enough for you. Now you need to know how much light your gear is going to get exposed to. The night time (less light) compliments the long exposure photographs. You see a shutter speed of a more than a 1 second is A LOT of light. So, it loves nights. Now when you analyse the condition (take a few test shots to find out yourself), you need to adjust the settings.

These are the settings you need;

 • A Long Shutter Speed
Of course. Long shutter speed or what's the point? You might want to increase it based on the speed of the object you are shooting. If it's a car, a 1 second S.S will do. If it's humans walking, you might want to increase it to a 3 seconds, because the motion will be slow.

 • More Depth
Yes, you need depth in your photo. Bokeh is not for a long exposure and guess what? that goes just right with a longer shutter speed as well. You decrease the lens aperture (f/22 or more), less light gets captured and for a longer period of time (long shutter speed) and voila! a masterpiece in making.

• A Filter (Optional: For Daylight only)
Try shooting a long exposure during the daytime. Hint: You'll get a white image. Yes, of course you will. Daylight does not go well with long exposure because there is practically WAY TOO MUCH light. Increasing aperture won't work here either. So why do you still see stunning long exposure shots at daytime? One word: Filters. Yes, lens do have filters. You buy them separately but they are there and for a good reason too.

There are many filters in market. Many. The one you need for Long exposure in the daylights is an ND Filter (Neutral Density Filter). There are several types of ND filter too like a graduated or split ND filter. You can use either, read some reviews before buying. These are used to compensate with light, of course, so you won't get a white photo now, shooting some stream or cloud movement or anything during the daytime. It's a good investment nonetheless, if you are into that sort of thing. 

That is all folks, for now.

Making a FABULOUS cosplay


If you are geek chances are you are also a very good cosplayer. Well what do you know? We are here today only to talk about it. In fact! why just talk about it and why not give out some valuable info on how to rock the show.

I think somebody said one, "If you don't have the dough, have the passion - it's almost equivalent." And if somebody didn't, count that quote among sekki's. Anyways, cosplaying is something that is fun socially but maybe not financially. Geeks would agree! The cost a brilliant cosplay might require could vary from woah to WHAT THE FUCK ARE  YOU KIDDING ME? So mostly, the passionate lot ends up using passion for power and making some kickass pieces ― so cheap they end up in  the headlines. [Spoiler: We are here for the same purpose] 

(GEEK ALERT)I broke down several ways that could help you get a brilliant costume for your next cosplay. And believe me! You won't wanna miss this. 
Starting from ― The Basic, The Most Important Factor Of Every Cosplay In The History Of Cosplays ➖WIGS!

The Book of my life


Void of bliss is the atlas of my life,
Anecdote of my paraxysm, insinuated be knife.

Every page is the manifestation of malady,
Clandestine and secluded, scrutinized by nobody.

Untold story


Quiet they say "Shhh", let nobody hear you, 
I am breathing and zoetic, my mouth not to be sew.

I want to screech and squeal, can't keep it restricted. 
Wail until each and every part of my agonizing allegory is uttered.

Cracked Soul


Heart immersing in the pit if ooze, 
For now, I don't have anything left to lose. 

 Soul astray, vagabond and blotched, 
Crevice appeared where it had been notched.

3 cruicial lessons every photography beginner needs


I've been exploring the world of photography since three years and to tell you the truth - there is no more beautiful thing than capturing any object of attraction with absolute perfection. Photography is magical...buutt it takes several trial and error to master the art. It's always good to consult someone who has an exposure in this field as a head start -- it helps you avoid mistakes you wish you had.

LESSON NO#1 - Always Shoot RAW
This is exclusively for the lot that is going to take photography very seriously and is not going to restrict it's value to better facebook displays - for the later lot, I would recommend JPEG.

So what exactly is RAW and JPEG?
You see, our photographs have a certain file type aka format. A DSLR allows you to take your photo in either RAW or JPEG(high or low) or JPEG+RAW (basically two files, simultaneously). 

These Snapshots will absolutely hook you up on manga

Okay so you just have to look through these snapshots.


1) Best friend goals;