As a drummer, finding ways to practice your kick pedal work without bothering your family and neighbors can be a real challenge. Drumeo sent me their QuietKick to review and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
The QuietKick is a compact, quiet practice solution for your pedal work without using a kick drum, and in this article, I’ll share my experience using it.
Check out my video review of it below if you want to see it in action:
Value for Money8.0/10
The Drumeo QuietKick is an excellent compact and quiet practice solution for drummers looking to improve their kick technique without disturbing others. It's easy to set up, portable, and significantly reduces noise compared to electronic kick pads.
- Compact and easy to set up
- Quiet practice solution for kick drum
- Compatible with single and double kick pedals
- Two types of strike pads for varying noise levels
- Noise reduction may still be insufficient for some living situations
- Ultra-quiet pads may not be as durable
Trying Out the QuietKick
When the QuietKick arrived, I was immediately impressed by its packaging. Inside the box, I found an angled beater (it comes with two if you get the double kick version), optional carpet grips, and a soft Velcro-attached surface for the beater to strike. Setting up the QuietKick was a breeze.
It comes with two types of strike pads: one long-lasting and two ultra-quiet. The long-lasting pad is slightly louder but more durable, while the ultra-quiet pads minimize noise at the possible expense of longevity. I appreciate having different options based on my noise-reduction needs.
One of the standout features of the QuietKick is its compact size. Unlike most electronic drum pads or other kick practice pads, it’s easy to set up, pack away, and store. You can also place it next to a snare stand with a practice pad on top for a more complete practice setup.
The Drumeo QuietKick offers two distinct playing surfaces to suit your practice needs: a long-lasting pad and ultra-quiet pads. The long-lasting pad, while slightly louder, will likely provide more durability, making it ideal for frequent practice sessions.
On the other hand, the ultra-quiet pads focus on minimizing noise, which is perfect for those who need to keep volume levels at a minimum. Although these pads may not last quite as long, they’re an excellent option for practicing discreetly in shared living spaces. I appreciate the option to choose between even lower volume and longer durability.
The long-lasting pad, in particular, is built to withstand regular use while maintaining its performance. I haven’t used the pad for long enough to really test the durability aspect of this, but it feels like it’s built to last. The Drumeo QuietKick certainly seems to have been designed with durability in mind.
One of the best features of the QuietKick is its compact size. Unlike most other electronic drum pads and kick drum practice pads, it’s easy to set up, pack away, and store. You can even place it next to a snare stand with a practice pad on top for a complete practice setup.
The Drumeo QuietKick is an excellent compact and quiet practice solution for drummers looking to improve their kick technique without disturbing others. It’s easy to set up, portable, and significantly reduces noise compared to electronic kick pads.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend the Drumeo QuietKick for drummers in need of a convenient and quiet practice solution.