If you have a few minutes -- okay, more like 18 minutes, check out this thorough tutorial that Drum Workshop (DW) made for the new Kitbuilder 2.0 web app that I designed and directed -- completely built in HTML5.
Coinciding with this Januaryâ€™s NAMM show, Drum Workshop and Speedshape launched a first of its kind web app that allows drum enthusiasts to build their own custom kits â€” KitBuilder 2.0.
Supported on various browsers and mobile devices including touch devices like iPhone and iPad, Kitbuilder 2.0 allows for users to visualize a myriad of beautiful drum and hardware finishes using three archetype sets, or customize a photographic overhead kit schematic using templates of some of the worldâ€™s most popular drummers such as Tommy Lee, Dave Grohl, Neil Peart, Sheila E. or Steve Perkins. Thousands of images and models offer limitless possibilities of drums, hardware, pedals, accessories, finishes, assorted patterns, finishes and color combinations.
Based on DWâ€™s patented SSC technology, users can sample and compare different sound variations, download images of their personalized drum kits for wallpaper, easily share with friends via Facebook, Twitter and TinyURL, generate a quote and then pick-up their new set from a list of DW Drum dealers. All mobile-friendly HTML5 compliant. No sheisse.
So whip out your ipad, but when you're done, make sure to share your custom DW kit on Facebook or Twitter.