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Founded in 1985, KAT Percussion is one of the original American electronic percussion companies.


Legacy products include the DrumKAT, TrapKAT and the MalletKAT.


Today, KAT produces a wide range of complete electronic drumsets as well as amplification tailored for the electronic percussionist.

Our story begins in Sweden in 1983. It was then that Hans Nordelius (founder of NORD Keyboards) created the Digital Percussion Plate 1 – the first drum pad allowing for dynamic playing using sampled sounds. Crowned an “instant success” by the marketplace, ddrum’s innovative drum pads, heads and hoops quickly garnered a large and loyal following


2005 saw the beginnings of what would become ddrum as we know it today when it was sold to Armadillo Enterprises. One of our first decisions was to greatly expand our product line to include acoustic kits, snares, deccabons, hardware and accessories, making us a “full line” drum company. Long considered an innovator in electronic drums, we built on that history by being the first to use 100% Ash shells for our acoustic kits.

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