Pyle Audio Drums up Partnership with Award-Winning Publisher to Create First Drums For Dummies Kits
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 02:43 PM EST
Pyle Audio partners with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., combining its advanced audio and music technology know-how with the acclaimed For Dummies® book series. Pyle Audio, manufacturers of home, car and pro audio equipment, has announced its new partnership with Wiley to create two new Drums For Dummies Kits: Electronic Tabletop Drums For Dummies™ and Electronic Drum Kit For Dummies™.
“Pyle Audio’s reputation for quality audio products and feature-rich, easy-to-use musical instruments makes the company an ideal partner for our first-ever Drums For Dummies Kits,” said Marc Mikulich, Vice President, Brand Management at Wiley. “We are thrilled to help our loyal readers learn drum skills in a hands-on way and know they’ll be pleased with the results.”
The Electronic Tabletop Drum For Dummies comes packaged with Pyle’s PTEDO5 7-pad digital drum kit, which boasts a variety of features, such as 100 pre-set songs and five editable beats allowing users to effortlessly create studio quality sound.
It comes with seven touch sensitive drum pads, two foot pedals and two drum sticks. Additionally, users can enjoy 25 pre-set drum beats, 215 percussion sounds and a USB port for users to combine their unique beats with their favorite tunes.
For users looking for a more rock-star drum set, the Electronic Drum Kit For Dummies comes packaged with Pyle’s PED07 professional drum kit, which features a drum rack that sets up just like a natural drum-set.
Other features include five natural response drum heads, two drum sticks, two foot pedals, a sound module, cables and drum lock. Of course, it also comes with the Drums For Dummies book and CD, like the Tabletop kit. Additionally, users can supplement their experiences with 11 pre-set drum beats with up to four variations, 16-bit sample sound fidelity, headphone jack, built-in metronome and a MIDI in/out cable.
“Partnering with Wiley in the popular For Dummies series further solidifies our place in the audio and musical instrument marketplace, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Abe Brach, Marketing Manager at Pyle Audio. “We not only have products for music professionals but for novices as well, and this partnership is the perfect way to help new musicians get their feet wet.”
The Electronic Tabletop Drum For Dummies, available for $179.99, and the Electronic Drum Kit For Dummies, available for $229.99, can be purchased now on Amazon.com.
About Pyle Audio
With more than 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing of high-quality audio products, Pyle has established itself as a premier source for car audio, home audio and professional audio & musical instruments. Product lines include Pyle Pro, Pyle Car and Pyle Home. The company has recently expanded into outdoor recreational gear with its Pyle Sports line. For more information, please visit www.PyleAudio.com .
About For Dummies®
After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of ebooks downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.
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