Efnote 3X E-Drum Set


E-Drum Set

  • 6-Ply birch wood shell
  • Drum module with touch screen and aluminium housing
  • 98 Multilayer sounds
  • 16 Preset kits
  • 34 User kits
  • 15 Recording User Songs
  • Metronome
  • Built-in USB audio interface (8 Out / 2 In)
  • Bluetooth for audio in and MIDI
  • MIDI Out
  • Incl. snare stand

Set consisting of:

  • 1x 12" x 4" Kick drum pad
  • 1x 12" x 4" Three-zone snare pad
  • 2x 10" x 3.5" Two-zone tom pads
  • 2x 12"x4" Two-zone floor tom pad
  • 1x 14" Two-zone hi hat pad with controller
  • 2x 16" Three-zone crash pads with stop function
  • 1x 18" Three-zone ride pad with stop function
  • 3x Lambda tripod stands with holders for all drum and cymbal pads

Note: Foot pedal, hi hat stand, seat and headphones not included

Available since September 2021
Item number 527422
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Incl. Rack No
Incl. Throne No
Incl. Footpedal No
Incl. Headphone No
Mesh Head Pads Yes
Pads (Stereo) Yes
Number of Direct Outs 2
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Unique looks and outstanding sound quality

The Efnote 3X is an e-drum set for users with high demands, which stands out visually from its competitors and makes no compromises in terms of dynamics and sound quality. Six flat birch wood shells with a matt black finish, equipped with double-layered mesh heads, and the avant-garde designed tripods ensure an elegant and modern look. Of particular note are the cymbal pads, whose trigger elements are distributed over the entire playing surface. With just over 100 multi-layer sounds, which mainly include acoustic sounds, the focus has been placed on the greatest possible authenticity, making the Efnote a fully-fledged replacement for an acoustic drum set.

Less is more

Whereas many e-drum manufacturers try to outdo each other in terms of the number of module sounds, understatement is the order of the day with the Efnote 3X. The module, which features a high level of workmanship and is equipped with a touchscreen, offers something for everyone with its 111 top-quality sounds, among them a wide range of drum and percussion sounds as well as almost 20 different electronic sounds. The sounds can be edited in many ways and stored as user samples to 50 memory slots. In addition to 16 preset drum kits, 34 memory slots are available for user kits. A Bluetooth function enables you to wirelessly jam along to your favourite songs on your smartphone, and for recording sessions, the Efnote 3X can send eight separate channels to a computer via USB.

A serious alternative to an acoustic set

With its extraordinary looks, the Efnote 3X is an absolute eye-catcher. The Lambda tripods are particularly striking, compared to which a conventional rack system looks pretty old-fashioned. This makes the kit absolutely suitable for the stage, while the sound coming from the PA speakers should convince even the last few e-drum skeptics. A setlist function enables entire concert setlists to be saved. The kit is also suitable as a rehearsal room drum set in noise-sensitive environments or as a practice drum set for demanding amateur drummers. Various practice functions are available for this purpose, and you can also easily record your own performance and save it to one of the 15 song storage slots.

About Efnote

Efnote was founded in 2018 by former employees of the Roland e-drum development department. The company’s portfolio includes various e-drum sets in the upper price range, with the greatest value being placed on maximum sonic authenticity. In terms of both design and technology, Efnote’s e-drum sets offer innovative features such as module operation via touchscreen, cymbal pads with a 360° playing surface, and eye-catching hardware systems. The most popular model is the Efnote 5, which looks like a conventional acoustic drum kit with its birch wood shells and sparkling silver foil.

One kit for all occasions

The Efnote 3X is almost too good for the practice room at home, because with its stunning appearance it is guaranteed to have all eyes on it on every stage. It offers the ideal technical prerequisites for this application: Flexible routing of the instrument channels, authentic drum sounds with a wide dynamic range, and a setlist function. Your fellow musicians will enjoy a transparent stage sound, so that the overall volume can be reduced to a comfortable level. Of course, this also applies to rehearsal room sessions, where the Efnote 3X can certainly replace the acoustic drums, provided you have an appropriate PA. And if you want to use the kit only at home, you will appreciate the practise functions as well as the exquisite sounds.

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4 Reviews

Great drum kit for the money! but a few annoying bits!
Michael O'Connell 13.03.2023
I bought the Efnote 3x for two use cases. 1. songwriting / recording demos at home and 2. playing live for weddings. For these uses these drums are great, but there are some small annoying inconveniences.

Whats great about them.
For playing weddings there are some great features to this kit.

1. The drums are very portable for the most part. The toms and snare aren't very deep and stack nicely! All of the cymbals fit in my cymbal bag, they're thicker than metal cymbals and may not fit in all bags, but they fit perfect in mine.

2. The built in sounds are high quality samples. I was blown away with the sound from the kit. There are not as many sounds as in more expensive modules but there are plenty of usable sounds and no filler.

3. You have a stereo output built into the module, but you can change the routing in the module to have toms and overhead come out of the stereo out and with the addition of a Y spliter (bought seperatly) you can have the kick and snare on their own outputs. This is great for the wedding band I am in as we can quickly adjust the kick and snare during a show on our PA systems mixer if needed.

4. Having played some older Yamaha and Roland electric drums I have always been disappointed with the responsiveness of the hihats closed, open and semi-open states. The Efnote 3x hihats are the best electric hihats I've ever played. They're 14" and play very similarly to real metal hihats. I still need to adjust my playing slightly but this is to be expected. As a drummer I can tell the difference, but the rest of the band can't tell the difference when I play these through the PA system.

For recording / songwriting there are more great features!

1. Over USB you can record 8 channels of audio and record all of the midi information. This is great for making use of the internal sounds and supplementing with additional drum samples in a DAW. This was a big factor in me going with Efnote over other brands.

2. The pads are super quiet, the hihats when open are probably the loudest part, but you can talk over the volume with no problem. I was practicing / recording a little last Sunday with these early in the morning. My partner was asleep in the room directly above where I was playing and slept perfectly without waking up over the noise. Some electric drums from other brands I've played with rubber pads or harder rubber cymbals have made much more noise! The mesh on these is super quiet and the cymbals rubber is not as hard as some other brands, helping to keep the noise down.

3. The amount of pads and cymbals for the price with this kit beats any other kit I've looked at. The 4 toms allow you to make full use of ezdrummer's or any other vsts sound when recording.

Theres a few places where Efnote could improve!

1. The kick drum pad's legs do not fold in, if you are transporting the drum kit, which I do for weddings, then you must remove the legs from the pad. This is made harder by two rubber rings on the legs. Efnote should make the legs fold in like on any other acoustic kick drum.

2. Connecting the clutch to the top hihat cymbal is hard to do, the underside of the cymbal doesn't leave much room to screw the nut onto and off of the clutch. I've decided to leave the clutch permanently attached because of this. This also make it an issue to transport the hihat in a cymbal bag. Efnote should make the underside of the top hihat cymbal easier to gain access to the clutch.

3. The tripod like stands that come with the kit are great if you want to leave the drums permanently set up for practice, but if you need to move the drums often, as I do for weddings, they are difficult. The two silver legs on each stand bolt on using a drum lug. They, like the kick drum pad legs, do not fold in to make transportation easier. You need to unscrew the drum lug to remove the leg, making the bold easy to lose. Efnote should either make the legs of the stand fold, or provide normal drum kit hardware. I have some unused stands that I now use with this drum kit and I do not use the stands that came with it. The stands I use fold up nicely just like any other cymbal / tom stand.

4. Finally, it is hard to plug in the rim sensor on the snare drum, you need to force it in. This is a design flaw with the curve of the rim sensor. I think this is only a problem with the 12" version of the snare, I think the 14" version the rim sensor maybe easier to access. Efnote should make this easier to access. It's not a problem if you're setting this up permanently, but if you transport the kit often this becomes an issue. My solution was to make a small extension cable that I permanently leave plugged into the snare rim sensor to make it more accessible.

To conclude, this drum kit is a great purchase with a small few annoyances. After using this for 2 weddings so far it sounds amazing live with the built in sounds. I've used it for practice / recording and found the multi channel recording + midi to be very useful and it triggers great. I would love to see efnote improve on the points I've mentioned above but the issues are not a deal breaker for me. Even with the issues mentioned the Efnote 3x still delivers above expectations!


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Neuer Player in der Oberklasse
Drumster 17.10.2021
Mit Efnote gibt es einen neun Anbieter im gehobenen Preissegment bei e-drums. Allerdings sind hier erfahrene Leute am Werk, die zT vorher bei Roland ihr Handwerk gelernt haben.
3X E-Drum Set ist erst seit kurzem am Markt und man hat hier vieles richtig gemacht: Die Verarbeitung ist top, die Hardware-Teile sind wie bei einem akustischen Set einwandfrei. Innovativ sind die Tripods, auf denen die Instrumente zuverlässig Halt finden.
Die Becken sind rundum bespielbar, natürlich mit mehreren Zonen und mute-Funktion. Die Toms und die Snare haben mehrere Piezo-Elemente unterhalb des Meshs und sorgen wir wirklich guten Sound und ermöglichen dynamisches Spiel.
Auch der wunde Punkt bei vielen e-drum sets, die Hi-hat, wurde hier meisterhaft gelöst: Montiert auf einem (nicht im set inkludierten) Hi-hat-Stand sorgt das Becken für ein nahezu perfektes Spielgefühl. Einzig die gummierte Oberfläche des Beckens ist anfangs etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig.
Ähnlich verhält es sich auch mit dem "brain", dem Soundmodul. Von der Optik erinnert es eher an einem e-book-reader. Dahinter verstecken sich aber toll sounds, die allesamt editierbare sind und sich ohne Probleme via blutetooth mit dem Handy und Laptop verbinden.
Kleines Manko: die geringe Anzahl an Drumsounds, keine Voice-Funktion beim Metronom und keine Tap-Funktion, mit der man die bpm eines Songs feststellen könnte. (Zumindest hab ich das noch nicht gefunden).
Alles in allem: Wer das nötige Kleingeld hat, für den ist das EFNOTE 3x eine spannende, durchdachte Alternative.


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Schickes und solides E-Drumset
_Drummie_ 24.07.2023
Mit zunehmender Spielzeit wurde das akustische Drumset zu laut und ein elektronisches Schlagzeug, als zweites Set, sollte für akustische Entlastung der unmittelbaren Umgebung sorgen. Nun steht das Efnote 3X zum Üben und für gelegentliche Aufnahmen im Keller. Kaufentscheidend war der variable Aufbau mit den Tripods gegenüber den Lösungen mit Rack. Die vierte Tom und das zweite Crashbecken kommen nur bei Bedarf zum Einsatz. Weiterhin gefiel mir die Optik des Efnote 3X sehr gut. Die grauen Beckenpads in Kombination mit schwarzen Toms sehen toll aus und sind solide verarbeitet. Ich finde ein E-Drumset kann durchaus auch wie eines aussehen. Neben der Optik ist die Konfiguration der Trommel- und Beckengrößen sinnvoll gewählt. Recht kompakt, aber nicht zu klein. Zudem wollte ich ein Hi-Hat für eine normale HI-Hat-Maschine um ein möglichst realistisches Spielgefühl zu haben.
Die 16 (+4 zusätzliche als Download) Preset Drum-Kit-Sounds sind jetzt nicht wirklich üppig. Soundmäßig finde ich die meisten aber gut gelungen. Für mehr Auswahl sorgt bei mir die Kopplung mit der EZDrummer-Software. Das funktioniert jedoch nur mit den neuen (nur für EZD 3) Erweiterungen vollständig. Voraussetzung richtige Treiberauswahl und „ADrum“-Preset beim Midi-Mapping.
Das Spielgefühl ist (natürlich) anders als bei einem akustischen Set. Am meisten gewöhnungsbedürftig fand ich den starken Rebound der Mesh-Pads und das Hi-Hat-Spiel. Die Dynamik geht in Ordnung, ist aber dennoch weit von den Möglichkeiten einer herkömmlichen Trommel entfernt. Gerade die Snare hat Luft nach oben. Dafür ist das rascheln Weg :-). Latenzen treten keine auf. Alles in allem lässt sich das Efnote aber gut spielen und macht Spaß. Wissen sollte man, dass die Hi-Hat-Kuppe und bei Anschluss der vierten Tom, die Kuppe vom ersten Crashbecken nicht nutzbar ist. Dafür sind alle großen Becken abstoppbar und überall bespielbar.
Audio-Aufnahmen (8 Kanäle) mit dem PC funktionieren einwandfrei nachdem ich den „USB Out Boosts 6dB“ gefunden habe. Ganz allgemein ist die Bedienung nicht immer selbsterklärend. Das Interface ist mit seinem Aluminiumgehäuse sehr schick und der minimalistische (nicht kapazitive) Touchscreen passend dazu. Um Einstellungen vorzunehmen muss schon etwas fester gedrückt werden. Die Eingaben nimmt er aber zuverlässig entgegen. Nach einiger Zeit findet man sich gut zurecht und kommt zügig zu den Einstellungen, die benötigt werden.
Mein Fazit: Das Efnote 3X ist ein schickes und solides E-Drumset. Es klingt gut und macht Spaß. Für meine Einsatzzwecke passt es!


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Une tuerie
Nicolas40 23.07.2023
Après avoir très longuement hésité au vu du prix en bon père de famille je me devais de peser le pour et le contre. 2 minutes plus tard ma décision était prise IL ME FALLAIT ce bien! A 38 ans bien que habitant en maison jouer de la batterie acoustique est juste impossible à moins de vivre au fin fond d'une forêt.. La frustration était tellement grande limite en dépression mettre 4000e dans une electro était pour moi juste inconcevable. Et la.. Efnote 3x est arrivée sur le marché avec ses cymbales ses sons ultra naturels et l'argument qui m'a mis à terre : LE PRIX.
Bref j'ai acheté cette merveille et à moins d'une défaillance technique qui me fasse revenir sur terre je peux à présent m'exprimer librement tout les jours. Une renaissance...
La livraison avec 1 jours d'avance... Le pad de grosse caisse à lui seul doit peser 15kg parfait pour bouffer mes rafales de doubles pédales sans broncher 😎. L'ensemble semble vraiment très roduste. Pour moi oui c'est un prix mais si vous êtes déjà en maison vous n'allez pas regretter de jouer sans retenir vos coups.
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