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Millenium Rookie – Kids eDrum Set First Impressions

We take a look at this small electronic drum kit designed for children, with a small price tag to match!

Millennium has launched a new electronic drum kit specially designed for children aged 3 and up, the Millenium Rookie. Below, we take a look at the key specs and consider whether this is a kit worth buying.

Millennium Rookie specs

The kit comes complete with four pads, three cymbals, and two pedals, all mounted to a frame suitable for smaller people. The set even comes complete with a pair of headphones and a drum stool, meaning this package is all you need if you have a child looking to take up the drums.

Remarkably at this low price point, all four pads feature mesh heads and are 7 inches in diameter. Similarly, the three cymbal pads are all the same size at 8 inches, covering the hi-hat, crash and ride sounds.

Both the bass and hi-hat pedals are plastic with a built-in spring mechanism. The lack of a bass drum pad and conventional bass pedal means this kit will be quieter than most, as there is less impact noise transmitted through the floor with this kind of set-up. Learn more about soundproofing eDrums in our guide.

The module features twelve different drum kit presets covering genres such as rock, pop, metal, reggae and blues made up of 68 different instruments.

Built-in tuition features include ten play-along practice songs as well as a programable metronome.

In terms of connectivity, a 3.5mm (⅛ inch) aux-in allows budding drummers to play along to their favourite tracks, plus a 3.5mm headphone out and 6.35mm (⅛ inch) stereo line out.

The module also features a USB-C interface which allows the Rookie module to be used with a VST drum library by connecting it to a PC or Mac. This means the kit can be expanded with more realistic drum sounds based on real drum recordings, which gives this kit an expansion path.

A benefit for some users may be the fact that the kit is powered by USB-C, and therefore can be powered with a standard power bank. This combined with the small size means the Millenium Rookie could be a good portable electronic drum kit for children.

Is the Millenium Rookie worth considering as a children’s drum kit?

The Millenium Rookie is clearly limited compared to ‘adult’ drum kits, with a basic module, pads and foot pedals. However, the quality looks to be on par with other instruments designed for young children, such as junior acoustic drum kits that typically come with very cheap hardware.

The low price makes this kit a good introduction to drumming for young children and a better alternative to a toy drum kit for not too much more money, so great for kids who show a genuine interest in drumming as a hobby.

An electronic drum kit is fine for learning the drums on, as it’s often a choice of an electronic kit or no kit at all because not everyone has an environment suitable for an acoustic drum kit.

However, when learning the drums it’s also a good idea to build experience playing an acoustic kit, as they feel different – particularly lower-end kits such as this Millenium Rookie. It’s a good idea to find a tutor with experience teaching children, and who teaches on an acoustic kit to become a well-rounded drummer. Learn more about learning on electronic vs acoustic drums in our guide.

For more information about the Rookie children’s drum kit and to buy, click here.

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By Seb Atkinson

Seb has been a drummer since 2004 and an eDrummer since 2008. He founded eDrumHub to provide information on electronic drums for other drummers who can't justify an acoustic drum kit for practice at home.