Pre-announcing the ZDS Shifter — the world’s first dedicated Zendrum appliance and a real game changer!

Shifter will revolutionize your approach on the Zendrum and will truly take your performances to the next level.

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So what exactly is Shifter?  The Shifter is a drop-in replacement for your existing merge (power) brick. It’s slightly taller to accommodate two footswitches on top.  

These switches are programmable CC controls that can be set to be either latching or momentary. You can use these to control the Shifter directly or any other MIDI device or VST.

Internally the ZDS Shifter supports up to four groups of “shifts” that can be set to respond to any CC number, either generated by the footswitches, the momentary switch on your Zendrum, or any other CC device upstream of the Shifter.

These “shifts” allow you to modify incoming MIDI messages in either of the following manners:

  • Swap the message type for another
  • Switch the note/message number for another
  • Stack note messages

…being able to change every note number on your Zendrum with the press of a button, like having a virtual, alternate layout that you can quickly switch back and forth from

…being able to use your triggers to generate other MIDI messages

…being able to play multiple notes with a single trigger hit

This is the power of the ZDS Shifter!

So what performance enhancements will you create with ZDS Shifter?

Here’re some ideas to get you started!

  • Switch between snare hits and cross sticking.
  • Mute cymbals.
  • Add a set of high toms for epic roundhouse fills without gobbling up additional triggers.
  • Melodic performance?  Switch keys or octaves with the press of a button.
  • Switch between percussion sets.

The USB interface can also be used while performing, eliminating the need for any external MIDI/USB converters.


Coming soon!

Watch ZDS Shifter progress!