Donner is a company that manufactures a variety of musical instruments for all levels of musicians. While at NAMM, I talked with the group and got a hands-on look at some of the new tech coming out.
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Donner Electronic Drums
Donner electronic drum sets are known for their affordability and quality. They offer a variety of features, including mesh heads for quieter practice, cymbal pads, and a drum module with many drum sounds to customize.
Seeker Series DST-700 Guitar
DST-700 is based on the DST-400, but with Donner’s new Hyper Series pickups. 3 pickup configurations are available: HH, HSS, and HSH with coil switch.
The guitar is made with roasted maple and bolted on either basswood or mahogany.
DST-700 available later this year
HUSH-X Guitar Kit (Soon)
The Donner Hush-X Guitar is an upgrade to the HUSH-I released last year. The Hush X features a detachable body, and is designed to provide guitarists with an instrument you can break down and practice with.
You can also take it on stage and shred a solo or back a band.
The guitar is available in maple or mahogany, and the fretboard has asymmetrical shape for easy playing.
Added to the Hush-X is a 2nd pickup (HUSH-I had one) – Humbucker bridge, and Alnico-V style single coil.
HUSH-X will be available later this year.
Donner REVO Smart Guitar
This is a guitar perfect for any level trying to learn a song. The neck of the REVO lights up, showing you the patterns to learn when playing.
Teachers can perform virtual lessons with students as they can send their lessons over the mobile app. Performers can also make patterns so they can play with a full light show.
This guitar is still in prototype.
PC-02 Podcast Workstation
This audio interface is an integrated workstation for podcasters, musicians, and more. 4-XLR/TRS combo jacks, line-out, line-in, 4 headphone jacks, monitor outs, and USB-C to connect to the computer.
The PC-02 contains noise gate, compressor, De-esser, EQ, delay, and reverb. There are other fun effects such as megaphone and voice pitch included.
The PC-02 is $599 and available now
DDP-80 Plus Piano
Donner DDP-80 Plus digital piano feels like the piano in the corner of a house, ready to be unveiled and played. The keybed cover can protect the 88 key keyboard, and also be used as a side table if needed.
Features include an 88-key graded hammer standard keyboard, removable pedal stop, Stereo Surround Speakers, and USB MIDI.
The DDP-80 Plus will be available later this year.