The NexGen Standard

Electronic Drums EFNOTE 3

Kick pedals are not included.

Beyond the Average

The EFNOTE 3 provides all-around capability as a new standard electronic drums for next generation. Perfect for...

  • Playing along with songs
  • Daily training
  • Drum lesson
  • Home recording
  • Small gigs

3-Zone Crash / Ride Cymbals

  • Elegant "warm-gray" colored cymbals
  • Fine engraved surface
  • Weight simulation with thin edge for appropriate striking feel
  • 360° flat sensing with multi-sensor
  • 360° choke supported
  • Full 3-zone Crash/Ride cymbals (bow/edge/cup)
  • 16" Ride, 14" Crashes, 12" Hi-hat

Monocoque Drum Shells

  • Elegant sparkling finish
  • Independent lug design
  • Monocoque shell structure for stiffness and durability
  • Hot-spot-less sensing with multi-sensor
  • Colored hoop rubber
  • Double-layered mesh drum head
  • 2-zone (head/rim)
  • 12" Snare, 10" Tom 1/2, 12" Tom 3

Suspended Tom Mount

  • Softer striking feel and less rebound
  • Anti-crosstalk vibration

Snare Side-Rim

  • Easy to play side-sticks
  • Accurate sensing
  • Low acoustic noise
  • No need to switch function between rim-shot and side-sticks

Comfy Strike-Feel Kick

  • Elegant sparkling finish
  • Comfy strike-feel fabric head
  • Dual-sensor stable sensing for single/double beater(s)
  • Angle-adjustable kick pedal attachment
  • Rugged spars with rubber/spike tips

Tru-Motion Hi-Hat

  • Inertia weight simulation technology provides ideal pedal feeling
  • Precision optical sensing perfectly responds to drummer’s high-speed footwork
  • Open-close stroke gap and spring tension adjustment
  • Smooth continuity from tight-closed to full-open sound

λ (Lambda) Tripods

  • Advanced design
  • Easy and flexible setup
  • Perfect stability
* Design registered

Ultra-Compact Sound Module

  • Ultra-small form factor with uncompromised features
  • Metal chassis and aluminum finish
  • High quality DAC and audio circuit
  • Touch screen intuitive user interface

Full-Scale Acoustic Sound

  • Tru-Aco sound technology provides so real drum/cymbal sound
  • Stereo samples with wide dynamic range for all acoustic instruments
  • Minimum pre-processed, uncompressed waveforms for maximum fidelity
  • Natural and smooth continuity roll sounds

ELISE Sensing Processor

  • Capturing drummer's intentions from each stroke
  • Low latency, wide dynamic-range, consistent and stable sensing
  • Optimized for EFNOTE multi-sensor drum/cymbal/hi-hat pads

For Recording

  • USB 8-ch individual audio outputs with Mac / Windows (ASIO)
  • USB 2-ch audio inputs for playback
  • Analog 4-ch audio outputs
  • USB MIDI in/out with individual MIDI channels
  • MIDI output (5-pin DIN)
  • On-board drum recording (5 songs)

For Small Gigs

  • Setlist feature enables you to configure kit order with tempo for each song
  • Kick and Snare can be output individually with analog 4-ch outputs
  • Click and Audio-In can be assigned only for headphones
  • High-power headphones output
  • MIDI output (5-pin DIN)

For Training

  • Multi-function metronome with beat LED indicator
  • Built-in metronome speaker for daily training without headphones
  • On-board recording function (5 songs)
  • Stroke Analyzer
  • Rhythm Box feature provides over 90 basic drum beats

Stroke Analyzer

  • "Stroke Scope" displays your strike points on time-line
  • "Accuracy Score" estimates your strike accuracy

Sound Edit

  • Tuning, Muffling, 2-band EQs for each pad
  • Pad layer function can overlay two sounds
  • User Inst Library enables you to store 50 customized instruments
  • On-board reverb
  • Dedicated level control screen

Flexible Audio Routing

  • 10-ch output buses
  • Flexible output routing for each pad
  • Output assignable click
  • Output: 4-ch analog / 8-ch USB
  • Input: Analog / Bluetooth / 2-ch USB

Bluetooth™

  • Bluetooth audio-in provides you to play along with Spotify™ / YouTube™ with your smartphone
  • Bluetooth MIDI

Specifications and photos shown are prototypes and actual products may vary.

Some of technologies and designs are under patent pending.

Company names, brand names, etc. appear in photos are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

Specifications

Drum / Cymbal Pads

Kick EFD-K08P
  • Size: 8 x 3"
  • Zone: Head
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Comfy strike-feel fabric
  • Connector: Head (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Angle-adjustable kick pedal attachment
Snare EFD-S12P
  • Size: 12 x 4"
  • Zone: Head / Rim / Side-Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim, Side-Rim (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Monocoque drum shell, Colored hoop rubber, Side-Rim
Tom 1 / 2 EFD-T10P
  • Size: 10 x 3.5"
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Monocoque drum shell, Colored hoop rubber, Suspended tom mount
Tom 3 EFD-T12P
  • Size: 12 x 4"
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Monocoque drum shell, Colored hoop rubber, Suspended tom mount
Hi-Hat EFD-C12
  • Size: 12" (Single cymbal)
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge, Cup (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface
  • EFNOTE 3 sound module does not support hi-hat cup zone.

Hi-Hat Pedal EFD-HC3
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Adjustment: Spring tension, Open-Close stroke gap
  • Connector: 6-pin
  • Features: Inertia weight simulation, Tru-motion hi-hat
Crash 1 / 2 EFD-C14
  • Size: 14"
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge, Cup (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface
Ride EFD-C16
  • Size: 16"
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge, Cup (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface

Sound Module: EFD-3

Trigger Interface
  • 3-Zone: Snare, Crash 1/2*, Ride
  • 2-Zone: Tom 1/2/3/4, HH, Crash 3
  • 1-Zone: Kick
  • Crash 1/2 support 3-zone with using Tom 4/Crash 3 cables.

Audio / MIDI Interface
  • Line (1/2) Output: 2x TS Phone (+4dBu, Unbalanced)
  • Phones (3/4) Output: Stereo Mini-Phone (320 mW + 320 mW @32Ω)
  • Audio Input: Stereo Mini-Phone (+2dBu Max)

  • USB Audio: 8-ch Output / 2-ch Input (Mac/Windows ASIO)
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • Bluetooth Audio Input
  • Bluetooth MIDI (BLE) In/Out
  • MIDI Out: 5-pin DIN
Drum Kits / Instruments
  • Preset Drum Kits: 16 (Editable)
  • User Drum Kits: 34
  • Instruments: Acoustic Drums/Cymbals (Stereo), Percussion (Stereo), eKick/eSnare, Attack Elements
  • User Inst Library: 50 (Can be stored customized instruments)
Edit Parameters
  • Level, Pan, Tuning, Muffling (for each pad)
  • 2-Band EQ (for each pad)
  • Reverb (8 Types)
  • Pad Layer
Dimensions
  • 172 (W) x 106 (D) x 47 (H) mm
  • 700g

Excluding protrusions

Power
  • DC 12V, 500mA (Nominal) / 800mA (Max)

Tripods / Stands

Tripods
  • 4x Lambda Tripod
Snare Drum Stand
  • For 12" to 14" diameter snare drums
  • Geared basket tilter
  • Double braced legs
  • Tube diameter: φ19.1 mm (3/4")
  • Height adjustment range: 500 -- 650 mm
Tom Holder
  • 3x Tom Holder Arm
  • Geared L-rod tilter
  • Knurled carbon steel rod
  • L-rod diameter: φ11.5 mm (7/16")
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")
  • Height adjustment range: 550 -- 900 mm
Hi-Hat Cymbal Arm
  • 1x Boom Hi-Hat Cymbal Arm
  • Cable holder
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")
  • Boom length: 250 mm
  • Height adjustment range: 550 -- 1000 mm
Cymbal Arm
  • 3x Boom Cymbal Arm
  • Gearless tilter
  • Cable holder
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")
  • Boom length: 300 mm
  • Height adjustment range: 650 -- 1250 mm
Sound Module Arm
  • 1x Sound Module Arm
  • 1x Smartphone Tray

Drum Kit Placement

Placement Size
  • Approx. 160 (W) x 100 (D) cm
  • Approx. 5.3 (W) x 3.3 (D) feet

Without drum throne

Package

Accessories
  • Brake-Out Cable: EFD-MULTI-A3
  • Brake-Out Cable: EFD-MULTI-B
  • 4x Trigger Cable 3.0 m: EFD-TRS-LL3
  • Cable Ties
  • Quickstart Guide

Kick pedal, drum throne sold separately.

Specification and design are subject to change without prior notice.

Some of technologies and designs are under patent pending.

Optional Components

Adding a 4th tom

Tom Pad 12"

EFD-T12P-WS

  • Size: 12 x 4"
  • Shell: FRP
  • Finish: White Sparkle
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh

  • * Using the TOM 4 cable.

Tom Mount for EFNOTE 3/3X

EFD-TM3

  • Geared L-rod tilter
  • Knurled carbon steel rod
  • L-rod diameter: φ11.5 mm (7/16")
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")

Adding a splash cymbal

Splash Cymbal 8" Thin

EFD-C08

  • Size: 8" / 20 cm
  • Use: Splash cymbal
  • Zone: Bow / Edge
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)

  • * Using the CRASH 3 cable.

Splash Cymbal Mount

EFD-SCM5

  • 1x Z-rod short
  • 1x Z-rod long
  • Installable pipe diameter: φ19.1 mm (3/4") -- φ28.6 mm (9/8")

Upsizing the ride cymbal + Adding a 3rd crash cymbal

Standard Cymbal 18"

EFD-C18

  • Size: 18" / 45 cm
  • Use: Ride cymbal / Crash-Ride cymbal
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)

  • * Replacing the ride cymbal with the new 18”, and using the 16” with CRASH 3 cable.

Cymbal Mount for EFNOTE 3/3X

EFD-CM3

  • Gearless tilter
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")
  • Boom length: 300 mm

Upgrading the hi-hat + Adding a 3rd crash cymbal

Hi-Hat Cymbals 14"

EFD-H14

  • Size: 14" / 35 cm
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke) / Optical

  • * Using the 12” hi-hat cymbal as Crash 3 with CRASH 3 cable.
    * The hi-hat control pedal will not be used.
    * The HIHAT cable will not be used.
    * Hi-hat stand is not included.

Consumable Parts

Mesh Drum Head 10"

EFD-MDH10

  • Double-layered mesh drum head
  • Comfortable touch with less rebound
  • Tension adjustable durable mesh

Mesh Drum Head 12"

EFD-MDH12

  • Double-layered mesh drum head
  • Comfortable touch with less rebound
  • Tension adjustable durable mesh

Kick Beater Patch

EFD-KBP2

  • Extends the life of mesh/fabric kick heads
  • Improves the wear resistance of felt beaters
  • Supports both single and double beaters
  • 2 pcs.

EFNOTE 3 Videos

EFNOTE 3 / EFNOTE 3X Preset Drum Kit Sound

  • The raw sound of EFNOTE 3/3X preset kits are recorded via USB (only the volume is adjusted)
  • Listening with headphones is recommended
  • Data format: .WAV file (48 kHz/24 bit)
STUDIO F
ROCKIN ROAD TRIP
FunQ
First Note
Speed Star
Recording
Great Strokes
THOUSANDS of AUDIENCE
Neo Classic
SPLASH
Z & B
Coated Medium
Maple Shells
Birch Shells
ENCORE
HIT PARADE

Reproducing all or any part of the contents is prohibited.

USB Compatibility

Mac
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) with Intel chip
  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Macs with the Apple M1 chip are not yet fully supported. In some environments, it has been confirmed that periodic noise occurs during recording.

Windows
  • Windows 10

Operation is not guaranteed for all environments. Some computers may not be fully compatible.

Downloads

Before download following items, please carefully read the Software License Agreement.

Software License Agreement

Manuals (PDF)

Quickstart Guide
Reference Guide
Sound List

Drivers / Firmware / Apps

ASIO Driver
Firmware

Version v1.10

- Implemented hi-hat auto calibration feature

- Improved the ELISE trigger sensing

Mac/PC is required to update. Use the update tool app below.

The updater is furnished to you for use at your own risk. If your device got any damage due to updating, you will be charged for the repair.

Update Tool App