The Aurora™ Series

The Aurora™ Series

Harnessing the power of magnetism  – comes the new modular practice pads from OffWorld Percussion!

Featuring the BYOSphere™

Every Aurora™ Series pad is equipped with OffWorld’s unique Magnetosphere Core.  

This feature gives each pad in the series its own personal gravitational field, allowing varying items the ability to quickly connect for these 3 multiple playing modes:

  • UAV mode (nothing connected) lends each pad a clear musical tone, especially in the center 4 inches. The resonant tone in this center “sweet spot” allows you to make a clear distinction when you are playing dead-on, thereby improving your stroke accuracy.
  • Solar Flare mode (Snare Puck inserted) offers a fully adjustable snare sound with as much or as little “sizzle” as your ear desires, and is more musical in tone than the rocky “crunch” of the Aurora™ Shaker. The new and improved Snare Puck allows the dynamics of the pad to remain present while giving each stroke the edge you want. The Aurora™ Shaker with metal beads is still available as an option when you order, and is also sold separately as an accessory.
  • Coupled mode (Docking Module inserted) boosts the articulation greatly and increases the tonal variance from edge to center.  This mode also produces a very present and focused sound, perfect for group rehearsals. The module allows for connection to any 8mm threaded cymbal stand (1/4-20 also available) for a quick-docking stable platform for your Aurora™ Series practice pad. A quick TWIST unlocks the gravitational hold and lets you take your pad with you while the Docking Module awaits your return. The Docking Module also has a neoprene bottom, so that if you like the tone it produces but don’t want to mount it, leave it inserted and it will sit nicely on any flat surface.

The BYOSphere™

From the far reaches of the OffWorld universe – where the intersection of passion, technology, and style meet – comes the BYOSphere™

Representing the next wave in your rehearsal experience. Buy Now

The BYOSphere™ offers the popular features of our Outlander™ Large; the advanced modular design of the Aurora™ Series; and is partnered with the visual flair of the incomparable BYOS™ team.

Features include:

  • 11 1/2″ overall diameter to easily fit in any backpack
  • 9 1/4″ DarkMatter™ playing surface
  • A “cool gray” version of our patented Rims™ component over a beautiful white Birch base
  • Comes standard with our adjustable Aurora™ Snare Puck, and the 8mm Docking Module
  • Will work with all the interchangeable Aurora™ Series inserts.


You can also purchase the BYOSphere™ with Black, Gunmetal or Blue Chameleon VML™ Surfacing.

The Darkside

The Darkside is a recent installment to OffWorld Percussion’s unique Aurora Series of modular practice pads. Like the Visitor before it, the Darkside features all Birch construction and the Aurora exclusive magnetosphere core, giving you the flexibility of adaptation. Buy Now

At about  3 pounds, the Darkside is 11 1/8″ in diameter, with a 9.25″ Darkmatter playing surface.

It is 1 1/2″ tall with thicker layers over the center core to give you a more reactive playing surface.


Over all, the Darkside provides enough bulk to create a stable and responsive playing experience, yet still be sized for easy fit in any backpack or gear bag.

This comes standard with a 1/4-20 Cymbal stand adapter (aka Docking Module), and the adjustable Snare Puck.

All other Aurora Series accessories can be adapted to the Darkside, which is also available in Black, Gunmetal and Blue Chameleon VML surfacing.


The Visitor™

Along with the standard Aurora™ Series features, the Visitor™ is equipped with an 8 inch DarkMatter™ playing surface, which is complimented by the gold finish birch construction and silver rivet accents.

It is 9″ in diameter in total and 1″ thick. It weighs about 3lbs.

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For those looking for something a bit less forward, the Visitor™ is also available with the “Red Dwarf” rubber playing surface, which produces a softer, quieter tone with a bit less variance edge to center.

Ronnie LaGrone

Seriously stoked for these new innovations! It eliminates the need of a snare stand! Portable genius! Sexy pad, pad!

Ronnie LaGrone

Music Educator--West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Colts Drum and Bugle Corps

The Aurora™ Series  – Strut support knee/thigh mount accessory.

This knee/thigh mount is made with white birch, equipped with quick release leather straps, and utilizes the ultra-strong neodynium magnets to “dock” with your Aurora series pad.


The mount is big enough to fit comfortably across your knee or thigh, yet it is small enough to tuck away when you are a drummer “on the go”!   Buy Now

The Aurora™ Series – Shaker Accessory

This makes one heck of a great hand held percussive instrument to accompany the band at your next gig.

OR when docked with the Visitor™, the 3″ wood and acrylic Shaker provides a tasty “crunch” sound to the center of the playing surface. With the Darkside™ it has a softer more subtle sound.

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Aurora™ Series – Docking Module Accessory

This accessory comes as either an 8mm or a 1/4-20 thread (which is the American standard measurement found on a Camera mount for a tripod).  Buy Now

The Hammer™ – Practice Pad Bracket

Pipe Band Model: Mounts to Kilpatrick snare carriers

  • Fits practice pad with 1/4-20 screw hole to mount.
  • Adjustable tilt angle.
  • Adjustable forward angle.
  • Two optional pad positions.
  • Provides solid support when practicing with snare carrier.
Product # HPB-18 Made by Garrett’s Craftworks 
Marching Band Model: Mounts to J-hook style snare carriers.
  • Fits practice pad with 1/4-20 screw hole to mount.
  • Adjustable tilt angle.
  • Two optional pad positions.
  • Provides solid support when practicing with snare carrier.


Product # HDC-7 Made by Garrett’s Craftworks

  Aurora™ Series – The Base Station™

Making a practice pad ultra portable sometimes comes with a sacrifice: The lighter and smaller it is, the more it moves around when playing on the kitchen table. 

Welcome the Base Station™!




The magnetic center allows for your Visitor™ to dock securely to the incredibly stable 3 lb. wood platform.



With its non-skid neoprene bottom, the Base Station™ will stay wherever you put it, and at only 12 inches in diameter it can easily sit atop your snare.

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