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.
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.
- 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™ 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.
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.
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.
Seriously stoked for these new innovations! It eliminates the need of a snare stand! Portable genius! Sexy pad, sir....sexy pad!
Music Educator--Affinity Percussion, Colts Drum and Bugle Corps