EFNOTE 3

The NexGen Standard

Electronic Drums EFNOTE 3

Kick pedals are not included.

EFNOTE 3 : The NexGen Standard

Beyond the Average

  • Playability equivalent to the top series
  • Multi-sensor pads and 360° cymbals
  • Innovative Tru-Motion™ hi-hat pedal
  • Independent stands
  • Aesthetic design from basic model

All-Around Capability

  • EFNOTE certified sound quality
  • Full stereo drum/cymbal sounds
  • Supports a wide range of music genres
  • USB Audio/MIDI, Bluetooth, Remote App available
  • Easy operation with touch screen
  • Flexible pad expandability

Drums & Cymbals

Monocoque Drum Shells

  • 10 x 3.5" and 12 x 4", 6 lugs, 2ply mesh drum heads
  • Monocoque FRP shell for stiffness and durability
  • Multi-sensor for hotspotless and high-resolution sounding

Independent Side-Rim

  • Easy, intuitive and reliable
  • No switch operation required
  • Elegant arc design

Suspended Tom Mount

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

Comfy Strike-Feel Kick

  • Low rebound fabric head
  • Angle-adjustable kick pedal attachment
  • Stable multi-sensing for single/double beater(s)
  • Rugged spars with rubber/spike tips

3-Zone 360° Cymbals

  • 2x 14" crash cymbal, 3-zone (bow/edge/cup)
  • 1x 16" ride cymbal, 3-zone (bow/edge/cup)
  • Multi-sensored 360° play/choke area
  • 360° free-swinging design
  • Responsive thin edge

Beautiful Cymbal Surface

  • Elegant warm-gray surface with fine engravings
  • Clean silicone rubber surface that is resistant to drumstick marks

Tru-Motion™ Hi-Hat Pedal

  • Inertia weight simulation technology
  • Precision optical sensing
  • Open-close stroke gap adjustment
  • Spring tension adjustment
  • Dedicated non-skid rubber grip

λ (Lambda) Tripods

  • Easy and flexible setup with independent rack stand design
  • Stable metal tripod stands

Sound Module

Ultra-Compact Sound Module

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

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

Full-Scale Acoustic Sound

  • Full stereo acoustic drum/cymbal samples recorded by EFNOTE
  • Tru-Aco™ sound technology provides real drum/cymbal sound behaviors
  • Raw sound without resynthesis

For Training

  • Multi-function metronome with beat LED indicator
  • Built-in metronome speaker for daily training without headphones
  • On-board drum recording function (15 tracks)
  • Stroke Analyzer
  • Rhythm Box feature provides over 90 basic drum beats

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)

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)

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 128 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
  • EFNOTE Tools App for control remotely

Various Optional Components

EFNOTE Tools App

EFNOTE Tools
- Carry Data with You

You can backup, restore, and share drum kit data and trigger settings with your smartphone.

EFNOTE Tools
- Get New Drum Kits

Visit the official Kit Library to get the new drum kit data.

There you will surely find ideas that inspire your creativity.

EFNOTE Tools
- Adjust Remotely

For small gigs, drummers often cannot rely on FOH engineers.

Now you can remotely adjust the each pad level while playing back your beat with the built-in recorder.

EFNOTE Tools
- Swap Sounds

The Swap feature makes it easy to swap each sound of toms or cymbals.

It helps you changing the set up and editing kits.

Gallery

Product image for illustration purposes only, actual product may vary.

In some countries, specifications and configuration shown may vary.

Items shown in the photos such as kick pedal, hi-hat stand, drum throne, sticks, headphones, smartphone, computer, are not included.

Other models or customized setups are shown for some images.

Some of technologies and designs are patented or under patent pending.

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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
HIT PARADE
Speed Star
Recording
Great Strokes
THOUSANDS of AUDIENCE
Neo Classic
SPLASH
Z & B
Coated Medium
Maple Shells
Birch Shells
ENCORE

Reproducing all or any part of the contents is prohibited.

Customize Examples

Items required:

  • 1x Tom Pad 12": EFD-T12P-WS
  • 1x Tom Mount: EFD-TM3

  • Using the TOM 4 cable.

    Crash 1 Cup is not supported with this setup.

Items required:

  • 1x Splash Cymbal 8" Thin: EFD-C08
  • 1x Splash Cymbal Mount: EFD-SCM5

  • Using the CRASH 3 cable.

    Crash 2 Cup is not supported with this setup.

Items required:

  • 1x Standard Cymbal 18": EFD-C18
  • 1x Cymbal Mount: EFD-CM3

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

    Crash 2 Cup is not supported with this setup.

Items required:

  • 1x Hi-Hat Cymbals 14": EFD-H14

  • Using the 12” hi-hat cymbal as the 3rd crash cymbal with the CRASH 3 cable.

    Crash 2 Cup is not supported with this setup.

    The hi-hat control pedal will not be used.

    Using only the HH CTRL cable for the new hi-hats (the HIHAT cable will not be used).

    Hi-hat stand is not included.

Specifications

Drum / Cymbal Pads

Kick EFD-K08P
  • Size: 8 x 3"
  • Finish: White sparkle
  • 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"
  • Finish: White sparkle
  • 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"
  • Finish: White sparkle
  • 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"
  • Finish: White sparkle
  • 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)
  • Color: Warm gray
  • 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"
  • Color: Warm gray
  • 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"
  • Color: Warm gray
  • 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 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)
  • Ambience Effect (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 90 (D) cm
  • Approx. 5.3 (W) x 3.0 (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.

USB Compatibility

Mac

Apple M1 chip:

  • macOS 12.0 (Monterey), 11.4 (Big Sur) or newer
  • Sound module firmware v1.11 or newer is required. Latest firmware can be downloaded below.


Intel chip:

  • macOS 12.0 (Monterey), 11.2.3 (Big Sur) or newer
  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra)
Windows
  • Windows 11, Windows 10

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

Downloads

Before downloading the 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

Version v1.2

- Improved stability

- Removed unneeded notifications

Firmware

Version v1.20

- Supported EFNOTE Tools app (iOS/Android)

- Improved trigger settings

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

Consumable Parts

See the Consumable Parts page.

Support and Service

Contact your local Distributor.