The Pro-session DD506 drum kit is a generic Chinese made instrument, also branded as Fame, Legacy, Black Mamba or Medeli drums. The DD506 differs slightly from the previous versions in particular the player can now 'choke' the cymbals by holding the leading edge after the cymbal is struck. Its not exactly like an acoustic set but fairly realistic. The drum module also offers some additional sounds and the snare drum can produce the sound of rim shots when selected.
I bought this kit for my son to practice on up to Grade 3 level and I have to say I think it offers great value for money.
Only couple of gripes would be the bass pedal which comes new with the kit is very flimsy and just not up to heavy, repeat use. I replaced this unit with a standared Pearl pedal which fits fine and gives a greater feeling of rhobustness.
The arm upon which the drum module sits is a little odd and could be better designed as the module does not always seem to be completely secure.
My son also managed to break one of the support arms to the crash cymbal (don't ask). Again a non standard replacement arm was purchased cheaply and fitted the frame, although Yamaha brackets are similar, they do not fit.
Finally after much abuse the Hi-hat cymbal failed. This cymbal produces three sounds, namely closed, half open and fully open. I considered replacing the drum trigger but at £30 to replace the whole cymbal, it didn't seem worth it.
Don't be put off by these minor problems. The kit can take literally a good beating and is ideal for a beginner or a seasoned drummer looking to practice where noise is of concern. The sounds are very realistic and with some tweaking can be very useable in most situations.
The kit was never designed to compete with the thousand pound plus Rolands but at a few hundred pounds they are great value and well worth the investment.