The concept of electronic drums constructed of a newly-developed material to offer a feel close to that of acoustic drums with a degree of quietness never achieved before. To make this a reality, the design needed to remove as much extraneous vibration from the drum head as possible. A number of floating, suspended designs were trialed, and as the result of rigorous testing, the final design employs a rubber isolator in a structure that frees the drum head from the bottom case. Making the most of its structural characteristics, we sought a design that combines advanced technology with an acoustic feel. The shape of the DTX resembles the circular form of an acoustic drum, with the drum shell, which is superfluous for an electric drum, removed. Made of a new material, the white drum head provides a superb acoustic feel and is a visual inspiration to a drummer's instincts. Even though the hoop and rim of the pad are of different materials, a union between these speaks volumes of the advanced nature of these drum pads.