Millenium MPS-1000 Review

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Rating: 4.3 / 5

Millenium's flagship, the Millenium MPS-1000, seems to be the perfect combination of two worlds: the design of an acoustic drum kit and the convenience of an electronic one.

This kit, released in 2021, is aimed at drummers of all levels and is available in 3 different designs: Gray Line, Pearl White and Natural.

Curious about what this kit has to offer? In this review you can read about the specifications of the Millenium MPS-1000, we highlight the advantages and disadvantages and finish with a conclusion.

Millenium MPS-1000,

Millenium is a German company and manufacturer of (electronic) drum sets and accessories. In the digital drumming field, they mainly focus on novice and semi-experienced drummers.

With the MPS-1000, which was launched on the market in September 2021, Millenium distinguishes itself from their kits from the lower price segment such as the Millenium MPS-150X and MPS-450. This kit really goes a step further in all areas.

The sleek design, number of sounds (820) and Bluetooth function sound promising.

Would you like to know more about the Millenium brand? Then read: Millenium Electronic Drums: Why Should You (Not) Buy Them?

What's in the box?

The packaging of the Millenium MPS-1000 contains:

Toms and cymbals

  • 20″ x 16″ Bass Drum Pad
  • 13″ x 5.5″ Snare Pad (two-zone)
  • 10″ x 06″ Tom Pad (two-zone)
  • 12″ x 06″ Tom Pad (two-zone)
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom Pad (two-zone)
  • 13″ Hi Hat pad (two-zone)
  • 2x 15″ Crash Pad (two-zone)
  • 18″ Ride Pad (three-zone)

Hardware

  • Hi-hat standard
  • Snare stand
  • Kick pedal
  • Hardware (cymbal stands and tom holders)

NB: Drum throne, headphones and drum sticks are only included when you purchase the MPS-1000 Bundle from Thomann.

Drum pads and cymbals

The drum kit comes with three toms of 10, 12 and 14 inches, a 13-inch snare drum and a 20-in bass drum. Due to the large bass drum, the overall kit takes up a bit more space than you would expect.

The cymbals are two 15-inch crash pads, an 18-inch ride pad and a hi-hat pad. The cymbals can be played all around and look professional.

As you would have expected, the cymbals have a choke function, which means that you can mute the cymbals by gripping them with your hand.

All toms and the snare drum are also dual-zone, allowing you to generate different sounds with both the mesh head and the rim. This makes it fun to play with cross stick as well.

Hi-hat and kick

A seperated hi-hat stand is provided, so the drumming feels more realistic compared to budget kits. The pads open and close well, but the real nuance you feel with an acoustic kit is missing sometimes.

The kick pedal is not the highest quality but it's fine to get started.

💡 Tip: Do you want to expand this kit with a double bass pedal? Then check it out our recommendations.

Line-up

The Millenium MPS-1000 comes with 3 cymbal stands and a double tom holder.

Since 2023, Millenium has expanded the range by adding two sleek designs to the line.

Do you prefer the Natural or Pearl White design? Then the setup is slightly different and you receive 2 floor toms and 1 tom. Watch below:

If necessary, you can place the top tom of the Pearl White or Natural on a snare stand to make it easier to position the tom.

MPS-1000 Drum Module

The module of the MPS-1000 stands out because of its faders on the left, which allows you to quickly adjust the volume of individual pads, as well as the uncluttered ones 3,2″ color display.

A typical feature of kits in recent years is the Bluetooth functionality, allowing you to easily connect your smartphone or tablet so you can play along to your favorite music.

The Millenium MPS-1000 also has this, which is ideal for playing along with your favorite music wirelessly.

With 820 sounds, 40 preset kits and 40 user kits, you won't get bored easily and you choose between a wide range of kits, however the standard kit (number 1) feels most natural.

Extra tom or cymbal

Thanks to the extra input on the back of the module, it is possible to expand the Millenium MPS-1000 with an extra tom or cymbal.

As far as we know, it is only possible to add 1 extra tom or cymbal.

Keep in mind the necessary cable is not included.

Pros and cons

The Millenium MPS-1000 has a number of advantages and disadvantages:

First of all, all three models have fantastic looks (my personal favorite is the MPS-1000 Natural). This way, electronic drumming immediately feels much more realistic and authentic.

One notable absence from the package is a drum throne, meaning you'll have to purchase one yourself (Click here for an overview).

As mentioned, the drum kit takes up quite a bit of space, which is mainly due to the kick drum and the hardware.

Pros

  • Bluetooth
  • Acoustic design
  • Hi-hat pedal and kick pedal included
  • Good value for money
  • Ability to import your own sounds

Cons

  • No drum throne included in the package
  • Expandable with only 1 additional trigger
  • Detection of hi-hat is not always good

💡 Tip: Do you want to save on price, but still benefit from an acoustic appearance and Bluetooth? Then check out the Millenium MPS-750X PRO.

Conclusion

The Millenium MPS-1000 is an electronic drum kit with attention to details and design. The acoustic appearance is a big plus and with the 3 designs it offers a favorite color for everyone.

Looking at the specifications, you really receive a professional high-end kit with everyting you need for less than 1000 euros. Apart from a drum stool and headphones, all is included.

In terms of quality and performance, the kit cannot match kits from a higher price segment (Efnote, GEWA, Roland) and you will really notice the differences. But those kits are also twice as expensive.

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