Introduced in 1968, CONTROLLED SOUND™ heads are single ply ambassador™-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black dot in the center of the head. This combination offers a controlled, centered sound without undesirable "overtones."
These dual-zone heads have a combination of medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head's playing surface offers a mid-range tone and sensitivity while the laminated center "dot" eliminates high frequency overtones and adds durability and tonal focus to meet the demands of heavier hitters.
Rick Allen, Curt Bisquera, Terri Lynn Carrington, Mick Fleetwood, Josh Freese, Willie Greene, Michael Bland, Mike Portnoy, and David Silveria to name a few all regularly play CONTROLLED SOUND™ heads.
A new class of drumheads made by Remo in the U.S.A and designed to offer exceptional performance at a midrange price, Remo Soundmaster Drumheads are recommended for a variety of drumming styles and situations. Soundmaster heads are available in Light, Medium and Heavy, Coated and Uncoated models. To achieve the highest level of stability, consistency, efficiency and tuneability on all types of drums and percussion, Soundmaster features a newly developed, high-tech molded Soundmaster hoop that securely anchors the film while allowing optimum balance, articulation and resonance.
With their unique combination of performance-proven drumhead films and state-of-the-art rigid molded hoop, Soundmaster is the perfect drumhead choice when you're looking for great sound, great performance and great value from the name you can trust: Remo.
As the world's drumhead specialist for over 40 years, Remo, Inc. has developed an incredibly wide variety of drumheads at fit every drumming application. Not only is a full selection of Remo heads availabe to meet the diverse needs of drumset players in country, jazz, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, latin and every other style, Remo heads also bring advanced technologies and exceptional performance capabilities to the specialized needs to players in the marching, concert and world percussion areas. Indeed, with so many types, weights and sizes available, selecting the ideal head for any drum or situation requires an understanding of the performance levels that each head is designed to achieve.
A Drummer’s Drumhead Company
First and foremost, let’s get something straight. Remo® is a drummer’s drumhead company. After all, for over 45 years, Remo has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. While we were doing what we do best, the competition continued to chase, follow and mimic our technological prowess. Better yet, by the time they even came close to catching up, we were already onto the next big idea. Ultimately, when it comes to our skills as a drumhead manufacturer, no one can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo drumheads always provide.
In fact, our competitors’ attempts to ride our coattails also pushed us to work smarter, as well as harder. Innovation quickly became part of our DNA.
An Unusually Durable, Inexpensive, Weather Resistant Material
The Remo story began after WWII when experiments were being made with Mylar®* a polyester film made by DuPont™. (Mylar® was used during the war as a heat resistant film for nighttime reconnaissance flights.) This unusually durable, inexpensive, weather resistant material that provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency intrigued Remo D. Belli, an already successful drummer. And, because of Mylar®, Remo began his legacy with the Weatherking™ drumheads, the very first Remo first.
Innovation and Technical Sophistication
Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Remo continued to innovate and became the world’s drumhead specialist in virtually every category. From percussionists and orchestral timpanists to drum corps, jazz, blues and rock. Technical sophistication never before imagined in drum heads reached new heights, thanks to new laminations and coatings found in other Remo firsts such as Controlled Sound™, Pinstripe™, Smooth White™, Powerstroke™, Fiberskyn®, Suede™, Renaissance® and Nuskyn™. Understanding how drumheads should be designed and how they should ultimately sound soon became our foundation for other applications, such as children’s drums–another industry first. This brings us to Advanced Acousticon™, our latest technological feat. A unique, wood-based shell material that reflects wood’s best qualities, but is more consistent and easier to work with. The end result? Richer, more durable, better sounding drums. With the advent of Advanced Acousticon, Remo is now leading the fastest growing category in the business–world percussion.
Because of our advances in drumheads, percussion and all things rhythmic, the world isn’t only listening, but also playing like there’s no tomorrow. And if we can accomplish all this and more in a matter of 45 years, imagine what the next few decades are going to be like.
* Mylar® is a registered trademark of DuPont Teijin Films for its polyester film.