The Benefits of Using a Drum Riser

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The Benefits of Using a Drum Riser

December 16, 2021

rolling drum riser

Using a drum riser can add a lot to a venue’s operations. We’re sure you have seen them before and maybe you’ve even used them too. This article is going to cover the top three benefits of using a drum riser. There are many different options and types of risers out there, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting one that will meet your unique needs.

Easy Changeover

First, a drum can allow for easy changeover of your performance area if it has wheels. You can easily roll the drum kit in and out as needed. If multiple acts are performing, each with their own percussion set-up, each one can be set up ahead of time on their own riser. This can dramatically cut down on the time needed between sets.

Better Sightlines

As is the case with most platform applications, a drum riser can provide improved sightlines for both the audience and the percussionist. This elevation can also improve communication between the percussionist and other musicians on the stage as well leading to a better performance overall.

Sturdy, Sound-Optimized Platform

A high-quality drum riser will give you a sturdy, sound-optimized platform to perform on. It should be so solid and level that it feels like the ground floor. This will provide more comfort and safety for the drummer.

carpeted drum riser

For the surface of your riser there are different options available to you; it just depends on what you’re looking for. A carpeted surface will be more sound absorbent while a harder surface will be more reflective. Different environments call for different solutions.


As you can see, there are many benefits to utilizing drum risers. The thing to consider when making your own purchase decision is what are the needs of your venue? How big does your drum riser need to be? What surface does it need? If you need help answering these questions, talk to our experts so they can build the perfect system for you.

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