Rotek Drum Tuners @ 2013 Winter NAMM

We’ve seen quite a few companies introduce new drum tuning devices throughout the quarter century we’ve spent covering the drumming industry. Many, if not most, seem to be overly complicated and unwieldy, but it sure seems as if Rotek is onto something. Every year the company has unveiled an even more refined version of their one-touch hoop-based tuning mechanism at the NAMM Show, and this year looks and feels like they’ve arrived. Is it time to throw away the drum key? Tell us what you think.