Mapex Drums is a drum brand manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan. Mapex has been in the drum making industry for over 18 years. Mapex produces seven different lines of drums: the introductory Voyager and Horizon series, the intermediate Meridian Birch and Meridian Maple, and the professional level Saturn and Orion. In past years the V and Pro M series were called the Venus and Mars series, in keeping with the tradition of naming the kits after planets. For a short time Mapex also offered the "Deep Forest" line of drums, built entirely out of Walnut or Cherry plies, as well as the Aquiles Priester signature drum kit. Mapex is also associated with Falcon pedals, Black Panther snare drums and kits, and Tornado starter kits.