Roland V-Pro V-Drums Series

Apr 5, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Roland has added to its V-Drums® line with the V-Drums V-Pro™ Series TD-20S-BK. This complete system is based on the new and ultraexpressive TD-20 module, improved mesh V-Pads™ with rim shot triggering on toms, Roland’s new V-Hi-Hat™ with full motion capability and an ergonomically designed drum stand.

At the heart of this set is the TD-20 Percussion Sound Module, which features all-new professional sounds and a new level of expressiveness and dynamic range when used with the new PD-Series V-Pads and V-Hi-Hat. For example, drummers can now play rim shot sounds on the toms—including the “click” sound—and vary the rim and bass drum sounds depending on how they are played.

New interval control technology lets drummers create more realistic snare rolls and cymbal swells.

The TD-20 also features a new level of V-Editing. For example, drummers can now select from several types of kick beaters (felt, wood, plastic), change the cymbal size and add “sizzle” via modeled rivets or a chain. Users can also add realistic snare drum “buzz,” the resonance created on the toms and bass drum. Other features include eight group faders, 15 individual compressors and EQs, onboard ambience and mastering effects, a five-part sequencer, and 10 analog outputs and a S/PDIF digital output. The TD-20 also comes with a CompactFlash slot for storage, V-LINK technology for triggering video clips using an Edirol DV-7PR (sold separately) and an expansion slot for future upgrades.

For pads, Roland includes three new PD-125BK (12-inch) mesh V-Pads and two PD-105BK (10-inch) mesh V-Pads with dual-trigger technology, improved dynamic response and more even and accurate head/rim triggering. Roland’s new V-Hi-Hat uses two cymbals for full motion capability and a natural feel. For kick triggering, there’s the new KD-120BK V-Kick and two of Roland’s CY-14C V-Cymbal Crashes and a CY-15R V-Cymbal Ride. All the pads sport a new black look.

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