Roland has introduced four new compact V-Drums kits based around the TD-07 sound module. The TD-07KV kit has been a top seller since its introduction in October 2020, offering famous V-Drums sound and playability at an affordable price.
The new TD-07DMK, TD-07KX, and TD-07KVX kits expand the lineup to give developing electronic drummers more options with a variety of different pad and stand configurations. And for players who prefer an acoustic drum appearance, the streamlined VAD103 kit and its shallow-depth wood shells bring an affordable entry-level option to Roland’s acclaimed V-Drums Acoustic Design series.
At the center of each new V-Drums kit is the powerful TD-07 sound module. Delivering the best performance in its class, the TD-07 comes packed with ready-to-play acoustic drum kits that provide instant gratification for players, allowing them to dive into an authentic drumming experience right away. Every kit features sounds captured in pro studios, then brought to life with advanced V-Drums technologies that make them behave just like their acoustic counterparts. Easy-to-use editing tools allow players to personalize every sound in detail, just like they would with acoustic drums. EQs, ambience effects, and other processing options are also on hand to bring studio-quality polish to the sound.
The TD-07 module features many useful tools that make drum practice more fun and productive, including onboard Bluetooth wireless technology for playing along with music from a mobile device or computer and Coach mode exercises that help players build skills with enjoyable drum timing and accuracy challenges. The module also integrates seamlessly with Melodics, a Mac/Windows software application that provides a growing selection of free drum lessons to develop rhythm, timing, and muscle memory.
All the new kits come outfitted with Roland’s legendary double-ply, tension-adjustable mesh drumheads for snare and toms, giving players the most accurate playing feel and sensing available. They offer quiet acoustic performance as well, a vital feature for home practice with headphones. The quiet performance also extends to the kick pads and stands, which are purpose-built to reduce noise and vibration transfer that might otherwise disturb family members and neighbors.
The new TD-07DMK and TD-07KVX will be available in the U.S. in August 2021 for $799.99 USD and $1,599.99 USD, respectively. The TD-07KX will retail for $1299.99 USD (availability may vary by region), and the VAD103 will be available in the U.S. in September 2021, priced $1,999.99 USD.
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