NAMM06: Roland Introduces New Affordadable V-Drum Package
TD-6SX takies the V-Tour Series V-Drums to the next level 21/01/06
Electronic drums can easily drain drummerâ€™s wallets but Roland have introduced the TD-6SX. , an advanced V-Drum set with all-mesh V-Pads in what they say is an affordable package.
This newest member of the Roland drum kit family combines the versatile TD-6V Percussion Sound Module with upgraded components, including a 10" dual-trigger mesh-head snare V-Pad, three 8" mesh-head tom V-Pads, CY-8 and CY-12R/C V-CymbalsÂ® with separate bell triggering for the ride.
The V-Tour's TD-6V Percussion Sound Module boasts built-in songs, 99 kits, and over 1,000 sounds. Sporting a stylish black look and cool blue LCD screen, the 64-voice module serves up 1,024 of Rolandâ€™s best drum and percussion sounds and 262 backing instruments, with drum kits and patterns in the latest music styles. Dual-trigger tom inputs allow for rim shots on the toms and expanded musical expression, while large, luminous buttons make the TD-6V simple to use.
The TD-6SX features Rolandâ€™s popular PD-105BK 10" mesh V-Pad for the snare, with dual-trigger capability for playing separate head and rim sounds. The majority of the TD-6SXâ€™s pads and components mount conveniently onto the bundled MDS-6SL rack. Thanks to the FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller, drummers can get more realistic hi-hat sounds with smooth transitions between open and closed.
Other features include an upright KD-8 kick trigger which Roland tell us offers superb response, and reduced vibration.