Roland launch the HD-1 electronic drum kit 29/03/07
Rolandâ€™s V-Drums are the most popular electronic drums in the world, but not everyone has the room or budget for a full V-Drums kit so Roland have responded by introducing the new HD-1.
Roland tell us that the HD-1 is forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it's much simpler to use. They also tell us that itâ€™s also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed kick beater, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. They say that itâ€™s a dream for first-timer or casual players as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones
The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods, and the like so anyone can jam along with their favorite songs, and control the blend of music and live drumming through headphones or an amplifier.
The HD-1, say Roland, is also conveniently compact and stylish â€” perfect for every home, school, studio, etc. â€” and is priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1â€™s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport, and for a clean look. Roland say you can just take it out of the box and play. Pricing and Availability:
Available June 2007. Pricing TBA. More information: