WNAMM08: Roland's Latest V-Drums

The new TD-9 kit in video action      22/01/08

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Roland have announced the newTD-9 V-Drums module plus two new kits based around it - the TD9KX and the more cost-effective TD-9K which offers all of the features and advantages of the TD-9KX but with rubber tom pads instead of mesh and a dual-trigger ride cymbal.
Here's video of the Roland guy demonstrating what appears to be the TD-9KX although he refers to it as the TD-9SX. So who's right, the drummer or the Roland website? We are guessing it's Roland - after all the guy is a drummer ;-)

TD-9KX
TD-9KX Features
  • Advanced TD-9 module with expressive new sounds, real-audio songs and patterns
  • Comfortable mesh-head tom and snare pads with rim triggering
  • 3-way triggering for ride cymbal
  • Scope function with graphical LCD display
  • USB host for audio-file (.WAV) playback
  • Special cable for easy pad connections
  • Sturdy drum rack (MDS-9) with newly designed ball-clamps for the snare and cymbal arms and a new hi-hat mount for maximum flexibility

TD-9
Here’s what Roland have to say about the TD-9 module…
No more squinting a small screen — the TD-9 is outfitted with a luxurious, large backlit display with accompanying oversized buttons and controls. Its friendly, icon-based user interface makes editing sounds and customizing kits fast and fun.
Play along with real-audio backing songs to build your musical experience base. Use the USB port to import audio files of your choice (.WAV), back up your data, or save a “quick record� performance. The "Quick Record" and "Quick Play" features allow you to immediately record and play back solo drum parts, or drum parts performed with the backing songs. Special connecting cable allows for fast, clean, and easy connection to the pads.

Pricing and Availability:
TD-9KX MSRP $2495. Shipping March.
More information:
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    11 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    www.GuruOne.biz    Said...

    OI! NO DRUMMER JOKES PLZ!... haha

    This dude does a good job

    And the v-drums are awesome BUT, I've never liked those bloody samples

    You'd think a huge company like that would at least get that right

    Cheers

    Rich

    ps. Congrats on all the great vids, team

    22-Jan-08 10:17 AM


    john D    Said...

    Hell yeah. Looks great but why do Roland Drums always sound like shit? Sounds too processed and artificial. Come on, the 80s are over.

    22-Jan-08 10:49 AM


    P Fung    Said...

    I never use "internal" drum sounds anyway. But they're nice to have if you don't have any VST drums like BFD2 or EZdrummer. You want real drums sound, it's better to buy an acoustic drum set.

    22-Jan-08 01:59 PM


    T    Said...

    The Roland US website refers to this kit as at the TD-9SX. I guess it's the US only model number. So Johnny is correct.

    22-Jan-08 02:42 PM


    Tom    Said...

    Does anyone know.. if you hook up an additional mesh tom pad and another cymbal to the AUX input, will it map the extra input to some appropriate sound in each factory stored kit ? Or do they have to be assigned by hand or something?

    Also, is that price of $2495 US dollars for the rubber version or what? Cause i've been quoted ~$3300 AUD for the KX in aus.

    20-Feb-08 11:23 PM


    p    Said...

    john D, who has a more realistic sounding module then?

    22-Feb-08 01:20 PM


    michael    Said...

    ddrum has always been the best sounding drum modules. their tracking is also the best. roland layers effects over all their drums sounds to make them sound better. take the effects away and hear how thing they sound. then try the ddrum4 4 and watch Your subwoofers vibrate.

    16-Mar-08 01:39 PM


    michael    Said...

    ddrum has always been the best sounding drum modules. their tracking is also the best. roland layers effects over all their drums sounds to make them sound better. take the effects away and hear how thing they sound. then try the ddrum4 4 and watch Your subwoofers vibrate.

    16-Mar-08 01:40 PM


    michael    Said...

    ddrum has always been the best sounding drum modules. their tracking is also the best. roland layers effects over all their drums sounds to make them sound better. take the effects away and hear how thing they sound. then try the ddrum4 4 and watch Your subwoofers vibrate.

    16-Mar-08 01:40 PM


    Beeen    Said...

    John, have you ever played a roland through a good PA? they sound pretty good to me, i can only knock the snare sounds on a handful of the kits. and johnny rab is a legend. woop woop

    15-May-08 01:29 PM


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