Roland has announced that the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable received this year's prestigious mipa Musikmesse International Press Award for Electronic Drums. Considered by many the "Grammy" of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry, mipa awards have been presented each year during the Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound since 2001.
This year more than 100 members of the international press voted for the best musical instruments of 2012/2013. Awards were presented during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Frankfurt, Germany.
The TD-4KP V-Drums Portable is one of Roland's newest and most unique members of the V-Drums family. Featuring a small footprint and an innovative folding design for fast set up/breakdown and easy transport/storage, it is perfectly suited for mobile drumming and small spaces. Its powerful TD-4 sound module is equipped with a wide range of expressive, editable sounds and essential practice features, and its integrated pads provide a very natural playability.
Roland Corporation U.S. Vice President of Sales Brian Alli, had this to say, "Even though this drum set is pint-sized compared to some of the others in the category, it doesn't mean it can't pack a punch. It's spectacular to be able to offer a kit that can be used pretty much anywhere and still deliver premium sounds and playability."