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."
We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular