Roland TD-1DMK All-Mesh V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit
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Roland TD-1DMK All-Mesh V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit

Ideal for the learning drummer, the Roland TD-1DMK V-Drums kit has 15 preset drum kits, 10 onboard coaching functions and 15 songs to practice grooves with!

Roland HD-1 V-Drums Lite All-In-One Electronic Drum Kit

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The Roland HD-1 is compact, powerful and versatile making it the perfect first V-Drum kit.


Perfect for first-time players and tour-vets who need a practice kit, the Roland HD-1 V-Drums Lite is compact, affordable and simple to use yet still plays and sounds like a real drum set.

The Sounds
Roland opted to keep things simple with the HD-1 by building a streamlined module that only includes the essential buttons and dials. There are five selectable kits, each with a variation, for a total of 10 great sounding drum sets. Because the drum and cymbal pads are velocity sensitive some pads on each kit trigger a variety of different sounds. For example, when a player dials up the second variation of the “power” kit and play the ride cymbal at a normal velocity, it sounds like, you guessed it, a ride cymbal. However, if the energy gets amped up and they strike the same pad harder it turns into a heavy, trashy China. This combined with the fact that the hi-hat pedal is now a second kick pedal means that the tiny HD-1 sounds like a huge metal power kit, complete with double bass and China cymbal. With rock, hip hop, latin, metal, world music, electronica, voices and percussion sound sets, the HD-1 gives players the ability to have 10 completely different drum kits in one tiny package.

Silence (Even for a Drummer) is Golden
Thanks to a well designed kick drum pedal, cushioned tom pads and a mesh snare drum head, the Roland HD-1 is incredibly quiet. It's like having 10 drum sets in the living room with the added benefit of not waking the neighbors at three in the morning. read more And, because of it's unique rack design, the Roland HD-1 has a small foot print, making it the ideal drum kit for even the smallest apartment, closet or home studio. Perfect for the kind of musician who wants to take their drums with them, the HD-1 makes it easier than ever by mounting most of the components onto one stand for a clean and simple set up, tear down, and transport.

Jam Along
The HD-1 features an external input for connecting audio sources (such as CD players or iPods) so that players can jam along with their favorite songs. Like any good electronic kit, the HD-1's brain also features an on-board metronome with a dial to adjust tempos on the fly.

Features of the Roland HD-1 V-Drums Lite

- 10 drum kits including rock, metal, hip hop, electronic sounds and more
- Compact design makes it perfect for apartments, home studios and practice spaces
- Streamlined design for easy operation
- External input to connect iPods, CD players and other media devices
- Built in metronome
- Headphone and external speaker outputs
- Cushioned rubber tom pads and a mesh snare drum provide a quiet playing experience

Roland
Roland has been on the cutting edge of electronic drum and percussion technology for years. Best known for it's ground-breaking V-Drums line, Roland has developed a reputation as the go-to company for professional electronic drum gear.
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Kit Configuration:
Kick pedal
Snare
Hi-Hat
Hi-Hat Pedal
Tom x 3
Crash
Ride

Drum Kits: 10

Preview Patters: 10

Controls:
Drum Kits x 5
Variation Button
Volume Knob
Tempo Knob

Metronome:
Tempo (40 to 220 bpm)
Sounds (3 types)
Volume (3 Levels)

Connectors:
Output (Stereo 1/8 in.)
Headphone (Stereo 1/8 in.)
Mix In (Stereo 1/8 in.)
MIDI Out (5-pin DIN)
Trigger cable connector (25-pin D-sub type)

Dimensions (WxHxD): 33 1/2 x 22 1/16 x 46 1/16 in.

Weight: 15 kg/33 lbs 2 oz (excluding AC adaptor)

Accessories included: Owner's manual, Set-up Guide, Manual DVD, AC adaptor (PSB-1U), trigger cable (prewired in the drum stand), drum key, driver, and Roland sticker.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (122 ratings)
Submitted January 1, 2012 by a customer from comcast.net
"Nice product for getting into electronic drums or as a quiet practice kit to work on your chops without goin to the shed."
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I love this for what it is & would get another one because it meets a specific need as a low cost decent kit that allows me to play when I otherwise would not be able to do so.

Sound
Simple, basic, electronic drum kit with good quality pre-programed kit sounds. You can not tweak the individual sounds of each drum/cymbal in the kit. Kit is compact & very quiet, excellent for practicing & not disturbing others, Bass drum pedal takes some getting used to because there is no rebound of the beater head. The snare is small so I opted to use the larger snare from my td-10 kit with a regular snare drum stand. There are few options for adjusting individual set components, but this is because the idea is to have an easily transported kit that is quick to tear down & doesn't use up much space. The toms have a softer surface than the older electronic kits & that is good for the old joints. You don't have a lot of flexibility with adjusting the angles of the hardware and fine tuning individual sound characteristics of each piece. This is an ideal kit for a beginner, but makes a really nice set for quiet practicing if you have chops. I was very impressed for the price. I really like this kit for what it is. Hopefully Roland can make some improvements in the adjustments of the hardware & come up with an upgraded brain the would allow more flexibility in tweaking & mixing the individual drum/cymbal sounds.

Features
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Ease of Use
Triggers are effective; kit sounds are good but you need to have chops to get it to sound good as a complete kit; quick learning curve if you are familiar with the instrument; though you have little flexibility to make adjustment with the hardware the kit is quite playable.

Quality
Too soon to tell about durability. I wouldn't want to take this on the road. Seems like it will hold up well as an in-house kit for quiet practice/ basic recording if you don't bash them like a guerrilla & know how to play

Value
Well worth the money for the price. It is what it is, but don't expect it to be something more. With that said, don't be scared away because I really like this for what it is.

Manufacturer Support
NA

The Wow Factor
It is a good basic starter kit for introduction into electronic drums. For the experienced player it fulfills a low cost niche as a quiet practice device of surprising quality for the price.

Musical Background:
Playing drums 50 plus years, used to play professionally

Musical Style:
Jazz & everything else that led up to it & evolved from it
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