TD-50KV: V-Drums® Redefined
Ultimate Expression for Pro Performance and Studio Work
As an ambitious pro drummer, you know that anything less than the ultimate sound and feel will hold
you back. Introducing the new Roland TD-50KV—the flagship release in our acclaimed V-Drums range, created for top-flight live performance, intense practice sessions, and eclectic studio work. Built
on the foundation of the new TD-50 module with Prismatic Sound Modeling, this electronic kit delivers Roland’s most impressive and wide-ranging sounds yet. The advanced processor is complemented by
newly developed snare and ride pads, which feature multi-element sensor systems and high-speed digital communication with the module. The kit also includes top-line tom, crash, and hi-hat pads, and
the module provides deep editing features and flexible connectivity to put you in charge. Offering supreme playability and unmatched expression, the TD-50KV is the new pro standard in electronic
- Flagship electronic kit with ultimate expression
- TD-50 module with Prismatic Sound Modeling and all-new onboard sounds
- Newly developed 14-inch PD-140DS digital snare with a high-resolution multi-sensor system for unparalleled dynamics and
accurate positional detection
- New 18-inch CY-18DR digital ride provides accurate positional sensing and improved dynamics using an innovative
- Additional cymbal pads include VH-13 V-Hi-Hat, CY-14C crash, and CY-15R crash/ride
- One PD-108-BC rack tom pad and two PD-128-BC floor tom pads
- KD-140-BC Kick Trigger Pedal
- Play your own WAV samples via an SD card
- USB 10-channel audio out for multi-track recording through a single USB cable
- Stereo XLR master output and eight TRS direct outs provide balanced connections to a PA
- Metronome with Quiet Count plus audio recording/playback functions for practice
- Large MDS-50KV drum stand
DYNAMIC PRISMATIC SOUND MODELING BRINGS YOUR DRUMMING TO LIFE
Great drummers demand great performance, and at the heart of the Roland TD-50KV, you’ll find the TD-50—a powerful new
sound module whose original Prismatic Sound Modeling technology means that every element of your playing style is caught and conveyed in thrilling detail. Working alongside the TD-50KV’s newly
developed snare and ride cymbal pads—which feature our most advanced trigger-sensing technology yet—the TD-50’s high-resolution processing gives you the most lifelike, resonant, and expressive sounds
you’ll hear from an electronic kit.
PLAY GENUINE SNARE TECHNIQUES WITH THE NEW 14-INCH PD-140DS
Working alongside the TD-50 sound module is the PD-140DS digital snare pad, which brings a new level of expression to your
snare work. A brand-new, three-layer mesh head is fitted to a standard size 14-inch shell, providing natural rebound and feel that’s instantly familiar to play. And now, thanks to Roland’s newly
developed multi-element sensor system, your strokes across every area of the pad are more closely detected, and your playing dynamics captured in minute detail. In addition, traditional cross stick
technique is automatically detected as the pad senses your hand and adjusts accordingly. With the unmatched response of the PD-140DS, every snare nuance is natural, detailed, and bursting with
PLAY WITH YOUR OWN WAV FILES AND RECORD EASILY TO A DAW
As a creative drummer, you’ll love the TD-50KV’s open-ended connectivity, which lets inspiration flow in both directions.
Using the module’s SD card slot, it’s easy to trigger your own WAV files using any of the TD-50KV’s drum pads. You can loop or layer WAV sounds alongside the internal sounds while controlling volume
and tone via the TD-50’s front panel. When you write a great groove, simply connect the TD-50 module to a computer via USB for multi-track recording direct to your favorite DAW. Up to 10 channels can
be recorded separately, then easily edited for tone color and more. There’s even a choice of audio sampling formats: 48 kHz, 96 kHz, and the standard 44.1kHz.
PRACTICE FEATURES TO DEVELOP YOUR TECHNIQUE
The TD-50KV is the choice for serious drummers, but there’s always room for improvement. This new kit doesn’t just let
your drum technique shine; it actively improves it too, offering onboard features that help you get the best from practice sessions. Whether you lock down your timing with the Quiet Count function or
play along to backing tracks via the SD card slot, it’s easy to get inspired, even when you’re practicing alone.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR SOUND FOR LIVE SESSIONS AND STUDIO WORK
A variety of musical scenarios are no problem with the TD-50, which offers a choice of onboard kits to suit every session.
This advanced module also supports deep sound customization, including basic adjustment of heads and shells, layering of internal and user samples, and adjustment of overhead mics and ambience. For
tailored performance, a compressor and three-band EQ can be controlled for each pad individually, while three independent multi-effect sections let you treat specific drums with 30 effect types such
as delay, flanger, saturator, and many others. The two-band multi-compressor and four-band equalizer on the output let you change the overall dynamics and tonal balance, depending on whether you’re
in the studio or on stage. And with the new Snapshot feature, you can quickly assess and compare any edits to your sounds before making permanent changes.
EXPLORE TRADITIONAL CYMBAL TECHNIQUES WITH THE NEW CY-18DR RIDE
The ride is one of the most expressive elements in any drum kit. Paired with the TD-50 module’s advanced engine, the
CY-18DR delivers ultra-realistic performance never before achieved with any cymbal pad. With its regular 18-inch size and familiar motion during performance, this new digital cymbal blends seamlessly
with standard playing techniques. The high-resolution, multi-sensor system within the cymbal pad provides exceptional response, continuously detecting every stroke from edge to bell. Put the CY-18DR
through its paces with techniques from cymbal legato to soft bell strokes and hear the detail for yourself. You can even mute the bow with a finger touch!
HIT THE STAGE FASTER WITH BALANCED CONNECTIONS TO A PA
If you play live every night, the TD-50KV will help avoid the time and effort of a lengthy setup. The TD-50 is the first
V-Drums module to feature an XLR stereo master out and eight TRS direct outs, allowing for a balanced connection to a PA system. Assigning a pad to any of the individual outputs is simple, while
convenient master/headphones volume controls and group faders balance the output levels instantly. You can also assign the volume to control headphones only, perfect for adjusting the monitor level
without affecting the PA signal.
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