WNAMM11: Compact V-Drums

US Roland's new V-Compact series offers improved playability in a compact lightweight design      14/01/11

WNAMM11: Compact V-Drums


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Roland has introduced the new line of V-Compact® Series V-Drums®, the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2. Here's what they have to say about them in their press release...
These affordable kits feature the playability and sound quality of Roland's industry-leading V-Drums with unique Coach and recording functions that are perfect for any drummer who wishes to improve their drumming ability.
Both the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2 include the TD-4 Percussion Sound Module, featuring quality drum and percussion sounds that can be easily edited, allowing the user to quickly customize their kits. Ambience effects optimized for drums are included for a more expressive performance. The Coach and Quick Record/Quick Play functions are ideal for effective practice, providing drummers with valuable feedback for rapid improvement.
The TD-4KX2 features Roland's patented multi-layer mesh heads for the snare and toms, providing the incredible dynamic feel and sensitivity for which Roland V-Drums are famous. The new KD-9 Kick Pad includes a new cloth-designed bass drum head and provides extremely accurate triggering with natural response and feel. The improved design and simple, solid mechanics of the KD-9 makes setup quick and easy. The new lightweight CY-13R ride (with three-way triggering) and CY-12C crash V-Cymbals® offer a more natural swinging motion and playing feel.
The new TD-4K2 V-Compact Series V-Drums kit also features Roland's patented multi-layer mesh head for the snare. This revamped kit includes the improved KD-9 Kick Pad as well, which provides a natural feel, well-balanced sensitivity, and quiet operation. The TD-4K2 is also expandable with an optional V-Pad™ or V-Cymbal®.
"With drummers, it's all about how a kit feels and plays," says Tim Root, Product Manger for the Roland Drums & Percussion Division. "The TD-4K2 and TD-4KX2 represent the latest improvements to the playability of our TD-4 series, and go hand-in- hand with the great sounds, Rhythm Coach® exercises, Quick Record/Quick Play function, and affordable price points that makes these kits winners."
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