Roland TD-17 tutorial #2 - tune, muffle and adding snare buzz More V-Drums options to define your sound and grooves Roland TD-17 tutorial #2 - tune, muffle and adding snare buzz #TD17.5 - During the launch of the Roland TD-17 series in Los Angeles, California, Michael Schack showed us the realm of possibilities that the TD-17 and its module has.
This video covers three major options with which you can recreate the sound of the drums and cymbals of the TD-17 with tuning, muffling and adding effects that make the drums sound even more real than they already do.

With the TD-50 improved sound samples, and the Prismatic Sound Modeling engine inside the module, the sounds of the TD-17 are already virtually real drums.

While you're watching Michael demoing the settings on the module itself, you will see that the multi-effects of the module and adding effect sounds plus combining them, sets the range of sounds in the TD-17 close to endless.
ps. The Prismatic Sound Modeling-technology means that it recreates the feeling as if you were playing an acoustic drum set.

Notice how easy it is to change settings for all the cymbals and drums when you hit one of them. And, for tuning and muffling, the module has two buttons to instantly change the sound of the TD-17 products.

In addition to this 2-minute video tutorial, a week after the launch of the TD-17 series at Roland's headquarters in Los Angeles, we recorded Michael Schack again during his Roland #pushyourdrumming tour in The Netherlands. We added some footage of one of the tracks he played there as well. Later, we will feature all that he played in full videos covering the successful and global #pushyourdrumming-tours he is doing for several years now.

Roland TD-17 tutorial #2 - tune, muffle and snare buzz

The new TD-17's

  1. the TD-17K-L: the light, beginning TD-17 model, and the cheapest of the three.
    Comes with the TD-17-L sound module. A somewhat stripped version of the TD-17 module.
    Roland TD-17 - TD-17K-L, the light, beginning TD-17 model

  2. the TD-17KV, the middle model
    Roland TD-17 - the TD-17KV, the middle model

  3. and the Deluxe version: the TD-17KVX
    This version has the VH-10 V-Hi-Hat stand.
    Roland TD-17 - TD-17KVX

The new TD-17 series in one image
Roland TD-17 - the new V-Drums kits explained

More new in V-Drums!
With the TD-17 series also came three other new items: the PDX-12 snare pad, a brand new KD-10 kick pad and the VH-10 V-Hi-Hat. Check any of the articles below to learn all about these new V-Drums products that were launched on May 5, 2019.

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Michael Schack
Currently, Michael is besides the drummer of Netsky (live) and a solo #sMashUp DJDrummer also a Roland V-Drums artist/demonstrator for 25 years and teacher at We'd like to highlight a record of SquarElectric, a joint venture of Michael Schack and Steve Pittoors. This is a ridiculous, hardcore drum & dance adventure with such powerful songs, killer samples and a musical highlight of creativity. And it includes a cool contribution of Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo.

Michael won Digital Drummer Magazine's category 'E-Drummer of the Year' in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2015 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Dutch Slagwerkkrant Magazine. In 2016 he was nominated 'Best Clinician' for Rhythm Mag.

He has played many Drumfestivals around the globe, including The UK Drum Show, Victoria Drum Fest, the 9Beats International Drum Festival in China, both the Adams Drum Festivals, Australia's Ultimate Drummer Weekend and so many more.

Michael Schack plays & uses
  • Roland TD-30KV & TD-50KV V-Drums
  • Roland SPD-30 Octapad
  • Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad
  • Roland Hybrid TM-6Pro & RT-30 system

  • Tama Starclassic Bubinga & Silverstar Mirage
  • Tama Silverstar Cocktail Jam kit
  • Tama Hardware

  • A good bunch of Meinl Byzance Cymbals
  • A lot of Vic Firth drumsticks
  • Evans drumheads

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite
  • Ableton Push 2
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