Roland once again has outdone itself. The new V-Drums Acoustic Design are being launched at the NAMM Show as we speak. The next phase in electronic drumming means a brand-new V-Drums experience on actual acoustic drums. Besides three new models VAD V-Drums, Roland also reveiled the TD 27-KV. Roland V-drummers Michael Schack and KJ Sawka showcased two of the kits during the annual Roland press conference at the NAMM Show.
In this article we give you the first video, data and photo views on the new VAD506, VAD503, and the VAD306 model. In a separate article we will cover the new TD 27-KV.
The VAD503 is a four-piece kit with full-size wooden shells, a digital snare and ride, and comes with the versatile TD-17 module. Its bigger brother is the VAD506, a five-piece kit that has the new TD-27 module in the package.
The VAD306 is described as a space-saving kit with shallow-depth shells and comes, just like the four-piece VAD503 with the module of the TD-17.
Both the VAD5XX kits feature a 14" Digital Snare and 18" Digital ride cymbal. The shells have the cool Midnight Sparkle wraps. Important to know is that the VAD306 has significant different sizes and drums. Although it is smaller in size, it still features the strong and versatile module of the in 2018 launched TD-17. For more details on the Acoustic Design kits, all the specs of the three drumsets are listed below.
Watch the Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design NAMM launch Featuring Michael Schack on the TD-27 and KJ Sawka on the VAD506 V-Drums Acoustic Design.
Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 The flagship of the three VAD drums. A five-piece kit finished and mounted on double-braced chrome stands and has Midnight Sparkle wraps. The drums are: 14" stainless steel snare, 10" and 12" rack toms, a 14" floor tom, and a 20" kick constructed with full-depth wooden shells.
Price on Sweetwater.com: $4,799.99
Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 The four-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design kit except the 12" tom. Price on Sweetwater.com: $3,999.99
Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD306 VAD306 space-saving kit with shallow-depth shells and TD-17 module. With custom chrome hardware and black wraps. A mid-level V-Drums. Price on Sweetwater.com: $2,499.99
Overview of Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 & VAD503 Electronic Drum Kits Official Roland video.