Watch the new Roland TD-25 Drum Sound Module demos by product specialist Dirk Brand at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Roland launched the new module the first morning of the Messe and its features are just as cool as you can expect from the Roland Company. There are 18 drum kits in it, 21 multi-effects, 8 reverbs, an equalizer and a lot more features that we listed below. In the five videos with this article Dirk Brand shows you all that cool, the new design and the scope the module has. All audio is recorded directly into our Sony camera through XLR, to give you the most natural reflection of a direct recording of the module.
The Roland TD-25 covers everything you expect of a drum module: you can record with it, export your audio, it has a built in metronome that you can adjust to your sound and needs, you can play along to WAV and MP3 files, and it is very easy to use. The sound engine of the module is based on Roland's flagship module, the TD-30.
Very cool are the Coach functions that make studying easier. You can change pitch and adjust almost everything to your needs. Another cool feature is the display that makes navigating through the module and the selections pretty easy as well. To get the right drum sound, you can customize each drum and cymbal in every kit in the module.
In short: you can do what you want with it, create the coolest effects for recordings or live, take your drum study to a higher level and while you're at it, record everything as well.
Dirk Brand demos all the main features, and give you the drum sound of the kit, and two other demos including the proof you can play Roland drums in a Big Band as well.
The Roland TD-25 demo videos
Roland TD-25 part 1: the new features About the new interface and some effects
Roland TD-25 part 2: more features Practicing & Recording. More new interface and effects of the Roland TD-25
Roland TD-25 part 3: the drum sounds Dirk Brand demos one of the drum kits from the Roland TD-25.
Roland TD-25 part 4: demo I Playing Big Band music on an electric drum set? The Roland TD-25 shows it can pull this off!
Roland TD-25 part 5: demo II In this video, Dirk Brand goes insane on the Roland TD-25 and Roland V-drums with some heavy beats, effects and demos a lot of the main features of the Roland TD-25 in one song.
Audio Rec - Internal, USB Flash Memory
- File Format Audio file: WAV/MP3
Display - 64 x 128 dots graphic type LCD (backlit LCD)
Trigger input connector: DB-25 type (Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hi-Hat, Crash1, Ride, Ride Bell, Hi-Hat Control)
Extra Trigger Input jacks: stereo 1/4 inch phone type
CRASH2, AUX Master Output jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Phones jack: stereo 1/4 inch phone type
Audio input jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIDI out connector USB computer port: USB type B
USB memory port: USB type A
Interface USB-MIDI, USB-Audio, USB Flash Memory
Main features of the Roland TD-25
SuperNATURAL sound engine based on the flagship TD-30
Sound quality and expressiveness equivalent to the top-of-the-line V-Drums
Simple, logical interface for easily swapping and customizing each drum and cymbal in a kit
Enhance drum sounds with reverb, multi-effects, and EQ
Play along with WAV/MP3 songs and capture drum performances as audio tracks to a USB memory stick
Build drumming skills with the onboard Coach functions
Quick-access metronome with dedicated screen, on/off button, and tempo knob
USB host port for audio/MIDI communication with a computer
Supports positional sensing on the snare when used with compatible Roland drum pads such as the PD-128S/128, PD-125XS/125X, and many others
Compatible with the VH-11 V-Hi-Hat for realistic pedal action and bow/edge sounds