The Roland TD-50KV V Drums Pro Electronic Drum Kit is the ultimate in expressive drumming for the ambitious pro drummer. As the flagship model in Roland's acclaimed V-Drums range, the TD-50KV has everything you need for pro performance and studio work. The TD-50 module offers the most impressive range of sounds yet, all delivered with Prismatic Sound Modeling for intense authenticity. The new PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride feature multi element sensor systems for a range of triggering options and drumming techniques. There's also the dynamic VH-13 V-Hi-Hat, plus the option of powerful hybrid performance by mounting a KD-A22 Kick Drum Converter on your favorite 22-inch acoustic kick. Meanwhile, deep editing features and flexible connectivity put you in charge. This really is the new standard in pro electric drums.
This kit includes the Roland V Drums TD-50 Module - a powerful tool for pro drummers. The new Prismatic Sound Modeling technology conveys every element of your performance in thrilling detail. Combined with Roland's new trigger pads with advanced trigger sensing technology, you're guaranteed the most authentic, expressive and resonant drum sounds you'll hear from any electronic kit. Because all great drummers know there's always room for improvement, the Roland TD50 also includes tutorial features like Quiet Count for timing and play along via SD.
The TD-50KV includes onboard kits to suit every session. The advanced module supports deep sound customisation, including basic adjustment of heads and shells, layering of internal and user samples, and adjustment of overhead mics and ambiance control. For tailored performance, the compressor and 3-band EQ effect 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 and saturator. The 2-band multi compressor and 4-band equalizer let you change the output balance and volume, depending on whether you're in the studio or onstage. The new Snapshot feature is a fast way to asses and compare any edits to your sounds before making permanent changes.
The TD-50KV's open ended connectivity lets your inspiration flow in both directions. Play external WAV files with the SD slot then trigger them using any Roland drum or cymbal pad. Loop or layer your own WAV file sounds alongside the internal sounds whilst controlling audio and volume via the TD-50's front panel. Connect to a PC or Mac with the USB cable for multi track recording on your favourite DAW. Up to 10 channels can be recorded separately, then easily edited for tone colour and more, and there's a choice of audio sampling formats (48kHz, 96kHz and the standard 44.1kHz).
If you gig regularly the Roland TD-50KV could help avoid any lengthy set-ups. It's the first Roland drum module to feature a balanced XLR Master Out for direct connection to a PA system without a DI box. 8 Direct Outs (TRS) are also included and assigning the pad to any of the individual outputs is simple. Convenient master/phones volume controls and group faders balance the output level for each pad instantly. You can even send the output via the phones output, to control the level of your monitor sound without routing it through the PA.
This TD-50KV kit comes with the KD-140-BC Kick Trigger Pad giving great feel with a compact footprint, especially suitable for studio recording and home use. If you want the ultimate drumming experience, presence on the stage, and more, pairing the TD-50KV with the optional KD-A22 V-Drums Kick Convertor Pad mounted on your 22-inch acoustic kick shell (as shown in the 2nd image) is the perfect choice. It allows you to incorporate your favourite 22" acoustic kick drum into the TD-50KV. Giving you the best of both worlds, this set-up provides all the power and versatility of Roland's V-Drums with a striking stage presence and familiar acoustic feel and response.
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