Michael Schack explains the Roland TD-50 V-Drums on Drum Addicts
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V-Drums Redefined: An Ultra-Expressive Drum Sound Module for Pro Performance and Studio Sessions
Flagship V-Drums sound module with Prismatic Sound Modeling
400-plus dynamic and expressive instruments with top-quality sound
Three digital trigger inputs for connecting advanced Roland pads like the PD-140DS digital snare and CY-18R digital ride
Play your own WAV samples via an SD card
USB 10-channel audio out for multi-track recording through a single USB cable
Stereo XLR master output and eight TRS direct outs provide balanced connections to a PA
Metronome with Quiet Count plus audio playback functions for practice
Audio record function to capture and export drumming performances
Advanced V-Edit system to customize drum and cymbal sounds
Record Drum Performances
The TD-50 also includes a unique, easy-to-use audio recording functionsimply hit the record button and start playing to capture your performance. If youre playing to a click or backing track, theres an option to record just the drums, or to record them with the click or track included. Once captured, your recordings can be easily exported for upload and editing in your DAW. With the TD-50, its never been easier for a drummer to record grooves.
Practice Features to Develop Your Technique
The TD-50 doesnt just let your drum technique shineit actively improves it too, offering onboard features that help you get the best from practice sessions. Whether you lock down your timing with the Quiet Count function or play along to backing tracks via the SD card slot, its easy to get inspired, even when youre practicing alone.
Play with Your Own WAV Files and Record Easily to a DAW
As a creative drummer, youll love the TD-50s open-ended connectivity, which lets inspiration flow in both directions. Using the modules SD card slot, its easy to trigger your own WAV files using any of the TD-50KVs drum pads, and you can loop or layer them alongside the internal sounds while controlling volume and tone via the TD-50s front panel. When you write a great groove, simply connect the TD-50 module to a computer via USB for multi-track recording direct to your favorite DAW. Up to 10 channels can be recorded separately, then easily edited for tone color and more. Theres even a choice of audio sampling formats: 48 kHz, 96 kHz, and the standard 44.1kHz.
Hit the Stage Faster with Balanced Connections to a PA
If you play live every night, the TD-50KV will help avoid the time and effort of a lengthy setup. The TD-50 is the first V-Drums module to feature an XLR stereo master out and eight TRS direct outs, allowing for a balanced connection to a PA system. Assigning a pad to any of the individual outputs is simple, while convenient master/headphones volume controls and group faders balance the output levels instantly. You can also assign the volume to control headphones only, perfect for adjusting the monitor level without affecting the PA signal.
Dynamic Prismatic Sound Modeling Brings Your Drumming to Life
Great drummers demand great performance. The new TD-50 is a powerful new drum sound module whose original Prismatic Sound Modeling technology means that every element of your playing style is caught and conveyed in thrilling detail. Working alongside Rolands newly developed digital snare and ride padswhich feature our most advanced trigger-sensing technology yetthe TD-50s high-resolution processing gives you the most lifelike, resonant, and expressive sounds youll hear from an electronic kit.
Customize Your Sound for Live Sessions and Studio Work
A variety of musical scenarios are no problem with the TD-50, which offers a choice of onboard kits to suit every session. This advanced module also supports deep sound customization, including basic adjustment of heads and shells, layering of internal and user samples, and adjustment of overhead mics and ambience. For tailored performance, a compressor and three-band EQ 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, saturator, and many others. The two-band multi-compressor and four-band equalizer on the output let you change the overall dynamics and tonal balance, depending on whether youre in the studio or on stage. And with new Snapshot feature, you can quickly assess and compare any edits to your sounds before making permanent changes.