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Roland launches new flagship kits in its V-Drums lineup

At Winter NAMM Show 2012 in Anaheim, CA, Roland announced the TD-30KV and TD-30K V-Pro Series V-Drums, the new flagship kits in its lineup of V-Drums electronic percussion. Featuring 'SuperNATURAL' sounds with 'Behavior Modeling' technology, improved V-Hi-Hat and V-Pads, and many more enhancements, the TD-30KV and TD-30K kits are designed for serious players on stage and in recording. A few weeks after NAMM, at Musikmesse /ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, the TD-30 received a MIPA award, nominanted and voted for by and more than 100 other print and online magazines from around the globe.
At the core of the TD-30KV and TD-30K kits is the TD-30 Drum Sound Module. It’s loaded with brand-new sounds produced with the SuperNATURAL sounds and Behavior Modeling, including a realistic ambience feature that emulates overhead mics and room sounds. There are 1100 instruments and 100 drum kits onboard the TD-30. Like all Roland TD series modules, all internal drum kits are user programmable for creating customized settings and kits.
The TD-30 features the familiar, intuitive V-Drums V-Edit interface, and includes metallic parts on the panel to enhance visibility in low lighting. The rear panel is stocked with trigger inputs for the pads, along with multiple audio outputs and MIDI I/O. Two different USB ports allow users to play audio files from flash media, as well as connect directly to computers for MIDI over USB.
Designed as the ultimate V-Drums stage kit, the TD-30KV offers enhanced pads and cymbals, as well as onstage presence with new Black Chrome shell wraps. The snare and four tom V-Pads (PD-128S-BC; PD-128-BC x 2; and PD-108-BC x 2) feature updated rim sensors for accurate dynamics detection and rim shot depth, while a new V-Hi-Hat (VH-13-MG) brings high-resolution sensing for improved playability. The VH-13-MG, along with the CY-14C-MG and CY-15R-SV V-Cymbals, come in a metallic gray finish. Rounding out the TD-30KV is the KD-140-BC V-Kick and MDS-25 chrome-finish drum rack.
Equipped with standard pad components, the TD-30K gives drummers a pro-level recording set with the expressiveness of the new TD-30 sound module. The kit’s three toms feature the new PDX-100 V-Pad, which offers a 10-inch mesh head with a shiny metal hoop, vertical and horizontal mounting options, and a lightweight yet durable design. Other components include the KD-120BK V-Kick; PD-125BK V-Pad for the snare; VH-11 V-Hi-Hat; CY-12C, CY-13R, and CY-15R V-Cymbals; and the new MDS-12V drum rack, which includes an internal cable management system for a clean, professional look.
V-Drums have long been recognized as natural playing and expressive electronic drums, thanks to patented mesh-head pads, advanced triggering, and a sound engine driven by Roland’s COSM modeling technology. First developed for Roland’s synthesizers and pianos, the TD-30KV and TD-30K kits add in SuperNATURAL sounds and advanced Behavior Modeling resulting in an instrument that is designed to react to all the subtleties, nuances, and dynamics of a drummer’s technique.
Roland TD-30KV V-Drums
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