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Which Roland electronic drum kit should I choose?

Published: Thu February 14, 2013  News Feed

Which Roland electronic drum kit should I choose?


With a wide range to choose from it can be tricky to know which kit is right for you. Here's our handy guide to cover the headline features, great as part of a full electronic setup, practicing at home or building a hybrid rig with Acoustic Triggers, Sampling Pads and your own Monitor setup.

Check out Roland's in depth look at the HD-3, TD-4KP and TD-11K kits for details and some excellent demo videos. If you're after an overall summary here we cover the key points:

Which Roland V-Drum Kit?

Model

Roland HD-1 V-Drum Kit
Roland HD-3 V-Drums Kit


Under £550
Roland TD-4KP V-Drums
Roland TD-4KP V-Drum Kit


Under £550

Roland TD-11K V-Compact Kit


Under £850

Roland TD-15K V-Tour


Under £1500

Roland TD-30K V-Pro Kit


Under £3750

Kick

Kick Pedal 1 Pad, Pedal Not Included 1 Pad, Pedal Not Included 1 Pad, Pedal Not Included 1 Pad, Pedal Not Included

Snare Pads

1 4, for either Snare or Tom sounds. 1 Mesh Head, with Rim Triggering 1 Mesh Head, with Rim Triggering 1 Mesh Head, with Rim Triggering

Tom Pads

3 4, for either Snare or Tom sounds 3 3 Mesh Head, with Rim Triggering 3 Mesh Head, with Rim Triggering

Cymbal Pads

3 Hi Hat, Ride, Crash inc. Hi Hat Pedal
3 (User Assigned) Inc. Hi Hat Pedal 3, with Bow & Edge Triggering 3 - 1 with Three Trigger Zones, 1 with Bow & Edge Triggers, 1 Pad 4 - 2 with Three Trigger Zones, 2 with Bow & Edge Triggers, 1 Pad

Instrument Sounds

20 Kits 125 190 500 1100 Drum Sounds, 262 Back Instruments

Effects

  Ambience & EQ Ambience & EQ Ambience, EQ & Multi Effects Multi-Effects and Per-Pad EQ & Compression

Playback

Metronome & Patterns Rhythm Coach 74 Preset & USB Memory MP3/Wav Playback 83 Preset & USB Memory MP3/Wav Playback Full Sequencer & USB Memory MP3/Wav Playback

USB Connection

No No Yes Yes Yes

Options

  Get the essentials with DAP-3X which includes a kick pedal, drum throne and sticks.

Expand your setup with the MDH-12 Pad Mount and PD Pads.

You can also buy the kit with a carry case to make it perfectly portable.
Get the essentials with DAP-3X which includes a kick pedal, drum throne and sticks.

Expand your setup with the MDH-12 Pad Mount and PD Pads. Or get a hybrid drum kit using acoustic triggers from Roland.
Get the essentials with DAP-3X which includes a kick pedal, drum throne and sticks.

Expand your setup with the MDH-12 Pad Mount and PD Pads. Or get a hybrid drum kit using acoustic triggers from Roland.
Get the essentials with DAP-3X which includes a kick pedal, drum throne and sticks.

Expand your setup with the MDH-12 Pad Mount and PD Pads. Or get a hybrid drum kit using acoustic triggers from Roland.

 
 
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