For Immediate ReleaseRebecca Eaddy
Marketing Communications Manager
Roland Corporation U.S.
ROLAND SHIPS NEW V-COMPACT SERIES V-DRUMS
Improved Playability, New Kick Pad, Compact, Lightweight Design
Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 2011 — Roland U.S. is excited to announce the availability of the new line of V-Compact® Series V-Drums®, the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2. These affordable kits feature the playability and sound quality of Roland’s industry-leading V-Drums with unique Coach and recording functions that are perfect for any drummer who wishes to improve their drumming ability.
Both the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2 include the TD-4 Percussion Sound Module, featuring quality drum and percussion sounds that can be easily edited, allowing the user to quickly customize their kits. Ambience effects optimized for drums are included for a more expressive performance. The Coach and Quick Record/Quick Play functions are ideal for effective practice, providing drummers with valuable feedback for rapid improvement.
The TD-4KX2 features Roland’s patented multi-layer mesh heads for the snare and toms, providing the incredible dynamic feel and sensitivity for which Roland V-Drums are famous. The new KD-9 Kick Pad includes a new cloth-designed bass drum head and provides extremely accurate triggering with natural response and feel. In addition, the improved design and simple, solid mechanics of the KD-9 makes setup quick and easy. The new lightweight CY-13R ride (with three-way triggering) and CY-12C crash V-Cymbals® offer a more natural swinging motion and playing feel.
The new TD-4K2 V-Compact Series V-Drums kit also features Roland’s patented multi-layer mesh head for the snare. This revamped kit includes the improved KD-9 Kick Pad as well, which provides a natural feel, well-balanced sensitivity, and quiet operation. The TD-4K2 is also expandable with an optional V-Pad™ or V-Cymbal®.
“With drummers, it’s all about how a kit feels and plays,” says Tim Root, Product Manager for the Roland Drums & Percussion Division. “The TD-4K2 and TD-4KX2 represent the latest improvements to the playability of our TD-4 series, and go hand-in-hand with the great sounds, Rhythm Coach® exercises, Quick Record/Quick Play function, and affordable price points that makes these kits winners.”
The new kits in the V-Compact Series are shipping now. MSRP is $1799.00 for the TD-4KX2 and $1199.00 for the TD-4K2.
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With nearly 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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