Roland has been designing groundbreaking electronic percussion products for decades. With the introduction of V-Drums in 1997, a new era of electronic percussion was born. By combining innovative technologies with the dynamic playing experience that drummers expect, Roland V-Drums have become the standard by which all other electronic drum kits are measured.
Here is an overview of the superior technologies and playability you’ll experience with Roland V-Drums.
A look into the unique benefits provided by electronic drum sets and percussion, especially Roland’s V-Drums.
Electronic drum kits allow you to change the sound of your drum kit with a touch of a button. Studio-quality acoustic kits, huge arena rock kits, world and orchestral percussion, electronic and techno kits, funky hip-hop kits, and more, are all immediately accessible. With hundreds of drum, percussion, and effects sounds at your fingertips, an electronic kit will let you play authentic sounds in wide variety of musical styles.
One of the main challenges with acoustic drums, cymbals, and percussion is the extreme volume levels these instruments can produce. An electronic drum kit’s drum and cymbal pads make very little acoustic noise when played, and the volume of the sounds can be easily controlled with the volume knob. This makes electronic kits a great choice for small stages, churches, or anywhere stage volume may be a problem. At home, the sound can be monitored with headphones making late-night and apartment drumming practical. And for recording enthusiasts, electronic drums make it easy to achieve professional sounding tracks by eliminating the need for multiple microphones and preamplifiers.
Roland electronic drum sets include valuable practice, play-along and recording tools. All models feature a built-in metronome with adjustable tempo, and an input jack for connecting an MP3 or CD player so you can jam with your favorite songs. Some also include Roland’s Rhythm Coach®, a unique tool that helps improve your drumming skills with challenging exercises and drills, then provides feedback on your performance to help you improve. With some models, you can explore different drumming styles by playing along with onboard songs and musical patterns, and record and playback your drumming performances with easy-to-use recording features.
You can also expand your sound palette and recording capabilities by connecting your electronic drum set to computers and software, external sound modules, samplers and other electronic musical instruments via MIDI. MIDI is the worldwide standard for connecting electronic musical instruments and computers.
You’ll experience a great acoustic drum feel when playing Roland V-Drums, and all your acoustic drumming techniques translate seamlessly to V-Drums, from rim shots on the snare to grabbing a cymbal to choke its sound. Even nuanced techniques such as buzz and press rolls, brush play, hi-hat heel splashes, and more are easily performed on virtually all Roland electronic drum sets.
We invite you to play Roland's V-Drums. Compare the feel, responsiveness, and sound quality to other brands of electronic drum sets. We're confident that you'll agree that Roland makes the finest electronic drums and percussion available. PERIOD.
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