Roland improves V-Tour & V-Compact Series

(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-01-16)

Roland improves V-Tour & V-Compact Series

Roland’s V-Drums are easily the most known and respected electronic drums on the market. They feature the outstanding mesh-head technology triggers, which create a very close feel and resemblance to a real acoustic drum. For NAMM 2011, Roland is coming out with some upgrades and refinements for their V-Tour and V-Compact series.

Three newly designed features will be part of both series; the new K-9 Kick Pad, CY-12C V-Cymbal Crash and CY-13R V-Cymbal Ride. The new K-9 Kick Pad was redesigned to offer a better and accurate triggering while providing great feel, dynamic, and response. When used with the upgraded tD-9 sound module, a “muted” bass drum sound can be created by playing hard, similar to leaving the beater against the head of an acoustic bass drum. The CY-12C V-Cymbals Crash and the new lightweight CY-13R ride (with three-way triggering) were optimized to provide a more natural swinging motion when played. The V-Cymbal Crash features choke control and the V-Cymbal Ride comes with an enlarged bow area for enhanced triggering. You will find a few extra features on the V-Tour Series like an improved TD-9 sound module and the VH-11 V-Hi-Hats which mounts on a standard acoustic hi-hat stand. The upgraded TD-9 sound module comes with brand new acoustic snare and bass drum sounds, new kits covering a wider range of musical styles and MP3 file playback compatibility, joining the previously available WAV-file playback.

Here is the break down of these new features on V-Tour and V-Compact Series:

TD-9KX2 V-Drums V-Tour Series

  • Enhanced with new components (KD-9, CY-12C, CY-13R)
  • Mesh heads provide an acoustic-like feel and response on snare and toms (PD-105, PD-85)
  • VH-11 V-Hi-Hat mounts on standard acoustic hi-hat stand

  • TD-9K2 V-Drums V-Tour Series
  • Affordable V-Drums with the enhanced TD-9 sound module
  • Mesh heads for snare and toms (PDX-8, PDX-6)
  • Compact and expressive hi-hat combination with CY-5 and FD-8

  • TD-4KX2 V-Compact Series
  • Mesh heads for snare and toms (PDX-8, PDX-6)
  • Natural swing motion and playing feel with new V-Cymbals (CY-12C, CY-13R)
  • Three-way triggering for ride (CY-13R)
  • Great feel and reliable playability with new mechanics and a cloth-designed bass drum head (KD-9)

  • TD-4K2 V-Compact Series
  • The most compact and affordable V-Drums, featuring a mesh-head snare (PDX-8) and a cloth-head Kick Pad (KD-9)
  • Authentic percussion instruments onboard the TD-4 sound module
  • Dual-trigger cymbal pad for crash and ride (CY-8)

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