At least, Finally, About F* Time, New Roland V-Drums (or Will it Be Roland X-Drums) Is About To Be Released!
New Roland Drums, as of now, Only Referred To As “[NEW PRODUCT] Drums & Percussion category: Product A” up to “[NEW PRODUCT]Drums & Percussion category: Product J“.
ALL NEW ROLAND DRUMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING AN ONLINE PRESS CONFERENCE AT SEP 9TH, 2016. WHOLE WORLD CAN FOLLOW THIS UNFOLD LIVE.
I’ll doubt they’re realeasing 10 New Roland “Drum Sets” (A-J). It’s probably a few Percussion instruments in there as well. In any case, Unlike Alesis, One thing I DO NOT DOUBT is that
We are all going go get some Juicy Info info about these New Roland Drums!
If Lucky, Perhaps even Soundbites of the New Drum Sets from Roland.
Here’s The Times, At least I, Am going To Focus On Sep, 9th, 2016:
10:10 UTC (With Rebroadcasts 12:10, 14:10, 17:00, 20:10):
Drums & Percussion category: Product “I”
18:00 UTC (With Rebroadcast at 00:30):
Drums & Percussion category: Product “A” – “J”
All times in UTC. Which means if your in ET (-5 hours) and if in PT (-8 hours). All about this 24H Online Roland Pressconference HERE.
A Dream Come True… V-Drums Headphones With Noise Reduction?
What Does the New Partnership Between Roland and V-MODA Mean For Electronic Drums Users? Well, At Least We Can Hope (Read Expect) That a Brand New, Over-Ear V-Drums Headphones With Noise Reduction Will Be Developed In Near Future.
A Pair Of V-Drums Headphones With Same, Or Why Not More, Noise Reduction As The Vic Firth SIH1 Model.
BUT, The New V-Drums Headphones Should Be Comfortable Wearing Even After One Hour! How Does That Sound? To Good To Be True? Maybe But…
Take a Look At These Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Model XFBT-GUNBLACK) From V-MODA:
Add To Those The Noise Reduction Of 24dB+ And Wolla, There You Have IT! The New, Unbeatable, Super V-Drums Headphones. Specially Made For Extremely Noisy Enviroments OR For Drummers With Damaged Hearing 😉
Here’s The Official Press Release From Roland And V-MODA:
Milano – #808Day (August, 2016) – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of world-class high-fidelity headphones and audio devices, today announces a brand-new partnership with Roland to together develop the next breakthrough music products. The merger provides V-MODA the resources to accelerate product development, push the boundaries of audio innovation and reach a global audience of music aficionados.
“For more than a decade, we have vigorously crafted high-end personal audio products for modern audiophiles that reproduce music for a concert and club-like experience,” said Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “This partnership is not strictly a business deal; it’s a strategic synergy that will bridge the high-quality sound, materials and design of our products with the legendary genre-changing sound expertise and commitment to excellence from Roland. Roland’s 808, 909, the contribution to the development of the MIDI protocol and countless products helped to lay the foundation and forge today’s music, and together we can carry on the tradition.”
“V-MODA views our headphones as the icon where music, fashion and technology collide,” Kolton continued. “It is refreshing to join the Roland family to align our passions for music to accomplish a greater vision.”
The financial details and terms of the agreement are confidential.
Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland, said, “We’re pleased V-MODA has joined the Roland family of brands. V-MODA revolutionized headphones and has pushed the envelope of personalization. Their Milano design, material research and professional DJ roots along with their loyal customers are incredible assets for Roland. It’s an exciting time for both companies, and we are eager for the talent at V-MODA and Roland to collaborate. This new team and the audience that the products are going to attract will definitely inspire the future of music.”
Visionary and founder of V-MODA, Val Kolton has worked relentlessly for the last 12 years creating the vision for the V-MODA brand, meticulously designing and testing the products around the globe and inventing distruptive products in the crowded world of headphones. Kolton will maintain his role with the company as V-MODA’s CEO. Furthermore, he will also provide his expertise in product design for Roland’s dance, DJ and electronic music division as a consultant.
For More Info Please Visit V-MODA’s Official Website.
Building on the success of the MDD Machine Direct Drive Pedal, the DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal (aka MCD Pedal) is a pedal that shares many of the features, industrial design and build-quality of its direct drive cousin.
What’s New With DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal?
The most striking difference is an adjustable, sprocket-less cam that incorporates a gear shift-style lever.
DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal lever allows players to quickly shift between the chain-drive cam settings and is easily accessible when mounted to a bass drum.
DW Director of R&D, Rich Sikra, explains,
“We knew this would be the next logical step when we were introducing the MDD pedals. So many of our artists absolutely love their 9000 pedals, but they’re also enamored with the form and function of DW MFG.
Plus, we knew that the direct drive feel wasn’t for everyone. It’s been a really fun and challenging project for the R&D team.”
Other notable features of DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal include a racing-style, all-aluminum, perforated footboard with matching, contoured heel plate, Tri-Pivot Swivel Toe-Clamp, V.E.R.T. Vertical Spring Adjustment, 110 Control Beater and more.
DW Machined Chain Drive Double Pedal
In addition, A DW MFG carrying case is also included and the recently released MDD Hi-Hat compliments the DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal pedal perfectly.
The MDD Hi-Hats feature a host of features, adjustments and cutting edge technology. From a newly designed One-Touch Clutch down to a machined high-grade aluminum perforated pedal plate.
Interested in buying a DW Machine Chain Drive Pedal? Checkout the DW Store.
About DW Manufacturing
Introducing DW Manufacturing. Boutique, precisely-machined pedals made from aircraft-grade aluminum in California. DW Manufacturing ushers in a new era in Drum Workshop‘s illustrious pedal-making history.
Finally, by employing the latest technology and the highest quality materials, these products are made to elevate the art of drumming even further.
The New Roland TD-11KV Special Edition, A Perfect Balance Of Price And Features
The TD-11KV Special Edition (TD-11KVSE) is the third and newest member of the top-selling TD-11 V-Drums range.
If you’re serious about your drumming and want an electronic drum kit that can match your technique, read our quick guide on deciding which TD-11 series model is right for your gig.
A Quick Overview Of The TD-11 Range
The Roland TD-11K is the most affordable option and comes with durable rubber pads for the toms, but still includes the V-Drums range’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL technology.
The TD-11KV is the next step, with uprated mesh toms and dedicated crash and ride V-Cymbals. From there, you could jump straight to the TD-25K with its high performance TD-25 sound module and VH-11 hi-hat.
But alternatively, at a price between the TD-11KV and TD-25K, you might decide the new Roland TD-11KVSE offers you the Perfect Balance of Price and Features.
As drummers usually have their favorite brand of drum hardware, V-Drums kits do not come with a kick pedal, hi-hat stand or stool.
What upgrades do I get with the TD-11KV Special Edition?
The TD-11 Drum sound module and drum pads might be familiar, but pull up a stool at the new TD-11KVSE and you’ll notice a fistful of specific improvements over the existing TD-11KV.
First off, instead of the CY-5 Cymbal Pad and FD-8 Pedal, this latest kit includes the VH-11 hi-hat, whose full-motion response, quiet-operation floating design and dual-trigger accuracy.
It feels just like playing an acoustic hat (it also fits on a standard acoustic hi-hat stand).
What else can I expect from the TD-11KVSE?
Another key departure from existing TD-11 models is the MDS-9SC. It’s a larger stand that offers an additional arm for a third V-Cymbal, and that’s handy, because the TD-11KVSE also ships with the CY-12C: a crash cymbal with a natural swinging motion and dead-on triggering. Both in terms of layout and feel, these uprated features mean the new TD-11KVSE plays more like an acoustic kit than ever – at a price-point that doesn’t rule out working drummers.
Visit Roland UK for more information about the TD-11KV Special Edition drum kit.
Rolands New Super-Quiet KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller
Feeling frustrated that your Electronic Drum Set doesn’t exactly give your neighbours a quiet night?
Roland may solve your issue with the newly developed KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal and FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller which deliver super-quiet performance without sacrificing feel or playability.
KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal
KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal offers beaterless design which combines foot pedal & striker into a single compact unit that’s extremely quiet when played.
A newly developed link mechanism provides the true feel and response of a traditional design.
Now, exactly how quiet is it? In comparison to the Roland KD-9 beater-equipped kick pedal, the KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal generates 85% less audible sound in your room and 63% less to rooms below.
That’s not simply substantial that’s dramatic!
FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller
The FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller features an all-in-one design like the KT-9, and incorporates a similar link mechanism for a marked reduction in operational noise.
Compared with the Roland FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller, the FD-9 produces 50% less audible sound in your room and 15% less to rooms below.
The pedal’s feet ensure total stability, letting the user work the FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller as hard or soft as they like to pick up every nuance, with support for aggressive moves like hi-hat splashes.
Common Features of KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller
Both KT-9 and FD-9 are rock solid when used on any “traditional” floors. With integrated feet, adjustable anchors for stability, its rock solid on carpeted surfaces as well.
Each pedal features two heavy-duty springs. And the tension is fully adjustable to optimize the feel for your personal taste. A toe-stopper is included on each pedal as well, providing a familiar touch carried over from acoustic pedals.
The KT-9 Kick Trigger works with a trigger input on any V-Drums module or Roland percussion pad.
The FD-9 Hi-Hat requires a dedicated hi-hat trigger input. Which is found on all V-Drums modules and percussion pads like the OCTAPAD SPD-30 and HandSonic HPD-20.