BopPad Reached Kickstarter Campaign Goal In Just Over 3 Days
Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) started a Kickstarter campaign for BopPad. Its goal of $35,000 was reached in just over 3 days.
BopPad has a wide dynamic range and measures strike velocity from the softest hand drumming to the most hard-hitting drumsticks blasts. A robust tuned elastomer surface covers a 10” circle of a patented Smart Sensor Fabric to give you traditional feel and a new dimension of expressivity.
Connect To Any PC Via USB Using The BopPad Editor Software
The BopPad Editor software will be available as a desktop download and iOS app, but for ultimate accessibility they’re also developing a WebMIDI app so you can design presets for BopPad from a web browser.
Smart Sensor Technology
BopPad takes advantage of Smart Sensor Fabric Technology from BeBop Sensors, a leading supplier of fabric sensors & winner of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation award.
At the core of BopPad is a single large sensor made from the 8th generation of BeBop’s Smart Sensor fabric. BeBop develops sensors for OEM clients in Automotive, Sports & Fitness, Safety and Consumer Wellness.
BopPadcan also be used as a conventional practice pad with a realistic feel and portable, lightweight design.
Currently, BopPad is available with early bird discounted pricing on Kickstarter set at $199.
With Lights, Camera, Triggers and Drums You Can Do A Lot!
In a new video for the track “Spiritual Leader” Son Lux drummer Ian Chang puts drum fusion on full display. In this video he’s using Sunhouse’s Sensory Percussion Set, which not only allows him to trigger various samples, but alsointegrateseach hit with lights and projections, creating a hypnotic, rhythm-based multimedia experience. Interview With Chang And All Describeb In Full at The Creators Project.
While triggers turn your drum into little more than an on/off button, Sensory Percussion listens and reacts, responding to the essence of your performance. Sensory Percussion is a hardware + software system that is an overlay onto acoustic drums. The sensor clamps to the side of a drum (snare, tom or kick) and connects to our Mac/PC software via a standard audio interface as a phantom-powered microphone.
Portable V-Drums—a Compact And Lightweight, Roland TD-1KPX Can Be Played Anywhere
The Roland TD-1KPX is the latest addition to the portable V-Drums line. Despite its small footprint and weighing far less than other drum kits, the TD-1KPX features a sturdy drum stand for rock-solid performance. Also, it features Roland‘s famous mesh-head V-Pads for snare and toms.
The innovative folding design allows the stand to be packed down in seconds for easy transport or storage, without needing to remove the pads and cymbals. Set up is ultra-easy, allowing the TD-1KPX to be played anywhere: home, live gig, or rehearsal studio.
Simply add an acoustic kick pedal or V-Drums kick trigger pedal* and get playing! *Kick pedal not supplied; optional kick trigger pedal available.
Roland TD-1KPX An Easy To Set Up and Quick To Fold Down Electronic Drum Set
The TD-1KPX’s innovative folding stand is durable, sturdy, and ultra-easy to set up. All you need is a dedicated drum tuning key and you’re ready to play in seconds. Simply unfold everything, adjust the stand and pad positions, attach an acoustic kick pedal (not supplied), and start drumming.
When you’ve finished your practice session or gig, the stand folds down quickly into a surprisingly condensed size for transport. Or stowing away at home in a corner, under a table, or in a closet. The folding stand can adapt to fit many spaces and situations. Making the TD-1KPX a kit you can truly play anywhere.
Mesh-Head V-Pads for Snare and Toms
The 8-inch PDX-8 and 6.5-inch PDX-6 mesh-head V-Pads feature Roland’s amazing dual-triggering technology, resulting in accurate and even sensing between the head and rim.
On the PDX-8 snare pad, the rim area expands the pad diameter to 10 inches, allowing for comfortable and quiet rim-shots.
CY-5 cymbal pads are included for cymbals and hi-hat. These provide 10-inch playing surfaces and swinging movement for more drummer-friendly triggering and great playing feel.
The cymbals also have separate bow and edge triggering for a true-to-life playing experience. The hi-hats offer smooth tonal transitions from open to closed with subtle tonal changes.
Stay Motivated With Onboard Training Functions That Make Learning Fun
Built into the TD-1KPX module is a wealth of enjoyable functions to encourage learning.
No matter whether you’re teaching yourself to play, studying regularly with an instructor, or simply wanting to keep your skills in shape.
Think of this kit as your own live-in drum teacher and personal backing band. Packed with tutorial features that develop technique, boost motivation, and help you get the most out of practice time.
Play along with the onboard metronome to tighten your timing and use Coach mode to build and maintain speed, stamina, and accuracy.
Get ready for your gigs or band rehearsals by jamming with the internal songs in the sound module. Or connect a smartphone or music player via the Mix In jack and drum along with your favourite tunes.
With the onboard recording function, you’ll get instant feedback on your progress.
Record on Your Computer Using Roland TD-1KPX And A Standard USB Cable
The TD-1KPX is not just fun to play by itself. It’s also a great way to make music with your computer.
Included is a built-in USB-MIDI interface, making it simple to communicate with music software via a USB cable, with no extra hardware needed.*
Maybe you’ll transfer your playing into your computer-based recording software, capturing a live drum feel in your latest masterpiece. Or perhaps you’ll use Roland’s free V-Drums Friend Jam series applications.
It offer jam tracks, practice features, and the ability to compete with V-Drums usersacross the planet. Whatever application you choose, the TD-1KPX is a drum kit that lets you go places.
*Optional audio cables are required to output sound from the computer to the TD-1KPX to monitor with headphones or amplifiers.
Customizable For Quiet Drumming
Replace your acoustic kick pedal with an optional KT-9 or KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal to drum quietly without annoying your neighbours. The innovative designs of the KT-9 and KT-10 mean that authentic pedal feel and playing technique can be retained while minimizing the noise and vibration associated with regular kick pads.
And by using two KT-10 pedals, it’s even possible to emulate a double bass drum setup. Meanwhile, the included FD-9 Hi-Hat Control Pedal is super-quiet. In combination with the quiet mesh-head pads, the TD-1KPX could make for the quietest drum practice setup you’ve ever had.
Essential Accessories and Options For Roland TD-1KPX
A wide selection of accessories and options are available to enhance the Roland TD-1KPX playing experience. The PM-10 Personal Monitor Amplifier is the perfect companion for amplifying your drums in the home.
For beginning drummers, the DAP-3X V-Drums Accessory Package provides everything needed to get playing the TD-1KPX. It includes a pair of hickory drumsticks, an acoustic kick pedal, and a drum throne.
Specially designed for portable V-Drums, the TDM-3 Drum Mat helps reduce vibration through the floor when playing and protects floor surfaces against damage. The CB-TDP Carrying Case offers a convenient way to transport and protect the TD-1KPX.
Roland TD-1KPX Main Features
Portable V-Drums – A compact and lightweight drum set that can be played anywhere.
Innovative folding design – Packs down without the need to remove pads or cymbals.
Mesh heads included – Roland’s famous mesh-head V-Pads for snare and all toms provide great playing feel and natural response.
Easy to use – TD-1 sound module includes carefully chosen high-quality sounds, metronome, Coach functions, and play-along songs.
Customize with accessories – Dedicated carry case to transport the drums (including all pads and pedals), quiet kick trigger pedals, and more.
Kit Configuration*: Kick Pad, Snare (PDX-8), Hi-Hat (CY-5), Hi-Hat Pedal (FD-9), Tom x 3 (PDX-6), Crash (CY-5), Ride (CY-5), Drum Stand (MDS-TDKP1).
Roland PD-140DS – A 14-Inch Snare Pad with Advanced Multi-Sensor Triggering
Roland continues to revolutionizeelectronic drums, and the newly developed digital trigger pad Roland PD-140DS is no exception. This innovative Snare Pad work directly with the powerful processing in the flagship TD-50 sound module.
By incorporating the very latest technologies, never before have electronic drums been so true to life.
The Roland PD-140DS V-Pad combines snare tradition with highly advanced triggering and exceptional sensitivity. A Sensitivity which is communicated to the TD-50 drum module via a high-speed digital connection.
Advanced Sensor System And A Mesh With Natural Rebound
A brand-new, three-layer Mesh Head is fitted to a standard 14-inch Shell, providing natural rebound and feel that’s instantly familiar to play.
Due to Roland‘s new multi-element sensor system, your strokes across every area of the pad are more closely detected than ever before. The playing dynamics of Roland PD-140DS Snare Pad are captured in minute detail.
Available playing methods (triggers) includes:
Head Shot (High resolution positional detection, Wide dynamic range).
Rim shot (Depth detection, Wide dynamic range).
In addition, traditional cross stick technique is automatically detected as the pad senses your hand position and consequently adjusts accordingly.
Producing snare sounds that are natural, detailed, and bursting with character. The Roland PD-140DS delivers all-new levels of performance and playability.
Roland PD-140DS Snare V-Pad ships with Owner’s manual, Connection cable and a Drum key.
Roland PD-140DS Key Features
High-resolution sound triggering with accurate positional detection.
Designed for use with the flagship TD-50 sound module.
Play cross sticks using traditional techniques, with no need to adjust settings inside the module.
Three-ply mesh head provides natural rebound, playing feel, and response.
Standard acoustic-style 14-inch diameter offers a familiar look, presence, and playability.
Reflective steel shell makes a visual impression on the stage.
Roland PD-140DS Specifications
Drum Pad size: 14 inches.
Drum Shell depth: 4.3 inches.
Tension rods: 8.
Drum Head: 3-ply mesh head (Floating mid-layer structure).
Multi element sensor system: Head sensor, 3 Position sensors, Rim sensor, 3 Cross-stick sensors and 3 Built-in sensing processor.
Supported covering size: 98 (width) x 1,060 (length) mm.
Thickness: 1 mm or less.
Connector: DIGITAL TRIGGER OUT plug compatible with Roland drum sound module equipped with DIGITAL TRIGGER IN port.
Power supply: Supplied from DIGITAL TRIGGER IN port (DC 5 V).
Roland TD-50KV – The Ultimate Electronic Drum Set for Pro Performance and Studio Sessions
As an ambitious pro drummer, you know that anything less than the ultimate sound and feel will hold you back. Introducing the new Roland TD-50KV, the flagship release in our acclaimed V-Drums range. Created for top-flight live performance, intense practice sessions, and eclectic studio work.
Built on the foundation of the new TD-50 Module with Prismatic Sound Modeling, this Electronic Drum Set delivers Roland’s most impressive and wide-ranging sounds yet.
The advanced processor is complemented by newly developed snare and ride pads. Pads which feature multi-element sensor systems and high-speed digital communication with the TD-50 Module.
The Electronic Drum Set also includes top-line tom, crash, and hi-hat pads, and the module provides deep editing features and flexible connectivity to put you in charge. Offering supreme playability and unmatched expression, the Roland TD-50KV is the new pro standard in Electronic Drums.
Roland TD-50KV, An Electronic Drum Set With Ultimate Expression. Take A Look At Its Main Features:
TD-50 module with Prismatic Sound Modeling and all-new onboard sounds.
Newly developed 14-inch PD-140DS Snare Pad with a high-resolution multi-sensor system for unparalleled dynamics and accurate positional detection.
New 18-inch CY-18DR Ride V-Cymbal provides accurate positional sensing and improved dynamics using an innovative multi-sensor system.
Additional Cymbal Pads include VH-13 V-Hi-Hat, CY-14C Crash, and CY-15R Crash/Ride V-Cymbal.
One PD-108-BC Rack Tom Pad and two PD-128-BC Floor Tom Pads.
KD-140-BC Kick Trigger Pedal.
Play your own WAV samplesvia an SD card.
USB 10-channel Audio Out for multi-track recording through a single USB cable.
Stereo XLR Master Output and eight TRS Direct Outs provide balanced connections to a PA.
Metronome with Quiet Count plus Audio Recording/Playback Functions for practice.
Large MDS-50KV Drum Stand.
Dynamic Prismatic Sound Modeling Brings Your Drumming to Life
Great drummers demand great performance, and at the heart of the Roland TD-50KV, you’ll find the TD-50.
A powerful new Drum Sound Module whose original Prismatic Sound Modeling technology means that every element of your playing style is caught and conveyed in thrilling detail.
Working alongside the Roland TD-50KV’s newly developed Snare and Ride Cymbal Pads which feature our most advanced trigger-sensing technology yet. The TD-50’s high-resolution processing gives you the most lifelike, resonant, and expressive sounds you’ll hear from an Electronic Drum Set.
Customize Your Sound for Live Sessions and Studio Work
A variety of musical scenarios are no problem with the TD-50, which offers a choice of onboard kits to suit every session.
This Advanced Drum Module also supports deep sound customization. Including basic adjustment of heads and shells, layering of internal and user samples, andadjustment of overhead mics and ambience.
For tailored performance, a compressor and three-band EQ can be controlled for each pad individually. While three independent multi-effect sections let you treat specific drums with 30 effect types such as delay, flanger, saturator, and many others.
The two-band multi-compressor and four-band equalizer on the output let you change the overall dynamics and tonal balance, depending on whether you’re in the studio or on stage.
With the new Snapshot feature, you can quickly assess and compare any edits to your sounds before making permanent changes.
Play Genuine Snare Techniques with the New 14-inch PD-140DS
Working alongside the TD-50 Drum Sound Module is the PD-140DS Snare Pad, which brings a new level of expression to your snare work. A brand-new, three-layer mesh head is fitted to a standard size 14-inch shell, providing natural rebound and feel that’s instantly familiar to play.
And now, thanks to Roland’s newly developed multi-element sensor system. Your strokes across every area of the pad are more closely detected, and your playing dynamics captured in minute detail.
In addition, traditional cross stick technique is automatically detected as the pad senses your hand and adjusts accordingly. With the unmatched response of the PD-140DS, every snare nuance is natural, detailed, and bursting with character.
Express Yourself with Larger Cymbals, Including the New CY-18DR Ride
Cymbal choice is a serious business, and the new Electronic Drum Set TD-50KV includes some of the best. It features larger crash cymbals (CY-14C and CY-15R) than its TD-50K sister kit. Expressive players will also benefit from the new CY-18DR V-Cymbal Ride.
With its regular 18-inch size and familiar motion during performance, this new digital cymbal fits seamlessly into your kit.
Meanwhile, the high-resolution, multi-sensor system within the cymbal pad continuously detects every stroke from edge to bell. Working alongside the TD-50 module for dynamics and response that have never before been heard from a cymbal pad.
Put the CY-18DR through its paces with techniques from cymbal legato to soft bell strokes and hear the detail for yourself. You can even mute the bow with a finger touch!
VH-13 V-Hi-Hat with Advanced Motion Sensor for Natural Hi-Hat Response
The VH-13 hi-hat offers a two-piece structure with top and bottomcymbal pads for a natural playing feel. It also features advanced motion sensor and triggering technologies for authentic response, with smooth open-to-closed control.
Just like an acoustic hi-hat, you can alter the closed tone by pressing harder on the pedal, and play foot splashes as well.
Play with Your Own WAV Files and Record Easily to a DAW
As a creative drummer, you’ll love the Roland TD-50KV’s open-ended connectivity, which lets inspiration flow in both directions.
Using the module’s SD card slot, it’s easy to trigger your own WAV files using any of the Roland TD-50KV’s drum pads. And you can loop or layer them alongside the internal sounds while controlling volume and tone via the TD-50’s front panel.
When you write a great groove, simply connect the TD-50 module to a computer via USB for multi-track recording direct to your favorite DAW.
Up to 10 channels can be recorded separately, then easily edited for tone color and more. There’s even a choice of audio sampling formats: 48 kHz, 96 kHz, and the standard 44.1kHz.
Hit the Stage Faster with Balanced Connections to a PA
If you play live every night, the Roland TD-50KV will help avoid the time and effort of a lengthy setup. The TD-50 is the first V-Drums module to feature an XLR stereo master out and eight TRS direct outs, allowing for a balanced connection to a PA system.
Assigning a pad to any of the individual outputs is simple, while convenient master (headphones) volume controls and group faders balance the output levels instantly.
You can also assign the volume to control headphones only, perfect for adjusting the monitor level without affecting the PA signal.
Electronic Drum Set Practice Features to Develop Your Technique
The Roland TD-50KV is the choice for serious drummers, but there’s always room for improvement.
This new Electronic Drum Set doesn’t just let your drum technique shine; it actively improves it too, offering onboard features that help you get the best from practice sessions.
Whether you lock down your timing with the Quiet Count function or play along to backing tracks via the SD card slot. It’s easy to get inspired, even when you’re practicing alone.