Roland Drum Pad PD-105 – The First V-Pad With Rim Shot Capabilities!
How do you improve the Roland Drum Pad PD-105 upon the World’s Most Popular Electronic Drum Pads? Start by designing a brand new sensor mechanism for more accurate triggering, and then give ´em a cool black finish!
The 10-inchRoland Drum Pad PD-105 Mesh Head V-Pads features Roland’s latest Dual Zone Technology (aka Dual Triggering).
Resulting in more even and accurate sensing between the head and rim.
Roland Drum Pad PD-105, along with PD-125, are also the first V-Pads with Rim Shot capabilities on the Toms including the actual “rim click” sound.*
The PD-105 Drum Pad comes with: Owner’s Manual, Connection Cable and a Drum Key.
*Rim triggering on toms requires Roland TD-20, TD-12 or TD-9 Sound Module.
PLEASE NOTICE: The Sound Modules Mentioned Above (TD-20, TD-12 and TD-9) Are NOT Manufactured Anymore. You Should Consider Buying One Of Roland’s Current Sound Modules instead.
PD-105 Drum Pad Main features
Snare/Tom pad with Mesh head for superior playing feel and response.
The PD-105 contains a head and rim sensor, for superior expressiveness.
The potential of the PD-105 is realized most fully when used with the TD-25 percussion sound module.
You can change the nuance of the sound with both rim shots and head playing position.
Brushes (nylon) can be used for brush playing. Do NOT use metal brushes!
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 WearingEven 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, SuperV-Drums Headphones. Specially Made For Extremely Noisy EnviromentsORFor 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.
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 kitsdo 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-11KVSEalso 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-11KVSEplays more like an acoustic kit than ever – at a price-point that doesn’t rule outworking drummers.
Visit Roland UK for more information about the TD-11KV Special Edition drum kit.
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 theRoland 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 simplysubstantial 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 Controlleras 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
Front View Of KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal (left) And FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller (right)
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.
Get more information on these New Reoland Pedals by visiting the product pages for KT-9 and FD-9.