Expanding and Customizing Your V-DRUMS

Drummers love to expand and customize their kits. Customizing a kit helps to reflect a drummers personality, as well as assisting them with fitting into any musical situation.

Already well known for their huge possibilities for great sounds and playability, Roland’s V-Drums are also capable of some fantastic customizing.

Apart from making sure you have the latest software updates for your instrument, there are many ways of adding new possibilities and excitement to your drumming and your sound.

Let’s look at the expansion options for the current range of V-Drums instruments.
 
 
SPD-SX SAMPLING PAD
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
SPD-SX

Trigger inputs: 2x Head and Rim triggers (Dual zone) or splittable using an insert cable

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13 & HH controllers

Typical Add-ons:

PDS-10: Stand
RT-30K: Triggering an acoustic kick drum
BT-1: Externally triggering samples or loops
KT-10: For triggering a sound
FS-6: Dual footswitch for changing kits, triggering sounds or controlling parameters
FC-300: Foot Controller

 
 
SPD-30 OCTAPAD PERCUSSION CONTROLLER
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
SPD-30

Trigger inputs: 4x Head and Rim triggers (Dual Zone) or splittable using an insert cable

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR & VH12/VH13

Typical Add-ons:

PDS-10: Stand
KT-10: For triggering a kick drum
KD-7: Kick trigger
FD-9: Controlling HH open and close or switching layers
CY-12C: Crash cymbal
CY-5: Small crash or Hi-Hat

 
 
TM-2 TRIGGER MODULE
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
TM-2

Trigger inputs: 2x Head and Rim triggers (Dual Zone) or splittable using an insert cable

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13 & HH controllers

Typical Add-ons:

PDS-10: Stand
RT-30K: Triggering an acoustic kick drum
RT-30HR: Triggering an acoustic snare drum or tom

 
 
TD-1K/KV V-DRUMS
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
TD-1KV

Trigger inputs: 1x additional crash for TD1K

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13

Typical Add-ons:

TDM-3: Mat
KD-9: Kick trigger for conventional kick pedal
OP-TD1C: Extra crash cymbal for TD-1K

 

 
 
TD-11K/KV V-DRUMS
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
TD-11KV

Trigger inputs: 1x additional dual head & rim

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13

Typical Add-ons:

CY-13R & MDY-12: Ride Cymbal & mount
TDM-10: Mat
KD-A22: Kick Trigger Adapter for 22”Acoustic Kick drums

 
 
TD-25K/KV V-DRUMS
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
TD-25KV

Trigger inputs: 2x additional dual head & rim on TD-25K, 1x additional dual head & rim on TD-25KV

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13

Typical Add-ons:

TDM-20: Mat
CY-12C & MDY-12: Crash cymbal & mount
PDX-100: Extra Tom Pad
KD-A22: Kick Trigger Adapter for 22”Acoustic Kick drums

 
 
TD-50K/KV V-DRUMS
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
TD-50KV

Trigger inputs: 4x additional dual head & rim

Trigger compatibility: All

Typical Add-ons:

TDM-20: Mat
KD-A22: Kick Trigger Adapter for 22”Acoustic Kick drums
SPD-SX: Sampling Pad
VH-13: V-Hi-Hat for updating the TD-50K’s VH-11
BT-1: Externally triggering samples or loops
CY-14C & MDY-25: 14” Crash & mount

 
 
HPD-20 HANDSONIC
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
HPD-20

Trigger inputs: 1x additional dual head & rim

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH11/VH12/VH13

Typical Add-ons:

PDS-10: Stand
KT-9: For triggering a kick drum
KD-7: Kick trigger
FS-5U: Footswitch

 
 
EC-10M CAJON MIC AND TRIGGER SYSTEM
 
EXPANDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR V-DRUMS
 
EC-10m

Trigger inputs: 1x Head and Rim triggers (Dual Zone) or splittable using an insert cable

Trigger compatibility: All except PD-140DS, CY-18DR, VH12/VH13 & HH controllers

Typical Add-ons:

KT-9: For triggering a sound
KT-10: For triggering a sound

 
 
UPGRADING YOUR V-DRUMS KIT
 
Thanks to compatibility between components in the V-Drums range, it is easy to upgrade your kit.
Modules and components are available separately, so simply choose the upgrade path that suits you. Here are some typical upgrades.

1. TD-12 | TD-20 | TD-30 => TD-50
TD-50DP

2. TD-9K/KV | TD-11K/KV | TD-15K/KV => TD-25
TD-25 Module + CY13R Ride

3. TD-4K/KV => TD-25
TD-25 Module + CY13R Ride + PDX-100 Mesh Snare Pad

4. TD-1K/KV
PDX-8 Mesh Snare Pad
(L-Rod needed from Roland spares- Contact your dealer)

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