New Roland Gear For November

Roland Connect - New Products Launched Including the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable

Roland are pleased to announce new products this November including an innovative portable fold-up V-Drums kit (TD-4KP) and optional carry case (CP-TDP), two new V-Guitar stompboxes (GR-D & GR-S) designed for use with guitars with a 13-pin pickup and the new BK-3 Backing keyboard in black or white finish. See below for details on all the new Roland products.


TD-4KP Portable V-Drums

Roland TD-4KP V-Drums Portable

Featuring a small footprint and an innovative folding design for fast breakdown and easy transport/storage, the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable is the ultimate electronic drum kit for mobile drumming and small spaces. The powerful TD-4 sound module is equipped with a wide range of expressive, editable sounds and essential practice features via the onboard Rhythm Coach, while the integrated pads provide a satisfying feel and natural playability and are also very quiet in use. Perfect for small venues, rehearsals, lesson studios, bedrooms, apartments, and more, the TD-4KP combines V-Drums performance and features with impressive mobility and stow-away convenience.

  • Renowned V-Drums sound and quality in an ultra-portable mobile kit
  • Innovative folding design for quick, compact breakdown and easy transport/storage
  • Includes TD-4 Percussion Sound Module, loaded with expressive sounds, Coach and Quick Record/Play functions, and more
  • Eight pads total: kick, snare, toms x3, hi-hat, crash and ride cymbals; FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller included
  • Snare and tom pads feature cushioned-rubber surfaces which are quiet to use and offer a natural playing feel

Custom carrying case (CB-TDP)
The CB-TDP Carrying Case provides a convenient way to transport and protect the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable. Durable and lightweight, the custom-designed case is equipped with a shoulder strap and detachable pouches for the FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller and a kick pedal, plus handy pockets for a kick beater, drumsticks, and other accessories.

Optional CB-TDP carry bag for TD-4KP V-Drums Portable

 


GR-D V-Guitar Distortion

With the all-new V-Guitar pedals, guitarists can now enjoy the immense benefits of Roland’s GK processing—the powerful technology behind the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System—right on their pedalboards. The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion offers unique distortion and synth tones produced by independently processing each guitar string, giving the modern player an array of fresh, bold sounds for their sonic arsenal. Housed in the popular Twin Pedal format and equipped with connections for easy integration with amps, stomps, multi-effects, and other V-Guitar devices, the GR-D delivers wide, heavy, high-clarity tones that can only be achieved with GK processing.

GR-D V-Guitar Distortion

  • Roland’s powerful V-Guitar technology in a Twin Pedal stompbox
  • Bold, high-clarity distortion and synth tones only possible with GK processing
  • VG-DIST 1, VG-DIST 2, POLY DIST, and SYNTH sounds, with real-time DSP for latency-free performance
  • Sculpt your tones with ultra-responsive GAIN, COLOR, and TONE knobs
  • Solo function provides an instant volume and presence boost for lead playing
  • 13-pin GK input; designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster, GK-3 Divided Pickup, and all GK-equipped guitars
  • Flexible connections for easy integration with amps, pedals, and multi-effects
  • Four user memories, with remote selection from GK-equipped guitar

 


GR-S V-Guitar Space

The GR-S V-Guitar Space joins Roland’s acclaimed V-Guitar family, which also includes the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System. The convenient stompbox format of the GR-S allows players with traditional setups to experience the incredible sound potential available with GK processing. When used with an optional US-20 Unit Selector, the GR-S also gives current GR and VG users new sounds for their existing rig.

Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space

  • Roland’s powerful V-Guitar technology in a Twin Pedal stompbox
  • Super-spacious tones and multi-string emulation only possible with GK processing
  • Crystal, Rich Modulation, Slow Pad, and Brilliant Clean sounds, with real-time DSP for latency-free performance
  • Ultra-responsive COLOR and TONE knobs for sound shaping
  • Expressive Freeze function holds the current sound for lead backing and sound FX
  • 13-pin GK input; designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster, GK-3 Divided Pickup, and all GK-equipped guitars
  • Flexible connections for easy integration with amps, pedals, and multi-effects
  • Four user memories, with remote selection from GK-equipped guitar

 


BK-3 Backing Keyboard

Perfect for solo entertainers and home hobbyists alike, the BK-3 Backing Keyboard brings a new level of performance to entry-level auto-accompaniment instruments. Featuring a wide range of quality onboard sounds and rhythms, song playback via USB memory, built-in speakers, and more, this portable, self-contained keyboard puts the power of a full ensemble under your fingertips. From one-person shows to social gatherings to personal practice, the BK-3 brings endless hours enjoyment for playing all musical styles.

Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard

  • Portable, self-contained keyboard with built-in sound system
  • High-quality sounds, rhythms, and Music Assistants
  • Comfortable, intuitive user interface
  • Compatible with music rhythms from Roland’s BK, E, G, and VA series
  • Play a variety of backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and rhythms) and record performances with optional USB memory
  • Roland Wireless Connect capability for cable-free communication with iPhone and iPad; free iOS apps available for music sharing, lyrics display, and more
  • Available in black or white finish

BK-3 (White) Backing Keyboard from Roland