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Affordable and conveniently compact.
Roland's V-Drums are the most popular electronic drums in the world, but not everyone has the room or budget for a full V-Drums kit. Introducing the Roland HD-1. It's forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it's much simpler to use. It's also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly re-designed kick pedal, cushioned tom pads, and mesh snare head. The HD-1 electronic drum set is also conveniently compact and stylish--perfect for every home, school, studio, etc.--and it's priced for drummers on a tight budget. Most of the Roland HD-1's components are mounted on one stand for easy setup, transport, and a clean look. Just take it out of the box and play.
Small Price, Big Performance
It might look small, but the HD-1 V-drums sound and perform impressively large. With Roland's legendary V-Drum know-how at the core, this little drum kit is a dream for first-timer or casual players as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones.
The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods, and the like. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier. The Roland PM-01 Personal Monitor (449782 - see customer products box) is an perfect monitoring system for hearing your HD-1 drums in full fidelity.
The HD-1 electronic drum set is a great way to enhance musical expression and enjoyment in your home. Used along with other popular instruments such as Roland's digital pianos, the HD-1 will serve as the nucleus for family fun and musical enrichment.
Finally, a set of V-Drums for the rest of us. Put yourself at the controls today.
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Perfect Match for Me
Totally disagree with the other post. I've been playing drums for 15 years all different styles, from jazz fusion combos to progressive metal and everything in between in multiple bands as well as in...Read complete review
Totally disagree with the other post. I've been playing drums for 15 years all different styles, from jazz fusion combos to progressive metal and everything in between in multiple bands as well as in academic settings. I totally fell in love with this drum kit once I tried it. I think it all depends on what you're looking for. What I like about it and why it fits me perfectly. PORTABILITY, ease of use, looks, flexibility of sounds compared to an acoustic kit, feel of pads, very quiet.First of all it's ROLAND. Do these guys ever really make anything that's not high-quality? No. It's not meant to be the stage kit for an arena type band. As someone who has been playing drums for a long time I am totally stealing this for a super portable, flexible, fun gigging/practice/trigger recording kit, which looks great and feels great. It is easier and lighter to set up than a cocktail kit yet delivers a tremendous amount more sounds for a great price.I actually owned a ROLAND TD 6 V Club Kit and sold that to buy this. Best Features: Simplicity, Sounds, Space, Loudness and PortabilityI'm lazy. I like to play, I hate carrying things. One of my biggest selling points on this kit was its portability. I can still completely sound like a MONSTER on this five piece kit. But all I have to do is unplug it, take the one-piece shove it in the back of my car, take it out plug it in and plug it into the venue monitors and I'm done! No annoying cables, no multiple trips, no carrying 50 pounds of gear multiple times. This thing rocks! It has the sound of a full kit and more with three drum sets that I use regularly but is about as heavy as the smallest cocktail acoustic kit you can possibly find. If I want to make it elaborate I can always bring some extra cymbals to place around it as well as some percussive drums. The kit looks absolutely great! The pads feel absolutely great. I had absolutely no problems with the pedals being able to do 16th note triplets and 32nd notes at the click of a button. Yes it is a little bit different but I believe transitioning shouldn't take more than 15 minutes tops. If you're using it to practice in an apartment it's fantastic, which is one reason I appreciate this. No matter where I go and live in the future I'm very flexible and can always play.The 10 Drum KitsThe first drum kit is absolutely great. Easily much better sounding/professional than anything you can possibly buy in an acoustic drum for this price. You know that feeling when you sit behind a drum set and it sounds so good it actually inspires you to play better? Well this kit is on that level. It has a great jazz kit, a good Latin kit. A fun hip-hop kit. These are the ones I mainly use. The kit has two or three completely worthless kits to me with stupid voices. I don't really care. The way I look at it is a regular acoustic kit is just one kit this way I get at least three useful ones that sound great for cheaper price. Besides all of this if I use this for recording I wind up using the MIDI out and change all the samples once I've triggered them in my computer anyway.I just recommended this for a child's student of mine. He can play a whole lot more since his parents won't want to kill him for banging on real drums, yet still get the feel of a real drum set and forward coordination.I definitely recommend you actually go to a store and try one of these out to see whether it's good for you before you buy.If you're looking for good sounds, extreme portability, quietness of sound, a trigger drum set for recording, check this one out.
Most Liked Negative Review
More of a toy than a serious kit.
I recently tried out the new HD-1 V-Drums Lite from Roland and was definitely not impressed. The kit tries to use the Roland good name in e-drums to try and pass the toy...Read complete review
I recently tried out the new HD-1 V-Drums Lite from Roland and was definitely not impressed. The kit tries to use the Roland good name in e-drums to try and pass the toy off as a real kit. There's only 10 kits to choose from, and from what I could see, no way to rearrange pads or create your own kits. The pads themselves weren't very good either. The tom pads felt cheap and didn't have the same feel as an acoustic kit, or a higher quality e-kit. The bass drum was horrible. It uses the type of pedal normally used in low and mid-range e-kits for hi-hat control as the kick pedal, making doubles impossible to pull off. This type of triggering isn't very reliable for a kick drum, especially for hard rock where the bass drum can drive the music. When compared to other kits, this kit is a joke. I wouldn't bother with this kit and save up for a better Roland like the TD-3 or TD-6, or even the Yamaha DTXPLORER (which is a little cheaper than the HD-1 and actually qualifies as a kit not a toy).
Reviewed by 38 customers
I have owned this kit for a little over a year. I will say this first: This is a GREAT kit for the money, and it holds up to a beating fairly well. If you're looking for something quiet to practice on that has great sound, but don't want to spend a couple grand, this is a great choice. HOWEVER, if you are looking at this and trying to decide between this and an acoustic kit, get the acoustic. For electric drums, it's cheap and affordable, but like almost all E-drums, an acoustic drum set will still blow it out of the water. I had to sell my acoustic set to buy this because we had to move suddenly, and went from a regular house to a large apartment. However, with neighbors and all, I couldn't make a lot of noise. So for my purposes, it has worked fantastically. My only complaints are that there are no real kick pedals. They feel wobbly and unnatural and there is no way to tighten them, so you have no satisfying contact with the bass, and pedal return is very inefficient. My left pedal keeps going off like a machine gun when I barely touch it, and it will often register the high-hats as open when they are supposed to be closed. I also busted a weld of the right bottom support, but I may have just been too rough on it. (Nothing some cardboard and duct-tape couldn't fix. ;) The mesh heaad on the snare is nice. I've had it very tight the entire time I've owned it, and it still hasn't given me any problems. I wish the rest of the pads weren't gum-rubber, but if I wanted that, I could have paid $3000 for it. Oh, that reminds me: There's no room for expansion. What you get is, well, what you stay with. The sound quality is top-notch, but the kits are fixed, something I would have changed. (Now, for example, when you play double pedal, you loose a tom for a cow bell. Who even uses cow bell in heavy metal?!) Despite these complaints, the kit does what it claims to do. It holds up to a heavy beating, and there are all different styles of kits, something for everyone. GREAT for your money, depending on your purposes. (A $900 acoustic set will sound loads better.) Overall, I'm satisfied with my kit. As soon as I'm out of the house though, I'm buying and acoustic. (But keeping this one, of course.)
A quality set that fits anywhere. Awesome for practicing and decent for small gigs/jamming. Very responsive and sensitive. The different sets included are decent, nothing too exotic, but still very entertaining and great sound quality. The double bass feature is a bonus. I got it for my dorm room and I have never regretted it, and plugging in headphones means practicing all night long. perfect for a drummer with limited space.
im 23 and have been playing drums for like 7 years now and im not a fan of electronic sets that much.., but i must say i really like the size of this set, when i moved to vancouver it was perfect size for my 1 bedroom apartment. its not as quite as they say it is but it is quieter then all the other roland sets. im happy with my set other then the drum kit sounds, most of them are electronic sounding, i only use 2 of them and those 2 are "OK". i would recommend this set anyone needing to practice a lot that lives in an apartment or suite. ( i only get to use my acoustic set at band practice and live shows)... over all its a great set to practice on!!!
I just started playing drums and I wanted a kit. My parents said I couldn't have an acoustic kit so I got this. Ive had it for 2 months now and I like it. The only thing is that there aren't that many different sounds, like other electronic kits. Overall I like the kit though. It's compact and can fit in small spaces.
I use the HD 1-V Lite for home recording and it does it's job. I'm impressed with the sound quality, escpecially considering the size and compactness. If I could change one thing, I'd add a volume control for the ride symbol and hi hat. They tend to be a little low in comparisong to everything else. I don't use the techno-sound effects but at this price, I don't feel like I paid a lot for things I won't use. Well worth it!
It is in ok electic set. The pedals, I don't like that much when you are playing the double bass on it, the drum sets are ok, the double bass one sucked couse on of the racks toms was a fairy tail kinda noise and I hated that sound, I played it for about a month and I did not like it.
Plug & play! I purchased this set and as electronic drums go, this is the best price-to-performance ratio of them all. Extremely uncomplicated set up and functionality. 10 programs ('sets') gives a pretty realistic and wide array of drum and percussion sounds. Stands stable on my wood floor with good rubber footings so as not to damage my floors. Not wobbly unless you really get your leg into the kick drum. I'm running through an acoustic amplifier for now and had to tweak the EQ's a lot to get the symbols to stand out, the snare to sound real, and the kick to be not too overwhelming...but it can be done! I plan to add an equalizer to further enchance the dynamic range. All in all, great kit for the price!
Wow what can I say but the Roland HD-1 V-Drums Lite electric kit is awesome! I have spend hours at my local music store just jamming on this little monster. It's so smooth that some people sometimes have asked me to lay-down alittle beat for them. It also has an amazing realistic feel like an acoustic kit and is as quiet as a mouse with headphones. Another plus is that if you play metal as I do, you put it on Kit 2, press the Variation button and BANG BANG! Double bass on both pedals so it'll save the need to buy an extra double pedal for an electric kit. The other kits are also a bonus and have quite a few cool samples. The absolute ONLY reason that I gave it a 4.5 on the features is that it only has a mesh head for the snare unlike other higher-end Roland kits that have mesh heads all around. But the rubber pads are do-able especially for the price. I'll be expecting for this kit come around Chrismas time so I can play my acoustic during the day and jam on the Roland HD-1 V-Drums Lite at night for complete silence!
Bought this for my wife's birthday. Thinking that it would interface with my Euroboard for live play I surprised her, sat her down and fired it up. OOPS!Sounded like crap. Stressed for days then ran it through an Art MP tube preamp and WOW! The sound is incredible. People come by looking for the acoustic set and can't believe she's playing the HD-1. Buy it!. Just make sure you load the output correctly. By the way, the Art MP will drive a good slave amp directly.
A follow up on my other post. We gig with this. Using an Art MP tube preamp, Haffler TA1100 slave, Yamaha trapiziod monitor and an 18" w/ 10" horn main you just can't tell it from a trap set. It sounds so sweet and it's so easy to haul around we won't haul around the acoustic set anymore. 5 minute setup time against 30 for the trap set. It will pay for itself by Christmas. AND you CAN exspand the system, just use a small mixer and make it as big as you want. One thing though, you must load the output correctly or the toms will boom and the snare will disappear.