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Roland TD-20 Percussion Sound Module

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The Roland TD-20 Percussion Sound Module is Roland's most advanced percussion sound module ever. It offers the ultimate in sonic quality, over 500 ne...Click To Read More About This Product

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An entirely new V-Drums experience.

The Roland TD-20 Percussion Sound Module is Roland's most advanced percussion sound module ever. It offers the ultimate in sonic quality, over 500 new sounds, plus superb expressiveness and dynamic range when used with the new PD-125BK/105BK V-Pads and VH-12 V-Hi-Hat. With its superior sensitivity, you can play more naturally without having to adjust your playing technique. The TD-20 includes the ability to vary the rim shot and bass drum sounds depending on how you play. You also get new interval control for better snare drum rolls and more realistic cymbal swells. Close your eyes. Listen to every articulation and sound being faithfully re-created until the moment your cymbal fades away, and you'll swear this is a real acoustic set.

Enhanced Performance Features
Whether used live or in the studio, the TD-20 offers a host of powerful features designed to make life easy. Eight group faders are provided for adjusting the relative levels of each part (snare, kick, hi-hat, etc.), while 15 individual compressors and EQs let you sculpt each sound to perfection. The TD-20 also includes a 5-part sequencer loaded with preset backing patterns and plenty of room for your own—plus onboard Ambience effects, a stellar multi-effects processor and more. A new Mastering Room lets you add compression and EQ on the overall sound, while 10 analog outputs and a S/DPIF digital output give you plenty of options when mixing live or in the studio.

Convenient CompactFlash Storage and More
New to the TD-20 is a CompactFlash slot, which can be used for storing custom drum kits and sequencer patterns using optional memory cards. An expansion bay located on the underside means there's room for upgrades down the road. The TD-20 also features Roland's V-LINK technology. Using an optional video editor from Edirol, drummers can trigger images or change cameras from the pads or kick.

FEATURES
  • Sound Generator - Variable Drum Modeling
  • Maximum Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Drum Instruments - Over 500
  • Backing Instruments - 262
  • Drum Kits - 50
  • 8 group faders
  • 15 individual compressors and EQs
  • 5-part sequencer Multi-effects processor
  • Mastering Room for adding compression and EQ
  • 10 analog outputs
  • S/DPIF digital output
  • Includes rack, cables, and mounting hardware.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Display - 64x240 dots, 8 segments, 3 characters
  • Faders - 8
  • Dimensions - 12 1/8" (W) x 10 1/8" (D) x 4 3/16" (H)
  • Weight - 6 lbs. 7 oz.
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4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

there are other ways

After years of using bad drum machines and getting yelled at by neighbors, I finally broke down and bought this unit. Mostly for recording, and partly for practicing, and partly because it's one...Read complete review

After years of using bad drum machines and getting yelled at by neighbors, I finally broke down and bought this unit. Mostly for recording, and partly for practicing, and partly because it's one of a few rhythm machines that have outputs for each instrument, albeit quarter inch and not balanced. I was not about to pay the 5 grand for the whole Roland kit so I bought a Yamaha DX express to use. I had to also buy a Roland high hat controller which was $100. It all works fine together with no problems and cost less than 3 grand. The TD20 sounds good, and has all the options you will want to create a good sounding kit. This is the best thing about the TD20. The sounds are high quality.The on board sequencer is easy to use, BUT the quantize is rather primitive and to account for swing time, you have to do some tricky things, and even then, it's not quite right. The quantize makes it all very stiff. Which has led me to think that perhaps just using the midi kit into a computer sequencer with good drum sounds might be a better way to go for recording. If you are a pro player, and not at all concerned with quantizing your tracks, then the TD20 will satisfy. If you are used to drum machines that can humanize a track, this will be a disappointment. One other critique is that you can only have as many drums per kit, as you have pads. So if you have 3toms, kick, snare, ride, crash, then you can not add shaker, tamborine, or anything else. Bummer. Great sounds, but perhaps there is a cheaper way to record drums.

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Great module... but overpriced

Tried 'em all and this is really the best on the market today. The only downside is how much Roland overcharges. One could buy an entire computer system, a much more complicated...Read complete review

Tried 'em all and this is really the best on the market today. The only downside is how much Roland overcharges. One could buy an entire computer system, a much more complicated device, for less. I just can't see how the TD-20 could cost nearly as much to produce and bring to market as a high end PC. Other than that, great stuff.

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5.0

Great Module, Way Overpriced

By SubZero5268

from Jersey

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I've used this module multiple times. It is nothing short of mind-blowing. All of the sounds are spot-on, and there are endless kits to choose from. There's something for everyone, whether you want to play metal, techno, or old school swing. It IS, however, quite overpriced. While this is clearly the finest drum module on the market, the best made with so many features (such as trigger meters, mixing, and numerous outputs). All in all, an amazing module. Go for it if you have the money and you're willing to spend it.

 
3.0

Great module... but overpriced

By Gargamel-fF9dn

from NJ

Tried 'em all and this is really the best on the market today. The only downside is how much Roland overcharges. One could buy an entire computer system, a much more complicated device, for less. I just can't see how the TD-20 could cost nearly as much to produce and bring to market as a high end PC. Other than that, great stuff.

 
5.0

Great Product

By dissonance

from St. Louis, IL

2 Complaints for this unit and a string of good things to long for 1000 characters or less... the bad.1) Roland isn't exactly great about making ease of midi functionality on there products possible. This is expected since I have now been in projects that have worked with 3 different Roland products that have all had similar midi boundaries to overcome. Not saying it is not possible just not simple to do.2) Everyone should expect to see this complaint, price... It is the same price as say a V-synth it is &!*$ expensive. but I would totally buy it again.

 
5.0

It's VERY nice!

By Zone172

from Long Island NY

I'm no pro... but I had the money to buy a kick-ass set of electronic drums and I wanted a great sounding set. Out of the box this was quick and easy to setup... about 90 minutes but now that I have sone it I can setup/teardown in 45 min. The sound - W O W! Very crisp, responsive feel, mesh skins feel perfect! Rimshots, etc, Great! I'm very pleased with the purchase and highly recommend.

 
4.0

there are other ways

By Global Citizen

from oregon

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After years of using bad drum machines and getting yelled at by neighbors, I finally broke down and bought this unit. Mostly for recording, and partly for practicing, and partly because it's one of a few rhythm machines that have outputs for each instrument, albeit quarter inch and not balanced. I was not about to pay the 5 grand for the whole Roland kit so I bought a Yamaha DX express to use. I had to also buy a Roland high hat controller which was $100. It all works fine together with no problems and cost less than 3 grand. The TD20 sounds good, and has all the options you will want to create a good sounding kit. This is the best thing about the TD20. The sounds are high quality.The on board sequencer is easy to use, BUT the quantize is rather primitive and to account for swing time, you have to do some tricky things, and even then, it's not quite right. The quantize makes it all very stiff. Which has led me to think that perhaps just using the midi kit into a computer sequencer with good drum sounds might be a better way to go for recording. If you are a pro player, and not at all concerned with quantizing your tracks, then the TD20 will satisfy. If you are used to drum machines that can humanize a track, this will be a disappointment. One other critique is that you can only have as many drums per kit, as you have pads. So if you have 3toms, kick, snare, ride, crash, then you can not add shaker, tamborine, or anything else. Bummer. Great sounds, but perhaps there is a cheaper way to record drums.

 
5.0

It's not quite a real drum set

By thedeadlyrhythm42

from Visalia, CA

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It's not a real drum set, but it's as close as the digital world has gotten. I do not own it (because it cost more than my car), but I play on it at least 3 times a week (which could be more than some people who own it). Some big steps up from the lesser Roland models are things like control over the digital microphone placement, an actual tuning feature (which helps A LOT), bigger screen with little cool-looking graphics (not really more functional, just cool user interface). All that should really be in any review of these drums is to say that you should go play them at least 5 times and really start exploring what they can do to see if it is right for you because just for the module is a lot of money for something you may not like.

 
5.0

Mine has a buzz

By FatGuy-IFiGG

from NH

I just got this set a few days ago as part of the v-pro drum set. It is pretty easy to set up, although they don't really give you a starting point - I found the instruction manual in the td20 box, which is the last one I opened. The heads have a really nice feel and if you're a rudimental drummer, you'll fly on this set. The only problem I'm having is a hum/buzz noise coming from the TD20 when I plug it into my PA system. I had my old TD6 using the same cables and power outlet and didn't have this problem. I'm thinking my TD20 has a bad ground connection. Can't record analog with a buzz going on!

 
4.0

electronic drums for the rich...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love how roland makes the TD20 sound great, but makes it pretty much untouchable for any musician making less than 6 figures a year - which we all know is about 99.9% of musicians out there. Thanks a bunch Roland!

 
5.0

great basic drum kit

By Style-City Music

from Saint Petersburg, FL

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I use this module, I like that I can customize and creat my kits, change the heads on the drums, change the position of the mics. the only draw back is there is no expandibility of the sounds, you cannot add sounds to this unit, but on the plus side it comes with a variety of basic standard drums sounds, so is good for what it was meant to do... imitate accoustic drum kits.

 
5.0

What can I say...

By DistalSonority

from Virginia Beach, VA

Best module ever. No other drum module can come close. I've spent a month with it and I've only hit the tip of what this can do. Everything sounds spot on, and these cymbals are the best of the best. I could close my eyes and swear it's a real set.

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