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Making V-Drums more accessible than ever!
The Roland TD-8 Drum Module is a 64-voice COSM (Composite Object Sound Modeling)-based V-drums instrument that packs over 1,200 high-quality drum/instrument sounds and over 700 dynamic preset patterns into a user-friendly, highly flexible unit. Up to 12 pads can be connected simultaneously, while an onboard sequencer facilitates playing or practicing with preset patterns and songs. For ultimate live playing flexibility, up to 100 different drum patterns and 50 original songs can be stored and easily accessed. The TD-8's V-EDIT function allows drum sounds to be completely shaped and tuned via Roland's COSM modeling technology—all in a manner that mirrors the selection and tuning of acoustic drums. Its flat-top design and easy-to-read backlit LCD makes viewing and editing of functions easy, especially during performance. A total of 4 outputs (2 stereo output jacks), full MIDI compatibility, and a headphone output add to its functionality.
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I had used the TD-7 module previously for performing and light studio work and was looking to upgrade my kit. I didn't require all the features of the TD-10 or TD-20 plus the cost of those modules was beyond my budget. When I connected the TD-8 the difference was quite obvious! Very responsive and full of features the live performming drummer can use! The 'drummer friendly' buttons make for quick jumping between kits or practice sequences and the lighted function buttons help in letting you know what mode the module is in by simply glancing. For the money this is an excellent buy with more functionality and instrument sounds than I'll ever really use but they're nice to have available.
This is one awesome drum module. It has more sounds, kits and friendlier interface than the TD-10 module which is much more expensive. The ability to model drum sounds make it easy to transform the 64 factory kits (which are all, in reality, user kits) in sweet sounding drumsets. This unit is well worth the money.
I have had this for four years. It is excellent for the money, though it sounds like the new TD20 is quite a bit better. The TD10 may be a good alternative - word on vdrums.com forum is that the TD10 is not that much better sound wise, though expressiveness may be better. The TD8 has some great sounds both acoustic drum types, weird sci-fi sounds, and electronic drum sounds. For thie price, I don't think you can go wrong.
A very good drum brain. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs an electronic drumset.
If you're looking to do some real things, as far as sampling and production go, check this machine out.
Awesome, I have used a Yamaha DTX for years and this brain is a true upgrade at a great price. Along with my Hart Dynamics Pads, this is the most killer brain on the market at this time. Rock on!
Easy to use, clean, intuitive controls. 4 outputs allow for fairly specific mixing at the board. I chose this over the TD-10 because of price and features. Has more onboard sounds than the TD-10, but no expansion slots. Not really needed though, unless you're using this for studio work and need more than the 1000 sounds the TD-8 already has. Lots of good-sounding percussion, cymbals are great, hihats are OK, bass and snare sounds are good-to-great, tom sounds are the only real weak point, a bit too "boinky" overall. They sound OK behind music. I have used this on its own, as well as using the onboard sounds combined with a computer running samples triggered through midi, and it works great.