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Roland TD-30K V-Pro Series Electronic Drum Kit

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For over a decade, Rolands revolutionary V-Drums have lead the industry in expressive sound quality and incredible playability. With the introduction...Click To Read More About This Product

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The next step in professional electronic drums.

For over a decade, Rolands revolutionary V-Drums have lead the industry in expressive sound quality and incredible playability. With the introduction of the SuperNATURAL-powered TD-30K V-Pro Series, the electronic drum set reaches a new pinnacle in drumming performance. SuperNATURAL sounds with Behavior Modeling, along with advanced sensing technology, provides a new level of expressive sound quality and playability, resulting in an instrument that reacts and responds to all the subtleties, nuances, and dynamics of a drummers technique. In addition, USB audio-playback functionality has been added to expand the performance palette. For the stage or for professional recording, the new V-Pro is truly a complete and natural drumming experience.

Powered by SuperNATURAL sounds and Behavior Modeling, the TD-30K offers superior sound quality and natural response. From rim shots, rolls, flams, even ghost notes on the snare to dramatic crash hits and sustained cymbal swells, every nuance is accurate and smooth. For spatial depth, a dedicated Ambience fader gives you immediate control over lush room ambience and overhead-microphone simulation.

The 12-inch PD-125BK mesh V-Pad for snare drum features Rolands amazing dual-triggering technology, resulting in accurate and even sensing between the head and rim. The PDX-100 10-inch mesh head V-Pad for toms provides a dual-mount option for increased setup versatility.

The KD-120BK 12-inch V-Kick Trigger Pad offers fast, natural kick-drum triggering and is compatible with double bass pedals (sold separately). The head tension can be adjusted to get the right feel, and the legs feature rubber tips with hidden spikes that can be pointed downward for more stability.

*Kick pedal not included.

With eyes closed, drummers will think theyre playing a regular two-piece hi-hat. But examine the innovative VH-11 floating hi-hat, and youll see that its actually comprised of one floating cymbal pad atop a fixed lower base. Great for fast setup and easy transport, the VH-11 mounts on conventional hi-hat stands, and provides a similar playing feel to a two-piece hi-hat.

*Hi-hat stand not included.

With optimized weight-balance and sensitivity, the V-Cymbal Crash provides accurate triggering and a natural swinging motion and for consistent crash performance, including choke control. The enlarged bow area of the V-Cymbal Ride enhances the playing feel, with accurate three-way triggering for edge, bow, and bell.

The MDS-12V drum rack has been specifically designed for the TD-30K. It provides flexible ball clamps for snare and toms, boom/straight options for the cymbal arms, and an internal cable management system for a clean professional look.

  • Flagship V-Drums with advanced sensing technology and SuperNATURAL sounds
  • Expressive and accurate playability produced by Behavior Modeling
  • Professional V-Edit mode for customizing sounds
  • Dedicated œAmbience? fader with new room-ambience and overhead-mic simulation
  • USB memory port for data backup and audio playback (WAV/MP3)
  • Separate USB-MIDI port for computer connectivity
  • Compact, solid drum stand (MDS-12V) for professional studio requirements
  • New lightweight 10-inch V-Pad (PDX-100) for toms

It's time. The technology has caught up to your touch. Order today.

  • Drum Sound Module: TD-30 x 1
  • V-Kick: KD-120BK x 1
  • V-Pad (Snare):PD-125BK x 1
  • V-Pad (Tom): PDX-100 x 3
  • V-Hi-Hat: VH-11 x 1
  • V-Cymbal Crash: CY-12C x 1
  • V-Cymbal Ride (for Crash): CY-13R x 1
  • V-Cymbal Ride: CY-15R x 1
  • Drum Stand: MDS-12V x 1 (included in U.S.)
  • Extra Trigger Input Jack: 5 (TOM4, AUX1 - AUX4)
  • Accessories: Setup Guide
Options (sold separately)
  • Cymbal Mount: MDY Series, Pad Mount: MDH Series, Personal Drum Monitor: PM-30/PM-10, V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-3, V-Drums Mat: TDM-20
  • W x H x D: 59-1/16" x 49 1/4" x 47 1/4"
  • Weight: 86lb
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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


TD30-K V-Pro Remarkable Over TD20

By George M

from The Villages, Florida 32163

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Compatible W Other V Drum
  • Easy Set Up Take Down
  • Easy To Set-uptake-down
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Improvements
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Solid Rugged Contruction
  • Versatile


  • Still Lousy Documentation

Best Uses

  • Any Large Or Small

Comments about Roland TD-30K V-Pro Series Electronic Drum Kit:

The TD-30K V-Pro is a HUGE improvement over the TD20, which I've had for ten years, in addition to a TD6-V and TD4, in between.

I needed the TD6 and TD4 because they were smaller, lighter and reasonable to use for rehearsals and small gigs. The 6 was just not good enough for quality sound, so I sold that after a few months. The TD4 was great for sound quality... as far as it went, but it did not go far enough compared to the versatility and ease of individual instrument slider controls and other features of the TD20.

But, the mechanical complexity, size and weight of the TD20 kit leading to long set-up and tear-down and the need for a helper to move and manage the set into and out of a gig venue made it impractical for a drummer on the move,

The TD-30K seemed to offer convenience and ease; reading Roland's online info. However, just reading that info made the "30K" appear to be not the "instrument" the larger "30KV" was described and and illustrated to be.

Roland tech support was very helpful. The Roland tech clarified the differences for me... and those differences put the huge difference in price in perspective, making the TD30K the kit to buy.

After his explaining that the major differences between the K and the KV are (1) different drum shell depths, thickness and appearance and (2) one additional tom tom, he assured that BOTH the K and KV use the same brain and are almost identical in all other key characteristics. The Roland repr followed up with, "Let me explain it this way. When our Roland staff drummers go out to demonstrate our products and want to sound as good as they can and do it conveniently and easily, they take our TD30-K kit. BUT, when they go out and want to sound just as good BUT ALSO WANT TO SHOW OFF THEIR EQUIPMENT and realize it will take extra work and effort to do so, that's when they take the TD30-KV."

Not needing to "show off" my equipment but wanting to "sound as good as I can," that was all the answer I needed.

In addition, the Roland rep answered my other questions confirming drum kit compatibility so I can cannibalize drum and cymbal elements from my TD-4 and TD-20, adding them to the TD30 kit via the fourth tom input on the TD30 brain and the 4 Aux inputs on the brain to build my TD30-D with at least five more instruments in addition to what comes with the package shipped by Musician's Friend.

Moreover, I can also connect my SPD-SX Sampling Pad through the TD30's "MIX IN" jack to add all its percussion and special sound effects to the TD30, without having to use an addition outboard mixer. (The SPD-SX has four AUX Inputs of its own, in addition to its nine native pads plus its two foot switch inputs, which can also be used as sound file triggers. Depending on the player's skills, with a TD30-K and an SPD-SX, the drummer/percussionist can almost be a full symphony orchestra!)

The other major brilliant improvement of the TD30 is in its software programming, similar to the same improvement in the SPD-SX over the SPD-S, by addition of the USB computer connection. Instead of having to step-by-step program on the brain by using keys and buttons on the brain (or by an external data card on a computer's card reader/writer), the new software uses a graphical user interface in an application with drag and drop capability showing drum heads and rims on the TD30-K kit. If you want, for example, a high-tone un-muffled cow bell to play on the rim of tom #2, in the running application, just click on the "high-tone un-muffled cow bell" file name, drag it over the image of the rim of the tom #2 icon and drop it; then save the file. That's it.

OH -- the sound??? The sounds??? ABSOLUTELY FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS ! ! ! No other way to describe it or them.

Visit any of the numerous forums of Roland drum and percussion users for the comments of more experienced users than I for a load of great info on the TD30, the SPD-SX and more.

I've become a believer in the 2-part mantra about electronic drums. First part: If you've tried electronic drums and don't like they way they work, you have not spent enough time (not a LOT of time; ENOUGH time) learning how to work the brain. Second part: If you've tried electronic drums and don't like the way they sound, you have not tried ROLAND electronic drums.

I am NOT an employee, agent for, agent of, vendor to, vendor of, shareholder of or in any way financially benefit or gain from Roland. I have NO relationship with Roland other than being registered on their product registration database. That said, in all the comparisons I've heard, read about and seen comparing different brands of electronic drums, I've never seen anything that matched Roland, price-point to price-point; that's the reason Roland's pricing is so aggravatingly high.

Only two less than positive comments. Take a look at the videos at the site; one video of one of the Roland staff drummers shows the snare drum "jiggling" when he strikes it. That results from the TD30-K's standard snare drum support being a large diameter arm with single mounting pin attached to the rack. Don't kid yourself; you need a stable snare. Spend the pocket change and buy a decent floor stand for your snare. (That also frees up that large diameter arm for use in supporting your SPD-SX, if you have one. That arm works great in that application.)

The other "less than positive" is a criticism. As with previous documentation, Roland's "owner's manual" stinks; it's awful. It's a two-part cultural bridge.

One bridge does not cover the gulf between the engineers who designed the product hardware and software, and the drummers who want to operate the product. It is obvious the folks who wrote the manual and other documentation NEVER tested it during development with the customers who would read and have to decipher it.

The second gulf is cultural. Having conducted various pleasant business activities with Japanese firms over the years, the Roland documentation reeks of decision by committee; it's almost impossible to be effectively customer responsive if simple requests for improvement that are nothing more than simple edits of an English instruction manual are seen to require a system-wide solution.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Flagship Indeed

By Frenchy

from Alexandria, LA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Fun To Play
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Look Great
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile


  • Learning Curve On Module
  • No Cases
  • Slightly Intimidating

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Head Phone Rehearsals
  • Home Studio Studio
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks
  • Symphonies

Comments about Roland TD-30K V-Pro Series Electronic Drum Kit:

After months of trying electronic kits in music stores and talking to other musicians who own Rolands, Yamahas and other brands, I decided to make the switch. This move was much akin to switching from Film to Digital day gig.
As with Photography, I went kicking and screaming into the digital world, shouting to the rooftops that Digital could never compare to Film. I finally was won over by the quality of Digital and by the convenience and speed I could accomplish jobs, as well as the control I had over the output.
Roland has brung percussion, as well as several other instruments, into the digital age with great success. I'm still in the learning phase but I am amazed at the sound and quality I can get out of my TD-30Ks. I'm especially keen on the unlimited expansion I can bring to the kit.
Technical stuff aside, this kit is a hoot to play and the mesh heads respond better than acoustic heads, in my opinion.
My wife loves that I can put headphones on and play without blowing the walls down or disturbing our neighbors. Even the dog is cool with it. (The cat is another story)
I've gone into local music stores to ask which brands are notably better and have sometimes gotten negative replies, as though real drummers would never replace acoustic with electronic drums. The so-called "purests" can bite me. (Sorry if that offends anyone) I'm 62 and love my Rolands.

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