Roland TD-50K V Electronic Drum Kit Review

Roland TD-50K V Electronic Drum Kit Review


The Roland TD 50K V is the flagship E-Drum Kit from Roland. It’s about as cutting edge as you’re going to find. It’s also got a cutting edge price that goes with it. Non the less all drummers should check out this awesome piece of kit. Even if it’s  just to keep their finger on the pulse with what’s going on at the sharp end in Electro Drum World.

The Roland TD 50K V includes 50 onboard kits to suit every session. The advanced module supports wonderful customisation, including adjustment of heads and shells, layering of samples, adjustment of overhead mics, ambience control, compressors and EQ can be patched to each pad and tons more !

What’s In The Box ?

  • 1 x TD-50 Sound Module
  • 1 x PD-140 Snare
  • 1 x CY-18DR Ride Cymbal
  • 1 x PD-108-BC Rack Tom
  • 2 x PD-128-BC Floor Toms
  • 1 x VH-13 Hi Hat
  • 1 x CY-14C Crash Cymbal
  • 1 x CY-15R Crash/Ride
  • 1 x KD-140-BC Kick Drum
  • 1 x MDS-50KV Stand

Whose the Roland TD 50K V for ?

The TD50 is aimed squarely at the Pro Drummer. It’s packed full of high end features for Live and Studio sessions. You can customise the TD50 and build your perfect drum kit for every eventuality. 

One of it’s best features for me, is the ability to import your own 16 or 24 bit Wav samples. This feature has been missing from so many eDrum kits for a long time. Now you can Pre-program all the unique sounds you’ve just used on your latest album straight into the TD 50K V. No need for a separate sampler and the programming that goes along with it.

Roland TD 50K V Module

Roland have named the TD50’s new sound engine ?Prismatic.? Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling Technology, offers rich and vivid expressive power. The new advanced high-resolution processor sits along side the newly developed snare and ride pads and gives you a lifelike, resonant, and expressive sound.

The module offers 50 built in kits, 50 users kits and more than 400 instruments.  But ….. The real beauty of this module is it’s customisation and it’s incredible power. 

There is a lot going on on the front panel of the TD50. If your playing live this sound module needs seriously programming up before you hit the stage. Once you’ve done that and built your ‘Set List’ you’ve got powerful piece of kit sitting along side you. Don’t be expecting to program this on the fly you need to get under the hood first.

My Favourite Features

The TD50 is packed full of features, here’s just a few that I really like

  • 8 Balanced Jack outputs
  • 14 Trigger inputs
  • 3 Super fast Digital Trigger inputs
  • A snapshot lets you temporarily save the current drum kit settings any time you like.
  • Overhead mics and ambience control.
  • 3 band eq on every instrument, you can also change the pitch and pan position of the sounds.
  • 4 band EQ over the stereo outputs. 
  • 2-band multi-compressor.
  • 30 types of Multi FX and use up to three FX on a drum kit.
  • 3 Independent FX sections.

Roland TD 50K V – Inputs & Outputs

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The Roland PD-140DS V-Drums Snare Pad

The Snare Pad features Roland’s latest technology for funky expressive drumming. The 14″ steel shell makes a cool visual impression on stage. The mesh head fitted gives natural rebound and response. New pad sensors capture all the dynamics of your playing and produce a natural, detailed sound.

  • Digital connection to the module for extremely fast response
  • 14-inch size Standard Snare shell
  • Multi-element sensor
  • Improved detection sensitivity for strike position and dynamics (automatic cross-stick using a touch sensor)
  • An appropriate amount of bounce provides a natural performance feel
  • Three-ply mesh head also provides silence

The KD-A22 Kick Drum Converter

And as an alternative to the KD-140-BC kick pad which is included, you have the option of mounting a KD-A22 Kick Drum Converter on your own 22-inch acoustic kick drum for powerful hybrid performance. It converts your acoustic kick to an Electronic Kick that can trigger the TD50K V.

Simply fit the Kick Drum Converter on your kick drum and it’ll deliver great playability, unmatched expression and seriously cool looks.

BTW ….. You can also use the KD-A22 Kick Drum Converter with other Roland sound modules.

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