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Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 Hybrid Drum Kit

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 Hybrid Drum Kit



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The Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 is a streamlined electronic drum kit featuring full-size wooden shells and the Roland TD-27 module.

Streamlined Kit with Full-Size Wooden Shells

With the Roland VAD503, you get the great look and presence of an acoustic drum kit but with the convenience and control of electronic drums.

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 Electronic Drum Kit:

  • Roland TD-27 Sound Module
  • 14" PD-140DS Digital Snare
  • 18" CY-18DR Digital Ride Cymbal
  • 10" PDA100-MS Rack Tom
  • 14" PDA140F-MS Floor Tom
  • 20" KD-200-MS Kick Drum
  • 12" VH-10 V-Hi-Hat
  • 14" CY-14C-T Crash

Natural Playing Feel

With Roland's highly acclaimed, multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads, the Roland VAD503 electronic drum kit gives you the authentic feel of an acoustic drum kit.

The stick rebound is customisable to match your playing style to get just the right feel.

What's more, the kick drum has been specially designed so that you physically move air within the shell, creating the same air pressure and resistance you'd feel from an acoustic kick drum.

With the drums constructed from full-depth wood shells, and featuring double-braced chrome stands, you really get an amazingly authentic playing feel and look!

What's more, the V-Cymbals attach to the stands with a special pivot mount so that they have a natural "swing" when you play them.

All the stands are double-braced too so you get rock-solid reliability when you perform.

Powerful Sound and Realism

Derived from Roland's flagship TD-50 electronic drum module, the heart of the Roland VAD503 is super impressive TD-27 module.

The finest drums, percussion and cymbals from both vintage and modern eras have been expertly sampled in world-class recording studios.

Using Roland's unique Prismatic sound modelling and proprietary behaviour modelling technology that has been developed and refined over more than twenty years, the samples are brought to life.

Whenever you strike a drum or cymbal on the Roland V-Drums VAD503, you don't just trigger a sample; you get the full sound of the instrument responding exactly as it would if it were the acoustic equivalent.

Create Your Own Signature Drum Kit

One of the greatest features offered by the Roland VAD503's TD-27 module is the ability to create and customise your very own drum kits.

Just like you would with a traditional acoustic drum kit, the Roland VAD503 allows you to shape your own sound by swapping head types, adjusting the tuning, applying damping, tweaking the snare wire tension, changing the kick beater and more - all with the TD-27 module.

Just select the pad you want to edit by striking it then use the hands-on controls and intuitive editing tools to get the sound to your exact liking.

Furthermore, your edits will be automatically saved so you can focus on your playing.

Thanks to new PureAcoustic Ambience Technology that optimises each kit, you will be able to play in amazingly natural and immersive virtual sound fields.

But you can create your own personal space too! You can adjust the microphone position on each drum kit and adjust the overall sound with the newly developed overhead mic simulator.

Plus, with the VAD503's advanced, built-in multi-effects and mixing capabilities, you get the kind of power and flexibility you'd expect from a full-scale studio console, with transient, parametric EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays and more all available to you.

For the ultimate in personalisation, you can even load your own samples and layer them with the built-in sounds of the Roland TD-27.

But it doesn't end there; if you want to customise and expand your kit physically, you can do that too!

Thanks to the TD-27 module's trio of auxiliary trigger inputs, you can easily add tom and cymbal pads to expand your performance capabilities.

Perfect for Stage and Studio

With a wide range of connectivity options, the Roland VAD503 V-Drums electronic drum kit is poised and ready to deliver great sound live on stage or in the recording studio.

Stereo outputs from the TD-27 module send out the overall drum sound while two direct outputs for sending kick, snare and other sounds to an audio console allow for independent mixing to capture the perfect sound at source.

Furthermore, the Roland VAD503 features a built-in USB audio interface so producing music with your computer is made easy with up to 28 audio channels available over a single cable.

The TD-27 module also supports MIDI via USB and dedicated I/O so you can sync with other MIDI devices and trigger sounds in your computer's software.

Great for Improving Your Drumming

Featuring Bluetooth connectivity, the Roland VAD503 allows you to wireless stream audio from your phone or other Bluetooth enabled devices which is great for jamming along with your favourite tunes with headphones.

Pipe in some of your favourite songs or mix your sound with YouTube tutorials and more to have fun and improve your drumming.

Where the Roland VAD503 really helps you improve your performance though is in its built-in coach functions.

With these, you can develop your skills and even track your progress and there's an advanced metronome to help you improve your timing.

What's more, you can record your playing right there on the V-Drums module and listen back to it to analyse your performance.

A New Way to Perform

With its full-size, specially designed wooden shells and amazing Prismatic sound modelling, the Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 is just about as real as it gets in the world of electronic drum kits.

Buy the Roland VAD503 from PMT Online now for a fantastic sounding, great feeling "1-up, 1-down" electronic drum kit that really bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic drums.

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 Electronic Drum Kit Key Features:

  • Four-Piece V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit
  • Full-Size Wood Shells
  • Double-Braced Chrome Stands
  • TD-27 Sound Module with Advanced Prismatic Sound Modelling Derived from The Flagship TD-50
  • High-Resolution, Multi-Sensor Triggering for Unparalleled Dynamics and Accurate Positional Detection
  • Inspiring Sound Spaces Created With Newly Developed PureAcoustic Ambience Technology
  • Hands-On Interface for Quick, Easy Selection and Personalisation of Drum Sounds
  • Stereo Mix Output and Two Assignable Outputs for Sending Individual Drum Sounds to A Mixer
  • Integrated 28-Channel USB Audio Interface for Computer Music Production
  • Three Auxiliary Trigger Inputs for Easy Kit Expansion
  • Onboard Bluetooth for Drumming Along with Your Favourite Songs
  • Built-In Practice Functions for Developing Your Drumming Skills
More Information
Manufacturer Roland
SKU 309345
Shipping Weight (kg) 20.000000


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