The Next Generation of Roland Hybrid V-Drum Versatility
Traditional looks, authentic acoustic response, and unlimited sonic possibilities: Roland’s VAD hybrid drum sets meet at the crossroads of natural feel and electronic versatility! Real wooden shells with tunable mesh heads capture the lively feedback of an acoustic drum, with a customizable response that’s easily tuned to your personal playing preferences. Next, a flexible array of multi-zone V-Cymbals are thinned down from previous generations to provide enhanced expressive potential. However, what truly takes the VAD507 to the next generation is the updated TD-27 sound module, now loaded up with 75 kits and an entire library of sound-shaping tools. If you’re after an electronic drum set that excels equally onstage, in the studio, or simply in the practice room, then Roland’s VAD drums are the kits to beat!
What’s included with the Roland VAD507:
- Second Generation TD-27 Sound Module
- 14-inch PD-140DS snare
- 14-inch VH14D hi-hat
- 18-inch CY-18DR ride
- 14-inch CY-14C-T crash
- 16-inch CY-16R-T crash
- 10-inch PDA100-MS rack tom
- 12-inch PDA120-MS rack tom
- 14-inch PDA140F-MS floor tom
- 20-inch KD-200-MS kick
- DBS-30 drum boom stand
- DCS-30 drum combination stand
- APC-10 all-purpose clamp
Generation 2 TD-27 Sound Module
The power of Prismatic Sound Modeling
Just like Roland’s top-of-the-line TD-50 sound module, the TD-27 is powered by Roland’s cutting-edge Prismatic Sound Modeling. This system’s exceptionally deep editing capabilities allow you to shape and tune just about every facet of your kit, from the shell’s tone and tuning to cymbal size and articulation. Moreover, Prismatic Sound Modeling features virtual mic placement to dial in liveliness and room ambience — there’s even a library of new effects including roomy reverb, compression, and more to effortlessly capture a studio-quality sound!
PureAcoustic Ambience Technology
Apart from your shells, one other sonic component shapes every element of your kit’s tone: the room. In the past, electronic kits could sometimes have the feeling of playing in a vacuum, which is why Roland developed their innovative PureAcoustic Ambience Technology to create a natural and immersive foundation for your eDrum sound. PureAcoustic imbues every strike of the set with life-like roominess to take your kit’s tone to a whole new level of realism.
10 all-new kits
Generation Two of the TD-27 amps up the sonic versatility, delivering a vast array of 75 preset kits developed with professional drummers. 10 of these kits are all-new to the TD-27, and many of the legacy kits were fine-tuned and tweaked by Roland, sounding better than ever before! As if that wasn’t enough, improved integration with Roland Cloud makes it a breeze to download fresh new kits from Roland’s ever-expanding library, including many signature artist sets that put the power of the world’s top players directly into your hands.
Craft a custom kit
In addition to the vast collection of preset drum kits, the TD-27 allows you to import your own WAV sounds via SD card to build your own personal instrument or integrate a specific sample into a preset kit. From lo-fi percussion samples to full-length audio loops, the TD-27’s customization possibilities are truly endless!
Simplify your recording setup
If you’re building up a home studio, an electronic drum kit is just about the easiest way to lay down your drum tracks — no mics, interface, or excessive noise required! The TD-27 outputs a whopping 28 channels of multitrack audio to your DAW via a single USB cable for near-silent recording of studio-quality beats. Plus, the TD-27 can be rigged up as a USB MIDI interface, allowing you to re-track or trigger parts using virtual instruments in your DAW. Lastly, the stereo mix output and two assignable outputs are a must-have feature for performing musicians who regularly hook up their set to a PA mixer.
Expand your potential
While the VAD507 comes with just about everything a drummer could ever want, we more than understand the never-ending need to tinker and build upon your setup. Fortunately, Roland includes three extra auxiliary trigger inputs on the TD-27 sound module to further upgrade your kit!
Bluetooth MIDI and song streaming
The TD-27’s built-in Bluetooth transceiver is sure to elevate your practice and recording sessions. Music can be streamed directly from your device to the module, allowing you to practice with your favorite grooves and fills.
VAD507 Pads and Cymbals
14-inch digital snare plays like the real deal
The VAD507’s snare drum is sophisticated as its sound module. Eight sensors across the 4.3-inch x 14-inch Roland PD-140DS’s head and rim accurately translate your performance into the electronic realm. This means fat backbeats, cutting rimshots, delicate ghost notes, brush sweeps, and natural cross-sticks that connect every time. And because of its 14-inch diameter, the Roland PD-140DS transitions seamlessly between your acoustic kit and back. Particular about your tuning? So are we at Musiekwereld. Fortunately, the PD-140DS’s 8-lug design and 3-ply mesh head make it easy to dial in whatever level of tightness or sponginess you desire.
Top-of-the line VH-14D hi-hat
The crown jewel of the VAD507’s impressive set of pads is the VH-14D, a 14-inch pad that sets the standard for acoustic-like realism. A two-piece design, open/closed resolution, and touch-sensitive multi-sensor system delivers unmatched expression potential, tracking every subtlety of your stick’s strike. Foot splashes sound better than ever, and you can even mute the cymbal with a quick grab — just like a real cymbal! It might not be made out of bronze, but you’d be hard-pressed to tell the VH-14D apart from the real thing.
18-inch digital ride is Roland’s most convincing V-Cymbal yet
Electronic cymbals have a reputation for being utilitarian — a means to end. But the Roland CY-18DR invites players to bring their acoustic touch back to their eKit. This 18-inch V-Cymbal sways and plays like a real cymbal. Multiple sensors across the playing surface eliminate the feeling of zones; distinct edge, bow, and bell tones melt into one another seamlessly. And the Roland CY-18DR’s multi-touch technology not only lets you choke crash attacks with your hand, but also even soften cymbal attacks with a finger’s touch. If you have trouble getting the full emotion of a performance to translate through traditional eCymbals, Musiekwereld recommends putting the Roland CY-18DR V-Cymbal digital ride through its paces. You won’t be disappointed.
This generation of Roland V-Drums features a thinner, more sensitive CY-14C-T and CY-16R-T crash cymbals. In addition to their new low profile, these cymbals offers a choke control that functions just like a traditional cymbal — just grab the edge! A dual-trigger design is designed with sensors on both the bow and edge for a wide variety of configuration options.
Full-size wood shells, tuneable mesh heads
Nothing looks and plays like a wood drum. The VAD507’s full-sized wood shells and tuneable mesh heads supply the feel of your favorite acoustic kit, all with an easy-to-control acoustic output that’s easy to control onstage or in a residential setting. Shells come decked out in a premium Roland Midnight Sparkle wrap and feature chrome hardware for an unmistakable look from the platform or in the studio.