TD17KV2 - V-Drum Kit
Become a Better Drummer Faster — The Most Affordable TD-17 Kit
The TD-17KV2 is the most affordable way to experience the acclaimed TD-17 V-Drums series. Built around the upgraded TD-17 module, this highly expressive drum kit fits a lot into its compact footprint. With a stand-mounted 10-inch hi-hat and toms, it’s ideal for apartments and smaller homes where space may be at a premium. And once you’re behind the kit, the TD-17KV2 lets your technique and expression shine through, backed with inspiring training tools to push you further.
An updated TD-17 sound engine, 12-inch mesh-head snare, and newly developed thin cymbals deliver a high-end experience that’s stunningly close to playing acoustic drums. Meanwhile, an array of built-in coaching functions track your technique, measure your progress, and increase your motivation every day. With the TD-17KV2, the journey to becoming a better drummer is faster than you can imagine.
Roland V-Drums are world-famous for their rugged reliability. Every component is built to last and ready to deliver across every scenario and performance. And as your skills and ambitions grow, you can expand your TD-17 by adding an extra crash cymbal or second snare safe in the knowledge that you’re using the same durable components favored by pro drummers.
The Electronic Drum Kit that plays like an Acoustic
If you regularly play acoustic drums, you shouldn’t have to change or compromise your style with an electronic kit. The TD-17 lets you use the same acoustic playing techniques, thanks to the large 12-inch snare and a natural feeling hi-hat* that can be mounted on an acoustic hi-hat stand. And with a supremely playable collection of kits on board, you’ll experience the authentic character and tone of acoustic drums with lightning-fast response time.
The TD-17KV2 kits come with enhanced snare and cymbal pads for an even more authentic drumming experience. The 12-inch PDX-12 snare and 10-inch PDX-8 tom pads feature tension-adjustable mesh heads for customizable acoustic-like response and rebound. In addition, the PDX-12 has a traditional hoop height to hit open rimshots with a natural stick angle. Both kits also include newly developed thin V-Cymbals that attach to the stands with a special pivot mount, providing acoustic-style swing motion and stick response when played.
The TD-17’s sound engine delivers a superior drumming experience, thanks to its advanced onboard Prismatic Sound Modeling. Just like acoustic drums, you can play with wide dynamic range and dramatic tonal changes depending on where and how hard you strike the pad. From rimshots, rolls, flams, and ghost notes on the snare to natural hi-hat transitions, dramatic crash hits, sustained cymbal swells, and more, every nuance is detailed, accurate, and ultra-smooth.
The Feel of an Acoustic Kick Drum (but Quieter)
A nice, solid kick drum usually comes with a nice, loud noise. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want, but your family or neighbors may not feel the same. The KD-10 Kick Pad absorbs most of the impact noise thanks to its carefully engineered rubber components and cushion, all while retaining that satisfying acoustic kick drum “thud” when a beater is buried in a full-size head. In addition to keeping the noise down, the versatile design is compatible with all standard kick pedals, both single and double.
Slimmer, Low-Profile Cymbals
All cymbals in the TD-17 series feature thinner profiles than previous generations, offering more natural movement and improved stick feel. Each cymbal can also be choked simply by grabbing the edge just like a real acoustic cymbal. The 14-inch CY-14R-T ride cymbal even includes three-way triggering with independent sounds for the edge, bow, and bell. Although each model in the TD-17 series can fit into smaller spaces at home, they’re outfitted for professional performance. Across the entire range, the position and angle of each pad are fully adjustable, and the overall layout is comparable to an acoustic kit.
While playing endless drum solos is undeniably fun, it only takes you so far. With the TD-17, you can push your drumming further by playing along with your favorite bands including your own. Wirelessly stream music from your smartphone via Bluetooth audio and listen to the entire performance through your headphones. You can even record your performance to hear where you need to tighten things up.
If you’re in a band, getting everyone together can be challenging. But rather than going to rehearsals, how about bringing rehearsals to you? Work on your drum parts daily by playing along to finished songs, demos, and backing tracks streamed from your phone. Once you’re back with the band in person, you’ll be more than ready.
Listening back to your drumming is one of the best ways to improve. The TD-17 module has an onboard recorder that lets you hear and evaluate what you actually played not what you thought you played. Record solo sessions or drum along with the TD-17 demo songs, audio stored on an SD card, or music streamed from your phone. Along with self-evaluation, it’s an easy way to capture high-quality audio for on-line performance videos.
Download Extra Kits from Roland Cloud
You’re not just limited to the preset kits inside the TD-17 module. Explore an ever-growing range of artist kits at Roland Cloud, including signature setups from pro drummers like Anika Nilles, Craig Blundell, Kaz Rodriguez, and more. Once you have a free Roland Cloud account, just download the kits that appeal to you and dig in.
Working with video lessons has never been easier. Place your smartphone on the module’s panel, connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, and hear the drum lesson audio along with your playing through headphones or monitors. Recording acoustic drums can be quite difficult often needing lots of equipment and expertise but the TD-17 makes recording at home easy. Connect the module to your computer with a single USB cable and record a stereo audio drum track directly into your DAW. You can also record MIDI through the same USB cable or via the dedicated MIDI output.
Coach mode also features a cool warm-up regimen to make daily practice sessions more enjoyable. Choose from three warm-up times and select a starting tempo. Then play through a range of exercises, including rhythm type changes, tempo changes, and a timing evaluation. When you’re finished, you’ll get an overall grade showing what you need to improve on and be loosened up and ready for some serious drumming. With Time Check, you can develop more accuracy when playing to a click track. After a performance, accurate strikes are shown with a percentage value, and you can see whether your pad strikes were on, ahead of, or behind the beat.
- Five-piece electronic drum kit with crash, ride, and hi-hat with controller pedal
- Develop stick control and correct playing techniques using the large 12-inch PDX-12 snare with double-mesh head
- Updated TD-17 sound module with new kits, expanded effects, compression/reverb sections, and rich, dynamic, and natural drum sounds
- Choose from 70 premium preset drum kits, including 20 new kits with custom samples
- Learn expressive foot control and pedal techniques with the KD-10 Kick Pad
- 12-inch CY-12C-T crash and 14-inch CY-14R-T ride cymbals with thin profiles for natural feel and realistic movement
- 10-inch CY-5 hi-hat cymbal pad and FD-9 Hi-Hat Control Pedal
- Three 10-inch PDX-8 mesh-head tom pads with head and rim triggering
- Rugged and stable MDS-Compact stand
- Expansion possibilities to support your unique playing and performance styles
- Improve your sense of time with Time Check and Quiet Count in Coach mode
- Warm-up menu provides a daily exercise routine to help your playing progress
- Adjust the ambience and reverb of each kit to match the venues you perform at
- Customize the preset drum kits to personalize your drum sound
- Import your own samples to match specific songs and styles
- Enjoy playing along with favorite tunes and video lessons by streaming audio from your smartphone to the module via Bluetooth® audio
- Develop playing and timing with free Melodics™ for V-Drums software for macOS and Windows
- Expand your range with sounds, samples, and artist kits at Roland Cloud
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