Description

Well suited for entry-level drummers and students, the Roland VAD103 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit combines the feel and look of acoustic drums with the synthetic versatility of electric drums. This is a relatively compact set, with cut-down shallow shells for saving space and weight. Still, they feel quite similar to acoustic drums. You get a 12″ PDA120LS-K snare, a 10″ PDA100L-BK tom, a 12″ PDA120L-BK floor tom, a 12″ VH-10 hi-hat, a 12″ CY-12C crash cymbal, a 13″ CY-13R ride, and an 18″ KD-180L-BK kick drum. Two drum stands and an all-purpose clamp are also on hand.

Supplying the electronic drum sounds, the TD-07 Drum Sound Module stores 50 drum kits (25 presets and 25 user kits) and 143 individual instruments. Instruments and kits can be customized with EQ, ambience, and multieffects to get just the right sound you’re looking for. Play along to songs using the Bluetooth input or stereo input jack, or record and playback your sessions using the built-in USB audio and MIDI interface. With the module and the kit combined, you’ll have almost everything you need to play the drums.

 

Features

Proven Roland V-Drum Technology with Exciting Innovations

In 1997, Roland V-Drums pioneered electronic drum kits and the company continues to innovate. The VAD103 upholds that tradition with outstanding durability, precision sensing and sound, class-leading pad designs, and behavior-modeling technology developed over decades. As part of the acclaimed V-Drums Acoustic Design series, the electronic drumming experience goes deeper with real wood shells and acoustic drum presence. With the VAD103, you get a truly exciting and unique drumming experience—not just a simulation.

Bigger Pads, Better Feel, Smaller Footprint

Generally, larger drums mean better performance—until you realize your new full-size kit takes up more space than you have available. The VAD103 is the perfect balance of playability, pad size, and compact footprint. An 18-inch kick provides that satisfying push as your foot activates the beater but is purposefully shallow for where space is tight. The 12-inch snare and floor tom pads, along with the 10-inch rack tom pad, are sizable enough for an authentic kit feel but compact enough to fit into smaller spaces. Mounting to an acoustic stand, the VH-10 hi-hat completes the acoustic vibe, while dedicated 12-inch crash and 13-inch ride cymbals feel satisfying to play without swamping your space. Choose the VAD103 for a kit that feels substantial to play but is compact enough to fit into everyday life.

Drum Tones for Every Genre, Song, and Band

At the heart of the VAD103 is the TD-07 sound module, offering 25 ready-to-play drum kits. Recorded by pro drummers in high-end studios and brought to life by advanced behavior-modeling technology, each kit sounds and reacts just like acoustic drums. With kits that span acoustic, electronic, and percussion sounds, the TD-07 module puts it all at your fingertips for when you just want to get drumming. And if you want to go deeper, you can dream up and create up to 25 of your own kits.

The Quietest Electronic Drums Around

Electronic drums let you connect headphones and play properly without disturbing those around you. But as liberating as that may sound, lesser electronic drums are compromised by loud pad noise and vibration, so while it feels like you’re playing quietly, the noise spills through walls and floors. The VAD103’s pads are designed to be truly quiet, reducing stick noise and vibration without compromising playing feel.

Real Drum Feel from Roland’s Revolutionary Mesh Heads

Back in the mid ’90s, our engineers wanted to move on from the solid rubber pads of the day to offer something that looked and felt more like a traditional drumhead. Roland’s double-ply mesh heads were launched in 1997, quickly becoming the standard for electronic drums—but not all mesh heads are created equal. While other electronic drum kits use a single layer of mesh, Roland’s tension-adjustable mesh pads use two layers of advanced custom material that are aligned using a precise method for accurate rebound, better durability, and lower noise.

Stream Audio and Jam with Your Favorite Bands

We all have a favorite song for which we’d love to play along. Close your eyes, pick up the sticks, and imagine being onstage playing to a capacity crowd. The VAD103’s TD-07 module gives you that same thrill, even if you’re playing alone at home. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, you can pair your phone, tablet, or laptop and stream audio directly to the module. You’ll hear your drumming along with the audio, and suddenly, you’re a member of the band. Audio from videos can be streamed too, so you can play along with online lessons and develop faster. And if your device doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can connect with a stereo audio cable.

Onboard Coach Mode for Sharpening Your Skills

Whether you’re taking drum lessons or teaching yourself via online tutorials, you’ll need a way to stay focused and keep improving. The VAD103’s Coach mode tests your timing and accuracy with a series of fun and engaging challenges that go from easy to hard. Highlighting what you’re doing right and where you need to tighten up, it’s like having a drum coach to guide you whenever you pick up the sticks.

Free Online Drum Lessons with Melodics

Melodics is an online tuition platform that breaks down a drumbeat step-by-step and helps you play it within the context of a song. Hook up your V-Drums kit to Melodics via a computer or tablet and play along with a variety of interactive lessons from total beginner to expert, complete with pointers on what you need to work on. Start off with free access to 40 lessons; plus, you have the opportunity to upgrade for more lessons as you need them.

Record Your Drumming in Seconds

The TD-07 module connects directly to your computer via a single USB cable for easy stereo audio capture of your performances in your music recording software. Assess your progress, share a drum performance with the band, or add realistic drums to your song productions. Better still, MIDI can also be sent down the same USB cable.
 
 

Specifications

 
Kit Configuration Drum Sound Module: TD-07
Snare: PDA120LS-BK
Tom: PDA100L-BK
Floor Tom: PDA120L-BK
Hi-Hat: VH-10
Crash: CY-12C
Ride: CY-13R
Kick: KD-180L-BK
Drum Combination Stand: DCS-10
All Purpose Clamp: APC-10
Drum Kits Preset: 25
User: 25
Instruments 143
Effect Types Pad Equalizer: Each Pad
Overhead Mic Simulator
Room
Multi-Effects: 1 System, 30 Types
Coach Functions 5 Modes:
Time Check (Easy)
Time Check (Hard)
Quiet Count
Auto Up/Down
Change-Up
Metronome Tempo: 20 to 260
Rhythm Type: 5 Types
Sounds: 15 Types
Bluetooth Supported Standards: Bluetooth Ver 4.2
Supported profile: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the Content Protection of the SCMS-T Method)
Display 16 Characters x 2 Lines LCD (with Backlight)
Connectors Output/Phones Jack: Stereo Miniature 1/8″ / 3.5 mm
Mix In Jack: Stereo Miniature 1/8″ / 3.5 mm
USB Computer Port: USB Type-B
Trigger Input Connector: DB-25 Type (Kick, Snare, Tom 1, Tom 2, Tom 3, Hi-hat, Crash 1, Crash 2, Ride, Hi-Hat Control)
USB Speed: Hi-Speed USB
Driver Mode: Generic, Vender
Protocol: USB MIDI, USB Audio
USB Audio Sampling Rate (Original): 44.1 kHz
Sampling Rate (with Sampling Rate Converter): 96, 48 kHz
Record: 2 Channels
Playback: 2 Channels
Power Supply AC Adapter: 12 VDC
Current Draw 250 mA
Dimensions 51.2 x 47.2 x 47.2″ / 130 x 120 x 120 cm (Including Kick Pad, Cymbals, and Drum Throne)
Weight 58.2 lb / 26.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37 x 23.38 x 14.88″

 

 

Additional information
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Roland

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