Roland adds TD-17 series

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 2:54 pm

Roland has launched the TD-17 series, a mid-range offering boasting a new module, snare pad, kick trigger and hi-hat set-up.

There are three new kits powered by the TD-17 module - TD-17KVX, TD-17KV, and TD-17K-L.

The module uses technology from the flagship TD-50, loaded with sounds from Roland’s recent round of sampling recordings. There are 50 ready-to-play kits across the most popular genres, and all the sounds can be edited with modelling tools borrowed from the TD-50.

The module is designed for easy recording and optimised for training, with plenty of on-board tools. It is also the first module with Bluetooth streaming, allowing users to play along to tracks on their computers and iDevices wirelessly.

Besides the stock sounds, users can also import their own one-shot samples or loops. Imported samples can be mixed and layered with internal TD-17 sounds.

The new hardware includes the 12” mesh PDX-12 snare that follows the design of the PDX-10, with a side-mounted trigger and an extended rim section.

The top-of-the-line TD-17KVX includes the new VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, which mounts on an acoustic hi-hat stand and replicates the natural feel and swinging motion of a real hi-hat cymbal.

All three kits have the new mesh KD-10 kick pad.

 digitalDrummer is currently testing the TD-17KVX kit and we continue to be impressed as we explore the features. Watch out for a full review soon.