Roland adds TD-07

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 3:12 pm

Roland has upped the ante for entry-level kits with its new TD-07KV kit, released today.

The new kit features mesh pads and a new Bluetooth-enabled module, along with the KD-10 kick pad and CY-8 cymbals.

The new TD-07 module features 142 instrument sounds, arranged in 25 preset kits, with players able to create another 25 user kits.

The compact kit is housed on a metal four-post drum rack, and includes a PDX-8 8” dual-zone snare pad, three PDX-6A 6” single-zone tom pads, a KD-10 self-contained kick pad, two CY-8 12” cymbals and a 10” hi-hat cymbal and a dedicated foot pedal.

The drum brain follows the form factor of the TD-17 and TD-27, with a simplified design that includes rudimentary editing capability, allowing drummers to tune the drums, add damping, and change the ambient environment at will. The onboard Bluetooth enables users to play along with music tracks and lessons, but they can also use USB to connect with computer recording software and VSTs.

The module has a five-mode Coach function that monitors performance and allows drummers to check their timing and playing accuracy, while a built-in metronome helps build consistency.Roland has again teamed up with online music app maker Melodics to include 40 free lessons with the kit. These can be accessed by connecting the module to a computer – either Windows or Mac.

The new kit is already on sale, with a street price of under US$1,000.