Roland TD-50 Electronic Drum Module
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Introducing the flagship Roland TD-50 Electronic Drum Module (V-Drums), created for top-flight live performance, intense practice sessions, and eclectic studio work.
Featuring an advanced processor and newly developed Prismatic Sound Modeling, the TD-50 delivers Roland’s most impressive and wide-ranging sounds yet. In addition to traditional analog trigger inputs, the module is equipped with all-new digital trigger inputs for high-speed communication with the multi-element sensor systems in the PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride pads. Meanwhile, deep editing features and flexible connectivity put you in charge. With unmatched sound quality, response, and expression, the TD-50 is the new pro standard in electronic drum sound modules.
V-DRUMS REDEFINED: AN ULTRA-EXPRESSIVE DRUM SOUND MODULE FOR PRO PERFORMANCE AND STUDIO SESSIONS
- Flagship V-Drums sound module with Prismatic Sound Modeling
- 400-plus dynamic and expressive instruments with top-quality sound
- Three digital trigger inputs for connecting advanced Roland pads like the PD-140DS digital snare and CY-18R digital ride
- Play your own WAV samples via an SD card
- USB 10-channel audio out for multi-track recording through a single USB cable
- Stereo XLR master output and eight TRS direct outs provide balanced connections to a PA
- Metronome with Quiet Count plus audio playback functions for practice
- Audio record function to capture and export drumming performances
- Advanced V-Edit system to customize drum and cymbal sounds
Dynamic Prismatic Sound Modeling Brings Your Drumming to Life
Great drummers demand great performance. The new TD-50 is a powerful new drum sound module whose original Prismatic Sound Modeling technology means that every element of your playing style is caught and conveyed in thrilling detail. Working alongside Roland’s newly developed digital snare and ride pads—which feature our most advanced trigger-sensing technology yet—the TD-50’s high-resolution processing gives you the most lifelike, resonant, and expressive sounds you’ll hear from an electronic kit.
Customize Your Sound for Live Sessions and Studio Work
A variety of musical scenarios are no problem with the TD-50, which offers a choice of onboard kits to suit every session. This advanced module also supports deep sound customization, including basic adjustment of heads and shells, layering of internal and user samples, and adjustment of overhead mics and ambience. For tailored performance, a compressor and three-band EQ can be controlled for each pad individually, while three independent multi-effect sections let you treat specific drums with 30 effect types such as delay, flanger, saturator, and many others. The two-band multi-compressor and four-band equalizer on the output let you change the overall dynamics and tonal balance, depending on whether you’re in the studio or on stage. And with new Snapshot feature, you can quickly assess and compare any edits to your sounds before making permanent changes.
Play with Your Own WAV Files and Record Easily to a DAW
As a creative drummer, you’ll love the TD-50’s open-ended connectivity, which lets inspiration flow in both directions. Using the module’s SD card slot, it’s easy to trigger your own WAV files using any of the TD-50KV’s drum pads, and you can loop or layer them alongside the internal sounds while controlling volume and tone via the TD-50’s front panel. When you write a great groove, simply connect the TD-50 module to a computer via USB for multi-track recording direct to your favorite DAW. Up to 10 channels can be recorded separately, then easily edited for tone colour and more. There’s even a choice of audio sampling formats: 48 kHz, 96 kHz, and the standard 44.1kHz.
Hit the Stage Faster with Balanced Connections to a PA
If you play live every night, the TD-50KV will help avoid the time and effort of a lengthy setup. The TD-50 is the first V-Drums module to feature an XLR stereo master out and eight TRS direct outs, allowing for a balanced connection to a PA system. Assigning a pad to any of the individual outputs is simple, while convenient master/headphones volume controls and group faders balance the output levels instantly. You can also assign the volume to control headphones only, perfect for adjusting the monitor level without affecting the PA signal.
Practice Features to Develop Your Technique
The TD-50 doesn’t just let your drum technique shine—it actively improves it too, offering onboard features that help you get the best from practice sessions. Whether you lock down your timing with the Quiet Count function or play along to backing tracks via the SD card slot, it’s easy to get inspired, even when you’re practicing alone.
Record Drum Performances
The TD-50 also includes a unique, easy-to-use audio recording function—simply hit the record button and start playing to capture your performance. If you’re playing to a click or backing track, there’s an option to record just the drums, or to record them with the click or track included. Once captured, your recordings can be easily exported for upload and editing in your DAW. With the TD-50, it’s never been easier for a drummer to record grooves.
Drum Kits: 100
Instruments: More than 400
Pad Compressor: each pad
Pad Equalizer: each pad
Room Type: 25 types
Reverb Type: 5 types
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 30 types
User Sample Import
Number of User Sample: Maximum 500 (includes factory preloaded user samples)
Sound Length (total): 24 minutes in mono, 12 minutes in stereo
File formats that can be loaded: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16/24 bits) Song Player (SD Card) Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16/24 bits), MP3Recorder
Recording Method: Realtime
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 40,000 notes
Export File Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits), SMFDisplay: Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
TRIGGER ACTIVITY Indicator (LED)
Faders8 (KICK, SNARE, TOMS, HI-HAT, CRASH, RIDE, AUX, AMBIENCE)
External Memory: SD Card (SDHC supported)
TRIGGER IN jack x 14: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (Exclusion use with digital pad)
DIGITAL TRIGGER IN port x 3: USB A type
MASTER OUT (UNBALANCED) jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MASTER OUT (BALANCED) jacks (L, R): XLR type, balanced
DIRECT OUT (BALANCED) jack x 8: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, balanced
PHONES jack x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type, Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU) connectors
USB COMPUTER port: USB B type (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
FOOT SW jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AC IN jack
Number of USB Audio Record/Playback ChannelsSampling Rate (Original): 44.1 kHz
Sampling Rate (with Sampling rate converter): 96 kHz, 48 kHz
Record: 10 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240
VPower Consumption:30 W
- Quick Start
- Power Cord
Options (sold separately)
Pad: PD series, PDX series, BT-1
Cymbal: CY series
Kick: KD series, KT series
Hi-Hat Control Pedal: FD series
Acoustic Drum Trigger: RT series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-6
Personal Drum Monitor: PM-10
Drum Stand: MDS-50KV, MDS-50K
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 330 mm,13 inches
Depth 255 mm,10-1/16 inches
Height 118 mm,4-11/16 inches
Weight 3.3 kg,7 lbs. 5 oz.
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