Bigger pads, stronger hardware, and enhanced V-Edit capabilities anchor the new TD-12KX V-Stage kit. The drum rack and mounting hardware have been redesigned as well, providing an extra solid feel with enhanced pad mounting and placement. The KD-120 kick pad is larger and more stable, as is the PD-105 floor-tom pad, offering a more natural look and feel around the kit. Enhanced V-Edit features have also been added to the TD-12KX package for a wider variety of custom sounds. For drummers who want the best V-Drums sound and performance without the larger footprint and price of the flagship TD-20SX, the TD-12KX is the ideal instrument.
For an enhanced look and feel, the TD-12KX’s kick and floor-tom pads have been upgraded to the larger KD-120 and PD-105, respectively. Not only do the bigger pads look more substantial, they also provide a more natural feel and response. Each pad in the kit features Roland’s patented mesh drum head, which can be tensioned with a standard drum key.
The newly designed MDS-12X drum rack is streamlined yet incredibly solid. New ball-clamp mounts for the snare, tom, and cymbal pads allow for more versatile positioning. Combined with the enlarged pads, the new rack creates an overall look that’s more substantial and solid.
With the same top-quality sound as the flagship TD-20X, the TD-12 drum module provides hundreds of expressive instruments and play-along sequences. Many of the sounds in the TD-12 are COSM modeled for the ultimate in expression and realism. The module provides the same large, icon-based LCD as its big brother, and is housed in a road-tough, gun-metal gray chassis with a friendly array of buttons, controls, and mix sliders. A dozen trigger inputs are provided, plus four audio outputs and MIDI I/O.
Enjoy the dozens of expert-programmed kits onboard the TD-12 — from authentic acoustic sets to ultra-modern electronic flavors. But the fun doesn’t stop there; customize your drum set with enhanced V-Edit features, which let you change sizes and materials, mic-positioning, attach virtual sizzles to cymbals, increase snare buzz, and more. The TD-12 supports positional sensing on the snare and ride to realize the delicate nuances of each impact location. The TD-12 is also brush compatible, and features the expressive Interval Control for the snare and cymbals, which varies the sound in natural ways based on the speed of stroke repetition.
Craig Blundell auditions some of the Roland TD-12KX V-Drums' drum kits. See more about the Roland TD-12KX here: ...