Roland unveils three flagship V-Drums and VAD kits with next-gen sound module

Japanese manufacturer Roland unveils three new flagship V-Drums and VAD (Virtual Acoustic Design) kits which all feature its new TD-50X sound module. 

The next-gen module is designed to deliver the most acoustic-like experience available in an electronic drum kit. It combines multi-layer samples recorded in world-class studios with sophisticated behaviour modelling techniques.

The TD-50X module features over 900 sounds, including many new kick, snare, hi-hat, tom, and cymbal selections. There are also 70 ready-to-play preset kits, all tuned for full, punchy, and dynamic sound. 

The module is the first V-Drums product to be supported through Roland Cloud, a platform that offers a diverse range of Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries.

The three new kits also feature the new VH-14D digital hi-hat.

The top-of-the-range TD-50KV2 kit boasts large pads throughout, including a stage-ready, full-size kick drum.

The TD-50K2 is a slightly more streamlined option with compact tom and kick pads making it a god choice for smaller stages or home setups.

The VAD706 is the maker’s new top-of-the-line kit in the V-Drums Acoustic Design series, combining Roland’s V-Drums tech with the look and detail of premium-grade acoustic drums.

The VAD’s shells are now available in four new finishes: Gloss Natural, Gloss Cherry, Gloss Ebony, and Pearl White.

Available in the U.S. from May, the Roland TD-50KV2 will cost $7,499.99/£6,712/€7,499, the TD-50K2 will be $5,399.99/£4,832/€5,399 and the VAD706 will be priced at $7,999.99/£6,980/€7,799.

The Roland TD-50X Upgrade will be available soon for $199 via Roland Cloud.

For TD-50 module owners, Roland Cloud will offer a paid upgrade that adds all the new capabilities of the TD-50X.