Electric Drum Sets

Get the Roland TD-25KV kit here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TD25KVSet

In this video I am demonstrating the Roland V-Drums TD-25KV Electronic Drum Set.

The first thing I have to say about this electronic drum kit is WOW! Roland has really made a great piece of gear with the TD-25KV. The sounds are great and amazingly real, the pads feel really good, and the main user interface is streamlined and very easy to use.

With the TD-25KV you get nine pads, the rack with all of the pad and cymbal mounts, and the TD-25 brain. The only pieces that do not come with the kit are the hi-hat stand, kick drum pedal, and throne. It is worth mentioning here that any standard hi-hat stand and kick drum pedal will work with the TD-25KV. You get two 10″ PDX-100 pads for the snare and floor tom, and the two rack tom pads are the 8″ PD-85 model. These pads come with Roland’s mesh playing surface that is super comfortable to play on. The kick pad is the KD-9 which also has the same mesh surface, only in black, and it feels great like the other pads.

The two crash cymbals are the 12″ CY-12’s and the ride is a 13″ CY-13R. The final piece is the hi-hat which is the VH-11. It is a single pad for the top and a round cylinder that goes onto the hi-hat rod just like a normal bottom cymbal would. The feel of all of the pads are quite amazing. The hi-hat really reacts like an acoustic hi-hat. The Cymbal pads move freely and the sound of the cymbals have been modeled to have all of the qualities of an acoustic cymbal. The snare and tom pads feel great and with Positional Sensing on the snare pad you can play it like an acoustic snare with true acoustic reactions all the way to the edge of the drum and back to the center.

The heartbeat of the whole set up is the TD-25 brain. A compact version of the big brother TD-30, it is small and easy to navigate. There are 18 internal drum kits set up in genres. Simply turn the knob to a particular genre and then push the knob to toggle between the different kits. Every kit in the brain is fully customizable by a simple turn of a few clearly labeled knobs on the top section of the unit. If you change up a kit and don’t like what you came up with you can easily get back to the original. One of the best features is the USB compatibility this machine has. You can connect the TD-25 directly to your computer and you can also put MP3’s or WAV files onto a USB key and connect that to the TD-25. With the USB key connected you can play along with tracks for practice and you can also record yourself playing on top of those tracks.

If you are looking at getting into an electronic kit that has the pro features from the most high end Roland V-Drum kit, sounds amazing, feels great, and that will work in any live music application, then I encourage you to look at this Roland TD-25KV electronic drum kit. They have really put a lot of amazing technology together to make one truly fun drumming experience.

— Nick D’Virgilio