Roland TD-10
Roland TD-10

Electronic Drum Kit belonging to the TD-10 model

User Reviews: 4.33

All user reviews for the Roland TD-10

Average Score: 4.3 ( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
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MatrixClaw 03/22/2011

MatrixClaw's review "Awesome for Recording and Practicing!"

4
I have the older version which comes with:

- TD-10 Sound Module
- (3) PD-120s (snare & 2 floor toms)
- (2) PD-100s (2 rack toms)
- (3) PD-9s (cymbals)
- (1) PD-7 (hi-hat)
- (1) KD-7 (single kick drum)
- (1) FD-7 (hi-hat pedal)

The TD-10 module features:

- Easy to use via six faders, large value dial, icon-based programming and backlit graphic LCD
- Lightning-fast trigger response; amazingly accurate detection of stick velocity, position and speed
- Positional sensing allows for triggering of sounds with natural timbral difference depending on location of drum hit
- 600 drum sounds and 54 melody instruments; 50 full drum kits; built-in sequencer with 4-part backing band
- Comprehensive reverb, EQ, compression, and ambience effects
- 12 dual-trigger inputs and 8 outputs (4 stereo pairs)

I've been wanting a set of these for years, and finally got a chance to buy them for a cheap price, so I jumped on them! I currently use this as a recording tool to trigger Steven Slate Drums on my computer via MIDI, and to practice with headphones when I can't play loud on my acoustic set. This set is perfect for those applications!

The module certainly isn't as user friendly as the newer Roland ones are. I'm still trying to figure out how to use this thing, but for the most part, I've figured out how to use it enough for what I need. I'd DEFINITELY suggest you read the manual, especially if you plan on using this for more than what I do (live use, etc). The sounds in this thing are actually quite good. I find myself using the preset "Rock" kit more than anything, as it's, in my opinion, the best sounding acoustic set on the module. I have changed the ride to a china, though, since I don't use the ride nearly as much as the china (which the sounds on the chinas sound AMAZING, better than any real cymbal I've ever played). There's a lot of wacky sounds in here that I play around with occasionally as well, my favorite is the "Far East" kit, while I have no idea what I'd use it for in any practical application, it sure is cool to play around with!

The pads are very nice feeling, I'd never played a fully mesh-headed electric set until I got this one, and wow, what a difference it makes. The rubber pads that come on many of the lower end sets don't feel real and aren't very responsive, they have little bounce-back and really just don't feel good at all. The 10" and 12" mesh pads on these things are amazing! Great bounce on them, super sensitive with the module, with allows you to build up volume, just like you could on a real set. You can even do rimshots, which is awesome!

The PD-9s and PD-7 are okay for cymbals. They force you to hit them with the tip of your stick on the top, flat surface, of the pad, which is definitely a lot different than hitting real cymbals. It takes some getting used to, especially since they're pretty dense and it feels like you're hitting a wall. The first thing I did to my kit was replaced the PD-9s with a set of dual zone (2 crashes) and a triple zone (ride/china) Pintech VisuLite set, and replaced the PD-7 hi-hat with a Roland CY-6. Couldn't be more happy with them!

The hi-hat pedal is very responsive, and I find it better than the new FD-8s Roland puts on their newer kits. The only thing this pedal lacks, is adjustability. I wish I could set the height of the pedal a bit lower, while still having a bit of motion left in it, but I find I have to keep it pretty high to feel somewhat real.

The KD-7 kick pedal is extremely responsive and works great. Usually, I bury my beater, and this thing rarely double triggered on me. In order to use double bass though (which I need), you have to buy a second KD-7 and daisy chain it with the first one. While this is a fairly inexpensive add-on, I decided to sell the pedal and buy a KD-80 mesh kick pad instead, so I could use my double pedals on it. While the KD-80 double triggers A LOT more than the KD-7 (probably because I still don't understand how half of this thing works), it's much quieter, which is a huge plus in my book. The KD-7 sounded like you were beating on the floor (I have my set upstairs, and you could hear it loud and clear below me).

Stock, this set is still awesome and I would definitely recommend it to someone who needs it for practice or recording. I'm not sure I'd use it live, just because I'm afraid of an electronic piece failing on me, and ending up with a dead set at a show. If I had the money for a backup module, I'd probably try using it live. Not only would it be much easier to set up, it'd also be a lot easier to hear the other instruments (especially if you use headphones and have the sound guy plug the mix directly into the Aux input of the module!). The only downfall is it doesn't look nearly as awesome as an acoustic set!

If you have the money to spend, these kits simply can't be beaten for the price! If you can score the newer version with the expansion card on the module and the Roland V-Cymbals and KD-120 kick pad, you've got yourself a set that can easily stand up to the newer $7000 TD-20!

Stock, with my version, I give this set a 7/10, because it could definitely use some upgrades (in my eyes), with the upgrades, this set is an easy 9/10!
cariacou 04/08/2008

cariacou's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
I used the Roland TD-6V for 6 months when I found a good deal on ebay.com (United States), unfortunately I had customs charges on it, so it came back to the same about prices.

has the ignition, I thought Ben would like, you pay a notch, lots of buttons but the sounds are not gniaux.

Rhythm of the first but I did, I hallucinated the sensitivity is simply gniale! nothing to do, but then nothing to do with the TD6! frankly, it's night and day! The TD6 is the same all over the pad, there is just the volume that varies a bit, but it alaoire: ca dpend not really how it strikes.

with the TD10 is um, well as I can dream! we really feel that it also detects when you type near the edge ... .
I have a trick or halucin is also the Ride: I had a CY-15R, but on the wholesale TD6 was 3 sounds that dclenchaient: board, body, dome.

with the TD10 is carrment whole cymbal lives: a ca every sound changes a bit, and the transition is very natural: the sounds from the edge and the body are.
quality level price, this is the best I think. becaufe frankly, I do not see what could make TD20: o! (So ​​that it costs 3x more expensive).
something good is also the sound level of pads is done as a mixer. it annoyed me on the TD6 to hack for 5 minutes to reduce the sound of the bass drum.
sound settings seem fine too. in any case are excellent snare drum, good bass in the bass drum. against by the V-edit (adjust the depth of was ...) it's not the point I think. ca change almost nothing to the sound, and it was just a choice between "was long" "was normal" in order to be called V-edit, it should at least have a dozen lengths to adjust for the same sound.

I prcise I expansion with (TDW-1), without whom the TD10 is meager (in particular, sounds, and positional sensing that is not on all pads (on the ride, it's heaven!).

So a small inconvnients my taste:
-Sounds: a amliorer to have real acoustic
-Lowering the price of CY-15r: we can put in all the cymbals (and add the sounds of crash and bell bell charley)
-The screen is a little itty bitty: it is packed with information, to the point where sometimes it's tiny and vriament any pixel anywhere. is that price, you could at least have a nice catch mobile phone: it costs them more than fifth.
-An equalizer for the entry in MIX (when I put my CD, I would like to increase the bass).
-50 Kits is not much for the memory. I think we should be able to go up to 200-300 (even if it is not by default, to combine the kits of the card and memory module is not a luxury!). Indeed, given all the possibilities that these modules, and the price you pay, it's been expensive if we can save a jazz kit, 3 kits rock, reggae a kit ... .

exprience with, of course I would do it again the choice! is the first real electronic drum module (I have not test the TD8), but TD3, 5, 6, 6v, 7 are just kind of pager when you slap on the tricks that are reread.
cariacou 10/26/2007

cariacou's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
I used the Roland TD-6V for 6 months when I found a good deal on ebay.com (United States), unfortunately I had customs charges on it, so it came back to the same about prices.

has the ignition, I thought Ben would like, you pay a notch, lots of buttons but the sounds are not gniaux.

Rhythm of the first but I did, I hallucinated the sensitivity is simply gniale! nothing to do, but then nothing to do with the TD6! frankly, it's night and day! The TD6 is the same all over the pad, there is just the volume that varies a bit, but it alaoire: ca dpend not really how it strikes.

with the TD10 is um, well as I can dream! we really feel that it also detects when you type near the edge ... .
I have a trick or halucin is also the Ride: I had a CY-15R, but on the wholesale TD6 was 3 sounds that dclenchaient: board, body, dome.

with the TD10 is carrment whole cymbal lives: a ca every sound changes a bit, and the transition is very natural: the sounds from the edge and the body are.
quality level price, this is the best I think. becaufe frankly, I do not see what could make TD20: o! (So ​​that it costs 3x more expensive).
something good is also the sound level of pads is done as a mixer. it annoyed me on the TD6 to hack for 5 minutes to reduce the sound of the bass drum.
sound settings seem fine too. in any case are excellent snare drum, good bass in the bass drum. against by the V-edit (adjust the depth of was ...) it's not the point I think. ca change almost nothing to the sound, and it was just a choice between "was long" "was normal" in order to be called V-edit, it should at least have a dozen lengths to adjust for the same sound.

I prcise I expansion with (TDW-1), without whom the TD10 is meager (in particular, sounds, and positional sensing that is not on all pads (on the ride, it's heaven!).

So a small inconvnients my taste:
-Sounds: a amliorer to have real acoustic
-Lowering the price of CY-15r: we can put in all the cymbals (and add the sounds of crash and bell bell charley)
-The screen is a little itty bitty: it is packed with information, to the point where sometimes it's tiny and vriament any pixel anywhere. is that price, you could at least have a nice catch mobile phone: it costs them more than fifth.
-An equalizer for the entry in MIX (when I put my CD, I would like to increase the bass).
-50 Kits is not much for the memory. I think we should be able to go up to 200-300 (even if it is not by default, to combine the kits of the card and memory module is not a luxury!). Indeed, given all the possibilities that these modules, and the price you pay, it's been expensive if we can save a jazz kit, 3 kits rock, reggae a kit ... .

exprience with, of course I would do it again the choice! is the first real electronic drum module (I have not test the TD8), but TD3, 5, 6, 6v, 7 are just kind of pager when you slap on the tricks that are reread.