It's the worst drum set I have ever played, it doesn't feel anything like playing a real drum kit, it's like hitting plastic! I hate it, even if its only advantage is to be able to make no noise when you use headphones. It's almost 5 years since I have it and I'm dying to change it for an acoustic set.
I'm very happy with it, except maybe for the "old school" cymbals. But it's good gear, considering the price and quality.
Shotgun module easy to use and nice aesthetically, the buttons light up live, which can be helpful.
The number of sounds is not insignificant and the possibilities are countless...You'll never get bored!
And that's it.
I bought the full TD-6V.
Very good quality for the price!
However, there are a couple of snags:
- Not many crashes. And the variations are very limited. You hit...or you don't hit. It's hard to get good nuances.
- The module is to tear your hair out.. It would've been nice to have a wheel or numeric pad to be able to enter directly the kit or music you want...because it's really slow. It takes way too much time!! Another headache is when I fiddle with the songs. Say I pick Song 4. If i get the wrong kit and tap a pad to trigger a sample, the Song stops to go to Sample 110...and then you need to go back hammering the button to start the song right from the beginning. It's not well thought-out.
- The reduced number of customizable kits: One.. Actually, every kit can be customized but then you lose the original one (although you can always go back to the factory settings). You only have kit 99 available as a "User Kit." That's not very nice.
Other than that, I have a ball. I have it connected to a PM-10 (which is perfect for an apartment). Many kit sounds are useless, but that's always the same for all modules. But all others are quite satisfying. Be it for rock, metal, Jazz or techno, you can surely find what you want: The snares sound pretty real (I started out playing acoustic drums) and the kick drums have a lot of presence.
I tested the td3 (for beginners), the td12 (excellent module), and td20 (the best, the price is too high), ddrum4 is the rolls.
It's a good module that allows you to do lots of things. There are 100 ready-to-use kits that can be edited as you wish and you can even create your own.
It has a metronome and pre-recorded songs whose drums can be muted so you can play on top...You can tap a pad to trigger sequences.
Sounds are all right, but you obviously get what you paid for. The Roland quality is obvious.
Don't forget that when you buy a module you will use 5 sounds, tops. As soon as you find a drum kit that sounds close to what you are looking for, you'll forget about the rest of sounds in the module.
You need to be crazy to buy a module for $2000 to use only 2 or 3 kits...at least that's my opinion!
I use it to work at home without making my wife's ears bleed, but outside of my place I play a real trigger kit with real cymbals.
I don't regret my purchase. It's good gear, the sound is all right with a good sound system or headphones. To me, Roland is the go-to brand for e-drums, ahead of ddrum. So, yes, I'd buy this product again.