(Originally written by achka/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I replaced my DTXPLORER with a TD9KX 2 weeks ago. With headphones: super sound and very comfortable pads. With a P.A. system: great punch, kick and toms with a full sound... In short, I'm ecstatic (except maybe for the metronome which started up on its own during two songs) Each kit can be edited (sound, drum depth, volume, damping, reverb, etc.)!
The sound module is user-friendly, the demo songs are very good, the rack is quite stable and the cymbal holders integrated in the rack reduce vibrations a lot.
It carries a hefty price tag but I think it's worth the money!!!!!!
This module is part of the old generation of Roland V-Drum at the time it was not bad, without more, now it's downright overwhelmed by the current generation (TD15 or TD11).
I base my point of view realistic sounds, response, and feel of games.
From the point of view quality / reliability on the other hand it's 200% all good!
I went on TD 15 and it is really exploitable but I could from Yamaha because without being free of defects, the kits are more interesting than Roland, if you want like me before all the realism ...
I possde the new Roland electronic drums, the TD-9 for several days. This is my electronic drum Premire even if it is many months that I tried regularly. The models I have always prfr Roland other brands, history of feeling. The TD-9 is a good compromise for me between the high end (TD-12 / TD-20) unaffordable to the report of my qualities and ambitions of drummers and low-end MODELS HD1 / TD3 and TD6 that I felt limited in sounds.
The special is the 50 kits INTERESTED module that offers a good range of sounds DIFFERENT (Acoustic, Jazz, brush, rock, funk ,...). It is not worth the virtual batteries (I shall return), but it is enjoyable and varied enough to not get bored. There are always idiots expensive mixes Kits Roland with voices and sounds weird but good has his kids can have fun for 5 minutes.
The possibility of revolutions of the machine are apprciables. It is a form to add a ride pedals V12 dclenchement triple (three sounds on the same cymbal instead of the two basic). The hi-hat can be replaced by a V11 MODEL for those who want to keep a subtle CONTRL semi open positions. Personally I play left foot as fairly open closed limit positions me well enough.
The snare loop is really enjoyable (as always with Roland). + Reduces the size that requires a traditional snare drum game + prcis but trainer. Those who will miss the skin may hit the circle. They then ride dclencheront whose volumes are slightly lev in basic kits but can be arranged.
As for the modules is tom PD8, a classic Roland. It's okay but not forcment trs sensual in terms of hits.
The installation of the drumkit is very easy. In just 30 minutes dballe silent install and play prt. The systems are easy to rglages, strong and effective.
Finally, the module is extremely simple to use. I barely opened the manual. This is great it is in English. Those who want the French version can be found on the website of Roland.
The selection of kits is easy. The rglage lments of the kit too. We can work on the stamps and the tuning of fts and cymbals. We can not intervene on the depth or the matrial of fts as the TD12 and 20.
We can register, but it is not a vritable sequencer.
There accompaniment program to allow for fun that are pretty cool. IDAL is to s'chauffer. Finally Scope function allows you to view if you play on time or cot. If you are not likely it's a good learning tool. In my case, it seems that I tend to play a lgre ahead of time.
The point ngatif me but it's the same in all models is the noise dsagrable plastic sticks on the pads. You have to play with headphones to the sound if it donf pnible. Neighbors prfreront the headphone but I'm sure you can not play the night forcment your spouse may prparer you faster than your suitcase Pipelines Limited.
Apart from a few small default inhrent MODEL mid-range, the ratio quality price is excellent. I will not go against the dbat electronic sound that does not really make sense. This is another concept used with another final.
For me, the goal is to use this drumkit on a sequencer to record the drum parts to keep a human impulse and the amliorer thanks to the possibilities of IT.
For this, the MIDI connections and rglages trs simple. You connect, you open the page assigned sounds. You hit the pad you want and you rgler assign the note you want. So the limitations of the module in terms of sounds are no longer a problem. You can bnficier of excellent drum sounds III or other software equivalents.
Through this kind of software you can get spares for output pad and Exceeds the limit of the two outputs Stereo Module.
But for those who are not IT sector, it Yadji what to do with the module itself. The cymbals are well rgls trs from the strike force and sound right away.
SUPPLEMENT: charley c true that means a little but be careful as the sound of the bass drum pad and the vibration in the ground and the wall, I will try with a carpet spcial ....... ...... unless you have information to give me
How long have you use it?
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
personally, I broke my piggy bank and bought the TD 9 KX, and mesh skins .... so cool ...
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes: Roland HD 1; TD 3KW, 6KW TD, TD 9K, 12K TD, AND DT Yamaha DTEXPLORER XTREM I think .... Ben said there's no .... roland is above even with a 3 TD, 12 TD's good is excellent but 1000 euro more than the TD 9KX, made rflchir ....
How do you report qualitprix?
CHRE but so effective .... is the price to pay if we want to have an efficient gear for this kind of drums do not quite hange the first months of 1000 euro even a c incvestissement all the same.
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
I would NOT buy the TD of the c 20 but expensive, of course I would do the same choice .... Appointment in some time for an upgrade to me ... lol