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[NAMM] Roland TD-9K2 & TD-9KX2 V-Drums

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Roland introduces two new intermediate kits in the V-Drums range: the TD-9K2 and TD-9KX2.

Both the TD-9K2 and TD-9KX2 include an updated TD-9 Percussion Sound Module with 40 new kits along with 9 user kits for a total of 99 kits for any musical style. Drummers can now play along with MP3 files via USB flash media.

 

By adding MP3 playback to existing WAV compatibility and 50 internal real audio songs, the TD-9 provides drummers with more creative performance options.

 

Kits can be edited using a graphical interface and ambience effects and EQ can be added to customise kits quickly, and these are automatically stored in the internal memory. Drummers can also store their custom kits and settings from the TD-9 via USB flash media.

 

For practice, the TD-9 features the unique 'Scope' function, which is designed to provide real-time feedback of timing on screen. The onboard Quick Record/Quick Play feature allows drummers to record and play back solo drum performances or drum parts performed with any of the internal songs.

 

Both new kits feature Roland's multi-layer mesh heads for the snare and toms, with rim triggering available on all pads. The new KD-9 Kick Pad is designed to provide accurate triggering and a natural response thanks to a new cloth-designed bass drum head.

 

The new lightweight CY-13R ride (with three-way triggering) and CY-12C crash V-Cymbals offer a more natural swinging motion and playing feel. The TD-9KX2 also now includes the VH-11 V-Hi-Hat, which mounts on a standard acoustic hi-hat stand.

 

For more information, visit Roland.

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