The Roland TD-17KVX V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit is a high quality intermediate-level electronic drum kit from Roland, featuring a newly designed and developed module and an expanded array of larger high quality mesh pads including a tunable 12” snare pad. This specific model represents the very top of the TD-17 range, offering an authentic playing experience that accurately recreates the feeling of playing an acoustic kit. The TD-17 module featured in this series offers an expanded variety of sounds and boasts Roland’s Prismatic Sound Engine, accurately reproducing the character and tone of acoustic drums in the same way the TD-50 module does, with a lightning fast response time. The larger sized snare pad, cymbals and hi-hat pads offer unrivalled playability and feel, with the organic response you expect from an acoustic kit. The TD-17KVX is fitted with many features that allow you to build on basic skills such as timekeeping, as well as other exercises that develop your sense of groove, tempo and timing, and even work on your stamina. The TD-17KVX is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to enable you to stream audio directly from your device and an SD card slot allows you to easily important samples to completely customise your kit.
Dynamic Prismatic Sound Modeling for Professional Performances
The Roland TD-17KVX is fitted with Roland’s new TD-17 Module. This module includes a wide array of 50 high quality preset kits that feature Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling. This feature was first introduced in Roland’s TD-50 series, their top of the range, flagship V-Drums kit. Prismatic Sound Modeling conveys every element of your performance in thrilling detail. The sounds accurately reproduce the character and tone you input in your playing style as if you were playing an acoustic kit, such as natural tonal changes that vary depending on where you hit the pad or the cymbal and how hard you’re playing. Combined with the increased pad size and trigger accuracy, you’re guaranteed an expressive and resonant playing experience with incredibly authentic drum sounds and a playing feel to match.
Dual Mesh PDX-12 Snare Pad
Roland has introduced a new feature to the TD-17KVX and TD-17KV intermediate-level V-Drum kits, the PDX-12 snare pad. This pad is larger than any available pad on any other intermediate-level V-Drum kit, and features high quality materials and a newly designed hoop rubber that provides an authentic feel much the same as hitting an acoustic drum. The pad is fitted with a dual ply mesh pad head. The head is tension adjustable combined with the dual ply head offers a natural rebound, resistance and stick-feel. Also fitted is a low-height hoop which is similar to triple flanged hoops featured on acoustic snares. Two independent sensors provide separate sounds to the head and rim, ensuring that the pad provides an authentic playing experience and makes the most of Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling Engine.
Interactive Improvement Tools
All the kits from the TD-17 V-Drum range feature a wide variety of in-depth, easy to use training functions training functions and interactive learning and improvement tools that encourage the development of both basic and demanding skills and make practice fun and productive. Players can work on the time keeping with several Coach Mode exercises, build on stamina with daily exercise routines with the Warm-Up menu and capture progress and identify weak points that need working on with the onboard recorder. The TD-17 also features the integration with Melodics for V-Drums, a Windows/Mac application that provides a large selection of free drum lessons to work on rhythm, timing and muscle memory.
VH-10 V-Hi-Hat Pads
Roland have introduced their new VH-10 V-Hi-Hat pads on the TD-17KVX kit from the TD-17 series. These hi-hat pads mount on most standard acoustic hi-hat stands and replicate the authentic feel and swinging motion of a real hi-hat cymbal. The VH-10 features advanced in-depth triggering with continuous detection of whether the hats are open or closed and separate sounds for the bow and the edge of the cymbals. This allows you to play the hi-hats in the same style as acoustic hats with the identical techniques with incredible authenticity.
Direct Bluetooth Connection
The TD-17KVX features a rarely found feature in electronic drums, Bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to directly stream music to your V-Drums kit, letting you play along to your favourite songs, as well as allowing you to rehearse along to songs you’ll be playing live. The module features a handy holding slot for your smartphone. You can even record your performances and listen to back to them, allowing you to identify where you need to improve.
Newly Designed KD-10 Kick Pad
All of the three kits in the new TD-17 series feature the newly designed KD-10 kick pad. This features a rubber cover combined with a cushion that’s dedicated to absorb far more of the noise than the KD-9 kick pad that was previously used in the intermediate-level V-Drum kits. The pad still provides the satisfying thud due to the depth of the pad allowing the beater to sink deep into the pad. The KD-10 accommodates single pedals and dual pedals, as well as being compatible with Roland’s Noise Eater pedal to further provide a near silent playing experience.
- Flagship features taken from TD-50 allow for unleashed creativity
- Bluetooth connectivity allows for easy audio streaming and practice
- Choose from 50 high quality preset kits developed with Roland’s Prismatic Sound Engine
- Import and layer your own samples using the SD card slot to create a completely unique sound
- Adjust preset ambience levels for each kit to match the venues you perform in
- Deep editing functions offers sample layering with an easy to use interface
- Tunable 12” snare pad allows you to develop stick control & playing techniques
- Develop hi-hat control with natural motion and open/close detection from VH-10 Hi-Hat pads
- Newly designed KD-10 kick pad provides expressive & authentic feel
- Warm-up menu provides a basic daily exercise routine to help train stamina
- Watch video lessons on your smartphone and play along using Bluetooth and the handy phone tray on the module
- Develop and further your skills with the free to download Melodics for V-Drums software
- Kit Configuration:
- Sound Module: TD-17
- Bass Drum Pad: KD-10
- Snare Pad: PDX-12
- Tom Pad: PDX-8 x 3
- Hi-Hat: VH-10
- Crash: CY-12C x 2
- Ride: CY-13R
- Rack: MDS-4KVX
- Extra trigger input jack: (AUX)
- Sound module mount
- AC adaptor
- Special connection cable
- Connection cable
- Drum key
- Knob bolt (for PDX-12)
- Absorption plate (for VH-10)
- Lockable tie (for VH-10)
- Setup guide
- Owners manuals
PLEASE NOTE: Bass drum pedal and hi-hat stand not included – sold separately