V-Drums Acoustic Design
The Full-Size, First-Class Acoustic Drumming Experience
V-Drums Acoustic Design is a different kind of V-Drums experience, blending the physical presence of acoustic drums with Roland’s world-leading digital percussion technology. The authentic look and detailed craftsmanship of a premium acoustic drum kit is all here, with full-size wood shells and cymbals, beautiful finish options, and deluxe chrome hardware. You’ll feel like you’re playing an acoustic kit too, losing yourself in rich, immersive sound and organic response that inspires you to go deeper. V-Drums Acoustic Design delivers the acoustic vibe you know and love, powered by the expressiveness and playability that only V-Drums can provide.
The Powerful Presence of Acoustic Drums
Drumming isn’t only about playing—the look of your kit is also important, particularly when performing rock, blues, country or jazz. V-Drums Acoustic Design completes the picture, with a familiar presence that’s the centerpiece of every stage.
The Unrivaled Performance Of V-Drums
Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit is already special—because it’s a premium V-Drums kit. Backed by decades of Roland R&D and the latest innovations in percussion technology, you’ll enjoy the deeply expressive sounds and exceptional playability that have attracted the world’s leading drummers since 1997.
Unlimited Drum Sounds
A V-Drums kit gives you a warehouse full of acoustic and electronic instruments, ready to create your own unique voice. Each internal sound can be tuned and tweaked however you like, and the TD-50X, TD-27, and TD-17 modules can import external samples as well. Setups are stored in ready-to-go kits, allowing you to try out a new drum kit instantly.
Roland’s multi-layer mesh heads work in harmony with our sophisticated sensor systems, for latency-free response, natural rebound and the widest dynamic range available. Our mesh heads are also extremely durable, eliminating the need to change heads regularly. And they’re acoustically quiet too, so you can practice in near silence with headphones.
Instant Volume Control
The V-Drums digital sound engine makes it simple to control the volume of your kit, so you can play where acoustic drums would be impractical or intrusive. And for live performances, it’s quick and easy for you (or the sound engineer) to get the perfect balance for the audience.
Built to Last
No matter what level you’re at as a drummer, you need a rock-solid kit that can take everything you give. Every V-Drums kit is built for the long haul, with rugged construction and heavy-duty hardware that delivers years of trouble-free use, whether playing at home or gigging on the road.
Simple controls let you mix and adjust instruments while staying in the musical flow—just strike a drum to select it and then tweak its type, tuning, muffling, and more. And when you want to dig deeper, extended editing parameters are only a button-press away.
The Most Organic
Drumming Experience Yet
While some electronic drums look acoustic, it’s mostly window dressing. V-Drums Acoustic Design goes far deeper, uniting the authentic vibe and response of acoustic drums with the best electronic drumming technology on the planet. The feel is uncannily acoustic in every way, recreating the satisfying dynamics of your favorite acoustic kit.
14-Inch Digital Snare
(Included with VAD706, VAD506, and VAD503 Kits)
The PD-140DS digital snare pad works with the high-speed processing in the TD-50X and TD-27 modules to bring the ultimate expression to your snare work. A three-layer mesh head is fitted to a standard 14-inch shell, providing natural rebound and feel that’s instantly familiar. The multi-element sensor system tracks your strokes across the pad in precise detail—even cross stick techniques are detected.
18-Inch Digital Ride Cymbal
(Included with VAD706, VAD506, and VAD503 Kits)
With its standard 18-inch size and familiar motion, expressive players will love the CY-18DR V-Cymbal Ride. The pad’s high-resolution, multi-sensor system detects every stroke from edge to bell, working with the TD-50X and TD-27 modules for ultra-detailed dynamics and response. Techniques from cymbal rolls to soft bell strokes are fully translated, and you can even mute the bow and bell with a gentle finger touch.
14-Inch Digital Hi-Hat
(Included with the VAD706 Kit)
The groundbreaking VH-14D digital hi-hat offers touch sensitivity, tonal variation, and open/closed resolution never available in electronic hi-hats until now. The 14-inch top/bottom cymbal design provides a familiar look and feel, while the high-res detection system captures stick and foot articulations with perfect detail for processing in the module at lightning speed. The VH-14D comes with the flagship VAD706, and is also a great upgrade option for VAD506 and VAD503 kits, with easy connection via the unused third digital input on the TD-27 module.*
*The TD-50X module includes new sounds that are fully optimized for the VH-14D. With the latest system software, the TD-27 module provides support for the VH-14D and its enhanced detection capabilities, but no new sounds are included.
Thin Crash Cymbals
(Included with VAD706, VAD506, and VAD503 Kits)
Full-size crash cymbals deliver the most organic and expressive playability to date, with the looks to match. The design for the 14-inch and 16-inch cymbals is 40-percent thinner than previous generations, offering even response, improved stick feel, and the natural swinging motion of acoustic cymbals.
Ultra-Responsive Tom Shell Sensors
Toms include detailed sensor systems developed specifically for V-Drums Acoustic Design wood shells. A sophisticated structure inside the shell eliminates hot spots and provides accurate, dynamically even response across the entire playing surface of the head.
Flagship Kick Sensor System
Each kick drum contains advanced sensors first developed for Roland’s flagship TD-50 V-Drums. Innovative air-damper mechanics “move air” through the wood kick shell, producing resistance as the beater hits the head for an authentic acoustic feel. Double pedals are supported too.
World-Class Drum Sounds
The sound modules within the V-Drums Acoustic Design series come loaded with the finest acoustic drum sounds you’ve ever heard. Fusing samples recorded in top-flight studios with advanced behavior modeling refined over two decades, Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling produces drums that not only sound exceptional, but also respond like acoustic instruments when played.
Unparalleled Realism with Prismatic Sound Modeling
Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling (TD-50X and TD-27) delivers a drumming experience that no other hardware or software can match. Our process begins with carefully curated samples, recorded by top players in leading studios. But while others are content to stop there, we’re just getting started. Roland’s advanced modeling technologies bring these static samples to life, so they behave just like their acoustic counterparts.
Digital Trigger Inputs and Kit Expansion
The TD-50X (VAD706) and TD-27 (VAD506/503) modules feature three high-speed digital trigger inputs, which work with Roland’s advanced digital snare, ride, and hi-hat pads for unmatched response and tonal variation. And via auxiliary analog trigger inputs, you can easily expand your kit with additional pads and cymbals as needs grow.
Real-World Instrument Control
With the TD-50X and TD-27 modules, every sound can be adjusted just like your acoustic drums—instantly tweak the tuning, swap out the head type, and add muffling as needed. Need a more drastic tonal change? Simply adjust the shell depth, fine-tune the snare wire tension, add overtones, and more—with all your changes saved automatically.
Organic Sounds, Ready to Play
Packed with customizable drums, the TD-50X and TD-27 modules deliver vast and varied tonal range. Professionally crafted preset kits can be called up at the touch of a button, providing instant acoustic gratification for everything from blues, jazz, funk, and country to hard rock and metal. Many kits also include electronic elements for modern styles, and you can even import your own WAV samples via an SD card and freely combine them with built-in sounds.
PureAcoustic Ambience and Deep Studio Tools
The PureAcoustic Ambience technology within the TD-50X and TD-27 modules lets you play in incredibly natural and immersive environments, from small studios to massive halls. You can also adjust the mic position on each drum, and dial in the overall sound by tweaking overhead and room mics. Going further, advanced onboard multi-effects and mixing capabilities give you the power of a full-scale studio, with EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays, and more at your command. Even the TD-07 module within the VAD103 lets you hear how the kit sounds when played in a variety of different physical spaces.
Ready for the stage, the TD-50X and TD-27 modules feature direct outputs to send individual drums to the house PA for independent control. It’s also possible to set up a custom mix for monitoring with headphones, complete with a discrete guide click. And for studio and home recording, the integrated USB audio interface provides multi-channel audio transfer for easy integration with any computer DAW—all via a single cable.
Crafted Drums for Modern Players
Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit contains practice features to make your drumming sessions enjoyable, productive, and rewarding. Play along with songs and tracks, brush up your skills with onboard exercises, or record your drumming and instantly listen back to evaluate your progress (TD-50X, TD-27, TD-17). However you play, V-Drums will help you play better.
Real Wood Shells
Full-diameter shells are shaped from multi-ply hardwood, then completed by hand with careful attention to the finest details.
The top-of-the-line VAD706 kit strikes a commanding presence with your choice of elegant finishes. Choose a transparent stained maple appearance with Gloss Natural, Gloss Cherry, or Gloss Ebony options, or make a statement with the bold Pearl White finish. Midnight Sparkle wraps are featured on the VAD506 and VAD503 kits, while the shallow shells of the VAD306 and VAD103 are outfitted with attractive gloss black wraps.
Custom Chrome Hardware
Every piece of chrome hardware is custom designed and manufactured by Roland. Hoops, brackets, lugs, and claw hooks—designed to perform, built to last, and tested to destruction.
Advanced Tom Sensors
Newly developed tom sensors provide the most natural feel possible while completely eliminating the hot spots that plague other e-drums. Larger toms include three-sensor arrays, while smaller toms employ a unique offset sensor for optimal performance.
Practice, Jam, and Record
Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit contains practice features to make your drumming sessions enjoyable, productive, and rewarding. Play along with songs and tracks, brush up your skills with onboard exercises, or record your drumming and instantly listen back to evaluate your progress. However you play, V-Drums will help you play better.
The TD-27, TD-17, and TD-07 modules all have onboard Bluetooth, so you can wirelessly stream music from your phone and play along with favorite bands or run through tunes for your next gig. A stereo analog mix input is provided on all V-Drums Acoustic Design modules, letting you connect any playback device via an analog audio cable.
One of the best ways to improve your drumming is to record yourself playing and then listen back to identify areas you need to work on. Just use the buttons on the module (TD-50X, TD-27, TD-17) to record your playing and listen back instantly. It’s also possible to export your recordings to an SD card, providing a great starting point for DAW-based song development.
Powerful Practice Tools
V-Drums’ famous Coach Mode provides inspiring tools that maintain your current skills and help develop new ones. Work on your groove, tempo, and timing with a variety of engaging exercises, and increase stamina with different warmups that keep score and tell you how you’re doing.
Melodics for V-Drums
Have fun and become a better drummer by downloading Melodics for V-Drums, a free application for Windows or Mac computers. Included drum lessons focus on rhythm, timing, and muscle memory, while subscription access unlocks a growing selection of advanced lessons and additional premium content.
Learn more about Melodics for V-Drums >>
Effortless Set Up, Easy Expansion
Thanks to its traditional mounting hardware, a V-Drums Acoustic Design kit sets up just like your normal acoustic drums, even down to those micro adjustments for ultimate playing comfort. Then simply connect each drum to the module via a discreet wiring loom. And with extra trigger inputs at the ready, you can expand your kit later with additional pads and cymbals.
Explore V-Drums Acoustic Design
Four different configurations to suit the way you play.
Flagship V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with TD-50X module and digital snare, ride, and hi-hat, plus your choice of four premium shell packs: Gloss Natural, Gloss Cherry, Gloss Ebony, and Pearl White.
Sound Module: TD-50X x 1; Snare: PD-140DS x 1; Tom 1: PDA100 x 1; Tom 2: PDA120 x 1; Tom 3: PDA140F x 1; Hi-hat: VH-14D x 1; Crash: CY-16R-T x 2; Ride: CY-18DR x 1; Kick: KD-222 x 1; Drum combination stand set: DTS-30SView Product
Five-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with full-size wood shells, digital snare and ride, and TD-27 module.
Sound Module: TD-27 x 1; Snare: PD-140DS x 1; Tom 1: PDA100-MS x 1; Tom 2: PDA120-MS x 1; Tom 3: PDA140F-MS x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash 1: CY-14C-T x 1; Crash 2: CY-16R-T x 1; Ride: CY-18DR x 1; Kick: KD-200-MS x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 2; Drum boom stand: DBS-10 x 1; Clamp: APC-10 x 1View Product
Four-piece kit with full-size wood shells, digital snare and ride, and TD-27 module.
Sound Module: TD-27 x 1; Snare: PD-140DS x 1; Tom 1: PDA100-MS x 1; Tom 3: PDA140F-MS x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash 1: CY-14C-T x 1; Ride: CY-18DR x 1; Kick: KD-200-MS x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 1; Drum boom stand: DBS-10 x 1; Clamp: APC-10 x 1View Product
Space-saving kit with shallow-depth shells and TD-17 module.
Drum sound module: TD-17 x 1; Snare: PDA120LS-BK x 1; Tom 1: PDA100L-BK x 1; Tom 2: PDA100L-BK x 1; Tom 3: PDA120L-BK x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash 1: CY-12C x 1; Crash 2: CY-12C x 1; Ride: CY-13R x 1; Kick: KD-180L-BK x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 3; Clamp: APC-30 x 1View Product
Streamlined and affordable acoustic-style electronic drum kit with shallow-depth shells and TD-07 module.
Drum sound module: TD-07 x 1; Snare: PDA120LS-BK x 1; Tom: PDA100L-BK x 1; Floor Tom: PDA120L-BK x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash: CY-12C x 1; Ride: CY-13R x 1; Kick: KD-180L-BK x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 2; All purpose clamp: APC-10 x 1View Product
Packages do not include a kick pedal, snare stand, hi-hat stand, drum throne, or SD card.