Roland VAD-506 V-Drums Acoustic Design Hybrid Drum Kit

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The tip-top bells and whistles high-spec 5-piece model in Roland’s brilliant new hybrid range.

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Roland breaks the barriers of V-Drum performance yet again, forging ahead into digital drum design territory and bringing it another leap closer to a truly realistic and wholly immersive acoustic drum experience. Their latest innovations cross the streams of acoustic and digital drum properties like never before. The V-Drums Acoustic Design series, or “VAD”, is Roland’s newest high-concept range consisting of three different spec hybrid kits - and the VAD506 is the cream of the crop 5-piece model, loaded with all of their latest and greatest features.

Roland has successfully merged the traditional aesthetic and acoustic drum vibe with its latest digital drum tech, introducing drummers to a whole new world of possibilities. The VAD506 provides all of the control of the digital format, enhanced by full-size wood shells and solid double-braced hardware. 

The genius pulling the strings of the VAD506 is the newly-released TD-27 module; the latest in a long roll call of acclaimed Roland engines. Revved up with some potent processing power, the TD-27 effortlessly generates premium quality sounds with stunning authenticity. Each of the samples in the TD-27’s vast library of vintage and modern drums, cymbals, and percussion have been derived from Rolands high-end TD-50, all captured in ultra-high definition and offering comprehensive coverage of velocity and head strike variations. By the time these sounds your ears, they have been treated with the TD-27’s Prismatic Sound Modeling which adds additional complexity and unity between samples and ensures accurate and realistic behaviour, generating a complex, true-to-life tonal range with dynamic transitions between hits. 

The TD-27 module comes ready with an extensive collection of preset kits that sound spectacular right off the peg - but Roland isn't going to let you settle for that. They have equipped the TD-27 with some amazing, intuitive editing tools that enable you to explore the depths of each kits individual components and their sonic possibilities. This provides you with an outrageously expansive selection of choice, not only allowing you to mix and match any combo of drums, cymbals or percussion to build your kit - but also to then swap the heads, change the tuning, add muffling - even change and tweak the ambience of the virtual environment that your kit is housed in. Amazingly, the VAD506 also lets you combine instruments with your own loaded samples, giving you the power to build some truly unique sounds.

The TD-27 module is also packed with brilliant features for your entertainment, education, and convenience. Its Bluetooth capability allows you to stream audio from your smartphone or laptops, providing the opportunity for you to play along and practice to your favourite tracks or to the audio from your favourite YouTube tutorials and performances. You can also listen and play along to songs loaded directly from an SD card and even record and save to it. There's a handy metronome to help you practice your timekeeping, and a variety of onboard coaching functions to help you learn and progress - no matter how advanced your playing standard is.

The VAD506 carries a wealth of connectivity options to ensure that you are ready to output sound for a live performance or recording, whatever the scenario. The TD-27 module features stereo outputs for your master drum sound, plus two direct outputs for sending kick, snare, or any other sounds to an external audio console for independent mixing. A built-in USB audio interface lets you hook up to a computer with ease and supports up to 28 audio channels over a single cable. MIDI is also supported via USB and dedicated I/O, allowing you to sync with other MIDI devices and trigger sounds in computer software. The TD-27 module also possesses three auxiliary trigger inputs so you have some great expansion options should you require them. Adding an extra tom or cymbal pads couldn't be easier - or perhaps you want to add an extra bass drum and go the full Bonham. Whatever you decide, the extra inputs provide a good level of futureproofing.

To offer a full sense of the acoustic playing experience, the VAD506 features true-scale pads on full-scale shells that splay out in a wider spread than the average electronic kit. The 14” snare, 14” floor tom, 10” and 12” rack toms and 20” bass drum feel instantly familiar and their full-depth wood shells offer a much more convincing, weighted response. As always, Roland’s multi-ply mesh heads provide amazing real-feel authenticity and even allow you to dial in your preferred level of tension to personalise the degree of stick rebound. The bass drum pad benefits from a real-world physical space and you really feel the natural push and pull of air behind each beater impact - just like an acoustic kick. It's this kind of physical enhancement that places this kit above and beyond ordinary V-Drums and cements Roland’s reputation as unparalleled innovators.

To complete the traditional look of an acoustic kit setup and further enhance its authentic feel, the VAD506 employs a traditional use of drum hardware. Using traditional tom mounts means that each pad responds to your strikes with the same give and movement you would expect to experience from an acoustic drum. Each of the VAD506’s solid, durable chrome stands feature double-braced legs and a great deal of positional versatility.

FEATURES:

  • Five-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design hybrid kit featuring full-size wood shells and double-braced chrome stands
  • TD-27 sound module with advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling derived from the flagship TD-50
  • 14” PD-140DS digital snare with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering
  • 10” PDA100-MS rack tom
  • 12” PDA120-MS rack tom
  • 14” PDA140F-MS floor tom
  • 20” KD-200-MS bass drum
  • 12” VH-10 V-Hi-Hat
  • 14” CY-14C-T crash
  • 16” CY-16R-T crash/ride
  • 18” CY-18DR digital ride cymbal with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering
  • Custom chrome hardware and Midnight Sparkle wraps
  • PureAcoustic Ambience Technology adds uniform, ambient environments
  • Hands-on interface for quick-and-easy selecting and personalizing drum sounds 
  • Import your own WAV samples via an SD card
  • Stereo mix output and two assignable outputs for sending individual drum sounds to a PA mixer
  • Integrated 28-channel USB audio interface for professional computer music production
  • Three auxiliary trigger inputs for easy kit expansion
  • Onboard Bluetooth for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop
  • Built-in practice functions for developing drumming skills

Specification

FEATURES:

  • Five-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design hybrid kit featuring full-size wood shells and double-braced chrome stands
  • TD-27 sound module with advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling derived from the flagship TD-50
  • 14” PD-140DS digital snare with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering
  • 10” PDA100-MS rack tom
  • 12” PDA120-MS rack tom
  • 14” PDA140F-MS floor tom
  • 20” KD-200-MS bass drum
  • 12” VH-10 V-Hi-Hat
  • 14” CY-14C-T crash
  • 16” CY-16R-T crash/ride
  • 18” CY-18DR digital ride cymbal with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering
  • Custom chrome hardware and Midnight Sparkle wraps
  • PureAcoustic Ambience Technology adds uniform, ambient environments
  • Hands-on interface for quick-and-easy selecting and personalizing drum sounds 
  • Import your own WAV samples via an SD card
  • Stereo mix output and two assignable outputs for sending individual drum sounds to a PA mixer
  • Integrated 28-channel USB audio interface for professional computer music production
  • Three auxiliary trigger inputs for easy kit expansion
  • Onboard Bluetooth for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop
  • Built-in practice functions for developing drumming skills

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