The Roland TD-17K-L V-Drums Electronic Kit is a high-quality setup suitable for any drummer, from the discerning beginner to the established pro. Featuring all of the essential components you'd need to form a simple yet versatile drum rig, the TD-17K-L is powered by a highly-intuitive module, boasting an array of different kit sounds and even featuring teaching modes to improve your playing.
With a mesh snare and kick drum pad, arguably the two most important parts of this kit will offer a realistic feel and response, similar to their acoustic counterparts. This means that you can play with the same amount of expression as you would on a standard kit, with the ultra-sensitive built-in sensors picking up every nuance and detail of your playing, including ghost notes.
Although the rubber tom pads may not offer the same level of feel, they still provide a near-legitimate response and stick bounce, allowing you to play fast buzz rolls or rudiments without hindrance.
The Roland TD-17 Module is a versatile, all-encompassing unit that offers up a huge amount of drum sounds and samples. With its ergonomic and easy-to-use interface, you can easily navigate between menus on-the-fly, to ensure that you're spending more time playing than tweaking!
But that doesn't mean that the TD-17 Module lacks features for the fastidious drummer. With plenty of additional treats, including a 'Coach Mode' to help you to develop your practice routine.
Versatile Drum Sounds
With 50 built-in drum kit presets, you can emulate the sounds of a variety of kits to suit genres from jazz to extreme metal. And if you're a drummer that likes to really refine their drum tones, the TD-17 Module allows you to layer different drum samples so that you can create some unique and original sounds. Not only that, but with a powerful on-board EQ, as well as internal effects and pitch control, you can virtually sculpt and tune your perfect drum timbres.
If that isn't enough though, you can also import your very own samples too. Whether that be of legendary snares or shells captured in a world-class studio, you can also use this great feature to trigger even synth and vocal samples!
With its sound engine deriving from Roland's flagship TD50 Module, the high-quality modelling technology that the TD-17 has inherited will give you an incredibly realistic amount of dynamic range. Also varying the tone of samples depending on the velocity that you hit a pad with, this module delivers a very genuine feel that will fully translate the articulation of your playing.
If you're an inexperienced drummer looking to really refine a consistent practice routine, you can use the TD-17's built-in 'Coach Mode' to develop your skills. With a 'Time Check' feature, you can play along to a beat with the module monitoring your accuracy, showing you how in-sync your playing is. Not only improving your time-keeping, with the TD-17's record function you can also capture your playing and listen back to review your progress.
'WarmUp Mode' also allows you to begin every session with a number of beats, with different degrees of difficulty. Ultimately, these will improve your sense of rhythm and co-ordination, helping you to become a super-solid and versatile drummer.
Here's what Roland say about the TD-17K-L V-Drums Electronic Kit:
When you’re serious about drumming, you need a kit to match your ambition. The V-Drums TD-17 series lets your technique shine through, backed up with training tools to push you further. Combining a TD-50-class sound engine with newly developed pads results in an affordable electronic drum kit that’s authentically close to playing acoustic drums – accurately mirroring the physical movement, stick coordination and hand/foot control that every drummer needs. Meanwhile, an array of built-in coaching functions will track your technique, measure your progress and increase your motivation. Becoming a better drummer is still hard work, but the TD-17 can help you get there.
Great sounds lead to great performances
The TD-17’s sound engine delivers a superior drumming experience thanks to Prismatic Sound Modeling technology inherited from the flagship TD-50 sound module. Begin playing and you’ll notice a wider dynamic range and dramatic tonal changes, depending on where and how hard you strike the pad. From rim shots, rolls, flams, and ghost notes on the snare to dramatic crash hits, sustained cymbal swells, and half-open position on the hi-hats along with different sounds for the bow and edge, every nuance is detailed, accurate, and ultra-smooth.
The feel of an acoustic kick drum (but quieter)
A nice solid kick drum usually comes with a nice loud noise. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want, but your family or neighbors may not feel the same way. The KD-10 kick pad absorbs much of the noise thanks to its rubber cover combined with a dedicated cushion, but retains that satisfying kick drum ‘thud’ when a beater buries into a bass drum head, so it’s ideal for playing at home where loud noise may cause problems. It’s compatible with all standard kick pedals, single or double kick.
Acoustic drumming techniques accepted here
Although each model in the TD-17 series is compact, they’re all kitted out for professional performance – especially the TD-17KVX which comes with two crash cymbals. Across the entire range, the position and angle of each pad is fully adjustable, while the distance between the pads and the drummer is similar to what you’d find on an acoustic kit.
- Sound Module: TD-17-L x 1;
- Snare: PDX-8 x 1;
- Tom: PD-8A x 3;
- Hi-hat: CY-5 x 1;
- Hi-hat control pedal:
- FD-9 x 1; Crash: CY-8 x 1;
- Ride: CY-8 x 1;
- Kick: KD-10 x 1;
- Drum Stand: MDS-4V x 1
- Natural, rich and dynamic drum sounds, inherited from flagship TD-50 sound engine
- Learn expressive foot control and pedal technique with the KD-10 Kick pad
- Two crash cymbals and expansion possibilities support your individual playing style and performance
- Improve your sense of time with Time Check and Quiet Count as part of Coach Mode
- Warm-up menu provides a basic daily exercise routine to help your playing progress
- Choose a kit that matches the tune or style you’re playing, from 50 premium preset drum kits
- Adjust the ambience of each kit to match the venues you perform at
- Customize the preset drum kits to match your preferred drum sound
- Import your own samples for a drum sound that matches the original recording
- Develop your playing and timing with free to download ‘Melodics for V-Drums’ software (PC/Mac)