The Roland TD-50K2 Set is proof positive that a compact kit doesn't have to cut corners on tone or feel. That's because the most essential pieces of this kit are borrowed directly from Roland's flagship TD-50KV2 Set. That's right: from its full-sized digital snare, ride, and hi-hat pads to its trailblazing TD-50X sound module, this kit is out to prove that getting top performance out of your eDrums doesn't mean eating up all your floor space. Playing out? From the stadium to the sanctuary, the TD-50K2 Set's slim footprint and discrete analog outputs give you the edge for any live drumming environment. And when it comes to cutting tracks in the studio, the TD-50K2 Set comes out on top. With up to 32 channels of audio over USB, professional multitrack drum recording is as simple as running a single cable into your laptop. Beyond its advanced digital pads, the TD-50K2 Set sips real estate from the corner of a room or stage; its trio of mesh-headed tom pads, 14-inch spurred bass drum, and "stereo" 14- and 16-inch crashes give you the expression you need while still packing nicely into the trunk of a car. And for those occasions when you want to drag out the twenty-two, the TD-50K2 Set's included rugged-yet-streamlined MDS-Grand 2 stand gives you ample clearance for even large-format kick drums.
The heart of any modern drum kit, acoustic or electronic, is the snare drum. So it's only fitting that a kit as advanced as the TD-50K2 Set includes a snare that's equally sophisticated: the 14-inch Roland PD-140DS. Eight sensors across the head and rim accurately translate your performance to your V-Drums module. This means fat backbeats, cutting rimshots, delicate ghost notes and brush sweeps, and natural cross-sticks that connect every time. And thanks to its full 14-inch diameter, the Roland PD-140DS transitions seamlessly between your acoustic kit and back. Particular about your tuning? So are players at Music Experience. Fortunately, the PD-140DS's 8-lug design and 3-ply mesh head make it easy to dial in whatever level of tightness or sponginess you desire.
The Roland CY-18DR invites players to bring their acoustic touch back to the eKit. This 18-inch V-Cymbal sways and plays just like a real cymbal. Multiple sensors across the playing surface eliminate the feeling of zones, as distinct edge, bow, and bell tones melt into one another seamlessly. And the Roland CY-18DR's multi-touch technology not only lets you choke crash attacks with your hand, but also soften cymbal attacks with a finger's touch. If you've had trouble getting the full emotion of a performance to translate through the use of traditional eCymbals, then you're in for a sweet surprise with the TD-50K2 Set's included CY-18DR V-Cymbal digital ride cymbal.
The VH-14D V-Hi-hat represents the latest in Roland's illustrious line of V-Drums digital drum and cymbal triggers. With independent bow/edge sensors and advanced play support, this digital hi-hat trigger gives you the tools you need to create dimension and atmosphere in your tracks just like a "real" set of hi-hats. Mount the VH-14D to your favorite hi-hat stand using the included accessories, and you're fully supported for pumping time, splashing accents, and creating dizzying variations of closed eighths, half-open flourishes, and bombastic full-bore metal washes. Whatever your style, the VH-14D's speed and expression are second to none. Even super-quick EDM hat rolls don't get lost when you're grooving on the VH-14D's soft, quiet 14-inch rubber playing surface. What really impresses us at Music Experience is the VH-14D's intuitive approach to sound creation. Footing, sticking, and even choking on these hats feels much like the real thing. What's more, the VH-14D's sleek, low-profile design looks natural in both hybrid and fully electronic environments. So whether you're incorporating the TD-50K2 Set into your stage or studio setup, its VH-14D V-Hi-hat provides the look, feel, and performance you've been waiting for.
If 2016's TD-50 drum module represented a sea change in V-Drums modeling technology, then the TD-50K2 Set's TD-50X module takes V-Drums tone and expression to another level entirely. Inside, you'll find 70 premium preset drum kits and 900 instrument sounds that run the gamut from rock, pop, and metal to EDM, world, and experimental styles. Support for all three of Roland's latest digital pads — snare, ride, and hi-hat — makes playing on the TD-50X the most lifelike V-Drums experience to date. Thanks to an intuitive interface with hands-on mix faders, per-function knobs and switches, and endless opportunities to drill down and fine-tune your sound with muffling, tuning, and more, the Roland TD-50X has all the makings of a sound module that can last a career. It's powered by the latest wave of Roland's Prismatic Sound Modeling technology. This non-sample-based sound engine allows you to tailor the size, composition, space, and tone of each drum and cymbal to a staggering degree. Other features eDrummers at Music Experience love about the TD-50X include discreet ins and outs for pads and sends, 500 user samples for bringing your studio sounds to the stage, 24 minutes of onboard mono record time (12 minutes stereo) for capturing ideas in practice and on the road, and up to 32-channel USB audio recording for creating professional drum tracks via a single cable.
Roland V-Drums are the undisputed kings of virtual drum design. And with the TD-50X's Prismatic Sound Modeling engine, you can expect nuance and realism like never before. Every onboard kit in the TD-50X is crafted to sound great without any tweaking. But for those times when you need a custom kit for a particular performance, Prismatic Sound Modeling has you covered. You have control over each drum shell's thickness and overtones, plus each cymbal's size and thickness. You can even control virtual mic placement to dial in the right amount of natural ambience. Once you've found your sound, you can sweeten the kick, snare, or toms with 30 types of built-in effects, including smooth multiband compression and saturation.
A set of drums is only as inspiring as the room it's played in. The same goes for electronics. Fortunately, the TD-50X's PureAcoustic Ambience technology creates a natural and immersive soundstage that really makes you feel like you're there. PureAcoustic lets you dive deep into sound tweaking, too — adjust virtual microphone positions like a real recording studio, then balance each part of the kit with outboard-style effects processors.
Whether you're importing one-shots of your studio acoustic kit or loading in your favorite sample library, Roland makes it easy to incorporate these sounds into your V-Drums TD-50X. High-capacity SDHC cards let you create an arsenal of custom libraries and call them up on your V-Drums at will.
Tone tweakers abound here at Music Experience. What we love about the Roland V-Drums TD-50X sound module is that you can edit kits to your heart’s content without committing. Use the Snapshot feature to quickly A/B the before and after results. And if you like what you’ve done, save it; if not, scrap it and start over.
With its sophisticated brushed black finish to its expressive kit sounds, the TD-50X is built for the stage. But you may be surprised to learn what a difference the TD-50X can make on your practice hours. Jam along to the TD-50X’s built-in metronome to practice septuplets and strengthen your internal click. Or loop a groove and solo over it to build your lick vocabulary. What’s especially cool is you can record yourself playing to a click or backing track right onto an SDHC card. This is a handy way to track ideas and share with bandmates.
The versatility of the TD-50X is fully seen in its flexible in and outs. Send drum kits pre-mixed to your FOH engineer using balanced stereo XLR outs, or directly into your home stereo speaker system with unbalanced stereo 1/4-inch outs. And if you’ve got mixer channels to spare, send your kick, snare, toms, and cymbals separately via balanced 1/4-inch direct outs for individual treatment and level control. MIDI in/out even lets you track your performance and replace sounds at a later time.
Music Experience drummers love our eDrums for home recording. And with the Roland V-Drum TD-50X module, you can do it all over USB, in glorious 96kHz, without reaching for an audio interface. This means you can enjoy studiophile drum recording, even in your apartment, at any time of day.
Not only does the Roland KD-140 V-Kick give you a natural bass drum feel and response, but it's also built to take a licking. The KD-140 features a tunable multi-ply mesh head, so you can dial in however much give or rebound your foot prefers. A solid metal frame and adjustable mounted spurs add security to your playing. This kick looks great, too — its brushed-metal shell finish makes it a strong addition to your TD-50K2 Set.
Roland's dual-zone PDX-100s have been a long-standing favorite among V-Drums players at Music Experience, especially for toms. A trio of these slim, space-conscious pads — two in the rack position, one on the floor — outfitted with tunable multi-ply mesh heads gives you a rich sonic range to explore and the freedom to position your TD-50K2 Sets's toms anywhere within reach.
Despite its compact folding design, the TD-50K2 Set's included MD-Grand 2 stand is no slouch when it comes to setup. This versatile rack-style stand securely holds your pads and cymbals while still giving you the freedom to tuck into a corner when necessary. It also gives you room to grow into — its center horizontal bar has clearance to support kick drums up to 22 inches in diameter.
Loaded with Roland’s most expressive drum sounds and playing detection technologies to date, the TD-50K2 delivers flagship-grade performance in a scaled-down size. Our groundbreaking digital snare, ride, and hi-hat pads bring ultra-detailed playability to the three most nuanced pieces in the kit, complete with full-size playing surfaces for maximum drumming comfort. The next-generation TD-50X module provides unmatched tone, feel, and response, plus deep editing tools to personalize your sound and pro connectivity to take on any playing situation. Compact tom and kick pads minimize the overall footprint without sacrificing playability, making this kit a great choice for home playing, small stages, and anywhere that space is tight.
The Prismatic Sound Modeling in the TD-50X makes electronic drums come to life like no other system can, infusing multi-layer samples recorded in world-class studios with sophisticated behavior modeling techniques refined over more than two decades. Inspired by a prism—which refracts a single ray of light into every color in the spectrum—our revolutionary approach produces an unlimited array of sonic colors with every stick hit. The initial attack is followed by a complex mix of rich overtones, just like playing acoustic drums and cymbals. You can feel the sound changing in reaction to your expression, creating that magical, interactive bond that fully immerses you in the emotion of the moment. From subtle ghost notes and detailed articulations to the loudest and most intense playing, your drumming has no boundaries with the TD-50X.
Our breakthrough digital pad technology fully realizes the vast expressive potential made possible with Prismatic Sound Modeling. Multi-sensor detection in the snare, ride, and hi-hat pads works with the lightning-fast processing in the TD-50X module to bring authentic acoustic nuance and detail to these core kit pieces. All your playing techniques translate seamlessly, such as subtly touching the ride to mute the sound or switching at will between head, rimshot, and cross stick playing on the snare. The game-changing VH-14D completes the experience, offering touch sensitivity, tonal variation, and open/closed resolution never available in electronic hi-hats until now.
The TD-50K2 features Roland’s famous multi-ply mesh heads, with a three-layer head on the snare and two-layer heads on the toms providing natural stick resistance and rebound for ultra-satisfying feel and response. Just like drumheads on acoustic drums, you can tweak the tension to your preference with a standard drum key. And since our mesh heads produce very little acoustic noise, the TD-50K2 is perfect for both quiet practice sessions with headphones and live performance setups that require complete volume control on stage.
The TD-50K2 is the ideal solution when you want the very best V-Drums performance in a space-saving footprint. With the TD-50X module and digital snare, ride, and hi-hat pads, you get all the key components from the top-of-the-line TD-50KV2. Three 10-inch tom pads and the KD-140 kick strike the perfect balance of reduced size and authentic playability, while 14-inch and 16-inch crash cymbal pads provide large-diameter playing surfaces and thin profiles for natural feel and swinging motion. The MDS-Grand 2 stand is both streamlined and rugged, and offers ample clearance if you ever want to upgrade to a full-size V-Drums kick like the KD-180 or KD-220.
Imagine acoustic drums that are mic’d, processed, and mixed in a world-class studio—that’s what you get when you call up a preset on the TD-50X. Developed with top drummers and recording engineers, these inspiring kits let you take on any style at the touch of a button, from traditional jazz to full-throttle metal.
Going beyond the presets, the TD-50X allows you to customize things at every level—just as you would with an acoustic kit. Make quick adjustments to tuning and muffling, or dive deep and build a kit from the ground up by selecting shell depths, drumhead types, cymbal characteristics, and much more. Then put the kit in the space of your choice using PureAcoustic Ambience, with full control of room type, reverberation, stereo width, and other parameters at your command.
After you’ve tweaked the details of your kit, bring it to mix-ready perfection with the TD-50X’s impressive array of pro studio tools. Adjust mic settings for various kit elements, then dial in sounds with EQs, compressors, and other processing. And for spaciousness and color, tap into the wide selection of high-quality reverbs and multi-effects.
When performing with electronic drums, the ability to process sounds outside the kit is vital. The TD-50X has ten fully assignable outputs for sending the house engineer whatever drums they need, with or without effects. And via faders on the panel, you can easily control the mix from the stage when you’re on your own. The TD-50KV2 also excels for computer music production, with the ability to send up to 32 simultaneous channels of digital audio plus MIDI over USB for premium-quality transfer.
The TD-50X is loaded with practice features that make every session fun, productive, and rewarding. Improve your timing with the metronome and Coach mode exercises, or simply jam along with music played from a smartphone or laptop. The onboard recorder lets you capture and review your playing at any time, complete with the ability to export audio (with or without backing music) for sharing with others. And you can extend your practice even further with Melodics™, a free desktop app that comes with 40 lessons, plus unlimited access via a subscription when you’re ready for more.
Roland Cloud unlocks an expanding collection of premium V-Drums kits and curated samples to further inspire your music. To get a taste of what’s available, go to the Downloads tab and grab the TD-50X Free Kits. If you like what you hear, install Roland Cloud Manager on your computer and create a free Roland Account. Next, download the free TD-50X Session Collection 01 via Roland Cloud Manager and install it into your module. If you choose to join up for membership, you’ll have access to existing content and new releases the moment they arrive.
|Total Number of Pads||5 x drum pads, 4 x cymbal pads|
|Included Snare/Tom Pads||1 x PD-140DS Snare, 3 x PDX-100 Toms|
|Included Kick Pads||14" KD-140-BC Kick|
|Included Cymbal Pads||1 x VH-14D Hi-hat, 1 x CY-14C-T Crash, 1 x CY-16R-T Crash, 1 x CY-18DR Ride|
|Included Drum Module||TD-50X|
|Number of Drum Kits||70 preset|
|Number of Instruments||900 instrument sounds|
|Effects||Compressor, Equalizer, Overhead Mic Simulator, Room/Reverb|
|Module Trigger Inputs||16 x 1/4" (up to 14 pads)|
|Module Analog Inputs||1 x 1/4" (mix stereo), 1 x 1/8" (mix)|
|Module Analog Outputs||8 x 1/4" TRS (direct out), 2 x 1/4" (master out), 2 x XLR (master out)|
|Module MIDI I/O||In/Out/Thru/USB|
1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/4"
|USB||1 x Type B, 3 x Type A (digital trigger)|
SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32GB)
|Included Hardware||MDS-Grand 2 Stand|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TD50K2 S|