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Roland VAD103 V-Drums Acoustic Design 4-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

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4-piece Wood Shell Electronic Drum Set with 12" Snare, 18" Kick, 10/12" Toms, 12" Crash, 13" Ride, 12" Hi-Hats, and TD-07 Sound Module - Gloss Ebony
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From the rehearsal hall to the concert stage, Roland’s VAD (V-Drums Acoustic Design) hybrid kits were created to provide the look and feel of a traditional acoustic drum kit with the cutting-technology of Roland’s V-Drums. Authentic wood shells equipped with Roland’s industry-leading mesh heads deliver unparalleled responsiveness while remaining quiet enough for late-night practice sessions. Ghost notes, flams, feathered kicks, or rapid-fire doubles — the VAD103 is sensitive to your most nuanced articulations! And Roland's rubberized multi-zone V-Cymbals serve up the expression you need to craft dynamic and compelling musical ideas night after night. It’s all driven by the highly capable TD-07 module, which comes preloaded with 25 fantastic factory kits comprising over 140 individual sounds, with 25 user slots for configuring custom kits. Kitted up with a full set of traditional chrome hardware, the Roland VAD103 sports a formidable look that'll make your performance stand out in fresh new ways.

Roland V–Drums Acoustic Design VAD103 at a Glance:

  • Blends the look and response of a traditional kit with groundbreaking V-Drums electronics
  • Makes a strong impression onstage or in the studio
  • Shallow wood shells outfitted with Roland's legendary tunable mesh heads
  • Multi-zone V-Cymbals serve up lifelike expression and dynamics
  • Powerful TD-07 drum module gives you 25 full drum sets and 143 drum sounds
  • Prismatic Sound Modeling technology lets you tune, muffle, size, and process any piece in your kit

    TD-07 module with 25 preset kits

    The VAD103's included TD-07 sound module comes loaded with 25 of Roland's latest preset kits, comprising 143 instruments to cover all essential sonic territories — from rock to EDM and beyond. Drum sounds are quick to load up and fast to dial in. Additionally, with 30 select effects, an overhead mic simulator, and pad equalizers, you can tweak the sound of your kit for a drum tone that’s all your own.

    MIDI over USB for virtual instruments

    If you play virtual instruments, then you'll love the VAD103's MIDI capabilities. A single USB cord connects your V-Drums to your laptop or compatible mobile device. With this functionality, your performances will breathe and pump with the heart of a human drummer, yielding sounds that are guaranteed to stand the test of time. Call Music Experience for more information on how you can put the VAD103’s MIDI capabilities to work for your music.

    Compact wood shells, tunable mesh head

    Nothing looks and plays like a wood drum. The VAD103's streamlined wood shells and tunable mesh heads supply the feel of your favorite acoustic kit, all with an easy-to-control acoustic output that's easy to control on stage or in a residential setting. Shells come decked out in a classic black gloss wrap and feature chrome hardware for an unmistakable look from the platform or in the studio.

    Loaded with practice features

    Five onboard coaching functions, including time check, quiet count, and change-up, can set your drumming feet on a firm foundation or advance your playing skills in no time flat. Whether you're a veteran drummer or it's your first time around the block, the VAD103 can take your playing to the next level.

    Stream songs and MIDI over Bluetooth

    An onboard Bluetooth 4.2 transceiver gives the VAD103 the edge for practice and recording. Stream music from your phone to the module wirelessly, without cables, and play along to your heart's content. When you're ready to bottle that inspiration, the VAD 103 also features MIDI over Bluetooth to send MIDI note values out to a compatible device. Audio/MIDI over USB is also available.

    What's Included with the Roland VAD103:

    • TD-07 drum module
    • 12-inch PDA120LS-BK snare drum
    • 10-inch PDA100L-BK rack tom
    • 12-inch PDA120L-BK floor tom
    • 18-inch KD-180L-BK bass drum
    • 12-inch VH-10 V-Hi-Hat
    • 12-inch CY-12C crash cymbal
    • 13-inch CY-13R ride cymbal
    • 2 tom/cymbal stands
    • Module mount
    • Gloss finish with custom chrome hardware

    What Roland Says...

    As the entry point to the V-Drums Acoustic Design series, the VAD103 is the affordable all-digital kit that captures the vibe and feel of a traditional acoustic set, complete with shallow-depth wood drum shells. Keep the noise down with Roland’s acclaimed double-ply mesh heads and a smart air-damping system in the kick drum, and then let loose when it’s showtime. Stay focused with a streamlined tom layout or express yourself with a full array of cymbals. Mount the VAD103’s large drum and cymbal pads to regular stands to accompany the 18-inch kick drum for a classic acoustic kit vibe, and set it up anywhere in your home thanks to the compact footprint. Go beyond acoustic drums with the TD-07 module offering authentic kits for every musical style, deep editing for creating your signature sound, a built-in Coach mode for developing your technique, plus Bluetooth® connectivity for drumming along to your favorite bands—streamed from your phone, tablet, or computer.

    The Latest Generation of V-Drums

    In 1997, Roland V-Drums pioneered electronic drum kits as we know them today and continue to lead the way when it comes to innovation. Often imitated but never bettered, V-Drums set the standard by which all other electronic drum sets are measured, and the VAD103 upholds that tradition with unbeatable durability, precision sensing and sound, class-leading pad designs, and behavior modeling technology developed over decades of R&D. As part of the acclaimed V-Drums Acoustic Design series, the electronic drumming experience goes deeper with real wood shells and acoustic drum presence. With the VAD103, you get a truly exciting and unique drumming experience—not just a simulation.

    Bigger Pads, Better Feel, Smaller Footprint

    Generally, larger drums mean better performance—until you realize your new full-size kit takes up more space than you have available. The VAD103 is the perfect balance of playability, pad size, and compact footprint. An 18-inch kick provides that satisfying “push” as your foot activates the beater but is purposefully shallow for where space is tight. The 12-inch snare and floor tom pads, along with the 10-inch rack tom pad, are sizeable enough for an authentic kit feel but compact enough to fit into smaller spaces. Mounting to an acoustic stand, the VH-10 hi-hat completes the acoustic vibe, while dedicated 12-inch crash and 13-inch ride cymbals feel satisfying to play without swamping your space. Choose the VAD103 for a kit that feels substantial to play but is compact enough to fit into everyday life.

    Drum Tones for Every Genre, Song, and Band

    At the heart of the VAD103 is the TD-07 sound module, offering 25 ready-to-play drum kits. Recorded by pro drummers in high-end studios and brought to life by our advanced behavior modeling technology, each kit sounds and reacts just like acoustic drums. With kits that span acoustic, electronic, and percussion sounds, the TD-07 module puts it all at your fingertips for when you just want to get drumming. And if you want to go deeper, you can dream up and create up to 25 of your own kits.

    The Quietest Electronic Drums Around

    It’s a game changer to discover that electronic drums let you connect headphones and play properly without disturbing those around you. But liberating as that may sound, lesser electronic drums are compromised by loud pad noise and vibration, so while it feels like you’re playing quietly, the noise spills through walls and floors. The VAD103’s pads are designed to be truly quiet, reducing stick noise and vibration without compromising playing feel.

    Unbeatable Feel from Roland’s Revolutionary Mesh Heads

    Back in the mid-’90s, our engineers wanted to move on from the solid rubber pads of the day to offer something that looked and felt more like a traditional drumhead. Roland’s double-ply mesh heads were launched in 1997, quickly becoming the standard for electronic drums—but not all mesh heads are created equal. While other electronic drum kits use a single layer of mesh, Roland’s tension-adjustable mesh pads use two layers of advanced custom material that are aligned using a precise method for accurate rebound, better durability, and lower noise. And despite countless imitators, they’re still the choice of drummers who demand the best.

    Stream Audio and Jam with Your Favorite Bands

    We all have a favorite song that we’d love to play along to. Close your eyes, pick up the sticks, and imagine being on stage playing to a capacity crowd. The VAD103’s TD-07 module gives you that same thrill, even if you’re playing alone at home. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, you can pair your phone, tablet, or laptop and stream audio directly to the module. You’ll hear your drumming along with the audio—and suddenly you’re a member of the band. Audio from videos can be streamed too, so you can play along with online lessons and develop faster. And if your device doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can connect with a stereo audio cable.

    Onboard Coach Mode for Sharpening Your Skills

    Whether you’re taking drum lessons or teaching yourself via online tutorials, you’ll need a way to stay focused and keep improving. The VAD103’s Coach mode tests your timing and accuracy with a series of fun and engaging challenges that go from easy to hard. Highlighting what you’re doing right and where you need to tighten up, it’s like having a drum coach to guide you whenever you pick up the sticks.

    Free Online Drum Lessons with Melodics

    Melodics™ is an online tuition platform that breaks down a drumbeat step-by-step and helps you play it within the context of a song. Hook up your V-Drums kit to Melodics via a computer or tablet and play along with a variety of interactive lessons from total beginner to expert, complete with pointers on what you need to work on. Start off with free access to 40 lessons, plus the opportunity to upgrade for more lessons as you need them.

    Record Your Drumming in Seconds

    The TD-07 module connects directly to your computer via a single USB cable for easy stereo audio capture of your performances in music recording software. Assess your progress, share a drum performance with the band, or add realistic drums to your song productions. Better still, MIDI can also be sent down the same USB cable.

    Roland V–Drums Acoustic Design VAD103 4-piece Electronic Drum Kit Features:

    • TD-07 module with 25 preset kits, 25 user kits, and 143 instruments
    • V-Edit, EQ, ambience, and 30 multi-effects offer deep editing tools to create your perfect drum kit sounds
    • Snare and tom pads with Roland’s legendary double-ply, tension-adjustable mesh drumheads
    • PDA120LS-BK 12-inch snare pad with independent head and rim zones for assigning different sounds; mounts on a conventional snare drum stand
    • PDA100L-BK 10-inch rack tom pad and PDA120L-BK 12-inch floor tom pad with independent head and rim zones for assigning different sounds
    • KD-180L-BK 18-inch kick drum with trigger pad mounted to a drumhead provides positive beater resistance, rebound, and real feel
    • Chrome-finished, double-braced cymbal and cymbal/tom combination stands feature durable ball clamps to easily adjust pad heights and angles, with secure and sturdy mounting
    • Integrated Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream sound from phones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices and send MIDI data to music apps
    • Advanced built-in metronome with the ability to adjust time signature, note value, and click tone
    • Onboard Coach function provides interactive tools to build timing skills and track progress
    • USB for recording audio and MIDI data to computer music software
    • Support for kit expansion with a second crash cymbal (V-Cymbal and DBS-10 cymbal stands sold separately)
    • 40 free lessons with Melodics, an interactive drum lesson app for Mac and Windows computers and iPad

            Total Number of Pads
            4 x drum pads, 3 x cymbal pads
            Included Snare/Tom Pads
            PDA120LS-BK 12" Mesh Snare, 1 x PDA100L-BK 10" Mesh rack tom, 1 x PDA120L-BK 12" Mesh floor tom
            Included Kick Pads
            18" KD-180L Kick Drum with Trigger Pad
            Included Cymbal Pads
            10" CY-5 Hi-hat, 2 x 10" CY-5 Crash/Ride with Choke support
            Hybrid Acoustic/Electric Yes
            Shells Included
            2 x Rack Toms, 1 x Snare, 1 x Bass Drum
            Included Drum Module
            TD07 Module
            Number of Drum Kits
            25 Preset, 25 User (143 Instruments)
            Ambience, 3-band EQ, Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz, Strainer, 30 x Multi-effect
            Module Trigger Inputs
            1 x DB-25 (kick, snare, tom1/2/3, hi-hat, crash 1/2, ride, hi-hat control)
            Module Analog Inputs
            1 x 1/8" (mix in)
            Module Analog Outputs
            1 x 1/8" (output/phones)
            Module MIDI I/O
            Other I/O
            Bluetooth 4.2 (audio streaming/MIDI)
            1 x 1/4"
            40 free lessons with Meoldics
            Manufacturer Part Number VAD103