Traditional looks, authentic acoustic response, and unlimited sonic possibilities: Roland’s VAD hybrid drum sets meet at the crossroads of natural feel and electronic versatility! Real wooden shells with tunable mesh heads capture the lively feedback of an acoustic drum, with a customizable response that’s easily tuned to your personal playing preferences. Next, a flexible array of multi-zone V-Cymbals are thinned down from previous generations to provide enhanced expressive potential. However, what truly takes the VAD504 to the next generation is the updated TD-27 sound module, now loaded up with 75 kits and an entire library of sound-shaping tools. If you’re after an electronic drum set that excels equally onstage, in the studio, or simply in the practice room, then Roland’s VAD drums are the kits to beat! Note: This kit does not include snare stand, kick pedal, or hi-hat stand. Make sure to call Music Experience to get your VAD504 Kitted out with all the necessary hardware.
Just like Roland’s top-of-the-line TD-50 sound module, the TD-27 is powered by Roland’s cutting-edge Prismatic Sound Modeling. This system’s exceptionally deep editing capabilities allow you to shape and tune just about every facet of your kit, from the shell’s tone and tuning to cymbal size and articulation. Moreover, Prismatic Sound Modeling features virtual mic placement to dial in liveliness and room ambience — there’s even a library of new effects including roomy reverb, compression, and more to effortlessly capture a studio-quality sound!
Apart from your shells, one other sonic component shapes every element of your kit’s tone: the room. In the past, electronic kits could sometimes have the feeling of playing in a vacuum, which is why Roland developed their innovative PureAcoustic Ambience Technology to create a natural and immersive foundation for your eDrum sound. PureAcoustic imbues every strike of the set with life-like roominess to take your kit’s tone to a whole new level of realism.
Generation Two of the TD-27 amps up the sonic versatility, delivering a vast array of 75 preset kits developed with professional drummers. 10 of these kits are all-new to the TD-27, and many of the legacy kits were fine-tuned and tweaked by Roland, sounding better than ever before! As if that wasn’t enough, improved integration with Roland Cloud makes it a breeze to download fresh new kits from Roland’s ever-expanding library, including many signature artist sets that put the power of the world’s top players directly into your hands.
In addition to the vast collection of preset drum kits, the TD-27 allows you to import your own WAV sounds via SD card to build your own personal instrument or integrate a specific sample into a preset kit. From lo-fi percussion samples to full-length audio loops, the TD-27’s customization possibilities are truly endless!
If you’re building up a home studio, an electronic drum kit is just about the easiest way to lay down your drum tracks — no mics, interface, or excessive noise required! The TD-27 outputs a whopping 28 channels of multitrack audio to your DAW via a single USB cable for near-silent recording of studio-quality beats. Plus, the TD-27 can be rigged up as a USB MIDI interface, allowing you to re-track or trigger parts using virtual instruments in your DAW. Lastly, the stereo mix output and two assignable outputs are a must-have feature for performing musicians who regularly hook up their set to a PA mixer.
While the VAD504 comes with just about everything a drummer could ever want, we more than understand the never-ending need to tinker and build upon your setup. Fortunately, Roland includes three extra auxiliary trigger inputs on the TD-27 sound module to further upgrade your kit!
The TD-27’s built-in Bluetooth transceiver is sure to elevate your practice and recording sessions. Music can be streamed directly from your device to the module, allowing you to practice with your favorite grooves and fills.
The VAD504's snare drum is sophisticated as its sound module. Eight sensors across the 4.3-inch x 14-inch Roland PD-140DS's head and rim accurately translate your performance into the electronic realm. This means fat backbeats, cutting rimshots, delicate ghost notes, brush sweeps, and natural cross-sticks that connect every time. And because of its 14-inch diameter, the Roland PD-140DS transitions seamlessly between your acoustic kit and back. Particular about your tuning? So are we 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 crown jewel of the VAD504’s impressive set of pads is the VH-14D, a 14-inch pad that sets the standard for acoustic-like realism. A two-piece design, open/closed resolution, and touch-sensitive multi-sensor system delivers unmatched expression potential, tracking every subtlety of your stick’s strike. Foot splashes sound better than ever, and you can even mute the cymbal with a quick grab — just like a real cymbal! It might not be made out of bronze, but you’d be hard-pressed to tell the VH-14D apart from the real thing.
18-inch digital ride is Roland's most convincing V-Cymbal yet Electronic cymbals have a reputation for being utilitarian — a means to end. But the Roland CY-18DR invites players to bring their acoustic touch back to their eKit. This 18-inch V-Cymbal sways and plays like a real cymbal. Multiple sensors across the playing surface eliminate the feeling of zones; 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 even soften cymbal attacks with a finger's touch. If you have trouble getting the full emotion of a performance to translate through traditional eCymbals, Music Experience recommends putting the Roland CY-18DR V-Cymbal digital ride through its paces. You won't be disappointed.
This generation of Roland V-Drums features a thinner, more sensitive CY-14C-T crash cymbal. In addition to its new low profile, this cymbal offers a choke control that functions just like a traditional cymbal — just grab the edge! A dual-trigger design is designed with sensors on both the bow and edge for a wide variety of configuration options.
Nothing looks and plays like a wood drum. The VAD504's full-sized wood shells and tuneable mesh heads supply the feel of your favorite acoustic kit, all with an easy-to-control acoustic output that's easy to control onstage or in a residential setting. Shells come decked out in a premium Roland Midnight Sparkle wrap and feature chrome hardware for an unmistakable look from the platform or in the studio.
When you need the glamour and presence of a full acoustic drum set on stage—but with the convenience and control of electronic drums—the VAD504 is the perfect solution. This premium “one-up, one-down” kit features wood shells with full depth and diameter, covered with attractive wraps and mounted on double-braced chrome stands. Roland’s advanced digital sensor technology and dynamic TD-27 drum module provide the sound and response to match, with every stroke, ghost note, roll, and swell expressed in incredible detail. Building on the previous VAD503 model, the VAD504 adds a digital hi-hat for even greater expression, plus heavy-duty cymbal stands inherited from the flagship VAD706. The TD-27 module has also been updated, bringing you new kits and samples, expanded processing options, and more.
The updated TD-27 sound module has enhanced features and advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling from the flagship TD-50X. Rock with 75 ready-to-play preset kits, including 10 all-new kits and a variety of new samples, effects, and processing capabilities.
With the impressive looks, familiar layout, and inspiring playability of a high-end acoustic kit, the VAD504 makes any drummer feel instantly at home. There’s a 14-inch stainless steel snare, 10-inch rack tom, 14-inch floor tom, and 20-inch kick constructed with full-depth wood shells, adding to the authenticity and providing genuine acoustic feel under the sticks and beater. A full complement of cymbals includes a 14-inch V-Hi-Hat, 14-inch crash (with thin profile and textured finish), and an 18-inch ride for superior playability and natural appearance on stage.
Roland’s groundbreaking digital pad technology is a major leap forward in electronic drumming, putting unmatched depth and dimension under your sticks. Precision multi-sensors in the snare, ride, and hi-hat pads work in harmony with the TD-27 module to capture every nuance with incredible definition and detail. Lightning-fast detection lets you play all your natural acoustic techniques, such as muting the ride with a finger touch or switching seamlessly between head, rimshot, and cross stick playing on the snare. And the VH-14D takes the electronic hi-hat to new heights with unparalleled touch sensitivity, tonal variation, and open/closed resolution.
Roland’s legendary multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads contribute significantly to the authentic playing feel, giving you stick rebound that’s customizable for your playing style. And when you bury the beater into the specially designed kick drum, you physically move air inside the shell, creating air pressure and resistance that feels remarkably like playing an acoustic kick.
Derived from the flagship TD-50X, the TD-27 sound module is filled with drums that live and breathe like acoustic instruments. We start by sampling the finest drums, percussion, and cymbals—both vintage and modern—in world-class recording studios. Roland’s unique Prismatic Sound Modeling is then applied to the samples, bringing them alive with proprietary behavior modeling refined over two decades. Every time you strike a drum or cymbal, you’re not simply triggering a canned sound—you’re playing a full-bodied instrument that responds like its acoustic counterpart in every way, putting unprecedented sonic range at your command.
The updated TD-27 module features 75 preset kits, including 10 all-new kits and newly enhanced versions of the three most popular kits from the original release. New pre-loaded samples are available for combining with preset kits or your own custom setups. Layering features have been expanded, while parallel compression options and transient shaping enhancements provide even greater sound control. The module interface has also been improved for faster sound creation.
With acoustic drums, you make the sound your own by swapping head types, adjusting the tuning, applying damping, tweaking the snare wire tension, changing the kick beater, and more. This is all possible with the TD-27 module, allowing you to craft customized kits for any situation. Just strike a pad to select it and use the hands-on controls and intuitive editing tools to get the sound just how you like it. Your edits are saved automatically too, so you always stay focused on playing. It’s even possible to load your own samples and layer them with the internal sounds to personalize kits even more.
The VAD504 comes equipped with the same heavy-duty stands as the flagship VAD706, delivering high-end performance and genuine acoustic feel. The tom pads mount just like acoustic toms—so they feel just right when they’re hit. Newly developed thin V-Cymbals attach with a special pivot mount for natural acoustic swing and stick feel. And every stand is double braced for rock-solid stability and easily adjusted to suit your preferred layout.
Use PureAcoustic Ambience Technology to create an incredibly natural and immersive sound field when playing. And go deeper by adjusting individual drums mics and the stereo overheads, just as you would with an acoustic kit. Advanced onboard multi-effects and mixing capabilities give you the power of a full-scale studio console, with transient processing, parametric EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays, and more at your command.
The VAD504 delivers fantastic sound for live performance or recording, thanks to a wealth of connectivity options. The TD-27 module features stereo outputs for the overall drum sound, plus two direct outputs for sending kick, snare, and other sounds to an audio console for independent mixing. In the studio, the built-in USB audio interface makes computer music production easy, with up to 28 audio channels available 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.
With the VAD504, you’re not stuck with a static setup. Using the TD-27 module’s three auxiliary trigger inputs, it’s easy to add tom and cymbal pads to bolster your arsenal. Or you may go for maximum impact with an imposing double-kick setup. Whatever you’re thinking, the auxiliary trigger inputs are the gateway to your ideal drum setup.
Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream audio from a phone or laptop to the module—ideal for jamming with headphones. Play along with backing tracks and your favorite bands, or mix the sound from a YouTube lesson video with the kit. You can even record your performances—with or without backing—to hear where you need to tighten things up.
Coach mode supports your daily practice sessions, complete with progress tracking that makes learning effective and rewarding. Play through warm-ups, develop your sense of groove, tempo, and timing, and even work on your stamina—all with a score that highlights your progress and motivates you to improve.
Melodics™ for V-Drums—a free application for macOS and Windows—features a curated set of drum lessons to develop your sense of rhythm, timing, and muscle memory. Subscribers can access additional premium content that includes over 70 lessons, with more added each week.
|Total Number of Pads||4 x drum pads, 3 x cymbal pads|
|Included Snare/Tom Pads||14" PD-140DS Snare, 10" PDA100-MS Tom, 14" PDA140F-MS Tom|
|Included Kick Pads||20" KD-200-MS Kick|
|Included Cymbal Pads||14" VH-14D Hi-hat, 14" CY-14C Crash, 18" CY-18DR Ride|
|Shells Included||1 x Rack Tom, 1 x Snare, 1 x Floor Tom, 1 x Bass Drum|
|Included Drum Module||TD27 Module|
|Number of Drum Kits||55 presets, 45 user|
|Number of Instruments||728|
|Effects||Ambience, 3-band EQ, Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz, Strainer, 30 x Multi-effect|
|Module Trigger Inputs||1 x DB-25, 3 x USB Type A, 3 x 1/4" (aux), 1 x 1/4" (crash)|
|Module Analog Inputs||1 x 1/4" (mix in)|
|Module Analog Outputs
||2 x 1/4" (L/mono,R), 2 x 1/4" (direct out)|
||1 x 1/4"|
|Module MIDI I/O||In, Out/Thru, USB|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" (footswitch)|
||1 x Type B|
|Storage||SD/SDHC Card Slot (WAV files)|
|Included Hardware||DTS311 Hardware Kit|
|Manufacturer Part Number||VAD504|