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Roland TD 30 KV ReviewVALUE
FOR MONEY 9.5/10
Pros:·    A sound that feels real·    Detailed customization options·    The SuperNATURAL module·    Consistent trigger pad feedback·    Very little noiseCons:·    Quite expensive·    Tough for beginners·    No warranty Roland
as a brand is known for producing high quality, world-class musical
instruments, and the Ronald TD 30 KV is no different. Both TD 30 K and TD 30 KV
models were introduced simultaneously, but the latter took the market by storm
as it targeted high end, pro users. The popularity of the model can be judged
from the fact that it is a proper challenge to acquire a piece. After
exploring the market for a few days, we were finally able to procure one, and
here is the verdict. Build and Hardware: It
is a lightweight model even though it takes up its share of space. The box
contains 4 cymbal pads, 5 trigger pads/drums, the sound engine/module, input
and output audio cables and corresponding mounting gear. It features the
stunning MDS 25 rack with its specially designed clamps, chrome electroplated
tubing and a cable management system, that takes care of all the wiring to give
a polished and compact look.A
model of a next-generation series, the Roland TD 30 KV features the
SuperNATURAL synth engine. It brings in behavior modeling and is equipped with
an advanced sensing technology for the first time in electronic drum kits.
Behavior modeling is used to reconstruct the original drum sounds preset in the
module to give the ‘raw’ feel while the advanced sensing technology dynamically
adjusts the levels of samples depending on the manner and position of pads
struck. Unlike
most amateur kits that have pads made of plastic or the real drums that have
Mylar, a mesh-like material is used in TD 30s trigger pads. The pads are
tailored to absorb sound and reduce noise production, but still give the feel
of real counterparts. The material yields a lesser rebound due to its softer
nature and this helps both amateurs and pros play it better. The drums produce
great sounds with the help of the extraordinary sound module while keeping the
noise under 50 dB (which is “quiet” for drums). The
kick pad is a robust and dependable KD 40 and weighs approximately the same as
its standard counterpart. The kit comes with the specially forged VH 13 hi-hat
that accommodates a sensor for motion detection as well as grayish, strangely
sticky cymbal pads. Module: Together
with the amazing behavior modeling and advanced sensing technology that produce
unique and exceptional sounds, the TD 30’s sound engine has a myriad of options
available to its users. The
sound module has each button designated according to its function and an LCD
screen installed to display the changes in real time, so new buyers do not have
to keep a manual at hand all the time. On a superficial look, the interface
seems quite intricate, but with the help of a simple 10-minute tutorial,
players can achieve astounding levels of sound quality. Players
can change various characteristics of each drum pad to trigger by customizing
options of shell depth, beater type, sound muffling and resonance/mic position.
They can also change reverb settings by adjusting Hi damp frequency (Hz), Hi
damp (%), middle or mid dampening frequency (Hz), and low-cut frequency. These
settings demonstrate the level of detail that can be achieved by the sound
engine, and there are many more such options available; the above-mentioned
ones do not even scratch the surface. The
back panel of the module has a bunch of sockets, including trigger inputs, a
mix-in input for music devices like iPod, a set of routable direct outs, a
simple USB socket and a USB socket for memory cards.Playing experience:After
a simple setup, the Roland TD 30 KV gives its users the unlimited freedom to
play any style and kind of music while guaranteeing a realistic feel and
producing first-class sound quality. The toms have a great dynamic range and
with the help of the sound engine, rimshots-enabled tom pads can produce all
kinds of sounds and effects.The
greatest strength of the kit is the effortless transitions in sound. This can
be felt both in the cymbals and the tom pads. The sounds are modified according
to the position and force of each strike due to the motion sensor. A much more
noticeable effect can be felt on the ride as the sound changes subtly from the
bow, bell and the edge.The
tone also alters just like real drums when increased pressure is applied with
locked cymbals. Cymbal swells sound brilliant whether the player uses ordinary
sticks or mallets to produce them. Users can also use the headphone output to
hear the nuances and subtlety of each stroke clearly.The
Song Player is another option in the module and it can be used to play back TD
30’s pre-configured songs and patterns or songs stored on the memory card. The
Song Player has only a few basic control options that can be used play and stop
the music.Configuring the settings:The kit
comes with an LCD display and labeled buttons that help new users configure the
sound module’s settings comfortably and the manual does not have much use after
one or two sessions.With the
help of the V-Drum technology, changing various kit characteristics is quite
easy, and a user kit can be created effortlessly via a menu system that is
player-friendly and intuitive. Seven sliders on the sound module are used as
‘faders’ to control the strength and intensity of sound coming in from the
hi-hat, toms, cymbals and the other inputs. From the six drum kit buttons,
multi-effects, composition, mixer, and ambiance can be selected to introduce
additional changes in the music to have the best possible results. The user has
three ways to adjust the volume; mix-in, phones and master, and tweaking these
is as easy as turning a knob.Conclusion:By far the
most expensive kit from the company on the market, the Roland TD 30 KV is an
amazing set of drums with great design and structure. One point to be noted is
that the kit is not suitable for beginner drummers, as they can easily get
confused and overwhelmed with the number of options at their hand. Dropping in
a large sum of money on this model is also not very smart for someone who does
not know how to take care of such a beautiful instrument.

The company
designed this kit keeping pro users in mind, who want to have a realistic
experience with electronic drums and can take advantage of its customization
options.  The kit has received high
ratings for its quality and durability, as it is built to stand the test of
time and bear the daily wear and tear for years. The brilliant SuperNATURAL
module gives the user a never-ending number of sound variations to create the
sound they desire. With the help of constant behavior modeling, the kit allows
its players to feel the nuances of a real drum kit, so they can have the taste
of the real, old-school drums without any of their flaws. All in all, Roland
has outdone itself with the TD 30 KV.

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