Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design

V-Drums Acoustic Design

The Full-size, First-class Acoustic Drumming Experience

V-Drums Acoustic Design is a brand-new V-Drums experience, blending the physical presence of acoustic drums with Roland’s world-leading digital percussion technology. The authentic look and detailed craftsmanship of a premium acoustic drum kit is all here, with full-size wood shells and cymbals, beautiful wraps, and deluxe chrome hardware. You’ll feel like you’re playing an acoustic kit too, losing yourself in rich, immersive sound and organic response that inspires you to go deeper. V-Drums Acoustic Design delivers the acoustic vibe you know and love, powered by the expressiveness and playability that only V-Drums can provide.

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design | Roland VAD506

The Powerful Presence of Acoustic Drums

Drumming isn’t only about playing—the look of your kit is also important, particularly when performing rock, blues, country or jazz. V-Drums Acoustic Design completes the picture, with a familiar presence that’s the centerpiece of every stage.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | The Powerful Presence of Acoustic Drums

The Unrivaled Performance Of V-Drums

Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit is already special—because it’s a premium V-Drums kit. Backed by decades of Roland R&D and the latest innovations in percussion technology, you’ll enjoy the deeply expressive sounds and exceptional playability that have attracted the world’s leading drummers since 1997.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | The Unrivaled Performance of V-Drums
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V-Drums Acoustic Design | Unlimited Drum Sounds

Unlimited Drum Sounds

A V-Drums kit gives you a warehouse full of acoustic and electronic instruments, ready to create your own unique sound. Each internal sound can be tuned and tweaked however you like, and external samples can be brought in as well. Setups are stored in ready-to-go kits, allowing you to try out a new drum kit instantly.

Natural Playability

Roland’s multi-layer mesh heads work in harmony with our sophisticated sensor systems, for latency-free response, natural rebound and the widest dynamic range available. Our mesh heads are also extremely durable, eliminating the need to change heads regularly. And they’re acoustically quiet too, so you can practice in near silence with headphones.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Natural Playability
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Instant Volume Control

Instant Volume Control

The V-Drums digital sound engine makes it simple to control the volume of your kit, so you can play where acoustic drums would be impractical or intrusive. And for live performances, it’s quick and easy for you (or the sound engineer) to get the perfect balance for the audience.

Built to Last

No matter what level you’re at as a drummer, you need a rock-solid kit that can take everything you give. Every V-Drums kit is built for the long haul, with rugged construction and heavy-duty hardware that delivers years of trouble-free use, whether playing at home or gigging on the road.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Built to Last
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Intuitive Operation

Intuitive Operation

Simple controls let you mix and adjust instruments while staying in the musical flow—just strike a drum to select it and then tweak its type, tuning, muffling, and more. And when you want to dig deeper, extended editing parameters are only a button-press away.

The Most Organic
Drumming Experience Yet

While some electronic drums look acoustic, it’s mostly window dressing. V-Drums Acoustic Design goes far deeper, uniting the authentic vibe and response of acoustic drums with the best electronic drumming technology on the planet. The feel is uncannily acoustic in every way, recreating the satisfying dynamics of your favorite acoustic kit.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | The Most Organic Drumming Experience Yet
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V-Drums Acoustic Design | Digital Snare

14" Digital Snare

(Included with VAD506/503 kits)

The PD-140DS digital snare pad works with the high-speed processing in the TD-27 module to bring the ultimate expression to your snare work. A three-layer mesh head is fitted to a standard 14-inch shell, providing natural rebound and feel that’s instantly familiar. The multi-element sensor system tracks your strokes across the pad in precise detail—even cross stick techniques are detected.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Digital Ride Cymbal

18" Digital Ride Cymbal

With its standard 18-inch size and familiar motion, expressive players will love the CY-18DR V-Cymbal Ride. The pad’s high-resolution, multi-sensor system detects every stroke from edge to bell, working with the TD-27 module for ultra-detailed dynamics and response. Techniques from cymbal rolls to soft bell strokes are fully translated, and you can even mute the bow and bell with a gentle finger touch.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Thin Crash Cymbals

Thin Crash Cymbals

New full-size crash cymbals deliver the most organic and expressive playability to date, with the looks to match. The design for the 14" and 16" cymbals is 40-percent thinner than previous generations, offering even response, improved stick feel, and the natural swinging motion of acoustic cymbals.

Responsive New Tom Shell Sensors

Toms include all-new sensor systems developed for the series’ wooden shells. A sophisticated structure inside the shell eliminates hot spots and provides accurate, dynamically even response across the entire playing surface of the head.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Responsive New Tom Shell Sensors
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Flagship Kick Sensor System

Flagship Kick Sensor System

Each kick drum contains advanced sensors from the full-size KD-220 kick found in the flagship V-Drums TD-50KVX. Roland’s innovative air-damper mechanics “move air” through the wooden kick shell, producing resistance as the beater hits the head for an authentic acoustic feel. Double pedals are supported too.

World-Class Drum Sounds

The TD-27 sound module (VAD506/503 kits) is loaded with the finest acoustic drum sounds you’ve ever heard. Fusing samples recorded in top-flight studios with advanced behavior modeling refined over two decades, Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling produces drums that not only sound exceptional, but also respond like acoustic instruments when played.

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V-Drums Acoustic Design | Unparalleled Realism with Prismatic Sound Modeling

Unparalleled Realism with Prismatic Sound Modeling

Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling delivers a drumming experience that no other hardware or software can match. Our process begins with carefully curated samples, recorded by top players in leading studios. But while others are content to stop there, we’re just getting started. Roland’s advanced modeling technologies bring these static samples to life, so they behave just like their acoustic counterparts.

Digital Trigger Inputs and Kit Expansion

The TD-27 module features three high-speed digital trigger inputs, working with the PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride to bring incredible response and tonal variation to these core instruments. And with the unused third digital input and up to three auxiliary analog trigger inputs, you can easily expand your kit with additional pads and cymbals as needs grow. Included with the VAD506 and VAD503 kits.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Digital Trigger Inputs and Kit Expansion
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Real-World Instrument Control

Real-World Instrument Control

Prismatic Sound Modeling can be adjusted just like your acoustic drums—instantly tweak the tuning, swap out the head type, and add muffling as needed. Need a more drastic tonal change? Simply adjust the shell depth or change out the shell material entirely, adjust the snare wire tension, add overtones, and more—with all changes being saved automatically.

Organic Sounds, Ready to Play

Featuring over 700 instruments, 55 preset kits, and 100 kits in total, the tonal range of the TD-27 module is vast and varied. And with kits newly created for the V-Drums Acoustic Design experience, you’ll enjoy instant acoustic gratification for everything from blues, jazz, funk, and country to hard rock and metal. Many kits also include electronic elements for modern styles, and you can import your own WAV samples via an SD card and freely combine them with built-in sounds.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Organic Sounds, Ready to Play
V-Drums Acoustic Design | PureAcoustic Ambience

PureAcoustic Ambience Technology

New PureAcoustic Ambience Technology optimizes each kit, creating an incredibly natural and immersive sound field when playing. But you can go deeper too, and adjust the mic position on each drum kit, and dial in the overall sound with the newly developed overhead mic simulator. Finally, advanced onboard multi-effects and mixing capabilities give you the power of a full-scale studio console, with transient, parametric EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays, and more at your command.

Practical Connectivity

Ready for stage playing, the TD-27 module has a stereo mix output plus two direct outputs for routing kick, snare, or other drums to the house PA for independent control. It’s also possible to set up a custom mix for monitoring with headphones, complete with a discrete guide click. And for studio and home recording, the integrated USB audio interface provides up to 28 individual audio channels for multi-track integration with any computer DAW—all via a single cable.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Practical Connectivity

Crafted Drums for Modern Players

When developing V-Drums Acoustic Design, we started with full-diameter, real-wood shells, fitted with bespoke and highly accurate sensor systems. Alongside the luxurious Midnight Sparkle finish, we also added heavy-duty chrome hardware throughout, designed to perform under pressure and look great under the spotlight.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Crafted Drums for Modern Players
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V-Drums Acoustic Design | Real Wooden Shells

Real Wooden Shells

Full-diameter shells are shaped from multi-ply laminated hardwood, with custom Midnight Sparkle wraps in the VAD506 and VAD503 kits, and an attractive black gloss wrap for the shallow shells of the VAD306.

Custom Chrome Hardware

Every piece of chrome hardware is custom designed and manufactured by Roland. Hoops, brackets, lugs, and claw hooks—designed to perform, built to last, tested to destruction.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Custom Chrome Hardware
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Advanced Tom Sensors

Advanced Tom Sensors

All-new tom sensors give the most natural feel possible while completely eliminating the hot spots that plague other e-drums. The larger PDA-120 and PDF-140F toms include three-sensor arrays, while the compact PDA-100 uses a unique offset sensor for optimal performance.

Practice, Jam, and Record

Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit contains practice features to make your drumming sessions enjoyable, productive, and rewarding. Play along with songs and tracks streamed over Bluetooth, brush up your skills with onboard exercises, or record your drumming and instantly listen back to evaluate your progress. However you play, V-Drums will help you play better.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Practice, Jam, and Record
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Bluetooth Streaming

Wirelessly stream music from your phone, play along with your favorite bands or run through tunes for your next gig. An analog mix input is provided as well, so incoming sounds can be blended via a grab-and-go knob.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Bluetooth Streaming
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Integrated Recording

Integrated Recording

One of the best ways to improve your drumming is to record yourself playing and then listen back to identify areas you need to work on. Just use the buttons on the module to record your playing and listen back instantly. It’s also possible to export your recordings to an SD card, providing a great starting point for DAW-based song development.

Powerful Practice Tools

V-Drums’ famous Coach Mode provides inspiring tools that maintain your current skills and help develop new ones. Work on your groove, tempo, and timing with a variety of engaging exercises, and increase stamina with different warmups that keep score and tell you how you’re doing.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Powerful Practice Tools
V-Drums Acoustic Design | Melodics for V-Drums

Melodics for V-Drums

Have fun and become a better drummer by downloading Melodics for V-Drums, a free application for Windows or Mac computers. Included drum lessons focus on rhythm, timing, and muscle memory, while subscription access unlocks a growing selection of advanced lessons and additional premium content.

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Effortless Setup, Easy Expansion

Thanks to its traditional mounting hardware, a V-Drums Acoustic Design kit sets up just like your normal acoustic drums, even down to those micro adjustments for ultimate playing comfort. Then simply connect each drum to the module via a discreet wiring loom. And with extra trigger inputs at the ready, you can expand your kit later with additional pads and cymbals.

V-Drums Acoustic Design | Effortless Setup, Easy Expansion

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Three different configurations to suit the way you play

V-Drums Acoustic Design | VAD506


VAD506 Five-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with full-size wood shells and flagship-class sound

Sound Module: TD-27 x 1; Snare: PD-140DS x 1; Tom1: PDA100-MS x 1; Tom2: PDA120-MS x 1; Tom3: PDA140F-MS x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash1: CY-14C-T x 1; Crash2: CY-16R-T x 1; Ride: CY-18DR x 1; Kick: KD-200-MS x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 2; Drum boom stand: DBS-10 x 1; Clamp: APC-10 x 1

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V-Drums Acoustic Design | VAD503


VAD503 Four-piece kit with full-size wooden shells, digital snare and ride, and TD-27 module

Sound Module: TD-27 x 1; Snare: PD-140DS x 1; Tom1: PDA100-MS x 1; Tom3: PDA140F-MS x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash1: CY-14C-T x 1; Ride: CY-18DR x 1; Kick: KD-200-MS x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 1; Drum boom stand: DBS-10 x 1; Clamp: APC-10 x 1

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V-Drums Acoustic Design | VAD306


VAD306 Space-saving kit with shallow-depth shells and TD-17 module

Drum sound module: TD-17 x 1; Snare: PDA120LS-BK x 1; Tom1: PDA100L-BK x 1; Tom2: PDA100L-BK x 1; Tom3: PDA120L-BK x 1; Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1; Crash1: CY-12C x 1; Crash2: CY-12C x 1; Ride: CY-13R x 1; Kick: KD-180L-BK x 1; Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 3; Clamp: APC-30 x 1

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* These packages do not include a kick pedal, a snare stand, a hi-hat stand, a drum throne, and a SD card.