Roland TD-4 Percussion Sound Module  

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With four times the wave memory of its predecessor, the TD-4 Sound Module is loaded with great drum and percussion instrument samples. Kits can be customized with virtual tuning and muffling for the k... Click To Read More About This Product

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With four times the wave memory of its predecessor, the TD-4 Sound Module is loaded with great drum and percussion instrument samples. Kits can be customized with virtual tuning and muffling for the kick, snare, and toms. Natural ambiance effects can be adjusted as well.

Custom Controls
Drum sounds onboard the Roland TD-4 can be customized to suit your personal style. Just like with a real acoustic drum set, the TD-4's kick, snare, and toms can be tuned up or down quickly across a wide range. The amount of muffling can be user-customized as well, from '70s-style choked funk to open-cannon stadium rock.

Coach Mode
The TD-4 module is equipped with Roland's acclaimed Coach Mode, which helps you build speed, stamina and accuracy. Five skill-building exercises are onboard, including the Warm Ups that lets you practice different exercises consecutively for 5, 10, or 15 minutes. The Tempo Check also helps you keep consistent time by lowering the metronome volume when you are playing accurately or vice versa, and raising the click volume when you are playing out of time.

Quick REC
The TD-4's "Quick REC" feature allows you to immediately record and play back your performance. It's a great tool for listening objectively to what you've played, and charting your progress. And don't forget the Roland TD-4's built-in metronome for keeping yourself in time. If you record with the internal metronome on, the TD-4 can even evaluate your accuracy afterward during playback.

  • Wave-expanded sound module with 125 instruments and 25 kits
  • Tuning and Muffling for the kick, snare, toms can be adjusted via the buttons and dial on the front panel
  • Coach Mode with new exercises such as Warm Ups and Tempo Check for building your accuracy and endurance
  • Quick REC function for recording your performance with just one button
  • Drum Instruments: 125
  • Drum Kits: 25
  • Instrument Parameters: KICK, SNARE, TOM, PERC: Tuning, Muffling
  • Mixer Parameters: Pad Volume, Pan, Kit Volume, Cross Stick Volume
  • Ambience Types: 9
  • Rhythm Coach Functions: Warm Ups, Time Check, Tempo Check, Quiet Count, Auto Up/Down
  • Quick REC: Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note, Recording Method: Real-time, Maximum Note Storage: approx. 9,000 Notes
  • Display: Custom (backlit LCD)
  • Connectors: Trigger Input connector (DB-25 type), (Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hi-Hat, Crash1, Crash2, Ride, Hi-Hat Control), Output Jacks (L (MONO), R) (Stereo 1/4" phone type), Phones Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), Mix in Jack (stereo miniature phone type), MIDI OUT Connector
  • Output Impedance: 1.0 k ohms
  • Power Supply: AC Adaptor (DC 9 V)
  • Current Draw: 500 mA
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Special Connection Cable, Wing Bolt (M5 x 10) x 2, Sound Module Mounting Plate
  • Options: Pads: PD-8, PDX-8, PD-85, PD-105, PD-125, Cymbals: CY-5, CY-8, CY-12R/C, CY-14C, CY-15R, Kick Triggers : KD-8, KD-85, KD-120, Hi-Hats: VH-11, Hi-Hat Control Pedal: FD-8, Stand: MDS-4, Cymbal Mount: MDY-10U, Pad Mount: MDH-10U, Acoustic Drum Trigger: RT-10K, RT-10S, RT-10T, Personal Drum Monitor: PM-10, PM-30
  • V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-3, V-Drums Mat: TDM-20/TDM-10
  • Width: 224mm (8-7/8")
  • Depth: 151mm (6")
  • Height: 65mm (2-9/16")
  • Weight: 1lb. 1oz.
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RolandTD-4 Percussion Sound Module

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


AMAZING Quality, very few limitations.

By B Money

from N/A

About Me Experienced


  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Great Sound


  • Just ~~"~ok~~"~ Reverb Settings
  • Limited Sound Library
  • No Midi Input
  • Only Stereomix Midi Out

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    Comments about Roland TD-4 Percussion Sound Module:

    Overall, GREAT for a drummer, jam sessions, and (limited) mixing in live or recorded sessions.

    IMPORTANT: If you really want to appreciate the superb quality of this module, you MUST have professional-grade headphones with a relatively flat frequency response. I first listened to this with some cheap AKG headphones and thought it was somewhat disappointing (because the headphones were coloring the sound so much!) When I listened on some $300 AKG headphones, I fell in love with it! The sounds are *incredible.*

    LOTS of useful adjustments, FANTASTIC sounding drum samples at lots of different attack powers. It sounds SO realistic. EVEN RIM SHOTS!

    If you take the time to learn how it works, you can adjust almost anything with ease.

    The only downsides I see are that there is only a stereo output (and headphones, just no individual output per drum) so you have to mix the kit on the module (sorry mixing engineers). It also has MIDI OUT and a record feature, so you can play back whatever you record (the record time is crazy long since it's just recording midi). That way you can switch kits after recording if you want to hear what you played on another kit, or make an adjustment.

    Also, it has only MIDI OUT, no MIDI IN. So you can't run any midi recordings through it -- it's not a proper sound module in that respect.

    All the limitations on this model are features on the higher models, so these are just drawbacks if you decide to stick with the cheapest, like I did :)

    Besides those limitations, I got no regrets!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Pretty Good

    By B-Money

    from Berkeley CA

    Comments about Roland TD-4 Percussion Sound Module:

    My first impressions were not very good, but after playing around with it, I do like it quite a bit. This module sounds amazing on the demo videos on Roland's website, but when you set it up and start drumming, it feels a little disheartening to cycle through the preset kits. You get to #25 and think, "Really? That's all?" I'm teaching my wife to drum, so she's not really a "drummer," but even she thought the same thing. It certainly does have a lot of different types of drums considering all the kits, but I felt dissappointed at first impression. HOWEVER, if you start tinkering around with the kits, adding a different snare, tuning the toms, muffling this a bit, making that pad more sensitive, adding the rim click option to the snare, etc., after a while you can gain confidence back on a module that would have been kind of disappointing. I really think this module is all about customization, and ESPECIALLY about setting the volume/sensitivity of your pads to match your playing style (for me, the snare pad was not nearly sensitive enough by default on all the kits). After this customization, you are limited still by the poor quality "ambience" (verb) settings. They are just Okay. I am seriously considering just routing this through a good outboard or computer-based verb on the way to my headphones. The presets aren't very good, and you can't change anything but the volume on them. Overall, I am very satisfied, but it has taken a few days of playing around with it to really unlock its potential, which is considerable. Overall, I'd say this is well worth it, and realistic sounding, if you are willing to tinker around with the settings to get it to match your playing style and drum sound preferences.

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


    Incredible Sound, User-Friendly System!

    By Will Stanley

    from Enon Valley, PA

    Comments about Roland TD-4 Percussion Sound Module:

    The TD-4 sound module houses some amazing tweakable sounds! Each of the 25 presets that come pre-programmed in sound fantastic, ranging in genre from arena rock to jazz to techno! And after playing with those sounds, you can easily create your own drum kits! Its so simple, and so customizable. There are several great sounding reverbs on this thing, which are also customizable. And the tuning and muting make for limitless possibility while crafting a drum kit for my bands sound. Roland really went all-out making this a user friendly piece of equipment with high quality drum sounds. The screen is well lit and easy to read. The drum coach and metronome assist in those important hours spent practicing. The headphone jack sounds incredible, even threw low-quality headphones. The midi inputs and outputs work flawlessly. There are many outputs to go to your triggers. It's just an all around great product! If mine got stolen, I would quickly order another to replace it!

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Great 'Brain'

    By B. Coates

    from USA

    Comments about Roland TD-4 Percussion Sound Module:

    The 'brains' of the TD-4 system. I have been using the TD-4 sound module with the Roland V-Drums kit for a little over a year now. This unit offers so many kits that you will never get bored. As a novice, love the built in metronome and play along 'coach'. Has really help with practice and timing. Reliable product, so far it's been great!

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