Roland #VAD103 - V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kit
As the new 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 throughout, including an 18-inch kick drum for a full-immersion acoustic experience.
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 BluetoothÂ® connectivity for drumming along to your favourite bands - streamed from your phone, tablet, or computer.
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
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.
Stream Audio and Jam with Your Favourite Bands
We all have a favourite 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.
- Drum sound module: TD-07 x 1
- Snare: PDA120LS-BK x 1
- Tom: PDA100L-BK x 1 (Rim-shot is not supported)
- Floor Tom: PDA120L-BK x 1 (Rim-shot is not supported)
- Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1
- Crash: CY-12C x 1
- Ride: CY-13R x 1
- Kick: KD-180L-BK x 1
- Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 2
- All purpose clamp: APC-10 x 1
- Sound module holder
- AC adaptor
- Special connection cable
- Drum key
- Setup guide
- Owner's manuals
1,300 x 1,200 x 1,200 mm (51-3/16 x 47-1/4 x 47-1/4")
(including Kick pad, Cymbals, Hi-hat stand and Drum throne)
26.4 kg (58 lbs 4 oz)
*This package does not include a kick pedal, snare stand, hi-hat stand, or drum throne.