15 Built-in drum kits allow you to play in any style
An acoustic drum kit needs to be set up to play a specific style of music, so you’re stuck with one type of sound. The TD-1K electronic kit offers you much more versatility. At one practice session, you can rock hard with a heavy bottom-end sound, then instantly change kits to recreate the sound of your favourite band. Every kit reacts just like the acoustic and electronic kits they emulate, giving you a huge range of variety in one compact, standalone instrument. Explore various styles of music from rock and blues to jazz, world music, EDM and more with the touch of a button.
Develop authentic techniques with responsive pads and cymbals
Some drummers avoid electronic drums; worried they won’t play like their acoustic counterparts. There’s no need for concern with the Roland TD-1K – it fully supports essential acoustic playing techniques, which is especially important for beginners to learn to play correctly. Every drum sound offers a wide dynamic range and natural tone. Unlike typical entry-level sets, the TD-1K’s cymbals include the advanced expressiveness found in all TD-series V-Drums modules, including bow and edge sounds and support for cymbal chokes. The hi-hat reacts to the nuances of your footwork, bringing personality and character to your playing. Great drumming is all about feel, and so is the TD-1K.
On-board training functions make learning fun
Great for learners, whether you’re teaching yourself to play, studying regularly with an instructor, or simply want to keep your skills polished, the TD-1K has a wealth of enjoyable functions to encourage learning. Think of this kit as your own live-in drum teacher and personal backing band, packed with tutorial features that develop technique, boost motivation, and help you get the most out of practice time. You can use Coach mode to build and maintain speed, stamina, and accuracy, or play along with the onboard metronome to tighten up your timing. Get ready for your first band by jamming with the internal songs in the sound module or connect a smartphone or music player via the Mix In jack and drum along with your favourite tunes. With the onboard recording function, you’ll get instant feedback of your progress as well as quickly capture and playback a new fill or creative groove.
Ultra-quiet for home use
Traditional acoustic drums are extremely loud. Playing them at home is fun for you but can be a problem for everyone else around! Quieter operation is a major benefit of electronic drums, and the Roland TD-1K is particularly quiet where it counts, thanks to the sound module’s headphone jack and the noise-reducing design of the tom/cymbal pads. The TD-1K reduces the volume of your drumming with the beater-less pedal design, meaning you won’t be annoying the neighbours. You can further reduce noise transfer to other rooms below with the optional NE-10 Noise Eater units that can be used under the kick and hi-hat pedals.
Fits into small spaces and adjusts to suit your playing style
Inviting a supersize acoustic drum kit into your home is a big deal. Do you lose the spare room upstairs, or try and cram it into your living room? The space-saving TD-1K is a far more practical choice, fitting into the tightest living spaces with a stylish, modern look that lets life carry on around it. For added functionality, players of all sizes can play the TD-1K thanks to the sturdy, ergonomic drum rack that is easily adjustable, allowing the drum positions to be set up for everyone from children to adults. In addition, the height of each cymbal and the angle of the snare pad can also be fine-tuned for your comfort and playing style. The TD-1K is perfect for students, but it’s also a great choice for an experienced drummer who needs a kit for home practising or backstage warm-up.
A compact drum kit that evolves to your playing
As your playing takes off, you don’t want your drum kit to hold you back. The Roland TD-1K can grow with you, thanks to a range of optional extras. You can add an extra cymbal with the additional OP-TD1C Cymbal Pad or swap out the standard kick pedal for the KT-10 or KD-9 models used in Roland’s more advanced V-Drums. With other accessories including the NE-10 Noise Eater, TDM-3 V-Drums Mat, and PM-03 Personal Drum Monitor, the TD-1K is an electronic kit that will go the distance.
Record on a computer
The TD-1K is not just fun to play by itself – it’s also a great way to make music with your computer. Included is a built-in USB-MIDI interface, making it simple to communicate with music software via just a USB cable, with no extra hardware needed. Maybe you’ll transfer your playing into your computer-based recording software, capturing a live drum feel in your latest masterpiece. Or perhaps you’ll use Roland’s free V-Drums Friend Jam series applications, which offer jam tracks, practise features, and the ability to compete with V-Drums users across the planet. For more in-depth education, the powerful DT-1 V-Drums Tutor provides a fun, dynamic platform for learning notation and essential drum techniques. Whatever application you chose, the TD-1K is a drum kit that lets you go places.
Simple operation allows you to play instantly
See info at a glance with the LED display and the metronome’s flashing tempo indicator – the clear layout and control panel of the TD-1K allows you to access all functions quickly and easily. If you think that electronic drums are complicated, think again – using the TD-1K is as simple as it gets.
- Acclaimed V-Drums sound and performance in an entry-level set
- Enjoy drumming in any musical style with 15 expressive drum kits
- Supports acoustic drum techniques, including cymbal choke, advanced hi-hat playing, and more
- Build playing skills with the onboard Coach function, metronome, and recorder
- Practice along with onboard audio songs or your own tracks played from a smartphone
- Beater-less kick pedal provides low noise for playing without disturbing others
- Space-saving, ergonomic design and stylish looks to suit any room in your home
- Sturdy drum rack with quick and easy height adjustment for every drummer
- Many upgrade options for enhanced performance
- Intuitive user interface for easy operation
- Quiet and compact thanks to cushioned rubber pads
- Expandable and upgradable
- Coach Function with 10 coach exercises to improve your drumming
- Pre-set drum kits: 15
- Coaching functions: 10
- Time Check (Easy)
- Time Check (Hard)
- Auto Up/Down
- Quiet Count
- Tempo Check (Easy)
- Tempo Check (Hard)
- Stroke Balance
- Songs: 15
- Rhythm Type (5 types)
- Sounds (8 types)
- Volume (10 levels)
- Display: 7 Segments, 3 Characters(LED)
- Output/Phones jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- Mix in jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- Trigger Input connector: DB-25 type
- Interface: USB (USB-MIDI)
- Power supply: AC adaptor
- Current draw: 150mA