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Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kit

Code: 270253
  • £2,019.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £2,325.00

The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series. The footprint is the same as a mid-level V-Drums set, making it ideal for home use and tight stages

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Space-Saving Kit with Shallow-Depth Shells and TD-17 Module


The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series. The footprint is the same as a mid-level V-Drums set, making it ideal for home use and tight stages. Cutdown shallow shells save space and weight—but from the playing position, they feel instantly familiar to any drummer. Double-braced stands with tom mounts and cymbal boom arms complete the layout and further enhance the acoustic theme. And with its organic, expressive sound, the TD-17 module provides all the acoustic tone and playability you could ask for, whether drumming for yourself at home or out gigging on the local bar circuit.

The V-Drums Acoustic Design Story



 



Standard Features


• Space-saving V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with shallow-depth wood shells and double-braced chrome stands
• TD-17 sound module with expressive and dynamic sound, inherited from the Prismatic Sound Modeling technology of the flagship TD-50
• 12" PDA120LS-BK snare, two 10" PDA100L-BK rack toms, 12" PDA120L-BK rack tom, and 18" KD-180L-BK kick with custom chrome hardware and black wraps
• Cymbal pads include 12" VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, two 12" CY-12C crashes, and 13" CY-13R ride
• Hands-on interface for selecting and personalizing drum sounds
• Onboard Bluetooth for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop
• Built-in practice functions for developing drumming skills

Introducing V-Drums Acoustic Design


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.


V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD306 Overview


The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series.


V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD306 Sounds


The heart of the VAD306 is the TD-17 module, filled with sounds derived from the acclaimed TD-50 sound engine.

Powerful Sound and Realistic Expression


The heart of the VAD306 is the TD-17 module, filled with sounds derived from the acclaimed TD-50 sound engine. It features a vast collection of vintage and modern drums, cymbals, and percussion, all sampled in ultra-high audio detail with every possible velocity and head strike captured. Roland’s unique Prismatic Sound Modeling is then married with these samples to deliver complex, true-to-life tonal range and smooth dynamic transitions between hits. The result is an experience that doesn’t just sound faithfully acoustic—it behaves acoustically too.

Create (and Craft) Your Signature Drum Kit


The TD-17 module features a wide range of ready-to-play kits, including 10 new acoustic-focused presets created for the VAD306. While the preset kits sound fantastic, it’s easy to dive deeper and build your ultimate drum setup with intuitive editing tools. Think of the module as a huge warehouse of drums and cymbals from different eras, which you can mix and match in any combination. After that, swap the heads, change the tuning, add muffling, and even change the virtual space you’re playing in. Take things even further by loading your own samples and combining them with onboard instruments, crafting personalized kits that no other drummer can claim.

Larger Pads and a Wider Playing Spread


Acoustic drums are usually bigger than electronic drum pads. The size of each drum adds to the overall experience, not just visually but also in stick feel and physical layout. Which is why the VAD306 features a 12" snare and floor tom, two 10" rack toms, and an 18" kick, creating a naturally wide playing spread. The shells are made of wood too, enhancing the authentic acoustic feel under the sticks and beater.

The Natural Feel of Acoustic Drums


Roland’s legendary multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads contribute significantly to the authentic playing feel, giving you stick rebound that’s customizable for your individual playing style. And when you bury the beater into the specially designed kick drum, you physically move air inside the shell, creating air pressure and resistance that feels remarkably like playing an acoustic kick.

Shallow Shells, Deeper Performance


While the shallow-depth tom and kick shells in the VAD306 kit save space and weight, they don’t scrimp on performance. Each drum features custom sensors engineered to provide natural response and premium feel in an amazingly compact size.

Double-Braced Chrome Drum Stands


The way acoustic drums and cymbals are mounted not only projects a classic image—it also influences the playing feel. The tom pads mount on the same stands used for acoustic toms—so they feel just right when they’re hit. And every stand is double-braced for rock-solid stability, and easily adjusted to suit your preferred layout.

Powerful Practice Tools and Bluetooth Connectivity


The TD-17 module is packed with practice features to help you become a better drummer. Built-in Bluetooth allows smartphones and laptops to stream audio to the module without a cable, perfect for immersive jam sessions with headphones. Play along with favorite music tracks or mix the sound from a YouTube lesson video with the kit. It’s also possible to play songs direct from an SD card and record your playing at any time. Onboard coach functions help you focus on skill building, and even track your progress over time. And the metronome can be set for different time signatures and note values, helping improve your inner clock.

Specifications

  • KIT CONFIGURATION

  • 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
  • All purpose clamp: APC-30 x 1
  • Extra trigger input jack: 2 (AUX, CRASH 2)
  • SIZE AND WEIGHT

  • Dimensions: 1,300 (W) x 1,200 (D) x 1,200 (H) mm (including Kick pad, Cymbals, Hi-hat stand and Drum throne)
  • Weight: 35.3 kg / 77 lbs 14 oz
  • OTHER

  • Accessories: Sound module mount, AC adaptor, Special connection cable, Connection cable (Crash2), Drum key, Setup guide, Owner's manuals
  • Options (sold separately)Personal drum monitor: PM series
  • V-Drums accessory package: DAP-3X
  • V-Drums mat: TDM series
  • Noise eater: NE-100B

Please note, the following accessories are sold seperately: Drum throne, snare stand, hi-hat stand, kick pedal(s), headphones, drum sticks.

Technical
Should I buy an acoustic or electric drum kit?

There is certainly a very exciting and visceral quality to playing an acoustic drum kit, but unless you have very supportive (or deaf) neighbours and the space to set up the kit, you're probably better off going for an electric kit. Smaller electric kits are perfect for beginners to hone their skills on while being easy to move around and set up, while the larger, performance-focussed electric kits really shine on the stage.

Showing our 1 review for VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kit. Write a review
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
February 27, 2021 | Anonymous
Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kit

This kit is perfect. I wanted the feel of an acoustic kit with the benefits of an electronic kit and this ticks all the boxes.

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