The most powerful electronic percussion instrument available today, the Roland TD-50 is nearly limitless in its sound design. In this detailed guide, you will learn how to create your dream kit sounds through the TD-50’s deep functionality for live, home and studio use.
QUICK START GUIDE TO THE ROLAND TD-50 V-DRUMS
With any new instrument, the desire to get stuck in and start playing is overwhelming. We understand. So, to get started on the Roland TD-50 V-Drums, this guide will help to minimize your set up time and maximize your playing time.
Samples can make a big difference to your music, but it’s important to make sure that you prepare them properly before you use them live. This is especially important for drum sounds, where a kick, snare or hi-hat can make or break your set. In this article, we’ll explain how to prepare samples for your V-Drums so that you’ll always have a superb sound.
BEEF UP YOUR KICK
With Roland’s TD-50 V-Drums, practically any drum sound that you need, you can achieve. In this article, we explain in detail how you can customize your ideal kick drum sounds for superb results.
GIVE YOUR SNARE SOUND MORE PUNCH
In this article, we describe in detail how you can take control of your snare sound, by giving it all the power and punch you want it to have!
MAKING YOUR TOMS SOUND DEEPER
Toms add so much to your drumming and in the TD-50 V-Drums kit, your options for tom sounds are practically unlimited. Find out how you can customise your own personal tom tones with the TD-50 in this article.
MAKE YOUR CRASHES SOUND BIGGER
Crash cymbals are imperative for any drum kit and on the Roland TD-50, you can get your cymbals sounding however you like. In this article, find out how a few simple steps will give you any crash sound you need.
TWEAKING THE RIDE CYMBAL
Often the only cymbal of its kind on a standard drum kit, the ride cymbal is a crucial piece of kit for drummers – and bands! Customising your ride cymbal’s sound on the TD-50 is both simple and incredibly effective for great results. Find out how in this article.
MAKING YOUR HI-HATS SOUND SOLID
Arguably the most played piece of gear on a drum kit, the importance of the hi-hat cannot be overstated. With Roland’s TD-50 V-Drums kit, customising your hi-hat is both simple and exceptionally rewarding, as you’ll discover in this article.
MAKING YOUR KIT SOUND GREAT
Once you’ve customised your own drum sounds in the TD-50, bringing them all together for an overall blend is where your sound will go from great to stellar. Find out how.
USING WAV SAMPLES WITH THE TD-50
Playing your own samples is a great way to maximise your own personal sound. With the Roland TD-50 V-Drums kit, this process has never been easier. Find out how to add your own samples to the TD-50 in this article and customise your sound like never before.
USING THE LAYER FUNCTION WITH THE ROLAND TD-50
Layering is a great way to create exciting new sounds for your music. Usually regulated to the studio, the Roland TD-50 gives you the ability to customise new sound layers that you can play anywhere, even on stage! Find out how in this article.
HOW TO USE PAD EFX AND MULTI EFX
Effects are an excellent way to finalise your customised drum sounds, whether it’s with reverb, compression or equalisation. In the Roland TD-50, you’ll have no trouble getting your kits sounding fantastic with effects. Learn more here.
USING THE TRANSIENT EDITOR
The most powerful electronic drum kit available today, the Roland TD-50 has the potential to shape and augment drum sounds in incredible ways. Find out how the TD-50’s Transient Editor can add finesse, impact and an overall finality to your customized drum sounds, by altering characteristics in ways that are impossible to do on an acoustic kit.
EQ AND COMPRESSION
EQ and Compression can increase the lively and dynamic feel of your drum sounds. In this article, find out how you can take full advantage of the Roland TD-50’s powerful EQ and Compression for use with your own kit patches.
RECORDING YOUR TD-50
Find out the best and easiest way to record your TD-50 V-Drums.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR KIT
Maintaining your TD-50 and keeping it sounding the best as it can is easy. In this article, we’ll discuss patch and storage management, driver updates and other ways to care for your TD-50.