Roland TD-9 (No Longer Available)
V-Tour Sound Module with USB, LCD Backlit Display, Quick Record/Play, Scope Mode, and Real Audio Songs and Patterns
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From Our Research Team:
This V-Drum Module is a Real Performer!The Roland TD-9 V-Drum sound module turns your V-Drums into incredibly powerful performance and rehearsal tools. The TD-9 is loaded with hundreds of new sounds, real audio songs and patterns, and it includes practical functions such as Scope Mode and Quick Record/Play functions for rehearsal and playback. A USB port lets you play along to streaming audio files, too. Its display is large and easy to read, and large buttons and controls make on-the-fly kit changes and edits a snap. Practice and play like a pro with the Roland TD-9.
Roland TD-9 V-Drum sound module at a Glance:
Powerful sound module
The TD-9 sound module is the anchor of Roland's new Mid-line V-Drums kits. With hundreds of new sounds, real-audio songs and patterns onboard, plus new practice function of Scope and Quick Rec/Play built-in even with V-Hi-Hat (VH-11) full compatibility and 3-way ride triggering available, and a Scope Mode skill builder built-in, the TD-9 raises the bar significantly in its price range.
Outfitted with a large, backlit display with accompanying oversized buttons and controls, the TD-9's friendly and icon-based interface makes editing sounds and customizing kits, fast and fun. Drummers can play along with real-audio backing songs to build their own musical experience base.
You can use the TD-9's USB port to play along to streaming audio files (WAV) of your choice. "Quick Record" and "Quick Play" features allow drummers to immediately record and play back solo drum parts, or drum parts performed with the backing songs.
Roland TD-9 V-Drum Sound Module Features:
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by Matt fromIdk what y'all talking about... this is a reallly good module.. the sounds are amazing. Maybe you guys don't know how to tune the sounds.. i found, the sounds really awesome..
April 24, 2011
Big bang for your buck
by Jerry Harwell from Traverse City MiYou can't get a better sounding kit anywhere for less than $2,500! We purchased the td-9 SX for our church and everyone is amazed with the sounds. It is also very portable. you don't need to take i... read more [+]t apart to fit it in the back of a mini-van! close [-]
April 22, 2009
Music Background: Praise Band Drummer
TD-9 module review
by Full Bird Music from4.5 stars because I don't give anything five stars that doesn't absolutely blow me away.
January 29, 2013
Music Background: Producer, Composer, Songwriter
This module has one feature that the 2 current line modules (the TD-11 and TD-15) don't have - ... read more [+]MIDI IN. If you're looking to expand your 10-input module you will need this capability, along with another module to expand from. But you can use the cheaper Alesis IO or the like to do that, as long as you're using plugins for the samples.
Since I use this module mostly for recording using plugin samples and using the MIDI OUT port to capture the performance, I won't comment too much on the built-in samples. They are prone to the machine gun effect on the snare and hi-hat because (AFAIK) there is no round-robin. BUT - the sensitivity, response, and sophisticated MIDI sensing of this module are all excellent. It picks up hi-hat and snare dynamics effortlessly - and that is what I want from my module. You can even program into this thing what type of pad you have plugged in and it will change its behavior based on that (3-zone ride cymbals work like a charm, by the way).
I've also read some articles and forums online that read that you can't use anything but Roland triggers on these modules. NOT TRUE. I only have ONE Roland trigger and the rest are either DIY, Alesis, or generic triggers. Everything works without a hitch. No setup issues at all.
For practicing, the sample songs are great and the ability to use the USB flash drive for external songs is cool too, although I haven't used the USB yet. The Quick Record function is killer too for practicing and playback. There's nothing like hearing your own recorded performance as feedback for how you are doing.
In all, if you're looking for great samples to use live or for recording, I would suggest you upgrade to the TD-30. The samples are *good enough* for me to practice with. I have a very discerning ear and always critique sterile sounds or anything that sounds remotely unnatural and I'm fine with this module's soundset - FOR PRACTICE.
If you're only looking for MIDI-out to the computer so you can use your own drum samples (with excellent support from plugin-makers for Roland modules) or to expand your current Alesis IO kit, then look no further. You can buy this unit used for about half this price, but they don't last long!
Bottom line: I would recommend this over several other similar modules. close [-]
by Malcolm Lewis from Cordele, Georgia USAI recently puchased the TD-9. I have not had the time to explore all the features. By nature of my job I am away a lot. However, within minutes I had the kit set up. Then a very brief glance at the ow... read more [+]ners manual showed me how to adjust the sounds for each module. This is the first electronic set I have owned, but not the first set I've played. Just like accoustic drums, this set up offers very good quality sounds. Or you can get funky, or even alien. There are hundreds of possibilitys listed in the book or you can just use the function keys and dial them up. There is also User kits that you build. It's fun and easy. The little time that I had so far brought up two concerns. The hi-hat volume and the headphone volume. Of course that can be easily fixed by adjusting other levels. Or maybe I just need a better monitor. close [-]
October 23, 2011
Music Background: Life Long Blues Man
by Gwen from Osage Beach, MoI have both the TD-6V and the older TD-8 V drum modules and found the TD-9 to be seriously lacking in comparison. My church purchased the unit, along with a Roland V drum kit, and I was excited to be ... read more [+]able to hear what the TD-9 offered. After several worship practices and live performances, I came away very dissapointed. The TD-9 has an "electronic" edgyness that makes it sound unrealistic,harsh and lacking depth. My ears soon grew tired of the TD-9 and longed for lush sounds of the TD-8 and TD-6. The TD-9 also has a considerable lack of "really usable" drumkits, as opposed to the other two modules. I consider myself blessed to have both the TD-6 and TD-8,either one blows the TD-9 away. In my opinion, Roland needs to go back to the drawing board on this module! close [-]
August 13, 2009
Music Background: Pro Musician
Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH