Roland TD17KVX V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit With Stand MDS-COM
When you’re serious about drumming, you need a kit to match your ambition. The V-Drums TD-17 series lets your technique shine through, backed up with training tools to push you further. Combining a TD-50-class sound engine with newly developed pads results in an affordable electronic drum kit that’s authentically close to playing acoustic drums – accurately mirroring the physical movement, stick coordination and hand/foot control that every drummer needs. Meanwhile, an array of built-in coaching functions will track your technique, measure your progress and increase your motivation. Becoming a better drummer is still hard work, but the TD-17 can help you get there.
Develop stick-control and correct playing technique with large 12-inch double-mesh snare
VH-10 Hi-hat cymbal with natural motion and open/close detection helps learn hi-hat control
Natural, rich and dynamic drum sounds, inherited from flagship TD-50 sound engine
Learn expressive foot control and pedal technique with the KD-10 Kick pad
Two crash cymbals and expansion possibilities support your individual playing style and performance
Improve your sense of time with Time Check and Quiet Count as part of Coach Mode
Warm-up menu provides a basic daily exercise routine to help your playing progress
Enjoy playing along with your favorite tunes by streaming audio from your smartphone to the TD-17 via Bluetooth® audio
Choose a kit that matches the tune or style you’re playing, from 50 premium preset drum kits
Adjust the ambience of each kit to match the venues you perform at
Customize the preset drum kits to match your preferred drum sound
Import your own samples for a drum sound that matches the original recording
Watch video lessons on your smartphone and play along, while the audio comes through the headphones via Bluetooth
Develop your playing and timing with free to download ‘Melodics for V-Drums’ software (PC/Mac)
Hi-Hat Stand and Drum Pedal Not Included
Realistic Pads for Uncompromising Performance
Some electronic kits use much smaller pads than you’d typically find on an acoustic kit, but because the drumstick has to hit the center of each drum, these smaller pads can actually feel further away from you. This is especially true if you’ve moved from playing a 14-inch acoustic snare to an 8-inch rubber pad. The 12-inch dual-mesh PDX-12 snare* is tension-adjustable for authentic and satisfying rebound, while the height of the snare hoop is much closer to that of an acoustic snare so you can hit an open rim shot with a natural stick angle. If you’re serious about drumming, the TD-17 lets your technique shine through without asking you to compromise.
Ideal for Perfecting Hi-Hat Techniques
The TD-17KVX comes with the VH-10 V-Hi-Hat which uses a single-cymbal floating design that can be mounted and played on a traditional acoustic hi-hat stand. It provides the same playing feel as an acoustic hi-hat with natural rebound feel and swinging motion of the hi-hat cymbal. It also features open/closed motion and bow/edge sounds for executing traditional playing techniques to perfection.
Great Sounds Lead To Great Performances
The TD-17’s sound engine delivers a superior drumming experience thanks to Prismatic Sound Modeling technology inherited from the flagship TD-50 sound module. Begin playing and you’ll notice a wider dynamic range and dramatic tonal changes, depending on where and how hard you strike the pad. From rim shots, rolls, flams, and ghost notes on the snare to dramatic crash hits, sustained cymbal swells, and half-open position on the hi-hats along with different sounds for the bow and edge, every nuance is detailed, accurate, and ultra-smooth.
The Feel of an Acoustic Kick Drum (But Quieter)
A nice solid kick drum usually comes with a nice loud noise. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want, but your family or neighbors may not feel the same way. The KD-10 kick pad absorbs much of the noise thanks to its rubber cover combined with a dedicated cushion, but retains that satisfying kick drum ‘thud’ when a beater buries into a bass drum head, so it’s ideal for playing at home where loud noise may cause problems. It’s compatible with all standard kick pedals, single or double kick.
Acoustic Drumming Techniques Accepted Here
Although each model in the TD-17 series is compact, they’re all kitted out for professional performance—especially the TD-17KVX which comes with two crash cymbals and the VH-10 hi-hat. Across the entire range, the position and angle of each pad is fully adjustable, while the distance between the pads and the drummer is similar to what you’d find on an acoustic kit.