Musical Instruments : Drums & Percussion Reviews - 10/15/2018

Musical Instruments : Drums & Percussion Reviews - 10/15/2018

Roland TM2 - TM-2 Acoustic Drum Trigger Module

Category

Musical Instruments, Drums & Percussion

Price

$199.00

SKU:

B01H5M9OKM

Product Rating

4.7 / 5

  • Model: TM2
  • A Convenient and Affordable Way to Create a Powerful Hybrid Drum Kit
  • Trigger Inputs for Roland Pads and Acoustic Drum Triggers
  • Ready-to-Play Pro Sounds for Enhancing Acoustic Drums in Live Performances
  • User Sound Expansion via SDHC Cards

I know nothing about these things, however my son-in-law ... By:
I know nothing about these things, however my son-in-law wanted this for Christmas and was thrilled to receive it. He's a drummer in a heavy metal band in Austin and knows the business.
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this thing By:
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this thing. I play in a death metal band (Boarcorpse), and I use a combination of single strokes and double stroke rolls with my feet. (My doubles are heel-up, not feathering) I was using the Alesis DM5, which most of you reading this probably know is the bottom of the barrel trigger module, but it's used by almost everyone at some point. I knew the sounds on the DM5 were garbage, but I didn't realize how inaccurately it was triggering, until I bought the TM2. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say, switching from the DM5 to the TM2 made a HUGE difference in my kick skills. It's just so much more accurate. Yes, it only has 2 trigger inputs (1/4 inch), so it wouldn't work with an entire electronic kit, but it's perfect for a hybrid kit. (All acoustic drums and either a triggered kick drum, or an electronic kick drum) I use the Roland TD120 as my kick. When I started messing with the TM2, I found a setting on it that let's you select either a type of trigger or a specific pad model. So I was able to select "TD120" within the TM2, and it immediately started triggering perfectly with what I was playing. I can't stress enough how big a difference it's made having a brain that accurately represents what I'm playing, I LOVE it.I should mention that when I ordered this, the description made it sound like it ran on batteries (even says batteries required in the description) and it does NOT mention coming with an AC adapter. So I ordered an aftermarket AC adapter when I ordered the TM2, only to realize that it DID come with an AC adapter when it arrived, it's just also capable of running on batteries. I'm not 100% sure why you'd want to use batteries with it, if you're using it, you're plugging the output into an amp or PA to amplify the sound, so obviously you have access to electricity.... anyways, I guess the battery thing is an interesting option, I just think it's unnecessary.Oh, you can also load your own sounds onto it. That's huge in my book. I haven't gotten around to doing it yet, but even without that option it's a 5 star product.
Five Stars By:
works as well as the last one i purchased
Five Stars By:
Good quality
Five Stars By:
Works great. Easy to use.
Roland Tm-2 Drum Trigger Module By:
The Roland TM-2 is a great trigger module. I use it on the kick drum for death metal. I have the rest of the kit internally miced except overheads. Definitely worth 5 stars not a 4 star item. If the item was broken ok. Used for what it's for and all expectations met, I can't see that being a four 4 star item. Even compared to a more expensive unit in its class I'm happy. You can upload a custom wave file downloaded to an SD card for your unique custom sound! And it has ready to play sounds. Dimensions are 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 by 2 1/4 very convenient and compact. It's battery powered too, i use the power supply that comes with it. It has 2 trigger inputs and outputs. You can add more with Y cables. You can connected the left mono output to a interface input for recording to a computer software or out to a DI box to a mixing board for live. Setup was very easy to program and save my uploaded settings (SD card). You don't have to, i would make sure all your settings are good with your playing style. Easy to custom go to new kit and set. Everybody's setup will be a little bit different take time and learn yours. Sensitivity, Curve, Threshold, and Input. I never touch the Retrigger setting. Curve- liner is ok (regular) loud 2 is better for me (louder then regular). Threshold- might loop if to high or low (stops double hits from happening). Sensitivity- (might not pick up your hits if it's not set high or low enough). X talk cancel I leave at the (default). Instrument edit is important too. Here Level is set to 100 (maximum output) and Dynmcs is set to- Max not liner. Max elemonates all dynmcs so all hits are the same for my kick drum. Make sure your drum heads are tuned right so you sound good acoustically and digitally! Good luck in drumming and finding your sound!
Addicting By:
This thing is addicting. Unlimited sounds in a small footprint. The problem you will initially face is spending a lot of time looking for kick/snare sounds for each song, but it's a lot of fun! Works well with the Roland RT triggers out of the box. My kick initially did not have any muffling inside, so I was experiencing retriggering with my RT kick trigger. Putting a small pillow in the kick solved it. You don't necessarily need to deaden the kick sound by putting tons of blankets or pillows, but just enough so that the batter head's vibration allows a decent decay. Other than that, I didn't have to do any x-talk or threshold adjustments on the TM2 - all are factory settings in my current setup.The extra time I needed to setup this thing (with the triggers and cables) is well worth it.
Very useful little box By:
This is a very handy drum tools for adding to your existing setup without much difficulty.
Was a gift By:
Was a gift but was very excited about getting it.
Lots of bang for the buck By:
And a great way to add more pads to an e-kit when you max out all your inputs. Great that it adds sampling capability to a kit that doesn't already have it (older TD20 kits).

Roland TD-11K Electronic Drum Set Bundle with 3 Pairs of Sticks, Audio Cable, and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth

Category

Musical Instruments, Drums & Percussion

Price

$799.99

SKU:

B01DKYIXVU

Product Rating

4.4 / 5

  • SuperNATURAL-enhanced sound engine with Behavior Modeling provides an expressive and natural drumming experience
  • Diverse sound library covers a wide variety of musical genres for performance and practice
  • Professionally recorded backing songs onboard, ideal for play-along practice and performance
  • Practice features include Quick Record/Quick Play, plus a unique COACH function that helps players of all levels build drumming skills effectively
  • Large LCD and icon-driven user interface for easy operation

Love the product By:
Accurate product description. Love the product.
Loved it By:
I've been looking at this product for a long time not conviced this smal piece could deliver so well. I am impressed with the quality of the materials, design and easy to play with drum. Definetly recommend.
AWESOME SOUND! GREAT FEEL! By:
GREAAAAAT PRODUCT!!! 100% RECOMMENDED!!!!!!
Love it!! By:
Very cool drum set. My son and I love it and we play on it every day. It sounds fantastic!
DOES NOT INCLUDE KICK PEDAL By:
Great drum set, though I do wish it was more clear in the advertisement that it DOES NOT include the kick pedal. It really shouldn't be shown in the photos if it's not included. You really have to dig and research to find that it doesn't come with the kick pedal, so that was an additional expense on top of an already very pricey drum set. However, that being said, the quality of the drum set is fantastic.
Feliz By:
Realmente me Gusto !
Also this is a great set up for a smaller space By:
We researched a lot of these and we were worried it would not work as well. We are very pleasantly surprised. Also this is a great set up for a smaller space. We have not gotten it to sound as great through our guitar (or bass) amp as we have through the headphones. We figure it is us being Newbies and not knowing how to do this right. But if it's not the case then that's an issue. I am assuming there is some way to make a better sound. Or we need a better amp. Otherwise this product delights! Big hit and great value!
Five Stars By:
My husband loves it!
Five Stars By:
Excellent!!
Five Stars By:
The best drum set to learn and I have a lot of fun every time I play

ROLAND Electronic Drum Set (TD-11K)

Category

Musical Instruments, Drums & Percussion

Price

$799.99

SKU:

B007XOPXRG

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • Supernatural-enhanced sound engine with Behavior Modeling provides an expressive and natural drumming experience
  • Diverse sound library covers a wide variety of musical genres for performance and practice
  • Professionally recorded backing songs onboard, ideal for play-along practice and performance
  • Practice features include Quick Record/Quick Play, plus a unique COACH function that helps players of all levels build drumming skills effectively
  • Large LCD and icon-driven user interface for easy operation

Order a stereo jack converter also! By:
Had the older version of this kit for years. Just bought this and absolutely love it. I like to plug my phone in and jam along to my favorite songs. Heads up though you will need a stereo jack conversation to use headphones.
Great buy! By:
I love this thing and I play it everyday!!!
So far so good. By:
Drummer beginner. After a lot of looking, I stopped on this set.Roland is a fame brand and does worth it to pay attention.Now I'm upgrading it with mesh toms. And I made a furror when invite people at my house and show them what the set can do.So far so good.
Five Stars By:
I absolutely adore this kit. Many hours of playing have been put into this beauty!
Five Stars By:
boyfriend loves this set. Very professional and sleek looking. Lot of options with the head unit.
Five Stars By:
Excellent service and product, thnx
Five Stars By:
Good quality for the price! So much fun to play!
Extremely happy with my choice! By:
Ever since I moved into an apartment, I'd been wanting to get back into drumming, but space constraints and noise level were definitely issues I had to consider so I began looking into electric kits. I was looking for affordability without sacrificing quality and, after researching kits, I ultimately settled on the TD-11. I've been very happy with the kit - it's compact, but well made with a lot of built-in features, kits, and settings. There are plenty of videos on YouTube which demonstrate the different kits and features if you are curious.The set-up is very simple - took me about an hour to put it together.*** Just FYI, this kit DOES NOT include a kick pedal, throne, amplifier/speaker, or sticks, and the headphone port only accepts a stereo jack. To play it straight out of the box, at the very least you will also need to purchase a kick pedal, throne, sticks, and a pair of headphones with a stereo jack adapter. In order to play without headphones, the amps designed specifically for electric kits run about $250. I've tried using guitar amps, but the sound quality is garbage, and I don't have any speakers to try out. Also, if you want to play double-bass, you can get away with purchasing a cheap traditional kick pedal, as you can program the high-hat pedal to act as a second kick.
Five Stars By:
So good and still going strong after a year of heavy use!

Roland PER-PK-HYB1 | Hybrid Percussion Pack with RT-30K RT-30HR TM-2

Category

Musical Instruments, Drums & Percussion

Price

$369.99

SKU:

B01L0QXSXI

Product Rating

3.9 / 5

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  • Hybrid percussion pack includes the following: 1 RT-30K w/ connection cable, 1 RT-30HR w/ connection cable, 1 TM-2 Trigger Module w/ AC adapter, mounting plate, 1 Multi Clamp
  • RT-30K: Advanced trigger device for playing electronic sources from an acoustic bass drum
  • TM-2: Compact trigger module for acoustic drummers looking to enhance their kits with electronic percussion
  • RT-30HR: Advanced dual-trigger device with independent head and rim triggering for playing electronic sources from acoustic drums

Excellent piece of By:
performs as advertised. Excellent piece of equipment
Five Stars By:
Love it.