- Five-piece electronic drum kit with two crashes, ride, and hi-hat that mounts on an acoustic stand
- Develop stick control and correct playing techniques using the large 12-inch PDX-12 snare with double-mesh head
- 12-inch VH-10 V-Hi-Hat with natural motion and open/closed detection helps develop hi-hat control
- Updated TD-17 sound module with new kits, expanded effects, compression/reverb sections, and rich, dynamic, and natural drum sounds
- Choose from 70 premium preset drum kits, including 20 new kits with custom samples
- Learn expressive foot control and pedal techniques with the KD-10 Kick Pad
- Two 12-inch CY-12C-T crash cymbals and one 14-inch CY-14R-T ride cymbal with thin profiles for natural feel and realistic movement
- Three 10-inch PDX-8 mesh-head tom pads with head and rim triggering
- Rugged and stable MDS-Compact stand
- Expansion possibilities to support your unique playing and performance styles
- Improve your sense of time with Time Check and Quiet Count in Coach mode
- Warm-up menu provides a daily exercise routine to help your playing progress
- Adjust the ambience and reverb of each kit to match the venues you perform at
- Customize the preset drum kits to personalize your drum sound
- Import your own samples to match specific songs and styles
- Enjoy playing along with favorite tunes and video lessons by streaming audio from your smartphone to the module via Bluetooth® audio
- Develop playing and timing with free Melodics™ for V-Drums software for macOS and Windows
- Expand your range with sounds, samples, and artist kits at Roland Cloud
Roland TD-17 Series V-Drums Anika Nilles Performance
Watch and hear the TD-17KVX2 in action as Anika Nilles performs her track “Synergy.” The refreshed TD-17 V-Drums series provides an unbeatable combination of great quality, superior sound, and practical kit configurations.
The Electronic Drum Kit
That Plays Like an Acoustic
If you regularly play acoustic drums, you shouldn’t have to change or compromise your style with an electronic kit. The TD-17 lets you use the same acoustic playing techniques, thanks to the large 12-inch snare and a natural feeling hi-hat* that can be mounted on an acoustic hi-hat stand. And with a supremely playable collection of kits on board, you’ll experience the authentic character and tone of acoustic drums with lightning-fast response time.
*VH-10 V-Hi-Hat included with TD-17KVX2 model only.
Realistic Pads for Uncompromising Performance
The TD-17KV2 and TD-17KVX2 kits come with enhanced snare and cymbal pads for an even more authentic drumming experience. The 12-inch PDX-12 snare and 10-inch PDX-8 tom pads feature tension-adjustable mesh heads for customizable acoustic-like response and rebound. In addition, the PDX-12 has a traditional hoop height to hit open rimshots with a natural stick angle. Both kits also include newly developed thin V-Cymbals that attach to the stands with a special pivot mount, providing acoustic-style swing motion and stick response when played.
Ideal for Perfecting Hi-Hat Techniques
The TD-17KVX2 comes with the VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, which uses a single-cymbal floating design that mounts on a traditional acoustic hi-hat stand. It provides the same playing feel as an acoustic hi-hat, with a natural rebound and authentic swinging motion when you strike the pad. And with bow/edge triggering and smooth open/closed sounds, you can execute traditional playing techniques to perfection.
Great Sounds Lead to Great Performances
The TD-17’s sound engine delivers a superior drumming experience, thanks to its advanced onboard Prismatic Sound Modeling. Just like acoustic drums, you can play with wide dynamic range and dramatic tonal changes depending on where and how hard you strike the pad. From rimshots, rolls, flams, and ghost notes on the snare to natural hi-hat transitions, dramatic crash hits, sustained cymbal swells, and more, 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. The KD-10 Kick Pad absorbs most of the impact noise thanks to its carefully engineered rubber components and cushion, all while retaining that satisfying acoustic kick drum “thud” when a beater is buried in a full-size head. In addition to keeping the noise down, the versatile design is compatible with all standard kick pedals, both single and double.
Slimmer, Low-Profile Cymbals
All cymbals in the TD-17 series feature thinner profiles than previous generations, offering more natural movement and improved stick feel. Each cymbal can also be choked simply by grabbing the edge—just like a real acoustic cymbal. The 14-inch CY-14R-T ride cymbal even includes three-way triggering with independent sounds for the edge, bow, and bell.
Acoustic Drumming Techniques Accepted Here
Although each model in the TD-17 series can fit into smaller spaces at home, they’re outfitted for professional performance. Across the entire range, the position and angle of each pad are fully adjustable, and the overall layout is comparable to an acoustic kit.
Join Your Favorite Band.
No Audition Necessary
While playing endless drum solos is undeniably fun, it only takes you so far. With the TD-17, you can push your drumming further by playing along with your favorite bands—including your own. Wirelessly stream music from your smartphone via Bluetooth audio and listen to the entire performance through your headphones. You can even record your performance to hear where you need to tighten things up.
Play with Your Band—Wherever They Are
If you’re in a band, getting everyone together can be challenging. But rather than going to rehearsals, how about bringing rehearsals to you? Work on your drum parts daily by playing along to finished songs, demos, and backing tracks streamed from your phone. Once you’re back with the band in person, you’ll be more than ready.
Record. Listen. Learn.
Listening back to your drumming is one of the best ways to improve. The TD-17 module has an onboard recorder that lets you hear and evaluate what you actually played—not what you thought you played. Record solo sessions or drum along with the TD-17 demo songs, audio stored on an SD card, or music streamed from your phone. Along with self-evaluation, it’s an easy way to capture high-quality audio for YouTube performance videos.
Download Extra Kits from Roland Cloud
You’re not just limited to the preset kits inside the TD-17 module. Explore an ever-growing range of artist kits at Roland Cloud, including signature setups from pro drummers like Anika Nilles, Craig Blundell, Kaz Rodriguez, and more. Once you have a free Roland Cloud account, just download the kits that appeal to you and dig in.
The Essential Tools
to Improve Your Drumming
First things first: drummers should be able to keep a solid beat before moving on to the exciting stuff. But mastering the basics can be exciting too, as it builds a solid foundation for growing as a musician. The TD-17 module includes a Coach mode to sharpen your skills with daily practice tools, complete with progress tracking that motivates you to improve. Play through warm-ups, develop your sense of groove, tempo, and timing, and even work on your stamina.
Deepen Your Sense of Groove
With Time Check, you can develop more accuracy when playing to a click track. After a performance, accurate strikes are shown with a percentage value, and you can see whether your pad strikes were on, ahead of, or behind the beat.
Fine-Tune Your Internal Timing
Quiet Count helps refine your internal sense of time and tempo. As you play, the click drops in and out every few measures. During the silenced bars, you must rely on your internal sense of timing to maintain the tempo as the click returns. The more you use it, the more your “internal metronome” will improve.
Effective Warm-Up Routines Made Easy
Coach mode also features a cool warm-up regimen to make daily practice sessions more enjoyable. Choose from three warm-up times and select a starting tempo. Then play through a range of exercises, including rhythm type changes, tempo changes, and a timing evaluation. When you’re finished, you’ll get an overall grade showing what you need to improve on—and be loosened up and ready for some serious drumming.
The Importance of Practice
“When it comes to drums, everyone needs to practice. I was able to develop a career as a drummer by making time to play and pushing myself to learn new and challenging things. Having drums available at home, finding a way to build playing time into a busy life whenever you can, and challenging yourself to learn new rhythms and coordinations are the keys to becoming a better drummer.”
Play Along to Video Lessons Streamed Wirelessly from Your Smartphone
Working with video lessons has never been easier. Place your smartphone on the module’s panel, connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, and hear the drum lesson audio—along with your playing—through headphones or monitors.
Have Fun Improving with Melodics
Melodics™ for V-Drums—a free application for macOS and Windows—features a curated set of drum lessons to develop your sense of rhythm, timing, and muscle memory. Subscribers can access additional premium content that includes over 70 lessons, with more added each week.
Easily Track Drums in Your DAW
Recording acoustic drums can be quite difficult—often needing lots of equipment and expertise—but the TD-17 makes recording at home easy. Connect the module to your computer with a single USB cable and record a stereo audio drum track directly into your DAW. You can also record MIDI through the same USB cable or via the dedicated MIDI output.
The TD-17 Module. Highly Rated, Now Updated.
Since its launch, the TD-17 module has powered the progress of drummers everywhere. And now, the journey continues with 20 additional preset kits, including 10 previously available with the VAD-306 model only. These new kits include 26 pre-loaded samples that you can also use in your custom kits. Reverb and Kit Comp effects have been added as well, along with 11 more MFX types for shaping drum tones. And with integrated support for Roland Cloud content, you can expand your playing experience with a growing selection of sounds, samples, and custom kits from top V-Drums artists.
Find the Perfect Kit for the Music You Play
The TD-17 module includes 70 premium-quality preset kits for a range of professional musical scenarios. Experience the warm vibes of “Acoustic,” or play on a small stage with the tight “Shallow Mini” kit. Rock heavy in the wide-open expanse of “Arena Stage,” or go for maximum recording clarity with the clean and defined “BigWoodShell” kit. And that’s just a start—whatever music drives your passion, the TD-17 will help y
Get To Know Your Gig Venue Before You Arrive
Before the gig, the TD-17 helps you become familiar with the acoustics of the performance venue. With the realistic ambience effect and newly added reverb, you can simulate any space to get used to the sound—all from the comfort of your home.
Create Your Very Own Signature Drum Kit
The TD-17 is filled with tools to build signature drum sounds like today’s pro drummers. Create big, rich snares and kicks by layering different sounds together, each with their own attack characteristics, ambience, and more. Then go further with onboard pitch control, EQ, and an endless range of creative effects.
Import Samples and Sound Just Like the Record
For some performances, you simply have to use a specific sound. With the TD-17 module, you can import and trigger original single-shot drum hits or introduce audio loops, sequences, and more. Better still, imported samples can be mixed and layered with internal TD-17 sounds to build any kit you can imagine.