Good music needs great percussion, and Roland drum kits can lift your playing to the next level. Choose the type of drum based on your budget, playing style and preferred musical genre to get the best results. Roland have a quality drumming set-up to meet the needs of any player, from beginner to professional.
The Roland Company
The Roland Corporation began in Tokyo in 1972, creating rhythm machines. They are now a leading manufacturer and distributor of a huge range of quality musical equipment, from acoustic and electronic percussion instruments to recording equipment and everything in between. The Roland brand is used by many professional musicians and recording artists, as well as producing a range of instruments, especially keyboards.
Choosing Your Drum Head
The drum head is very important in determining the sound created. Drum heads on acoustic drum kits come in several types: coated, clear, single and double ply. Deciding what type of music you intend to play and researching the varying sounds achieved can help you choose the drum head to suit your needs.
Drum Shells and Hardware
The shell that acoustic drums are made from also impacts the sound they make when played. Maple wood is a very popular choice for drums, producing a warm tone. However, fibreglass is another option. When you buy a Roland drum kit, the hardware items needed to set it up should be included. Buying a set that includes pieces like cymbals and a kick drum is generally cheaper than buying separate pieces.
Roland's electronic drum kits are called V-drums, with many advantages over acoustic drum sets. The tone and sound of the drums can be changed just by pressing a button. One of the major problems with learning the drums is the volume control, but with an electronic kit you can even choose to have the sound routed only to headphones. You can also find built-in recording, play-along and practice features to help you improve. A further solution is a hybrid kit which resembles a standard acoustic drum kit but with additional electronic drums.