We live in a digital age where electronic drum kits are becoming so sophisticated that people listening to them cannot tell them apart from acoustic drums. Add to that the fact that electronic kits are lighter, easier to transport, and can be tonally adjusted to suit any style; there’s no excuse to reason not to want an electronic kit.
But with so many options on the market, where do you start?
One of the best options available is the Roland TD-17. The TD-17 drum kit combines some of the best elements of the Roland flagship kit, the TD-50, with newly designed pads. This combination has resulted in a drum kit that sounds amazing and is incredibly affordable.
As a drummer timing is one of your most important skills to develop. For the most part, people prefer to listen to a slow drummer who keeps the beat than a flashy drummer who can’t keep the beat.
The Roland TD-17 has a built-in coach mode, that will evaluate your playing, and give you feedback on your timing, groove, and tempo. The coach mode will even help you develop your playing stamina!
Playing by yourself is a valuable exercise when you’re learning new techniques. But, if you want to push yourself, there is little better than playing along with some recorded music.
The Roland TD-17 lets you stream music from your smartphone, directly to the kit. Got a set to practice? No worries! Just set up a playlist, stream it to the kit, and play along. And best of all, the TD-17 can record your performance so that you can review your playing!
Would you like to test a Roland TD-17? Send us a message, and one of our drum specialists will be in contact to arrange a demo.