Roland TM-1 Drum Trigger Sound Module



No two drummers are the same, and every player has their own distinctive style. Getting a sound that you’re happy with, not to mention having the right sound for the gig, is vital. But it can be expensive and time consuming trying to find out what works. Enter the TM-1—a unique trigger module that makes it easy to add more sounds to your acoustic drum kit. Spend over R10 000 and select brands in your cart qualify for an EXTRA 10% off our already reduced BLACK FRIDAY deals! Find out more…

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    • The Simple Solution to Bring Hybrid Power to Your Acoustic Kit

      Hybrid drum setups are everywhere these days, from stadium concerts to small clubs and bars. Busy working drummers love the ability to bring studio-style impact to their core acoustic sounds and be able to cover the electronic percussion parts that are so essential to modern music styles. At first, creating a hybrid acoustic-electronic setup can seem daunting. But with the TM-1, it’s easy for any player to start their hybrid journey. Just mount one or more Roland trigger devices within your setup, connect them to the TM-1, and access any sound you need. With dedicated controls for sensitivity, pitch, and more, there’s no technical knowledge required for operation—simply turn the knobs until the sound is right to you and start playing!

    • Cover Any Gig with 15 Ready-to-Play Kits

      When playing on stage with just your acoustic kit, it’s difficult or impossible to change your sound on the fly. But with a hybrid drum kit, changes can be made in an instant. Now you can play the sound of that unique drum you couldn’t bring to the gig, or incorporate samples and loops to enhance and expand your main drum sound. Out of the box, the TM-1 has 15 ready-to-go kits with two instruments in each. The free editor app unlocks access to a library of over 150 additional sounds, including kick, snare, and other drums, and even synth loops. And with the ability to add your own sounds via the editor as well, the sonic possibilities are virtually endless. Whatever you want to achieve, changing your kit’s sound during the set has never been easier.

    • Editor App for Sample Import and Quick Sound Creation

      A hybrid drum setup lets you choose and customize the sounds for your entire setlist, so each song gets the perfect drum sound. With the TM-1 Editor, you’re able to access all the module’s internal sounds, import your own original samples, assign sounds to each trigger pad, and quickly customize them however you like. Samples up to six seconds long can be imported from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or even cloud storage. And you don’t have to take your laptop to the gig to change up sounds at the last second—just use your smartphone!

      Learn more about TM-1 Editor app for iOS >>
      Learn more about TM-1 Editor app for Android >>

    • Enhance Your Acoustic Drum Sounds with Roland RT-Series Triggers

      Your acoustic drum sound is king, but it can nearly always benefit from some sonic reinforcement at live gigs. The kick and snare are the backbone to a band’s sound, but it can be a challenge to get them to cut through when playing with loud guitars, bass, and keys. By using Roland’s RT-series acoustic triggers, you can layer samples from the TM-1 with your own kick and snare and amplify them together through the PA, providing increased punch, clarity, and depth that perfectly complements your core acoustic sound. For years, metal drummers have been enhancing their kick drums with electronic samples—especially when playing fast double-kick phrases—as it really helps cut through a dense mix. But this technique isn’t just for speed players; every drummer can take advantage of these powerful hybrid benefits with the TM-1.

    • Expand Your Percussion Palette with Roland Trigger Pads

      The TM-1 is also a great way to expand the variety of sounds available from your acoustic drum kit. By adding an electronic drum pad, you can perform with any sound assigned to it. There are two trigger inputs available, allowing you to connect two single-trigger pads or one dual-trigger pad. Most Roland drum pads work with the TM-1, including the compact BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad, KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal, V-Pads, and V-Cymbals. It’s even possible to connect BOSS footswitches like the FS-5U or FS-6 and use them as compact floor-based triggers. And don’t forget that you can use the TM-1’s built-in footswitches to trigger sounds as well.

    • Ultra-Portable and Built for the Road

      The TM-1’s compact size lets you take it wherever you want, and the stompbox-style design fits easily alongside your other floor-mounted gear. Better still, support for battery operation eliminates the hassle of finding AC power when you need to set up in a hurry or perform outdoors. The TM-1 is lightweight enough to throw into a bag or instrument case, and robust enough to travel thanks to its metal-body construction and rugged footswitches.

    • Trigger-to-MIDI Conversion for Your Computer

      Whether you’re producing at home, working in the studio, or performing live, you sometimes need to send a MIDI signal when you hit a pad. The TM-1 performs this trigger-to-MIDI conversion simply by connecting it to a computer via USB, allowing you to trigger sounds in drum samplers and plug-in instruments, record MIDI tracks in a DAW, or control clips and other functions in performance software like Ableton Live.


    • The easiest way to get started with the power of hybrid drums
    • Simple and intuitive to use, with direct controls for all trigger functions
    • Small size, battery operation, and sturdy floor-based design integrates easily with your regular drum set
    • Two built-in footswitches for triggering sounds, changing kits, and muting the module
    • Suitable for any music style, from rock and metal to electronic music and beyond
    • 15 ready-to-play onboard kits and nearly unlimited sound customization via a convenient editor app
    • Free TM-1 Editor (Mac/Windows, iOS/Android) provides access to over 150 additional sounds, plus user sample import and much more
    • Compatible with Roland RT-series acoustic drum triggers and a wide variety of Roland trigger pads
    • Connect up to two pads or triggers (two single-trigger devices or one dual-trigger device)
    • Also works as a trigger-to-MIDI convertor when connected to a computer
    • USB for editor communication and trigger-to-MIDI conversion


    Kits15Preloaded Sounds30User SampleNumber of User Sample: 30
    Sound Length: Approx. 6 second/SampleData FormatMac OSX:
    WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless

    WAV (44.1 kHz, 16/24 bits)

    WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless

    WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits), MP3
    *The Application ‘TM-1 Editor’ is required.Display7 segments, 1 character (LED)Controls[SENS] knob (TRIG1, TRIG2)
    [PITCH] knob (TRIG1, TRIG2)
    [DECAY] knob (TRIG1, TRIG2)
    [LEVEL] knob (TRIG1, TRIG2)
    [MODE SELECT] button
    [MUTE] switch
    [KIT SHIFT] switch
    [POWER] switchIndicatorTrigger Indicator (TRIG1, TRIG2)ConnectorsTRIGGER IN jack : 1/4-inch phone type, mono
    OUTPUT jack : Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    *When setting the Output Setting to the “MIX”, The mixed sound of trigger 1 and 2 is output in mono.
    *When setting the Output Setting to the “INDIVIDUAL”, Each trigger is output separately to left and right (TRIG1: L-Side, TRIG2: R-Side).

    PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    USB port: USB type B
    DC IN jackUSBMIDIPower SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
    AC adaptor (DC 9 V, sold separately)
    Supplied from the computer via USB portCurrent Draw100 mA (DC IN)
    250 mA (USB)

    Expected battery life under continuous use : Approx. 3 hours
    *It depends on the batteries’ specification, capacity, and conditions of use.
    AccessoriesOwner’s manual
    Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
    USB type B CableOptions (sold separately)AC adaptor (PSA-S series)
    Acoustic Drum Trigger (RT series)
    Pads (PD series, PDX series, BT-1)
    Cymbals (CY series)
    Kick (KD series)
    Kick pedal (KT series)
    Footswitch (DP series, BOSS FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7)
    Stereo Split Cable (PCS-31L)
    Personal Drum Monitor (PM series)SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth150 mm
    5-15/16 inchesDepth95 mm
    3-3/4 inchesHeight60 mm
    2-3/8 inchesWeight (including batteries)550 g
    1 lb 4 oz