V-Drums Lite

A New All-In-One Drum Kit for the Masses


(Jul. 18, 2013)
V-Drums Friend Jam Version 4.0 is available!
Metronome and other newly added functions.

(Apr. 30, 2013)
V-Drums Friend Jam Kids Version 1.1 is now available in 13 languages.

(Jan. 20, 2012)
The HD-1's successor has arrived! Meet the V-Drums Lite HD-3!

A New All-In-One Drum Kit for the Masses

Roland’s V-Drums are the most popular electronic drums in the world, but not everyone has the room or budget for a full V-Drums kit. Introducing the new Roland HD-1. It's forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it's much simpler to use. It’s also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed kick beater, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. The HD-1 is also conveniently compact and stylish — perfect for every home, school, studio, etc. — and it's priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1’s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport, and for a clean look. Just take it out of the box and play.

Small Price, Big Performance

It might look small, but the HD-1 sounds and performs impressively large. With Roland’s legendary V-Drum know-how at the core, this little kit is a dream for first-timer or casual players as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones.

Play-Along Fun

The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods®, and the like. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier.

Borderless Expression

The HD-1 is a great way to enhance musical expression and enjoyment in your home. Used along with other popular instruments such as Roland’s digital pianos, the HD-1 will serve as the nucleus for family fun and musical enrichment.

Kit Configuration
Kick Pedal, Snare, Hi-Hat, Hi-Hat Pedal, Tom x 3, Crash, Ride
Drum Kits
Drum Kit button x 5, Variation button, Metronome button, Volume knob, Tempo knob
Tempo (40--220), Sounds (3 types), Volume (3 levels)
Output jack (Stereo miniature phone type) (*1), Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone type), Mix In jack (Stereo miniature phone type), MIDI Out connector (5-pin DIN type), Trigger Cable connector (DB-25 type): (*1) Output Jack can be connected with headphones.
Output Impedance
Output jack: 100 ohms, Headphone jack: 100 ohms
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current Draw
300 mA
Owner's Manual, Set-up Guide, Video Manual (DVD), AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Trigger Cable (Prepositioned in Drum Stand), Drum Key, Screwdriver, Screws for Sound Module x 4, Screws for Foot Pipe x 4, Roland Sticker
Personal Drum Monitor: PM-01, V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-1, V-Drums Mat: TDM-1

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

Song for Practice

You can download the best fit song (audio data) for your V-Drums Lite play along practice. Before you begin, please read the procedure introduced below this page.


1. Download the song that you want to try.

  • For Windows; Right click [download] and select "Save Target As..."
  • For Mac; Click [download] while pressing down the control key and select "Download Linked File."

2. Import the downloaded audio data into your music-management software of choice (iTunes, etc...).

3. Transfer the data from your PC to your digital audio player.

4. Connect the audio player to V-Drums Lite HD-1 with audio cable.

5. Start audio player; the song and V-Drums sound will be mixed. Please adjust the balance of each with the volume control.

No. Category Title Download
1 Rock Basic 8th-1 download
2 Rock PopRock-1 download
3 Rock PopRock-2 download
4 Rock Hard Rock-1 download
5 Rock Hard Rock-2 download
6 Rock Rock Shuffle-1 download
7 Pops Pops-1 download
8 Funk Funk-1 download
9 R&B Contemporary R&B-1 download
10 Ballad 6/8 Ballad-1 download
11 Fusion Slow Fusion-1
12 Jazz Swing Jazz-1
13 Jazz Swing Jazz-2
14 Jazz Contemporary Jazz-1
15 Latin Latin-1
16 Latin Bossa-1
17 Rock PopRock-3
18 Pops 16th Shuffle-1
19 Pops 16th Shuffle-2
20 Pops Pop Ballad-1
21 Pops Pop Ballad-2
22 Fusion Medium Fusion-1
23 Funk Acid Funk-1
24 Blues Slow Blues-1
25 R&B Jazz Ballad-1
26 Latin Latin-2
27 Rock Hard Rock-3
28 Pops 16th Shuffle-3
29 Pops 16th Shuffle-4
30 Fusion Medium Fusion-2
31 R&B Contemporary R&B-2
32 R&B Slow 8th Shuffle-1
33 Blues Slow Blues-2
34 Funk 7/4 Funk-1
35 Jazz Swing Jazz-3
36 Jazz Jazz Walts-1
37 Latin Latin-3


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