V-Drums Lite

Multi-Purpose V-Drums for Home Entertainment


(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.

(Mar. 27, 2013)
V-Drums Friend Jam Kids now available via free download!
The V-Drums Friend Jam Kids provides a fun way for children to practice and enjoy playing V-Drums.

Multi-Purpose V-Drums for Home Entertainment

Roland's V-Drums are world famous for their incredible sound and expressive performance. Today, the V-Drums family gets an exciting new addition with the HD-3 — a new-generation drum kit that expands the definition of drumming. This compact kit is powerful and expressive enough for pros yet fun and friendly enough for beginners, gamers, and home-entertainment enthusiasts. You don't need to be a drummer to enjoy this fun, cool instrument for every home.

  • - Fun, compact V-Drums for all levels of drummers, gamers, and home-entertainment enthusiasts
  • - 20 preset kits with dedicated select buttons and informative backlit LCD
  • - Beater-less kick with improved playing feel and low acoustic noise
  • - New cloth-head toms with improved playing feel and design
  • - Dual-trigger pads for snare and crash/ride to improve playability
  • - Metronome with selectable sounds and adjustable tempo

Small Price, Big Performance

Its footprint is small, but the HD-3 sounds and performs impressively large. Based on Roland's legendary V-Drums, this little kit is a dream for beginners, casual players, gamers, as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones.

Newly Improved Pads

Play the comfortable new cloth-head pads that feel and respond like acoustic toms. The beater-less kick pad has also been enhanced for comfort and improved playing response.

Play-Along Fun

The HD-3 is equipped with a mix input jack for connecting CD-players, MP3 players, and other audio sources. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier (*).

* Optional PM-03 Personal Drum Monitor

Family Centerpiece

The HD-3 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-3 will serve as the nucleus for family fun and musical enrichment.

Kit Configuration
Snare, Tom x 3, Crash, Ride, Hi-Hat, Hi-Hat Pedal, Kick Pedal
Drum Kits
Tempo (40 to 250)
Sounds (3 types)
Volume (10 levels)
POWER button
Kit button x 10
Metronome button
Down button
Up button
16 Characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
OUTPUT jack (Stereo miniature phone type) (*1)
Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
MIX IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
MIDI Out connector
Trigger Cable connector (DB-25 type)

*1...Output Jack can be connected with headphones.
Current Draw
500 mA
Owner's Manual
Setup Guide
Drum Key
Thumb Screw for Sound Module x 2
Screw for Foot Pipe x 4
Cable Tie
Trigger Cable (Prepositioned in Drum Stand)
AC Adaptor
Audio Cable
Options (sold separately)
Personal Drum Monitor: PM-03
V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-1
V-Drums Mat: TDM-1

Size and Weight

Width (W)
950 mm37-7/16 inches
Depth (D)
560 mm22-1/16 inches
Height (H)
1,170 mm46-1/16 inches
14.5 kg32 lbs.

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 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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