Rhythm Coach

Rhythm Training with a Brain


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Rhythm Training with a Brain

Technology meets education in the most advanced, useful, and friendly rhythm-training instrument. The RMP-3 Rhythm Coach looks good, feels good, and is loaded with rhythmic exercises and timekeeping tools for you to practice with. With the pad and brain self-contained in one molded piece, this new rhythm trainer offers the utmost in portability and convenience.

* PDS-2 Pad Stand is optional.
  • - Quiet, comfortable, adjustable 8" mesh head
  • - Built-in Rhythm Coach training features and metronome
  • - Large, onscreen tempo meter
  • - Built-in beeper and headphone output
  • - Internal pickup for monitoring your drumming through headphones
  • - Mix In jack for playing along with external audio (CD players, etc.)
  • - 5 metronome sounds to choose from
  • - One-piece design for convenience and portability

Feel & Features

The RMP-3 is outfitted with a great-feeling, tunable mesh pad for realistic and quiet performance. A small pickup is mounted inside the pad, enabling you to monitor your drumming through headphones, along with the metronome and coaching audio. You can play along to external audio as well, thanks to the Mix In jack. Position the RMP-3 on your lap, a tabletop, or mount it on a stand, such as Roland’s PDS-2.

Rhythm Coach

As a free-standing practice pad, the RMP-3 is a pleasure to play, but it’s the built-in Rhythm Coach that really makes this unit shine. When activated, the Rhythm Coach challenges drummers in a fun and friendly way with functions such as Time Check, Auto Up/Down, and the new "Stroke Balance" mode to help develop consistent stick technique.


The RMP-3’s large LCD provides easy-to-read instructional information, complete with a smooth-flow onscreen tempo meter that bounces from side to side. Large buttons and a clearly labeled front panel make using the RMP-3 a snap. It has a built-in speaker for the metronome sounds, or you can monitor your drumming, metronome, and internal audio through headphones if privacy is desired.

Rhythm Coach function - Time Check

Your ability will increase rapidly with the Rhythm Coach function. In sync with the metronome, this exercise encourages you to strike the pad with accurate timing. The display informs how accurate your shot was in seven levels.

- Rhythmic Notes

This provides basic training by changing the rhythm type every two measures. Particularly useful for pre-practice warm-up, this exercise helps you master the timing of various notes.

- Stroke Balance

The display indicates how strong you play by using metronome needle. You can improve the balance and accent with both hands via visual assistance.

A mesh practice pad for realistic feel and quiet practice!

Mesh drum pads have the distinct advantage of being quiet and realistic in feel. The secret is the material, woven from special fabric. This material is very durable, and provides a remarkably natural touch, just like an acoustic drum head. Now you can practice in silence without ever having to worry about sore wrists!

How mesh head works

When an acoustic drum head is struck, the surrounding air vibrates and a sound is produced. The harder it is struck, the more the head moves and the larger the sound. With a mesh head, the air is released from the gaps in the mesh fabric, so the surrounding air does not vibrate. This is what makes a mesh head so quiet.

Head made by REMO U.S.A.

Roland’s patented mesh head was jointly developed with REMO USA, a top manufacturer of acoustic drum heads.

Pad Size
8 inches
Panel Controls
Volume Knob x 1, Function Selection Switch x 5, Power Switch x 1
Quarter Note: 20 to 260
Beat Types
Rhythm Types
Pad Sound: 1 (can be tuned), Metronome Sounds: 5
Coach Mode
Menu: 5, Variation: 20
TIME CHECK (4 variations)
QUIET COUNT (6 variations)
AUTO UP/DOWN (5 variations)
RHYTHMIC NOTES (3 variations)
STROKE BALANCE (2 variations)
Headphones/Output Jack x 1 (stereo miniature phone type), Mix In Jack x 1 (miniature phone type), AC Adaptor Jack x 1
Power Supply
DC 9 V:
Dry Battery 6F22/1604 (9 V) type (carbon)
Dry Battery 6LR61/1604A (9 V) type (alkaline)
AC Adaptor
* Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: 2 hours
Alkaline: 6 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Power Consumption
55 mA
Screw for mounting on stands
Dry Battery 6F22/1604 (9 V) type (carbon), Tuning Key, Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (BOSS PSA series), Pad Stand (PDS-2)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
263 mm10-3/8 inches
Depth (D)
348 mm13-3/4 inches
Height (H)
78 mm3-1/8 inches
1.2 kg2 lbs. 11 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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