Percussion Sound Module

Professional Quality in a middle range of the V-Drums

  • V-LINK
  • COSM


(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 TD-12's successor has arrived! Meet the new TD-30 Flagship Drum Sound Module featuring SuperNATURAL sounds!

Professional Quality in a middle range of the V-Drums

With the same stunning sound quality as the flagship TD-20X, the TD-12 drum module provides hundreds of expressive instruments and play-along sequences in a streamlined, affordable package. Many of the sounds in the TD-12, from drums to cymbals, are COSM modeled for the ultimate in expression and realism. The module provides the same large, icon-based LCD as its big brother (TD-20X), and is housed in a road-tough, metallic black chassis with a friendly array of buttons, controls, and mix sliders. Twelve trigger inputs are provided, plus four audio outputs and MIDI I/O.

>> TD-12KX V-Drums V-Stage Series

  • - COSM-modeling drum module with ultra-intuitive operation via large LCD
  • - Same great sound quality as top-of-the-line TD-20X
  • - Unbeatable Sounds with expressive acoustic kits, fun tap-sequence kits, and plenty of jam-along patterns
  • - Unrivaled V-Editing including drum material modeling and size selection

Unrivaled V-Editing

Enjoy the dozens of expert-programmed kits in the TD-12 — from authentic acoustic sets to ultra-modern electronic flavors. But the fun doesn’t stop there; customize your snare drum, toms, bass drum, and cymbals with the modeling-based V-Editing. Change sizes and materials, attach sizzles to cymbals, increase snare buzz, and more. Then get out your sticks and enjoy! The TD-12 supports positional sensing on the snare and ride, as well as on the toms when you play rimshots. The TD-12 is also brush compatible, and features the expressive Interval Control feature for the snare and ride/crash/china cymbal, which varies the sound in natural ways based on the speed of stroke repetition.

Tap Into a New World of Style and Groove

From rich studio kits to bombastic arena monsters, the TD-12 can deliver amazingly authentic drum and percussion sounds. Pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, you name it — the TD-12 has you covered. But in addition to its acoustic-modeled kits, the TD-12 also offers a new crop of edgy, fun, and experimental sets that have been created for unique, modern music creation. With an emphasis on fun, these new kits are laced with colorful COSM processing, filter fluctuations, auto-roll effects, tap-sequence patterns, loop patterns, and more. Let the inspiration begin! And if you want to build your chops (or perhaps steal the show), fire off one of the 150 patterns built into the TD-12 and play along.

Specifications (System Version 1.10)

Sound Generator
Variable Drum Modeling
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Drum Instruments: 560 (172,161 variations)
Backing Instruments: 262
Drum Kits
Drum Kit Chains
16 chains (32 steps per chain)
Instrument Parameters
V-EDIT (KICK): Shell Depth, Beater Type, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz, Mic Position
V-EDIT (SNARE): Shell Material, Shell Depth, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Strainer Adjustment, Mic Position
V-EDIT (TOM): Shell Depth, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz, Mic Position
V-EDIT (HI-HAT): Cymbal Size, Add Tambourine, Fixed Hi-Hat, Mic Position
V-EDIT (CYMBAL): Cymbal Size, Sizzle Type, Sustain, Mic Position
EDIT: Pitch, Decay
Ambience Parameters
Room Type, Room Size, Wall Type, Mic Position, Room Shape
Mixer Parameters
Volume, Pan, Minimum Volume, Output Assign
Effect Types
Pad Equalizer (each pad)
Pad Compressor (each pad)
Multi-Effects: 5 types
Reverb (for backing part)
Percussion Sets
User Patterns: 100
Preset Patterns: 150
Parts: 6
Play Type: Oneshot, Loop, Tap
Tempo: 20 - 260
Resolution: 192 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method: Realtime
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 20,000 Notes
Click Sounds: 20 types
64 x 240 dots (backlit graphic LCD)
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Trigger Indicator (LED)
Faders: 6
Preview Button: (velocity: 3 steps)
Trigger Input Jack x 12
Hi-Hat Control Jack (for VH-12, VH-11 and FD-8)
Master Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Direct Output Jacks (1, 2): 1/4 inch phone type
Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
Mix in Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
AC Inlet
Output Impedance
1.0 kΩ
Power Consumption
13 W
Owner's Manual
Power Cord
Pads (PD series, PDX series)
Cymbals (CY series)
Kick Triggers (KD series)
Hi-Hat (VH series)
Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD series)
Stands (MDS series)
Cymbal Mount (MDY series)
Pad Mount (MDH series)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
260 mm10-1/4 inches
Depth (D)
248 mm9-13/16 inches
Height (H)
108 mm4-1/4 inches
2.6 kg5 lbs. 12 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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