Percussion Sound Module

An Entirely New V-Drums Experience!

  • 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-20's successor has arrived! Meet the new TD-30 Flagship Drum Sound Module featuring SuperNATURAL sounds!

An Entirely New V-Drums Experience!

The TD-20 Percussion Sound Module represents a giant leap forward in V-Drums technology. This flagship module boasts incredible sound quality, all-new sounds and unsurpassed expressiveness. The COSM modeling-based V-Editing is also enhanced, giving drummers impressive new cymbal control, adjustable snare drum buzz and kick beater selection. Factor in a new digital output and an expansion slot for future upgrades, and the TD-20 is simply the best percussion sound module Roland has ever made.

Are you already using the TD-20?

Get the brand-new TD-20X features with the TDW-20 Expansion Board and the version 2.51 system update!

  • - With over 500 new sounds, improved dynamics and sensitivity, plus CompactFlash storage and V-LINK*
  • - All-new V-Editing includes modeled snare buzz, kick beater selection, and greater cymbal customizing (i.e. size, “sizzle,” mic positions)
  • - 15 dual-trigger inputs, 10 audio outputs and digital output, 8 group faders and built-in sequencer, Mastering Room and more
  • - Expansion slot for future upgrades and enhancements
  • *V-LINK requires the Edirol video products like the DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation with software version 1.50 or higher, or P-1 Photo/Audio/MIDI Player (sold saparately).

The Best Sounds and Expressiveness

Without a doubt, the TD-20 is Roland’s best-sounding percussion module ever with over 500 new sounds, plus superb expressiveness and dynamic range when used with the PD-125BK/105BK V-Pads and VH-12 V-Hi-Hat. Superior sensitivity lets drummers play more naturally and without having to adjust their playing technique. For example, rim shot and bass drum sounds can be varied depending on how they are played. And with Roland’s new interval control technology, drummers can create more realistic snare rolls and cymbal swells. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re playing the real thing!

Advanced V-Editing

Vastly expanded for unlimited expression, the TD-20’s modeling-based V-Editing starts from careful analysis of an entirely new set of drum sounds. From there, drummers are free to change parameters like the cymbal size, along with the type of “sizzle” (i.e. rivets or chain), and the microphone position. Several types of kick beaters can also be selected, including felt, wood and plastic. The TD-20 can even model snare drum “buzz” (the resonance created on the tom and bass drum) for startling realism. It’s the subtle nuances like these that really make the difference during performance and recording.

Enhanced Performance Features

Whether used live or in the studio, the TD-20 offers a host of powerful features designed to make life easy. Eight group faders let drummers adjust the relative part levels, while 15 Pad Compressors and Pad EQs make shaping sounds easy. There’s also a 6-part sequencer loaded with preset backing patterns and plenty of room for your own, plus onboard effects like Ambience and a Mastering Room for adding compression and EQ to the overall sound. A choice of 10 analog outputs and a S/DPIF digital output offer plenty of options when mixing live or in the studio.

Convenient CompactFlash Storage and More

New to the TD-20 is a CompactFlash slot, which can be used for storing custom drum kits and sequencer patterns with optional memory cards. An expansion bay located on the underside means there’s room for upgrades down the road. The TD-20 also features Roland’s V-LINK technology. Using an optional DV-7PR Video Presenter from Edirol, drummers can trigger images or change cameras from the pads or kick.

Sound Generator
Variable Drum Modeling
Maximum Polyphony
64 Voices
Drum Instruments: 560, 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, Mic Position, Fixed Hi-Hat
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: 14 types, Master Compressor, Master Equalizer, Reverb (for backing part), Chorus (for backing part)
Percussion Sets
User Patterns: 100, Preset Patterns: 100, 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 Instruments: 20
64 x 240 dots (backlit graphic LCD), 7 segments, 3 characters (LED), Trigger Level Indicator (LED)
Preview Button
Trigger Input Jack x 15, Hi-Hat Control Jack (VH-12, FD-7, FD-8), Master Output Jacks (L/MONO, R), Direct Output Jack x 8, Digital Output Jack (COAXIAL), Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), Mix in Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT/THRU), Foot Switch Jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), CompactFlash Card Slot, AC Inlet
Output Impedance
1.0 k ohms
Power Consumption
16 W
Owner's Manual, Power Cord

Size and Weight

Width (W)
307 mm12-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
256 mm10-1/8 inches
Height (H)
105 mm4-3/16 inches
2.9 kg6 lbs. 7 oz.
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Customize Your Kits with V-Editing

Shell Material/DepthShell Material/Depth
Build your own snare drum with shells like wood, brass and steel. The depth of the snare, kick and toms can also be changed.
Head Type/TuningHead Type/Tuning
Here you can choose the type of drum head (like clear, coasted and Pinstrupe*) and adjust the pitch.
* Pinstripe is a registered Trademark of Remo Inc. U.S.A.
Muffling/Strainer AdjustmentMuffling/Strainer Adjustment
Add a "doughnut-style" muffler on the snare or a weight-type muffler on the bass drum. The snare strainer can also be adjusted.
Kick Beater SelectionKick Beater Selection
Choose from a variety of kick beaters like felt, wood and plastic.
Cymbal SizeCymbal Size
Here you can change the size of your cymbal from 1 inch to 40 inches.
Add realistic sizzle to your cymbal with modeled rivets or a chain.
Mic PositionMic Position
Choose the placement of your virtual microphones.
Snare BuzzSnare Buzz
Add realistic snare drum buzz to give your kits even more realism. The amount of buzz (the resonance created on the tom and bass drum) can be varied to get just the right effect.


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