Percussion Sound Module


With the same pro-quality sound as the TD-20, the new 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, and is housed in a road-tough, gun-metal gray chassis with a friendly array of buttons, controls, and mix sliders. A dozen trigger inputs are provided, plus four audio outputs and MIDI I/O.

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, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz
V-EDIT (SNARE): Shell Material, Shell Depth, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Strainer Adjustment
V-EDIT (TOM): Shell Depth, Head Type, Head Tuning, Muffling, Snare Buzz
V-EDIT (HI-HAT): Cymbal Size, Fixed Hi-Hat, (CYMBAL): Cymbal Size, Sizzle Type, Sustain
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
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 Supply
AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
13 W
Owner's Manual
Power Cord
Pads (PD-8, PD-85BK/WT, PD-105BK/WT, PD-125BK/WT)
Cymbals (CY-8, CY-12R/C, CY-14C, CY-15R)
Kick Triggers (KD-7, KD-8, KD-85BK/WT, KD-120BK/WT)
Hi-Hats (VH-11, VH-12)
Hi-Hat Control Pedal (FD-8)
Stands (MDS-12BK, MDS-20BK)
Cymbal Mount (MDY-10U)
Pad Mount (MDH-10U)
Size and Weight
260 mm
10-1/4 inches
248 mm
9-13/16 inches
108 mm
4-1/4 inches
2.6 kg
5 lbs. 12 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


Updates & Drivers

  • TD-12 System Update Version 1.11

    This is the latest update for the TD-12. Please refer to the "TD-12 Update Procedure.pdf" for update instructions.

    Note to PC Users:
    You will need the PC SMF Update Application to perform the update if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

    Note to Mac Users:
    You will need the UPD SMF Update Application to perform the update if you do not have access to a sequencer program.


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