TD-20

Percussion Sound Module

TD-20
Discontinued

Without a doubt, the new TD-20 is Roland’s best percussion sound module ever, offering the ultimate sonic quality, over 500 new sounds, plus superb expressiveness and dynamic range when used with the new PD-125BK/105BK V-Pads and VH-12 V-Hi-Hat. With the superior sensitivity, drummers can play more naturally and without having to adjust their playing technique. The TD-20 includes the ability to vary the rim shot and bass drum sounds depending on how you play, plus new interval control for better snare drum rolls and more realistic cymbal swells. Close your eyes. Listen to every articulation and sound being faithfully re-created until the moment your cymbal fades away, and you’ll swear this is a real acoustic set.

More Powerful V-Editing

The TD-20 gives drummers even greater modeling power using Roland’s latest COSM technology. Vastly expanded for unlimited expression, the TD-20’s V-Editing starts from careful analysis of an entirely new set of drum sounds. The result captures every nuance of the real thing—including every moment of drum vibration and complete customization capabilities. For example, drummers can now select from several types of kick beaters including felt, wood and plastic. The cymbal size can also be changed, along with the type of “sizzle” (i.e. rivets or chain), and the microphone position. The TD-20 even lets drummers add realistic snare drum “buzz” (the resonance created on the tom and bass drum) that matches the type of snare drum selected. 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 are provided for adjusting the relative levels of each part (snare, kick, hi-hat, etc.), while 15 individual compressors and EQs let you sculpt each sound to perfection. The TD-20 also includes a 5-part sequencer loaded with preset backing patterns and plenty of room for your own—plus onboard Ambience effects, a stellar multi-effects processor and more. A new Mastering Room lets you add compression and EQ on the overall sound, while 10 analog outputs and a S/DPIF digital output give drummers 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 video editor from Edirol, drummers can trigger images or change cameras from the pads or kick.

Sound Generator
Variable Drum Modeling
Maximum Polyphony
64 Voices
Instruments
Drum Instruments: 560, Backing Instruments: 262
Drum Kits
50
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
8
Sequencer
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
Display
64 x 240 dots (backlit graphic LCD), 7 segments, 3 characters (LED), Trigger Level Indicator (LED)
Faders
8
Preview Button
Yes
Connectors
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 Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz), AC 220 V (60 Hz)
Power Consumption
16 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Power Cord
Size and Weight
Width
307 mm
12-1/8 inches
Depth
256 mm
10-1/8 inches
Height
105 mm
4-3/16 inches
Weight
2.9 kg
6 lbs. 7 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Updates & Drivers

  • TD-20 System Update Version 1.09 (MAC - MIDI)

    This is the latest operating system update for the TD-20. Please refer to the readme.pdf for the update procedure.

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

  • TD-20 System Update Version 1.09 (PC - CompactFlash/MIDI)

    This is the latest operating system update for the TD-20. Please refer to the readme.pdf for the update procedure.


    Note to PC Users Updating through Compact Flash:


    If you are updating your TD-20 through the use of Compact Flash, you will need a 8Mb or larger compatible CompactFlash card and CompactFlash card reader/writer for your computer to perform this update.

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