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  • Roland Td8 question

    Quick question guys,

    Having hard time looking at all different roland modules.

    How many more cymbals/extra drums can you add to a Td8? At the moment I'm going to have 3 toms snare kick 1 splash/crash and hi hat of course. I'm hoping to add maybe 2 extra crashs down the line?

    What is the expandability of this module like? is the Td10 more expandable and worth getting over it? TD12 is a little out my price range and the td9 hardly ever comes up.

  • #2
    On the TD-8 you have the following inputs:

    Kick: 2x Mono (splitable)
    Snare: Stereo, piezo/piezo with Pos.Sensing
    Tom1/Tom2/Tom3: Stereo, piezo/switch
    Hi-Hat: Stereo, piezo/switch
    Hi-Hat Ctrl: Variable resistor, supports VH-11
    Crash1/Crash2/Ride: Stereo, piezo/switch
    Aux-input: 2x Mono (splitable)

    If you give up a piezo/switch input, you could use a 3-zone ride (with some parameter adjustments.)

    If you would like to split a dual-zone input you need
    - for a piezo/piezo input (Snare): a "drumsplitter"
    - for piezo/switch inputs (Toms 1-3, Cymbals) : a Keith Raper Circuit

    If you use the 'Crash 2' and 'Ride' inputs for a 3 zone ride cymbal, you could use crashes on inputs 'Crash 1', 'Aux' (splitted) and possibly another one on the splitted 'Kick' input, though I'm not 100% sure about the last one...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
      On the TD-8 you have the following inputs:

      Kick: 2x Mono (splitable)
      Snare: Stereo, piezo/piezo with Pos.Sensing
      Tom1/Tom2/Tom3: Stereo, piezo/switch
      Hi-Hat: Stereo, piezo/switch
      Hi-Hat Ctrl: Variable resistor, supports VH-11
      Crash1/Crash2/Ride: Stereo, piezo/switch
      Aux-input: 2x Mono (splitable)

      If you give up a piezo/switch input, you could use a 3-zone ride (with some parameter adjustments.)

      If you would like to split a dual-zone input you need
      - for a piezo/piezo input (Snare): a "drumsplitter"
      - for piezo/switch inputs (Toms 1-3, Cymbals) : a Keith Raper Circuit

      If you use the 'Crash 2' and 'Ride' inputs for a 3 zone ride cymbal, you could use crashes on inputs 'Crash 1', 'Aux' (splitted) and possibly another one on the splitted 'Kick' input, though I'm not 100% sure about the last one...
      hi Thanks,

      Appreciate the input. I'm only using dual zone cymbals anyway I think alesis surge ones.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by captshiznit View Post
        What is the expandability of this module like? is the Td10 more expandable and worth getting over it?
        Not much difference between a TD-8 and TD-10 in terms of inputs as they both have 12.

        But the two Aux inputs (11 and 12) can be used for dual-zone cymbals on a TD-10 but only for single-zone cymbals on a TD-8.

        Bruce
        • Roland TD-20+TDW-20, TD-8, SPD-S, PD-105, PD-6/8, CY-5/6/8/12, FD-6/8, KD-7/8, RT-10K, PM-30, DB-90
        • Hart Acupad, Hart Hammer, Pintech Dingbat, Sony MDR-7505, Shure E2, 512. Pacific CX, Zildjian A Customs.

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        • #5
          hi thanks dudes appreciate the input!

          Love this forum

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          • #6
            Price-wise on eBay, the TD-8 is generally as expensive as a TD-10. You can pick up either one in the $450 range. You can often pick up TDW-1 expanded TD-10 in the $550 range.

            I'd vote to forget about the 8 and get the 10. If you can pop the extra $100, the expanded TD-10 gets you the enhanced V-Cymbal control and some other enhancements.

            I've been extensively researching modules myself as I'm looking to upgrade from a TD-3. I'm personally waiting for the new TD-11, TD-15, TD-30 modules to be widely available to drive down the cost of pre-owned TD-12s and TD-20s. The expanded TD-10 is one hell of a module, though.
            E Kit TD-10x (VEX Classic XP), PD-125 snare, (2) PD-100 toms, PD-120 floor tom, KD-85 kick, CY-15R ride, CY-12C/R crash, (2) CY-8 crash, CY-5 & FD-8 hi hat, MDS-9 rack, DW 5000 pedal, PM-30 amp.
            A Kit Pearl Export 5pc (10"/12"/14" toms, 20" bd), 14" 1964 Ludwig Supraphonic snare, Zildjian Avedis 14" Hats, 14" K-Custom/16" Bronze/18" A-Custom crashes, 10" A-Custom splash, 20" Bronze ride, DW5000 pedal

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