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Is anyone disappointed in the style changes from the TD-10/12/20 to the TD9/11/15?

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  • Is anyone disappointed in the style changes from the TD-10/12/20 to the TD9/11/15?

    The older modules look truly pro and now they look like a toy. Too, the input / output features are suited only to the new kits (as far as I can tell) I always wanted more outputs to separate the pads for recording mixdown.... I guess that's not going to happen. At least the TD30 is still looking good... if you can afford one.
    Last edited by Zone47; 10-29-14, 07:15 AM.
    TD6 kit, TD10 kit, 7 piece Tama Star Classics

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    I prefer the more classic look of the 10, 12, 20 & 30 modules compared to the 11 k 15.

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    • #3
      Agreed they look like toys which is a bit off putting considering the price
      Roland TD30 module on TD20 kit SD3 with various kits. Pearl Masters Kit, Yamaha 9000RC original natural wood finish. Cymbals from Zildgian Pasite and Sabian. Loads of percussion bits. Cubase and Wavelab always current versions.

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      • #4
        Almost everyone was when they first debuted...but it seems to have grown on most now. At least the 30 stayed the same...maybe way too much the same.
        8 piece DIY Acrylic, 2x2Box DrumIt5, Gen16 4xDCP, DIY Acrylic&Gen16 Conversions, Sleishman Twin-QuadSteele hybrid, Gibraltar&DrumFrame rack, DW9502LB, Midi Knights Pro Lighting
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        • #5
          never owned the old TD series, but my TD-11 does look like a toy

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          • #6
            On the plus side, I'm sure they sound better than ever. I just thought it was odd because Roland has been the at the top of the game with the best electronic drum systems out there. So, if I understand this right I guess you can't use any older TD drum heads with the new brains? .... I don't see any 1/4 inputs.... and only a measly single stereo out. I wonder if Roland listens to customer feedback?
            TD6 kit, TD10 kit, 7 piece Tama Star Classics

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            • #7
              Well, I merged your threads, but I have no idea why the first post got blitzed. Sorry about that.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alan VEX View Post
                Well, I merged your threads, but I have no idea why the first post got blitzed. Sorry about that.
                Hi, no problem .... I'll see if I can edit it.
                TD6 kit, TD10 kit, 7 piece Tama Star Classics

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                • #9
                  The TD9/11/15 are the midrange systems designed for ease of use and they came out of the TD6 line. The 10/12/20 were designed for more pro use / complete control. I don't compare the 2 lines at all.
                  TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by billgtx View Post
                    The TD9/11/15 are the midrange systems designed for ease of use and they came out of the TD6 line. The 10/12/20 were designed for more pro use / complete control. I don't compare the 2 lines at all.

                    Yes. And a little more specifically:

                    (Quick TD Module Chronology)

                    TD-3 > TD-4* > TD-11
                    TD-6 > TD-6V > TD-9 > TD-15
                    TD-8 > TD-12
                    TD-10 > TD-20 > TD-20X > TD-30

                    * Still currently available with the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable.

                    The modules included with the HD-1, HD-3, and new TD-1K kits do not have specific model names, but are designed specifically for those kits.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by billgtx View Post
                      The TD9/11/15 are the midrange systems designed for ease of use and they came out of the TD6 line. The 10/12/20 were designed for more pro use / complete control. I don't compare the 2 lines at all.
                      I'm rather new in looking into Roland's line history, so in looking back I see all these great pro modules over the years. Probably at any given time they only offered one or two pro units... and then some cheaper offerings. So, yeah that makes perfect sense then. Thanks for your view on it.
                      TD6 kit, TD10 kit, 7 piece Tama Star Classics

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zone47 View Post

                        I'm rather new in looking into Roland's line history, so in looking back I see all these great pro modules over the years. Probably at any given time they only offered one or two pro units... and then some cheaper offerings. So, yeah that makes perfect sense then. Thanks for your view on it.
                        NP. When I first started it took me a while to get my head wrapped around their numbering system. Glad that helped.
                        TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                        • #13
                          Just remember that the "lines"(or class at it were...Entry level/Beginner/Intermediate/Pro) being spoke of are not the same as the "generation" they belong to.

                          That said the wording of the OP suggests this was more about form factor/user interface and aesthetic than actual level or generation.
                          8 piece DIY Acrylic, 2x2Box DrumIt5, Gen16 4xDCP, DIY Acrylic&Gen16 Conversions, Sleishman Twin-QuadSteele hybrid, Gibraltar&DrumFrame rack, DW9502LB, Midi Knights Pro Lighting
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                          • #14
                            Indeed Daniel. I was only trying to point out that the TD9/11/15 did not evolve from the 10/12/20. Could Roland have morphed the TD-12 into the 15? Sure, but then the 15 might not meet the "easy to use" criteria. I play a TD10 at a church periodically and have owned a TD9 and currently a TD15. For everyday use I prefer the "toy" over the real thing with one exception - the sliders.
                            TD-25KV, Yamaha DXR15, MG10. Senn 280HD.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Drew Armentrout View Post


                              Yes. And a little more specifically:

                              (Quick TD Module Chronology)

                              TD-3 > TD-4* > TD-11
                              TD-6 > TD-6V > TD-9 > TD-15
                              TD-8 > TD-12
                              TD-10 > TD-20 > TD-20X > TD-30

                              * Still currently available with the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable.

                              The modules included with the HD-1, HD-3, and new TD-1K kits do not have specific model names, but are designed specifically for those kits.
                              That sums it up perfectly! ^ Maybe the way it works the best is using the more simple 'toy' for playing out and the pro unit for recording... ? I may go to Guitar Center and try one of their toys out!
                              TD6 kit, TD10 kit, 7 piece Tama Star Classics

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