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  • Next Roland flagship

    Seems like every four years Roland releases the next flagship module, with that said any speculations on the next one? I’d love to see them do a collaboration with superior drummer like pearl did with slate then Korg.

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    Ain’t gonna happen. Roland is Roland, and will always be Roland. Unless they feel the push on their profits, they won’t change their vision and platform, and they’ll likely never partner with a third party in this sense. After all, they have decades invested into their engine design.

    At this point, I’d just like current-market realism in their base samples (their samples are highly edited to work with their engine, so they sound dull until modeling and mixing are performed), and find a way to allow externally-loaded samples to work with the engine’s capabilities. However, these are both a enormous stretch of a request. So, I’ll just make it easy... triple the size of the library, and dump the techno junk. (been asking that second half for at least 12 years)
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    • #3
      I realize it’s a stretch, I’m just curious how pearl has effected the market if any. I was told by a rep once that Roland sells more drums then all the other drum manufacturers combined. I believe Roland has catered to the whole spectrum of the market and they have impeccable build quality, so I see the appeal. Guess time will tell.

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      • #4

        It won't happens, they stated recently, modeling will be here to stay, for many reason.


        There was no collaborate MIMIC with Pearl, MIMIC is done from Slate and distributed by Pearl. The Korg is module side from old wave-drum tech, it's not even multilayered sound engine, but one shots sample and audio that capture stick sound together proprietary module\triggers which louder harder surface then mesh head.
        Last edited by Chris K; 10-28-19, 05:46 PM.

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        • #5
          I would just love to see a 13” or 14” digital hi-hat to fill that third USB slot on my TD-50.
          ATV aDrums, TD-50, aD5, Superior Drummer 3.0, Roland SPD-SX, Tama & DW Hardware.

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          • #6
            I seriously doubt that’ll materialize. Even if it does, how many people are willing to pay a grand or more for it? I highly doubt many would.
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            • #7
              This is turning into a whishlist... Roland is a massive ship that can't make hard turns, unless in extreme situations, like Alan mentioned. I doubt Mimic has disturbed the market enough for Roland to revolutionize their tech overnight. Last time they've made a sudden move, the td50 came out half-finished. I'd prefer to see some old tech brought back (like perc set/pad patterns) and a normal-sized sound library (second what Alan said, less elec more 'normal' sounds), rather than some new-age gimmick to please the Mimic lovers, no pun intended.
              •A kits: Mapex Saturn ltd. Mapex Meridian, Ludwig and Pearl snares, Paiste, Anatolian, DW5002TW•
              •SPD-SX, Roland RT triggers•
              •Ship kits: TD-12KV, TD-30K, TD-50K•

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              • #8
                Question guys, I am still playing an old TD6V that I've had since 2006 and the most enjoyment I got from it was creating my own kits. There is a library of trigger sets i.e. Snares, 4 x Tom sets, Cymbals (Ride, Crash, both Bow and Edge), Kicks, Hi-Hats to choose from, then a list of attributes that can be edited in each trigger i.e. Level (Volume), Pitch, Decay, and its Audible Position (Pan).

                Is this still the case with the upper end kits or did it die a death, and then, what was the last module that gave you this editing ability.

                I admit that most of the stock kits on the TD6V module are crap but then it did not matter. You copied say the 'Natural Kit' and renamed it, then went through each trigger, modifying its sound till you got it to sound the way you wanted it. I mean, you could, if you wanted, modify every trigger to be a tom, each of different pitch etc, like with 10 trigger inputs, all could be toms or snares, cymbals or any other combination you wanted.
                Also, once you had the kit set up the way you wanted you could then edit the overall ambience etc to sound like you were playing in your lounge or the Hollywood Bowl and virtually every size of venue in between.

                Just wondered guys. I have no idea how the modules have evolved in the last 13 years so please excuse my ignorance.

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                • #9
                  There is a boat load of options to select for each pad. Plenty of stuff to adjust. Are you starting to get some GAS while your hip is recuperating?
                  Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.

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                  • #10
                    Yes Jim the brain is starting to wander and I really do think I deserve a nice Xmas and Birthday present this year. Even just a module maybe. Everything else just appears.
                    Last edited by John.b; Today, 03:55 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Like my photo I want 2 snares, 2 kicks, 6 toms, hi-hat, and 5 cymbals (2 crash 2 ride and a china). What module gives me this, please tell me.

                      yea OK so 2 kicks is one input.
                      Last edited by John.b; Today, 04:01 PM.

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                      • #12
                        What's your xmas budget?
                        •A kits: Mapex Saturn ltd. Mapex Meridian, Ludwig and Pearl snares, Paiste, Anatolian, DW5002TW•
                        •SPD-SX, Roland RT triggers•
                        •Ship kits: TD-12KV, TD-30K, TD-50K•

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