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Hi! I'm DoctorFancha from Leeds, UK.

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  • Hi! I'm DoctorFancha from Leeds, UK.

    Hi, the name's DoctorFancha, from Leeds, UK.
    New to this forum; joined today.

    I've been playing a TD8 for 6+ years (and playing drums in general for 30 years).
    I use this exclusively for practise and gigs.

    I've joined this forum to broaden my horizons on electronic drums.
    I've only used the very basic functions of my TD8 up to now. No sequencing, MIDI etc.
    In addition I'm hoping you good people can guide me into the next kit I buy..........

    The guitarist in my band has been learning drums and has just bought the TD11K kit.
    I've had a go on it and noticed that, although my TD8 appears to have better editing functions and pad/build quality, the TD11K core sounds are much better.
    I'm considering an upgrade.
    Perhaps the entire kit or the module.
    New or 2nd hand.
    I'm thinking what to upgrade to. What other modules between the TD8 and current crop are any good?
    I have a high degree of confidence in a Roland 2nd hand unit, as I am an extremely heavy hitter and my TD8 hasn't missed a beat for years.

    Plus the "hi hat" PD7 drives me mad!!! I'm wondering what is the best alternative that will plug straight into a TD8.

    Last edited by DoctorFancha; 09-09-15, 03:19 PM.

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    Welcome aboard. I'm just down the road from you in Bradford. I probably can't answer your questions on modules as I have only had experience of two Roland ones. A TD3 for my son which I though was just about passable for a couple of years and an expanded TD20 which I think has a few sounds which are great to play. I use mine for practice and recording. For practice I use the internal sounds but for recording I use VST instruments (SD2) The TD12 is supposed to be basically the same as the TD20 but with fewer trigger inputs and features. I don't know how this compares to the newest models. I think the Roland site has a matrix which shows you what hi-hats are compatible. Search round on this site and find out what people think of the difference between TD20 and TD30. Hope this helps a bit.
    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.


    • #3
      Welcome to the site mate. Good to have another Brit here. I cant help you much cause I got a TD6V back in 2006 and Im still playing it. Just jamming along to stuff now. Yea all the installed kits were crap but I took the natural kit and spent about 3 years changing and editing all the triggers till I got something I liked. I would not want to do that again.

      There are loads of brainy guys here. Just make sure you post your questions in the correct forums.

      Cheers John


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        Welcome!!! Post some pics of your set up and you will find all sorts of fun and friendly folks here!

        K ;-)
        My bands: Alter Ego, Arcanum
        E Kit = Roland TDW-20s kit // Roland SPD-S// Pearl Demon Drives//
        A Kit = Tama Swingstar 5 pc (1981) w/roto toms (orig owner!) //Zildjians
        A Kit = Natal 6 pc with Paiste 2000 & Zildjian/MidiKNights/DrumSplitters


        • #5
          Eric G: Pearl,Paiste,Remo,Vic Firth,Gibraltar,Roc-n-Soc,Roland TD-6V, Lots of Vex and mesh all around.