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RMP-12: Rhythm Coach

A Revolution in Marching Percussion


A revolutionary instrument for marching percussion, the new RMP-12 brings an exciting new dimension of portable sound and expression. With its tension adjustable mesh drum head and integrated V-Drums sound module loaded with hundreds of instantly-selectable instruments and sound effects, the RMP-12 offers expression and versatility that acoustic percussion can’t match.

  • 12-inch mesh pad with rim triggering
  • Newly-designed module with a variety of sounds
  • A reliable Live Mode to focus on your marching performance
  • Built-in Rhythm Coach for skill building
  • Lightweight and portable with battery power
  • Mix input and audio output for personal and professional use
  • Headphone output for quiet practice
  • Easily attaches to standard marching carriers (via optional OP-RMP12) and snare stands

A Revolution in Marching Percussion

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Mesh-Head Comfort

The RMP-12’s patented mesh head provides low acoustic noise, high durability and unsurpassed comfort. Head tension can be adjusted via drum key, just like an acoustic drum, for the perfect stick response. The head is also replaceable, like an acoustic drum.

World of Sound

The RMP-12 offers high-quality marching snares, toms, bass drums, cymbals, and other drums and percussion instruments. It also contains a variety of Latin percussion, as well as electronic sounds. The four memory buttons let you store your favorite sounds and call them up instantly during your performance.

Rhythm Coach Onboard

The Rhythm Coach helps you build speed, stamina and accuracy. Even if you’re not in Rhythm Coach mode, you can practice with the Time Check whenever you start the metronome. The Time Check Score, which grades accuracy, is one of the menus in the Rhythm Coach. Other effective exercises include the Auto Up/Down, which gradually speeds up and slows down the metronome, and the DynaMeter, which shows your stroke dynamics on the screen.

Marching Percussion

Perfect for extended use, the RMP-12 is lightweight and battery-powered. It can be attached to standard marching-drum carriers for wireless transmission, allowing you to freely move around during your performance. For practice, mount the RMP-12 to a concert-snare stand and use the Roland CUBE Street monitor, or simply connect headphones for quiet practice.

A Revolution in Marching Percussion


Head Size
12 inches
2 (Head, Rim)
Sound Generator
Instrument Parameters
Tuning, Volume
Memory Bank
20 to 300
0 to 13
Rhythm Types
5 types
Click Sounds
7 types
Timer Function
Time Check Function
Rhythm Coach Functions
Time Check Score
Speed Check
Rhythmic Notes
Auto Up/Down
Dynamic Meter
Tap Tempo
Custom LDC
Phones Jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
Mix In Jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
Output Jack (1/4 inch phone type)
Trigger Input Jack* (1/4 inch TRS phone type)
AC Adaptor Jack

* With connected to pad
Power Supply
DC 9 V
Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6 or AC Adaptor (PSB-1U: optional)
Current Draw
220 mA

* Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: 8 hours
(vary depending on the actual conditions of use)
Owner's Manual
Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6
Drum Key
Cable Tie
Instruction DVD
AC Adaptor: PSB-1U
Mesh Replacement Head: MH-12
Marching Carrier Attachment: OP-RMP12
Size and Weight
348 mm
13-3/4 inches
416 mm
16-7/16 inches
194 mm
7-11/16 inches
3.7 kg
8 lbs. 3 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



Pad Mount


Rock-solid pad mount compatible with all Roland MDS-series drum-rack hardware.

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Marching Carrier Attachment


The OP-RMP12 allows the RMP-12 to be mounted on a standard marching carrier for mobile use.

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V-Drums Headphones


Optimized for personal monitoring while playing V-Drums, RH-300V headphones deliver accurate, punchy sound that inspires.

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Support Documents

RMP-Series Catalog
V-Drums Catalog 2009 Vol. 2
RMP-12 Brochure

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