With an entirely new and exciting line-up of V-Drums to envy, (see “The V-Drums Family”) it’s hard to pick a favorite set. But, one little guy seems to stand out with private and group percussion instructors alike – the new HD-3 V-Drums Lite.
The HD-3 is a compact and stylish entry-level drum kit that’s easy to use. Designed for anyone from beginners to the casual drummer, the HD-3 boasts new features, yet retains the quality associated with the V-Drums name. The HD-3 is conveniently compact, which makes it perfect for any home, school, or studio. The all-in-one design makes it easy to move as your space needs change. With a variety of drum kits – 20 in all – and built-in metronome, students can develop rhythmic skills while playing a variety of musical styles. Additionally, the HD-3 comes equipped with a mix input jack for connecting CD players, MP3 players and other audio sources. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an external amplifier.
The components of the HD-3 create a truer experience for the developing player. The snare, featuring Roland’s patented mesh head with separate head and rim triggers, creates an authentic performance feel. The dual-trigger cymbals and new cloth-head toms allow for practice that develops a seamless transition to acoustic sets. The HD-3 is also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed beater-less kick pedal, making the HD-3 an attractive alternative for at home practice and percussion lab instruction.
The HD-3 creates the perfect avenue to enhance your musical expression and enjoyment. Combined with the DT-1 V-Drums Tutor, practicing becomes engaging and fun. This interactive software (available for MAC and PC) helps you learn drumming step by step from beginning to intermediate levels. Playing with on-board patterns, songs and notation enhances the players sight-reading skills and accuracy. And there is even an app for that – Roland’s V-Drums Friend Jam (available at iTunes). Download your favorite tunes to socialize and compete with drummers from around the world. (For more information see “Apps for Music Educators”).