TD-27

Drum Sound Module

TD-27
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Flagship-Class Sound, Maximum Expression

The TD-27 V-Drums module is loaded with the finest acoustic drum sounds you’ve ever heard. Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling produces drums that not only sound exceptional, but also respond just like real acoustic instruments when you play them. Advanced digital trigger inputs support Roland digital pads for unmatched expression, while new PureAcoustic Ambience Technology offers a variety of inspiring drumming spaces at the touch of a button. A wide selection of electronic sounds from Roland’s rich sonic history are also included, providing must-have sounds for modern styles. And by loading and layering your own samples with internal drums, you’re able to craft sounds that no other drummer can claim.

Incredible Prismatic Sound Modeling

Derived from the flagship TD-50 module, the TD-27 is filled with drums that live and breathe like real acoustic instruments. We start by sampling the finest drums, percussion, and cymbals—both vintage and modern—in world-class recording studios. Roland’s unique Prismatic Sound Modeling is then applied to the samples, bringing them alive with proprietary behavior modeling refined over two decades. Every time you play a drum or cymbal in the module, you're not simply triggering a canned sound—you're playing a full-bodied instrument that responds like its acoustic counterpart in every way, putting unlimited sonic range at your command.

Digital Trigger Technology

Roland’s cutting-edge digital pad technology brings even deeper realism to the V-Drums experience. The TD-27 module features three digital trigger inputs, which work with advanced Roland digital pads like the PD-140DS snare and CY-18DR ride to deliver the most natural expression of your drumming. Multiple sensors and lightning-fast processing work together for truly amazing response, enabling you to play genuine techniques in the most natural way, with every nuance precisely detected and perfectly translated. And if you’re not ready for digital pads just yet, the TD-27 also has analog trigger inputs for standard snare and ride pads.

Create (and Craft) Your Signature Drum Kit

With an acoustic kit, you make the sound your own by swapping head types, adjusting the tuning, applying damping, tweaking the snare wire tension, changing out the kick beater, and more. This is all possible with the TD-27 module, with hands-on controls and deep editing options that allow you to craft customized kits for any situation. You can also load your own WAV samples via SD media, using them on their own or layering them with internal sounds.

PureAcoustic Ambience Technology

New PureAcoustic Ambience Technology optimizes each kit, creating an incredibly natural and immersive sound field when playing. But you can go deeper too, and adjust the mic position on each drum kit, and dial in the overall sound with the newly developed overhead mic simulator. Finally, advanced onboard multi-effects and mixing capabilities give you the power of a full-scale studio console, with transient, parametric EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays, and more at your command.

Connectivity for Stage and Studio

The TD-27 is a powerful command center for any electronic drumming setup, with ample connectivity options for both stage and studio use. There are stereo outputs for the overall drum sound, plus two direct outputs for sending kick, snare, and other sounds to an audio console for independent mixing. The built-in USB audio interface makes computer music production simple, with up to 28 discrete audio channels available over a single cable. MIDI is also supported via USB and dedicated I/O, allowing you to sync with other MIDI devices and trigger sounds in computer software.

Versatile Trigger Support

In addition to its three digital trigger inputs, the TD-27 module features a multi-pin analog trigger jack for fast and easy connection with any standard V-Drums pad arrangement via an included cable. There’s also a dedicated analog trigger input for a second crash cymbal pad, plus three auxiliary trigger inputs for customizing your setup by adding Roland kick, tom and cymbal pads, or trigger pads like the BT-1.

Bluetooth Connectivity and Built-In Coaching Tools

With the practice features in the TD-27 module, you’ll always look forward to the next playing session. Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream audio from a phone or laptop to the module, perfect for immersive jams with headphones. Play along with favorite music tracks or mix the sound from a YouTube lesson video with the kit. Onboard coach functions build skills and track your progress, while the advanced metronome helps improve your inner clock. And at any time, you can record your playing and listen back to hear what you need to work on.

Specifications
Drum kits
100 (Preset: 55)
Instruments
728
User Sample Import
Number of User Sample: Maximum 500 (includes factory preloaded user samples)
Sound Length (total): 24 minutes in mono, 12 minutes in stereo
File formats that can be loaded: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16/24 bits)
Effect Types
Pad Compressor: each pad
Pad Equalizer: each pad
Overhead Mic Simulator
Room/Reverb
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 30 types
Master Compressor
Master Equalizer
Bluetooth
Supported standards: Bluetooth Ver 4.2
Supported profile: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)
Song Player (SD Card)
File format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16/24 bits), MP3 *1
Recorder
Recording Method: Realtime
Maximum length: 60 min (temporary recording: 3 min) *2
File format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
Display
Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
External Memory
SD Card (SDHC supported)
Connectors
TRIGGER INPUT connector x 1: DB-25 type (Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hi-hat, Crash1, Ride, Ride Bell, Hi-Hat Control) *3
TRIGGER IN jack x 4: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (CRASH 2, AUX1, AUX2, AUX3) *3
DIGITAL TRIGGER IN port x 3: USB A type
MASTER OUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
DIRECT OUT jack x 2 (MONO): 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack x 1: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIX IN jack x 1: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU) connectors
USB COMPUTER port x 1: USB B type
FOOT SW jack x 1: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jack
USB COMPUTER
Speed: Hi-speed USB
Driver mode: Generic, Vender
Protocol: USB MIDI, USB Audio *4
USB Audio
Sampling Rate (original): 44.1 kHz
Sampling Rate (with sampling rate converter): 96 kHz, 48 kHz
Record: 28 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 9 V)
Current Draw
770 mA
Other
Accessories
Quick Start
AC adaptor
Special connection cable
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Sound module mounting plate
Wing bolt (M5 x 10) x 2
Options (sold separately)
Pads: PD series, PDX series, BT series
Cymbals: CY series
Kick: KD series, KT series
Hi-hat: VH-13, VH-11, VH-10
Hi-hat control pedal: FD series
Acoustic drum trigger: RT series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-6
Personal drum monitor: PM series
Noise eater: NE series
Size and Weight
Dimensions
238 (W) x 204 (D) x 79 (H) mm
9-3/8 (W) x 8-1/16 (D) x 3-1/8 (H) inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
1.1 kg
2 lbs 7 oz
*1 Audio files must be saved on an SD card.
*2 Song recording is required SD card. The case of no inserted is capable to record the temporary recording approximately 3 minutes.
*3 Exclusion use with digital pad.
*4 USB Audio is required the using vender driver and switched vender mode.

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