Electronic drums nowadays have come a long way from the vintage simmons, heavy electronic drums of the 1980’s. And in the last several years they have become not only better but lighter and easier to bring to gigs or practice sessions.
It’s much easier to bring a small electronic drum set to a practice session that it is a big acoustic drum set or big high end electronic kit like the TD30-KV.
Plus, the prices have come way down on the mid range electronic kits, which are better than the high end kits from 10 or 15 years ago. Trust me, I know. I was playing electronic kits when they first came out from the Simmons, Space Muffins, KAT’s, and hyrbids.
And since the drums are so much better the next level to consider is an easy kit to bring from gig to gig or practice session to practice session. The Roland V-Drums TD-4KP Portable Electronic Drum Set is one of the best choices out there, if not the only choice when it comes to portability.
Roland TDK-4P Features:
Its portability design allows you to take it whenever and wherever you like – it has a kit folding design to easily assemble and disassemble for your convenience. The set includes a percussion sound module (TD-4) that is already jam packed with high quality sounds. The quick record, play and coach functions will have you playing like a pro in no time.
There is also a hi-hat controller (FD-8), aside from the 8 drum pads (kick, snare, hi-hat, 3 toms, ride cymbals and crash). Added to its compact design, cushion rubber is used for the surfaces of the tom and snare pads.
Additional accessories you can opt to include are the following: a pad mount, a carrying case (you’ll need this if you play on live shows), and snare pad (mesh-head), a drum mat (TDM) and a drum accessory package.
We all know how awesome and reilable Roland products are when it comes to musical instruments that have high quality sound. Any drummer, whether they are a beginner or a professional, will not be disappointed if they buy this product for hobby or professional use. It cannot just easily fit onto your small apartment space but it also plays a great deal of professionally-sounding beats.
Pros and Cons.
The great thing about the Roland TDK portable drums is that it is priced considerably low but has a very high quality build and feel, for a portable electronic drum set. Just because something is priced so cheap doesn’t mean it is not quality at all. The construction is very sturdy compared to most similar portable electronic drums of the same category.
The sounds are also really great and you can play from your apartment to the live stage because of its portability and space-saving features. So far, none of the customers have found anything distasteful about the product.
The only thing I don’t like about it is that it does not accept a double bass pedal. But that is not a big drawback. This is a portable drum kit and therefore you have to make some adjustments. If you want more versatility then go with the TD11-KV, TD25-KV, or TD30-KV.
It folds up easily and unfolds just as well. In my opinion, and after years of lugging around electronic brains, cords, stands, clamps, and monitors, this is a massive benefit:
Other Things To Consider.
You can use these electric portable drums practically everywhere as a practice kit or for a small venue or on any gig you’ll be playing on. Most people use it as an acoustic kit to avoid having to rent traditional drums and add to the expenses.
Other things that most drummers like about this product is that it is quite reliable due to its high quality construction material and even with that cheap price, you could call this a professional electronic drum kit. It can withstand a lot of live gigs before it starts to break down, but it depends on how much you take care of it. Its multiple pads are also quite versatile and well-constructed and they feel good enough to enjoy playing. You can even use it for recording aside from live gigs or practice.
It has a total of 125 different instruments which makes it a very powerful drum kit to take with you to any live gig or small concert. The pads are quite responsive and the signature Roland sounds is very amazing. You don’t have to worry about space because of its portability.
Its teaching tools are also great for those who are still trying to learn how to use the drums without having to look for a real drum set and pay extra for rent or possible damage during practice. You can easily fold and store the drum kit and at the same time, pull it out whenever you need to use it.
The Bottom Line.
Overall, the Roland TDK-4P is a great portable electronic drum set that will be worth your money and time, especially for trying to master drums.