75% less noise for practice anytime, anyplace
There’s nothing more frustrating than reining in your midnight practice sessions because the squares next-door are trying to sleep. It’s a factor that has drawn countless drummers to Roland’s ultra-practical V-Drums, which feature headphone jacks and near-silent mesh-head pads. The only sticking-point is that if you’re using a kick trigger pad with a standard pedal and beater, there’ll still be audible noise while playing – and that’s where the Roland KT-10 kicks in. With its innovative reverse-action trigger mechanism, the pedal is proven to produce approximately 75 per cent less noise, without compromising feel and playability one jot. Simply connect the KT-10 to any V-Drums sound module with ¼-inch trigger inputs and you’re good to go.
A simple first step towards a hybrid kit
Maybe you don’t have a Roland V-Drums kit, and you’re thinking the KT-10 isn’t for you. Not true. Alongside instant compatibility with any V-Drums sound module, this unit is ideal for building a ‘hybrid’ kit (acoustic drums augmented with electronic features), thanks to a compact all-in-one design that leaves space for additional pedals and doesn’t cramp your footwork. To bring mindblowing sounds into your hybrid kit, try the KT-10 alongside the Roland TM-2 Trigger Module, or boost the capability of Roland e-percussion gear like the SPD-SX Sampling Pad, Octapad SPD-30 and HandSonic HPD-20. Plus, when you’re up for some Bonham-style mayhem, the convenient Mix In trigger jack lets you easily add a second KT-10 to create a double-pedal setup.
Tailor the feel to suit your footwork
An unresponsive kick pedal can scupper your whole show, and while the Roland KT-10 is space-age clever, it doesn’t neglect the old-fashioned stuff. Ripping up the ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy, this unit lets you tailor the pedal’s response by removing weights in the beater mechanism (or shifting them to different slots), while moving the spring to different hook positions is a simple way to modify the tension. It’s your pedal. Have it your way.