The Roland TD-8 Percussion Sound Module offers everything the world-renowned V-drums have become famous for - hundreds of amazing drum, percussion and instrument sounds, COSM modeling-based drum editing capabilities, intuitive operation, and unmatched sensitivity, to name just a few.
A Drummer-Friendly Interface
The TD-8 Percussion Sound Module was designed from the ground up with live performance and easy operation in mind. For this reason, it incorporates a large backlit LCD with a wealth of helpful operational graphics and icons, luminous rubber buttons, and an angled module design which makes operation fast. Like the flagship TD-10 module, the new TD-8 allows drummers to ""see"" COSM Variable Drum Modeling in action, selecting drum composition, tuning and re-sizing the drum icons as drummers customize their individual drum sounds, adding ambience and EQ-all of the major editing features are here. The TD-8 also allows for the connection of up to 12 drum pads, with instant group volume adjustment possible via onboard faders.
Amazing Sound Quality and Variety
When it comes down to it, an electronic percussion system is only as good as its sounds. For this reason, the TD-8 includes 1,286 high-quality sounds, comprised of 1,024 drum and percussion sounds and 262 backing instruments. Powerful COSM modeling-based V-Editing allows drummers to precisely tune and shape individual drum size and depth, head type and tuning, muffling, and even snare strainer adjustment. This sound customization is enhanced by the TD-8's high-quality Ambience effects and EQ, as well as expressive positional sensing capability-which triggers different sounds and timbres based on the exact location of pad hit. Like the TD-10, the TD-8 is also sensitive enough to be triggered with brushes.
Convenient Onboard Sequencer
The TD-8's onboard sequencer features 700 preset patterns in a wide variety of music styles, as well as the ability to store and recall 100 user patterns and 50 original songs. For practice and performance applications, the sequencer offers easy-to-use transport controls and a sophisticated onboard metronome with human voice count. The TD-8's sound engine is fully GM-compatible, allowing for use with an external MIDI sequencer/computer as desired.