Roland VAD504 V-Drums Acoustic Design 4-Piece Electronic Drum Kit w/ 3 Cymbal Pads
Streamlined Kit with Full-Size Wood Shells
When you need the glamour and presence of a full acoustic drum set on stage—but with the convenience and control of electronic drums—the VAD504 is the perfect solution. This premium “one-up, one-down” kit features wood shells with full depth and diameter, covered with attractive wraps and mounted on double-braced chrome stands. Roland’s advanced digital sensor technology and dynamic TD-27 drum module provide the sound and response to match, with every stroke, ghost note, roll, and swell expressed in incredible detail.
Building on the previous VAD503 model, the VAD504 adds a digital hi-hat for even greater expression, plus heavy-duty cymbal stands inherited from the flagship VAD706. The TD-27 module has also been updated, bringing you new kits and samples, expanded processing options, and more.
TD-27KV2 and VAD 5 Series Overview
The updated TD-27 sound module has enhanced features and advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling from the flagship TD-50X. Rock with 75 ready-to-play preset kits, including 10 all-new kits and a variety of new samples, effects, and processing capabilities.
An Immersive Acoustic Drumming Experience
With the impressive looks, familiar layout, and inspiring playability of a high-end acoustic kit, the VAD504 makes any drummer feel instantly at home. There’s a 14-inch stainless steel snare, 10-inch rack tom, 14-inch floor tom, and 20-inch kick constructed with full-depth wood shells, adding to the authenticity and providing genuine acoustic feel under the sticks and beater. A full complement of cymbals includes a 14-inch V-Hi-Hat, 14-inch crash (with thin profile and textured finish), and an 18-inch ride for superior playability and natural appearance on stage.
Digital Snare, Ride, and Hi-Hat
Roland’s groundbreaking digital pad technology is a major leap forward in electronic drumming, putting unmatched depth and dimension under your sticks. Precision multi-sensors in the snare, ride, and hi-hat pads work in harmony with the TD-27 module to capture every nuance with incredible definition and detail. Lightning-fast detection lets you play all your natural acoustic techniques, such as muting the ride with a finger touch or switching seamlessly between head, rimshot, and cross stick playing on the snare. And the VH-14D takes the electronic hi-hat to new heights with unparalleled touch sensitivity, tonal variation, and open/closed resolution.
The Natural Feel of Acoustic Drums
Roland’s legendary multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads contribute significantly to the authentic playing feel, giving you stick rebound that’s customizable for your playing style. And when you bury the beater into the specially designed kick drum, you physically move air inside the shell, creating air pressure and resistance that feels remarkably like playing an acoustic kick.
Go Deeper with Prismatic Sound Modeling
Derived from the flagship TD-50X, the TD-27 sound module is filled with drums that live and breathe like 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 strike a drum or cymbal, 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 unprecedented sonic range at your command.
TD-27 Module: More Sounds, More Power
The updated TD-27 module features 75 preset kits, including 10 all-new kits and newly enhanced versions of the three most popular kits from the original release. New pre-loaded samples are available for combining with preset kits or your own custom setups. Layering features have been expanded, while parallel compression options and transient shaping enhancements provide even greater sound control. The module interface has also been improved for faster sound creation.
Create (and Craft) Your Signature Drum Kit
With acoustic drums, you make the sound your own by swapping head types, adjusting the tuning, applying damping, tweaking the snare wire tension, changing the kick beater, and more. This is all possible with the TD-27 module, allowing you to craft customized kits for any situation. Just strike a pad to select it and use the hands-on controls and intuitive editing tools to get the sound just how you like it. Your edits are saved automatically too, so you always stay focused on playing. It’s even possible to load your own samples and layer them with the internal sounds to personalize kits even more.
Double-Braced Chrome Drum Stands
The VAD504 comes equipped with the same heavy-duty stands as the flagship VAD706, delivering high-end performance and genuine acoustic feel. The tom pads mount just like acoustic toms—so they feel just right when they’re hit. Newly developed thin V-Cymbals attach with a special pivot mount for natural acoustic swing and stick feel. And every stand is double braced for rock-solid stability and easily adjusted to suit your preferred layout.
Advanced Sound Processing Options
Use PureAcoustic Ambience Technology to create an incredibly natural and immersive sound field when playing. And go deeper by adjusting individual drums mics and the stereo overheads, just as you would with an acoustic kit. Advanced onboard multi-effects and mixing capabilities give you the power of a full-scale studio console, with transient processing, parametric EQs, compressors, reverbs, delays, and more at your command.
Powerful Connectivity for Stage and Studio
The VAD504 delivers fantastic sound for live performance or recording, thanks to a wealth of connectivity options. The TD-27 module features 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. In the studio, the built-in USB audio interface makes computer music production easy, with up to 28 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.
Kit Expansion Made Easy
With the VAD504, you’re not stuck with a static setup. Using the TD-27 module’s three auxiliary trigger inputs, it’s easy to add tom and cymbal pads to bolster your arsenal. Or you may go for maximum impact with an imposing double-kick setup. Whatever you’re thinking, the auxiliary trigger inputs are the gateway to your ideal drum setup.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream audio from a phone or laptop to the module—ideal for jamming with headphones. Play along with backing tracks and your favorite bands, or mix the sound from a YouTube lesson video with the kit. You can even record your performances—with or without backing—to hear where you need to tighten things up.
Your Personal Onboard Drum Coach
Coach mode supports your daily practice sessions, complete with progress tracking that makes learning effective and rewarding. Play through warm-ups, develop your sense of groove, tempo, and timing, and even work on your stamina—all with a score that highlights your progress and motivates you to improve.
Fast-Track Your Progress with Melodics for V-Drums
Melodics™ for V-Drums—a free application for macOS and Windows—features a curated set of drum lessons to develop your sense of rhythm, timing, and muscle memory. Subscribers can access additional premium content that includes over 70 lessons, with more added each week.
- Four-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with full-size wood shells and upgraded double-braced chrome stands
- Updated TD-27 sound module with enhanced features and advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling derived from the flagship TD-50X
- 14-inch PD-140DS digital snare, 12-inch VH-14D digital hi-hat, and 18-inch CY-18DR digital ride cymbal with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering for unparalleled dynamics and accurate positional detection
- 10-inch PDA100-MS rack tom, 14-inch PDA140F-MS floor tom, and 20-inch KD-200-MS kick with custom chrome hardware and Midnight Sparkle wraps
- 14-inch CY-14C-T crash with thin profile
- Drum in inspiring sound spaces with PureAcoustic Ambience Technology
- Hands-on interface for quick-and-easy sound selection and editing
- Import your own WAV samples via an SD card
- Stereo mix output and two assignable outputs for sending individual drum sounds to a PA mixer
- Integrated 28-channel USB audio interface for professional computer music production
- Three auxiliary trigger inputs for easy kit expansion
- Onboard Bluetooth® for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop
- Built-in practice functions for developing drumming skills
- Kit configuration
- Drum sound module: TD-27 x 1
- Snare: PD-140DS x 1
- Tom1: PDA100-MS x 1
- Tom3: PDA140F-MS x 1
- Hi-hat: VH-14D x 1
- Crash1: CY-14C-T x 1
- Ride: CY-18DR x 1
- Kick: KD-200-MS x 1
- Drum combination stand: DCS-30 x 1 *1
- Drum boom stand: DBS-30 x 1 *1
- All purpose clamp: APC-10 x 1
- Extra trigger input jack
- 4 (AUX1-AUX3, CRASH 2)
- Size and Weight
- 1,750 (W) x 1,400 (D) x 1,200 (H) mm
- 68-15/16 (W) x 55-1/8 (D) x 47-1/4 (H) inches
- (including Kick pad, Cymbals, Hi-hat stand and Drum throne)
- 43 kg / 94 lbs 13 oz
- Sound module mount
- AC adaptor
- Special connection cable
- Drum key
- Setup guide
- Owner's manuals
- Options (sold separately)
- Personal drum monitor: PM series
- V-Drums accessory package: DAP series
- Noise eater: NE-10, NE-1