Scan code: LN104845 Manufacturer code: VAD503 KIT

Roland VAD 503 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit

Roland VAD 503 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit, TD-27 Module, 10" & 14" Toms, 14" Snare, 10" Hi-Hat

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Scan code: LN104845 Manufacturer code: VAD503 KIT
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Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design 'VAD503'
Electronic Drum Set

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD503 Electronic Drums

Roland's Flagship Line of Hybrid Drum Sets From the club to the studio, Roland's VAD (V-Drums Acoustic Design) hybrid drum kits are designed with one goal in mind: to blend the look and response of a traditional acoustic kit with the groundbreaking electronics of the V-Drums family. Real wood shells with Roland's legendary tuneable mesh heads supply a quiet and custom response, from the crack of a cranked snare to the wooly give of a classic kick drum. And Roland's rubberized multi-zone V-Cymbals serve up the expression you need to craft dynamic and compelling musical ideas night after night. Roland's next-level TD-27 sound module and latest digital pads provide an unprecedented level of acoustic realism.

It's all powered by Roland's Prismatic Sound Modeling engine and PureAcoustic Ambience Technology, which allow you to tune, muffle, size, process, and re-mike any piece in your kit. Kitted up with a full set of traditional hardware (not included), the Roland VAD503 sports a formidable look that'll make your performance stand out in fresh new ways.

Please note: Does not include snare stand, kick pedal, and hi-hat stand.

VAD503 KEY FEATURES • Blends the look and response of a traditional kit with groundbreaking V-Drums electronics
• Full-depth wood shells outfitted with Roland's legendary tuneable mesh heads
• Multi-zone V-Cymbals serve up lifelike expression and dynamics
• Next-level TD-27 drum module gives you hands-on control over kit sounds
• PureAcoustic Ambience Technology creates lifelike soundstages through virtual microphone placement

The Ultimate in Immersive Acoustic Drumming Experiences

4K Recording

the ultimate v-drums experienceWith the impressive looks, familiar layout, and inspiring playability of a high-end acoustic kit, the VAD503 makes any drummer feel instantly at home. There’s a 14" stainless steel snare, plus 10" rack tom, a 14" floor tom, and a 20" kick constructed with full-depth wood shells, adding to the authenticity and providing genuine acoustic feel under the stick and beater.

A full complement of cymbals includes a 12" V-Hi-Hat, 14" crash (with thin profile and textured finish), and an 18" ride for superior playability and natural appearance on stage.

14" Digital Snare and 18" Digital Ride Cymbal


lightning-fast processingRoland’s cutting-edge digital pad technology brings even deeper realism to the V-Drums experience. The digital snare and ride pads connect to the TD-27 module via USB cables, working together with the sound engine to deliver the most natural expression, allowing your drumming skills to be heard in incredible detail.

Multiple sensors and lightning-fast processing provide amazing response, enabling you to play genuine techniques in the most natural way. Ghost notes, rim shots, and cross stick playing on the snare are precisely detected and translated, while the ride offers wide tonal range and the ability to subtly mute with just a touch of the bow or bell.

The Natural Feel of Acoustic Drums


true acoustic feelRoland’s legendary multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads contribute significantly to the authentic playing feel, giving you stick rebound that’s customizable for your individual 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


Prismatic sound modelingDerived from the flagship TD-50, 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, with an unprecedented sonic range at your command.

Powerful Connectivity for Stage and Studio

4K Recording

integrated usb audio interfaceThe VAD503 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.

Double-Braced Chrome Drum Stands


Newly developed V-CymbalsThe way acoustic drums and cymbals are mounted not only projects a classic image—it also influences the playing feel. The tom pads mount on the same stands used for acoustic toms—so they feel just right when they’re hit.

Newly developed thin V-Cymbals also attach to the stands with a special pivot mount, for a natural acoustic-style ‘swing’ when played. And every stand is double-braced for rock-solid stability, and easily adjusted to suit your preferred layout.

Create (and Craft) Your Signature Drum Kit


upload your own samplesWith acoustic drums, 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, allowing you to craft customized kits for any situation. Just strike a pad to select it, and then 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.

Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kits

VAD506, VAD503, VAD306Roland V-Drums Acoustic Design is a brand-new V-Drums experience, blending the physical presence of acoustic drums with Roland’s world-leading digital percussion technology. The authentic look and detailed craftsmanship of a premium acoustic drum kit is all here, with full-diameter, real-wood shells and cymbals, beautiful wraps, and deluxe chrome hardware.

Each V-Drums Acoustic Design kit is already special—because it’s a premium V-Drums kit. Backed by decades of Roland R&D and the latest innovations in percussion technology, you’ll enjoy the deeply expressive sounds and exceptional playability that have attracted the world’s leading drummers since 1997.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Total Number of Pads 4 x drum pads, 3 x cymbal pads
Included Snare/Tom Pads 14" PD-140DS Digital Snare, 10" PDA100 Mesh Tom, 14" PDA140F Mesh Floor Tom
Included Kick Pads 20" KD-200-MS Kick Drum
Included Cymbal Pads VH-10 Hi-hat, 18" CY-18DR Digital Ride, 14" CY-14C-T Crash
Hybrid Acoustic/Electric Yes
Shells Included 1 x Rack Tom, 1 x Floor Tom, 1 x Snare, 1 x Bass Drum
Included Drum Module TD-27 Module
Number of Drum Kits 100 (55 Presets)
Number of Instruments 728 Instruments
Effects Reverb, Compressor, EQ, 3 x Multi-effects Systems, 30 x Multi-effects, Overhead Mic Simulator
Module Trigger Inputs 1 x DB-25 (multi-pin cable included), 1 x 1/4" (crash 2), 3 x 1/4" (aux 1/2/3)
Module Analogue Inputs 1 x 1/4" (mix in)
Module Analogue Outputs s2 x 1/4" (master out), 2 x 1/4" (direct out)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Module MIDI I/O In, Out/Thru, USB
Other I/O 1 x 1/4" (footswitch), Bluetooth (audio streaming in)
USB 1 x Type B (28 channels), 3 x Type A
Storage SD/SDHC Card Slot (WAV files)
Included Hardware 1 x DCS-10 Stand, 1 x DBS-10 Stand, 1 x APC-30 Clamp
Polyphony Number 0
Number of Pads 7
  • 5 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jack
  • 1 x Bluetooth
  • 1 x MIDI In
Trigger Inputs 4
  • 4 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jack
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") Main L/R
  • 1 x MIDI Out
Sound Types
  • 1 x Crash
  • 1 x Hi Hats
  • 1 x Kick
  • 1 x Rides
  • 1 x Snare
  • 2 x Toms
Kick Pedal Yes
Stool No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN104845
Model Number VAD503 KIT
GTIN 761294516652

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Roland VAD 503 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit
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