Once again I’m considering options for practicing drums silently (or reasonably silently). I grew up playing an acoustic kit but once I graduated from college and had to live in an apartment for a few years, my days of playing an acoustic kit were limited. I didn’t have the option of renting practice space somewhere so my alternative to taking up a different instrument was to get into electronic drumming.The roland td-30kv kit caught my attention. My goal is to use the Roland for practicing, in place of acoustic drums. The most important thing is that I’m still building appropriate technique and touch for acoustic drums. The deterrent with the studio/acoustic kit approach is my practice time is limited and I end up wasting a large portion of this in transit. Up to now, none of the electronic kits offered enough dynamic response and timber response such that I was hearing what I was playing and felt I was building transferable sills. (i.e. Instead of learning acoustic drums, it felt I was learning an entirely new instrument, the electronic kit, and not one that spoke the way I want to speak musically.)
From what I’ve read is that the dynamics have improved over Roland’s last flagship module (TD-20) and it has a totally new sound engine (referred to as Super Natural). Some claim the new sounds are a vast improvement.
I am very pleased with the insight offered by the people that had been using the drum kit for years now.