The Roland TD-11KV Electronic Drum Set is one of the best value-for-money electronic drum kits currently on the market. That is thanks to a wide range of different pads and drums, lots of great features and settings, and a generally superb build quality. But is it the right drumkit for you? Find out in our full Roland TD-11KV Electronic Drum Set review.
Design and Features
The Roland TD-11KV Electronic Drum Set makes itself known as a premium option for drummers right away. The build-quality here is fantastic and the drum set really does look like something that you might take to the stage or a professional studio. For those looking to eventually make some kind of career out of their drumming, this product has you covered!
The frame is very sturdy and well-built. It is also larger and made from three pieces, meaning it will surround you as you sit in the middle and play. You can readjust the position of all the drums, which makes them that much more enjoyable and natural to use.
But what’s more is the quality of the drum pads themselves. These drums are two tone and have a very natural feeling skin across the surface made from mesh. This gives them a satisfying ‘snap back’ feel as you play them. You will feel the sticks bounce from the surface and if you close your eyes, you could be playing an analogue drum. This is also what makes this drumkit immediately look like a much more serious piece of hardware.
The pads also come with three zones, meaning that they sound slightly different depending on where you hit them – just like real drums. The cymbals are equally well made, being particularly large and feeling just like real cymbals with the way they move and react.
The large LCD interface also looks premium and provides easy access to the wide range of features. Those features include the option to listen to professional backing songs, lessons, and your own recordings. Recording and playing back tracks is particularly quick and easy which is a fantastic feature, as it means you can create some truly awesome tunes yourself. It also helps that there is such a huge bank of sounds. And of course you have the 3.5mm headphone jack to experience it all through without disturbing the neighbors.
- In terms of the build quality, the feel of the drums to play, and the design, this is by far and away the best electronic drum kit that we have reviewed so far.
- You can feel the difference between this and a rubber $300 dollar set immediately.
- At the same time, the huge range of tones and sounds, the excellent playback and record functions create endless possibilities.
- The only downside to this drumkit is that this is more expensive than a lot of the competition we have looked at.
You really do get what you pay for though – so its just up to you to do a little soul-searching and decide if you need a premium, professional-grade electronic drum kit.
Roland TD-11KV Conclusion and Rating
For those that are serious about drumming and really want to become good, spending a little more on this Roland TD-11KV Electronic Drum Set is a very good investment. You will feel the difference here right away thanks to the mesh drums and the features mean you have almost unlimited possibilities in terms of what you create and how you learn.