Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit
Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit
Here’s What Roland Say:
“The VAD306 is the introductory kit to the VAD Range. VAD (V-Drums Acoustic Design) is the most realistic looking, and feeling, range of V-Drums to date. The VAD306 is the most compact and space-saving VAD Kit available, with it’s shallow pad design and all-chrome fittings (the same as those found on an acoustic drum), the kit will fit perfectly into the smallest of spaces, whilst maintaining prescense/drama of an acoustic drum kit. VAD also use acoustic drum hardware rather than a rack system, meaning that the kit has a more traditional look, again, more like that of an acoustic drum kit. The kit is powered by the TD-17 Module, which is part of the extremely popular TD-17 V-Drums Range. Partner all the great specs of the TD-17 Module, along with the more realistic looking and feeling VAD Compact Pads, the VAD306 takes the TD-17 Range to the next level. For those that want an upgrade module, more realistic cymbal pads and full sized drums, check out the VAD503. The VAD306 comes with a 3-year warranty on the module and 1 year on the pads and hardware when registered with Roland Backstage.”
Overview By GAK
The VAD306 is the first kit in the all-new VAD (V-Drums Acoustic Design) Range from Roland.
VAD are electronic drum kits that have been specifically designed for drummers that need the more traditional look and feel that you get from an Acoustic Drum Kit. It differs from their world-renowned V-Drums Range, as each VAD feature wooden drum shells, that match the size and depth of acoustic drums, as well as all-chrome fittings and acoustic drum hardware. Where V-Drums offer a fitted drum rack and smaller pads, that are potentially more suitable for the home, VAD is for the drummer that needs to stand out on stage.
The Roland VAD306 is the most compact and space-saving kit in the VAD Range, offering shallow toms (x2 PDA100L-BK 10"x4" Rack Tom Pads and x1 PDA120L-BK 12"x4" Floor Tom Pad), a shallow PDA120LS-BK 12"x4" Snare Pad (snare stand sold separately) and the Roland KD-180L-BK 18"x7" Kick Drum Pad (kick pedal sold separately). With the larger diameter on the playing surface of each pad, plus a wooden shallow-shell, the VAD306 has a more “acoustic drum” feel, whilst keeping a small footprint.
The VAD306 is the step up from what may be our best-selling kit, the Roland TD-17KVX, sharing the same cymbal pads; x2 CY-12C crashes, a 3-zone CY-13R Ride Cymbal and the acoustic hi-hat stand operated VH-10 Hi-Hat system (hi-hat stand sold separately). The VAD306 is also powered by the infamous Roland TD-17 Module.
To make sure you have everything you need for your Roland VAD306, check out the Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit, Premium Bundle.
For those that want an upgrade module, more realistic cymbal pads and full-sized drums, check out the VAD503.
The TD-17 Module is packed full of features but at a reasonable price tag. You are able to load in your own samples/layer them with internal sounds, connect to a computer to record both Audio/MIDI via USB or directly to an SD card. You can customise your kits with the 310 in-built sounds, driven by the flagship Prismatic sound engine found on the TD-50 and powerful effects section. You can even practice along to the inbuilt metronome and internal coach feature.
Overview By Roland
V-Drums Acoustic Design
Space-Saving Kit with Shallow-Depth Shells and TD-17 Module
The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series. The footprint is the same as a mid-level V-Drums set, making it ideal for home use and tight stages. Cutdown shallow shells save space and weight—but from the playing position, they feel instantly familiar to any drummer. Double-braced stands with tom mounts and cymbal boom arms complete the layout and further enhance the acoustic theme. And with its organic, expressive sound, the TD-17 module provides all the acoustic tone and playability you could ask for, whether drumming for yourself at home or out gigging on the local bar circuit.
The V-Drums Acoustic Design Story
Introducing V-Drums Acoustic Design
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.
V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD306 Overview
The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series.
V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD306 Sounds
The heart of the VAD306 is the TD-17 module, filled with sounds derived from the acclaimed TD-50 sound engine.
Powerful Sound and Realistic Expression
The heart of the VAD306 is the TD-17 module, filled with sounds derived from the acclaimed TD-50 sound engine. It features a vast collection of vintage and modern drums, cymbals, and percussion, all sampled in ultra-high audio detail with every possible velocity and head strike captured. Roland’s unique Prismatic Sound Modeling is then married with these samples to deliver complex, true-to-life tonal range and smooth dynamic transitions between hits. The result is an experience that doesn’t just sound faithfully acoustic—it behaves acoustically too.
Create (and Craft) Your Signature Drum Kit
The TD-17 module features a wide range of ready-to-play kits, including 10 new acoustic-focused presets created for the VAD306. While the preset kits sound fantastic, it’s easy to dive deeper and build your ultimate drum setup with intuitive editing tools. Think of the module as a huge warehouse of drums and cymbals from different eras, which you can mix and match in any combination. After that, swap the heads, change the tuning, add muffling, and even change the virtual space you’re playing in. Take things even further by loading your own samples and combining them with onboard instruments, crafting personalized kits that no other drummer can claim.
Larger Pads and a Wider Playing Spread
Acoustic drums are usually bigger than electronic drum pads. The size of each drum adds to the overall experience, not just visually but also in stick feel and physical layout. Which is why the VAD306 features a 12" snare and floor tom, two 10" rack toms, and an 18" kick, creating a naturally wide playing spread. The shells are made of wood too, enhancing the authentic acoustic feel under the sticks and beater.
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 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.
Shallow Shells, Deeper Performance
While the shallow-depth tom and kick shells in the VAD306 kit save space and weight, they don’t scrimp on performance. Each drum features custom sensors engineered to provide a natural response and premium feel in an amazingly compact size.
Double-Braced Chrome Drum Stands
The 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. And every stand is double-braced for rock-solid stability, and easily adjusted to suit your preferred layout.
Powerful Practice Tools and Bluetooth Connectivity
The TD-17 module is packed with practice features to help you become a better drummer. Built-in Bluetooth allows smartphones and laptops to stream audio to the module without a cable, perfect for immersive jam sessions with headphones. Play along with favourite music tracks or mix the sound from a YouTube lesson video with the kit. It’s also possible to play songs directly from an SD card and record your playing at any time. Onboard coach functions help you focus on skill-building, and even track your progress over time. And the metronome can be set for different time signatures and note values, helping improve your inner clock.
- Space-saving V-Drums Acoustic Design kit with shallow-depth wood shells and double-braced chrome stands
- TD-17 sound module with expressive and dynamic sound, inherited from the Prismatic Sound Modeling technology of the flagship TD-50
- 12" PDA120LS-BK snare, two 10" PDA100L-BK rack toms, 12" PDA120L-BK rack tom, and 18" KD-180L-BK kick with custom chrome hardware and black wraps
- Cymbal pads include 12" VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, two 12" CY-12C crashes, and 13" CY-13R ride
- Hands-on interface for selecting and personalizing drum sounds
- 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-17 x 1
- - Snare: PDA120LS-BK x 1
- - Tom1: PDA100L-BK x 1
- - Tom2: PDA100L-BK x 1
- - Tom3: PDA120L-BK x 1
- - Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1
- - Crash1: CY-12C x 1
- - Crash2: CY-12C x 1
- - Ride: CY-13R x 1
- - Kick: KD-180L-BK x 1
- - Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 3
- - All purpose clamp: APC-30 x 1Extra trigger input jack2 (AUX, CRASH 2)
- * CRASH 2 jack is used for CY-12C of 2nd crash cymbal.
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- - 1,300 (W) x 1,200 (D) x 1,200 (H) mm
- - 51-3/16 (W) x 47-1/4 (D) x 47-1/4 (H) inches
- (including Kick pad, Cymbals, Hi-hat stand and Drum throne)
- - 35.3 kg / 77 lbs 14 oz
- - Sound module mount
- - AC adaptor
- - Special connection cable
- - Connection cable (Crash2)
- - Drum key
- - Setup guide
- - Owner's manuals
- Options (sold separately)
- - Personal drum monitor: PM series
- - V-Drums accessory package: DAP-3X
- - V-Drums mat: TDM series
- - Noise eater: NE-100B
- * This package does not include a kick pedal, a snare stand, a hi-hat stand, a drum throne, and a SD card.