At Winter NAMM 2013, Roland senior product specialist Steve Fisher gave us a special demonstration of the new BT-1 trigger pad and portable TD-4KP drumkit. Check out the video here.
BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad
The compact and curved BT-1 Bar trigger pad attaches to the hoop of most drums using a tension rod or a standard rod-type mount with the included attachment parts. Possible applications include start/stop of songs and phrase loops, kit selection, tap tempo, and effects on/off. Unlike large, round pads and footswitches, the BT-1 blends in without players having to adjust their setup or playing style.
Portable TD-4KP V-Drums
The TD-4KP V-Drums is a portable and compact electronic drumset that includes a kick pad, a snare pad, three tom pads, three cymbal pads (crash, ride, and hi-hat), and an FD-8 hi-hat controller pedal. The 7.5″ snare and tom pads feature a cushioned-rubber surface that is said to provide a sensitive, accurate response and natural playing feel. The integrated stand folds into a small size for transport and storage.
The included TD-4 percussion sound module delivers drum and percussion sounds that can be edited and also includes ambience effects and Coach and Quick Rec/Quick Play functions. An optional CB-TDP carrying case includes a shoulder strap and detachable pouches for the FD-8 and a kick pedal, plus pockets for a kick beater, drumsticks, and other accessories. An optional PDX-6/8 for a mesh head feel and dual-triggering capability is also available.