Buying Guides

5 reasons why the Roland TD-1K is the ultimate digital drumkit for beginners

You can’t do much with £400. Buy an unreliable car. Take a terrible holiday. Own one leg of a champion racehorse. Alternatively, if you’ve got a pocket full of Christmas cash, and a head full of musical dreams, then £400 is enough to start drumming today with the Roland TD-1K.…

What’s the difference between Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits?

We help you understand the difference between the Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits, to ensure you choose the right gear for your needs. Hypothetically, let’s say you’re a planet-straddling, snakeskin-booted, Ray-Banned rock god who wants it all and wants it now. Choosing your Roland V-Drums kit is a…

Roland HPD-20 HandSonic vs the previous HPD-10/HPD-15

Last year the brand new Roland Handsonic HPD-20 was unveiled to the world. But what’s so different about the new one and the HPD-10 and HPD-15 it replaces? What’s new? The HPD-20 HandSonic uses key Roland technologies that have been developed since the HPD-10 and HPD-15 were released. Ultimately, these bring…

Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad vs Roland Octapad SPD-30

Spend a little time loitering on the live circuit and pretty soon you’ll see a pro musician beating on two mysterious black boxes bearing the Roland logo. Both of these units sound equally awesome, creating mind-blowing sounds that drag percussion into a bold new dawn. They look kinda similar, too,…

Finding the right electronic drum kit for you

Which electronic drum set is right for me? It’s the big day. You’re ready to sprint down to the Drum Palace, wad of crisp tenners burning a hole in your wallet. Before you make a knee-jerk choice, allow us to gently guide you to the kit that’s right for your…