V-Drums Tutor Software

DT-1: V-Drums Tutor Software

Get on the Fast Track to Drumming


Get ready to learn, get ready to play, get ready to rock! Connect your Roland V-Drums* to your computer (Mac/Windows) and prepare for a learning experience like no other. Enjoy practice in a fun format when you play along with the onboard patterns and songs using the colourful graphical interface. Learn drumming step-by-step from beginning to intermediate levels. Improve your sight-reading with the Notation Screen, and enjoy drumming with Game screen. Enhance the V-Drums experience in the home as well as for private lessons and music schools.

  • 60 preset songs and 57 basic drum patterns to build drumming skills
  • Notation and game screens teach you how to play drums
  • Colourful correction mark and scores display timing accuracy
  • Dynamic Bar Graph displays stroke balance
  • Easy installation of your favourite SMF data for custom practice
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows

Audio & Video



Drum Notation Screen, Game Screen
Preset Pattern
Preset Song: 60
Exercise pattern: 57
Quarter note = 20 to 250
Notes that can be shown in the Notation Area
Values: longer than 16th note triplets
Velocity: 20 or greater
Note number: corresponds to the pads of the V-Drums series
MIDI channel: 10
Playable Song Files
Format: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1)
Number of Measures: 999 or less
Number of Events: 99,999 or less
Resolution: 24 ticks per quarter note or more
Package Contents
DT-1 V-Drum Tutor CD-ROM
Quick Start Guide
System Requirements (Windows)
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)
Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit) (Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit) (Service Pack 1 or later)

* The V-Drums Tutor DT-1 is a 32-bit application only, but it can run on 64-bit versions of Windows 7.
* This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition/Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista (64-bit).
* This software cannot be used in a virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode (Virtual Windows XP) or Virtual PC.
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor/2 GHz or higher
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
300 MB or more of free space
1,024 x 768 dots or higher/24 bit Full Color or more
System Requirements (Mac OS)
Operating System
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later, v10.6.8 or later, v10.7.2 or later
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor/2 GHz or higher

* This software does not support Power PC Mac.
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
300 MB or more of free space
1,024 x 768 dots or higher/16.7 million colors or more
* A Roland V-Drums series drum set is required in order to use this software.

- V-Drums module with a USB COMPUTER port: USB 2.0 cable is required.
* Use a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
* If your V-Drums module does not have USB audio functionality, an audio cable is required. If using your COMPUTER does not have an audio output: Audio interface or Sound Card is required.

-V-Drums module without a USB COMPUTER port: A MIDI Interface and an audio cable are required.
* If using your COMPUTER dose not have an audio output: Audio interface or Sound Card is required.

* A DVD-ROM or CD-ROM Drive is required in order to install this software.

* Apple Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the V-Drums Tutor DT-1 Applications, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the V-Drums Tutor DT-1 Applications based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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