Roland have been pioneering
the use of modelling in their V-Drum series for many years.
Roland's proprietary Composite Object Sound Modelling
(COSM) is at the heart of their V-Drums. With COSM, the V-drums
allows you to model the drum type, the material, depth, tuning and
a whole host of other parameters. As if these are not enough, factors
like mic type, mic position and room ambience can also be defined
allowing, in theory, almost any kind of drum sound to be created
from natural, acoustic sounds to outrageous creations.
Like other drum synth kits, the nerve centre of these
kits is a 'brain', a module that contains all the gubbins to generate
and create the sounds. The 'brain' is then triggered by pads which
can be configured according to the user's own requirements.
Several TD modules/V-Drum kits have been released over
the years and we have 136 kick, tom and snare samples here from
a TD-7 that have been generously donated to Hollow Sun by regular
Ozzie contributor and drummer, Dean Morris and the range of drum
sounds on offer is, frankly, overwhelming!.