Monday, February 11, 2013

Roland RMP-5 - Electronic Percussion Pad

Percussion Instruments Review

This review about "RMP-5 - Percussion Pad", an electronic marching percussion instrument. Review below include features, specification, price, and picture for "RMP-5 - Percussion Pad" manufactured by Roland.

Roland RMP-5 Percussion Pad will be a new popular RMP-3 generation. Still shares a few key features in common with the popular RMP-3 but RMP-5 Percussion Pad invented with a convenient one-piece molded body with integrated pad and brain, along with tunable mesh drumhead. Equipped with 40-plus onboard PCM sounds (including snare drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments; the RMP-3 has no built-in sampled sounds) plus an external dual trigger input so you can add a kick and cymbal pad for drum kit practice. And one more, Rhythm coach mode for your rhythm practice is advanced feature has been also added on it.

See details Marching Percussion Instrument below:
RMP-5 - Percussion Pad

Roland RMP-5 - Electronic Percussion Instrument

Roland RMP-5 - Electronic Percussion Pad

* Setup with optional PDS-2 Pad Stand, CY-8 and KD-8. Stands and Pedals are sold reparately.

PCM Sounds Onboard

In addition to the acoustic sound of your sticks on the mesh pad (à la the RMP-3), the RMP-5 lets you trigger a variety of high-quality, internal snare drum samples, hi-hats, ride cymbals, and percussion instruments. You can also choose from a menu of metronome sounds, including a standard click, human-voice count, rhythmic patterns, and more.

Advanced Rhythm Coach

When activated, the Rhythm Coach challenges drummers in a fun and friendly way with functions such as Time Check, Auto Up/Down, and Stroke Balance to help develop consistent stick technique. As an added bonus, the Time Check and Stroke Balance exercises can be used simultaneously for a dual-power workout. The Rhythm Coach can even grade your performance, so you can chart your progress.

Drum Kit Expansion

The RMP-5 provides a dual-trigger input that can be used to connect Roland’s KD-8 kick and CY-8 cymbal controllers (optional). All together, these three components form the nucleus of a small electronic drum kit. Now you can train not only your hands, but your feet as well. The RMP-5 provides the sounds for each pad, so you can play complete grooves either solo, along with the Rhythm Coach, or with external audio (such as CD players) connected to the RMP-5’s External Audio input.

Rhythm Coach function - Time Check

Roland RMP-5 features Rhythm Coach Function

Your ability will increase rapidly with the advanced Rhythm Coach function.
How consistent is your timing? The RMP-5’s built-in Rhythm Coach offers exercises that will turn sloppy patterns into air-tight grooves.

Accuracy Score

Roland RMP-5 Accuracy Score Display

Rhythm Coach grades your performances, so you can keep track of your progress — no guesswork involved.

Stroke Balance

Roland RMP-5 Stroke Balance Check

The RMP-5’s onscreen meter can display the strength of each drum stroke. Improve your stick control dramatically with this handy visual gauge.

Connection Example for External Expansion

Roland RMP-5 Drum Kit Expansion


Pad Size: 8 inches

Pad Sounds: 54 types

Tempo: 20–300

Click Sounds: 15 types

Rhythm Types: 24 types

Patterns: 22 types

Beat: 24 types

Rhythm Coach Functions
    TIME CHECK (8 variations)
    ACCURACY SCORE (4 variations)
    QUIET COUNT (6 variations)
    AUTO UP/DOWN (6 variations)
    RHYTHMIC NOTES (3 variations)
    STROKE BALANCE (2 variations)

    PHONES/OUTPUT Jack: 1 (Stereo miniature phone type)
    AC Adaptor Jack
    MIX IN Jack: 1 (Miniature phone type)
    EXT TRIG IN Jack: 1 (Dual)
    * Using the PCS-31L, you can connect two pads. In that case, the rim shot, edge shot, and choking features are unavailable.

Power Supply: DC 9 V: Dry Battery 6LR61/1604A (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor

Current Draw: 80 mA
    * Expected battery life under continuous use:
    Carbon: 1 hour
    Alkaline: 4 hours
    These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Screw for mounting on stands: M8
    Dry Battery 6LR61/1604A (9 V) type (alkaline)
    Tuning Key
    Owner's Manual
    AC Adaptor: BOSS PSA series
    Pad Stand: PDS-2
    Pad Cable: PCS-31L
    Pads (PD-8, PD-85BK/WT, PD-105BK/WT, PD-125BK/WT)
    Cymbals (CY-8, CY-12R/C, CY-14C, CY-15R)
    Kick Triggers (KD-8, KD-7, KD-85BK/WT, KD-120BK/WT)
    Drum Triggers (RT-3T、RT-5S、RT-7K)

Size and Weight

Width (W): 263 mm - 10 3/8 inches
Depth (D): 348 mm - 13 3/4 inches
Height (H): 78 mm - 3 1/8 inches
Weight: 1.3 kg - 2 lbs. 14 oz.

For owner's Manual can be downloaded at official RMP-5 - Percussion Pad Manual page.

Price of Roland RMP-5 - Percussion Pad 

Price of New Roland RMP-5 - Percussion Pad has various price ranges at various dealers, Select one of the greatest deal is offered by each dealer below if you are only decide to buy ONLINE. Kindly note that shipping cost and warranty may applicable and vary at each dealers, or occasionally is needed to charge addition.

Sweetwater - US $229.00
Musician's Friend - US $249.00
Cascio Interstate Music - US $229.00
Guitar Center - US $249.00

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