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Roland TM-6 Pro Trigger Module
As the ‘PRO’ tag on Roland’s new trigger module attests, the TM-6 is a powerful tool designed to help working drummers deliver faster, more consistent results to their clients. However, the TM-6 PRO should appeal to budding weekend drummers too, offering useful functionality and plenty of headroom for experimentation as their drumming evolves.
The module offers connectivity for up to 12 triggers or pads, enabling you to dial in sounds for any playing scenario – mix classic studio tones with your natural drum sound, layer electronic sounds, or simply trigger one-shot samples. Players can control parameters like pitch and decay, or the attack, release and EQ of each sound on the fly using on-board controls.
In terms of supplied sounds, drummers have plenty of choice. The module comes loaded with 500 one-shot samples, 268 V-Drums and 80 kit sounds. If you need something more bespoke it’s easy to import your own samples via the SD card slot.
At its heart, the TM-6 PRO gives drummers complete control over their sound, whether that means achieving desired sounds quickly during sound-check or at the start of a rehearsal, making significant sound changes as you go, or guaranteeing a crisp, punchy sound, regardless of venue size, PA system or the mood of the sound man.
Stay on track Play backing tracks directly from the TM-6 PRO’s SD card slot and control song, click and headphone volume independently A newly developed Transient effect gives added user control, enabling drummers to tweak the attack and release of their chosen sounds