The ideal step to a hybrid drum kit
The TM-2 Drum Trigger is convenient, affordable and hassle-free. If you’re looking to make the step to hybrid drums, the TM-2 is the product for you. Fit it quickly and easily onto your hi-hat stand or drum rack for convenient access. The control panel allows you to assign sounds to the trigger inputs. Studio-quality multi-effects are on hand to process your kits, and you can trigger your own custom WAV sounds, loops, and backing tracks via an SDHC card.
- Over 100 ready-to-play professional sounds, ranging from acoustic drums and percussion to modern electronic instruments
- Includes many sounds and tonal elements designed for layering with acoustic drums, providing enhanced, high-impact sounds for playing live drums through a PA system
- SDHC card slot lets users trigger their own WAV sounds stored on SDHC media, from one-shot samples and loop phrases to complete backing tracks
- Two trigger inputs that support both single- and dual-trigger pads
- Process kits with powerful effects such as reverb, flanger, delay, and more
- Compatible with Roland RT-series acoustic drum triggers and Roland percussion pads, including the BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad, KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal, V-Pads, and V-Cymbals
- Powered by batteries or included AC adapter; runs for up to four hours on four AA-size batteriesIncluded mounting plate allows the TM-2 to be attached to a hi-hat stand or drum rack with a standard multi-clamp
- MIDI I/O for triggering sounds in external sound modules, capturing MIDI data in music software, and playing the TM-2 from other devices
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Easy, portable, and a lot of fun!By: Danny on 3 April 2018I purchased a Roland TM-2 from Ric to update from an older Alesis unit which I'd owned for many years. Straight out of the box it was amazingly easy to use: the interface is intuitive and simple to navigate. The unit works exceptionally well when used in conjunction with Roland's range of acoustic drum triggers and V-drum pads, and only some very quick sensitivity adjustments were needed to have my bass and snare drums triggering without any misfiring or cross-talk. The TM-2 comes loaded with an array of great, high quality samples and clever kit combinations that range from classic retro synth/electro drum hits through to specially EQ'd samples that serve to enhance your acoustic drum sound in the live environment, but not in such a way that would have listeners even realise there are electronics being utilised. (The sound guy will likely be happy too, especially when mixing those who may be playing on a twin bass drum set up.) The thing that I enjoy the most is the optional mini-SD card which enables me to load my own samples onto the module. There are of course an amazing amount of drum samples available online, and I've also had fun editing drum sounds from my favourite albums and loading them into the module. This is also a very handy little tool for those who may want to play some intro sound-bytes in a live setting, and I have found it particularly useful as I was previously fooling around with clunky samplers and smartphone apps to play intros through the PA. In addition to all these these great features, the physical size is compact and easy to carry/mount on the kit, and the optional AA battery compartment means you can set up quickly and not necessarily need to worry about finding a spare power point on stage while you're setting up. After using this piece of equipment for over a year, I can easily see why it's become the trigger module of choice for so many double bass drummers as well as those looking to add interesting electronic sounds to their kits without the added bulk of a sampler pad or larger drum brain with a lot more inputs, which realistically are not going to get used while playing on an acoustic set up. For anyone who is new to triggers, there are many very helpful videos on YouTube, uploaded by experienced TM-2 users, which discuss various ways of tweaking the sensitivity settings for optimal performance and ways to prepare your kit (head tension, the use of bass drum muffling etc) to make integrating your new triggers an absolute breeze. I would recommend anybody who is considering buying one to take the leap.