Austin, TX, July 27, 2007— Roland’s V-Drums® are the most popular electronic drums in the world, but not everyone has the room or budget for a full V-Drums kit. Introducing the new Roland HD-1. It's forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it's much simpler to use.

It might look small, but the HD-1 is every bit a V-Drums Set in every way. With Roland’s legendary V-Drum know-how at the core, this little kit is a dream for beginners, hobbyists, and project studios, as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones.

The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods®, and the like. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier.

Additionally, the HD-1 is equipped with a MIDI out, for sound expansion and sequencing capabilities.

The HD-1 is a great way to enhance musical expression and enjoyment in your home. Used along with other popular instruments such as Roland’s digital pianos, the HD-1 will serve as the nucleus for family fun and musical enrichment.

The new HD-1 is also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed beater-less kick pedal, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. The HD-1 is also conveniently compact and stylish—perfect for every home, school, studio, office, etc. — and it's priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1’s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport. Just take it out of the box and play.

The HD-1 also ships with a DVD setup guide and basic drum instruction from famed drummer, Johnny Rabb.

For a complete package, check out the HD-a PAK. It includes everything you need to start drumming including the HD-1 set, PM-01 monitor, and DAP-1 accessory pack featuring sticks, throne, earbuds, and mini-to-mini cable to connect your MP-3 player to the HD-1’s mix-input.

V-Drums in every home is now a reality!