Roland FD-8 V-Drum Hi-Hat Controller

V-Drum Hi-Hat Controller

  • Ultra-Sensitive Hi-Hat control
  • More realistic hi-hat sound
  • Smooth transitions between open and closed playing modes
  • New look

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Type Hi-Hat Controller

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Get a real HiHat-machine!
Felix987, 29.12.2015
If you're a starter on the electronic drums and you got the Roland FD-8 already coming in the bundle, it is ok to start with. But my advice is to get rid of it as soon as possible. The playability (in comparison to real HiHat-machines) and the quality of the trigger is pretty low.
I have to admit that not everything is poor, the noise emission is fantastic, there is pretty much no impact noise going into the floor, you can really play this controller at midnight and nobody will complain.
But in my eyes, the above mentioned downsides outweigh this advantage by far.
First off, you really have to kick the controller powerfully to make the trigger realize that there is a signal. In my experience, you can only play heel up cause you really have to press down the pedal "into the floor". Heel down is possible, but there will be a lot of misstriggers that you won't have with a real HiHat-machine.
And second, the whole controller works pretty spongy, it has a very unnatural feeling and kind of "wobbles around" while playing. There will be no benefit for your practice. And that is actually what electronic drums are made for (at least for the most part): practicing at home to implement these things on the acoustic drumkit later on. Not possible with this controller in my eyes.
I would always go for a real HiHat-machine!
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Good but the new FD-9 is better .
Mahmoud, 06.10.2019
Good controller but it can be damaged easily , so I recommend the FD-9 as it's more premium .
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Phil Brolan, 18.02.2014
Excellent quality and feel as to be expected from Roland. I'm used to playing electronic hi-hats and this pedal is as good as they get!
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Die preiswerte Alternative zur VH11 oder VH12
Frank J., 08.10.2009
Den HiHat-Controller habe ich nun zum zweiten Mal gekauft. Einen habe ich zu Hause an meinem Übungs-Set und im Proberaum habe ich damit mein Roland SPD20 als "Schnell-EDrum" aufgebohrt, da ich keine Lust habe, das Teil bei Bedarf immer mit zum Proberaum zu schleppen.

Am Haupt-Set spiele ich ein Roland VH-11, ok, das ist vom Spielgefühl schon besser, da man auch mit einer "normalen HiHat-Maschine" arbeitet. Die habe ich aber auch aus optischen Gründen gekauft.

Der FD-8 V-Drum-Hihat Controller ist für kleines Geld (Faktor ~ 2-3 zur VH-11) eine echte spielerische Alternative. Von der Empfindlichkeit merke ich keinen oder nur einen geringen Unterschied, was aber bei der VH-11 auch am mechanischen Widerstand des Hihat-Stands liegen kann, den der FD-8 mit seinem "Feder-Widerstand" natürlich nicht bietet.

Natürlich hängt die Spielbarkeit auch vom verwendeten Modul ab. Ich verwende ein TD-12 und bin mit dem FD-8 sowohl zu Hause als auch am SPD-20 vollauf zufrieden.

Daher: Wer einen HiHat-Controller sucht, sollte sich den FD-8 auf jeden Fall mal anschauen.

btw: Ich hatte auch mal die Gelegenheit eine FD-7 zu spielen. Der FD-8 macht auf mich einen besseren Eindruck.
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