Roland HPD-20

Mick_Link

Junior Member
Does anyone have any experience with the Roland Handsonic HPD-20 to report?
Is it worth the purchase?
Is it easy to integrate while playing drums (loops/sequenzer)?
Thanks
 

electrodrummer

Senior Member
Got a 15. Jolly good unit.

Not sure what you mean by "integrate while playing drums"....
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Is it easy to integrate while playing drums (loops/sequenzer)?
You shouldn't use sticks on it ..... so if your want to use sticks ..... something like the SPD-SX or SPD-30 would be the way to go.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
I had the previous version - HPD-10.
The smaller pads are meant for fingers, the larger ones for hands - at least that's the way I used it.

A good alternative if you want to use both sticks and/or hands is the Yamaha DTX-M12.
I have one of those now, and it works well for both.

I also have an SPD-30, and I like that one better for sticks - not so good for hands though,
and you can't load in any new sounds, like you can on the Yamaha.

The Yamaha also has deeper programming options with things like 4 way velocity switching, layering and so on.
 

Zaxx

Member
Does anyone have any experience with the Roland Handsonic HPD-20 to report?
Is it worth the purchase?
Is it easy to integrate while playing drums (loops/sequenzer)?
Thanks
I owned one for about five minutes (obtained from a retailer who offered 30-day no-quibble returns,) and hated it. I'm a competent conguero and loved the idea of a digital hand drum, but found it horrible to play, with poor sensitivity and a playing surface that felt like you were slapping a tractor tyre/tire. I was glad to see the back of it. The Korg WaveDrum lacks the HPD-20's multipad configuration but is a much better playing experience.
 

MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
I had the HPD20 for a few weeks.

A killer sound set for percussionist and a great feel and sensitivity.

loading samples was another plus, so was the usb to control midi and it being an audio interface too.

I really loved it, and still feel bunmed I had to sell it.


loved using it at the jam too.


It can be used with hands and sticks equal depending on the settings used.

The Yamaha Multi 12 is a kiler unit too.

This one is better for sticks, has a more orchestral/asian sound set, and more midi options, but its bigger and really more aimed to the drummer/producer.
 
Top