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Welcome!

If you are new to V Expressions Ltd, please check our FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions regarding installation requirements, purchasing, and downloading questions prior to purchase. You can save considerable time by finding your answers there first.

This Support page is dedicated to answering and providing solutions to commonly asked questions regarding installing or troubleshooting the loading and use of your V Expressions Ltd expansion pack. Most common questions we receive are very simple in nature, and the answers are nearly always found in your V Expressions Ltd guides & manuals, or your module's owner's manual.

Our QuickStart Guides and Expansion Manuals are included with your download. You can also download them from their respective expansion page on our website. Please simply visit the expansion you are interested in for those documents.

Please be sure to visit our YouTube channel for more help. We provide QuickStart videos and many more tutorials for your viewing convenience. Many of your QuickStart questions will be answered in these videos!

Your Roland Owner's Manual can be downloaded as a PDF for convenient searching on your computer or mobile device. Likewise, your Pearl Owner's Manual can also be downloaded as a PDF. For general module-related questions, please start with your module's owner's manual.

We hope to answer any question you have here to save you time. However, if we don't succeed in answering all your questions here, please feel free to visit your expansion page to email the programmer your inquiry.

- Alan & Chris

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Mimic Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide walks you through the steps. You may also watch our Mimic QuickStart Video.

Why are my toms missing from my kits?

The first step in our QuickStart Guide instructs Mimic owners to ensure they have downloaded and installed the latest Mimic library update. Please visit Pearl's Update Page to download the latest library update. Do not download/install the multi-part "full" library. You only need the latest update. Once installed, your toms will appear as designed.

How do I update my Mimic firmware?

Always ensure you are using the latest Mimic firmware version before loading your V Expressions Ltd expansion. Please visit Pearl's Update Page to download the latest firmware update. You may also watch our Updating Mimic Firmware Video.

Where's my cross-stick?

To achieve better modeling and realism, we program cross-sticks as a completely different instrument. Learn how to set your cross-stick up in our Video Tutorial.

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-50 QuickStart Video.

Why are my user samples experiencing time/pitch issue?

Due to deeper modeling we perform, you could experience time/pitch loaded user samples. Under advanced, be sure to check that “Pitch” & “Pitch Sweep” are set to 0, and “Decay” is set to 100.

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-30 QuickStart Video.

How do I import 20 or 20X kits?

Your TD-30 Owner's Manual walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-30 Importing Tutorial Video.

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-25 QuickStart Video.

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires a 16-512mb CompactFlash card and Card Reader/Writer connected to your computer via a USB port. These required devices are available at most electronic or retail stores for about $10-20 each.

V Expressions Ltd highly recommends VDrumLib as the preferred V-Drum Librarian! This incredible application allows you to create custom drum kit libraries for your Roland V-Drum module. VDrumLib makes it easy to copy, combine, rename and rearrange your own kits -- all without fear of overwriting your personal trigger settings, user patterns, output routings, etc. You can even transfer the libraries to your module with the built-in MIDI I/O transfer!

I've downloaded my files and copied them to the card, but it doesn't work?

You're downloaded ZIP file will contain your td0 file and expansion instructions. Don't forget to extract your files from the zip and read your instructions before adding the td0 file to your TD-20 formatted CF card. The td0 file should be copied to the CF's Roland/TD/ folder. This means put the file INSIDE the TD folder; not beside it.

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-17 QuickStart Video.

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-15 QuickStart Video.

Do the TD-12 Expansions sound like the TD-20 expansions?

Although the TD-12 houses the exact same wav board sounds, it unfortunately does not offer all the same effects. Primarily, the main effect missing on drum kits is reverb. Reverb is only available on backing tracks. Ambience still covers most of the bases, but reverb effects will not be present. Rarely, some of the other effects would be missing as well. Any multi-effects that are not available on the TD-12 can easily be replaced with an external effects unit.

What is the primary difference between the TD-12 and TD-20 expansions?

All common settings between the two modules are exactly the same. The primary difference between the 12 & 20 modules will be the loss of reverb and other rarely used multi-effects the TD-12 does not offer. This is mainly limited to reverb in our expansions; however, there are other rarely used multi-effects not present. Any multi-effects that are not available on the TD-12 can easily be replaced with an outboard effects unit.

Can the TD-12 Expansions sound like the TD-20 expansions?

Although the TD-12 does provide ambience effects, it does not produce the same results as the TD-20's mixture of ambience, reverb and other multi-effects not included on the TD-12. Theorhetically, the same result could be achieved with an external multi-effects or reverb unit. So, the answer is yes it can with an external reverb or multi-effects unit for some kits/instruments.

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires connectivity from your computer via midi interface and a transfer librarian such as VDrumLib (recommended) and a midi interface such as the Roland UM-ONE USB-to-MIDI interface cable. (recommended).

The module doesn't seem to want to read the file when sending?

In rare occassions, a simple tweak of your Windows background services may be required. This is a recommended tweak for better system performance and will usually remedy this problem.

Can the TD-12 save/load individual kits?

The TD-12 is designed to save and load individual kits. However; the process is not simple and the user must be very creative with the copy/exchange feature to build mixed backups. The module is only capable of saving and loading the individual kit in and out of the same patch number. In order to achieve a personal mix of kits a user may desire, extensive creative copying, exchanging, saving and loading will be required. More information can be found in your Roland TD-12 owner manual on page 70 & 75. Our simple description of this process can be found below.

V Expressions Ltd highly recommends VDrumLib as the preferred V-Drum Librarian! This incredible application allows you to create custom drum kit libraries for your Roland V-Drum module. VDrumLib makes it easy to copy, combine, rename and rearrange your own kits -- all without fear of overwriting your personal trigger settings, user patterns, output routings, etc. You can even transfer the libraries to your module with the built-in MIDI I/O transfer!

Foreword

Please check your QuickStart Guide, Expansion Manual, or Roland Owner's Manual for common questions and solutions. All common questions are answered within these three documents. If you still experience an issue, or have a question not covered in the documents, feel free to contact the programmer from the expansion page on our website.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-11 QuickStart Video.

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires connectivity from your computer via midi interface and a transfer librarian such as VDrumLib (recommended) and a midi interface such as the Roland UM-ONE USB-to-MIDI interface cable. (recommended).

What are the differences from the M512E card to the M512G card on the TD-10?

The M512G replaced the older version card and has a user replaceable battery. The new card is designed for faster speed and accuracy. Each card preserves 3-5 years of memory backup.

When powering up my TD-10/X it just says "check TDW-1 card system error".

Your TD-10 has been expanded with the TDW1 expansion board. The module cannot read/initialize the board. Power down and remove the power cable from module. Remove the bottom plate on the module, and carefully re-seat the board This will generally fix the problem. If it still persists, send the module w/exp board to Roland for service. There is most likely a bad resistor on the motherboard.

The module doesn't seem to want to read the file when sending?

In rare occassions, a simple tweak of your Windows background services may be required. This is a recommended tweak for better system performance and will usually remedy this problem.

Can the TD-10 save/load individual kits?

V Expressions Ltd highly recommends VDrumLib as the preferred V-Drum Librarian! This incredible application allows you to create custom drum kit libraries for your Roland V-Drum module. VDrumLib makes it easy to copy, combine, rename and rearrange your own kits -- all without fear of overwriting your personal trigger settings, user patterns, output routings, etc. You can even transfer the libraries to your module with the built-in MIDI I/O transfer!

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires an internet connection to purchase and download your file, a USB read/write device attached to the computer to transfer your expansion to the USB memory stick, and finally to your TD-9 module.

Are original TD-9 expansions compatible with Version 2.0?

Yes, our original TD-9 Version 1 expansions continue to work with and are compatible with TD-9 Version 2.0.

How do I install my kits?

Our QuickStart Guide for your expansion walks you through the steps. You may also watch our TD-9 QuickStart Video.

Note to TD-9SX Owners: When loading our expansion, choose “KIT” to preserve current pad settings! This will ensure correct volume and pad settings!

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires connectivity from your computer via midi interface and a transfer librarian such as VDrumLib (recommended) and a midi interface such as the Roland UM-ONE USB-to-MIDI interface cable. (recommended).

The module doesn't seem to want to read the file when sending?

In rare occassions, a simple tweak of your Windows background services may be required. This is a recommended tweak for better system performance and will usually remedy this problem.

Can the TD-8 save/load individual kits?

V Expressions Ltd highly recommends VDrumLib as the preferred V-Drum Librarian! This incredible application allows you to create custom drum kit libraries for your Roland V-Drum module. VDrumLib makes it easy to copy, combine, rename and rearrange your own kits -- all without fear of overwriting your personal trigger settings, user patterns, output routings, etc. You can even transfer the libraries to your module with the built-in MIDI I/O transfer!

What do I need to install my expansion?

Installation requires connectivity from your computer via midi interface and a transfer librarian such as VDrumLib (recommended) and a midi interface such as the Roland UM-ONE USB-to-MIDI interface cable. (recommended).

The module doesn't seem to want to read the file when sending?

In rare occassions, a simple tweak of your Windows background services may be required. This is a recommended tweak for better system performance and will usually remedy this problem.

What is the difference between the TD-6 and TD-6V?

The original TD-6 was produced between 2001 & 2004. In 2004, the original was discontinued and a new upgraded unit emerged dubbed the TD-6V. The new unit has black face, brighter display, rim trigger support for toms, added PD-105 and 125 support, updated songs and patterns, and upgraded midi features. The wav boards are the same and expansions will load and sound identical in both units.

Can the TD-6 save/load individual kits?

V Expressions Ltd highly recommends VDrumLib as the preferred V-Drum Librarian! This incredible application allows you to create custom drum kit libraries for your Roland V-Drum module. VDrumLib makes it easy to copy, combine, rename and rearrange your own kits -- all without fear of overwriting your personal trigger settings, user patterns, output routings, etc. You can even transfer the libraries to your module with the built-in MIDI I/O transfer!

Downloads

These convenient downloads are provided here to save you time.

Our QuickStart Guides provide simple step-by-step guidance in everyday tasks related to your Roland V-Drums TD drum module. Sections within these documents cover preparing, saving and loading data, and much more. Nearly all common questions relating to any of the topics above will be answered in our QuickStart Guides and Expansion Manuals.

Please download the appropriate guide as needed.