Roland Debuts RMP-1 Rhythm Coach Pack
Practice Pad with V-Drums Technology
January 20, 2002
Roland is proud to announce the new RMP-1 Rhythm Coach Pack--an electronic
practice pad system which lets students practice with 28 different drum sounds
only they can hear. The Rhythm Coach Pack's mesh V-Practice Pad (RP-2) and
Rhythm Coach sound module (RM-2)--also available separately--provide
everything students need to work on their technique privately at home or in
school. With a built-in metronome and battery or AC operation, students can
With its patented mesh head design, the 8-inch RP-2 V-Practice Pad has the
natural feel of a snare drum, but with silent triggering that allows students to
practice without disturbing others. The feel of the tensionable pad makes it great
for practicing drumming techniques such as rolls, paradiddles or any of the snare
The Rhythm Coach includes a built-in metronome with 11 sounds--including a
counting voice--and its display shows students if they're ahead of, or behind, the
beat. The RMP-1 also contains enjoyable rhythm training exercises that help
develop a student's timing, speed and stamina. For example, the "Quiet Count"
exercise plays the metronome loudly for eight measures and then quietly for the
next eight, helping students improve their timing by relying less on the
metronome during the quiet sections.
Unlike a traditional practice pad that produces a single rubbery "thwak," the
Rhythm Coach includes 28 high-quality drum sounds from which the student can
choose. This makes practicing more like performing, and more fun. The drum
sounds can be played via headphones for completely silent practice.
The RM-2 module has two pad inputs for the connection of a second player or a separate kick drum pad, such as Roland's
KD-7--ideal for practicing snare and kick together. It also has an audio input for playing along with a CD player or other audio
source. An optional PDS-2 Pad Stand makes practicing more comfortable.