Roland SPD-30KIT Octapad Compact Electronic Drum Set


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Roland Octapad SPD-30 Version 2

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The SPD-30KIT appeared as a special selection in our guide to The Best Electronic Drum Sets from April 2020 until July 2021.

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While not exactly a conventional drum kit, the Roland Octapad SPD-30 V2 gets a special spot on this list for being an add-on tool for drummers, while still being a capable and easily portable stand alone kit.

It is often used as an add-on tool by drummers on stage, especially in worship and pop music circles. But it can also work as a compact electronic drum kit complete with a kick trigger pedal and a hi-hat control pedal.

At its core are the SPD-30 percussion pads that utilize the latest technology that Roland has to offer, as seen in their premium V-Drums line.

For easy setup, the unit comes with a double-braced tripod stand with height adjustments.

Whether you're looking for a portable kit, or you just want to expand your sonic palette, the Roland Octapad SPD-30 V2 will get the job done.


  • Pads: 8 x Spd-30 percussion pads
  • Kick Pad: Kick Trigger Controller
  • Drum Stand: Double Braced Tripod Stand
  • Drum Module: Built-in
  • Module Sounds: 99 kits, 600+ Percussion Sounds
  • Extra Features: Phrase Loop function, Multi-Effects, Compatibility with MIDI devices, and other Modules
  • Module Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (mix in)
  • Module Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
  • USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
  • Power Supply: 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 3.5" x 21.31" x 10.75"
  • Weight: 8.44 lbs.
If you're looking for a full size option then check out our recommendations in our guide to The Best Electronic Drum Sets.