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Roland presents the KT-9, an innovative beaterless kick pedal for quiet practice on electronic drums.

Even when using headphones with an electronic drum kit, the sound of the kick pedal mechanism can be heard each time you depress it, let alone the audible thud of the beater as it strikes the kick pad. Well, that was then, and now Roland’s new KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal claims to address the problem.

Designed for ultra-quiet home practice, the KT-9 features a beaterless design and a patent-pending link mechanism, which is said to result in a dramatic reduction in noise when played (85% less noise in your practice space and 63% less to rooms below compared to the Roland KD-9 beater-equipped kick pedal, according to Roland). And all this reportedly without compromising the pedal’s feel or the playability. Someone's neighbor should give it a try, huh?...

Designed for open-ended flexibility, the compact KT-9 is compatible with Roland’s full range of electronic percussion gear, from the OCTAPAD SPD-30 to the HandSonic HPD-20.

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