Roland TMC-6

Trigger-to-MIDI Converter w/ V-Drums Technology, 6 Trigger Inputs & 3-Way Triggering

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Expand the Sound of Your Drum Set!

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The TMC-6 Trigger MIDI Converter makes it easy to play and trigger MIDI modules and samplers from an acoustic drum set, or expand the sound palette of electronic drum sets. This affordable device uses accurate and reliable V-Drums triggering technology, allowing acoustic drummers to “play” electronic sounds from their favorite MIDI module, or for V-Drums owners to expand their trigger inputs.

Works with Any Roland Drum Pad
The TMC-6 works with the full range of Roland drum pads—from our entry-level gum rubber pads to our patented mesh-head V-Pads. Just connect a drum trigger cable and you’re ready to play. The TMC-6 even supports separate head and rim shot triggering when used with the PD-120 and PD-80R V-Pads, and the three-way triggering of our CY-15R and CY-12R/C V-Cymbals.

Great for Acoustic Drums
When paired up with acoustic drum triggers, you can use the TMC-6 to trigger a sampler or other sound module from your acoustic drum set. Tap into a universe of sounds with this easy-to-use bridge.

Trigger MIDI Modules
With the TMC-6 and an electronic percussion pad or acoustic set with triggers, you can play high-quality drum sounds from MIDI instruments like Roland’s Fantom workstation or XV-5080 module.

Expand Your V-Drums Kit
Use the TMC-6 to add more pads to your V-Drums kit, even if your module is out of trigger inputs. Now you can have those extra V-Cymbals and rack toms you’ve been dreaming about.

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) Owner's Manual
  2. (1) AC Adapter (ACI/ACB Series)
  3. (1) Stand Holder
  4. (4) Screws (M5 x 12mm)

Product Features:

  • Affordable trigger-to-MIDI converter for use with acoustic sets or V-Drums
  • 6 Trigger inputs compatible with all Roland drum pads or acoustic drum triggers
  • Uses V-Drums triggering technology for reliable and ultra-fast triggering
  • Supports separate head/rim shot triggering of PD-125/120/80R V-Pads
  • Supports 3-way triggering capabilities of CY-15R and CY-12R/C V-Cymbals
  • Works with FD-8 or FD-7 Hi-Hat Control Pedal
  • Trigger chase On/Off function; 12 User memories for storing settings
  • Can be mounted on a conventional drum stand
  • Also found as: TMC6, TM-C6, T-MC6
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty


  • Number of Memories: 12
  • Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
  • Connectors:
    • Trigger Input Jacks x 6 (7 Inputs)
    • MIDI OUT Connector
    • AC Adapter Jack
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter (DC 9V)
  • Current Draw: 1,000 mA
  • Size & Weight:
    • Weight: 1 lbs. 14 oz. (0.9 kg)
    • Width: 8-5/8" (218 mm)
    • Depth: 5" (127 mm)
    • Height: 2-5/16" (58 mm)
* Make sure to check out Roland's Drum Sound Module & Pad Combination Chart here to make your V-Drums® kit the best it can be!

Keyboard Features

Number of Keys
The number of keys on the keyboard of the MIDI controller.
Key Weighting
The type of weighting of the keys on the MIDI controller
Mod Wheel
The mod wheel is used to manipulate or modify the sound of the sample triggered by the midi controller often an effect like the rotary cab effect of an organ.
Pitch Wheel
The Pitch wheel is used to bend the pitch of the sample the MIDI controller is triggering.
Aftertouch is a signal representing sustained pressure that is interpreted by the MIDI device differently than initial velocity.
Octave Shift
A set of buttons that shift the keys up or down one octave for use on MIDI controllers that do not have a full 88-key keyboard.

Advanced Controls

Number of Performance Pads
The number of performance percussion pads that can be assigned to trigger samples in the MIDI enabled device.
Number of Rotary Encoders
The number of assignable rotary encoders on the MIDI controller
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders on the MIDI Controller
Transport Controls
Transport controls are an array of buttons typically consisting of: play, pause, stop, f-forward, rewind, and record arm, that are used to control a media player, recorder, or software based system.

Controller Specifications

Footswitch/Expression Pedal Input(s)
The ability for the device to be used with a footswitch, expression, or sustain pedal.
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Roland TMC-6

Trigger-to-MIDI Converter w/ V-Drums Technology, 6 Trigger Inputs & 3-Way Triggering


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