The TM-1 Trigger Module from Roland is a portable, lightweight trigger module that makes it easy to add more sounds to your acoustic drum kit. It can be used to add onboard kick, snare, tom, cymbal, and percussion samples to your own samples and loops during live stage, theater, or studio performances. In addition, the TM-1 allows you to connect any compatible Roland trigger pad (sold separately) and directly play the sounds you need or mount an RT-series trigger to one of your acoustic drums and play with your preferred sample layered on top in perfect sync, with no lag at all.
Furthermore, getting your own custom sounds into the TM-1 is simple, thanks to the free editor app for Mac/Windows and iOS/Android devices. Connect the TM-1 to your device, open the app, import samples from your library, and tweak the settings as needed. The TM-1 runs on either batteries or an AC adapter (sold separately) and can be easily controlled with the two built-in foot switches that trigger the samples. Every working drummer can benefit from a hybrid setup these days, and the TM-1 is a good place to start.