Yamaha returns to e-drums

Thursday, 19 November 2020 8:13 am

Yamaha has added a new e-drum line built around a new module, the DTX6.

Improving on the success of the DTX502 Series, the DTX6 series includes new professionally sampled sounds and effects recorded around the world in renowned studios. For easy modification, the series features a Kit Modifier that allows players to alter sounds dynamically with EQ effects, including ambiance and compression, at the turn of a knob.

The DTX-PRO module has room for 230 kits, with more than 30 preset kits and 200 user kits, as well as over 400 new voices.

Users will also be able to load their own multilayer samples.

Improvements to the robust DTX-PRO module include expanded polyphony and lightning-fast triggering speed to deliver an incredibly dynamic and expressive playing experience. The module is compatible with all current DTX pads, as well as with other triggering devices and pads.

The DTX6K2-X and DTX6K3-X models come equipped with the new RS6 rack, PCY135 cymbals and an enhanced kick drum tower boasting a fresh new design. The DTX6K-X and DTX6K2-X include single-zone pads on the toms, while the DTX6K3-X has multi-zone pads across the board.

“With more time on their hands, many people are learning to play new instruments along with many more musicians performing, rehearsing and recording from home, putting electronic drum kits in high demand,” says Matt Rudin, marketing manager, drums, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Because of its compact footprint, quiet pads and powerful DTX-PRO module, the DTX6 Series is the perfect kit to inspire creativity and allow drummers to take their performance to the next level.”

The DTX6 Series comes integrated with the free iOS/Android Rec’n’Share app that allows drummers to record audio and video from the e-kit along with songs from their music library and easily share their performances with the world.

Street prices for the new kits are as follows:

$1,000 for the DTX6K-X; $1,500 for the DTX6K2-X; and $1,800 for the DTX6K3-X.