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Overview of Yamaha DTX6KX -Electronic Drum Kit
The Yamaha DTX 6 series features the DTX-PRO module with the innovative KIT MODIFIER, sparking creativity and delivering superb performance in a compact configuration. The original Yamaha TCS (Textured Cellular Silicone) head used in the flagship models combine with real sound and ambience recorded in a world-renowned studio to provide an authentic playing experience. The DTX6 Series is recommended for all drummers who want to have fun, play like a pro, need a compact kit, and hope to easily transfer their skills to acoustic drums.
No compromise has been made in recording the sound of the instruments themselves—key to any drum sound, along with the ambience of the place where they are played. The DTX PRO has been fine-tuned to follow the drummer’s performance and allow for maximum expression. The acoustic drum sounds built into the DTX-PRO are all real sounds recorded in well-known studios. In addition, we have actual ambience elements that are unique to those studios. A professional recording engineer has recorded and mixes performances by leading Yamaha artists, which the sound director, an electronic musical instrument development professional, has used extensively, from the initial attack until the very end of the recording. With a sound module carefully matched to the pads that are the drummer’s interface with their instrument, the DTX6 has been fine-tuned to follow along with the player’s performance and offer excellent expressive capabilities.
The Kit Modifier featured on the DTX-PRO offers drummers limitless possibilities for their creativity. Kit Modifier condenses the sound creation know-how that Yamaha has accumulated over decades into three knobs: AMBIENCE, COMPRESSION, and EFFECT. A wide range of tonal possibilities are available—from the natural sound of acoustic drums through to live performance sounds carefully crafted by engineers. The AMBIENCE knob controls the reverberation of the drum sound; for an acoustic drum kit, up to 50% of the memory features the real ambience components of the recording studio, while 51-100% is high-quality digital reverb. The COMP and EFFECT knobs utilize the "1 knob" control technology featured in Yamaha PA products. COMP controls the compression effect and brings them to the front, while EFFECT controls effects that have been optimized for preset kits.
The DTX6 series is equipped with the TCS (Textured Cellular Silicone) heads, providing unparalleled levels of feel and quietness. Reproducing the way an acoustic drum behaves when struck is a key factor in the playability of electronic drums. Our electronic drums feature a sound module that covers the full range of sound from the initial attack to the final cutoff, all based on samples of authentic drums tuned by a skilled engineer. We have carried out exhaustive testing of how acoustic drums respond when they’re hit to help achieve a truly faithful representation of drum behavior. Moreover, professional drummers from around the world have evaluated the performance of the DTX-PRO, allowing us to improve its expressive capabilities even further. The combination of expertise that we have accrued as a manufacturer of music hardware has allowed Yamaha to offer combinations of expertly crafted modules and pads that deliver superb playability.
The high-performance sound engine equipping the DTX-PRO leverages the technologies that Yamaha has acquired over decades of making musical instruments of all kinds. With authentic acoustic and live drum sounds, the same high-end effects found in professional-grade synthesizers and audio equipment, and effect control functions that let you recreate the techniques of elite drummers with a single knob, the sound engine in the DTX-PRO even recreates the process of creating sound in recording studios and live performance scenarios. As a complement to this, Yamaha drum pads feature pad sensing technologies that respond with precise accuracy to the actions of the player, delivering the ultimate in expressive capability that is reflected in the sound.
Yamaha's hi-hat stand HS650A is included with the DTX6K2-X and DTX6K3-X. All of DTX6 Series also uses Yamaha's traditional ball clamps for snare pads, making fine adjustment of settings easy. Yamaha is also an acoustic drum maker, and is trusted by many professional drummers, for its robustness, ease of use, and stability. The wealth of practice functions featured in DTX Drums are also found in the DTX-PRO. Make the most of a sophisticated programmable metronome, recorder function, 10 training functions that are ideal for training a sense of rhythm, as well as 37 training songs that allow you to learn various genres. Beginners and professionals alike will find the DTX6 training functions a useful aid for daily practice. Offering high precision, low distortion, low noise, and high-power components, the headphone amplifier circuit delivers high-fidelity sound directly to the player and has been developed exclusively for electronic drums. Effectively combining a range of Yamaha circuit technologies with the power circuit provided independently for the headphone amplifier produces a powerful, high quality sound that envelops the player in realistic drum tones.
The DTX-PRO comes equipped with the music production software "Cubase AI" and includes download information to allow users to download the latest version. Connect the DTX-PRO to your PC with a USB cable to perform the recording, editing, and mixing tasks that are the heart of music production—all in one software program.
- Faithfully reproduces real sounds and ambience recorded in well-known studios
- AMBIENCE, COMP, and EFFECT Kit Modifier knobs that allow you to create your own unique sounds
- Yamaha's original TCS head is used for all pads achieving a pleasing, natural feel and rebound that makes you want to keep playing
- 3-zone pads for the snare, and ride. The cymbals can be choked and muted. Ride cymbal equipped with a hit point detection function
- Yamaha's traditional ball clamp is used for the snare clamp
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