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- What does this mean?
The Yamaha DTX400K is a brand new entry level kit that redefines the phrase 'entry level': in this case it doesn't just mean affordable, it mean intelligent design with new players in mind.
For example even though the Yamaha DTX400K has a modest footprint compared to an acoustic kit the DTX400K's frame is spacious enough to position the pads correctly so you don't have to readjust your technique when you play on an acoustic kit or high end electronic drum kit! Add to that built in features for phrase training, timing training, rhythm games and more and you've got a serious tool for the drummer that's serious about improving their technique!
Right out of the box you get 10 pro quality kits and you can also put together user kits from 169 individual sounds, each of which has layers of sensitivity for a super realistic feel that's vital for an authentic performance. An Authentic performance is the key to improving timing, feel, dynamics, stroke work and all other aspects of being a drummer!
Yamaha have been in the Drum business for 45 years so you can trust that they know what they're doing when they put together a ground breaking new instrument like the DTX400!
- Module: DTX400
- Pad Snare: 7.5" Pad
- Tom 1: 7.5" Pad
- Tom 2: 7.5" Pad
- Floor Tom: 7.5" Pad
- Bass Drum: KU100I
- Hi-Hat: 10" Pad
- Hi-Hat Controller: KU100
Here's what Yamahe say about the DT400K
The DTX400K is Yamaha’s brand new entry level electronic Drum Kit, specifically designed as a learning tool for anyone wanting to take up the instrument or develop their skills. With a totally new Module, Rack, Pads and Pedal design, the small and compact DTX400K delivers unprecedented performance at a totally new price point, and with its onboard training functions and high levels of connectivity, will expand the drumming experience.
The DTX400 sounds include stereo recordings of real drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments that respond to your playing dynamics for truly musical expression. You get milestone sounds from the history of drumming, including some of Yamaha’s most beloved acoustic drums.
Playability and Feel only a Drum Maker Can Provide.
With more than 45 years in the drum business we know just how important playability can be. Using our experience of drummers demands we have designed the drum pads of the DTX400K to provide a natural response, solid durability and excellent stick feel. The rubber surface stops the sticks from sliding, making it easy to practice single, double, and triple strokes.
The dimensions of the DTX400K series are ideal too,effectively preparing you to rock out on an acoustic kit. The size of this kit and design of the snare and toms provide a comfortable drumming experience for any player. The new KU100 kick unit offers silent operation for the bass drum without sacrificing dynamic expression and matches the included hi-hat control pedal. Combine all this with large 10” cymbals plus hi-hat and you get a great feeling drum kit which allows you to play without disturbing others.
The DTX400 series training functions can propel you on your way to proficiency. These fun and engaging training functions including Grove Check, Rhythm Gate, Groove Tracker and Fast Blaster, amongst many others, are easily operated using simple ‘Back lite’ function buttons.
Create Your Own Kits
The DTX400K comes with ten professional quality drum “kits” that you can simply select and play right away, comprising legendary drum tones that include some of Yamaha’s most acclaimed acoustic drums. But you’re not limited to just the presets. You can draw from a selection of 169 outstanding drum sounds – 23 snares, 21 kicks, 36 toms, 31 cymbals, 16 hi-hats and 42 percussion instruments to create custom kits that ideally match your style, even if your style changes from day to day. Go wild with a heavy double bass kit one day, and then switch to a dance kit on the next. Keep up to ten of your favourite kits ready for instant recall at any time.
Fast Track to Drum Stardom
Enhanced built-in training functions can help launch aspiring drummers of all levels to new heights. Ten routines including warm-ups, groove tools, and drumming games make practice more fun and more effective than ever. The intuitive “Groove Tracker” will help beginners pick up the beat, “Rhythm Gate” is a great way for all drummers to improve their time, and “Fast Blast” is a new challenge that will test the chops of even advanced players. There’s even a spoken grading system that will encourage you along on your musical journey.
Expand and Upgrade as Your Skills Grow
A USB connection enables you to control VSTi drum sound libraries and record directly to computer software, You can also import new songs via Yamaha’s Music Soft Downloader. New APPs will be launched in 2013 designed to work alongside the DTX400K to present an exciting interactive learning experience.