The DTX400K is Yamahas 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 Yamahas most beloved acoustic drums.
Playability and Feel only a Drum Maker Can Provide.
With more than 45 years in the drum business Yamaha know just how important playability can be. Using the experience of drummers demands they 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 Yamahas most acclaimed acoustic drums. But youre 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. Theres 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 Yamahas Music Soft Downloader. New APPs will be launched in 2013 designed to work alongside the DTX400K to present an exciting interactive learning experience.