[Musikmesse] New Yamaha DTX Models
Yamaha unveils five new DTX models.
Range highlights include a new DTX700 module, new rack systems and the new TCS pad design.
Yamaha now announces a new range of entry-level and mid-priced DTX, the DTX500K, DTX520K, DTX540K, DTX700K and DTX750K. These new drum sets build on the DTX900 series, bringing many of its features; Yamaha's 'Textured Cellular Silicon' technology are made available on mid-range models.
The new DTX700 module brings a new range of capabilities to both the DTX700K and the DTX750K. It comes with 1200 acoustic drum, cymbal, and percussion voices including multi layered samples of Yamaha's Acoustic drums, with a collection of sounds from the MOTIF XF synthesiser.
The DTX700 also allows the user to create custom kits using the onboard flash memory, where up to 64MB of new sounds can be imported and stored into the module via the USB device port. Coming with Cubase AI5, the new DTX700 can be linked to your computer for recording and production, which can be controlled from the module itself.
Like Yamaha's DTX900 series, the DTX750K features a set of 3 Zone 'Textured Cellular Silicone' (TCS) Pads. Complimenting the 'Textured Cellular Silicone Head' technology is a redesigned and inbuilt suspension system, designed to absorb energy away from the hand and wrist.
A newly designed RS700 rack is used to mount the drum and cymbal pads. The DTX700K has been designed on a smaller scale using the RS500 rack system, along with Yamaha's new single zone 'Textured Cellular Silicone' (TCS) pads.
The DTX520K and the DTX540K models feature a 3-zone Cymbal pad, which is used for the crash cymbal and the Hi Hat. 'Snare' expression is guaranteed thanks to the XP80 snare, according to the manufacturer.
The DTX540K also features a set of Yamaha's 'Textured Cellular Silicone' (TCS) pads. All pads are mounted on the RS500 rack for both DTX520K and DTX540K.
For more details, visit the Yamaha website.
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