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Practise and Refine Your Drumming
Be a better drummer. Featuring high-quality mesh drum heads, the DD480X offers a detailed rebound and feel. It provides an ergonomic experience that's closer to an acoustic drum kit – complete with wooden shells, a 10" snare and a 10" floor tom. Dual-zone cymbals and drums give you a range of playing techniques and sound choices. It means you can create much more expressive performances, with increased variation including rim shots and cymbal chokes. The mesh drum surfaces enhance your playing experience, and each one can by individually tuned to your preferred tension and bounce. For additional control, the real drum pedal provides a true action and feel – so you can perfect your rhythms and strengthen your technique.
Innovative Drum Sensor Technology
True performance. The heart of the DD480X is a unique sensor technology. Unlike other digital drum kits, these aren't connected to the drum heads. Instead, special non-contact sensors are carefully positioned at the bottom of each shell, with a conductive layer in the centre of the mesh. When you hit a drum, individual vibrations are detected, which are then processed into velocity data within the drum module.
Highly responsive, this patented technology creates a much more detailed playing experience. The DD480X is sensitive to a larger dynamic range, so it accurately detects your playing in rich detail and precision. This means more detailed dynamics, with the drum kit reflecting increased expression and detail from your playing. Additionally, the sensitivity of each pad is independently editable. Meaning you have full control over the dynamics and response of your drum kit.
Seamless MIDI and DAW Integration
Unleash unlimited sounds. You'll get the most out of the DD480X when it's connected to a computer or sound module. The detailed drum sensors explore the full expression of VST virtual instruments. Listen to the fullest detail of your multi-velocity MIDI samples. Play and record in your favourite DAW, connecting via MIDI or USB. It's completely plug-and-play, and works with both Windows PCs and Apple Macs.
Powerful Digital Sound Module
Customise your kit. Create a unique sound for every performance. The DD480X sound module features 30 preset kits (fully editable), along with 470 individual percussion sounds. Choose from acoustic, Latin, and jazz drum kits, to classic electronic drum machine sounds. Six physical audio faders also let you mix on the fly. Each control adjusts the volume of individual percussion elements, allowing you to customise your drums kit's balance on stage – just as you would in the recording studio. Designed for gigging, recording, and practise. Use the jack outputs to connect to an amp or mixer. For practise, there's a useful aux input for playing along with tracks. Meanwhile, the headphones output lets you drum quietly throughout the night, so you can master those impossible solos.
Your Own Personal Trainer
Test your skills. Coach Mode hones your rhythm and timing. Drum with the built-in metronome and see how close to the beat you play. For difficult drum solos, you can adjust the volume, panning and note division of the metronome. Great for keeping track of your improvement. The DD480X also includes 38 play-along songs. Each song can be slowed down, and the individual elements can be muted individually. This means you can practise in detail, before performing at full speed.
Compact Design – For Homes and Gigging
Lighter and easier to transport than an acoustic drum kit. The DD480X doesn't take over your room and can fold up smaller when not in use. Durable and robust, the drum pads are connected by a loom of 4-pin locking connectors. These provide a secure and reliable connection that can't be accidentally unplugged mid-gig. There's also two extra connections, so you can expand your drum kit. Just add one of the compatible DD480X drum or cymbal expansion pads. You'll be drumming in no time.
DD480X Drum Pads
- Snare pads: 10" dual-zone mesh snare drum pad
- Tom pads: 1x 10" dual-zone mesh tom pad, 2x 8" dual-zone mesh tom pads
- Pad depth: 100mm (including 10mm rim)
- Cymbal pad 1: Dual-zone crash cymbal with choke
- Cymbal pad 2: Dual-zone ride cymbal with choke
- Hi-hat: Dual-zone hi-hat cymbal pad
- Hi-hat control pedal: 1
- Kick Trigger: 8" mesh pad
- Sounds: 470 high-quality voices
- Drum kits: 30 preset kits (fully editable)
- Songs: 38 preset songs
- Connectors: Loom connector, MIDI in/out, aux. in, stereo headphone out, L/mono and R out, power, USB, tom expansion, crash 2 expansion
- Controls: Power, cursor buttons, + & - buttons, rotary wheel, volume knob, song button, play/pause button, tempo button, click button, coach button, mute button, record button, return button, setup button, F1 - F3 function button
- Kick drum pedal
- Pair of drumsticks
- 2-year warranty
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