The Yamaha DTX400K are an exciting new concept from Yamaha. Every element of the compact DTX400K Electronic Drums have been designed specifically for newer players. This kit retains the established power and capabilities of the DTX Series but presents them in a new user-friendly package. Easy to set-up, play and operate these Digital Drums have also been made available at a previously unprecedented price point for a Yamaha Drum Kit.
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The new Yamaha DTX400K Electronic Drum Kit provides unprecedented quality, flexibility and usability. Yamaha's acclaimed acoustic drum heritage and leading music technology expertise deliver professional performance at a totally new price point. With its onboard training functions and high levels of connectivity, the DTX400K is designed to expand the drumming experience for a whole new generation of aspiring drummers.
With a completely new module, rack, pads and pedal design the small and compact DTX400K has been designed with newer players in mind. Especially good as a learning tool for new or developing drummers the DTX400K has a host of onboard training functions and user-friendly features. The training functions on the DTX400K help propel you on your way to drumming proficiency.
These fun, engaging and effective warm-ups and games include "Groove Check", helping perfect your timing with on-screen markers of early or late beats, "Rhythm Gate", where the drum kit silences out any off time beats alerting you instantly to any mistakes, "Groove Tracker", which helps beginners pick up the beat and "Fast Blast", a new challenge to test the chops of even advanced players! There's also a spoken grading system to encourage you along your drumming path, all of which are easily operated using simple back-lit function buttons.
With more than 45 years in the drum business Yamaha are no strangers to the importance of playability. Using their knowledge and experience Yamaha have designed the DTX400K to meet the real needs of drummers and provide a natural response with solid durability and authentic stick rebound. The rubber surface prevents stick slippage making it easy to practice single, double and triple strokes.
With a completely new module, durable steel rack, 7.5" drum pads and pedal design the small and compact DTX400K has been designed from scratch for the entry level market. The DTX400K's overall size and the design of the 3 zone snare and toms provide a comfortable drumming experience for newer players. The new KU100 kick unit provides silent operation for the bass drum without sacrificing dynamic expression and matches the included hi-hat pedal. Add to this the large 10" cymbals plus hi-hat and you have a drum kit that feels great, is fun to play and is a valuable practice tool. The dimensions of the DTX400K and the real bass drum pedal action are also designed so that the skills learned can be easily transferred onto an drum acoustic kit. But of course, the beauty of a digital drum kit for a beginner, is that you can practice in silence until you're ready to show off your skills!
Boasting some of the highest quality sounds in its class, the DTX400K's built-in sound module houses stereo recordings of real drums, cymbals and percussion that respond dynamically to your touch for true musical expression. Highlights include classic milestone sounds from the history of drumming including legendary drum tones from some of Yamaha's most acclaimed acoustic drum kits.
The DTX400K comes with ten professional quality drum kits that are ready to play straight away. For those seeking extra creativity, draw from the selection of 169 sounds to create custom kits to match your own style. The DTX400K gives you the freedom to experiment with everything from heavy double bass kits to explosive dance kits and save your favourite ten in the memory slots for instant recall later.
The USB connection allows you to control VSTi drum libraries and enjoy recording into DAW software such as Cubase. Yamaha's Music Software Downloader also allows you to import new songs with new Apps due to be launched in 2013, designed to work alongside the DTX400K, so just as your skills are growing and you're ready to progress further new interactive learning experiences will be available. There is also the option to add an additional crash cymbal pad when you're ready for more of a challenge!
A true breakthrough with Yamaha quality at this price point this DTX400K system is sure to become a firm favorite amongst beginners, drum tutors and schools. With its many professional features the DTX400K is also compelling as a practice kit for more advanced drummers or for musicians recording in home studios.