The new Yamaha DTX450K 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 DTX450K is designed to expand the drumming experience for a whole new generation of aspiring drummers. This kit retains the established power and capabilities of the DTX Series but presents them in a new user-friendly package. An upgrade to the basic DTX400K kit, it features a kick-drum pad, upgraded snare pad and upgraded hi-hat controller. Now includes drum throne and pair of sticks!
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The new Yamaha DTX450K 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 DTX450K is designed to expand the drumming experience for a whole new generation of aspiring drummers.
With a completely new module, rack, and pads the small and compact DTX450K has been wholly designed with newer players in mind. Especially good as a learning tool for new or developing drummers the DTX450K has a host of onboard training functions and user-friendly features. The training functions on the DTX450K 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 DTX450K 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, and 7.5" drum pads the small and compact DTX450K has been designed from scratch for the entry level market. The DTX450K's overall size and the design of the toms provide a comfortable drumming experience for newer players, while the TP70S snare pad supports open and closed rimshots. The KP65 kick pad plays quietly while giving a very natural feel. 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 DTX450K and the real bass drum pedal action are also designed so that the skills learned can be easily transferred onto an acoustic drum 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 DTX450K'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 DTX450K 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 DTX450K 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 DTX450K, 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 DTX450K system is sure to become a firm favourite amongst beginners, drum tutors and schools. With a range of professional features, the DTX450K is also compelling as a practice kit for more advanced drummers or for musicians recording in home studios.
The Yamaha DTX430K Electronic Drum Kit pack includes a free drum stool and pair of drumsticks, providing you with everything that you need to start your drumming career. The drum stool features double braced legs with a comfortable, padded seat with convenient full height adjustability. The drumsticks feature a medium weight, making them ideal for a wide range of drumming styles and genres.
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