Yamaha DTX-400K Digital Drum Kit £329
The DTX400K is Yamaha’s 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 Yamaha’s most beloved acoustic drums.
Playability and Feel only a Drum Maker Can Provide.
With more than 45 years in the drum business we know just how important playability can be. Using our experience of drummers demands we 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 Yamaha’s most acclaimed acoustic drums. But you’re 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. There’s 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 Yamaha’s Music Soft Downloader. New APPs will be launched in 2013 designed to work alongside the DTX400K to present an exciting interactive learning experience.
Snare: 7.5 inch pad
Tom: 7.5 inch pad
Floor Tom: 7.5 inch pad
Bass Drum: KU100 silent kick unit
Hi-Hat: 10 inch pad
Hi-Hat Controlling Unit: Opened/Closed/Foot splash available (works as second bass drum)
Crash Cymbal: 10 inch pad
Ride Cymbal: 10 inch pad
Trigger Module Dimensions:
Width: 240 mm
Height: 188 mm
Depth: 68 mm
Weight: 0.5 kg
Tone Generator Voices:
Drum Kits: 10 (all of which may be edited and overwritten)
Click Tempo: 30 to 300 BPM (Tap Tempo and Voice Guidance functions)
Click Beat: 1/4 to 9/4
PAD (mini stereo audio)
USB TO HOST
AUX IN (mini stereo audio)
PHONES – OUTPUT
Power Supply: PA-130 or equivalent
Power Consumption: 5W