The size of the kit and design of the snare and toms provide a comfortable drumming experience. The new KU100 kick unit offers silent operation for the bass drum. Combine all this with large 10” cymbals and hi-hat and you get a great feeling drum kit that let you to play without disturbing others. The DTX400 trigger module has the highest quality sounds in its class, interactive training functions and built-in practice songs. Load new songs via USB, and upgrade and expand your kit as you develop your skills. The DTX-400-K is perfect for anyone who wants to get into drumming.
- Authentic drumming experience in a compact electronic drum set - KU100 Silent Kick Unit for quiet play anywhere - Basic Remote Hi-Hat Controller - Large 10” cymbals and Hi-Hat cymbal - 7.5” Drum Pads designed for greater playability and durability - NEW DTX-400 Drum Trigger Module with 169 high-quality sounds - 10 Preset kits (all of which can be overwritten) - 10 interactive Training Functions with Voice Guidance - 10 play-along songs (new songs can be downloaded via USB) - Expandable - add an additional crash cymbal pad - Upgradeable - 3-zone snare, real bass-drum pedal action, advanced hi-hat controller - Steel Rack provides a solid playing experience
Yamaha DTX-400-K Main Features
Configuration 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, and even work as second bass drum. Crash Cymbal : 10 inch pad Ride Cymbal : 10 inch pad
Ten Professional Drum Sets in One Compact Electronic Drum Kit The DTX400K comes equipped with 10 professional drum kits made with world-famous sounds from throughout the history of drums including Yamaha’s legendary acoustic series. By utilising voices from our professional DTX-900/700/500 and DTX-MULTI 12, each kit has extremely high sound quality with "Accent Articulation" for dynamic instruments that change sound characteristics according to your hit strength.
But that’s not all - you can freely mix any of the 169 organic drum sounds to create customised kits that suit your style - even if your style is always changing. Try a heavy metal double bass kit one day then change into a dance kit the next, or keep your ten favourite kits of all time. You get a world of choices inside: 23 snares, 21 kicks, 36 toms, 31 cymbals, and 42 percussion instruments. Getting a DTX400-K is really like having ten professional drum sets in one compact electronic drum kit.
The tribe is calling - hear the sounds of the DTX-400K right now at the "Kits" tab.
Become a Drum Hero with DTX-400-K! It takes skills to survive in the tribe. The training functions of the DTX400K have been expanded for drummers and enthusiasts of all levels. There are 10 onboard routines including warm ups, groove tools, and drumming games designed with Yamaha’s experience in Music Education to make practice fun and effective.
Even if you never played drums before, the intuitive “Groove Tracker” will help you pick up the beat. All drummers can improve their groove with “Rhythm Gate”, or take on the rigorous “Fast Blast” challenge if you think you have the chops. There is even a "Voice Guidance" system that “speaks” the results of your sessions to encourage you on your rhythmic journey.
Training Functions Anyone can join the tribe and have fun playing drums with the DTX400 series. The following practice menu has everything you need to get started - let’s check it out:
Groove Check As an aid to improving your timing, Groove Check uses the number button lights to show how early or late your hits are so you can see where to adjust your strokes.
Rhythm Gate Rhythm Gate training allows you to confirm by ear whether or not your timing is accurate. If you do not strike a pad in time, it will not produce any sound. This exercise connects your ears with your hands and feet so that your whole body works like a clock to keep solid time on the drums.
Measure Break The Measure Break function is a popular training exercise that inserts a break into the click track for a number of measures. By setting the break for the measure(s) you play a fill-in you can check for deviations in your timing when the click returns.
Tempo Up/Down Use Tempo Up/Down training to see how fast you can go and still maintain accurate timing. As you play along with the metronome, the drum module will automatically increase the tempo if your timing is good and decrease it if you need more practice playing in time.
Change Up In Change Up training, your aim is to maintain good timing as you play along with up to seven different practice rhythms that change every two measures.
Easy Session Easy Session training lets you play a drum pattern along with a complete practice song by simply striking any pad(s) in time with the music. As such, it is not unlike a basic form of jamming with other band members, and can help build confidence in beginning drummers.
Groove Tracker Groove Tracker makes it easy to play a number of different practice patterns, which will automatically reflect the speed and strength of your drumming. In addition, you can also freely add your own fills to the basic pattern.
Pad Gate In Pad Gate training, the pads will only produce a sound when your drumming precisely matches a practice drum pattern.
Part Mute Part Mute training lets you mute any or all of the drum parts (i.e., hi-hat, snare, kick, tom, and/or cymbal) from an accompanying song and you can also mute the different band instrument parts.
Fast Blast In a Fast Blast training session, you just play the drums as wildly as you can over a set period of time. More a game than a form of practice, your aim is to get the highest possible score.
Play with Song The DTX-400 comes complete with ten musical practice songs that cover a wide range of genres. They provide a convenient, enjoyable way to practice drumming and you can vary the tempo to suit your ability. You can even add your own new MIDI song files into the module via the Musicsoft Downloader.
Playability and Feel from a Drum Company Yamaha has been making drums for over 45 years, so we know that playability is important to all drummers. Using experience gained from developing the popular DTX-PAD we have redesigned the drum pads of the DTX400 series to provide a natural response, solid durability and excellent stick feel.
The new pads use a rubber surface so your sticks will not slide around on the head, and you can practice single, double and triple stroke techniques for use on a set of acoustic drums. And as an entry-level kit, the dimensions of the DTX400K give you a nice, comfortable area in which to play so you can really rock out. The new KU100 Kick unit has superior silent characteristics without sacrificing playability.
All of these features from a leading drum company are there to help you become a great drummer.
Upgrade and Expand Your Kit! As you carve your path into the drummer tribe you can feel confident that your DTX kit can be upgraded and expanded to match your ambition. Upgrade to a 3-zone snare pad that allows you to play open and closed rim-shots with the TP70S or a 3-zone XP80 DTX-PAD*1.
Add a real bass drum pedal and KP65 kick pad for true kick drum play, and upgrade to the HH65 hi-hat controller for playing half-open hi-hat voices.
With the USB-MIDI jack you can connect the DTX400 to your computer to control VSTi drum sounds and enjoy recording into DAW software such as Cubase*2. You can also import new songs and beats to use in the training functions with the Musicsoft Downloader*3.
Many possibilities await you in the world of DTX.
*1 Requires TPCL150 ball joint mount and clamp, or set of RCL500 and CL940B sold separately. *2 Cubase and VSTi software not included. *3 Yamaha Musicsoft Downloader is available for free at http://download.yamaha.com/
Yamaha DTX400K Specifications Dimensions 240 mm x 188 mm x 68 mm Weight 0.5 kg Voices 169 (23 Snares, 21 Kicks, 36 Toms, 31 Cymbals, 16 Hi-Hats, 42 Percussions) Drum kits 10 (all of which may be edited and overwritten) Tempo 30 to 300 BPM (Tap Tempo and Voice Guidance functions) Beat 1/4 to 9/4 Connectors SNARE, TOM1, TOM2, TOM3, RIDE, CRASH, HI-HAT, HI-HAT CTL, KICK/PAD(mini stereo audio) / USB TO HOST / AUX IN (mini stereo audio) / PHONES - OUTPUT Power Supply PA-130 or equivalent Power Consumption 5 W
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