WNAMM10: Yamaha DTX950K Kit

New Pads, new brain      22/01/10

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A new brain is something I could do with after the massive over stimulation from the NAMM show, but in the mean time I'll have to make do with the new brain and pads for the Yamaha DTX 950K and 900K electronic kits.

The DTX900K is a 5 Piece drum set featuring the new DTX-PADS with a 12" Snare Pad, 3 x 10" Tom Pads and the 12" Kick Pad. For the cymbal pads the DTX900 features a 15" Cymbal Pad and 2 x 13" Cymbal Pads designed to give natural feel and sway of a cymbal all with the 3 zone function so that you can play the Bell, Ride an Bow independently, these cymbal pads can also be choked. To complete the set is the 13" hi hat Pad which is controlled using a real hi hat stand with the pad moving up and down to allow for fine control over the range of sounds, you can even play foot splashes. These pads are mounted on the sturdy and compact RS130 drum rack.


The DTX950K is a 6 Piece drum set featuring the new DTX-PADS with a 12" Snare Pad, 2 x 10" Tom Pads and 2 x 12" Tom Pads and the 12" Kick Pad. And like the DTX900K the cymbal pads the DTX950K features a 15" Cymbal Pad and 2 x 13" Cymbal Pads along with the 13" hi hat Pad which is controlled using a real hi hat stand. These pads are mounted on the Hexrack, originally developed for Yamaha acoustic drums, the innovative design provides a stable, portable and expandable platform for the DTX950K


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mysticradio    Said...

the new kit is rather cool... but i can help feeling the sounds are dated., same old static toms and snare......... in this day and age shouldnt hardware have multisamples like superior 2.0 oceanway..... etc/

22-Jan-10 09:42 AM

Marc JX8P    Said...

Amazing kit, love the design of the pads!

22-Jan-10 10:53 AM

Mitch    Said...

Yes mysticradio the onboard sounds are REALLY shitty, and the onboard technology is horribly outdated. It uses DIMM ram modules instead of DDR!!!!!!! We're talking 90s technology. The actual trigger inputs and midi out of it though, is superb. It's probably the best module out there for triggering VSTs. I just wish some manufacturer would come out with a completely dumb module that ONLY sends midi and lets you use it with any VST, to save cost. I'm NEVER going to use the crappy onboard sounds in any serious situation. Only when I'm too tired to fire up the VST, but I would NEVER use the onboard sounds during recording or live.

20-Apr-10 06:04 PM

Emil    Said...

I totally agree with Mitch... This kit is superb for its triggering abilities , who cares about the internal lousy sounds its silly to even address them in the video, anybody who is the least bit knowledgeable is going to know that hardware hosted sounds with tiny amounts of memory available to them are not going to sound anywhere near comparable to software drum libraries! The actual triggering control of the brain is awesome, just loose the sounds, get rid of the useless audio input sampling capabilities, and lower the price!

30-Aug-10 11:39 AM

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