Yamaha unveil flagship DTX 900
Published: Wed December 16, 2009
Yamaha unveil flagship DTX 900 with feel good factor as new pad technology debuted
Yamaha today announce the all new flagship Yamaha DTX950K and Yamaha DTX900K electronic drum kits, both featuring for the first time , the groundbreaking new DTX-PAD ' Textured Cellular Silicone Head' technology. Each kit also boasts a huge range of improved functionality and performance options that sees Yamaha further evolving and expanding the award winning and critically acclaimed DTX range.
At the heart of the kit lies a newly developed pad technology which offers unprecedented dynamic control and feel for players. Alongside these new benefits the pads are also the quietest ever developed. Complimenting the unique ' Textured Cellular Silicone Head' technology is a completely redesigned and highly effective inbuilt suspension system which absorbs energy away from the hand and wrist providing a new level of comfort and playability .
Alongside the new pad technology Yamaha have also created the new Yamaha DTX900 module; Common to both new kits, the DTX900 module combines advanced sound technology and a huge range of effects from Yamaha's top end Motif XS professional synthesiser ranges whilst also housing a wide variety of superb samples from many of Yamaha's acoustic drum models, providing an unprecedented palette of sound and creative options for players. Specifically the module boasts over 1100 drum voices and 211 tonal sounds all of which can be extensively edited, customised and enhanced with up to 70 different types of effects. For quick set up and convenience the Yamaha DTX 900 comes compete with a selection of over 50 preset kit, all the onboard sounds can also be adapted and easily stored to one of the 50 user kits and over 40 onboard songs of all styles are on offer which can also be further adapted and stored as user sets.
Coming complete with Cubase AI5 the new Yamaha DTX900 can be linked directly to your computer and via USB can also control Cubase directly from the module. The new DTX900 module is also capable of importing and layering samples using optional memory.
Much design time has been spent in ensuring that the newly designed module operation and functionality perfectly matches the new pad technology. Each pad features a controller knob that can be assigned to control many of the functions in the module including tuning , pitch, voices and filter functions. The level of detail is such that even the snare wiring tension can be adjusted. The pads also offer variable stick response and rebound options from the snare and toms and deliver highly natural hi-hat control to hands and feet along with three-zone choke-able cymbals.
In summary the new Yamaha DTX900 series offers drummers a new level of expression and control with the revolutionary new DTX-PAD combined with Yamaha’s acclaimed digital sound technology, the Yamaha DTX900 Series is the one to beat.
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