Musikmesse 2011: Yamaha DTX500K, DTX520K, DTX540K, DTX700K and DTX750K Electronic Drums

Press Release: Yamaha unveils an incredible five new DTX models, all characterised by new player-friendly innovations and more affordable prices.

Range highlights include a new DTX700 module, new rack systems and the revolutionary new TCS pad design. The new Yamaha DTX range will continue to inspire playing, and owning one has never been easier or more affordable.

When Yamaha introduced its flagship DTX900 series in January 2010, it proved a game-changer for serious drummers demanding the very best in sound, feel and features from an electronic drum kit.

Yamaha now announces an entirely new range of entry-level and mid-priced DTX, the DTX500K, DTX520K, DTX540K, DTX700K and DTX750K. These new drum sets build on the flagship DTX900 series, bringing many of its features, innovations and capability to discerning players across the whole range as Yamaha’s acclaimed ‘Textured Cellular Silicon’ technology are made available on mid-range models.

In recent years, Yamaha’s acclaimed DTX Electronic Drums have become familiar images in live settings on the world’s stages and in many top recording studios; the typical customers, however, are passionate and discerning amateur yet serious musicians, who want the capability of a serious drum kit, combined with new technology options to play and learn at home.

The new Yamaha range will continue to inspire new customers and lapsed players to return to music making – taking the decision to play DTX has never been easier.

The new DTX700 module brings a whole new range of innovations and capabilities to both the DTX700K and the DTX750K. Bursting with over 1200 of the highest quality acoustic drum, cymbal, and percussion voices including multi layered samples of Yamaha’s Acoustic drums, along with a superb collection of sounds from the MOTIF XF synthesiser.

Yamaha has worked on every detail of the drum sounds and characteristics, including snare buzz and tom resonance, making the ‘real’ drum experience as authentic as possible.

As well as a wide variety of inbuilt preset kits, the DTX700 also allows the user to create bespoke and custom kits using the onboard flash memory, where up to 64MB of new sounds can be imported and stored directly into the module via the USB device port. Coming complete with Cubase AI5, the new DTX700 can be linked directly to your computer for recording and production, which can be controlled directly from the module itself.

Like Yamaha’s flagship DTX900 series, the DTX750K features a complete set of 3 Zone ‘Textured Cellular Silicone’ (TCS) Pads, which deliver 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.

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