Yamaha debuted its DD-65 Digital Drum Kit at Winter NAMM 2007. The kit can be used as a practice set of as a percussion MIDI controller.
The compact digital drums feature eight touch-sensitive pads, two drum pedals and AUX IN capability for playing along with an MP3 player. The unit also fits any snare stand and offers built in ported speakers, Flash Memory for importing songs and USB connectivity.
“The DD-65 has been faithfully designed from a drummer’s point of view, with pads placed where drummers expect them to be, making it easier for experienced drummers to play the product and for beginners to make the transition to an acoustic kit,” said Mark Anderson, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division.
This digital drum kit is packed with over 200 General MIDI compatible sounds, 100 songs and riffs to play along with and 50 drum kits, along with three user-defined kits, a sequencer to record your own songs, digital effects like Reverb and Master EQ, hand percussion mode and built-in ported speakers — amazing features at an attractive price point.
The DD-65 (MSRP $299.99) is scheduled to ship in July 2007 and can be used in conjunction with an optional Survival Kit containing a power adaptor, 2-year extended warranty, DVD with software, headphones and discount coupons for other Yamaha products.