The new electronic drum sets incorporate the same technology that powers Yamaha’s Motif synthesizers and as with their predecessors, they also come with an easy-to-use module. Both kits feature round cymbal pads and three- zone snare drum pads.
“We have combined the passion of our acoustic drums and the technology of Yamaha to come up with two very cool electronic kits that sound and feel great,” said Dave Jewell, marketing manager, Yamaha Drums.
The DTXPRESS IV Special includes sounds sampled from top-quality acoustic drum sets, with 427 drum and percussion voices and 22 keyboard voices. It features a TP100 tunable snare drum pad and three round cymbal pads. The hi-hat controller uses a real hi-hat stand for a better feel and the drums are mounted on a strong curved rack that improves ergonomic efficiency.
The DTXPRESS IV Standard features two round stereo cymbal pads and a 3-zone snare drum pad. The 427 drum and percussion voices and 22 keyboard voices offer superior sound quality.
“The quality, not quantity of sound is what counts on the DTXPRESS IV Standard and DTXPRESS IV Special,” said Jewell. “We have taken some of the best sounding Yamaha acoustic drum sets, sampled them, and put them in these drum sets.”
The DTXPRESS IV Special (MSRP: $2,099.99) and the DTXPRESS IV Standard (MSRP: $1,549.99) are currently shipping.