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Old 01-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Was looking at the 400, 502, 700 and 900 series.

I was wondering if all modules can assign any voice to a certain zone?

I've seen videos of the 900 where a cowbell was added to the cross rim zone of the snare and a splash added to the crash bell zone. Is this available through all the series, as long as you have some piece with zones?
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:51 PM
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Also was wondering which series allows the user to play drumless tracks in mp3 or wav format? and how, USB?
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha DTX Series

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Was looking at the 400, 502, 700 and 900 series.

I was wondering if all modules can assign any voice to a certain zone?

I've seen videos of the 900 where a cowbell was added to the cross rim zone of the snare and a splash added to the crash bell zone. Is this available through all the series, as long as you have some piece with zones?
I have the 500 and I can do it. I also midi out to EZDrummer and custom assign voices - custom patches for different kits and etc.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:59 PM
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Also was wondering which series allows the user to play drumless tracks in mp3 or wav format? and how, USB?
It has an "AUX IN" stereo jack so you can run your iPod or mp3 player through it.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:06 PM
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Was looking at the 400, 502, 700 and 900 series.

I was wondering if all modules can assign any voice to a certain zone?

I've seen videos of the 900 where a cowbell was added to the cross rim zone of the snare and a splash added to the crash bell zone. Is this available through all the series, as long as you have some piece with zones?
All the DTX series modules have to the ability to assign multiple zone pads.

DTX400 module: 3-zone snare input so 3 different sound possibilities

DTX502 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), crash, ride and hi-hat inputs so 15 different sound possibilities

DTX700 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), toms 1-3, crash 1, crash 2, ride and 1 extra cymbal/tom inputs plus a 2 zone hi-hat with 6 zone options (closed top,edge, open top,edge, foot closed, foot splash) so 33 different sound possibilities

DTX900 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), toms 1-4, crash 1, crash 2, ride and 4 extra cymbal/tom inputs plus a 2 zone hi-hat with 6 zone options (closed top,edge, open top,edge, foot closed, foot splash) so 45 different sound possibilities

Now this does cover layering (DTX502, DTX700, DTX900) or pad expansion through the kick input and the tom inputs on the DTX502.

Hope this helps,

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Old 01-17-2014, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha DTX Series

Thanks for the replies.

Loved playing the drums in school and maybe 5 years after but then life started and got away from it. Rock Band a few years ago sparked the interest again and now reading what these E drums can do and sound like, Wow!

Not sure when but I will be getting some. Is there any announcements of newer Yamaha models coming out in the near future? Would hate to buy something in the next 6-12 months and then the latest and greatest comes out.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:07 PM
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NAMM is at the end of this month...so if something new is coming out probably will know then....
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:05 PM
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Watching videos of the DTX series on youtube, I'm wondering how everyone is going about recording their playing?

I know the video is either a dslr camera, camcorder, etc.

How are they recording the audio to make it sound so good? I'm assuming they are plugging the module right into the recording device, but could someone explain how they go about doing this.

I'm looking to do this when I get a set and want the best sound possible for playback.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:55 PM
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Watching videos of the DTX series on youtube, I'm wondering how everyone is going about recording their playing?

I know the video is either a dslr camera, camcorder, etc.

How are they recording the audio to make it sound so good? I'm assuming they are plugging the module right into the recording device, but could someone explain how they go about doing this.

I'm looking to do this when I get a set and want the best sound possible for playback.
You can either record directly into module and then place recording on usb stick or line out into a separate recorder, such as an olympus LS-10 or one of the other makes..
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:42 AM
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All the DTX series modules have to the ability to assign multiple zone pads.

DTX400 module: 3-zone snare input so 3 different sound possibilities

DTX502 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), crash, ride and hi-hat inputs so 15 different sound possibilities

DTX700 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), toms 1-3, crash 1, crash 2, ride and 1 extra cymbal/tom inputs plus a 2 zone hi-hat with 6 zone options (closed top,edge, open top,edge, foot closed, foot splash) so 33 different sound possibilities

DTX900 module: 3-zone snare (Snares On/Off), toms 1-4, crash 1, crash 2, ride and 4 extra cymbal/tom inputs plus a 2 zone hi-hat with 6 zone options (closed top,edge, open top,edge, foot closed, foot splash) so 45 different sound possibilities

Now this does cover layering (DTX502, DTX700, DTX900) or pad expansion through the kick input and the tom inputs on the DTX502.

Hope this helps,

DTX Product Specialist

Dear DTX Specialist
Can I add a 2 zone ride cymbal to my DTX-400K? I have added 3 zone snare. So can I also add a 2 zone cymbal. If yes, which cymbal should I buy, and do I need a stereo wire.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha DTX Series 2 zone ride cymbal

On DTX 400 can I replace my ride cymbal with a 2 zone ride cymbal? If so, which cymbal should I buy? Will I need a different wire?

I'm already adding the 3 zone snare.

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Old 08-04-2014, 12:28 AM
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Dear DTX Specialist
Can I add a 2 zone ride cymbal to my DTX-400K? I have added 3 zone snare. So can I also add a 2 zone cymbal. If yes, which cymbal should I buy, and do I need a stereo wire.
Unfortunately the tom and cymbal inputs are only for single zone pads. But the ride does switch sounds through velocity, ride sound for soft to medium and bell for hard.

Hope this helps,

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