Yamaha DTX series

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

DTX is the line of electronic MIDI drum kit and percussion sets manufactured by Yamaha Corporation. The DTX Trigger System is a custom drum module which can be used to trigger sounds with acoustic drums. A modified version of the DTX kit can be found in two drumming games: MTV Drumscape and Drummania.


Models[edit]

Current models[edit]

  • DTX400 Series, the entry level model. It supports up to 9 triggers, including a 3-zone snare, two cymbals, 3 tom pads, hi-hat and kick. The module has 10 editable kits, and have a USB-MIDI port.[1]
  • DTX500 Series, the mid-level model. It supports up to 12 triggers including a 3-zone snare, 2 3-zone cymbals, dual-zone hi-hat and 8 single-zone inputs, including kick. The module contains 50 different kits and has both USB and MIDI (except the DTX 500 only has MIDI interface) connections[2]
  • DTX700 Series, the upper-range model. It supports up to 11 distinct triggers including 3-zone snare, hi-hat, cymbals and toms. 2 inputs are single-zone including the kick.[3]
  • DTX900 Series, the flagship model. It supports up to 15 distinct triggers including 3-zone snare, hi-hat, cymbals and toms. 2 inputs are single-zone including the kick. The module contains 100 different drum kits and has both USB and MIDI.[4]

The second number e.g. the '2' in DTX520k refers to the configuration of the assembled kit. Generally, a '5' or '6' indicates that the module have all possible triggers fully connected, whereas a '0' indicates that only a basic set of pads and cymbals are included.

Previous models[edit]

  • DTXplorer - predecessor to the DTX400 Series
  • DTXpress - predecessor to the DTX500 Series
  • DTXtreme - predecessor to the DTX700/DTX900 Series

The Drummania simulation game, DTXmania, is named because it was initially designed to work with DTX drums, though it works equally well with other MIDI-capable drum sets.

Yamaha DTX Drum Modules[edit]

List of Yamaha DTX Drum Modules
Drum Module Instruments Kits Polyphony Trigger Inputs Outputs Midi
Drum Backing Total Mono Stereo Stereo

Pairs

Single

Channel

mono/

mono

piezo/

switch

piezo/

piezo

DTX 12 2 In/Out
DTXPRESS 10 1 In/Out
DTXPRESS II 10 1 In/Out
DTXPRESS III 10 1 In/Out
DTXTREME 16 2 6 In/Out/

Thru

DTXTREME IIs 16 2 6 In/Out/

Thru

DTXPLORER 9 1 Out
DTXPRESS IV 12 1 In/Out
DTXTREME III 100 64 15 13 (1-9,12-15) 2 (10,11) 2 6 In/Out
DTX900 1115 100 64 15 13 (1-9,12-15) 2 (10,11) 2 6 In/Out,

USB

DTX500 10 In/Out
DTXM12 5 In/Out
DTX700 1268 60 64 11 - - 9 (1-8,11) 2 (9,10) In/Out
DTX400 169 10 9 Out
DTX502 691 100 32 9 4 (1,5,6,9) 4 (2,3,4,7) 1 USB
DTX900M 1115 100 64 15 13 (1-9,12-15) 2 (10,11)

References[edit]