Yamaha DTX series

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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.

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