Beginning to play a new instrument can feel like a daunting task because everything is brand new to you. You want to begin to learn to play the drums, but you don’t know where to start. Can I just buy everything in one box and start immediately playing? Almost, if you’d like. But there are several parts to a drum kit that will need to be purchased separately. These are the drums, the cymbals, and the accessories.
The Drum Pad That Plays Like a Portable Kit
Ultra-portable and convenient for drummers on the go, the Yamaha DTX-Multi 12 electronic drum and percussion pad is a cinch to incorporate into an acoustic drum setup or to use alongside your laptop. No matter where you play the DTX-Multi 12, youll find it to be extremely accommodating when it comes to performing, practicing, and programming beats and rhythms. Over 1,000 sounds, effects, and voices, including top-notch derivatives from Yamaha's Motif soundset, are at your disposal -- as are 12 large pads for triggering them. So that you can play right out of the box, the multi-percussion pad even comes loaded with over 100 different MIDI playing patterns, as well as Steinberg's Cubase AI 5 software.
Fully Voiced: 1,277 Sounds on Board -- Plus Room for Your Samples
The DTX-Multi 12 is your compact arsenal of drum and percussion sounds. Take inventory and you'll find a total stock of 1,277 voices, which includes Motif synth sounds, percussion sounds created with Yamaha's advanced sampling techniques, professional reverb and chorus effects, DJ sounds, and other sounds voiced from percussion, chromatic percussion, folk, and acoustic drum instruments. If that's not enough for you, import your own WAV and AIFF audio files from a USB memory device and use them as voices, too.
Thanks to its 64 MB of battery-backed Flash ROM, the Yamaha DTX-Multi 12 can also serve as a sample playback device -- so load it up with samples in every genre, and play away.
Perform with Preset Patterns
Lay the foundation for a song with the drum pad's 128 MIDI playing patterns covering a wide range of musical genres, from folk to rock to house. Strike any of the 12 pads to start and stop the patterns or to record your own performances as patterns. If you prefer to work on your computer, it's easy to create your patterns there and then assign them to the pads on the DTX-Multi 12. Likewise, striking the pads also enables you to use Tap Tempo to set the swagger of your patterns or to create a click track. The pads are your key to controlling your beats.
Keep That Creative Mindset -- On Any Set
How you work with the DTX-Multi 12 is up to you. Striking the drum pad could mean hitting it with sticks, pummeling it with your hands, swiping with fingers, pressing down hard to enable the Mute feature, and more. Extremely versatile, this drum and percussion instrument accommodates a number of playing techniques. When you play in Stack mode, all the notes assigned to a pad are triggered simultaneously with a single strike, whereas in Alternate mode, all the notes assigned to the pad are played individually each time you strike the pad.
Multi-Functional Multi-Interface Design
Play the drum pad standalone, with your digital instruments, or with a computer. The DTX-Multi 12 boasts a MIDI In/Out port, a USB to Host port (USB cable not included) for direct connection to a PC, and a USB to Device port for saving user kit data. These connectivity options allow you to input MIDI data directly to your favorite DAW, perform with soft synths on the DTX-Multi 12, and more. Since it comes with Cubase AI 5 DAW software, you dont even have to own your own production software to get started.If you want to bling out your drum pad with even more ways to play, Yamaha has plenty of optional add-ons to consider, like a hi-hat controller and kick pad for turning it into a bite-sized drum kit, a foot switch for switching between different drum kits and phrase patterns, a foot controller for real-time stepping of volume and FX parameters, and a drum trigger for turning acoustic drums into digital drums you can trigger and play back on the DTX-Multi 12.
Built-in pads 12 External inputs 5 (three-zone x 1; monaural x 4) Maximum polyphony 64 notes Wave memory 100 MB (16-bit linear conversion) Voices Drum and percussion: 1,061 Keyboard 216 Drum kits Preset: 50 User-defined 200 Effects Variation x 42 types; Chorus x 6 types; Reverb x 6 types: 5-band master equalizer Pad functions Increment or decrement of drum kit, pattern, or tempo; tap tempo; switching on or off of click-track; transmission of control change messages Readable quantity 500 Bit depth 16 bit Wave memory 64 MB Maximum size Mono sample: 2 MB Stereo sample 4 MB Sample formats Proprietary, WAV, and AIFF Sequence capacity 152,000 notes Note resolution Quarter note / 480 Recording method Real-time overdubbing Patterns Preset patterns: 128 phrases (including 3 demo patterns) User-defined patterns: 50 phrases Sequence formats Proprietary Tempo 30 to 300 BPM. Tap tempo functionality Beats 1/4 - 16/4, 1/8 - 16/8, 1/16 - 16/16 Note timing Accent notes, quarter notes, eight notes, sixteenth notes, triplets Display Backlit LCD with 2 rows of 16 characters Connectors PAD (13) jack (standard stereo-phone plug; left = trigger, right = rim switch)
PAD (14)/(15) and PAD (16)/(17) jacks (standard stereo-phone plug; left = trigger, right = trigger)
HI-HAT CONTROL jack (standard stereo-phone plug) FOOT SW jack (standard stereo-phone plug)
OUTPUT L/MONO and R jacks (standard phone plugs)
PHONES jack (standard stereo-phone plug), AUX IN jack (standard stereo-phone plug),
MIDI IN and OUT connectors, USB TO HOST port, USB TO DEVICE port, and DC IN.
Power Consumption 9W (DTXM12 and PA-5D adaptor) Package Contents Power adaptor (PA-5D or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner's Manual , Data List booklet, DVD-ROM (Cubase AI5)
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A versatile pad having lots of sounds ,we can make patterns loop the same and also load wav samples of our own.Musikshack delivery was amazing and the packing was also excellent. Thank you music shack and Mr.prabodh of musikshack for getting me a amazing product
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