Yamaha, in the field of musical instruments is well renowned and most sort after manufactures worldwide. Yamaha’s DTX series has turned to be the successful series of electronic drum sets. DTX500K is fully equipped with professionally updated features and still the manufactures made it very much affordable. Yamaha DTX500K electronic drum kit with the all new DTX500 module becomes the successor to DT-XPLORER. The users can see a traditional rubber on the surface of snares and toms which is normally addressed as practice pad. The kit has two cymbals, a hi-hat pad and a pedal controller and a kick pad which includes Yamaha’s genuine bass drum pedal which of course can be used on acoustic drums. DTX500 trigger module sounds rich in quality, sounds like Yamaha, and the built-in songs for practice and includes training features. Yamaha DTX500K can be upgraded or expanded with DTX pads depends on the need arises at any point of time. The DTX500K would be absolutely perfect for an amateur who wants try his hands in drumming.
Yamaha DTX500K is a unique mixture of variety of great sounds with a sensible playing surface and lots of learning tools. The model is designed keeping in mind that everyone gets in to drumming should feel comfort in playing and not only that it is just plug in and play type that can be used anywhere we wish. Auxiliary input supports us to play our favourite tunes along with that and built-in practicing tools would improve the users’ experience in playing. The powerful rack where we mount the pads and module is foldable, so that it can be easily carried away and needs minimum space for storage. Yamaha’s genuine bass drum pedal is included.
- Fully updated and excellent features with a decent price tag
- Excellent sound quality
- Great rebound
- Auxiliary input jack for playing along with our favourite music
- Module features metronome, auxiliary input, midi out and options for recording songs and storing them in the module
- The play along feature and we have a choice to set mute for the drum channel
- The hi-hat does not sound like acoustic hi-hats
- Typical acoustic snare drum users would consider that the pads are so small
- The drum kit is adjustable, still some features are fixed like height cannot be modified and computing module cannot be moved
- For the perfect sound output, we have to hit the pads right in the middle and it is not the healthy-idea
- The crash cymbal does not respond to the sudden variations played on it and sometimes it cuts the sound off
Yamaha DTX 500K electronic drum kit is very compact yet so stylish. The 427 naturally generated sample acoustic and percussion sounds that includes Yamaha’s everlasting oak, beech, maple and birch drum sounds as well. The module is such a versatile one features MIDI, a metronome, groove check and rhythm training functions and an auxiliary input to play along the favourite tunes. The in-built velocity switching samples which automatically changes the generating nature the sound while playing some harder notes and enhances the realistic output. The custom user kits can be programmed with digital reverb effects where the EQ’s presence would add some sweetness to the sound. The Yamaha DTX500K kit includes 2 cymbals, snare, 3 toms, a hi-hat pad, hi-hat pedal controller and a kick pad with pedal. The module is well-matched with the DTX pads and that eases the upgrading of the kit whenever the users wish. To have a real band rehearsal experience, all the users have to do is to try out the play along in various styles and the recorded drum track is at our convenience whether to switch it on or to mute it, and this is the same with solo bass player.
The famous groove tools of Yamaha is completely designed to fulfill the educational aspects of drumming where the users would be benefited a lot like they have a personal trainer. A noteworthy feature is groove check; it shows the users whether they are playing bit early or bit slow and thus the users can correct themselves. The next one is rhythm gate which is a fun practicing feature; it automatically mutes the sound while playing out of track or if there is any time variation.
Pads and Cymbals:
Everyone likes to have things that convey the up-to-date trend, sleek and stylish maybe some innovative designs too. If the readers agree with the point, then the cymbals in the DTX500K are so compact and it is very much capable of delivering a comfort feel and stick rebound. This model features a highly configured hi-hat where it is supportively equipped with a remote hi-hat pedal controller which is included in the drum kit and a trigger pad makes the hi-hat sound so realistic. There are no precut cables for the pedal and the pad, so that the users can locate them anywhere around the drum kit, more of a system I the remote cable enabled hi-hat for acoustic drums. The various styles of expressions from the hi-hat depends on the position whether it is in open or closed position. Adding up a double-bass configuration or more cymbals or toms and almost all sorts of upgrades to the DTX-PAD kit is possible.
The users can attach an external music player to the module that supports the users to play the favourite tracks along with it. DTX500 model is carefully equipped with a MIDI output port for enabling the kit to connect with additional devices or to a computer for application like music composing.
It is a pre-assembled RS40 rack system which eases the setup and it joins the light weight category yet delivers solid performance. It is foldable by design for easy storage.
The pads are sensitive and require only a lighter hit to produce the smoother sounds and a hard hit to loudness and accents. Since, this is an electric drum set there is no need of hitting hard against the pads, probably that would damage it and as it happen in all the drum kits.
The Yamaha DTX500K Electronic drum kit is perfect for a professional drummer’s need. Drummers who travel would appreciate the foldable feature which eases the mode of transporting their own instrument to places where the concert takes place. It is so light in weight, weighs just around 900g again makes easy to carry. No matter what the style of playing the drummer is going to choose, the 50 differently programmed tracks in the kit perfectly join them on the floor. The configuration, groove tools and the things we discussed above would all prove that this sounds great in all terms.
This drum kit suits the professional needs and the beginner as well. It is thoughtfully designed and does not occupy much space how normally an acoustic drum kit does. Set-up never matters here. The Yamaha DTX500K drum kit is sturdy, light weight, sensitive pads and cymbals and an attractive trigger module, stylish hi-hat pedal and foldable makes the complete kit sounds superb.
|Model Name||Yamaha DTX500K|
|Drum Type||Electronic Drum|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||252 x 147 x 52 mm|
|Tom||TP65 x 2|
|Hi-Hat||TP65 + HH65|
|Cymbal Pads||PCY65 x 2|
|Number of Sounds||427 ; 22 melodies|
|Effects||Reverb 19; Master EQ 2 bands|
|Maximum Polyphony||32 notes|
|Note Capacity||Approx 16,000|
|Tempo||30 to 300 BPM, Tap Tempo Supported|
|Training Features||Measure break, groove check & rhythm gate|