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The drummer-friendly and stylish design of the Yamaha DD-65 drum machine marks a transition to a more professional and versatile digital-drumming instrument.

It features an aux in jack that ... Read More

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Overview

The drummer-friendly and stylish design of the Yamaha DD-65 drum machine marks a transition to a more professional and versatile digital-drumming instrument.

It features an aux in jack that lets you connect an MP3 player and play along with your favorite music, or load MIDI songs from the internet into the internal Flash ROM memory and play along. Stereo-sampled voices, a wide variety of percussion sounds from all over the world, a bass boost speaker system, and digital stereo processing give the Yamaha DD-65 an irresistible, thundering beat.

The drum machine's control panel includes intuitive features that are easy to operate. For example, select the Hand Percussion mode and the digital drum kit automatically switches to percussion voices like congas and bongos. With its powerful features, this drum machine is no toy.

Operates on six "C"-size batteries or Yamaha PA150 or PA5D power adapter. See survival kit C (#701588)

Features
  • 8 touch-sensitive drum pads
  • Aux in jack
  • Tempo control using Tap Start
  • Hand percussion mode with Latin drums
  • 254 GM compatible Voices assignable to any pad
  • Two assignable footpedals included
  • 100 built-in songs
  • 50 programmed drum kits + custom kits
  • 32-note polyphony
  • Reverb and Master EQ
  • Large 3-digit LED
  • Record your own songs (up to 5 in memory at one time)
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Headphone jack
  • Stereo speakers with bass port
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YamahaDD-65 Digital Drums
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Non-Drummers

If you are looking for a unit to supplement drum tracks this is an outstanding unit. I use it with EzDrummer and it works great with the BFD2 Demo. The feel and sensitivity are...Read complete review

If you are looking for a unit to supplement drum tracks this is an outstanding unit. I use it with EzDrummer and it works great with the BFD2 Demo. The feel and sensitivity are great and the unit seems very well made. It does not have the bells and whistles of a full electronic kit, but if you are a non-drummer, you probably don't need all of this anyway. The kick pedal is not very good, and should probably be replaced if you want to record a kick track, but the unit is great overall.

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No Power card is a DEAL BREAKER !!!

Great quality Yamaha product but the fact that it doesn't come with a power cord is a marketing blunder. I will never ever buy a Yamaha product again if it doesn't come with a...Read complete review

Great quality Yamaha product but the fact that it doesn't come with a power cord is a marketing blunder. I will never ever buy a Yamaha product again if it doesn't come with a power cord. Not to mention the fact that it takes an hour of searching to find the recommended power cord on-line for a rediculus price. I also went to several stores without any luck to look for an equvilant cord including Radio Shack, Best Buy and several other music stores. As far as the Drum machine, I would prefer a better style of foot pedal, better drum sticks, and finally, more high hat and base sound options.

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1.0

One bad pad spoils the bunch

By Tom the tinkerer

from Minnesota

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Sensitive

    Best Uses

    • Practice set

    Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

    I was hoping to use it as "upstairs" drum kit, quietly to not disturb the family. And demo type recording. But the snare pad is very intermittent about responding. Probably have to hit it in a very specific spot. Trying to hit it hard enough, wound up triggering other pads. Looks like you can only adjust the sensitivity for all pads the same, 0 to 2 level. That's probably not the problem anyway. If you have one bad pad, no good way to just replace the one. Back it goes.

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    5.0

    great gift idea

    By michael

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DD-65 Digital Drums:

    My second one. Great unit for great price. Versatile, portable, programmable, typical Yamaha quality. With better kick pedals you could play live.

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    3.0

    good sound -great for beginners and home studio

    By marc

    from colorado springs,colorado

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

      using this as a trigger for garage band - up top response is good - not a fan of the kick drum pedal- if you have the extra money invest in a kp 65 kick drum tower what a difference - i also trading in some gear for the dw 2000 double bass pedal - having lots of fun \,,/

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      4.0

      Great present for a teen!

      By Nina Zlata

      from Humble, Texas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        My 14 yo daughter wanted a drum set for Christmas, we found her one that would fit in her small bedroom, with good reviews and a famous brand name. Nice item. I was not very happy that the drums did not come with a cord to plug into the wall, we had to use Yamaha keyboard cord for now, but we will have to order the cord just for the drums. Extra money we did not expect to spend. One pedal did not work properly, we contacted Yamaha Customer Care Center and they shipped us both pedals fairly quick. My girl enjoys playing drums so I am happy. We are new to this musical instrument, so I can't say too much about the sound or other professional features. Thanks.

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        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sounds Nearly As Good As A Real Set of Drums

        By Chuck Hankinson

        from Elizabeth City, NC

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        I am giving this device 4 stars because it does not come with the power cord. That is stated here, but I bought the unit in the store and no one said anything about needing a power cord. Very disappointed when I got home (Guitar Center is an hour away in another state) and found I needed a power cord or 6 "C" batteries. I would never count on batteries for something like this. So, if you're going to buy this, add $29.99 to the price and get the Yamaha PA-150 power adapter. That being said, we bought this so that our church band could travel without loading up a huge set of drums every time. It sounds great. With my eyes closed, it was almost hard to tell that it wasn't a real set of drums. There are many improvements from the DD-55 that make it more user friendly and also improve the sound. I highly recommend this unit, provided you get the power cord.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        No Power card is a DEAL BREAKER !!!

        By Katie Dummermuth

        from Jacksonville

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        Great quality Yamaha product but the fact that it doesn't come with a power cord is a marketing blunder. I will never ever buy a Yamaha product again if it doesn't come with a power cord. Not to mention the fact that it takes an hour of searching to find the recommended power cord on-line for a rediculus price. I also went to several stores without any luck to look for an equvilant cord including Radio Shack, Best Buy and several other music stores. As far as the Drum machine, I would prefer a better style of foot pedal, better drum sticks, and finally, more high hat and base sound options.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Prett good for a little Guy

        By Mickey

        from Cabot Arkansas

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        I am not a drummer (I play guitar), but when the opportunity to get this electronic drum set cheap came up, I went for it. Over all I like this set a lot. If I plug everything in (2 pedals, MP3 Player, outputs to my system or head phones) and crank up all fo the bells and whistles, I realize how many features this fun little drum set has. The pads have great rebound but the sound falls off fast if you don't hit them exactly in the middle. It has a ton of kits and programming is pretty easy. Overall size is crazy small for 8 Pads so targeting when you are really jamming gets a little iffy. However, for a non-drummer I have a blast playing along to all of my favorites The DD-65 is only worth 4 stars, but it is the only real option for a small, fully functional micro electronic drum set. Is it perfect? No... but the bottom line is I love this darn thing

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        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yamaha Digital Drum Machine is Awesome!

        By David Fiske

        from Monroe, NC

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        I just purchased the Yamaha Digital Drum Machine and enjoy playing it as much or more than my Yamaha DTXplorer Set! In fact, I think they sound better! I can play both sets separately or together. So, basically, I've expanded my DTXplorer Set with the Digital Drum Machine. I can play an expanded Latin Set with different drums on both sets or play an Acoustic Set on one & Latin on the other. I originally purchased the Digital Drum Machine to serve as a second set of drums for an event that I'm performing, where I go back & forth between two different venues. In the larger venue, I'll use both sets together. For the smaller venue, I'll carry the Digital Drum Machine with me (because it's so portable) and play it primarily for hand percussion (Latin), but also have a full set of drums if I need it. Whether you're considering purchasing the Yamaha Digital Drum Machine for a stand alone set or to expand your current set, I highly recommend it!

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        (17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to setup and play

        By John Costanzo

        from Westford,MA

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        This drum machine is great for and level of drummer. You can practice with the different presets already build in the machine. I love how compact it is. You can also set which pad will play a sound. Plad 1: snare, Pad 2: high tom, and etc. I recommend this to any drummer who love to play the drums. Also you can play any musical style from Rock, Blue, Jazz, Latin, etc..

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        (23 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Non-Drummers

        By A Guitar Guy

        from Voorhees, NJ

        Comments about Yamaha DD-65 Digital Drums:

        If you are looking for a unit to supplement drum tracks this is an outstanding unit. I use it with EzDrummer and it works great with the BFD2 Demo. The feel and sensitivity are great and the unit seems very well made. It does not have the bells and whistles of a full electronic kit, but if you are a non-drummer, you probably don't need all of this anyway. The kick pedal is not very good, and should probably be replaced if you want to record a kick track, but the unit is great overall.

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