The DTX522K Electronic Drum Set by Yamaha features the DTX-PAD snare with newly developed tom pads, exclusive 3-zone hi-hat and cymbal pads, plus the incredible sounds and features of the DTX502 modul... Read More
The DTX522K Electronic Drum Set by Yamaha features the DTX-PAD snare with newly developed tom pads, exclusive 3-zone hi-hat and cymbal pads, plus the incredible sounds and features of the DTX502 module in an affordable kit configuration.
Utilizing the DTX-PAD snare for superior stick feel, you can play the head, open rimshot, and closed rimshot voices in each of the three zones for authentic snare expression. This model also features 3-zone operation for the ride, crash and hi-hat. The drums and percussion voices in the new DTX502 module lets you sound your absolute best, and with the advanced practice tools and easy song recorder you will be getting better all the time. The USB port allows control over VSTi software and lets you import custom wave files.
Using proprietary laser technology to analyze drum strokes, Yamaha precisely tuned the trigger settings on the DTX502 series resulting in a more natural feeling with laser accuracy. You also get advanced features from higher end models like cymbal muting, natural cymbal swells, and smoother snare drumrolls so the kits respond to every nuance of your playing, and 3-Zone hi-hat technology when using the PCY100 as a hi-hat pad.
The DTX522K also features the professional 3-zone cymbal pads, which can express a different sound in each of the cup, bow and edge zones. These cymbals have a good stick feel and low acoustic noise, which is essential for electronic drums when used for private practice. In addition to a very natural swaying motion, they also have the "choke" function 360-degrees around the edge. You can even mute the cymbal before striking it - a DTX exclusive feature!
New drum training functions are included to challenge you no matter your current skill level every time you practice. Working with these tools will help you improve the most important skills for drumming from rhythmic timing to pad accuracy and endurance. The system will even generate a score so you can track your progress as you improve.
The DTX502 module is perfect for use in a ‘hybrid' kit with your acoustic drum hardware, and can be expanded with four additional pads or triggers. Pad upgrades let you build your dream kit as your skills improve. USB connectivity lets you connect to a PC.
Kick pedal sold separately.
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I am a hobbyist who played on real drums many years ago & I really like the feel of this set. The snare is fabulous for feel and the 3 zones function like you would expect on a snare. Setup was relatively easy. The only improvement I could come up with is better wiring management. It isn't "bad" the way it is, it just could be better. I would have preferred the wires to run inside the stand tubes or have more connection points to keep it clean. The sound module is great and the selection of sets exceeded my expectation. It takes surprisingly little time to get the hang of using the controls to do all the basics you need. The learning modes are nice, but not as helpful as I expected...maybe I haven't used them enough yet, I just tried them each out once so far. Overall the DTX522 feels and sounds high quality and it is fun to play.
An Excellent step up from the old DTXPRESS III kit I owned since 2004 ! More responsive triggers, better sound and rack system ! Great for practice and rehearsals or personal recording which I do.. Indeed Yamaha is finally getting it right !
I just got this kit after a long wait for the back stock orders to be filled. It's replacing my DTXplorer set that I've had for 5 years or more. I don't know if the 522k is a vast improvement over my xplorer but it's as good. The improvements might be found more in the software for training and recording which I don't need. I do like the snare pad but the PCY 135 cymbal is too small to be played accurately. The zones are not spacious enough to be played without triggering the edge and the bell is so small that accuracy has to be so focused as to be distracting from playing altogether. And not being able to customize the cymbal is unfortunate. It would be nice to combine a ride sound you like with a bell sound from another ride. To compensate I cobbled a 3 zone from my xplorer and use that in place of the 135 and, sadly, making the 135 a crash. The 3 zone works much better as a ride with the round area for riding and the upper edge as the bell. It's what I did to expand the xplorer kit also. Over all I like the kit just fine and it's working well for what I do. Hopefully the module will last a little longer than the last one. To help, I put the module on the frame of the xplorer kit keeping it away from the shaking and rattling of playing the kit it's used for. Can't say how Yamaha's compare to Roland or Simmons but I like this product well enough. 5 stars enough imho
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