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Yamaha DTXpress IV

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The Yamaha DTXpress IV Electronic Drum Set features an all-new and improved palette of high-fidelity sounds, great-feeling responsive drum pads, and advanced tools for refining your groove and sharpening your timekeeping skills.The redesigned DTXpress IV module features 427 high-quality drum/percussion voices with 22 keyboard/effect voices. An adva...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha DTXpress IV Electronic Drum Set features an all-new and improved palette of high-fidelity sounds, great-feeling responsive drum pads, and advanced tools for refining your groove and sharpening your timekeeping skills.

The redesigned DTXpress IV module features 427 high-quality drum/percussion voices with 22 keyboard/effect voices. An advanced programmable metronome with Groove Check feature lets you work on your drumming accuracy and sticking precision. The module lets you record your own single-track songs and trigger them from the pads or play along with the preset styles.

Plug the Yamaha DTXpress IV in to the sound system of your choice, or use the headphone jack and aux in jack to practice or play along with prerecorded tunes anytime and anywhere in privacy. The DTXpress IV Special makes it all possible with better sounds than ever before!


DTXpress IV module
2 - TP65S dual-zone pads
3 - TP65 single-zone pads
1 - PCY130SC 3-zone cymbal
KP65 kick pad
HH65 hi-hat controller
Polyphony: 32-note
Voices: 427 drum & percussion, 22 keyboard/effects
Drum kits: 50 preset, 20 user
Dual voice capability
Effects: Reverb x 16 types, master EQ
Trigger setups: 7 preset, 4 user
Pad controller: snare adjust, tuning, tempo
Pad functions: drum kit
INC/DEC, Click set INC/DEC, Tempo INC/DEC, Click ON/OFF
Pad songs: Start/Stop, Chase, Cut Off, 3 simultaneous songs
Note capacity: 16,000
Note resolution: 96 PPQ
Track: 1
Songs: 3 demo, 41 practice songs, 19 pad songs, 20 user
Tempo: 30-300BPM, tap tempo
Beat 1-9
Timing: Accent, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, triplet
Click sound sets: 6 preset, 1 user
Click presets: 30
Click timer: 0-600 seconds
Trigger inputs: 8
Outputs: L/Mono, Right
Headphone jack, Aux in
MIDI out
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(113 of 118 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent drums set even for pros

By Ian Pasio

from Valencia, Ca

I'm a sessions player, who got tired of lugging my acoustic set around. I purchased this set after a lot of research. I still thought I may have to treat with kit gloves. To the contrary. I've taken this on several gigs, and this set has held up magnificently. I�ۡ���m a hard hitter, but this kit has an "Is that all you got?" attitude. Had to play with the volumes of each drum to suit my needs, but this kit FAR exceeded my expectations. If you're a pro and don�ۡ���t want to go bankrupt, it's perfect for practice and gigging. If you're a beginner, get this set. The sound is impeccable, and it will take to hard hitting rock, as easy as smooth Jazz gigs. High quality cage, and stands. Very much up to the task! Highly recommended.

(33 of 36 customers found this review helpful)


Not perfect, but still good.

By Matt

from Lake Worth, FL

I picked this set up to practice drumming. I�ۡ���ve never owned a set of real drums, due to parental objections when I was a kid, and I live in an apartment now, so if you�ۡ���re looking at this, you�ۡ���re probably in a similar boat. Either that or you want an easily transportable unit to take on gigs. In any case, with a few minor issues, I�ۡ���ve been pretty satisfied with this set. Build quality on the pads is excellent. I haven�ۡ���t had any problems with the pads missing hits. The frame isn�ۡ���t as sturdy as I�ۡ���d like it to be, and by default, I was experiencing minor crosstalk between pads during drumming. There are plenty of settings in the drum module to remedy this, however. The module comes with 50 preset drum-kits, which you can edit freely, or define your own from scratch. A number of the kits seem mostly useless as included, but they work well for trying out different sounds and deciding what you want. A few of the included kits sound very good as-is, notably the Rock kit, as well it should, being that a rock kit is what this unit is based on. Action on the pads is pretty good, with good rebound. The pads (snare, toms, hihat) are only about 8�ۡ�ݕ�_ across though, so it helps to be accurate. I would have preferred a 10�ۡ�ݕ�_ for the snare, at least. The pads are quiet enough, sounding similar to a standard practice pad when hit (perhaps slightly higher pitched). Both cymbals feature three independent strike zones and a choke, which is very nice, and very little rebound, which is appropriate. The kick pad is just wide enough to comfortably accommodate a double-bass pedal. I take personal issue with the hi-hat pad. Specifically, the rebound. It�ۡ���s built just like the tom pads, and sticks will bounce off it accordingly. It just feels weird. I plan to pick up another cymbal pad to replace it. Wish me luck on that, though, and I�ۡ���ll wish it on you. None of my local retailers carry Yamaha pads. Roland pads ~should~ be compatible, but I�ۡ���ve personally experienced troubles with them, going through two CY-8 cymbals before giving up. If you feel that you might want to expand in the future �ۡ���� add cymbals, get an accurate hi-hat replacement, and maybe a snare that looks and feels a little more like a snare �ۡ���� I�ۡ���d recommend you just bite the bullet and go for the slightly more expensive Special model. You�ۡ���ll wind up saving money, and an incredible amount of time, in the long run. As a little bonus, I figured out that you can plug these directly into a set of Guitar Hero drums, and with a little work reassigning the MIDI functions on the kit�ۡ���s module, you�ۡ���ve got yourself a great play-along practice tool. Overall, this is a great kit that I�ۡ���d recommend to anyone, but at the same time, I�ۡ���d probably recommend checking out similar Roland kits, due to the wider local availability of expansion items.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)


perfect for my needs

By Em

from davenport, ia

I needed an electronic set for practicing in my apartment, and this turned out to be the perfect solution for the money. The module has a bank of high-quality sounds, and, though it has limitless customization options, it's ready to play out of the box. Assemby takes a little bit of time, but the hardware is sturdy and very adjustable. The pads are quiet, I don't think my neighbors even know I drum. My only complaint is that the pads aren't always sensitive enough for really intricate rhythms, but this was only really an issue when trying to incorporate drum rudiments into fills. Upgrading the snare pad to something that would offer a bit more finesse would solve this issue instantly. Overall, definately worth the money. I'm satisfied, and I see myslef happy with this set for a long time.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Happy Mom!!

By New Player

from Grand Forks AFB, ND

I recieved the DTXpress IV as a Mother's Day gift and am thrilled with the set. I was able to put it together in less than 2 hours (with my kids helping...always takes a bit longer). I only had to run to the local music store to get a throne, sticks, and bass pedal and I was up and running. The set is great for learning and practicing. I would prefer the larger snare and seperate hi-hat set-up with the special Yamaha DTXpress IV, but am perfectly happy with this one. If you are looking for an easy to use, quiet drum set for practicing, learning and playing with friends then this is the set to go with! I am very happy and would have given it 5 stars if it had come with the kick pedal.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


2 kits are better than one

By Ed D.

from Richmond, Va.

I just bought this kit. I love it. Three months ago, I bought the DTXplorer. So I had to upgrade, to the DTXpress IV. What I did was put both kits together, with combining the toms, cymbals, & connecting the two racks together. I just used only one leg of the DTXplorer rack. Bought three y-cables & one 5'ft. cable for the kick. You can add up to 4 extra pads or cymbals of your choice. Had to working on, one cymbal that was cross-triggering. No big deal. Went to the module, and it took about a 60 seconds, to fix. Iwould for the price, buy this (DTXpress IV) kit. I think it sounds better than many of the Roland kit, which for a higher price. I'm happy.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing response and customization

By Alex Thees

from Dallas, Texas

I bought this kit about a week ago and I have had absolutely no problem with this kit. The placement is amazing the set up is a peace of cake and the way the pads and cymbals are set up and protected makes this a great kit! I am a very hard hitter, the response has no lag at all, there are many sweet spots on the snare, hitting the cymbals sounds like your really hitting an acoustic cymbal, and you can play along to any song. For example i play along to Breaking Benjamin and the loudest sound you can hear is the cymbals and the base in thier songs, I customized my own kit which was very easy, and now the kit blends in perfect with the song. I only wish the crash was louder but everything else works amazing! Beginner or pro get this set because the cage is strong and the pads are well protected with great response and this is bassically an amazing drum set!

(2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


ok drumset

By Brandon

from quinlan

i bought this drumset a week ago it is easy to put together and sounds good for an electric drumset but i took it back yesterday because it doesnt even compare to a acoustic drumset.

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