Yamaha Debuts DTX700 and DTX900 Series Electronic Drum Kits with Expanded Sound Libraries
ANAHEIM (January 21, 2016) - Continuing to set the standard for electronic drums in both sound quality and playability, Yamaha announced the latest additions to the company’s DTX700 series models – the DTX720K and DTX760K – as well as new DTX900 series models, the DTX920K and DTX920HWK.
Each of these new electronic drum kits has the features that drummers demand and is built on the legacy of the popular DTX 700 and 900 series families. As one of the most requested features, Yamaha adds larger DTX pads to deliver a more natural playing surface. These kits also feature the new KP100 kick pad, exclusive 3-zone DTX pads, and a new DTX700 Touch app for iOS devices. The app is available as a free download providing easy, intuitive operation and a better overall playing experience for all levels of drummers.
The new DTX Series drum kits respond to the needs of studio and live performance drummers by providing the unique ability to import your own sounds and, with the groove tools exercises, challenge and develop your playing skills at any level of expertise – from students to professionals.
"It’s as much about the feel of the kits as it is the features of the entire DTX Series system," said Steven Fisher, marketing manager, drums, Yamaha Corporation of America. "What we’ve done is to make the best quality electronic drums even more player-friendly for more drummers, and with more new features.".
Both the DTX700 and 900 Series kits come with a vast and deep assortment of sounds including the signature Yamaha acoustic drums sounds, world percussion, electronic drum, and sound effects. All DTX kits are supported by Yamaha’s new website ( www.YamahaDTX.com ) that gives DTX users a resource for all things DTX, including free kit and sound downloads, product and artist news, videos and an enthusiastic community of users with whom to engage.
The DTX720K and DTX760K simplify the user setup with a compact, easy-to-operate system that elevates the company’s already hugely successful series to a new level of performance enjoyment. The DTX920K and DTX920HWK bring Yamaha flagship features and expressiveness in at an attractive price point for the most demanding applications including the live stage, recording studio, worship, school or home use. The DTX920HWK option is available that puts the kit on Yamaha 800 Series drum hardware for easy transportation with an acoustic look and greater flexibility.
Pricing and Availability
Yamaha DTX720K (MSRP: $3,499 USD), DTX760K (MSRP: $4,399 USD), and DTX920K/DTX920HWK (MSRP: $5,749 USD) Electronic Drum Kits will ship in January 2016.
For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2016 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 21-24, 2016, or http://4wrd.it/YAMAHADTX