After making acoustic drums for more than 40 years and acquiring deep and highly detailed knowledge of drums in the process, Yamaha has developed the DTX-PAD, an 8-inch electronic snare and tom drum pad with a realistic feel. The drum head is made of TCS (textured cellular silicone), and uses a free-floating construction for increased sensitivity that virtually eliminates cross talk. When we were developing this pad, we had it evaluated repeatedly by the world's top drummers. The detailed sense of perfection of these drummers is reflected in this drum pad. As a result, this drum pad performs superbly. At the same time, it is fantastically quiet. Its excellent feel and quietness make it ideal for home use. The pad is divided into 3 zones and supports open rimshots and closed rimshots. In addition, you can assign different voices to different zones. This makes highly original performances possible. For example, you can create an acoustic drum sound when you hit the head area, a cowbell sound when you hit the open rim area, and a loop sound when you hit the closed rim area.