Bringing It All Together
Building an acoustic-electronic drum kit can be like trying to solve a puzzle that you already have some of the pieces to but don’t know exactly what else you might need to put it all together. DTX Hybrid Packs take the guesswork out of assembling a system for triggering electronic drums from any acoustic drum set. Based around the versatile DTX502 Drum Trigger Module, these packs make setting up your acoustic drums with electronic triggers and pads easier than ever.
Import Your Favorite Sounds and Songs
In addition to the 691 preset sounds, the DTX502 lets you import new samples (16-bit WAVE/AIFF format), and new songs (MIDI files) via the MusicSoft Manager app for Apple iOS devices or MusicSoft Downloader for Windows PC. Trigger custom samples with your acoustic drums and play along to your favorite MIDI songs.
Drum Pads from a Drum Company
After years of designing and manufacturing some of the world’s finest drums, Yamaha knows what it means for drums to feel good and play naturally. We designed the DTX-PAD to be the new standard in electronic drum pads, providing drummers with a pad that feels good, offers playability that is as close as possible to acoustic drums, and is exceptionally quiet. This next generation drum pad allows for true development of acoustic drumming techniques. [DTX-PAD model XP80 included with DTXHP587 and DTXHP580.]
Practice Tools that Improve your Groove
Yamaha’s popular groove tools have set the standard for educational functions that are not only easy and fun to use, but actually help you become a better drummer. The DTX502 Series has a collection of training functions including the popular Groove Check that displays whether you are playing early or late, so you can more easily correct undesirable habits. Rhythm Gate is like a drumming game that automatically mutes the sound if you playing is too far out of time, so you quickly learn to control your groove and play “in the pocket”. Practice has never been this much fun!
AUX INPUT Connection to Play Along With Your Favorite Tunes
The DTX502 includes an audio input for connecting an external music player to the module so you can play along with your favorite music, either though the main output or in your headphones to quickly master the piece you want to learn note for note.
Programmable Click Tracks with the Hi-Performance Metronome
The DTX502 is equipped with a high-performance, programmable metronome made for drummers that allows complicated rhythms and tones to be set. The metronome helps you maintain a steady rhythm, not only with a ticking sound but also with a blinking light so you can visualize the tempo as well. Moreover, there are many other useful click functions such as a built-in timer for self-timed practice sessions or stopping the click automatically after you have established the tempo.
Impressive Expandability and Upgrades
The DTX HYBRID PACKS are each expandable should you want to add more drum pads or triggers to your hybrid setup. All kinds of upgrades are possible, including support for creating a completely electronic drum kit.
USB MIDI Connection Offers More Possibilities
With the USB MIDI port you can connect the DTX502 to a computer or other MIDI devices, allowing you to record your drum performance data or as a controller of software-based sound sources such as VST instruments. With USB you can also connect to supported Apple iOS devices and enhance your experience with DTX502 Touch, MusicSoft Manager, and SongBeats.