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New Yamaha DTX550K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX550K

Yamaha DTX550K Digital Drum Kit

The new Yamaha DTX550K electronic drum set brings the power of DTX drums to anyone. The DTX550K incorporates Yamaha’s new 10” DTX-PAD for the snare, real-hi-hat trigger and stand, plus three-zone cymbals.

The compact configuration of the DTX550K is centered on the Snare, Hi-Hat and Ride Cymbal, three of the core components of any drum kit. With an amazing feel and a diverse array of functions, the DTX550K comes with an impressive range of sounds that make it an ideal choice, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage.

As the focal point of the drum kit, the DTX550K features a newly-developed DTX-PAD Snare, the “XP100SD”. In developing this drum pad Yamaha set out to do more than just offer a drum head that plays like an acoustic drum. Yamaha worked with top musicians to find out exactly how the feel of a drum encourages a drummer to keep playing. The DTX-PAD is the result of this collaboration, and features a “Textured Cellular Silicone Head” with an air bubble configuration optimized to give it the perfect response for continuous play and subtle stickwork.

Click here to view the Yamaha DTX550K video.

Yamaha DTX550K Features:

  • New XP100S 10” 3-zone snare pad
  • RHH135 2-zone real hi-hat pad
  • PCY155 3-zone ride cymbal pad
  • PCY135 3-zone crash cymbal pad
  • KP65 kick pad
  • DTX500 Drum Trigger Module
  • 427 drum and percussion, 22 melody voices
  • 50 Preset/20 user drum kits
  • MIDI OUT
  • Genuine Yamaha HS650A hi-hat stand
  • Featuring RS85A aluminum rack system
  • Bass drum pedal not included

New Yamaha Keyboards At Winter NAMM 2010

Yamaha will introduce several new keyboards and digital pianos at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California this January. Scheduled for an April 2010 release are the PSRE423 portable keyboard and the DD45 digital drum.

The Yamaha YDPV240 Arius digital piano is scheduled for a March 2010 release, and the new YDP141YDP161 and P95will ship in June. In July we can expect to see the YDP181DGX640C and DGX640W keyboards.

For additional information about these and other Yamaha keyboards, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Yamaha DTK900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha has combined their expertise in acoustic drums with their latest digital sound technology to create the new Yamaha DTX900 Electronic Drum System. Yamaha designed its innovative new DTX-PAD featuring a Textured Cellular Silicone (TCS) head with input from the company’s legendary stable of drum artists.

Utilizing sound technology from the highly acclaimed Motif XS and DSP effects from their high-end digital mixers, the DTX900K Drum Trigger Module has professional sounds that bring your drumming to life. The DTX900 Series lets you express yourself without thinking about the fact you are playing electronic drums, but it has all the advantages of a completely digital system.

For quiet practice, playing live or as a controller for VST instruments, the revolutionary new T.C.S. head’s playability and feel combined with Yamaha’s acclaimed digital sound technology, make the Yamaha DXT900 Series Electronic Drums the one to beat.

For more information on the Yamaha DTK900 Electronic Drums, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Yamaha DTX Multi 12 Percussion Pad

Multi 12 Drum Pad

Multi 12 Drum Pad

Yamaha has recently announced the DTX Multi 12, an electronic drum pad that features 12 trigger pads in a compact split-level configuration and includes 1,249 drum, percussion and effects sounds.

The Yamaha Multi 12 uses the sound technology of the highly acclaimed Motif and DTXTREME III, and will expand any drummer’s playing style with unlimited inspiration. The DTX MULTI 12 also has the ability to load digital samples for endless sound possibilities and rhythmic patterns in MULTIple styles that can be triggered from the pads.

The Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12 has many applications. It’s perfect for the acoustic drummer looking to add electronics to their kit, the hand percussionist who needs a full palette of percussion instruments in a versatile self-contained unit, or as a percussion controller for a producer in a recording studio. It’s a great solution for anyone looking to add top-notch percussion sounds and rhythms to their music.

For more information on Yamaha electronic drums, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Alesis DM10 Pro Electronic Drum Set

Alesis DM10

Alesis DM10

The Alesis DM10 Pro Electronic Drum Kit is the product of extensive research and development efforts. Based around the completely new DM10 sound module, the DM10 Pro Kit features Alesis’ RealHead drum pads, SURGE Cymbals made of real cymbal alloy and an ErgoRack mounting system.

The new drum-sound module enables players to load new sound sets via USB connection from their computer. Alesis has established a partnership with FXpansion, to develop custom sound sets for the new DM10 Pro Kit.

Drummers will immediately notice the DM10 module’s outstanding sound quality. This new drum sound module contains true drum, cymbal and percussion sounds built from real samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. Drummers will find some of the most in-demand acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum brands, a huge arsenal of top producers’ go-to snare drums, real American, Canadian, Chinese, and Turkish cymbals, and electronic beat-machine sounds that have fueled the biggest hit records.

For additional information on Alesis products, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Alesis SR18 – New Drum Machine

The new Alesis SR18 drum machine follows in the tradition of its ancestor the SR16. The SR-18 is loaded with cutting-edge drum kits, electronic drums, hits, and up-to-date percussion sounds for any modern drummer. From hip-hop, to country and everything in-between, the Alesis SR18 has you covered.

The integrated effects engine includes Reverb, EQ and Compression for customizing the sounds to your liking. Since the SR18 can be powered by AC or batteries, it ensures that whenever you need to lay down a groove, you’re fully-equipped.  The Alesis SR18 drum machine will be available in the second quarter of 2008.

Alesis Performance Pad – Digital Drum Pad

Alesis has introduced the Performance Pad tabletop and kit mountable drum pads with a built-in drum machine. Performance Pad features 233 drum sounds from the Alesis SR-16 percussion module, 50 Presets and 50 User definable drum kits. A large LCD display is included with an easy-to-navigate interface that Alesis believe will reduce configuration time and increase playing time.

The Alesis Performance Pad is a really great practice and performance instrument. For the first time, percussionists can have great drum sounds, incredibly responsive pad performance and a compact footprint size at a breakthrough price.

Alesis includes inputs for a bass drum pedal, hi-hat pedal, and a Line-level input to connect a CD Player, iPod, computer, or other audio device so that percussionists can play along with nearly any recorded mix. Built-in rhythm patterns are also included to complement playing.

Performance Pad comes with 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads that utilize Alesis’ Dynamic Articulation technology to add nuance to the feel of every drum hit. In addition, there are industry-standard mounting holes on the bottom for easy attachment to an existing drum kit rack.

The 24-bit, high-quality headphone output on the Performance Pad insures a no-compromise playback experience without disturbing others while connection to keyboards and sound modules is made simple thanks to the integrated MIDI output.

The Alesis Performance Pad will be available in late 2007.

Yamaha DD65 Digital Drum

Yamaha continues to blur the lines between technology, creativity and musical fun with the debut of the DD65 Digital Drum, the latest addition to the line of Yamaha DD Series digital electronic drum machines.

The Yamaha DD65 has a number of built-in features that will appeal to the beginner, the casual musician or even the serious player, regardless of age. Highlights include a new streamlined design and eight touch-sensitive drum pads that can be played with drumsticks or the hands, providing endless options for expressive performance.

The ultra-realistic sonic palette includes 50 pre-programmed drum kits, 100 pre-set songs, Master EQ, reverb and 230 voices – including a number of orchestral and “world” percussion sounds – that can be assigned to any pad. A “hand percussion mode” brings both the sounds and the feel of international percussion to your fingertips (literally), and adds even more realism when playing with the hands. Users can record up to five original songs (up to 10,000 notes) and view song information on the LED display.

The DD65 electronic drums can be enjoyed through the onboard, bass-ported stereo speakers, or through the privacy of headphones. The package also includes drum sticks and a pair of foot pedals that can be assigned to kick drum, high hat, or any other voice. AUX IN, personal USB MIDI and General MIDI I/O connections allow the DD65 to interface with computers or other MIDI-compatible instruments, and allow the user to download up to 373k bytes of song data from the Internet.

Despite its compact, lightweight size and super simple user interface, the DD65 is not a toy – it’s a serious musical instrument, and a springboard to musical creativity. The Yamaha DD65 operates on six size C batteries, or AC adaptor.

For additional information on Yamaha products, visit the musical instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Roland HD 1 – New V Drums Digital Drum Set

The new Roland HD 1 V-Drum Lite digital drum kit is forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it’s much simpler to use. The HD1 is also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed kick beater, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. The Roland HD-1 is also conveniently compact and stylish — perfect for every home, school, or studio, and it’s priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1’s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport, and for a clean look. Just take it out of the box and play.

The HD-1 is equipped with an external input for connecting CD-players, iPods, and other audio devices. Jam along with your favorite songs, and control the blend of music and your live drumming through headphones or an amplifier. The Roland HD 1 will be available in late July 2007.

Happy New Year!

As the year comes to a close, all of us here at Andy’s Music want to thank our customers for their continued support, and to wish you and your family a very holy, happy, and prosperous new year.

With the beginning of a new year, musical instrument manufacturers announce new products that will be introduced at this years NAMM (National Assoc. Of Music Merchants) Show in Anaheim, California. Here are a few new products from Yamaha.

The new Yamaha Motif XS synthesizer series includes the Motif XS8, XS7, and XS6 synthesizers. The Motif XS series features Xpanded Articulation sounds, Performance Recording with 4 intelligent arpeggiators, and a new large color LCD. They will be available in April 2007.

Yamaha also announced a new addition to the Motif series, the MM6 “Mini Mo”. It features sounds from the Motif, but it also has the quick edit knobs and arpeggios to control them. The MM6 lets you jam over the top of the street-smart grooves with layered or split sounds in Performance mode. It also has an onboard sequencer, USB connectivity, and comes bundled with Cubase software. Plug in, turn on, and jam all night! Available soon.

Continuing with keyboard announcements, there is a new arranger workstation keyboard called PSR-S500. The Yamaha PSRS500 has category buttons for Voices and Styles, USB storage and gives you more control over the Styles, including four sections with fills, and three intros/endings. Available January 2007.

The Yamaha Pro Audio Division announced a new portable PA system, the STAGEPAS 500. The Yamaha STAGEPAS 500 portable pa systems offers performance well beyond its size and complexity. The powered mixer can accept up to ten inputs including microphones, keyboards, CD players, and even PC audio can easily be accommodated. Other features include phantom power for condenser microphones, switchable compressor/limiters, and two 250-watt digital power amplifiers. Available soon.

Yamaha also announced three new electronic drums, the DTXPRESSIV Special, DTXPRESSIV, and the new DD65. The Yamaha DTXPRESSIV Special digital drum set features an all-new voice bank with samples of Yamaha’s most popular drums including the Oak Custom and Maple Custom. It is equally at home in the studio or on the stage, and features 50 preset and 20 user kits, 427 drum and 22 keyboard voices, 3-zone snare pad with controller knob, and programmable click with Groove Check and Rhythm Gate. Available January 2007.

The Yamaha DTXPRESSIV Standard digital drum set is essentially the same as the Special, but has a different snare pad, hi hat pedal, and one less cymbal pad. The Yamaha DD65 digital drum is and updated version of the DD55, and features touch sensitive pads, an AUX IN for playing along with an MP3 player, built-in ported speakers, and a USB computer connection. Available July 2007.

A trio of very affordable electronic keyboards was also introduced: PSRE213, PSRE313, and EZ200. All feature 61-keys, while only the Yamaha PSR-E313 and EZ200 have touch sensitive keys. The EZ200 is a lighted key keyboard, similar to the EZ150 and EZ250i.