Yamaha is now offering all-in-one acoustic/electronic hybrid drumset packs for drummers who want to take advantage of the growing trend of combining acoustic and electronic elements into one self-contained drumkit.
The DTX502 Hybrid pack consists of a five-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drumset with Yamaha 700 Series hardware, a DTX502 module, two acoustic drum triggers, and two electronic drum pads: the TP70 (7″ single-zone) and the XP80 (8″ three-zone). The pack also includes cables for the triggers and clamps and mounts to affix the electronic components to the acoustic set. The redesigned Stage Custom Birch drumset consists of all-birch shells and is said to deliver punch with a focused tone.
Three other packs, for use by drummers who already own an acoustic drumset, include all of the electronic add-ons required to take advantage of the benefits that a hybrid kit offers, including the ability to create sound layers, import user sounds, and trigger samples souds from their acoustic snare and kick. The system is expandable up to twelve pads. Free Yamaha iOS apps, including the DTX502 Touch, enhance the value of the DTX502 module and offer tools to improve drumming skills. All of the packs include a DTX502 module, two acoustic drum triggers, and one or two electronic drum pads, plus cables and mounting hardware. The HP570 comes with one TP70 single-zone pad, the HP580 includes one XP80 three-zone DTX-PAD, and the HP587 features both TP70 and XP80 pads.
The DTX502 Hybrid Pack with acoustic drumset lists for $2,600, the DTXHP570 for $660, the DTXHP580 for $990, and the DTXHP587 for $1,150.
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