In this video from NAMM 2015, Yamaha Drums’ Jim Haler explains how the company’s new apps will further its hybrid kit concept, which combines electronics and acoustic drums.

Yamaha has developed iPhone and iPad apps to control the electronic modules for its DTX400 and DTX502 modules. The apps are designed to make controlling the modules easier, more user friendly, and more fun and exciting.

In an effort to help customers build their own hybrid kits, Yamaha has put together three “one box solutions” to make adding electronics to an acoustic kit easier. Yamaha’s hybrid kit concept is offered in three packages at three different price levels.

The entry-level option comes with the DTX502 module, a pad, triggers for a kick and snare, mounting hardware, and cables. The next level up includes everything in the base package plus a DTX three-zone silicone pad.

The top level is referred to as a “one SKU solution” and includes a five-piece Stage Custom Birch shell pack, 700 series hardware package, 502 module, 700 series single-zone pad, a DTX three-zone pad, triggers for kick and snare, and all cables and clamps—everything the customer needs for a complete hybrid setup.

The NAMM Show 2015, a trade-only event for the music products industry, was held January 22-25  in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For information on NAMM 2015 visit the official NAMM website here. For more on Yamaha visit their website here.

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