Yamaha makes great gear. Period. When it comes to drums—specifically electronics—the company always succeeds in delivering high-quality products to keep you inspired to practice and play to your maximum potential.

The DTX6 series of electronic drumsets comprises three different configurations that serve drummers at every level with an easy-to-use, professional-quality instrument for quiet practice, rehearsal, recording, or performance. The kit we received for review—the DTX6K3-X—is the flagship model in this series. Let’s take a closer look at what this drumset has to offer.

The Module

The centerpiece of all three DTX6 drumsets is the DTX-PRO module. This module comes loaded with natural and electronic drum sounds, including acoustic samples recorded by top studio drummers in world-famous studios. These samples include authentic room ambience that provides a more realistic playing experience. There is room to store up to 230 kits, and the module contains 30 presets that range from perfectly mixed acoustic sets to highly processed electronics and ethnic percussion. For me, the natural rock sounds of the first preset and the bop kit’s ambient jazz tones are all I need for daily practice, while the electronic kits provided a great starting point for building live loops based on classic drum-machine samples.

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