Yamaha DTX950K

Yamaha combined their expertise in acoustic drums with our latest digital sound technology to create the new Yamaha DTX900 Series 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 our high-end digital mixers, the DTX950K 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.

DTX950K- Six-Piece Electronic Drum System with Hex Rack

Featuring Advanced DTX-PADS with new Textured Cellular Silicone head

  • New 12″ XP120S Snare Pad
  • Two 10″ XP100T and two 12″ XP120T Floor Tom Pads
  • Featuring the expandable HEXRACK System
  • Matte Chrome finished hoops for strength and looks
  • Shock-absorbing mounting system
  • Updated Kick Pad with reinforced head
  • 1,115 drum and percussion, 211 MOTIF GM melody voices
  • Onboard sampler with dedicated effects (with optional DIMM)
  • USB connectivity
  • Realistic feeling hi-hat pad with HS740A stand

Zak Bond presents Yamaha DTX950K

August 2010, Malaysia. You can find more about his kit at http://dtxdrums.yamaha.com/


Trigger ModuleDTX900
Rack SystemHXR4LD
Pad SetDTP900 (PAD SET) includes: – PCY135 (3 zone cymbal pad) x 2 – PCY155 (3 zone cymbal pad) x 1 – RHH135 (2 zone Hi-Hat pad) x 1 – KP125W – CH750 x 2 – SS662 DTP902 (PAD SET) includes: – XP120SDx 1 – XP120Tx 2 – XP100Tx 2 – CH755x 1 – HS740Ax 1




Samples1,016 (for the User Voices)
Sampling SourceAudio input signals via AUX IN/SAMPLING IN, Audio output signals via OUTPUT (Resample)
Sample Data Bits16bit
Sampling MemoryOptionally installed, expandable to 512 MB (256 MB DIMM x 2 slots) * DIMMs are not installed to the instrument when shipped from the factory.
Sample LengthMono: 32MB Stereo: 64MB
Sampling Time44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec. 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec. 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec. 5.5125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec. *Mono/Stereo
Digital Sampling Frequency44.1kHz, 22.05 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 5.5125 kHz (stereo/mono)
Sampling FormatDTX900 Original format, WAV, AIFF

Tone generator

Tone GeneratorAWM2
Maximum Polyphony64 notes
Wave205MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
VoicesPreset: 1,115 drum voices, 211 melody voices (GM)
EffectsReverb 9 types Chorus 19 types Variation 51 types (Drum Kit) Insertion 51 types (AUX IN/SAMPLING IN) Master Effect 9 types Master EQ 5 bands
Drum kitsPreset: 50 kits User: 50 kits (in the Flash ROM) External: 1584 kits (or 99 x 16, in the external USB storage device)


Trigger SetupPreset: 9 User: 5
Pad songsplay, chase, cutoff 4 songs (max.) can be played simultaneously.


Note CapacityApprox. 152,000 notes
Note Resolution480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Song recording typeReal time
Song tracks2 tracks
SongsDemo: 3 songs Practice: 44 songs Pad song: 40 songs User: 50 songs
Sequence formatsDTX900 Original Format, SMF format 0


Tempo30 – 300 , Tap tempo
Beat1/4 – 16/4, 1/8 – 16/8, 1/16 – 16/16
TimingAccent, Quarter note, Eighth note, Sixteenth note, Triplet
Click VoicesPreset: 8 User: 1
Training FunctionsMeasure break, Groove check, Rhythm gate


Display240 x 64 dot graphic backlit LCD, 7-segment LED (3-digit)
Connectors– MIDI IN/OUT – USB TO DEVICE/TO HOST – OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack) – DIGITAL OUT (EIAJ CP1201, IEC60958, S/P DIF) – INDIVIDUAL OUTPUT 1 – 6 (standard phone jack) – Trigger Input jacks 1 – 9, 12 – 15 (Standard stereo phone jack, L: Trigger Signal, R: Rim Switch) – Trigger Input jacks 10 and 11 (Standard stereo phone jack, L: Trigger Signal, R: Trigger Signal) – AUX IN/SAMPLING IN (Standard stereo phone jack) – PHONES (Standard stereo phone jack) – HI-HAT CONTROL (Standard stereo phone jack) – DC IN 16V
Power Consumption18W

Source: http://usa.yamaha.com


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