Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Special Set V2

An all-new set of voices makes this the best sounding DTXPRESS kit yet. The Special version shares the same module as the Standard, but has a larger snare pad and more cymbals with our real hi hat pad. With the new learning tools in the module you have the ideal electronic drum kit for practice, teaching, or gigging around town.

50 Preset drum kits
An all-new set of voices, using larger files make the DXPIVSP the best sounding DTXPRESS kit yet. With input from our artists, we have programmed 50 great sounding preset kits built using samples our most popular acoustic kits. Oak Custom, Maple Custom, Beech Custom, Recording Custom, as well as a wide selection of ready-to-play kits ideal for any musical situation.

427 Drum and Percussion voices
Inside the box, there is a great selection of high-quality voices that you can use to build 20 custom kits for when you want to think “outside the box”. There are lots of acoustic drums to choose from, as well as percussion instruments from around the world. You will also find some killer special effects voices that take away any limits on your creativity.

22 keyboard voices
The DXPIV module has 22 keyboard voices that you can trigger from the pads. This allows you to trigger melodic patterns or program melodic loops into the on-board sequencer that you can use as part of your live performance.

Great feeling pads
The pads on the DXPIVSP have natural rebound and great dynamic response so you will be able to get express all of your musical ideas. The special kit has a three-zone snare with pad controller that lets you make snare tension adjustments, change the pitch, or alter the tempo of a sequence that you are playing to. There are three toms, one three-zone crash, one mono crash, and one three zone ride. The cymbal pads are round, and have a natural swing and rebound for realistic feel. The hi hat pad mounts to a real hi hat stand (that’s included with the kit), and responds much like an acoustic hi hat. The kick tower feels very much like an acoustic kick, and will accept a double pedal. When you want to expand, you can split the tom and kick inputs to add more pads.

On-board sequencer
The DXPIV has a built in sequencer that allows you to record your performance in real time. There are 44 prerecorded full-length songs and 19 pad songs to play along with, and 20 user songs that you can use to record your own loops, songs or patterns. You can mute the drum part so that you can play without a drum track, or you can also mute the rhythm track to play along with only a bass line. To give you even more musical choices, you can plug your CD or MP3 player into the AUX IN of the module and play along with your favorite music.

Programmable click
The module has a programmable metronome that can play subdivisions of quarter, eighth, sixteenth, or triplets. You can control the volume of each subdivision to give the patterns a different feel. The metronome has 30 user patterns that you can save so you can recall patterns that you use frequently for teaching or practice. The click also has a feature we call Rhythm Gate that will mute the drum voices if you are out of time with the click.

Athanasios Tsoukas presenting the Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Special

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The DTXPRESS IV features a comprehensive selection of acoustic drum sounds including new audio waveforms of our acclaimed Oak Customs Series drums, along with a variety of percussion sounds, effects, and more are found in an expansive sound library that spans 427 voices. An AWM 2 tone generator delivers tone so natural and realistic that it will have your imagination running wild. 50 preset drum kits use a variety of different sounds to cover styles like rock, jazz, reggae, funk, Latin, and much more. And there is also memory supplied for 20 user kits so you can create and save your own original drum kits.


Yamaha’s 3-zone snare, ride cymbal, and crash pads are designed to produce up to three different voices, each from a different part of the pad. The snare pad in the Special Set is designed with a pad controller that gives you control over parameters like snare adjustment, pitch, etc., giving you playability that comes extremely close to that of an acoustic drum.


The way they feel, the way they play, the way they respond, it’s all so close to acoustic drums. And all of that great sound and playability can be enjoyed in private, because the rubber pads keep actual sound output to a minimum. The rack system offers flexible pad placement and rock-solid stability while being compact and light weight. The DTXPRESS IV-its performance is nothing less than brilliant, and it excels in both practice and live situations.


The DTXPRESS IV also features the same precision metronome system that received high acclaim when introduced in the DTXPLORER. The multi-beat metronome offers fine-tuning of subdivision beats, and individual voice and pitch settings for subdivision click sounds. Groove Check function, tap function, and rhythm gate function, which only allows notes played in time to be produced, are included and feature easy, normal, and pro-grade level settings. New to these great training functions is the Challenge Mode, which automatically adjusts the level setting to help you excel in your training. The built-in sequencer’s 44 internal songs are great for sharpening your rhythm skills. You can mute the drum part and play along with the song, or mute everything but the bass part (Bass Solo function) and play along with just the bass part. You can also record your own performance data in real time and then listen to the playback. 19 pad songs are also included.


The DTXPRESS IV features an excellent selection of Yamaha acoustic drum samples including new audio waveforms of Yamaha Oak Series acoustic drums that deliver powerful tone with a solid fundamental. The unit is also compatible with 3-zone pads and pad controller functions, giving it greater expressive power and playability. A large LED dis- play makes viewing information, such as tempo or modes, easy to see at a glance.


– AUX IN With a CD, MP3, or other audio player connected to this jack, you can play along with your favorite recordings. (Drum parts cannot be muted on audio recordings.) – MIDI OUT Transmit drum performance as MIDI data to an external device.

DTXP4 – Snake Cable Makes Setup Easy

Optimal cable lengths between the module and pads keep the wiring neat. Pad names are labeled on the plug ends for quick and easy wiring.

PCY155 (Special Set), PCY135 (Standard Set) Cymbal Pad (3-zone)

DTX Series offers a choice of 15″ and 13″ cymbal pads. Both sizes have the 3-zone structure in which each area of the pad, edge and bell produces a different tone. The natural “vibration” of the live cymbal sound can be faith-fully reproduced.

RHH135 Hi-Hat Pad (Dual-zone) (Special Set)

This hi-hat pad design attaches to a standard hi-hat stand. Inside of the pad is a sensor system and built-in hi-hat clutch that feels,realistic when pressed. The RHH130 also features a dual zone design consisting of pad and edge sections that offer greater dynamic realism. The pad can also produce a foot splash.

TP100 Drum Pad (3-zone) (Special Set) -1

This 10″ pad is a 3-zone type that can be mounted on a tom clamp. The pad’s rim is divided into 2 zones that, when plugged into a 3-zone input, lets you play both open and closed rim-shot sounds in addition to the head. Each zone can also be assigned to trigger any 3 voices you choose.

TP65S Drum Pad (3-zone) (Standard Set)

Don’t let the compact size of the TP65S mislead you. Its 3-zone design lets you play head, open rim shot, and closed rim shot sounds all from the same pad. Authentic feel and excellent playability make it perfect for use as a snare pad, but it excels as a hi-hat pad as well.

TP65 Drum Pad (Single-zone)

This compact 8.5″ single-zone pad is easy to play and offers a feel and rebound that is very close to an acoustic drum.

KP65 Kick Pad

Large rubber pad is big enough for a double foot pedal setup. Plays quietly with very natural feel.

HH65 Hi-Hat Controller (Standard Set)

Foot pedal can produce a full range of hi-hat effects such as full open, full closed, half open, and foot splash.

RS85 Rack System (Special Set)

The RS85 ships with the DTXPRESS IV Special Set. It is very stable yet folds for compact storage. The stand features a CL940A ball clamp that allows total freedom of snare pad positioning.

RS70 Rack System (Standard Set)

A hi-hat pad attaches to this rack system that is designed for use with the Standard Set. Its compact design is highly durable.

TP100 Drum Pad (3-zone) (Special Set) -2

Also featured is an easy-to-adjust pad controller placed within easy reach to provide easy control over snare adjustment and tuning.

Special Set & Standard Set

“Special Set configuration” – DTXP4 (Trigger Module) – RS85 (Rack System) – DTP4K2SP (Pad Set) *Foot pedal not included. *Wiring not shown. “Standard Set configuration” – DTXP4 (Trigger Module) – RS70 (Rack System) – DTP4K2STD (Pad Set) *Foot pedal and seat (FPDS2) not included. *Wiring not shown.


Trigger ModuleDTXP4
Rack SystemRS85
Pad SetDTP4K2SP (Pad Set) Includes :- TP65 (Single-zone Pad) x3- TP100 (3-zone Pad) x1- PCY155 (3-zone Cymbal Pad) x1- PCY135 (3-zone Cymbal Pad) x2- KP65 (Kick Pad) x1- RHH135 (Real Hi-Hat Pad) x1- HS650 (Hi-Hat Stand) x1



Tone generator

Tone GeneratorAWM2
Maximum Polyphony32 Notes
Voices449 Voices/427 Drum, Percussion Voices, 22 Keyboard Voices
EffectsReverb 19 Types, Master EQ
Drum kits50 Preset, 20 User


Trigger Setup7 Presets, 4 User
Pad songsStart/Stop, Chase, Cut Off3 songs (max.) can be played simultaneously.
Pad ControllerSnare Adjustment, Tuning, Tempo
Pad FunctionsDrum Kit INC/DEC, Click Set INC/DEC, Tempo INC/DEC, Click ON/OFF


Note CapacityApprox. 16,000 notes
Note Resolution96 parts per quarter note
Song recording typeReal Time
Song tracks1
Songs3 Demo Songs, 41 Training Songs, 19 Pad Songs, 20 User Songs


Tempo30~300/min, Tap Tempo Function
TimingAccent, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, Triplet
Click Sound Sets30
Click Timer0–600 seconds (in 30-second steps)
Training FunctionsMeasure Break, Groove Check, Rhythm Gate Function


Display16 Characters x 2 Lines Backlit LCD, 3-Digit 7-Segment LED
ConnectorsTrigger Input Jack 1, 5, 6, 7 (Standard Stereo Phone Jack L: Trigger, R: Rim Switch), Trigger Input 2/10, 3/11, 4/12, 8/9 (Standard Stereo Phone Jack L: Trigger, R: Trigger) Hi-Hat Controller Jack, OUTPUT L/MONO R Jack(Standard Phone Jack), PHONES (Standard Stereo Phone Jack), AUX IN Jack (Stereo Mini Jack), MIDI OUT, DC IN
Power SupplyDC12V
Power Consumption13.0 W
AccessoriesAC Adapter (PA-3C)

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