Music Gear Review: Platinum Samples Accent Ocean Way Drums
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Accent downloads with over 6GB of drum samples. There are four full kits with crash, splash, China and ride cymbals plus four bonus kick and snare drums. I liked that you get all the realism of an actual studio drum recording with this collection.
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Written by Daniel East It may be difficult to get over being skeptical about digital drum kits — and it was — until a friend, and well-known performer, recommended and, in fact, insisted investigating the Yamaha DTX His point was simply that they are not like anything else on the market and that playing them would remove any skepticism.
As a drummer, audio engineer, and a technology writer, the mission was to be impressed. Yamaha was able to do something that no other similar product to this point was able to do.
The DTX has an incredibly durable feel, tactile appeal and outstanding build quality that holds up to the most aggressive playing allowing finesse and sensitivity down to a proper buzz roll, or for any style of drumming in between. The DTX will make any drummer want to spend more time playing. It is responsive to each stroke without feeling too bouncy and feels more intuitive physically. For the first time with this type of product, this kit does not feel like an advanced toy or a tech gadget.
Without question, this is a professional quality product for any drummer who wants or needs electronic drums. There is so much capability, both built-in and with expansion, that adds to the value of this product. What you get is nearly limitless possibilities, capabilities, and usability that is a lot of fun to play. Once you realize the standard Yamaha method of assembly, it all easily comes together.
Be sure that you have a lot of space in your setup area to accommodate both the kit and the packaging once they are unpacked. Of course, some adjustments will be necessary as you get comfortable, but a little fine-tuning of the placement feels like any great drum kit when it is time to play.
First, and most noticeably, is the inch DTX snare pad. This textured silicone pad has more density and resistance than the tom pads making it feel more like an acoustic snare head than the practice pad feel of other brands. The bounce is more reflective, but ghost notes and buzz to open rolls are audibly responsive. Side-stick hits to the edge of the pad have a good feel, as well. The pitch and sensitivity are easily adjustable for the pad and the DTXK control module to fine-tune the response to your playing style.
The point at which the sensitivity changes to a tighter sounding sample can be a hairline of difference. Taking a little extra time to make the adjustment may be worthwhile, but depends on your style of playing and attack. The pad set also includes two inch rack toms and two inch floor toms, as well as three cymbal pads with three zones. The feel of these pads is surprisingly responsive and, the ride cymbal bell attack works well, but has a bit of resistance.
Adjusting the hi-hat sounds for slight or tight closed sounds is great, but it does take a few steps to navigate through the settings to make changes.
The kick drum pad is incredibly responsive offering both enough resistance with attack as it does stomp and feel. Although there is no kick drum pedal included, a Yamaha C or D pedal give you great stability and feel. If you are not familiar with adjusting the parameters of these features, you may want to do a bit of homework to get the most from their capabilities. Again, Listening to the output as you make changes, then saving your configuration to the user set, will make a huge difference.
Plugging in a music player to perform with DrumFun tracks was incredible with the DTX in that the volume did not need to be excessive. Playing was possible for extended periods at lower volumes with less fatigue to the hands and, of course, the ears.
You will definitely want the low-end and warmth of these types of products, but it is a matter of personal preference. Clearly, the DTX can be great for live performance, as well, if your situation is appropriate for an electronic kit and, like in the studio; there is a lot of capability here. The sequencer is 2-track in real-time and does a more than adequate job for most drumming needs. The drum sound presets included are fairly standard and setup in a basic configuration so playing is possible immediately after setting up the kit; however, adjusting the sensitivity, gain and pitch to preference is a bit of hit or miss.
This is the most realistic sound and feel, right out of the boxes, of any digital drum kit to date. It is more than just fun to play; it makes you want to play more and helps with accuracy. Given their price point, taking the extra steps of adding the memory expansion and Ocean Way Drums samples is well worth the extra cost. The tactile response, bounce, and feel are surprisingly excellent from the pads for every style of playing imaginable.
The DTX is perfect for smaller studios, home use, and as a learning tool. This is the one. Yamaha raises the bar well beyond the reach of its competitors. Was this drummer, engineer, and writer impressed? By Jim Dalrymple and Dave Mark.
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Written by Daniel East It may be difficult to get over being skeptical about digital drum kits — and it was — until a friend, and well-known performer, recommended and, in fact, insisted investigating the Yamaha DTX His point was simply that they are not like anything else on the market and that playing them would remove any skepticism. As a drummer, audio engineer, and a technology writer, the mission was to be impressed. Yamaha was able to do something that no other similar product to this point was able to do. The DTX has an incredibly durable feel, tactile appeal and outstanding build quality that holds up to the most aggressive playing allowing finesse and sensitivity down to a proper buzz roll, or for any style of drumming in between. The DTX will make any drummer want to spend more time playing.
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