Congratulations on your purchase of DTXPRESS IV STANDARD w/2 extra PCY135. This guide will help you setup the additional trigger pads for optimum performance.
*A Note on the extra cymbals: The PCY135 is the newest 3-zone cymbal trigger and offers a more natural playing surface for the cymbal voices. It is also choke-able 360-degrees around. For this reason, it is recommended that you use the PCY135 on the Crash1 and Ride trigger inputs. The wide felt goes on the top of the trigger.
There are three steps required when adding extra triggers to DTXPRESS IV:
1. Mount the trigger pads to the rack. 2. Connect the cables to the module. 3. Create a USER TRIGGER setup and STORE it to the User Trigger memory.
MOUNTING THE TWO ADDITIONAL TRIGGERS TO THE RS-70 RACK
The placement of the triggers is up to you – use the following examples as a suggestion. For the first extra cymbal (crash2), loosen the pipe supporting Tom3, and slide one of the clamp assemblies from the CYAT65 onto the pipe. Reattach the pipe and mount the cymbal stand to the clamp. Mount the extra PCY pad to the stand using the supplied cymbal stopper. For the second extra cymbal (pad10, 11 or 12), mount the other clamp assembly to the vertical pipe of the left leg assembly. This will allow you to place the CYAT65 horizontally, which you can position so the cymbal acts as a center splash. Mount the pad using the cymbal stopper.
CONNECT THE CABLES TO THE MODULE
Connect the cable from the cymbal on the Tom3 pipe to the PAD input on the KP65 kick tower (for crash2). For the other cymbal, you will need to use the (supplied) splitter adapter in one of the Tom inputs. Insert the adapter into the module on any Tom input and connect the Tom pad to the TIP side and the cable from the extra cymbal to the RING side. Decide which input to split based on your needs; pad 10 is usually a China cymbal, pad11 usually a Splash, and pad 12 is a percussion sound. You can program whatever DTXPRESS IV voice you wish in any User Kit.
CREATE A USER TRIGGER SETUP
Press and hold [SHIFT] + [DRUMKIT] to enter Trigger settings. On TRG1 page select “STD Med”. Press [>] button and on TRG2 set both new triggers to Type=PCY2. STORE your new trigger setup to a User location. If you are having problems with cross-talk (accidental triggering) please refer to the full guide on page 2 of this document. It discusses in detail how to adjust TRIGGER settings to eliminate cross talk between pads.
Enjoy your new DTXPRESS IV!
Product Specialist – Yamaha Drums
TRIGGER SETTING TIPS FOR DTXPRESS IV
The ability to set the response of connected trigger pads for maximum performance is included in the DTXPRESS
IV on the pages of TRIGGER setup mode. Let’s take a closer look…
The DTXPRESS IV module comes with 7 PRESET trigger setups and 4 USER trigger setups. Setups are global, affecting trigger pad performance on all kits. By default, the DXP4 module is set for preset trigger setup number [1 :SP Med] which is the setting for DTXPRESS IV SPecial pads with medium sensitivity levels. Preset number [2 :SP Dyna] and [3 :SP Easy] are also for the SPecial pads, with 2 having increased dynamic range and 3 having limited dynamic range making it easy to hear sound without striking too hard. Make sense?
If you have a DTXPRESS IV STANDARD kit, trigger setup number [4 :STD Med], [5 :STD Dyna] and [6 :STD Easy] work the same way. Use these setups as starting points when customizing trigger settings for your particular setup.
Setup # [7: DT10/20] is for Yamaha DT10/20 triggers applied to acoustic drums.
Setup #’s 8-11 are USER setups.
If you want to exit TRIGGER mode simply press the [DRUMKIT] button.
Once you’ve selected an appropriate preset trigger setup, you might want to dial in your own settings and save them as a USER trigger setup. A common problem with pads mounted on the same rack is “crosstalk”, where striking one pad also causes another one to sound due to being either on the same rack support arm (like hi-hat and snare on DTXPRESS IV STANDARD) or too close in proximity. To solve this problem simply adjust the settings on the Specified Rejection Level [TRG7] page.
3. Press page [>] button several times to get to the TRG7 page.
4. Tap the hi-hat pad so the display shows 7hi-hat in the top line.
5. Use the page [</>] buttons to move the flashing cursor to the “RejLvl” parameter and increase the value to 7 using the jog-dial. The “Frm” parameter should be set to 1 (the snare input). If you still hear the hi-hat when only striking the snare pad, you can tap the hi-hat pad again and increase the 7hi-hat RejLvl to 8 with Frm=1.*
-OR - If that still won’t do it-
Go to the TRG6 page and tap the hi-hat pad. Set the “RejLvlAll” parameter to 2 or higher and test the pads. Between these two pages you should be able to find the right setting.
6. Press [SAVE/ENTER] button and select 8-11 to store your settings. Use the [</>] buttons to move the flashing cursor to the letters of the trigger setup name. Use the jog-dial to enter a new name for your custom settings. When finished press [SAVE/ENTER] twice.
*The “Frm” parameter refers to specified rejection from the trigger input listed. 56 indicates trigger inputs 5 and 6