WATCH AND LEARN


Welcome to the Yamaha DTX learn section! Click on a product below to learn more about it.
Once you have programmed a User Kit in the DTXIIS you will want to give it a name. You can name it for the song it will be used on or you can use it to reference a particular gig you will use it on. This “Jump Start” will show you how to name your User Kits.
This Jump Start contains a few tips to help make navigating on the module a bit easier by giving you a few shortcuts and how to set some of the functions up for your particular needs. The knobs are numbered 1-5, left to right.
Once you have played the stock kits in the DTXPRESS III for a while you’ll hear certain snare drums, kick drums, toms, etc. that you would like to combine into a personal kit. This “jump start” will walk you through the process of programming a kit combining your favorite voices.
PLAY a Preset SONG:Press the [SONG] mode button, then press [F1] [PLAY] to access the song play function page. With the Song number highlighted, use the jog-dial or INC/DEC buttons to select a PRESET Song 01-87.
Rhythm Gate lets you check the accuracy of your hit timing more finely and strictly when playing along to the CLICK or a SONG*. The sound is produced only when you hit at the correct (allowable) timing, which can be specified beforehand. *for details see the Click and Song quick starts
It is easy and fun to tweak the preset kits and select new voices for the pads of any DTX900 series kit.  Whether you want to pick the individual voices for each trigger source of a multi-zone pad, or assign multiple voices to the whole input in one simple step, it's all starts in KIT mode.
The DTX900 series has an advanced groove check mode that can analyze up to five pads simultaneously so you can see how your different limbs tend to play against the steady pulse of the click.
Getting around the DTX900 is takes an understanding of the basic terms used in the screen.  This article will introduce you to the DTX900 and how to change voices in a kit, using the groove tools, and playing along with the preset songs.
The DTXIIS module has 128 General MIDI Keyboard voices. Most of these are melodic instruments such as piano, guitar, bass, etc. and there are several sound effects and percussive sounds as well. One unique feature of the DTXIIS is that you can assign each pad to a different MIDI channel, allowing you to access these voices from the pads.
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