Yamaha DTX-Multi 12 has many applications: it's perfect for the acoustic drummer looking to add electronics to their kit, the hand percussionist who needs a full palette of percussion instruments in a versatile self-contained unit, or as a percussion controller for a producer in a recording studio setting. It's a great solution for anyone looking to add top-notch percussion sounds and rhythms to their music. This powerful, all-in-one percussion pad suits beginners and experts alike, accommodating different levels of playing as well as a wide variety of playing styles and performance situations. The 12 stepped pads make DTX-Multi 12 as compact as it is limitless.
- Tons of drums and percussion sounds in a convenient playable package
- Better playability due to staggered triggers even on a dark stage
- Future-proof: you can add new drum sounds whenever you need them
- Multiple styles of play for the drum set player or hand percussionist
- Complete solution for e-drummer, percussionist, teacher, producer – virtually any musician
You can use DTX-Multi 12 in many ways, such as using the percussion pad in combination with acoustic drums and percussion to accent music with a rich variety of voices, transferring data to a connected computer where you can compose music with the included Cubase AI software, and connecting kick and hi-hat pedals (sold separately) to create a compact drum set.
Unlimited sonic possibilities
In addition to a broad spectrum of voices taken from the Yamaha Motif series synthesizers, DTX-Multi 12 also features many new percussion sounds that have been collected through Yamaha's advanced sampling techniques and ready-to-use effect sounds for a grand total of 1,277 voices. DTX-Multi 12 includes not only digital sounds but also DJ sounds and a rich variety of voices from percussion, chromatic percussion, folk and acoustic drum instruments. If you'd like to mix in some sounds from your own sample collection, you can also import WAV and AIFF audio files via USB and use them as voices. DTX-Multi 12 functions as a sample playback device with 64MB of battery-backed flash ROM.
DTX-Multi 12 is loaded with sweet effects including delays, flangers, phasers, pitch shifters and more. Great-sounding reverb and chorus effects can be applied to entire drum kits, but there is also a Variation effect unit that can be used to enhance individual voices in many exciting ways through compression and EQ. A five-band master EQ adds yet another level of sound sculpting possibilities.
DTX-Multi 12 comes complete with 128 different MIDI playing patterns (including 3 demo patterns) from a worldwide range of musical genres including folk music, rock and house. You can easily start and stop patterns by simply striking the pads. In addition, you can record your own performances as patterns or create patterns on a computer; these patterns can then be assigned to pads. Using the tap tempo function you can set the tempo for patterns and the click track by simply striking pads. In this way, you can conveniently and intuitively set the tempo that you need.
DTX-Multi 12 provides a number of playing modes and features that enable performers to directly express their art and talent by making the pads more or less sensitive. In Stick Mode the pads have low velocity sensitivity and are optimized for playing the instrument with drumsticks. Conveying subtle expressions through hand percussion is easy in Hand Mode, but if your style involves extremely intricate finger drumming, Finger Mode is ultra sensitive. A muting feature enables sounds to be muted or changed when a hand is pressed down on a pad as it is struck, allowing for skin bends, drum mutes and other feel-based modulations.
Up to four different voices can be assigned to each pad. You can then creatively trigger those voices through several functions such as Stack Mode, in which all the notes assigned to a pad are triggered simultaneously with a single strike, and Alternate Mode, in which the notes assigned to the pad are played individually in turn each time it is struck. You can also set the pads to trigger each of the four samples based on the velocity with which you strike the pad.
Companion iPad app
DTXM12 Touch is a dedicated iPad app available for free download from the App Store that provides powerful support to drummers and percussionists who use DTX-Multi 12 on stage. Working hand-in-hand with DTX-Multi 12, it can display and change pad assignments for the currently selected kit using images in addition to text. It can also assign audio data imported from Dropbox and content from your iPad music library. Using DTXM12 Touch, you can rename, rearrange and delete kits in your set list and even use your iPad on stage for smooth kit switching.
Music production interface
In addition to the MIDI in/out ports, DTX-Multi 12 is equipped with a USB-to-host port that can be connected to a PC with a USB cable (sold separately) and a USB-to-device port that can save the user kit data on a USB memory device. This connection can be used in a variety of ways. For example, those who have difficulty playing a keyboard can input MIDI data directly to digital audio workstation (DAW) software, while others can play computer software synthesizer sounds by striking DTX-Multi 12. Essentially, this allows the unit to be used as a MIDI controller using USB instead of MIDI.
Start your recording career today
Steinberg Cubase AI, a DAW software application, is offered as a download with DTX-Multi 12. You can begin modifying the pitch and rhythm of MIDI data that you input using DTX-Multi 12 and begin composing elaborate pieces of music on the same day you receive it. Additionally, by installing the DTX-Multi 12 Extension from Yamaha's website, you will be able to control Cubase AI directly from the DTX-Multi 12 front panel. This extension will dramatically improve your efficiency in music composition.
DTX-Multi 12 comes with trigger input jacks that five external pads can be connected to as well as a footswitch jack and a hi-hat controller jack. This allows for a wide variety of setups including: connecting a hi-hat controller and a kick pad to use DTX-Multi 12 as a compact drum kit, using a footswitch to switch between different drum kits and phrase patterns, using a foot controller to control the volume and effect values in real time or connecting a drum trigger to convert acoustic drum performances to trigger signals and input these signals for playback. (Hi-hat controllers, footswitches, foot controllers, kick pads and drum triggers are all sold separately.)
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply|
|Number of Pads||12|
|Instrument Sounds||Drum and percussion sounds: 1,061
Keyboard sounds: 216
|Drum Kits||Preset: 50
|Trigger Inputs||5 + Hi-Hat Control|
|Number of Songs/Patterns||Preset patterns: 128 phrases
User-defined patterns: 50 phrases
|Sampling||Load custom WAV/AIFF files|
|Internal Storage Capacity||64 MB
User samples: 500
Sequencer note capacity: ±152,000 notes
|Audio Inputs||1/4" stereo auxiliary input|
|Audio Outputs||Dual 1/4" stereo output
1/4" headphone output
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Unique Features||Drum sounds from DTXTREME III
Keyboard voices from Motif library
Stick, hand and finger play modes
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