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Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger Module  

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While the outside retains the familiar layout of the DTX500, inside the updated Yamaha DTX502 drum trigger module beats a new heart. Yamaha took thei...Read More

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An updated 500 series module offering new levels of sound quality.

While the outside retains the familiar layout of the DTX500, inside the updated Yamaha DTX502 drum trigger module beats a new heart. Yamaha took their most popular drum sounds and made them even better, and then added 250 new voices including drum and cymbal sounds licensed from top VST developers that have been optimized for DTX. Yamaha also fine-tuned the trigger settings on this module and made them easy-to-use so that pads and triggers offer more expression than ever before. With expanded training functions you can become a better drummer, and with the wave-import feature you can add your own new sounds. The module accepts up to 12 trigger signals and our new design allows easy integration into an acoustic/electronic hybrid setup.

Using proprietary laser technology to analyze drum strokes, Yamaha precisely tuned the trigger settings on the DTX502 series resulting in a more natural feeling with laser accuracy. You also get advanced features from higher end Yamaha models like cymbal muting, natural cymbal swells, and smoother snare drumrolls so the kits respond to every nuance of your playing.

The DTX502 has the ability to import up to 12 seconds of user waves* using the free MusicSoft Downloader application so you can assign custom voices to the pads. *20 samples maximum and up to 12 sec. (sampling rate 44.1kHz, 16-bit, mono). The DTX502 module is perfect for use in a ‘hybrid' kit with your acoustic drum hardware, and can be expanded with four additional pads or triggers. Pad upgrades let you build your dream kit as your skills improve, and USB connectivity lets you easily connect to a PC.

The module also includes a set of helpful drum training functions to challenge you no matter your current skill level every time you practice. Working with these tools will help you improve the most important skills for drumming from rhythmic timing to pad accuracy and endurance. The system will even generate a score so you can track your progress as you improve.

FEATURES
  • Offers 691 voices including Yamaha acoustic sounds
  • 50 preset drum kits from a wide span of genres
  • MusicSoft Downloader enables importing of custom sounds
  • Proprietary laser technology to analyze drum strokes
  • Updated practice functions with scoring

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Yamaha502 Series Drum Trigger Module
 
2.5

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1.0

Don't Buy Module is Junk.

By worshipdrummer

from ohio

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Pros

    Cons

    • Cymbals Sound Like Trash
    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Quality
    • Snare Drum Not Loud

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger Module:

    I bought this module up grade from my Yamaha dtxplorer module. This module is junk. It has a lot of options. The snare drum turned all the way is still not very loud. You have to turn the rest of the drum set down to hear your snare drum.
    Also, the cymbals sound like trash can lids being played. I thought the newer module would give you better drum voices not worse. I would stick with the older modules. I would not waste my money on this one.

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    4.0

    Complicated module for DIY

    By Texas

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Not All Pads Will Work

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger Module:

    Yamaha 3 zone pads Snare and Cymbals use 1 trigger and 2 switches.
    I don't know the wiring and may be hard to make.
    Toms 1 and 2 can be setup for stranded 2 zone pads Tom3 single zone
    Bass will work with anything
    Since I'm using Gen 16 Cymbals, cymbals was not a issue.
    I did have to buy a Yamaha 3 zone for the snare. I bought a used 1 and it works great.
    I used converted Remo Practice pads for Toms
    Yamaha does have plenty of trigger settings and with trial and error you can get very good results,

    I thought of programming my own kit and using Tom 1, as snare input for a 2 zone snare but then settings like mixer will not work properly it was just easier to buy the 3 zone snare and worth it I can rim shot and cross stick like a real snare and the dynamics are good. Setup for snare was easy just pick the pad model from the options,

    I still saved some money but not as much as I would without buying the snare.
    If you need cymbal triggers buy the complete set and be done with it.
    Building it help save some money for the Gen 16s and the kit is setup the way I like it.
    I use Gen 16 cymbals because they will work with brushes and just sound better. I also have a acoustic snare I use for brush work

    This module is outstanding for the price but for DIY you must be willing to spend some time.

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    1.0

    DRUM TRIGGER WAS FAULTY

    By Mpot

    from North Bay, Ont.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger Module:

      I didn't realize until later that the unit was not working properly, as it takes a while to set these things up, and tweak them. Because the unit was used and only had a 30 day warranty on it, they wouldn't take it back after the 30 days. I also live in Canada, and because I bought it through an American company, Yamaha Canada will not touch it for repairs! I'm stuck with a unit I paid alot for, and it doesn't work properly. I'm not happy about this, but will be aware of international buying in the future! Musician's Friend should make sure that the item's they sell ACTUALLY WORK!!

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      4.0

      Not Bad I Guess

      By Mpot

      from North Bay, Ont.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Has Alot Of Sounds
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Cymbals Could Be Be Bette

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha 502 Series Drum Trigger Module:

      I upgraded my DTxplorer kit with this module, and the drum sounds are better, but the cymbal sounds could be improved still. I find the programming is a little hard to do (definitely need the manual). It's not a bad module, but it's definitely not a great one either!

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