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I didn't know Yamaha had used well known drummers in well known studios. I didn't know they had any association with Toontrack either.
I thought Pearl did it right with the Mimic, although I'm not a fan of the Steven Slate sound, the drums DO sound good.
 

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OH MAN Time to upgrade my SPD-SX

The one thing I absolutely HATE...I can rearrange my kits and their order. My band doesn't play the same set list every show and to rearrange the kits you have to delete and reinstall every kit.
 

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OH MAN Time to upgrade my SPD-SX

The one thing I absolutely HATE...I can rearrange my kits and their order. My band doesn't play the same set list every show and to rearrange the kits you have to delete and reinstall every kit.

The Yamaha DTXMulti12 can't do this without using the iPad app, but the SPD-SX has always had this ability via kit chain mode. You can have up to 8 chains of 20 songs each. See page 56 in the manual.
 

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Tbh Yamaha was in the game of real recorded drum sounds long before Alesis and Roland, and at a point even working with people/companies like John Emrich, Toontrack and Fxpension for their libraries.

I always liked the natural (also real recorded in studio by drummers such as Russ Miller) sounds on the 12/III/900 much more than the competitors until the TM-6 came out. The others always had that clinical/electronic sounds (especially when it comes to percussion, but also a lot of the real drum sounds)

You really did such a great job on it and made Roland step up their game in terms of natural sounds.
Yup, the Yamaha stuff has generally taken the approach of ATV, which is to use dry, unprocessed sounds. On the DTXMulti12, the onboard drumkit sounds are pretty uninspiring, but the onboard orchestral and world percussion samples are top-notch. The DTXM12 had a separately available download that gave some better drumkit (both electric and acoustic) sounds. https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/46154_en.html

I still haven't seen a module do a more realistic snare than the ATV Canopus samples, especially the aluminum snare. Before I started using Superior Drummer, it was the only e-drum snare sound that I could consistently pass off as being a real drum.
 

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Yup, the Yamaha stuff has generally taken the approach of ATV, which is to use dry, unprocessed sounds. On the DTXMulti12, the onboard drumkit sounds are pretty uninspiring, but the onboard orchestral and world percussion samples are top-notch. The DTXM12 had a separately available download that gave some better drumkit (both electric and acoustic) sounds. https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/46154_en.html

I still haven't seen a module do a more realistic snare than the ATV Canopus samples, especially the aluminum snare. Before I started using Superior Drummer, it was the only e-drum snare sound that I could consistently pass off as being a real drum.
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This is off topic but I didn’t know if a separate post would get noticed. I have some questions about the spdx that pertain to a gig coming up. Ive never used one before and want to know how much time I will need to be up and running with it. Its for a touring broadway show and I will be the local percussionist with one rehearsal on opening day. The show is bringing the unit and all of the sounds are preprogrammed. Things like timpani and gongs. There appear to be 21 different sets/scenes (not sure what they call them). The arrangement of instruments appears fairly consistent from set to set so timpani are always on the same pads but the notes change. How do you change these sets? Is there a short hand for remembering what is on any given pad? Do you have any advice for using the instrument in this setting?
Thanks
John
 

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Well, I got myself a new toy. Bummer is, I don't have the time to fiddle with it. Soon though.

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What's the learning curve on this thing for someone who has never had a multi-pad? Is it fairly intuitive or is it overwhelming to get to the point where it's usable for a gig? I guess it all depends on how you want to use it but I've always wanted to add a multi-pad to my acoustic kit for percussion samples and perhaps triggering a loop here and there.
 


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