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will the new Yammy DTX400 module work with Roland PD6-PD9 pads?

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  • will the new Yammy DTX400 module work with Roland PD6-PD9 pads?

    thinking of picking up just the module, anyone knows if this module will work with the old roland pd pads? if it works then i don't need to buy the whole set because i have several pd pads left from TD-10 set and KD7 .. i just need to buy the yamaha hi-hat controller, right? where do they sell only the module ? thanks.

  • #2
    Tivi,

    I would say Yes! ....but cum grano salis...!


    Exhibit A: Roland PD pads

    The pd-6 is mono only,
    pd-7 / 8 / 9 are dual-zone, piezo/switch.


    Exhibit B: Yamaha DTX-400

    The DTX-400 largely offers mono inputs only...:
    'Tom 1'
    'Tom 2'
    'Tom 3'
    'Crash'
    'Ride'
    'Hihat'

    All are laid out for piezo's, no problem there with Roland PD pads, any form of 'second piezo' or 'rim switch' need not apply!



    The Carve-Out: 'snare' input

    The only exeption to above would be the 'snare' input, which can digest a TP-70S or even a XP silicon pad, hence it offers 3-zones!

    Again pd-6 isn't problematic - mono only. - things get a bit confusing with the dual-zones...



    The 'piezo/switch' cause

    I assume the 'snare' input should be piezo/switch, going from previous Yamaha modules. You'll get the 'head' zone for sure, again single-zone, mono only!

    Now, whether you'll get a sound out of the 'switch'-portion of a pd-7 / 8 / 9, there is not enough experience on my part....



    The 'kick' cause

    A point of uncertainty would be the 'kick' input:
    I'm 99% sure that you can use a splitter on the kick input - e.g. for an additional cymbal. However, in their literature, they state it's again single-zone, mono only.

    Yamaha's labelling of 'Kick/Pad' implies this is a splittable (possibly a piezo/piezo) input.
    For two pd-6's and a Hosa splitter-cable this sounds fine. But for rim/switch pads, this seems to scream Keith-Raper-circuit...


    "the jury retires for deliberation..."

    HTH
    Last edited by hairmetal-81; 11-19-13, 12:25 PM.


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    • #3
      thanks, do you know where to buy just the module only?

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      • #4
        Would buying at Kraft Music be an option to you?

        They have some nice Yamaha DTX bundles!


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        • #5
          I talk about compatibility of the Yammie module with non-Yammie pads in my review of the kit at digitalDrummer.

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