Lay down a pulsing beat without investing in a spendy traditional drum set with the Yamaha DD-20CAD touch-sensitive digital drums. This entry-level unit is a must for the beginning drummer, as it simulates the feel of an acoustic instrument while also delivering the benefits of digital technology. The beat radiates from the unit’s four touch-sensitive drum pads and four sound-effects pads (with 16 effects), which combine to create a huge variety of sounds. To further mix things up, Yamaha added 55 assignable pulse-code modulation (PCM) voices, 100 PCM rhythm styles, and 10 percussion sets (nine preprogrammed and one user-assignable). Despite the array of features, the set is intuitive and easy to use, with a scroll wheel on the bottom left for browsing through voices and styles and a straightforward user interface.
Other features include a single 3.94-inch speaker, a headphone jack that lets you practice in private without waking up the neighbors, an AC power adapter, and a pair of drum sticks. And at 9.3 by 5.9 by 17.1 inches (W x H x D) and a mere 3.1 pounds, this is one drum set that fits easily in a studio apartment or bedroom. So put off that acoustic purchase a bit longer and learn to play the easy way with the DD-20CAD.
What’s in the Box
DD-20CAD digital drum set, drum sticks, AC adapter, user’s manual.
- 4 touch sensitive drum pads
- 4 effects pads
- 54 assignable PCM percussion sounds
- drum sticks included
- power adaptor included