DrumKat is undoubtedly among the world’s best and most “professional” caliber drum & percussion controllers. To give you a ready to play system, I am INCLUDING a Yamaha DTXpress 3 drum/percussion module, a custom stand and a MIDI cable You’ll find the drumKat in extremely presentable condition with only a few peripheral scuffs and no functional issues of any kind. It comes with original power supply and a hard copy of a manual. The LCD display is perfect and every pad is working as it should. The DTX module is in “like new” condition and also comes with original power supply…but you’ll have to download the easily attainable .pdf manual from yamaha or contact me and I’ll email that to you. As such, this is the ultimate compact electronic drum & percussion set, giving you the ability to play drums, percussion, melodies, effects, loops, other connected keyboards, modules, lights, videos or even pyrotechnics, if you have the MIDI system to do so. You can play it as a ‘stand alone’ kit or add serious “spice” to your acoustic kit with options to spare. As for play-ability, you won’t find a more responsive and fully customizable pad surface to play on in the V-drum world than with drumKAT. With all the MIDI options on the drumKat and the connectivity of the DTX module, you’ll have the ultimate trigger-to-midi interface as well. So if you’re into triggering software sounds, recording or making beats on your computer, this is about as compact of a setup as you’ll find. Since alternatemode.com still sells and supports these, you’ll have access to any upgrades they roll out at any time. What sets apart a drumKat is it’s FSR trigger type technology, which allows not only the most accurate triggering on the planet, but unlike Octapad or other V-drums, it is completely free of “cross-talk” between pads. Most importantly, it responds to pressure as well as velocity and as such, it allows you to “sustain” any assigned sound that normally could be played only with a keyboard, where it would require you hold the key or press the sustain pedal, simply by applying pressure to any of the pads. Additionally, each pad can be programmed to it’s own MIDI channel. With that you can play “drums or percussion” or Keyboard sounds and effects at the same time as controlling other devices (video, a pyrotechnics show or whatever you can dream up….as long as it’s controllable via MIDI). The trigger unit has 10 on-board pads, plus inputs for 9 ADDITIONAL outboard pads…………plus a hi hat controller and….. even a breath controller. There is a virtually limit-less set of MIDI “IN” and “OUT” options that let you connect multiple instruments as well as allowing MIDI-through functions. Each on board pad (as well as each out-board pad) can be assigned to have multiple sounds if needed/desired. With that you can “stack” notes and trigger them one after the other, per each strike, or all at once (as with a piano or synth chord for example), OR……..you can trigger those independent sounds based on velocity of your strikes. These are just a few examples of the power of this unit and that is not even scratching the surface of the innumerable other options that are available. If you’re not into all that, don’t worry, it has lots of pre-set “kits” that just let you play right out of the gate without much programming, but if you’re an E-drum geek, you can go nuts with the possibilities. The drum Kat can be used with ANYTHING that has MIDI connectivity, such as drum modules (like the included DTX module) as well as keyboard modules or actual keyboards. You can hook it up to your Akai MPC Studio or any other sampler and play with sticks instead of fingertips. The list goes on with tapping into any Laptop or Desktop PC or Macbook Pro, so you can access software drums like EZ drummer, Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, Garage Band, Reason, Fruity Loops, Ableton Live, NI Komplete 8, 9, FL Studio sounds, or whatever suits you the best. Now you can trigger drums, percussion, loops, 1-shots, chords, themes, sections or whatever you can dream up. Please DO make a google search for ‘drumKat” and you’ll see how this is being used and what it will allow you to do. Also check out alternatemode dot com THE DTXpress 3 MODULE: This module adds even more versatility, in that it has additional inputs to make the ultimate E-drum kit. The snare input accepts a 3 Zone pad, which if you bring just one of those, the module and your acoustic kit, plus a kick trigger, you could have the most versatile and compact hybrid kit ever, and that before having to even bring the DrumKat, if there is limited room. Of course this system, as pictured, is about as compact and versatile as it gets, by adding just a kick and hi hat controller (sorry, not included). It may be all you’ll need for a long time, and for any style gig. STOCK DTXPRESS 3 INFO: The Yamaha DTXPRESS III provides more than 1,000 sounds, 128 GM voices, 80 drum kits, 127 songs, an integrated 2-track sequencer, 3-zone snare inpt, a “Groove Check” practice feature and an easy-view backlit display. 48 Factory and 32 User-programmable kits The wide variety of pre-set drum kits gives you a kit styled for virtually any musical situation. There are kits for Rock, Jazz, Latin, and special effects, great for sound tracks or radio and TV jingles. For special situations, there are 32 user programmable kits that you can customize, using any of the 990 drum and percussion voices. Plug in headphones and practice any time of the day or evening. There are 95 “play-along” songs covering many musical styles that are great for developing your ability to work in any musical situation. You can play along with the pre-recorded drum track, or mute that part and jam along with only the rhythm and melody tracks (and a CLICK track, if needed). This is a great tool for developing your groove and the nuances of playing different musical styles. You can also plug your MP3 or CD player into the auxiliary input and play along with your favorite pre-recorded music. Additionally, you can record your playing with the internal sequencer to analyze your performance. “Groove Check” Feature Engage the Groove Check feature while using the click or while playing a song and DXPIII will show your beat placement accuracy. It indicates if you are ahead of, behind, or right on the beat and shows any fluctuation in your playing accuracy. MIDI IN/OUT, TO Host Jacks You can access the 128 General MIDI voices from a controller (such as the drumKAT) or transmit other MIDI information between the DXPIII and any other MIDI device via the MIDI IN/OUT. You can transmit MIDI data to and from your computer via the TO HOST jack to store kits or sequences on your computer. THANKS in advance for your winning bid. You will not be disappointed!
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