For longer extension cords, consult a local electrician. This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accom- pany the accessory product.
If this should happen, consult a physician immediately. ■ SAVING USER DATA • Save all data to an external device such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error.
This section contains cautions that must be followed for safe and proper use of the DTXPRESS. Also, control and function names, connecting the pads and how to play the DTXPRESS, how to record and playback songs, how to create original drum kits are all described in this section.
DTXPRESS Main Features Along with the drum trigger function found in the DTXPRESS’ compact half-rack 1U size body is a 32 voice polyphonic tone generator compatible with the GM System Level 1 standard and 2-track sequencer all espe- cially designed for drummers.
Play Along with a Song ... 18 Record Your Performance ... 20 Create Your Own Original Drum Kit ... 22 Getting More Out of Your DTXPRESS ... 24 ■ Factory Set ... 24 ■ Functions related to connections and input source (pads) ... 24 ■...
The LCD Display shows information and data that is necessary to operate the DTXPRESS. i Play Button (PLAY) Press the button to enter the DTXPRESS’ Drum Kit Play Mode. o Utility Button (UTIL) Press the button to enter the Utility Mode that contains basic set- tings for operation of the DTXPRESS.
“MIDI” position. (P. 12, 26) @6 TO HOST Jack This jack is used to connect a computer to the DTXPRESS with a serial cable. Use a cable that is compatible with the type of com- puter you are using. (P. 26)
Setting Up To prevent electric shock and damage to the devices, make sure the power is switched OFF on the DTXPRESS and all related devices before making any connections to the DTXPRESS’ input and output jacks. ■ Connecting the pads Referring to the illustration shown below, connect the output cable from each pad to each Trigger Input Jack located on the rear panel of the DTXPRESS.
Setting up with Acoustic Drums With the optional Yamaha DT10 Drum Triggers attached to a set of acoustic drums, it is possible to connect acoustic drums to the DTXPRESS. ■ A setup example using both acoustic drums and drum pads.
MIDI Data DTXPRESS • Receive MIDI Data Use a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI IN jack on the DTXPRESS with the MIDI OUT jack on the external MIDI device. Set the HOST SELECT switch to the “MIDI” position. Set to “MIDI”...
Adjusts the volume of the headphones. ■ Connecting a Pair of Headphones (PHONES jack) When you want to listen to the DTXPRESS with a pair of head- phones, connect the headphones to the PHONES jack (stereo stan- dard) on the front panel.
The DTXPRESS Quick Guide (Basic Functions List) Play the DTXPRESS along with your favorite CD or MD! (Connect the line out from a CD or MD player here.) Connect a pair of head- phones here to monitor the DTXPRESS! Press the knob to switch the power ON! Rotate the knob to adjust the overall vol- ume (transmitted to the OUTPUT jack).
2. Use the [SEL<]/[SEL>] buttons to select either “Lo” (bass) or “Hi” (treble), 3. Use the [SEL<]/[SEL>] and [VALUE–]/[VALUE+] buttons to edit. The DTXPRESS Quick Guide (Basic Functions List) Select a Drum Kit 1. Press the [PLAY] button to open this display, Drum Kit Number...
Play the DTXPRESS! Now that you have the DTXPRESS properly connected, let’s make some music! 1. Switch the power ON After confirming that each of the devices, pads, external de- vices, etc. are all properly connected, push the POWER/VOL knob on the front panel to switch the power ON.
Play Along with a Song The DTXPRESS has a total of 95 preset songs that are good for rhythm practice. Try and play along with a song. 1. Select a Song Select one of the DTXPRESS’ songs and listen to it. Song numbers 1-95 are preset songs that have been created by Yamaha.
The metronome (click voice) can be set to start/stop HINT when the song starts/stops. (m [3-8. Click Mode] (P. 58) 7. Change the Click Voice When the click voice resembles voices that are found in the song it might be hard to hear. In this case it is a good idea to change the click voice.
Record Your Performance Next, let’s try recording your performance to the DTXPRESS’ sequencer. With song data you record you can switch drum kits, change the tempo and playback in the same way as preset songs. ■ Recording System • Recording can be done in any of the user songs (No. 96-127) that supplied for recording.
● When the Record Mode is set to Replace (“Rpl”). The following display will appear while recording (only dis- played, cannot be changed). The measure number currently being recorded. REC M= 18=Rp1†=1 Now Recording. When the end of the assigned measure number is reached, re- cording will automatically stop, and the display will return to the Drum Kit &...
Create Your Own Original Drum Kit You can assign voices you like to each of the pads, and set the tuning (pitch), voice, decay, reverb, etc. to create your own original drum kit. 1. Select the Drum Voice First, select a drum voice for the kit you want to create. Let’s try assigning a snare drum voice.
Drum Kit Edit Mode [2-1. Cross Fade] (P . 43) 10. Save the Voice You Have Created Let’s save the drum voice you created to the DTXPRESS’ memory. Drum kit numbers “49” – “80” (these are called user drum kits) are used for saving individual drum kits.
Getting More Out of Your DTXPRESS There is much more to the DTXPRESS than what we have covered so far. With a full understanding of these functions you can get the most out of the DTXPRESS. ■ Factory Set The internal settings of the DTXPRESS will be returned to their factory preset condition.
MIDI devices. ● Bulk Dump/Bulk In Data for each of the settings in the DTXPRESS can be transmitted to an external MIDI device or computer (Bulk Dump). When con- nected to the DTXPRESS, a device equipped with a “save” func- tion, such as the Yamaha MDF3, etc., can be used to backup your...
MIDI interface, connect the MIDI interface to the computers RS-422 jack (modem or printer port), connect the MIDI OUT jack on the interface to the MIDI IN jack on the DTXPRESS. Set the HOST SELECT switch to the “MIDI’ position.
Reference This section describes each function of the DTXPRESS in detail. You can use it like a dictionary to look up the functions you can’t understand. Each mode is listed in the same order as they are displayed in the DTXPRESS.
For example, song data (sequencer data) transmitted from an ex- ternal sequencer to the DTXPRESS’ MIDI IN jack can be used to play the voices produced by the DTXPRESS’ internal tone gen- erator. You can use the DTXPRESS to play along with these songs and record both external sequencer and DTXPRESS parts.
Drum Kit Play Mode This mode enables you to play the DTXPRESS drum voices by hitting the pads (or drums with trigger sen- sors attached) connected to the DTXPRESS. The DTXPRESS automatically enters this mode when the power is switched on.
(the snare voice is delivered when the pad is hit). Function As you play the pads along with a song, the DTXPRESS will compare your performance with its song clock and let you know how accurate your timing is.
About the Song The DTXPRESS can internally store data for a maximum of 127 songs that can be played back freely. Song numbers 1-95 are preset songs and song data in those songs cannot be changed or rewritten. Song numbers 96-127 are user songs that can be used to record new performance data and also edit song data in.
■ Pad Song Playback (Start/Stop) To playback a Pad Song, hit the pad that is assigned to the Pad Song you want to playback. Hit the same pad during playback will stop the song. Hit the pad again to start the song from the begin- ning.
5. When the song reaches the end of the assigned mea- sure number, recording will automatically stop and the DTXPRESS will return to the Drum Kit Play mode (Drum Kit & Song display). * Recording can also be stopped anytime by pressing the [START/S] button.
* If the Utility mode’s [Jump to Recent Page] parameter (P . 28) is set to “on”, the DTXPRESS will display the page last ed- ited when entering the Trigger Setup Edit mode. 4. Use the [SEL<], [SEL>] buttons to move the cursor to the list you want to edit.
5 misc 6 HH contrler Connect the HH60, HH80, HH80A to Trigger In- * The DT10, DT20 are Yamaha Drum Trigger Sensors. This function sets the input sensitivity (Gain) and velocity range (Minimum Velocity) for each input jack q.
1-3. Velocity Curve This function sets the MIDI Velocity Curve for the sensitivity for each input jack q. TRIG IN= 1 VelCurve= normal q TRIG IN (Trigger Input Number) Assigns the trigger input jack number (the same procedure as in [1-1.
Trigger Setup Edit Mode 2. COMMON Parameters Contains common settings for all pad inputs (1-10). This group is divided into the following 3 pages. 2-1. Increment/Decrement ... 38 2-2. Input Exchange ... 38 2-3. Trigger Setup Name ... 38 2-1. Increment/Decrement This sets the pad function that allows the currently selected drum kit number to be increased or decreased by 1 by hitting the speci- fied pad.
* If the Utility Mode’s [1- 4. Jump to Recent Page] (P. 52) pa- rameter is set to “on”, the DTXPRESS will display the page last edited when entering the Drum Kit Voice Edit Mode. 4. Use the [SEL<]/[SEL>] buttons to move the cursor to the parameter you want to edit.
Sets the voice for each input source of the pad. The Input Source is trigger data that is transmitted by the pads or trigger sensors connected to input jacks 1-10 of the DTXPRESS. When monaural pads TP60/80, KP60/80, PCY60/80, DT10/20, etc.
pad 9 Pad input for Trigger Input Jack 9. pad 10 Pad input for Trigger Input Jack 10. * According to the setting in the Utility Mode’s [1-1. Learn Mode] (P. 52), the input source can be assigned by hitting the pad. * Monaural pads do not have a rim switch function.
Drum Kit Voice Edit Mode 1-4. Layer Balance When a drum voice is made up of 2 layers (a single voice consist- ing of 2 voice waves), this function sets the volume balance be- tween the 2 layers that are delivered by each layer w of the input source q.
2. Input Common Parameters This sub-mode sets the common settings between 2 layers for voice parameters of each pad’s input source. The Input Common Parameters sub-group is divided into the fol- lowing 8 pages. 2-1. Cross Fade ... 43 2-2. Reverb Send ... 43 2-3.
Drum Kit Voice Edit Mode 2-4. Hold Mode Sets the Hold Mode for the voice (layer 1, 2) delivered by input source q. KIT IN=pad 1 Hold Mode= q IN (Input Source) Assigns the input source for the setting. (Refer to P. 40) w Hold Mode Each time the pad is hit either a MIDI key on or MIDI key off event will be transmitted in succession.
* When an input other than the rim switch is selected for the input source, “-------“ will be displayed and settings can not be carried out. This function sets the internal reverb effect of the DTXPRESS. The reverb parameters are divided into the following 2 pages. 3-1. Reverb Type, Time ... 45 3-2.
Drum Kit Voice Edit Mode 4. Setup When a drum kit is selected, this function copies MIDI transmit data settings and drum kit voice settings. The Setup sub-group is divided into the following 3 pages. 4-1. Program Change, Bank Select ... 46 4-2.
5. Drum Kit Common Parameters This function sets the common settings for the entire drum kit. The Drum Kit Common Parameters are divided into the following 5 pages. 5-1. Volume ... 47 5-2. Drum Reverb Send ... 47 5-3. Hi-Hat Sensitivity ... 47 5-4.
* If the Utility Mode’s [1-4. Jump To Recent Page] (P. 52) pa- rameter is set to “on”, The DTXPRESS will display the page last edited when entering the Song Job Mode. 4. Use the [SEL<]/[SEL>] buttons to move the cursor to the parameter you want to edit.
3. Volume, Pan This function changes the volume and pan settings for each MIDI channel in the user song (rewrites the Voice information in the song’s header). This control change will be transmitted when a song is selected and when song playback is stopped. SONG Ch 1=off Vol= --- Pan=---...
Song Job Mode 6. Clear Track This function clears all data in the assigned track q in the user song. SONG Clear Track Track=1 q TR (Specified Track) Assigns the track (“1” or “2”) to be cleared. Procedure 1. Assign the track you want to clear on the display shown above, press the [SAVE/ENT] button.
4. Use the [VALUE–] and [VALUE+] buttons to set the parameter’s value or ON/OFF setting. Any settings made in the Utility Mode will directly change the memory settings of the DTXPRESS. There is no store function in this mode. Utility Mode Function List 1.
1-2. Trigger Bypass This function prohibits reception of pad signals from pads (the hi- hat controller too) connected to the DTXPRESS. You will not be able to produce voices or transmit MIDI data. The sequencer and tone generator will function normally.
2. MIDI Group This sub-mode contains functions and settings for the MIDI and TO HOST jacks of the DTXPRESS. This group is divided into the following 10 pages. 2-1. Bulk Dump ... 53 2-2. Channel 10 Program Change/ Channel Event Receive ...
10 can be used to switch DTXPRESS drum kits. It is necessary to set the receive parameter to “on” in this display in order to switch the DTXPRESS’ drum kits from a song or an external MIDI device. UT MIDI RECEIVE...
(Drum Kit Number) Sets the drum kit number (1-80). If this parameter is set to “none” the DTXPRESS will not re- spond, even when a program change message is received. * When the drum kit is changed with the DTXPRESS, the pro- gram change set in this function will be transmitted through MIDI channel 10.
2-8. Dump Interval This sets the length of intervals between the packets of MIDI data sent by the DTXPRESS Bulk Out function. The intervals can be adjusted to the capacity of the external receiving MIDI device to prevent data overflow.
Sets the MIDI note number. The note number and note name will be displayed. If this is set to “off”, the DTXPRESS will produce sound how- ever; key on messages will not be transmitted. * Refer to the preset drum kit’s [Drum Voice List] (P. 68) for the voice assignment of each MIDI note number.
The [CLICK] button can also be used to control on/off operation of the click sound. This sub-mode contains settings for the DTXPRESS’ tone genera- tor. This group is divided into the following 4 pages. 4-1. Equalizer (EQ) ... 58 4-2.
4-4. Reverb Bypass This function decides whether to bypass the system effect’s reverb or not. UT TG MASTER ReverbBypass=off q ReverbBypass (Reverb Bypass) off: Does not bypass (functions). Normal operation. on: Bypasses. Reverb will not be applied to the voice. This sub-mode is used to edit the User Drum Map.
Utility Mode e Voice Number Voice Name [Range] 0, 1-127 Selects the assigned voice. Displays the voice number (1-127) and voice name. If this parameter is set to “0”, “NoAssign” will appear in the display and sound will not be produced. * Refer to the [Drum Voice List] (P .
q N (MIDI Note Number) Sets the MIDI note number (The same procedure as in [5-1. Voice]). w Reverb send (Reverb Send Level) [Range] 0-127 5-7. Alternate Group, Key Assign Mode This sets the Alternate Group and Key Assign Mode for each drum voice w assigned to each MIDI note number q.
Appendix This section contains lists for the DTXPRESS’ internal Voice, Song, Trigger Setup as well as details related to MIDI and Error Messages. Specifications... 64 Error Messages ... 65 Trouble Shooting... 66 Drum Voice List ... 68 GM Keyboard Voice List ... 72 Preset Drum Kit List ...
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● Is the Drum Kit Voice Edit mode’s [1-2. Volume, Pan] (m P. 41) or [5-1. Volume] (m P . 47) volume set to “0”? ● Check the local control setting in the Utility mode. When the local control is set to “off” the DTXPRESS will not produce sound when the pads are hit.
● Change the INPUT ATTENUATION setting on the rear panel. (m P. 9) The DTXPRESS does not receive any switch or trigger signals. ● If you can access the Utility mode, do a factory reset. The DTXPRESS will reset to its factory settings. (m P . 53 [1- 6. Factory Reset]) ●...
Drum Voice List ● Voice Category 43 BD Metal ● 44 BD Rock1 K : Acoustic Kick 45 BD Rock2 k : Electric Kick S : Acoustic Snare 46 BD ROOM4 47 VeloRoom ● s : Electric Snare 48 WudPoint ● T : Acoustic Tom 49 BDevolvr ●...
Preset Drum Kit List No. 25 World Input Voice-1 Voice-2 Source Cat./No./Name Cat./No./Name pad1 P 13 Bongo Mu NoAssign rim1 P 80 Timb NoAssign pad2 P 48 Log H NoAssign rim2 P 39 EthWB NoAssign pad3 P 29 CongaO NoAssign rim3 P 11 Bongo Hi NoAssign...
MIDI Data Format 1. Channel Message When the [2-2. Channel 10 Propgram Change/Channel Event Receive] (P. 54) in the utility mode is set to “10=off”, the DTXPRESS will not receive channel message for MIDI channel 10. 1.1 Key On Key Off Sends and receives data.
4.3 active sensing Once active sensing data has been received, if no MIDI data is subsequently received for longer than an interval of approximately 300 msec, the DTXPRESS will mute all the sounds. Send the messages within an interval of approximately 300 msec.
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