Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit

Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit

Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit

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Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit

Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Eight Touch-Sensitive Pads
  • Aux-In Jack
  • Two Assignable Foot Pedals
  • MIDI I/O

Yamaha DD-65 overview

  • 1Description

The DD-65 from Yamaha is a versatile electronic drum instrument designed for professional use. It offers eight touch-sensitive pads, allowing you to create a dynamic, expressive performance. Over 250 stereo-sampled voices are built-in, and can be assigned to any pad. Terrific I/O options include an Aux-in jack for connecting an MP3 or CD player to play along with and MIDI connectors for communicating with a computer.

Two assignable foot pedals are included, great for use as a kick drum and hi-hat. Reverb and Master EQ effects let you customize your sound, and internal memory lets you record up to five of your own songs. A headphone jack lets you practice privately, and built-in stereo speakers let you give a full recital.

Compact digital drum instrument
Eight touch-sensitive pads for expressive playing
Two assignable foot pedals
Over 250 GM-compatible voices, which can be assigned to any pad or pedal
MIDI I/O for connection to a computer, allowing you to download songs from the Internet to play along with
Aux-in jack lets you connect a music player so you can play along with your favorite songs
Tap start tempo control
Hand percussion mode for playing bongo or conga sounds with your hands
100 built-in songs
Internal storage for recording up to five of your own songs
50 drum kits and custom kits
Reverb and Master EQ effects
Large LED display
Headphone jack for private listening
Built-in stereo speakers with bass port
Operates on six "C" batteries, or via an optional AC adapter
In the Box
Yamaha DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit
  • 2 x Drum Sticks
  • 2 x Foot Pedals
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Yamaha DD-65 specs

    Triggers 8 x touch-sensitive pads
    Polyphony 32
    Multitimbral Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Presets Voices: 254 Drum + Phrase 25
    Drum Kits: 50
    Songs: 100
    User Memory Drum Kits: 3
    Songs: 5
    Effects Reverb
    Master EQ
    Sequencer No
    Controllers 2 x assignable pedals
    Expansion Slots No
    Sample RAM No
    Inputs 1 x aux-in
    1 x power input
    Outputs 1 x headphone jack
    External Storage No
    Display 3-digit LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 23.7 x 16.2 x 7.1" (602 x 411 x 180 mm)
    Weight 9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 20.0 x 10.0"

    Yamaha DD-65 reviews

    DD-65 - Compact Digital Drum Kit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great alternative to the real thing. I use this product in an attempt to learn how to play the drums. It has lots to offer for beginners and professionals alike and performs well with many options. Its great because of its cheap price compared to the real thing and it has its own advantages including a quiter practice session that won't annoy your mom or your neighbors. It has tons of features that will keep you playing for years! The only negative thing I found so far with this product are the awkward foot pedals, but what do you expect?
    Date published: 2008-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of possibilities I am a complete novice, and this may not be the best way to start drumming, but this drum kit is pretty cool. There are dozens of pre-set drum configurations and three set-ups you can program yourself from far more different sounds. The harder you hit the drum pads the louder the sound, but the volume on the overall drum kit is pretty low. So I ran the output straight into my bass amp and WOW! The two pedals are pretty cheap, but the upgrade kit with more realistic pedals is very expensive. Eventually I'll want snare stand and a throne, but for right now I'm having fun with the drum right out of the box.
    Date published: 2009-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compact drum set. The sound is good though you have to turn the volume up, better if connected to an amp or used a headphone. I am a novice and a great gear to practice your drum skills. Has a lot of features. High hat controller, is an option. Over all, it's a great drum kit.
    Date published: 2008-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mini Digital Drumset The Yamaha DD65 is perfect for what I use it for. As a hobby, I use looping software to create songs that I drum to and record for my own amusement. I have been using similar - sized digital drum sets for a long time, due to space/volume reasons. The ones I had for the past fifteen years finally died (it was a pad-set that needed an external sound module) and I wanted something that had sounds in it. This way, I could minimize the amount of programming I had to do. I tried several models similar to this that were in this price range, but the DD65 matched up the best in terms of features and price. It is the closest to a traditional set, but still has lots of digital only features as well. It is intuitively easy to work with -- as soon as I plugged this in, I was off and running. The pad set up is pretty natural for a drummer and the pads themselves have a bounce similar to a practice pad. The biggest issue is the pedals that come with it are really just buttons and difficult to use, but I am sure I could have adjusted to them if I needed to. Luckily, I had traditional electronic pedals from my old digital drum set that I used instead. If I hadn't, I would have upgraded at some point. The built in speakers are useless as they are not loud enough to cover the tapping of the sticks on the pads, so I don't use them. I have a small pair of powered studio monitors and headphones, both of which provide plenty of volume to show off the surprisingly good sound quality found inside the unit. I gave it five stars based on how well it suits my needs, so I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Watch out Ginger Baker! Impressive sound if driven through a large bass amplifier. Incredible range of sounds that should satisfy most drummers. For $how could you pass it up!
    Date published: 2008-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serious Musician thinks its great I have been in several bands. I am mainly a singer guitar player but I dabble in several other instruments including drums. I have been using a Cajon with a mic and/or an alesis SR 16 drum machine for recording for several years. I have always wanted an electronic kit for recording and practice but havent had the space or money for one. Also I have kept my eye on these little drum pads as they have improved over the years. I always thought they were close but they were always either really cheap or too expensive and they never had the right combination of Layout, pedals, touch sensitive pads all for less than $300. I bought mine and took it home and immediately recorded a drum track for a song I was working on. Its great! The sound, layout and compact design are perfect. It a whole electronic kit in a small package. Limitations, The speakers should not be used for much. From the heaphone out the sound is really good but you wont see the next number 1 song recorded on this machine, because the pads are all in one unit they came up with a supression function that drops a snare or other note if you hit it much softer than the hi hat or crash at the exact same time, I have already adjusted my playing and the suppression keep rouge pads from triggering pretty effectively. We used it last night for band practice because our drummer coulndt make it. I used the preprogramed beats. Plugged into the PA and it sounded fine, kept time for us while practicing. I even reached over and threw in an occasional fill on the pads and dialed down the tempo to ritard the end of a few songs. Also I played my drummers kit after practicing on this thing and I noticed a huge difference. By the time I recorded that first track getting a nice take all the way through my drumming chops had already improved. Bottom Line. An amazing toy, really too good to be a toy, A useful practice aid, and for home recording adequate sound and expressive attributes. There are also some cheesy songs built in. The sound of the other instruments is cheesey but I have already picked up a few drumming techniques by listening closely and emulating the drums. You can mute individual drum parts to figure them out then eventually mute all the drums and play the beats. I would say you could work with that and save yourself about 6 months of lessons. pretty cool. Eventually I would like nicer pedals but I am actually getting pretty used to these and I might just stick with them. I stopped babying them and figured if they break they break and now I like them more. At first I was trying not to hit them too hard and stomp on them but I figured I would just mash it like a regular kit. They seem like they can take it. I think Replacements are only $15 anyhow.
    Date published: 2010-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I may buy another one This was a gift for my Three and a half year old Grandson. I know it is almost too fancy for him, but he really enjoys it. My son was in drum corp and was amazed at the sounds. The grandson will be finding more features that this thing has for quite a while.
    Date published: 2010-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift This Drum Kit is great! We hooked it up to record and it sounds good. Everyone got involved in trying it out.
    Date published: 2009-01-02
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