It looks like Yamaha is coming out with a new high end electronic drum set. Information on the new DTXTREME III is sparse right now, but Yamaha is planning to release more information on there site (www.dtxperience.com) on January 9th. It looks like Yamaha wants to give Roland a run for their money. This has been a long time coming as far as most edrummers are concerned. Hopefully with another company making very high end edrums the prices will come down a bit. Here is what the new Yamaha DTXTREME III looks like. The picture below is an advertisement in the latest issue of DRUM magazine.
The text on the bottom of the ad states:
“With a new and innovative hex rack, new cymbals, a new kick tower, and an all-new module, DTXTREMEIII is like no other. Utilizing the same technology that powers the supercharged Yamaha MOTIF XS synth, the DTXTREMEIII module contains over 1,000 onboard drum, percussion, and special effect voices and over 100 General MIDI voices. With its optional memory installed, 512MB of sampling allows players to trigger a large library of custom sounds. Combine the stacking and layering capabilities of 100 voices with other advanced features, DTXTREMEIII is a complete workstation for drummers…like no other.”