Yamaha today introduced the EAD10, the first-ever stand-alone acoustic drum module system enabling drummers to easily capture the sounds of an acoustic drum set with a single microphone/trigger component attached to a powerful digital processor.
Ideal for recording, rehearsal, and performance, the EAD10 addresses persistent challenges facing drummers who want to record high-quality drum performances easily and affordably, thanks to its central module and combination microphone/trigger sensor that easily mounts on the bass drum. The microphone effectively captures and reproduces the natural, dynamic sound of the entire kit, while the module adds any number of effects, including a flange, phase, and several varieties of reverb.
For hybrid drum expansion, the central module features a snare trigger input and two 3-zone trigger inputs that are compatible with the Yamaha DT50S snare trigger and DTX Series pads. This connectivity provides endless creative possibilities with nearly 800 stored sounds and effects, an onboard sampler and 50 preset combinations, with room to program 200 more.
The EAD10’s free Rec ‘N’ Share iOS app enables drummers to record their drum track on top of their favorite music, while at the same time capture a video of their performance. Once complete, they can easily share the final result on social platforms such as YouTube.
Bands performing in small live venues may want to connect the central module to a mixer, to use the EAD10 as a reference for the PA system. With all drums and effects routed through the PA, the EAD10 helps integrate a live band’s sound into a more coherent whole.
“The EAD10 is a huge breakthrough for acoustic drummers,” said Steven Fisher, marketing manager, Yamaha Drums. “Drummers can now easily record audio and video of their performances without going to a professional studio or purchasing a complicated and expensive system of mics. Whether for recording, performing or practice, this module opens up a world of possibilities for creativity.”
Pricing and Availability:
The Yamaha EAD10 (MSRP: $639.00) is currently shipping. For more information, visit http://4wrd.it/EAD
For more information on Yamaha Drums, visit www.yamahadrums.com
About Yamaha: Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.