Yamaha DTX400K Review

The first electronic drum kit we are going to look at today is the Yamaha DTX400K , and for those who don’t know, Yamaha happens to be one of the leading brands in the drumming business, and actually, have a lot of different models under their belt.

The DTX400K can be considered as a entry-level electronic drum kit because it does feature some of the best things a beginner will need in e-drum set.

It gets better yamaha on this one aims not to compromise on sound quality, but provide an affordable e-drum kit.

The  DTX400K comes packed with every feature you would want into an amazing looking e-drum. It even features technology as found in the Pro DTX models and Yamaha’s Motif synths.

What is in the box?

Things You Will Get:

  • DTX400 Drum Trigger Module
  • KU100 Silent Bass Drum Pedal
  • 10″ Ride Cymbal
  • 10″ Crash Cymbal
  • Hi Hat Pedal
  • Hi Hat Pad
  • 7″ Snare and Tom Pads (x4)
  • Steel Mounting Rack
  • Owner’s Manual

The DTX400K comes with many high-ends features so let’s look at all the perks and advantages below:

  • NEW DTX400 Drum Trigger Module with 297 high-quality sounds.
  • New KU100 kick unit for silent bass drum operation Large
  • 10” Ride and Crash cymbals and
  • 10” Hi-hat cymbal Basic hi-hat controller allows open, closed, pedal and splash hi-hat sounds.
  • 7” Drum Pads newly designed for greater playability and durability
  • 10 interactive Training Functions with Voice Guidance
  • 10 Preset kits (all of which can be overwritten)
  • 10 play-along songs (new songs can be downloaded via USB)
  • Steel Rack provides a solid playing experience
  • Upgradeable with DTX-PAD snare (XP80)

In addition, their exclusive 10 training functions including Groove Check, Rhythm Gate, Tempo Up/Down, Change, Part Mute and Fast Blast. Each covers a different skill, enabling you to work on aspects of your rhythm and timing, and also learn new patterns.

The only downside in this e-drum kit is that it is missing LCD. However, this feature is available in the other variant of Yamaha Series.

Overall, the DTX400 is a one of the best electronic drum kits for beginners out there in the market. The built quality is great, 297 high-quality sounds, excellent built in training features, fantastic 10 factory preset kits sound and  noiseless kick drum and hi-hat pedals are enough for comfortable drumming. Other than that, this is one of the most budget electronic drum kits available in the market. The price is very low as compared to others in our lineup.

Christopher Cortez

Christopher, is a professional drummer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and also the lead editor of TopDrumGear based in California.