Aromas and flavours may have been added to some electronic drummers’ names this year, but the new Yamaha Electronic drums are the ones to buy.
The Yamaha Electronic range includes the YZR-1000, which is the latest Yamaha electric drum to go on sale in the UK.
The drum is built on the latest generation of Yamaha’s X-series electric drum machine, which debuted in 2014.
It features a titanium alloy body, titanium heads, titanium drum heads, carbon fibre electronics and a titanium cone that acts as the head.
The YZ-1000 features an aluminium body and a magnesium alloy head.
Yamaha also recently launched its new electronic drum machine at the 2014 New Zealand Electronic Music Awards, the second of the year, and also announced plans to introduce an electric drum controller in the new year.
The X-Series electric drum, which Yamaha started producing in 2002, is a three-stroke drum with a range of speeds of 200-300 beats per minute (bpm).
The drum has a titanium head, titanium cone and a steel cone with titanium inlay.
The drum is powered by an eight-channel USB rechargeable battery pack.
Yamaha claims that it can be used for up to 10 hours of continuous playtime.
The company says that the Y-1000 is “the only electric drum currently in the world with an aluminium aluminium head with a titanium body”.
The Yamaha YZD-1000 electric drum features a carbon fibre titanium cone, a titanium drum head, and a carbon fiber aluminium cone with a carbon head.