Check out our demo review of the Yamaha EAD-10 Electronic Acoustic Drums module.
View the Yamaha EAD-10 over at PMT Online today: qVukER
Yamaha drum specialist, Simon Edgoose, gives PMTVUK an in-depth overview of the revolutionary new EAD-10 system. EAD stands for Electronic Acoustic Drums, and has been designed to capture and modify the sound of your acoustic drum kit, offering endless tonal options and making recording a kit much simpler.
The EAD-10 comes in two parts, the sensor, which clamps onto the bass drum rim, and a separate module which does all the clever DSP processing. The Sensor has microphones inside, as well as a trigger and it is designed to pick up the sound of the whole drum kit from one central location to give a really great sound. The Sensor takes the sound of the kit and sends it to the EAD module. Here you can add studio effects and/or samples onto the sound.
This has been made possible by using Yamaha's extensive knowledge of DSP (Digital Signal Processing), effects and sampling and combining it into one product for drummers. You can store these into 200 locations or 'Scenes' as they are called in the EAD. A Scene is a complete setting of effects, samples and settings. The EAD module also allows for 90 seconds internal recording (or up to 30 minutes on a USB stick), importing of up to 100 of your own samples, and you can also connect triggers and pads to further expand your kit.
There's also a Yamaha EAD companion app, Rec 'n' Share, available from the Apple app store, which allows you to jam along to your favourite songs, add a click track, speed up/slow down and loop a track. You can also film videos onto your iPhone using the EAD-10 audio and upload direct to YouTube, all from inside the app.
Take a look and listen with PMTVUK, and check one out at your local Professional Music Technology when they hit stores in the near future...
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