The EAD10 electronic acoustic drum system transforms your entire acoustic drum kit into a powerful digital/electronic hybrid with sampled sounds and studio-quality digital effects.
The Sensor Unit
The sensor unit of the EAD10 comprises a specially developed XY stereo microphone sensor and trigger sensors, allowing you to capture a balanced recording of the sound of the entire kit by placing this at the center of the kit itself.
The microphone capsule is a newly developed microphone that comes equipped with the ultra-high sound pressure resistance and strong noise resistance suitable for recording drums. The entire sensor unit, including the grill that covers the microphone capsule, incorporates an acoustical design that allows for the adjustment of directivity and frequency characteristics. The preamplifier is equipped with custom parts, and the mic itself is designed to draw out the maximum dynamic range of a drum kit while achieving the balance ideal for recording, allowing for clear and dynamic sounds.
Additionally, the range of sounds that can be created has been greatly expanded by using the trigger sensor to combine bass drum sounds with a PCM sound source.
The EAD10 has achieved both simplicity and quality by combining the technologies that could only be developed by a comprehensive manufacturer well versed in both the characteristics of instruments and microphones.
The Main Unit
The main unit of EAD10 is designed with ease of use in mind.
The left side of the main unit comes equipped with large knobs that can easily be adjusted mid-performance, so that the main control functions like volume and preset scene can be accessed easily. LED indicators have been added to the preset scene controls of reverb, effect, and trigger to make them more visible. This allows for understanding of current settings as well as quick and intuitive adjustment on even the darkest of stages. The buttons and LCD display on the right allow for even more detailed adjustments.
Additionally, a high-performance headphone amplifier was also developed specifically for this unit, and delivers power and performance that cannot be outdone by the dynamic sounds of acoustic drums.
It also comes equipped with many high-quality effects and PCM sound sources used in Yamaha electronic musical instruments. Furthermore, by using the trigger sensing technology from electronic drums, it creates added value for acoustic drums, making them into a completely new musical instrument.
Mechanism of the EAD10
EAD10 can capture the sounds of an entire drum kit and monitor them at a high quality just by attaching the sensor unit to the bass drum. By simply turning the knob on the main unit, you can control various effects and change the drum sound as you wish.
EAD10 can be played with your favorite music on smart devices* via AUX cable or USB cable connections.
In addition, by using the Android/iOS App “Rec'n'Share," you can practice by adding a metronome to your favorite music, record audio, record video, edit, and upload to SNS, etc.
* Please check whether your device is compatible with this application before using it.
EAD10 with Live scene
If a speaker is connected to the EAD10 output terminal, it can be used as a simple PA system. You won't have to spend time mic-ing drums during live performance.
Also, if you have a USB memory, you can record your own drum performance for up to 90 minutes.
Add Trigger & Pad
EAD10 can connect to a maximum of 6 triggers and pads including the bass drum trigger of the sensor unit. Percussion sounds, electronic sounds, and loops, among other things, can be incorporated to expand the range of expression.
EAD10 features a talkback function. A player's voice can be captured by the microphone sensor of the unit sensor by operating the buttons on the main unit, or by using the pedal.
This function can be used in various circumstances, including video creation and web lessons.
Use EAD10 with a mesh drum kit
Combining EAD10 with a low-volume drum kit using mesh heads and low-volume cymbals leads to the birth of an entirely new drum kit. Playing PCM sound with triggers attached to each drum and capturing raw sounds, including those of cymbals from the microphone sensor of the sensor unit, allows the raw sound of the drums themselves to be kept at a low volume while realistic drum sounds are output through the headphones and speakers. Settings that resemble that of a real drum kit lend themselves to the production of a performance that feels more real than ever before.
The Yamaha EAD10 is an incredibly versatile device that transforms your acoustic drum set into a hybrid acoustic-electronic drum kit, making it a great tool for practicing, recording, online lessons and even live performance.
Two components make up the EAD10; a sensor unit and a module unit. The sensor mounts directly to your bass drum hoop and its built-in stereo microphone is specially designed to pick up the sound of your entire drum set, while it’s inbuilt trigger allows you to add additional sampled sounds to your bass drum sound. The module then allows you to take complete control of your sound with dozens of high-quality effects and hundreds of onboard samples available. Record your drumming or plug into your laptop, tablet or smartphone to use in your online teaching or drum lessons.
When integrated with the Yamaha Rec’n’Share app (available for both Apple® iOS and Android™ devices), the functionality of the EAD10 is further enhanced. This powerhouse combination allows you to record audio and video while playing along with your favourite music, and to then share or upload your performances in text, email or social media.
The EAD10 enhances every aspect of your drumming and makes your acoustic drums do more.