Summary: This is an excellent unit with the potential - in good hands - of providing a reasonable alternative to musicians playing in small venues or with limited space. What handicaps this unit is that within a kit, and aside of the overall system sensitivity, there is no way to control individual pad volume. The addition of that feature alone would elevate this unit to a whole new level and make it a real useful instrument.
Summary: The DD65 is perfect for what I use it for. As a hobby, I use looping software to create songs that I lay live drum tracks to. I have a small house and have been using similar drum sets for a long time for space/volume reasons. The set that I had for the past fifteen years finally died (it was a pad-set that needed an external sound module) and I wanted something that had sounds in it. This way, I could minimize the amount of programming I had to do.
Excerpt: My son has a real drum set and takes private lessons; but he wanted to show others his talent and we didn't want to haul his drum set so we decided to try this one for traveling purposes. He likes the sound and has played it for hours since we bought it. I like the headphones option. He tends to play longer if no one is complaining that they can't hear to do homework etc.
"Great Little Drum Kit in an Itty-Bitty Box + Excellent Price."
By a customer from comp-u-pro.com, zzounds.com
5 May 2011
Excerpt: For what it is and how I intend to use it, I thought it would be great. Unfortunately my boys didn't have the interest in it I thought they would. We're returning it only for that reason. It's a great tool for teaching rhythm; that�s why I got it. My boys just weren�t ready for it.
Excerpt: Hi, Bought this to use as midi trigger for EZdrummer and the Hi hat problem was a bummer. However 1 call to Yamaha in Milton Keynes, they picked it up, fixed it, and returned it all within a week. All works fine now.That's good after sales service!