Used Yamaha EAD10 Acoustic Drum Module

Written by Jazz Brown

Yamaha presents the EAD10 as a complete solution with studio-grade drum sound for acoustic drums – for practice, for recordings and on stage. With a few simple steps you transform your acoustic drums into a hybrid set with which you can deliver both e-drum and acoustic sounds absolutely convincingly.

Yamaha’s EAD10 Acoustic-Electronic Drum Module transforms every acoustic drums into a powerful hybrid of acoustic and electronic drums with sample-quality, studio-quality digital effects. It allows playing and recording of acoustic drums for playback from your own music collection or to friends’ tracks. It is also possible to share these performances directly digitally. With the free iOS app, videos of your own game can be rotated, edited and uploaded to YouTube and social media. The EAD10 extends every aspect of drumming – how to practice, record and play live.

The Yamaha EAD10 consists of two parts: the EAD sensor and the EAD module. The sensor is simply mounted on the clamping ring of the bass drum and captures all the drums from this position. The bass drum itself activates a trigger in the EAD sensor, the entire kit is removed by the two integrated microphones. These signals are transmitted via two cables to the EAD module, where they can be processed with effects. The result is a high-quality recording of the processed sound, which can be eavesdropped on headphones or a sound system or sent via USB to a laptop or mobile device.

Yamaha EAD10 Acoustic Drum Module Specs

Type: Drum Module with Mic and Trigger
Polyphony: 64
Sounds: 757 voices – Bass Drum, Snare, Cymbal, Tambourine, Cowbell, Other percussion
Effects: 11 x Reverbs, Distortion, Delay, Wah, Compressor, Flanger
Module Trigger Inputs: 2 x 1/4″ (sensor/kick), 1 x 1/4″ (snare), 2 x 1/4″ (trigger 5,6)
Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/8″ (aux in)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (main out), 1 x 1/4″ (headphones)
USB : 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
Other I/O: 1 x 1/4″ (footswitch)
Storage: 1 minute 30 sec (internal recording), 30 minute (flash drive)
File Format: WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz)
Power: 12V DC power supply
Height: 2.48″
Depth: 5.43″
Width: 10.23″
Weight: 1.44 lbs.

The EAD module also offers the option of expanding and layering the acoustic drum sound with more than 750 already-integrated samples or up to 100 of your own sounds. The module offers inputs for up to six triggers like Yamaha’s DT50, which can alternatively be used with additional pads instead of sensors attached to the drums. A trigger for the bass drum is already integrated in the EAD sensor. When connecting the EAD10 to a computer with the appropriate software, the set up sound can be recorded directly. The result is great drum recordings quickly and easily, without the need for additional microphones or other studio equipment.

The Yamaha EAD10 works perfectly together with the free app “Rec’n’Share”. This makes it possible to shoot videos of your own performances, which can then be stored locally and uploaded to social media or YouTube. To learn and rehearse pieces, the music in the app can be played at different speeds and provided with an automatically generated click track. Even without the app jamming to your own favorite music is easily possible: An AUX input provides the ability to use MP3 players or smartphones as a source of playback and thus to play your own favorite pieces.

According to the manufacturer, the EAD10 is therefore the perfect solution for all applications, from rehearsing new pieces in the rehearsal room, recording own performances, to live performances with the least possible effort.

Used Price: $399.9