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 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, dynamic sounds.
Additionally, the range of sounds that can be created has been greatly expanded, using the trigger sensor to combine bass drum sounds with a PCM sound source. The EAD10 has achieved both simplicity and quality by combining technologies that can only be developed by a comprehensive manufacturer.
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.
Using the EAD10 with a Mesh Drum Kit
Combining the 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 the raw sound of the cymbal from the sensor, allows a low-volume experience while realistic drum sounds are output through the headphones and speakers. Settings resembling that of a real drum kit lend themselves to the production of a performance that feels more real than ever before and is easily recorded with the module or Rec'n'Share app.
Key features at a Glance:
- Quickly and effectively mic any acoustic drum kit
- Sets up in seconds
- Stereo microphones capture snare, toms, and cymbals just as you hear them in the room
- Included kick sensor picks up the nuance of your pedal performance
- Optional snare trigger supported (not included)
- EAD10 module includes 250 scenes (50 preset, 200 user), 757 sounds, and 36 digital effects
- Hybridize kits and craft all-new drum sounds
- Share YouTube-ready drum covers via the free Rec'n'Share app (iOS)
- Record 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files to your laptop over USB
- Jam along with music on your phone or USB drive
- Tempo-analyze incoming audio
- Loop and adjust playback speed while you learn songs
- Includes module holder, two audio cables, and power supply