Yamaha DD-7 Specifications

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Model No.
Serial No.
DD-9
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Welcome
Congratulations! You are now the
proud owner of a powerful new musical instrument capable of inspiring
and fueling your musical creativity.
This is not just another digital percussion instrument. The DD-9 is the
result of passion, vision, and commitment from people who want you
to enjoy yourself every time you
play it. We’re sure you’ll agree as
you discover the limitless possibilities of your new digital percussion
instrument! Keep this manual in a
safe place for future reference.
Contents
The DD-9 At a Glance........................ 2
Setting Up .......................................... 3
Playing the Demo .............................. 4
Percussion Set .................................. 4
Pad Assign ......................................... 5
Style .................................................... 5
Tempo ................................................ 6
Tap Start ............................................. 6
Auto Roll ............................................ 7
Sound Effect ...................................... 7
Troubleshooting ................................ 8
Specifications .................................... 8
Percussion Set List ......................... 33
Voice List ......................................... 33
Taking Care of the DD-9
Avoid Heat
affected receiver(s).
Avoid placing the DD-9 near windows, heaters
or other areas subject to excessive heat or in a
car exposed to direct sunlight.
Cleaning the DD-9
Avoid Dust and Moisture
Use only a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth to
clean the DD-9. Never use solvents or thinners
to clean the instrument.
Avoid locations where the DD-9 is likely to be
exposed to excessive dust or moisture.
Avoid Power Cord Damage
Avoid Physical Shocks
Do not place the DD-9 where somebody is liable
to step on, trip over or crush the power cord or
any other connecting cables.
Do not subject the DD-9 to strong physical
shocks and avoid placing heavy objects on it.
Avoid Television and Radio Interference
The DD-9 contains digital circuitry and may
cause interference if it is placed too close to
radio or television receivers. If interference
occurs, move the DD-9 farther away from the
Making Connections
Before making any connections, turn off the
power of the DD-9 and any other equipment.
Lower the volume on all audio equipment to the
minimum level when turning the power on.
1
The DD-9 At a Glance
LED display
LED display shows, the
selected Style, Volume,
Percussion Set, Tempo,
Sound Effect, Auto Roll,
and other settings.
Front View
STYLE LIST
57-60 FUNK
84
BEGUINE
00-06 DANCE
36-39 16 BEAT
61-65 SWING
85
RHUMBA
06-09 HOUSE
40-43 ROCK SHUFFLE
66-67 JAZZ BALLAD
86
MAMBO
CHA-CHA
32-35 8 BEAT
44
PROGRE, ROCK
66-71 FUSION
87
14-16 RAP
45
PUNK ROCK
72-73 BOSSA NOVA
88
17-19 DISCO
46
TECHNO ROCK
74-76 SAMBA
89-90 AFRICAN
20-23 POP ROCK
47
LATIN ROCK
77-79 SALSA
91
24-26 HARD ROCK
48-50 ROCK'N'ROLL
10-13 HIP HOP
BEAT
80-81 REGGAE
27-28 HEAVY METAL
51-53 RHYTHM & BLUES
29-31 CONTEMPO. ROCK
54-56 SOUL
STYLE/PERC.SET/TEMPO
SELECTOR
TANGO
COUNTRY
92-93 MARCH
82
CALYPSO
94-96 WALTZ
83
MERENGUE
97-99 METRONOME
SOUND EFFECT PADS
STYLE PERC. TEMPO DEMO
SET
VOLUME
TAP
START
PAD ASSIGN
SE
SELECT
POWER
START/ AUTO
OFF
STOP ROLL ECHO
FLAM
OFF
1
2
3
4
ROLL
ON
STYLE list
The Style list is
on the front
panel for easy
reference.
SOUND EFFECT pads
The DD-9 has four
Sound Effect pads
featuring a total of 16
realistic sound effects.
VOLUME buttons
The volume of the DD9 is controlled by the
two VOLUME buttons.
The maximum volume
is automatically set
when you turn on the
power. Holding down
either the
or
button decreases
or increases
-6dB
the volume
-9dB
rapidly.
-12dB
POWER switch
To turn on the
DD-9, move the
POWER switch to
the right; to turn it off
move the POWER
switch to the left.
MAX
SELECTOR dial
The SELECTOR dial can
be an extremely quick
way to adjust the
Percussion Set, Pad
Assignment, Auto
Rhythm Style, Tempo
and Sound Effect sets.
Refer to each section
appropriately, for details.
-3dB
Operating buttons
STYLE (See page 5.)
PERC. SET (See page 4.)
TEMPO (See page 6.)
DEMO (See page 4.)
TAP START (See page 6.)
PAD ASSIGN (See page 5.)
SE SELECT (See page 7.)
START/ STOP
(See pages 4, 5 and 6.)
AUTO ROLL (See page 7.)
Side View
-15dB
-18dB
-21dB
-24dB
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
L6
L7
L8
L9
Supplied Accessories
• Percussion Sticks
• Voice List
2
+
DC IN
_
10-12V
HEAD
PH
AUX. ONES/
OUT
_
+
DC IN 10-12V
HEADPHONES/
AUX. OUT
Setting Up
Supplying Power
Percussion
Pads
Striking two percussion pads
at the same time produces
simultaneous sounds according to the voices assigned to
the respective pads.
The DD-9 will operate on either an optional power adaptor or
optional batteries.
▼ To connect a power adaptor:
1. Connect only a Yamaha PA-1, PA-1B or
PA-3 power adaptor to the DC IN jack of
the DD-9.
2. Plug the power adaptor into an
AC power
outlet.
Sensitivity
The DD-9’s main percussion
pads feature touch sensors so
that they respond just like
acoustic percussion instruments. Striking the percussion pads with different force
results in relatively loud or
soft sounds accordingly. Be
careful not to strike the pads
with excessive force as this
may seriously damage the
percussion pad sensors.
Headphones
You can use a standard pair of
stereo headphones, such as
Yamaha’s HPE-3 or HPE-150,
with the DD-9 for private
practice.
To connect headphones insert
the headphone plug into the
HEADPHONES/AUX. OUT
jack. The DD-9’s internal
speakers will switch off
automatically when you plug
in a pair of headphones.
_
+
DC IN 10-12V
HEADPHONES/
AUX. OUT
Caution: The use of any other power adaptors may
cause serious damage to the DD-9.
▼ To insert batteries:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover located on the bottom
of the DD-9.
OPE
N
2. Insert six (6) 1.5 V “AA” (R-6, SUM-3) or equivalent batteries into the battery compartment.
Make sure the polarities are lined up as indicated in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover securely.
Caution: To prevent damage due to battery leakage,
remove all the batteries from the instrument when it is
not to be used for an extended period of time.
❏ When the batteries are low, replace with a complete set of six new batteries.
Never mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries. The batteries
are low when the DD-9’s voices become noticeably distorted or the DD-9
resets to default settings unexpectedly.
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Playing the Demo
To give you an idea of the DD-9’s sophisticated
capabilities, it comes with a demonstration song.
▼ To play back the demonstration
song:
1. Press the DEMO
button.
DEMO
Percussion Set
The DD-9 allows you to choose from ten
different Percussion Sets quickly and easily.
Nine Percussion Sets have preset voice combinations. (See Percussion Set List on page 33.).
The DD-9 has one Custom Percussion Set
allowing you to combine any four of the DD-9’s
voices into a set. (See “Pad Assign” on page 5.)
▼ To select a Percussion Set:
1. Press the PERC. SET button to enter the
Percussion Set mode.
PERC.
SET
2. To stop playback, press either the DEMO
button again or the START/STOP
button.
START/
DEMO
STOP
OR
The current Percussion Set number appears in
the LED display.
You can begin playing the DD-9’s percussion
pads as soon as you turn the POWER switch on
and adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
You have approximately three seconds after
the PERC. SET button is released to start
selecting a Percussion Set before the DD-9
returns to the Auto Rhythm Style mode.
2. Press the PERC. SET button repeatedly or
turn the SELECTOR dial until the desired
Percussion Set number appears in the LED
display.
PERC.
SET
OR
STYLE LIST
57-60 FUNK
32-35 8 BEAT
00-06 DANCE
61-65 SWING
36-39 16 BEAT
66-67 JAZZ BALLAD
40-43 ROCK SHUFFLE
06-09 HOUSE
10-13 HIP HOP
44
PROGRE, ROCK
14-16 RAP
45
PUNK ROCK
66-71 FUSION
BEAT
72-73 BOSSA NOVA
87
88
BEGUINE
RHUMBA
MAMBO
CHA-CHA
TANGO
46
TECHNO ROCK
74-76 SAMBA
89-90 AFRICAN
20-23 POP ROCK
47
LATIN ROCK
77-79 SALSA
91
24-26 HARD ROCK
48-50 ROCK'N'ROLL
80-81 REGGAE
51-53 RHYTHM & BLUES
27-28 HEAVY METAL
29-31 CONTEMPO. ROCK
STYLE/PERC.SET/TEMPO
54-56 SOUL
SELECTOR
TAP
START
PAD ASSIGN
SE
SELECT
POWER
ON
82
CALYPSO
83
MERENGUE
COUNTRY
92-93 MARCH
94-96 WALTZ
97-99 METRONOME
SOUND EFFECT PADS
STYLE PERC. TEMPO DEMO
SET
VOLUME
OFF
84
85
86
17-19 DISCO
START/ AUTO
OFF
STOP ROLL ECHO
FLAM
ROLL
1
2
3
4
The Percussion Set numbers only cycle
forward when you press the PERC. SET
button.
The SELECTOR dial turns either clockwise
or counterclockwise and the Percussion Set
numbers cycle up or down accordingly.
❏ Percussion Sets appear in the LED display as P0P9. P0 is the Custom Percussion Set and P1-P9
represent different combinations of four voices.
❏ Percussion Set P1 is automatically selected when
the power is turned on.
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Pad Assign
The DD-9 contains a total of 55 high quality
voices that can be assigned to each of the four
percussion pads. The Custom Set pad assignment allows any combinations of the 55 voices.
▼ To assign a voice to a percussion
pad:
1. Strike the percussion pad to which you want to
assign a voice.
STYLE LIST
32-35 8 BEAT
00-06 DANCE
57-60 FUNK
36-39 16 BEAT
61-65 SWING
40-43 ROCK SHUFFLE
06-09 HOUSE
10-13 HIP HOP
14-16 RAP
17-19 DISCO
20-23 POP ROCK
44
PROGRE, ROCK
45
PUNK ROCK
66-67 JAZZ BALLAD
66-71 FUSION
BEAT
72-73 BOSSA NOVA
46
TECHNO ROCK
47
LATIN ROCK
74-76 SAMBA
77-79 SALSA
48-50 ROCK'N'ROLL
24-26 HARD ROCK
80-81 REGGAE
51-53 RHYTHM & BLUES
27-28 HEAVY METAL
29-31 CONTEMPO. ROCK
STYLE/PERC.SET/TEMPO
54-56 SOUL
SELECTOR
82
CALYPSO
83
MERENGUE
84
85
86
87
88
BEGUINE
RHUMBA
MAMBO
CHA-CHA
TANGO
89-90 AFRICAN
91
COUNTRY
92-93 MARCH
94-96 WALTZ
97-99 METRONOME
SOUND EFFECT PADS
STYLE PERC. TEMPO DEMO
SET
PAD ASSIGN
SE
SELECT
POWER
OFF
ON
START/ AUTO
OFF
STOP ROLL ECHO
FLAM
ROLL
2. Press and hold either the
ASSIGN button.
The DD-9 features a large variety of Auto
Rhythm Styles including variations of basic 8
and 16 beat patterns as well as more exotic
styles such as Son Afro and Calypso. You can
play along with any of the DD-9 Auto Rhythm
Styles. (See the front panel for the Style list.)
▼ To select and play back an Auto
Rhythm Style:
1. Press the STYLE button repeatedly or turn
the SELECTOR dial until the desired Auto
Rhythm Style number appears in the LED
display.
VOLUME
TAP
START
Style
1
2
3
4
or
PAD
STYLE
OR
PAD ASSIGN
The currently assigned voice number is
shown in the LED display.
3. While holding either PAD ASSIGN button,
strike the same percussion pad repeatedly or
turn the SELECTOR dial until the desired
voice number appears in the LED display.
(See the supplied Voice List or page 33.)
The Auto Rhythm Style numbers only cycle
forward when you press the STYLE button.
The SELECTOR dial turns either clockwise
or counterclockwise and the Auto Rhythm
Style numbers cycle up or down accordingly.
2. Press the START/STOP button.
START/
STOP
OR
The currently selected Auto Rhythm Style
plays back.
Voice numbers cycle from 00 to 54 to 00
when striking the percussion pad.
PAD ASSIGN button decreases the
The
PAD ASSIGN
voice number and the
button increases the voice number.
4. Release the
or
PAD ASSIGN button.
A new voice is now assigned to the designated percussion pad.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for any or all of the other
DD-9 percussion pads to set the four percussion pads to the desired voice(s).
To stop playback, press the START/STOP
button again.
❏ You can select another Auto Rhythm Style or
enter the Tempo, Percussion Set or Sound Effect
Set mode while any Auto Rhythm Style is playing.
❏ Auto Rhythm Style “Dance 1” is automatically
selected and “00” appears in the LED
display when the power is turned on.
❏ Auto Rhythm Style “00” is selected and appears
automatically in the LED display when the
demonstration song is stopped.
❏ The DD-9 always returns to Custom Set P0 when
assigning voices to a percussion pad.
❏ All pad assignment changes are memorized in
Custom Set P0 until the power is turned off.
5
Tap Start
Tempo
The tempo can be adjusted in 35 steps, from 40
to 280 beats per minute (bpm). The steps are
shown in the LED display as values from 01 to
35. The default tempo varies according to Auto
Rhythm Style.
▼ To adjust the tempo:
1. Press the TEMPO button to enter the Tempo
mode.
TEMPO
The DD-9 features a Tap Start function that sets
the overall tempo depending on how fast you
strike the percussion pads. This is an advanced
feature that is very useful for coordinating your
playing tempo with the selected Auto Rhythm
Style tempo.
▼ To set the tempo with Tap Start:
1. Press the TAP START button to enter the
Tap Start mode.
TAP
START
The currently selected Tempo value appears
in the LED display and the right Tempo dot
lights.
You have approximately three seconds after
releasing the TEMPO button to start adjusting the tempo setting before the DD-9 returns
to Auto Rhythm Style mode.
2. Press the TEMPO button repeatedly or turn
the SELECTOR dial until the desired tempo
value appears in the LED display.
TEMPO
The left Tempo dot flashes at the current
tempo indicating that you are in Tap Start
standby mode.
To cancel the Tap Start mode, press the TAP
START button again.
2. Strike any percussion pad three
or four times depending on the
time signature of the selected
Auto Rhythm Style.
3. Playback of the currently selected
Auto Rhythm Style will start at the desired
tempo right after the third or fourth strike on
the percussion pad.
OR
4. To stop playback, press the START/STOP
button.
The tempo values only cycle forward when
you press the TEMPO button.
The SELECTOR dial turns either clockwise
or counterclockwise and the tempo values
cycle up or down accordingly.
The range of available tempos is from 40 to
280 bpm. You can change the current tempo
while any Auto Rhythm Style is playing.
To stop playback and enter Tap Start standby
mode, press the TAP START button.
START/
STOP
TAP
START
OR
LED display Tempo Dots
The DD-9 has two tempo lights in the top of the LED display. During Auto Rhythm Style playback, the two
lights flash in a specific pattern so you can keep the beat easily.
The tempo lights flash as follows:
1st measure
1st Beat
2nd measure
6
2nd Beat
3rd Beat
4th Beat
Auto Roll
The DD-9 is equipped with three Auto Roll
effects that help enhance your playing. The
effects include ECHO, FLAM and ROLL. Each
of these effects varies according to the selected
tempo so that the initial strike starts the effect
and the DD-9 keeps the beat throughout the
effect’s duration. Auto Roll effects work only
with the percussion pads.
▼ To select an Auto Roll effect:
1. Press the AUTO ROLL button once to enter
the Auto Roll mode.
AUTO
ROLL
Sound Effect
The DD-9 has four sound effect pads that feature
16 realistic and versatile sound effects. A set of
four different sound effects, represented by the
symbols printed on the DD-9’s front panel, is
available for each sound effect pad.
▼ To select different sound effects:
1. Press the SE SELECT button to enter the
Sound Effect mode.
SE
SELECT
OFF
ECHO
FLAM
The current sound effect set number will
appear in the LED display.
ROLL
The current Auto Roll setting will appear in
the LED display for approximately 3 seconds.
2. Select an effect from the list next to the
AUTO ROLL button and press the AUTO
ROLL button in succession until the desired
effect setting appears in the LED display.
The Auto Roll OFF setting is automatically
selected when the power is turned on.
❏ The Auto Roll function may produce unexpected
effects or not produce any effect at all, depending
on the voice selected and the tempo setting.
Effect Setting
(OFF)
2. Press the SE SELECT button repeatedly or
turn the SELECTOR dial until the desired
sound effect set number appears in the LED
display.
SE
SELECT
OR
Description
No Auto Roll effects
are assigned.
(ECHO)
The DD-9 will produce a
fading echo sound automatically.
(FLAM)
The DD-9 will produce a
double note (called a
flam) for every single
note you play.
(ROLL)
You have approximately three seconds, after
releasing of the SE SELECT button to start
selecting the sound effect setting before the
DD-9 returns to the Auto Rhythm Style
mode.
The sound effect set numbers only cycle
forward from E1 to E4 when you press the
SE SELECT button.
The SELECTOR dial turns either clockwise
or counterclockwise and the sound effect set
numbers cycle up or down accordingly.
The DD-9 will produce a
drum roll synchronized
with the tempo setting.
Each time you strike a
percussion pad a roll will
follow.
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Troubleshooting Specifications
In many cases, seemingly big problems or
malfunctions can be remedied easily. Please
check the following list before deciding that
your DD-9 is broken.
If the problem is not listed here or the suggested
remedy is ineffective, take the DD-9 to an
authorized Yamaha dealer for proper diagnosis
and repairs. Do not attempt to repair this digital
percussion instrument as serious damage may
occur.
Percussion pads
A buzz or click occurs momentarily when the DD-9
is turned ON or OFF.
❏ This is a normal power surge noise that occurs
when the POWER switch is operated.
Auxiliary Functions
4 (touch sensitive)
SE pads
4
Percussion sets
9 preset + 1 custom
Auto Rhythm Styles
100
Instrument and Sound Effect Voices
55
Tap Start, Auto Roll, Auto
Rhythm Style, Demonstration
Song
Panel Controls
POWER switch, SELECTOR
dial, VOLUME buttons, STYLE
button, PERC. SET button,
TEMPO button, TAP START
button, PAD ASSIGN buttons,
START/STOP button, AUTO/
ROLL button, SE SELECT
button, DEMO button
The LED display is completely dark.
❏ The batteries are low and should be replaced
immediately.
No sound comes from the speakers.
❏ The volume is turned down too low and should be
adjusted up appropriately.
❏ A plug is inserted into the HEADPHONES/AUX.
OUT jack and should be taken out immediately.
The wrong voice plays when you strike a percussion pad.
❏ The desired voice has not been assigned to the
percussion pad. Use the PAD ASSIGN function to
program the desired voice to the appropriate
percussion pad.
The custom pad voice assignments have disappeared or defaulted.
❏ The batteries are low and should be replaced
immediately.
❏ The POWER switch has been turned OFF and ON
and the default voices have replaced the desired
voices. Use the PAD ASSIGN function to program
the desired voices again.
When the percussion pads are struck, the LED
display goes dark momentarily and then changes
to the default reading “00”.
❏ The batteries are low and should be replaced
immediately.
LED Display
STYLE/PERCUSSION SET/
TEMPO and other settings
Connectors
DC IN 10-12V
Headphones/AUX.OUT
Main amplifier
3.8W (EIAJ)
Speaker
10.0cm
Power Source
AC power adaptor
YAMAHA PA-1, PA-1B, or PA-3
(sold separately)
Batteries
Six “AA” size, SUM-3, R-6, or
equivalent batteries
(sold separately)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
435mm x 236mm x 160mm
(17 1/8” x 9 1/4” x 6 1/3”)
Weight
1.4 Kg (3 lbs., 1oz.)
Supplied accessories
Percussion Sticks
Voice List
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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