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Average rating: 3.0 out of 5
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deadfoot a part-time user from USA writes:
I really want to like my Yamaha TMX. I think it has more features than I will ever need and the drum sounds are great. Very natural as other people have remarked.

However, I can't get it work correctly with the ddrum acoustic triggers that I bought. This may be an issue with the triggers themselves, as ddrum only claims compatibility with their own modules. The ddrum modules are way too pricey for me, even for an old used one. Plus none of them have 12 trigger inputs like the TMX, of which I use 11. I'm hesitant to buy another set of triggers, just to find the same problems, or a whole new set of them.

Unless someone is able to tell me what I'm doing wrong, or give me a quick fix, I will probably sell the whole lot off on eBay at some point and get a decent set of drum mikes instead.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-04-2002 at 16:20
N Dogg a hobbyist user from Delaware USA writes:
The Yamaha TMX unit sounds good, fairly easy to program and adjust and is durable.

My church has a TMX unit that is nearly ten years old, yet it still sounds good...but only when played through a decent amp. Although they recently broke down and bought a set of Roland V-Drums, the TMX unit has proven handy for unsual effects and auxilarry percussion.

I believe that the capabilites of the unit were obscured by using it with ancient, rock-hard, slow response, low quality pads. I'd like to give the TMX a chance with some decent pads.

The TMX is MIDI capable, has room for 12 inputs and takes up little rack room. Although its response and clarity are difficult to compare to today's sophisticated systems, this is worth looking for if you're interested in exploring elcetronics or just dabbling. My only bad remarks would be difficulty in obtaining advice or tips, as well as assistance from Yamaha.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-23-2001 at 22:40
K Barnes a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I have been using a TMX with my Drumkat for a long time. I bought it instead of a Alesis because Yamaha Drum sounds sound like real acoustic drums. The sounds when run through a Crate 150 Keyboard amp fool people. I have played them behind a wall and had people fooled into thinking they were real.

I also like it because the cymbals sustain. They are not short samples that resort to reverb for lengthening. There is basically only one set of cymbals and crashes. But I like them. Again they sound real.

Just to compare our church just bought a Alesis DMPro to go with a new Alesis triggering system. The drums samples sound "Alesian" - artificial - and the cymbals barely respond and are short.

The TMX was discontinued quickly. So they are only available used. New they were originally about 200 to 300 dollars. Probably get for $100 now.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-14-2000 at 08:59
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