Yamaha DTX522K Electronic drum kit The DTX502 Drum trigger module how to mute backing drums

Yamaha DTX522K Electronic drum kit and DTX502 Drum trigger module

When you buy your first Yamaha DTX522K Electronic drum kit you take it home or to your studio take it all out of its packaging assemble it and want to get started straight away playing the drums to see what its like.

I wanted to learn to play drums and this was the kit of choice for me after set up I selected the song and kit i wanted to use to start drumming and found that the backing tracks built into the DTX502 Drum module already had drums playing ! after practicing with another drummer playing and getting frustrated I finally worked out that you can turn the drummer off so that just the music is playing “makes sense right”.

Here is a short tutorial video I made showing how to mute the drums on the practice tracks I hope it helps you when you get your first Yamaha DTX522K drum kit.

The Yamaha DTX Range is excellent for begginners and proffesional drummers.

Yamaha DTX522K Muting backing drummer on DTX502 Module

Click here to watch this Yamaha DTX522K Tutorial on YouTube

Current models of Yamaha Electronic drums

DTX400 Series, the entry level model. The kit supports up to 9 triggers, including a 3-zone snare, two cymbals, 3 tom pads, hi-hat and kick. The module has 10 editable kits, and have a USB-MIDI port.


DTX500 Series, the mid-level model. The kit supports up to 12 triggers including a 3-zone snare, 2 3-zone cymbals, dual-zone hi-hat and 8 single-zone inputs, including kick bass pad. The module contains 50 different kits and has both USB and MIDI (except the DTX 500 only has MIDI interface) connections.

DTX700 Series, the upper-range model. It supports up to 11 distinct triggers including 3-zone snare, hi-hat, cymbals and toms. 2 inputs are single-zone including the kick.

DTX900 Series, the flagship model. It supports up to 15 distinct triggers including 3-zone snare, hi-hat, cymbals and toms. 2 inputs are single-zone including the kick. The module contains 100 different drum kits and has both USB and MIDI.

Previous Models of Yamaha Electronic Drums

DTXplorer – predecessor to the DTX400 Series
DTXpress – predecessor to the DTX500 Series
DTXtreme – predecessor to the DTX700/DTX900 Series

Yamaha Electronic Drum Kits

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