Yamaha Design “Synapses” DD-45
Circular, compact digital percussion with playability and a realistic sound.
An important aspect of the design of the instrument is that the player can really get involved in playing. The design means that the instrument can be fixed to a snare stand, where players can treat it like a musical instrument—as opposed to a toy that is placed on a table or on the floor.
Sound holes in the panel in an elegant, flowing sound wave pattern, and variations in head heights, which ensure superb playability. A concise design made up of mostly circular elements.
High-end digital drum image and quality feel, realized in a compact, circular shape. The layout of the panels is akin to that of drums; it feels like you are playing the real thing.
The arrangement of the circles—a shape symbolizing percussion instruments—is simplicity itself, and makes you want to hold the instrument and play it with your bare hands. The location of the control panel makes it easy to use.
- Thomas Coulbeaut
- Yamaha Design Laboratory