Quick Guide

This section describes how to set up the EAD10 and adjust sounds.

Setting up

Attaching the Sensor Unit

Attach the Sensor Unit to the top of the batter side bass drum hoop.
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Installing the Main Unit

Either place the Main Unit on a table, or attach the Main Unit to a hi-hat stand.
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Connecting the Cables

Connect the straight plug to the Main Unit, and the L-shaped
plug to the Sensor Unit.

Included Connector Cables

[A] jack on the rear panel of the Main Unit <--> [A] jack on the Sensor Unit
[B] jack on the Main Unit <--> [B] jack on the Sensor Unit

cable set

Securing the Cables

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Position the L-shaped plugs connected the Sensor Unit on their sides. This provides a more stable cable position.

cable setting 2
Use the Cable band to secure the Connector Cables close to the Sensor Unit.

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When mounting the Main Unit on a hi-hat stand, use the Cable band to keep the cables from interfering with the foot pedal.

Connecting Headphones

Connect the headphones to the [PHONES] jack.

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Adjusting Volume and Sound Balance

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  1. Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] knob or [AUDIO/CLICK VOLUME] knob.
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    MASTER : Overall volume
    AUDIO/CLICK : Volume control for the AUX IN (auxiliary input) and Metronome (click)—sounds other than what you play

Hit all drums and cymbals in the drum set to make sure that the EAD10 is picking up the sound.

Changing Sounds

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  1. Turn the [SCENE] knob to select different sounds (Scenes).

  2. Adjust the levels with the [REVERB], [EFFECT], and [TRIGGER] knobs.
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    REVERB : Adjusts the Reverb depth
    EFFECT : Adjusts the Effect depth
    TRIGGER : Adjusts the Trigger Sound volume (with the default setting, the Trigger sound is added to the bass drum)

Practicing with the Metronome (Click)

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  1. Press the [ icon click ](Click) button.

  2. Press the button below [ icon metronome 1 ] to the start the Metronome.
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  3. Use the [+] or [–] buttons to adjust the tempo.

  4. Press the [ icon metronome 2 ]button again to stop the Metronome.
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Playing Along with a Favorite Song

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  1. Connect a portable music player to the [AUX IN] jack.

  2. Start music playback on your portable player.

  3. Play the drums while listening with headphones.

    • You can play alone with a favorite song by Smart Device app. Refer to this page .

Recording Your Performance

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Recording to the Main unit

  1. Press the [RECORDER] button.

  2. Press the button below “●” to start recording.
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  3. Play the drums.

  4. Press the button below “◎” to stop recording.
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    • You can also record with app. Refer to the link:01_feature_en.html#Using with app["Using with app"].

    • You can record up to 90 seconds at a time.

Recording to a USB Flash Drive

  1. Connect a USB flash drive to the [USB TO DEVICE] terminal on the rear panel.
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    When a USB flash drive is connected

    • You can record up to 90 minutes at a time.
      (in case the firmware version 2.0. Older version is 30 minutes.)

    • A new file is created every time you record.

    • Simultaneously press Playback and Record to overdub your performance onto the
      currently playing song.

  2. Press the [RECORDER] button.

  3. Press the button below “●” to start recording.
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  4. Play the drums.

  5. Press the button below “◎” to stop recording.
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Connecting to a PA System

pa system setting Standard phone plug (6.3 mm)

Connect the OUTPUT [R]/[L/MONO] jacks to the PA system.

caution CAUTION

  • Acoustic feedback (a loud squeal or screech) may occur depending upon the position of the microphone and the proximity and direction of the speakers.

  • Please note that Scenes using high-gain effects such as distortion or compression are more likely to cause feedback if the speakers are too close or pointed towards the drum set.


  • Whenever connecting other devices, make sure that plugs on the cables you are using match the jacks on each device.

  • Make sure the volume levels on all external devices are set at their minimum.

  • When using the Main Unit with an external device for sound output, turn the Main Unit power on first, and then the power on the external device. When turning power off, do so in the reverse order. Not

Enhance Your Drum Set with Separately Sold Add-Ons

You can connect add-ons (sold separately) to the Main Unit’s Trigger Input jacks or Footswitch jack and play Trigger Sounds or switch functions.
Here are some of the things you can do with separately sold add-ons.

Connecting to the [1 KICK/2]~[6] Jacks

Separately sold add-ons

Main applications

Drum Trigger
dt50s DT50S

Attach a drum trigger to an acoustic drum and trigger a sound from the EAD10 (including your own samples) whenever the drum is played. The EAD10 will change the volume of the sound depending on how hard you play.

Pad / Pedal
tp70s hh40
xp80 pcy135

• Play the EAD10 like an electronic drum module.
• The pads can also be used to perform in other ways such as kit switching, turning functions on and off and many others.

Connecting to the [FOOT SW] Jack

Separately sold add-ons

Main applications


Switch functions
Play Trigger Sounds

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fc5 FC5

Switch on or off

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Adjust volume (keeps its position when released)

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hh40 HH40

• Switch on or off
• Play Trigger Sounds

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• Switch on or off
• Adjust volume (pedal returns when released)
• Play Trigger Sounds

Using with Your Low Volume Drum Kit

You can use the EAD10 with your Low Volume drum kit.

Refer to the page .