The Complete Experience

Electronic Drums EFNOTE 5X

Snare drum stand and cymbal stands are optional.

Hi-hat stand and kick pedal are not included.

Unparalleled Compact Style

The EFNOTE 5X offers a complete playing experience with:

  • Beautiful sound
  • Perfect playability
  • Musical width and depth
  • Presence and elegance

Authentic Modern Vintage

While following the stylistic beauty of acoustic drums, the volume and presence of shells with black matte finish captivates your audience.

The 2nd floor tom and 2nd crash cymbal have been expanded to support the wide variety of contemporary music genres.

Full-Scale Beautiful Sound

Despite its downsized looks, the EFNOTE 5X provides full-scale acoustic drum sound thanks to the Tru-Aco™ sound technology.

Perfect Playability

The ELISE™ sensing processor is newly developed for low latency, wide dynamic-range, consistent and stable sensing.

Combining a pleasing physical touch with the best sensing performance, the EFNOTE 5X offers great playability.

Capture Your Delicate Touches

All drum/cymbal/hi-hat pads come with multi-sensor which provides consistent and stable sensing. Capturing drummer's intentions from every and each stroke.

3-Zone Snare Drum and 2-Zone Toms

  • 3-zone snare drum (head/rim/side-rim) and 2-zone toms (head/rim)
  • Hot-spot-less sensing with multi-sensor
  • Double-layered mesh drum head
  • Durable "warm-gray" colored hoop rubber
  • Birch 6-ply wood shell
  • 12x5" Snare, 10x7" Rack tom, 13x13" and 12x12" Floor toms

Snare Side-Rim

  • Easy to play side-sticks
  • Accurate sensing
  • Low acoustic noise
  • No need to switch a function between rim-shot and side-sticks

Solid and Stable Kick

  • Voluminous shell with mesh drum head to catch powerful kicks
  • Dual-sensor stable sensing for single/double beater(s)
  • Storable and sturdy spars with rubber/spike tips
  • 16x12" birch 6-ply wood shell
  • Real wood hoops
  • Metal tom mount

3-Zone Crash / Ride Cymbals

  • Elegant "warm-gray" colored cymbals
  • Fine engraved surface
  • Weight simulation with thin edge for appropriate striking feel
  • 360° flat sensing with multi-sensor
  • 360° choke supported
  • Full 3-zone Crash/Ride cymbals (bow/edge/cup)
  • 2x 16" Crash and 1x 18" Ride
* EFNOTE 5X does not support the Crash 2 cup when the Crash 3 is used.

The Finest Hi-Hat Cymbals

  • The freely swinging top and bottom cymbals have changed the concept of electronic hi-hat cymbals
  • The multiple optical sensing precisely responds to drummer's high-speed footwork
  • Smooth continuity from tight-closed to full-open sound
  • 14" top/bottom cymbals
  • General hi-hat stands compatible with φ12.7 mm (1/2") hole cymbal can be used


The new ultra thin and light weight 8" splash cymbal; the appropriate striking feel allows you to perform more like it.

Ultra-Compact Sound Module

  • Ultra-small form factor with uncompromised features
  • Metal chassis and aluminum finish
  • High quality DAC and audio circuit
  • Touch screen intuitive user interface

Full-Scale Acoustic Sound

  • Tru-Aco™ sound technology provides so real drum/cymbal sound
  • Stereo samples with wide dynamic range for all acoustic instruments
  • Minimum pre-processed, uncompressed waveforms for maximum fidelity
  • Natural and smooth continuity roll sounds

For Training

  • Multi-function metronome with beat LED indicator
  • Built-in metronome speaker for daily training without headphones
  • On-board recording function (15 songs)
  • Stroke Analyzer
  • Rhythm Box feature provides over 90 basic drum beats

For Recording

  • USB 8-ch individual audio outputs with Mac / Windows (ASIO)
  • USB 2-ch audio inputs for playback
  • Analog 4-ch audio outputs
  • USB MIDI in/out with individual MIDI channels
  • MIDI output (5-pin DIN)
  • On-board drum recording (15 songs)

For Small Gigs

  • Setlist feature enables you to configure kit order with tempo for each song
  • Kick and Snare can be output individually with analog 4-ch outputs
  • Click and Audio-In can be assigned only for headphones
  • High-power headphones output
  • MIDI output (5-pin DIN)

Stroke Analyzer

  • "Stroke Scope" displays your strike points on time-line
  • "Accuracy Score" estimates your strike accuracy

Sound Edit

  • Tuning, Muffling, 2-band EQs for each pad
  • Pad layer function can overlay two sounds
  • User Inst Library enables you to store 128 customized instruments
  • On-board reverb
  • Dedicated level control screen

Flexible Audio Routing

  • 10-ch output buses
  • Flexible output routing for each pad
  • Output assignable click
  • Output: 4-ch analog / 8-ch USB
  • Input: Analog / Bluetooth / 2-ch USB


  • Bluetooth audio-in provides you to play along with Spotify™ / YouTube™ with your smartphone
  • Bluetooth MIDI

EFNOTE Tools - Carry Data with You

You can backup, restore, and share drum kit data and trigger settings with your smartphone.

EFNOTE Tools - Get New Drum Kits

Visit the official Kit Library to get the new drum kit data.

There you will surely find ideas that inspire your creativity.

EFNOTE Tools - Adjust Remotely

For small gigs, drummers often cannot rely on FOH engineers.

Now you can remotely adjust the each pad level while playing back your beat with the built-in recorder.

EFNOTE Tools - Swap Sounds

The Swap feature makes it easy to swap each sound of toms or cymbals.

It helps you changing the set up and editing kits.

EFNOTE 5 is shown for some images.

Specifications and photos shown are prototypes and actual products may vary.

Some of technologies and designs are under patent pending.

Company names, brand names, etc. appear in photos are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.


EFNOTE 5 / EFNOTE 5X Preset Drum Kit Sound

  • The raw sound of EFNOTE 5/5X preset kits are recorded via USB (only the volume is adjusted)
  • Listening with headphones is recommended
  • Data format: .WAV file (48 kHz/24 bit)
Neo Classic
Speed Star
First Note
Great Strokes
Z & B
Coated Medium
Maple Shells
Birch Shells

Reproducing all or any part of the contents is prohibited.

Optional Components

Items required:

  • 1x Ride Cymbal 20": EFD-C20
  • 1x Cymbal Stand: EFD-CS5

  • Replacing the ride cymbal with the new 20”, and using the 18” as the 4th crash cymbal with the TOM 4 cable.

    In this case, you need to change instrument assigns for the Tom 4 pad.

    All Crash Cups are not supported with this setup.


Drum / Cymbal Pads

Kick EFD-K1612
  • Size: 16 x 12"
  • Zone: Head
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh with beater patch
  • Connector: Head (TRS Phones)
  • Features:Bass drum riser, Wood hoop
Snare EFD-S1250
  • Size: 12 x 5"
  • Zone: Head / Rim / Side-Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim, Side-Rim (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Birch shell, Colored hoop rubber, Side-Rim
Tom EFD-T1070
  • Size: 10 x 7"
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Birch shell, Colored hoop rubber
Floor Tom 1 EFD-T1212
  • Size: 12 x 12"
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Birch shell, Colored hoop rubber
Floor Tom 2 EFD-T1313
  • Size: 13 x 13"
  • Zone: Head / Rim
  • Sensor: Multi
  • Head: Double-layered mesh
  • Connector: Head/Rim (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Birch shell, Colored hoop rubber
Hi-Hat EFD-H14
  • Size: 14" (Top/Bottom)
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke) / Optical
  • Connector: 6-pin
  • Features: Multi-optical sensor, Tru-motion™ hi-hat, Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface
  • General hi-hat stands compatible with φ12.7 mm (1/2") hole cymbal can be used.

    EFNOTE 5X sound module does not support hi-hat cup zone.

Crash 1 / 2 EFD-C16
  • Size: 16"
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge, Cup (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface
  • In the EFNOTE 5X configuration, the Crash 2 cup is not supported when the Crash 3 is used.

Ride EFD-C18
  • Size: 18"
  • Zone: Bow / Edge / Cup
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge, Cup (2x TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface
Splash EFD-C08
  • Size: 8"
  • Zone: Bow / Edge
  • Sensor: Multi (360° flat sensing + choke)
  • Connector: Bow/Edge (TRS Phones)
  • Features: Weight simulation, Fine engraved surface

Sound Module: EFD-5X

Trigger Interface
  • 3-Zone: Snare, Crash 1/2*, Ride
  • 2-Zone: Tom 1/2/3/4, HH, Crash 3
  • 1-Zone: Kick
  • Crash 1/2 support 3-zone with using Tom 4/Crash 3 cables.

    In the EFNOTE 5X configuration, the Crash 2 cup is not supported when the Crash 3 is used.

Audio / MIDI Interface
  • Line (1/2) Output: 2x TS Phone (+4dBu, Unbalanced)
  • Phones (3/4) Output: Stereo Mini-Phone (320 mW + 320 mW @32Ω)
  • Audio Input: Stereo Mini-Phone (+2dBu Max)

  • USB Audio: 8-ch Output / 2-ch Input (Mac/Windows ASIO)
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • Bluetooth Audio Input
  • Bluetooth MIDI In/Out
  • MIDI Out: 5-pin DIN
Drum Kits / Instruments
  • Preset Drum Kits: 17 (Editable)
  • User Drum Kits: 83
  • Instruments: Acoustic Drums/Cymbals (Stereo), Percussion (Stereo), Attack Elements
  • User Inst Library: 128 (Can be stored customized instruments)
Edit Parameters
  • Level, Pan, Tuning, Muffling (for each pad)
  • 2-Band EQ (for each pad)
  • Ambience Effect (8 Types)
  • Pad Layer
  • 172 (W) x 106 (D) x 47 (H) mm
  • 700 g

Excluding protrusions

  • DC 12 V, 500 mA (Nominal) / 800 mA (Max)


Tom Holder
  • 1x Tom holder arm
  • Geared L-rod tilter
  • Knurled carbon steel rod
  • L-rod diameter: φ11.5 mm (7/16")
  • Tube diameter: φ22.2 mm (7/8")
  • Height adjustment range: 700 -- 900 mm
Splash Cymbal Arm
  • 1x Z-rod short
  • 1x Z-rod long
Sound Module Arm
  • 1x Sound module arm
  • 1x Smartphone tray
Snare Drum Stand
  • For 12" to 14" diameter snare drums
  • Geared basket tilter
  • Double braced legs
  • Tube diameter: φ19.1 mm (3/4")
  • Height adjustment range: 500 -- 650 mm
Cymbal Stand
  • Boom cymbal arm
  • Geared tilter
  • Cable holder
  • Middle tube diameter: φ19.1 mm (3/4")
  • Boom length: 400 mm
  • Height adjustment range: 800 -- 1,500 mm

Drum Kit Placement

Placement Size
  • Approx. 170 (W) x 110 (D) cm
  • Approx. 5.6 (W) x 3.6 (D) feet

Without drum throne


  • Brake-out cable: EFD-MULTI-AX
  • Brake-out cable: EFD-MULTI-B
  • 4x Trigger cable 3.0 m: EFD-TRS-LL3
  • Cable ties
  • Quickstart guide

Snare drum stand and cymbal stand are optional.

Kick pedal, hi-hat stand and drum throne are sold separately.

Specification and design are subject to change without prior notice.

Some of technologies and designs are under patent pending.

USB Compatibility


Apple M1 chip:

  • macOS 12.0 (Monterey), 11.4 (Big Sur) or newer
  • Sound module firmware v1.11 or newer is required. Latest firmware can be downloaded below.

Intel chip:

  • macOS 12.0 (Monterey), 11.2.3 (Big Sur) or newer
  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Windows 11, Windows 10

Operation is not guaranteed for all environments. Some computers may not be fully compatible.


Before downloading the following items, please carefully read the Software License Agreement.

Software License Agreement

Manuals (PDF)

Quickstart Guide
Reference Guide
Sound List

Drivers / Firmware / Apps

ASIO Driver

Version v1.2

- Improved stability

- Removed unneeded notifications


Version v1.20

- Supported EFNOTE Tools app (iOS/Android)

- Improved trigger settings

Mac/PC is required to update. Use the update tool app below.

The updater is furnished to you for use at your own risk. If your device got any damage due to updating, you will be charged for the repair.

Update Tool App

Consumable Parts

See the Consumable Parts page.

Support and Service

Contact your local Distributor.