The DM10-X Kit is a premium, six-piece, professional electronic drum set that delivers serious 10" and 12" drum pads, 12", 14", and 16" cymbals, the top-of-the-line ALESIS DM10 module, and the best-in-class chrome-plated XRack that is loaded with professional hardware features including a fully-adjustable snare stand. With more than 1,000 sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation™, multi-sample technology, an advanced sequencer and metronome, tons of play-along tracks and a sleek new look, the DM10-X Kit will seriously blow you away!
With the DM10-X Kit, ALESIS has included a comprehensive set of large drum and cymbal pads, and the all-new XRack. The DM10-X Kit is designed to offer capabilities and features previously only available on kits costing thousands more. The DM10-X Kit features an expansive six-drum, four-cymbal configuration with sizes and spatial relationships that will feel natural to acoustic and electronic drummers alike: a 12-inch snare, two 10-inch toms, two 12-inch floor toms, a 12-inch hi-hat, a 16-inch, three-zone ride cymbal and two 14-inch crash cymbals.
Designed with an emphasis on performance and adaptability, the DM10-X Kit all-new XRack is rugged, chrome-plated and features an ultra-solid four-post design. New Alesis quick-release clamps secure each pad in place and allow you to rearrange your setup in seconds without tools and without having to take the rack apart. A few turns of a T-bolt is all it takes to release a clamp and move a pad. The DM10-X Kit snare pad comes with a separate, fully adjustable snare stand that allows you to place the snare pad precisely where you want it.
The DM10-X Kit also features the Alesis acoustic-feeling RealHead pads in 10- and 12-inch sizes. The dual-zone pads feature real mylar drumheads and real triple-flanged counterhoops for a feel you will find immediately comfortable. The snare and tom pads are dual zone, enabling you to perform rimshots, rim clicks or assign other sounds such as wind chimes, cymbals, gongs and cowbells on the tom rims. You can use virtually any single or double kick pedal (a bass drum pedal is not included with the set) with the RealHead Kick Pad, or split the DM10 kick input with a Y-cable and connect an optional second kick pad for the pedal feel you prefer.
At the core of the DM10-X Kit is the groundbreaking Alesis DM10 module. The DM10 hosts a built-in sequencer, metronome, top-panel mixer, and a variety of outputs. It also includes more than 1,000 uncompressed, sample-based sounds that were produced using the Alesis proprietary Dynamic Articulation™ multi-sample technology.
Not only does the DM10 deliver lightning-fast, super-accurate tracking, the widest dynamic range of any module, incredibly drummer-friendly operation, a massive input section, but it also has the most realistic, natural sound set available in any drum module. Dig deeper into the DM10 module and you will find some of the most in-demand acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum brands, a huge arsenal of the top pro go-to snare drums, real American, Canadian, Chinese, and Turkish cymbals, and a choice selection of classic drum machine and electronic percussion sounds that have fueled the biggest hit records.
Discerning ears will notice that each sound is actually a series of different samples; multiple dynamic-level samples and articulations are all built in so as you play harder and softer, the drum or cymbal changes its timbre, not just its volume. This engineered realism is known as Dynamic Articulation™, an Alesis exclusive.
You can play with or without reverb for different room sounds and enjoy a wide variety of rimshots, rim clicks and different stick-placement sounds on the cymbals. For example, a hi-hat’s sound depends on a number of factors: how open or closed the pedal is, how hard it is struck, and other variables resulting in 40 different sounds – plus foot "chick" and heel splash.
Put simply, the DM10 X Kit has the most generous drum and cymbal pad configuration Alesis has ever offered. Check out the pads and the other features:
• 6-piece configuration with 10”/10”/12”/12” toms and 12” snare
• 4-piece cymbal set with 12” Hi-Hat, (2) 14” Crashes, and 16” 3-zone Ride
• Heavy-duty, chrome-plated steel rack with hinged, Alesis quick-release clamps
• Pad clamps feature T-bolts for easy no-tools adjustments
• More than 1,000 uncompressed, sample-based sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation™
• Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
• Includes fully adjustable snare stand for optimal positioning and crosstalk reduction
• Integrated cymbal arms, convertible to boom or straight
• New-look DM10 high-definition drum module with updated appearance
• Comes with Alesis logo plate
ALESIS DM10 Module Connections:
¼” Left and Right Main Outputs
¼” Left and Right Aux Outputs
RCA Pin Aux Left and Right In
¼” Stereo Headphone Output (front of module)
Midi In / Midi Out
10 – Pad Inputs (2 are available for additional pads)
Hi-Hat Controller Input
Please see our separate article about the ALESIS DM10 Electronic Drum Module for further detailed information about this sensational "drum brain"!
As mentioned above, the DM10-X set does NOT come with the necessary bass drum pedal, drum throne, headphones or amplifier. Check out our suggestions in the adjoining list of "Things You Will Need".
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