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The Alesis DM10 features real sounds and unlimited expansion.
The DM10 is the drum module you've been waiting for. It has a built-in sequencer, metronome, top-panel mixer, and a variety of outputs, but the DM10 is also the first drum module to enable you to update its sound set via standard USB connection with your Mac or PC.
You will immediately notice the DM10 module’s outstanding sound quality. The module contains true drum, cymbal and percussion sounds built from uncompressed samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. You'll find some of the most in-demand acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum brands, a huge arsenal of top producers' 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.
The DM10 module not only has a breathtaking collection of sounds onboard, it is also the world's first drum-sound module that enables you to load new sound sets via USB connection from your computer. This means that your sounds will always stay fresh, current and cutting edge.
You can also use the DM10 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface for performing and tracking with software drum modules such as BFD, Toontrack and Reason, among others. For practice, you can play along with the tracks in the DM10’s internal sequencer, mix in an iPod or other MP3 player and play along.
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
The DM10 module has 12 trigger inputs, perfect for creating custom configurations. You can use it with virtually all drum and cymbal pads and acoustic drum triggers thanks to easy-to-configure trigger settings. The DM10 also has full MIDI implementation so if 12 trigger inputs aren't enough to accommodate your giant setup, just add the Trigger|iO (sold separately) and keep adding on with 10 more inputs!
The DM10 accommodates both continuous and switch (open/closed) hi-hat control pedals. You get full MIDI implementation including both MIDI In and Out for working with traditional MIDI gear along with the USB jack, which can also send MIDI to your Mac or PC. The DM10 also has a stereo Auxiliary input for connecting line-level devices like a CD player or iPod so you can play along.
The DM10 has two stereo pairs of 1/4" outputs for main and auxiliary feeds, so you can send separate mixes to to the house and monitor systems. This enables you to send the metronome or a loop to the monitor mix and not to the audience mix. There's also a high-powered headphone output with its own volume knob. For managing everything easily, there's also a top-panel mixer.
The DM10 is the drum module drummers of the world have been waiting for. Its built-in sounds, performance capabilities, and flexibility give you the power you need, and the ability to update its sound set via USB places the DM10 in a class of its own.
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Comments about Alesis DM10 Electronic Drum Module:
I bought this drum kit but right after I set it up I discovered module was defective. I called Alesis technical support. After I half an hour I got someone on the phone and they confirmed it was a bum unit and told me to send it in for repairs. I paid an extra $50 to ship it and after 3 weeks of not hearing from anybody I called them again. They told me to call the third party tech company that was fixing it. I couldn't get a straight answer for a week of calling this tech company. Finally they told me a part was back ordered til January 2014 (3 months).
After hearing this news I called Alesis again and told them this problem and they said they'd mail one out to me that day. Next week I get an email saying that they have a new unit being shipped to THEM that will arrive to THEM next week and that they would send the new one when they receive the OLD damaged unit from the third party tech, which would probably take a week after THEY receive the new one. So I don't have the unit, and when I get it two months will have passed. I had a drummer coming through town ready to record stuff, but that was a no go. This company has cost me a lost of production costs already. Worst customer service. Although I like the company I ordered this from, it's not easy to repack and resend a whole drum set. But now I'm thinking about calling my credit card and getting this refunded. So people, run away. Also, Alesis is part of inMusic, which includes AIR Music Technology, Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, M-Audio, MixMeister, Numark, and Sonivox. Since it was inMusic service department, I'm staying away from all their products just in case.
DM10 Electronic Drum Module
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.