Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack

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The Alesis DM10 Studio Kit is a professional, six-piece electronic drum set at a value price. Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping.

The Alesis DM10 Studio electronic drum set is a value priced professional kit, featuring 6 RealHead drum pads, 4 DMPad Cymbals, and the top of the line Alesis DM10 sound module. All this comes with the ergonomically designed StageRack for easy set up and mounting of your drum kit in a compact space, perfect for the recording or rehearsal studio. Alesis has succeeded in replicating the experience of an acoustic kit with the versatility and compact size of an electronic drum set. Just look at these features:


  • DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • Load custom third-party sound sets or control computer software, all via USB
  • RealHead 10" snare and four 8" toms: dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • DMPad Cymbals: DMPad 12" Hi-Hat, DMPad 12" Crash, DMPad 14" Triple-Zone Ride, and DMPad 12" Cymbal
  • Compact, four-post StageRack with integrated boom cymbal arms
  • Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
  • Dynamic Articulation™ changes sounds' timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players


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The ultimate in drum sound reproduction: Alesis DM10 Drum Sound Module

Alesis has long been a leader in drum sound reproduction and the DM10 module is the best Alesis has to offer. Using the exclusive Alesis Dynamic Articulation system, Alesis makes sure that as you play harder or softer you hear not only the changes in volume, but also the subtle changes in timbre that makes for the true sound of drums and cymbals. Your DM10 gives you the sounds of classic studio drums and prized cymbals along with 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. The Hi-hat replicates the effects of different pedal positions and other variables resulting in 40 different sounds. Even the sounds of rim shots, clicks, and different stick placements are accurately reproduced.

The Alesis DM10 does not limit you to the sounds loaded in the factory, it is also the first drum-sound module that lets you to load new sound sets via USB. This means that your sounds will always stay fresh, current and cutting edge. Keeping with its technological superiority, the Alesis DM10 module can be a trigger to MIDI interface for software such as BFD, Toontrack and Reason.

The feel of Acoustic Drums: ALESIS REALHEAD DRUM PADS

With its RealHead Drum Pads, Alesis takes the lead in making electronic drum pads that replicate the feel and action of acoustic drums. The DM10 Studio kit features a 10” RealHead pad for the snare, four 8” RealHead Tom pads, and a RealHead Bass Drum pad. Each pad features real mylar drum heads and triple-flanged counterhoops. Snare and Tom pads are dual zone triggers so you can perform rim shots on the snare or assign additional sounds to the tom rims. RealHead snare and tom pads mount on standard 10.5mm L-rods with low-slip, knurled mounting surfaces. You can use virtually any single or double kick pedal with the RealHead Kick Pad, or split the DM10s kick input with a Y-cable and connect an optional second kick pad for the pedal feel you prefer.

The perfect electronic cymbal pads: DMPAD CYMBALS

DMPad Cymbals are designed to take full advantage the DM10 module Dynamic Articulation capabilities. Multiple trigger zones on the bell, face, and edge of the DMPad Ride lets the DM10 module accurately reproduce all cymbal effects. The DMPad Hi-Hat Cymbal and RealHat Pedal give you continuously variable control from wide open to tightly closed. The Ride and one Crash cymbal are chokable for accurate cymbal control. Four DMPad cymbals are included in the DM10 Studio. You get a DMPad Hi-Hat Cymbal, two DMPad Crash Cymbals, and a triple-zone DMPad Ride Cymbal. .

Improved Electronic Drum Hardware: STAGERACK

For 2011, Alesis has improved the DM10 Studio Kit by including the four post StageRack to provide the ultimate in stability and convenience. The StageRack requires no tools to set up and is fully adjustable for the most comfortable playing positions. The StageRack is built of industry standard 1-1/2” tubing compatible with all manufacturer’s rack hardware

Please note that the Alesis DM10 DOES NOT COME WITH A BASS DRUM PEDAL OR DRUM SEAT !! Please check our list of "Things You Will Need" for suggestions, if you need anything additional.

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AlesisDM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality drum sounds (6)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (6)
    • Soundtracks (5)
    • Accompaniment (3)
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    4.0

    Great Value

    By Chris

    from Phoenix

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Expandable
    • High Quality Drum Sounds
    • Responsive
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Long setup time
    • Req extensive tweaking

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Triggering Drum Software

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

    This is a great value for any semi professional drummer/ musician. I am sure a "real" drummer could find more faults, but this kit is perfect for my use. The DM10 onboard sounds are good and when you pair this with XLN Audio's Addictive drums, you will have an arsenal of great sounding kits. The kit feels rugged and robust enough to take some abuse. Construction of the hardware does take some time. Some components are pre assembled while others are not. Tweaking of hihat open and close and other multizone pads does take some time as well but the results are worth it.

    Acoustic pad noise is present but nothing I would consider unbearable or unacceptable. The RealHead drum pads give the kit a unique look.

     
    4.0

    It has the power you seek..For a price..

    By Elvis the drummer

    from Columbus, Oh

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Adaptable to any style
    • High Quality Drum Sounds
    • Record Yourself Playing
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Bass Drum Thwacks Loud
    • Not for the newbie
    • Small toms

    Best Uses

    • Band Practice
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Studio preparations

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

    I continue to use this kit about every other day.. I make music and save it, modify kits and make my own unique sets. This is why I bought the thing.. I have used this set on small stages it does great with a roland vdrum monitor, pa aswell. I bang this set around alot and it still works great! I wish the toms were the size of the snare thou, but other than that if your serious about making music this could be your big step up! Other than that be patient and take your time reading the manual and understanding what your getting into.. READ IT, and if you need help online forums are there!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best in class

    By Kurt

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great for Beginners
    • High Quality Drum Sounds
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Certain Cymbals Picky
    • Limited Sound Selection
    • Takes Tweaking

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Having Fun
    • Recreational
    • Small Band
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

    I bought this as my first drum kit to learn on. At first, I was a little frustrated with the kit. However, once I spent some time getting the pads setup and the sensitivity and what-not configured, I began to see why it's so highly rated. The heads make a HUGE difference and it just feels a lot better then other kits with foam pads. When I played it at a store I felt like it was just as good as the $1,800 Roland. Easily the best in the price range.

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Bought and returned this kit

    By Eric

    from Pottstown, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lots of options
    • Price but at a cost

    Cons

    • Module problems
    • Poor Quality Sound
    • Too much tweaking to do

    Best Uses

    • None best not to buy

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

    I am a novice drummer and this was going to be my first set. I do play keyboards, piano, guitar, bass, and flute, so I am technically and musically proficient, for what that is worth. I returned this kit a few days after purchase [...] Here were my issues: 1. The set up was very time consuming and the instructions were limited, much of my time was some trial and error to figure out how to connect things properly. 2. The DM10 module was defective in that the one crash cymbal sound kept firing randomly (and often), even when I wasn't playing or when the cymbal was not connected to a jack. I eliminated the possibility that it was a chord or trigger issue. 3. The process of updating the module through the USB connection was not difficult, but the boot sys file failed due to a write protection issue, even after I unprotected the module per the instructions. I was able to get the other sys files to load easily, however. 4. There was alot of tweaking in order to reduce the cross talk (one pad triggering another pad's sound...like striking the snare and having the high hat also sound). The instructions for reducing cross talk were fairly clear and easy to follow, but I could never fully eliminate it and I was not even hitting the pads very hard.The price of the unit was what drew me to the purchase initially, but, for me, it wasn't worth the savings over buying a more top of the line model. Rather than spend my time dealing with the drustrations of the kit and module, I wanted to learn how to play drums. After returning the unit, I bought a Roland TD-9S which was approximately $450 more than the DM10 Studio kit, but which was well worth it. The frame was 90% assembled out of the box and within an 1.5 hours of bringing the boxes in the house I was playing. There were no module or crosstalk issues and the sound quality of the drums are great. While the Alesis DM10 kit has mylar heads which reportedly represent a more realistic playing experience, the Roland mesh snare and rubber pads work fine for me, but admittedly, I am a novice and may not know any better.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Improved all around, and a great value

    By Next Album's Going Aluminum

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great value
    • High Quality Drum Sounds
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Home studio
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

      I've owned Roland's TD-7 kit, and Alesis' DM5 Pro kit. I've always preferred Alesis' "Real Head" mylars over the unrealistically lively Roland mesh pads. As far as value goes, the cost of the DM10 Studio Kit only gets you a Roland with mostly rubber pads and a much more limited module. While the DM5's module remains popular, Alesis has far exceeded it in the DM10; it is destined to be another classic. Roland has a slight advantage in production effects in its sound banks, while Alesis seems to have a substantial advantage in cymbal sensitivity and response. Note that this DM10 "Studio" kit has rubber cymbal surfaces; these are not the pretty, but noisier Alesis brass "Surge" cymbals of the DM10 "Pro" kit that costs $400 more. Also, this DM10 "Studio" kit includes one additional floor tom over the "Pro" version. Alesis has done an excellent job in increasing head & rim sensitivity (all drum pads are dual trigger) while leaving plenty of room to reject spurious trigger response from adjacent pads. Metronome, built-in sequences, the ability to easily store your own sequences, nicely responsive continuous control hihat pedal, clean triple-zone ride, and a nice "write protect" feature are all welcome additions. Can't be beat for the price.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good price for a good kit

      By Joe T

      from Scranton Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • High Quality Drum Sounds
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

        I've been playing "real" drums for about 40 years...this is my first venture into the Edrum world. I did lots of research and didn't think I could find a better deal and I was right. As good, or better than the Yamaha and Roland kits that I played, at less than half the price. They take some figiting with to get the cross talk eliminated and to achive the gain you want.There is a firm ware upgrade on the alesis site, make sure that you do this...each trigger is very very configurable...so it might take some time to get the sound and sensitivity you're looking for, but it's worth it. The manual is very good and easy to understand, take the time to read it and you'll be happy. The only draw back I can see is if you're live giging, they're not really all that portable...took some time to get them setup the way I'm comfotable, and would be a pain to duplicate. I'm playing them through a small Simmons 50 watt amp, and there's plenty of punch....they sound good through headphones too!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great deal for the money

        By Joe T

        from Scranton Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Drum Sounds
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack:

          After playing drums for almost 40 years, I finally ventured into the world of E drums. I did a lot of reading and research, played a few kits and am very happy with this kit so far. I've read other reviews of this kit on other sites, that it was hard to assemble, hard to program....I didn't find that at all...if you can read and reason, it's no problem at all. One thing that I read, and will also stress, is to go to the Alesis site and download the module update. The trickiest part of this was adjusting the sensitivity and cross-talk....it took some trial and error and time with the manual, but if you're patient it won't be a problem. I'm happy with the performance of the triggers, and the sound module has some great sounding kits, along with the flexability to create 100 of your own! For the money, I don't see any other kits out there...you can buy better for sure....but you'll pay a lot more to get that quality...I got the last kit that this site had....and they were the only ones with them in stock, so that should tell you about the popularity of the kit.

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          DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack

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