Alesis releases DM7 USB E-Kit

(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-12-05)

Alesis releases DM7 USB E-Kit

Alesis’ ever expanding electronic kit catalogue just got a new addition. The DM7 USB Kit has been recently released and is already available to the public. It features redesigned rubbery pads, module and, most excitingly a newly redesigned rack, which has proven to be a real improvement from their time-consuming, somewhat unsteady, plastic-made racks.

The DM7 comes with five-drum pads including a tri-zone snare pad (head, rim and cross-stick), and three cymbal pads that include a chock able crash. The material and technology used on these pads are the same you will find on DM6 model but with a cleaner and simpler look. The DM7 drum module comes with 400 stereo sounds compiled into 50 different kits with the ability to create 30 more on your own. You will also be able to customize settings to your taste, like reverb panning and volume as well as the ability to record up to 10 performances. You can also connect the module to your computer via USB and make use of third-party drum sound libraries such as Toontrack’s EZdrummer, which is included in the package in its “lite” version. What sets this e-kit apart from any other Alesis release is the newly designed rack that is pre-assembled, allowing a much quicker set up. Its four-leg design also is set up to improve stability.

Here are the key features of this new Alesis e-kit:

  • Five-drum, three-cymbal drum kit with USB-enabled drum module
  • More than 400 stereo sounds in 80 kits
  • Large, triple-zone snare pad for triggering head, rimshot and cross-stick sounds
  • Crash with choke feature to immediately stop the sound
  • Flexible metronome and learning exercises to help you become a better drummer
  • Record your performance, listen back, and share with friends
  • 30 custom drum kits let you mix and match your favorite sounds together
  • Customize individual drum and cymbal sounds' volume, pan, tuning, and reverb settings
  • Eight studio EQ settings create the perfect room, club, or stadium sound
  • 1/4" line in mixes your iPod or other music player to play along to
  • Pre-assembled, four-post rack for quick setup and stable support
  • Rack clamps feature large wing-bolts allowing fast, secure adjustment
  • Mini-boom cymbal tilters position your cymbals exactly where you like them
  • Retractable spurs hold the large kick pad in place when being played
  • Headphone output to play all night long without disturbing the peace
  • Line out to connect to an amplifier, PA or recording system
  • USB connection to play and record to your favorite computer music software Includes Toontrack EZ Drummer Lite software

    The Alesis DM7 USB Kit retails for $599.00.

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