Alesis Introduces DM6 USB Express Kit

(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-10-09)

Alesis Introduces DM6 USB Express Kit

Is the end goal for Alesis affordability? By taking some stuff out, putting some stuff in, Alesis rearranged they DM6 Electronic drumkit configuration and is introducing a compact version of it, the DM6 USB Express Kit. As implied by the “Express”, Alesis is cutting the price on this newly compacted version of the DM6.

Featuring the same drum module (DM6) as well as the same drum pad types and hardware, what makes this DM6 version more compact and affordable ($399 instead of $499) is the reduction of drum and cymbal pads. The DM6 Express is a 4 piece kit (rubber pads) with two cymbals. The DM6 USB Kit comes as a 5 piece kit with 3 cymbals. Alesis is pushing to offer one of the most affordable electronic kits in the market with this release. A nice feature of the DM6 Express is the inclusion of Toontrack’s EZ Drummer Lite allowing the user to experiment with the sounds of the module and explore MIDI sounds from the computer. The DM6 USB Express Kit is an affordable practice/beginners e-kit.

Here are the key features of this new Alesis release:

  • Four-piece, complete electronic drumset with hi-hat and cymbal pads
  • DM6 module contains 108 top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
  • USB-MIDI output for use with drum-module software
  • Realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces
  • Velocity sensitive for natural, musical response
  • Bass drum pedal included
  • 15 programmable drum sets
  • Dual-zone snare pad
  • Connect your iPod or CD player and mix it in with 1/8" input
  • Drumsticks included
  • EZ Drummer Lite software included

  • DM6 drum module
  • DMPad 8" dual-zone snare
  • (2) DM 8" dual-zone toms
  • DMPad kick pad
  • (2) DMPad 12" cymbals
  • DMKick pedal
  • DMHat control pedal
  • ProRack metal stand with all mounting hardware
  • Cable snake
  • Drumsticks, pair
  • Drum key
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
  • EZ Drummer Lite software

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