Alesis introduces two DM8 Electronic Kits

(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-01-22)

Alesis introduces two DM8 Electronic Kits

Alesis is introducing two new models of electronic drum kits to their extensive catalog. Following the success achieved by the recently released DM10, the new DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kit both feature similar technology, but offered at smaller prices. Like the DM10, the DM8 sound module comes with array of genuine recordings of real drums and cymbals featuring advanced Dynamic Articulation, which gives the kit a realistic feel, performance, and sound. The DM8 sound module also features an exclusive metronome to facilitate practicing and performance, play along tracks, professional audio and trigger inputs/outputs, plus MIDI and USB MIDI for expansive flexibility and connection to a wide range of devices.

The DM8 USB Kit is a five-piece kit that comes with a dual-zone snare pad, three tom pads, a kick pad, h-hat with control pedal, crash with choke, and a triple-zone ride. The DM8 USB kit also comes with a preassembled four-post DMRack that is very sturdy and makes for quicker and easier set-up. This kit also comes with rubber drum and cymbal pads, making it more affordable and a good option for students or beginners.

The DM8 Pro Kit, on other hand, features Alesisí RealHead drum pads, which highly upgrade the kitís performance, feel, and triggering. The DM8 Pro Kit comes with a 12-inch snare, 8, 10 and 12-inch toms and an 8-inch kick pad that accommodates single and double pedals and DMPad Cymbals, a 12-inch Hi-Hat with RealHat control pedal, 14-inch Crash with choke and a 16-inch triple-zone Ride. A new sturdy StageRack accompanies this kit and features a quick easy set up and improved design and is now also being shipped with the DM10s.

The DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kits are available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers. The DM8 USB Kit has a U.S. Retail Price of $899.00 and an estimated street price of $699.00. The DM8 Pro Kit has a U.S. retail price of $999.00 and an estimated street price of $799.00.

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