Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit  

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One of the best values in the e-drum market.

The professional DM10 Studio Kit 6-piece electronic drum set offers natural-feeling RealHead drum pads. The Alesis DM10 kit also includes low-noise DMPad Cymbals, the groundbreaking DM10 drum module, and a compact, flexible StageRack.

DM10 Module
You will immediately notice the DM10 module's outstanding sound quality. This drum-sound module contains true drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds, built from real samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. Drummers will 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 of the Alesis DM10 module's sounds 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 the Alesis DM10 electronic drum kit 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. The result is 40 different sounds, plus foot chick and heel splash.

The DM10 Studio Kit's sound 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 Alesis 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 MP3 player, and play along.

The Alesis DM10 module has 12 trigger inputs, perfect for creating custom configurations. The DM10's top-panel mixer gives you easy access to creating custom mixes.

Alesis Realhead Drum Pads
The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis' acoustic-feeling RealHead pads in 10" and 8" sizes. The dual-zone pads feature real mylar drumheads and real triple-flanged counterhoops for the feel you demand. The snare and tom pads are dual-zone, enabling you to perform rimshots, rim clicks, or assign other sounds such as wind chimes, cymbals, gongs, and cowbells on 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 (kick pedal sold separately), or split the DM10's kick input with a Y-cable and connect an optional second kick pad for the pedal feel you prefer.

Alesis DMPad Cymbals
The DM10 Studio Kit includes a set of 4 low-noise Alesis DMPad cymbals. The kit includes 1 DMPad hi-hat cymbal, 2 DMPad crash cymbals, and a 3-zone DMPad ride cymbal. DMPad cymbals provide a rubberized playing surface for a great balance between natural cymbal feel and low stick-on-pad sound. The ride and crash cymbals feature large choke triggers on the undersides for accurate cymbal control. The DMPad ride also features multi-zone triggering on the bell, face, and edge. The DMPad hi-hat cymbal and RealHat pedal give you continuously variable control from wide open to tightly closed.

Alesis StageRack
The StageRack is the backbone of the DM10 Studio Kit. With its sturdy four-post design and industry standard, 1-1/2" tubing, the StageRack provides excellent stability under the most energetic performance.

The StageRack's clamps, mounts and integrated boom cymbal arms are all fully adjustable with plenty of flexibility to securely fasten drums, cymbals and the DM10 module precisely where desired. Drummers will appreciate the StageRack's large wing-screws on most clamps, which enable users to make quick adjustments without reaching for a drumkey or other tools. Large enough to accommodate additional drums and cymbals, the StageRack has a much smaller footprint than an acoustic kit.

  • DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • RealHead 10" snare and 4 - 8" toms; dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • DMPad cymbals: hi-hat, 2 crashes, and triple-zone ride
  • Compact, black aluminum StageRack
  • Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
  • Dynamic Articulation changes sound's timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Sound-set loading and use with software drum modules, both via USB
  • Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
  • Includes:
    • 1 DM10 drum module
    • 4 RealHead 8" dual-zone drum pads
    • 1 RealHead 10" dual-zone drum pad
    • 1 RealHead kick pad
    • 1 DMPad 12" hi-hat cymbal
    • 2 DMPad 12" crash cymbals
    • 1 DMPad 14" ride cymbal
    • 1 StageRack with mounting clamps and arms
    • 1 RealHat pedal continuously variable hi-hat control pedal
    • 1 set of interconnection cables

    DM10 Studio Drum Kit Specifications:

    DM10 module specifications
      • Polyphony: 64 voices
      • Memory: 128MB, linear
      Audio and Trigger I/O
      • Audio inputs: stereo (2 RCA)
      • Trigger inputs: 12 - 1/4" TRS
      • Hi-hat controller input: continuous compatible (1 - 1/4")
      • MIDI: In, Out (2 DIN MIDI)
      • Audio outputs: stereo Main (2 - 1/4" balanced), stereo Aux assignable (2 - 1/4" balanced)
      • Headphone output: stereo (1 - 1/4" TRS)
      • Computer: High-speed USB for MIDI and computer transfer (1 USB slave)
      Sound Set and Sequences
      • Preset sounds: 1,047
      • Preset sound type: 16-bit uncompressed samples
      • Preset kits: 100 (all kits can be overwritten)
      • Sequencer patterns: 75 preset, 25 user (all patterns can be overwritten)
      Sound Types
      • Basses: 55
      • Beatbox: 55
      • Beat/drum machine: 59
      • Chinas: 13
      • Crashes: 36
      • Hi-hats: 25
      • One-hits: 349
      • Kicks: 91
      • Percussion: 151
      • Rides: 28
      • SFX: 31
      • Snares: 85
      • Toms: 69
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      AlesisDM10 Studio Drum Kit

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Great set for anyone


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      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      I am a drummer of over 10 years, playing only an acoustic set. I decided on the alesis dm10 studio kit for a broad sound selection. it can keep up with everything i throw at it. I have inly experienced one issue, the non-choke crash cymbal will cause the other drums and itself to cut out completely. Havent yet been able to fix the issue but it has been an amazing set and i can not wait to use it live and show everyone electronic sets can rock just as hard.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      An honest review.....


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      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      I purchased the Alesis DM 10 Studio drum kit and 3 days later I am very pleased to report on what I have found.

      1) Good sound from preset sure that you have really nice (made for e drumming headphones) headphones or I can say that the drums sounds bad or distorted...but with nice headphones this drum set make me re-think whether I shoudl use the Maple custom (yamaha) accoustic drum set that I have at gigs...
      2) Good over all feel on the pads and cymbals as well as bass drum pad and hi hat pedal.
      I often use the hi hat as a heel hit (open sound from hi hats) and then close the open sound to a closed sound by using my toe on the pedal to create a "disco" like melody and this hihat pedal can do that relatively well...
      3) Module-ability = meaning this kit can be programmed to take from all 100 drum kits, and build your own "mix" then add so SO SO many affects that it is really the ultimate in control with great sound quality. E.g., you can make a fusion/jazz/electronic kit in one....using a "blues" bass drum, Electronic snare.....then on the snare drum "RIM" make a Piccalo snare...toms can be a tom on the head and a cymbal or cowbell on the rim etcetc...the possibilities are infinite!
      4) USB able....this has allowed me to record drum patterns and send them to my brother, who then play bass or piano over my playing only to then send it back to me and then I play over that, again....eith latin percussion etc...and we are able to create great tunes!!
      5) I like Black, has a classy, but yet conspicuous look that impresses me.
      6) ease of use....Read the manual from Alesis's web site BEFORE you get the set,......then when you get the drums....they are piece of cake to took me 3-4 hours of tinkering to really get the basics. I am NOT very savvy in the electronic gadget world by any means!!
      7) 3 tone ride is awesome! Chokable crash is great! and all work well.....just tune them accordingly!

      1) I wish you could step harder on the hi hat pedal and have a harder tighter sounds in the hi hat sound..which you cant.........but I feel that I am being picky as it is an electronic drum set.
      2) The volume controls (all 5) are maybe tuned low, for head phones?....I may be deaf from 25 years of accoustic drums:)?
      I feel like I have to have the volume cranked to here the sounds that I want to here....but, with GOOD headphones....the volume is perfectly FINE! again don't use cheap headphones or it might be like "going to a gun fight with a knife".
      3) the rubber rim guards are easy to break or "crack" through from regular playing if you hit them from the side....they may not be very durable. I cracked one which I will see about getting a new one
      4) the pads are a little hands, well worn as drumming everyday is normal....feel a little more "hits" from the pads....maybe the pads can be softened?
      5) a little louder then MESH heads....but in all fairness, WAY QUIETER then an accoustic set....haha!!
      6) no carry case with set...I would really like to see a set like this come with a carrying for the hardware "rack" system and one for all the drums and cymbals....I dont think that this is asking much as it is mostly made in China anyways!

      If you are thinking about this set as a way to play drums more quietly then that of an accoustic drum set with more options than a raccoon can find food in a trash can then this is great!

      If you need a really really quite drum set ( another instrument?!) it is good enough for me......

      If you want a kit that you can grow into...this is it! there is a lot to learn from the drum kits that are standard to the DM 10 module....and more online (for a fee)...

      I would say that this drum kit has exceeded my expectations in more or less all areas.

      My Background?
      I have been playing drums for 25 years professionally for 16 years ( all on accoustic drums). I prefer Jazz, latin jazz/fusion and latin percussion based drumming but Ive been hired to play rock, country, heavy metal, reggea, you name it!!. I have mostly played accoustic drums but have had the chance to borrow a td-9 Roland for a month and at stores played, the Yamaha e kits as truthfully, not as much time behind an e kit, but enough to get the idea.

      I am not rich and albeit the Roland and Yamaha electric drum kits are good....they are pricy for the high end kits that I was taking into account.....the Alesis DM10 studio kit had what I was looking for in the price range I could afford ( I am not replacing my accoustic set with this electric kit, this is extra).
      I also live in New England (NH) and knowing that Alesis is based in Rhode Island....I know that my purchase is helping someone pay for there kids education food etcetc... you know. support LOCAL!!!
      ..I know that they are made in China but it started here in the USA! That means something to me!

      All in all the kit HAS SURPASSED my expectations....I am happy with my descion and now, to see the durability and ease of use with upgrades etc!! as well as customer support....I hear that it is good....

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      Great Drumset


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      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      I play drum at my Church and I was playing on a Alesis Dm5 pro kit.The dm5 is a good drumset but I wanted something that sounded better and was a little bigger. I was torn between the dm10 studio and a Roland kit. With having good history with Alesis, I decided to with them and I'm very pleased so far. I bought the kit along with some sticks, a stool, an extra trigger cymbol and still it was cheaper than the Roland kit. It came through UPS very quickly, Around 5 day to go across the country. When it came it had a couple of rips and holes in the box from the shipment but nothing was broke. Everything is neatly packed and safe from damage. I set it up on the stage of my chruch and everything was nicely marked. The rack was very easy and held eveything in place great. I put all the pads and cymbols on and calibrated the hi-hat. Then I explored and played around for awhile. The first sunday I played it, I got so many good remarkes about how the drums sounded like real drums. This drumset is great for any type of playing and will last. Plus the kits and the sound of it is amazing.
      Great set.

      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


      Best bang for the buck


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      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      I currently own a DM5 Pro kit, a Roland TD-7 kit, and I just added this DM1O Studio kit. I preferred the extra tom and the rubber cymbals (less noise) in the DM10 Studio kit to the pretty "Surge" cymbals (coated brass) in the DM10 Pro kit. And you can pocket money in the bargain. Speaking of bargain, comparably priced Roland units come with rubber-pad toms. The DM10 module contains 1000 sounds with 200 kits - 100 preset and 100 user. The new HiHat pedal and DM10 module offer continuous control of high hat sounds, between full closed and full open. The new module has beats to enoy practicing to, full midi implrementation, external stereo input, a metronome, and accompaniment music if you're so inclined. Roland high-end modules have the edge with a timing accuracy feedback feature and pre-programmed production effects, but at a huge price premium. The DM10's excellet effects section allows you to program your own. IMO, Alesis' "Real Head" mylar heads feel more realistic than the unrealistically lively Roland mesh heads, and they're replaceable with standard heads. Sensitivity and accuracy are state of the art, and all drums are dual trigger. The ride cymbal in particular is nicely responsive and features very accurate triple-zone resonse - bell, bow, and rim. Alesis' DM10 module takes the classic DM5 module, adds features, sounds, kits and a mixer, plus simplified adjustment and setup features. It is well worth the upgrade, and is destined to be another classic.

      On the subject of reliability: Two-plus years of hard use have done nothing to diminsh the Alesis DM5's drum or cymbal performance. I've had to replace two of the seven Roland PD-7 rubber pads in the TD-7 kit. I'll be selling the DM5 Pro kit, and will be using the TD-7 module & pads as additional triggers in the DM10 Studio kit. If depreciaton is any standard of value, Alesis kits seem to hold their value much better than Roland kits.

      I'd recommend this kit to anybody as the best bang for the buck in electronic drums today.

      (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


      Feel Let Down


      from Dallas, TX

      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      Purchased unit online from a different retailer for practicing off hours as to not bother neighbors. Lets start with some of the good points of this drum kit: 1. Easy to put together 2. Rack was fairly sturdy and rigid 3. Cymbals were of quality comperable to Roland and Yamaha. 4. Owners manual was very detailed and well layed out. 5. The sound module menues were nicely laid out and easy to navigate and understand. Items that need improvement: 1. Provide longer cable lengths for sound module triggers instead of pre-cut lengths. The unit must be set up fairly close to what is pictured. Cables not long enough to neatly follow and attach to rack. Had to move sound module to under the hihat cymbal. 2. Base drum pad is top heavy. It needs support legs to stablize the unit while playing. 3. All of the clamps that hold the rack together are plastic as well as the clamps that mount the drums and cymbals to the rack. I cracked one buy accidentally over tighting by hand. Adding a washer at the jaws of the clamp may help with this. 4. I would have gladly paid more money for mesh heads rather than these "real drum heads". There is nothing real about them except the material. Tightning the heads did not do much for rebound. There is something hard directly under the pad. 5. High had pedal not very responsive. Opening and closing the hihat pedal while hitting did not consistantly produce sound. I calibrated the pedal several times per the manual with no avail.

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