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ALESIS DM8 PRO KIT ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT

ALESIS DM8 PRO KIT ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT

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Perfect sound, feel, looks, and durability all at a perfect price.

Perfect. It's a word that's thrown around a lot these days. But with the DM8 Pro Kit, you might just find it. The Alesis development team painstakingly examined all aspects of what makes a kit the best possible choice - all with the goal of creating the perfect electronic drumset. If you imagine sound, feel, looks, durability, and price as the faders on a mixer, the DM8 Pro Kit is the perfect mix.

PERFECT SOUND
An electronic drum kit can't be called perfect without mind-blowing samples. The DM8 Pro Kit features the barrier-shattering DM8 high-definition drum module with Dynamic Articulation . Our latest drum module in a line now spanning 20 years, the DM8 builds on the success of the top-of-the-line DM10. The DM8 shares the DM10's essential architecture, including playback of genuine recordings of real drums and cymbals and advanced Dynamic Articulation multi-samples.

You'll find the DM8 to be packed with over 750 first-call studio and live drums and cymbals, dozens of play-along tracks, and an advanced metronome for practice and performance. The DM8 features professional audio and trigger inputs and outputs including USB MIDI for expansive flexibility and connection to a wide range of sounds and controllers.

It's an ultra-compact module, which means integrating components of the DM8 Pro Kit - or the entire setup - into acoustic drum setups and percussion rigs is easy and comfortable. Imagine adding electronic, percussion, and rare, ethnic sounds without giving up the organic, primal power of an acoustic set.

Never before has so much power been offered in a drum module this compact, at such an affordable price.

PERFECT FEEL
One of the most important factors that makes an electronic kit feel great is the relationship between the sizes of the drum and cymbal pads. You see, as drummers, our muscle memory and brains are programmed to expect drums to get bigger as you move down the toms, for example. Your hands expect the ride to feel a certain way as you play it. The DM8 Pro Kit is designed to provide you with the most accurate, natural size and space relationships of any electronic kit.

The DM8 Pro Kit is the first electronic drumset with 16-inch Ride and 14-inch Crash cymbal pads, and it's also Alesis" first kit with large, 12-inch snare and floor-tom pads. The DM8 Pro Kit features Alesis" RealHead drum pads and DMPad Cymbals.

RealHead pads feature real, tension-adjustable drumheads and real triple-flanged counterhoops for the feel you demand. You get a 12-inch snare, 8, 10, and 12-inch toms, and a kick pad that accommodates single and double pedals. If you need to quiet the rims" sound, the kit has a set of optional rubber rim mutes. 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 for the pedal feel you prefer.

The DM8 Pro Kit has low-noise DMPad Cymbals. The kit comes with a 12-inch DMPad Hi-Hat, a large 14-inch DMPad Crash with choke, and an industry-first 16-inch triple-zone DMPad Ride with choke. 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 cymbal 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, plus chick and heel splash.

PERFECT LOOKS
Everyone knows it can be tough to be seen on stage when you"re a drummer. You"re in the back, usually with no lights. And forget about being able to dance. That's why our designers took great pains to make the DM8 Pro Kit look as great as it feels and sounds. You"ll notice the sleek lines of the DM8, bathed in Raw Aluminum painted finish, which just might match your MacBook Pro, iPad, iPod, or iPhone.

Besides the stunning DM8 module, a minimalistic chrome-and-black motif runs throughout the kit. Large Alesis logos on the audience side of the kick pad and on the underside of the cymbals set you apart from the crowd on stage, and logos on each drumhead and cymbal pad face the player for the overhead camera to pick up!

PERFECT DURABILITY
Drummers know that hardware can make or break a kit. If you check out old footage of Ringo or Buddy, you"ll see your stands flexing and flopping, and the drummer or your drum tech chasing "walking" hi-hat stands. That's why we carefully considered every element in designing the DM8 Pro Kit's StageRack.

This super durable, four-post rack features 1 1/2-inch metal tubes for universal compatibility and sturdiness. The clamps on the StageRack adjust with large wingscrews for easy, tool-less adjustments with no drumkey needed. And boom/straight-convertible cymbal arms mount in the vertical rack down-tubes for optimum flexibility in cymbal positioning.

This super durable rack is built for durability and stability - from the ground up.

PERFECT PRICE
In engineering the perfect mix, we couldn't ignore the matter of price. Let's face it: there are a lot of really expensive electronic drumsets out there. Sure, we could try to sell you something for multiple thousands of dollars. But that wouldn't be perfect. You see, we set out to deliver the best possible blend of sound, feel, looks, durability, and affordability in any electronic drum set.

  • DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation sounds
  • RealHead 8", 10", and 12" drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads
  • 12" dual-zone Snare, 8", 10", and 12" Toms, and 8" Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately)
  • DMPad 12", 14", and 16" multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion
  • 16" 3-zone Ride with choke, 14" Crash with choke, 12" Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal
  • StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable clamps
  • StageRack comes with convertible boom/straight cymbal arms, mounted in the downtubes
  • Premium instrument library multi-sampled from real drums and cymbals
  • Play along with tracks and record yourself with the three-part sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with external music players
  • USB-enabled for tracking and programming with virtually all music software

Includes:

(1) DM8 drum module
(2) RealHead 12" drum pads
(1) RealHead 10" drum pad
(1) RealHead 8" drum pad
(1) RealHead kick pad
(1) DMPad 12" Hi-Hat cymbal
(1) DMPad 14" Crash cymbal
(1) DMPad 16" Ride cymbal
(1) RealHat Pedal continuous hi-hat control pedal
(1) StageRack with clamps and boom cymbal arms
(1) Cable snake with cable collars
(1) Drumkey
(1) Power supply
(1) DM8 User Manual
(1) Setup Guide

Alesis Electronic Drums

We've been creating studio recording and processing technology for more than 25 years. And during that time, Alesis drum machines and drum modules have helped create the rhythmic foundation of many of the biggest hits. Our SR-16 drum machine and DM5 drum sound module each are the best-selling models of all time.

Today, Alesis is the fastest-growing drum company in the world. Our DM10 and DM8 modules give you Dynamic Articulation multi-samples with at unheard-of prices. And we're delivering more value in every kit than any other brand on the planet. We are committed  to bringing drummers the most authentic drumming experience in electronic drums through drum modules that sound natural, drum and cymbal pads and trigger that feel acoustic, and drum sets that carry on the Alesis tradition of unmatched value.

Drum Module Built-in Sounds Snare Pad Other Pads & Cymbals Pedals Trigger External Sounds on Mac, PC, and MIDI hardware
DM6 USB Express Kit DM6 108 DMPad 8"
Dual Zone
3 ProPad toms
3 ProPad cymbals
StealthKick
DMHat Pedal
ProKick chain-drive pedal
USB
DM6 USB Kit DM6 108 DMPad 8"
Dual-zone
3 DMPad 8" Single-zone toms
DMPad Kick pad
Switch Hi-hat Control Pedal,
Kick Pedal with Beater
USB
DM7 USB Kit DM7 400 DM 8"
Triple-zone
12" Crash with choke
12" Ride Cymbal
8" Hi-hat
Three 8" single-zone toms
Kick pad
Switch Hi-hat Control Pedal USB
DM8 USB Kit DM8 750 DM 8"
Dual-zone
12" Crash with choke
14" dual-zone Ride
8" Hi-hat
Three 8" single-zone toms
Kick pad
Continuous Hi-hat Control Pedal USB
DM8 Pro Kit DM8 750 RealHead 12"
Dual-zone
DMPad 12" Hi-hat
DMPad 14" Crash with choke
DMPad 16" 3-zone ride with choke
RealHead 8, 10, and 12" toms
RealHead Kick Pad
Continuous Hi-hat Control Pedal USB
DM10 Studio Kit DM10 1,047 RealHead 10"
Dual-zone
DMPad 12" Hi-hat
DMPad 12" Crash with choke
DMPad 14" 3-zone ride with choke
DMPad 12" Cymbal
4 RealHead 8" dual-zone toms
RealHead Kick Pad
Continuous Hi-hat Control Pedal USB, MIDI
DM10 Pro Kit DM10 1,047 RealHead 10"
Dual-zone
SURGE 12" alloy Hi-hat
SURGE 13" alloy Crash with choke
SURGE 16" alloy 3-zone Ride with choke
RealHead 8, 8, 10" dual-zone toms
RealHead Kick Pad
Continuous Hi-hat Control Pedal USB, MIDI
DM10 Pro Kit DM10 1,047 RealHead 12"
Dual Zone
RealHead 10/10/12/12" toms
RealHead Kick
DMPad 12/14/14/16" cymbals
RealHat Pedal USB, MIDI
PercPad N/A 25 N/A 4 Assignable Pads Kick (switch or trigger pad or pedal) MIDI
Performance Pad N/A 233 N/A 8 Assignable Pads Kick and hi-hat (switch pedals) MIDI
PerformancePad Pro N/A 500 N/A 8 Assignable Pads Kick and hi-hat (switch pedals) MIDI
ControlPad N/A N/A N/A 8 Assignable Pads 2 Trigger/pad, kick (switch or trigger),
and hi-hat (switch or continuous)
USB, MIDI

 

ABOUT ALESIS:
Established in 1980, Alesis was founded on innovative semi-conductor chip technology and award winning industrial designs that allowed entry level musicians and recording artists to afford professional studio recording products that were never affordable before. With high "bang for the buck" value, Alesis introduced the world's first professional 16 bit effects processor under $1000, the Midiverb.  Following on the heels of the Midiverb, Alesis progressed into studio quality drum machines (HR-16 and SR-16) as well as synthesizers, studio monitors and mixing consoles.

If there's one secret to our enduring brand and the passion it ignites in musicians, producers and engineers, it's that we deliver these experiences, rather than merely a collection of products and services. We"re dedicated to inspiring musical creativity and developing musical experiences for all of our stakeholders – customers, employees, partners, suppliers, and the musical community at large. That's what sets Alesis apart from the crowd and why our brand continues to be on the leading edge of professional audio and music technology.

While our products range from keyboards, synthesizers, hard disk recorders, iPod recording and playback devices, electronic drums, mixers, signal processors, effects units, amplifiers and speakers one thing remains consistent; our passion for inspiring musical creativity and innovation through new technology.

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