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Video Gamers Love Alesis Drumkits, Too

Published: Mon October 06, 2008  News Feed

Alesis lent their engineering brain trust to ION, and look what happened. The officially licensed Premium Drum Set for the Rock Band 2 video game, Drum Rocker, can be used with DM5 and Trigger|iO as an electronic drumkit!

Turn your Drum Rocker into a proper Electronic Drumkit!

If you thought Drum Rocker was meant to be confined in the virtual world of the Rock Band videogame, here's the good news -  you can take it into the "real world" and use it as an Electronic Drumkit! That's because it was built by the engineers at Alesis, one of the largest manufacturers of professional electronic drums in the world, and can be used with the Alesis DM5 and Trigger iO.

If you got Rock Band, and play the Drum Rocker, but want to experience even more realistic drum sounds, then use the Alesis DM5 and Trigger iO and turn your Drum Rocker in a fully functional - and affordable! - electronic drumkit.

Alesis DM5

For drummers and MIDI composers on a budget, the Alesis DM5™ offers professional performance features and an excellent selection of drum, percussion and special effect samples. The DM5 puts over 540 sounds into a single rack space, many recorded in true stereo and with ambient effects. Both classic Alesis studio drum sounds and new cutting-edge sounds for the latest musical styles are well represented. You'll find a great selection of kicks, snares, toms, hi-hats, percussion instruments, special effect samples and more.

Plus, the DM5's Expanded Dynamic Articulation™ feature allows drum sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch depending on how hard they're hit – just like real drums. Plus, the DM5's Random Sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as you play. The DM5 includes an ultra-fast trigger-to-MIDI converter with 12 trigger inputs, 5 programmable parameters for each trigger, 21 programmable drumsets, and four audio outputs for discrete processing and control.

Whether you're looking for a MIDI-controlled percussion module, a drum replacement tool for mixing, or an affordable answer for triggering sounds from electronic drum pads, the DM5 is the affordable solution.


Alesis Trigger|iO

The Alesis Trigger|iO is a powerful new electronic percussion interface designed to capture the feel of a real drum performance while also harnessing the expansive capability of software and hardware sound modules. The Trigger|iO converts input from your favorite percussion pads to make them usable as MIDI note messages for triggering sounds in software and hardware devices.

Featuring both MIDI and USB connectivity, the Trigger|iO can be can be connected to your favorite software or hardware synth or drum module, and comes bundled with FXPansion's BFD Lite — a professional software drum module with high-quality acoustic and electronic drum kit libraries.

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