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Musikmesse Frankfurt : Alesis Releases New DM6 Kit, e-Practice Pad and Practice Amp for Drummers

Published: Thu April 02, 2009  News Feed

Drummers everywhere have felt the Alesis electronic percussion difference. Alesis is proud to introduce the DM6 Kit, their latest drum set for cost-conscious drummers. With great sounds, great feel, and a price you won't believe, the DM6 Kit is sure to be your drumsticks' best friend.

Alesis DM6 Electronic Drum Kit

The new Alesis DM-6 Drum Kit is the perfect choice for aspiring drummers everywhere. The DM6 Kit highlights the best of Alesis' 20 years of experience in professional electronic percussion gear. This electronic drumset features a completely new sound module with 108 quality drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds. Its pads feel great and its hardware and rack system are high quality.

UNMISTAKABLE ALESIS FEEL
Like all Alesis drumsets, the DM6 Kit features realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces. To reduce vibration feedback, we selected natural rubber drum and cymbal surfaces for the DM6 Kit's pads. This five-piece kit gets you started on a dual-zone snare pad for two-sound compatibility. You can dial in a snare drum sound in the center and a rim click, rimshot, or something totally different like a cowbell on the rim!

The DM6 Kit also comes with three tom pads, an upright kick drum pad, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbal pads. It even comes with an Alesis bass drum pedal and the kick pad is compatible with most single and double-bass pedals for your custom feel.

OUTSTANDING SOUND
The brand-new DM6 module features an internal collection of top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds that will blow you away. You can edit and save your drum kits for custom sounds. You get 10 presets and 5 custom slots. In addition to the sounds in the DM6 module, there's a USB output that sends the notes you play out as MIDI signal, so you can use the DM6 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface with drum-module software such as BFD, Toontrack, or Reason for a limitless collection of sounds.

The DM6 has headphone and amplifier outputs so you can play quietly in phones or connect up and rock out. You can also connect your iPod or CD player and mix it in with the DM6's stereo input jack.

The DM6 Kit is fully compatible with Alesis SURGE Cymbals and acoustic-feel drum pads for easy upgrades.

PRACTICE TOOLS
The DM6 module has a metronome, an essential tool for keeping steady time whether you're practicing alone or with a band. The DM6 also has a built-in sequencer with 40 preset music tracks for play along.

RUGGED HARDWARE
A drumset is only as strong as its weakest link. The DM6 Kit mounts on a heavy-duty aluminum rack. The standard 1 1/2" tubing enables you to add on with Alesis and other brands' clamps and mounts. The kit also comes with a full set of mounting hardware and cables, as well as rugged kick drum and hi-hat pedals.

Also announced: the Alesis E-Practice Pad

Alesis e-Practice Pad

Here's How To Become a better drummer! The Alesis E-Practice Pad is the fun way to learn and practice the drums. This electronic drum pad has 65 different drum sounds, a built-in metronome with six different sounds, and more than 50 practice games and exercises. The E-Practice Pad is way more fun than you can have with a standard practice pad. It feels great, it sounds great, and it gives you a full range of dynamics from the lightest touches through the loudest accents.

Just plug in your headphones and play silently or plug into an instrument amplifier or your stereo system and jam with other musicians. When you’re not using the E-Practice Pad as a traditional practice tool, you can mount it on a standard cymbal stand or snare stand and use it on your drumset to expand your range of sounds.

Unlike a standard pad, the E-Practice Pad has an advanced metronome built in with six different sounds and the ability to play nearly any note value or subdivision in the time signature of your choice. On top of the metronome, the e-Practice Pad has advanced games and learning features like Beat Check, Stroke Balance, and even recording and playback so you can hear your performances. The E-Practice Pad is an instrument that helps you grow as a drummer, developing your time, dynamics, consistency, and more.

The E-Practice Pad runs on batteries for portability or on wall power with the included adapter. You can add bass drum and hi-hat pedals using Alesis Expansion Pedals or any other footswitch.

Features:

  • Electronic drum practice pad with metronome and learning exercises
  • 65 different drum sounds
  • Metronome with six sounds, adjustable time signatures and subdivisions
  • 60 practice games and exercises
  • Natural feel and performance with full dynamic range
  • Headphone jack for silent practice
  • Amplifier outputs for playing with other musicians
  • Mountable on standard 8mm cymbal stand or snare stand
  • Recording and playback for listening to your playing
  • Runs on batteries for portability or on wall power with the included adapter
  • Expandable with optional bass drum and hi-hat pedals

Includes

  • E-Practice Pad
  • Power adapter
  • Quick start guide

And finally...the new Alesis TransActive Drummer amp: The sound system designed for today's drummer

TransActive Drummer practice amp

The TransActive Drummer is the practice amp designed for today's electronic drummer. This complete, active system contains a powerful, active two-way speaker wedge with two sets of inputs, stereo outputs, and a dock for iPod. It's perfect for practicing alone or with a band.

INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
The TransActive Drummer enables you to connect your electronic drumset, as well as an aux source such as a metronome or sequencer. The dock for iPod enables you to mix and play along with your music. You can link two TransActive Drummers together with a common 1/4" TRS cable for stereo performance. The amp also has line-level 1/4" stereo outputs so you can connect it to a PA system or record your sessions.

The front panel gives you access to volume, three-band EQ, iPod level, and a 1/4" headphone jack.

SPEAKER SYSTEM
The TransActive Drummer has a large, 10" woofer that plays down below most kick drums, and a 1" tweeter that makes cymbal sounds sparkle. The Class D amplifier provides 50W RMS so you'll always have plenty of power.

The TransActive Drummer is the perfect speaker system for practicing your drums.

Features:

  • Single-box complete practice-amp wedge system for practicing and monitoring your drums
  • Dock for iPod with level control
  • Stereo pair of 1/4" inputs
  • Aux RCA stereo input
  • Stereo Link output enables connection of two units for double the power
  • Powerful 50W amplifier
  • Two-way design, 10"/1"
  • Those products will be available soon, from Dolphin Music! Check the Alesis manufacturer page at Dolphin

     
     
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