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Alesis DM6 USB Kit Electronic Drum Set

Get everything you need with the DM6 e-drum set from Alesis. It features the DM6 sound module, which has more than 100 drum and cymbal sounds. (69) Read 15 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Alesis DM-6 USB Kit Electronic Drum Set

Drummers of all skill levels will find something to like about the Alesis DM6 USB Kit electronic drum set. Beginning players will appreciate how easy and fun it is to play, while advanced players will like having a quiet kit to practice on at any time of day or night. Ready to play right out of the box, the DM6 USB Kit features natural-feeling drum and cymbal pads, the DM6 sound module with over 100 drum and cymbal sounds, a USB output that allows the DM6 to serve as a trigger-to-MIDI interface, and much more.

Feels Like Real Acoustic Drums

The DM6 electronic drum kit's playing surfaces are designed to reduce vibration and feel like the surfaces of an acoustic kit. Thanks to a dual-zone snare pad, you can dial in a snare drum sound in the center and select a rim click, rimshot, or something else on the rim. If you don't mind programming your sounds before you begin, you will find that playing the DM6 USB Kit is a lot like playing acoustic drums.

The Alesis DM6 USB Kit comes with three tom pads, an upright kick drum pad, hi-hat, crash, ride cymbal pads, and an Alesis bass drum pedal. The kick pad is compatible with any single or double bass drum pedal.

Limitless Selection of Sounds

Tap into a dazzling collection of high-quality drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds with the onboard DM6 sound module, which has room for 10 presets and 5 custom slots to edit and save custom-built drum kits. A total of 108 sounds are included, but if that's not enough for you, you can use the module as a trigger-to-MIDI interface and access even more sounds. Using the USB output that sends drum hits as MIDI signals, the drum and cymbal pads can trigger any compatible drum-module software you happen to have.

Practice Without Disturbing Your Housemates

To the parents reading this, if you haven't already said it aloud to your kids, you've probably thought it: "When you're older, you can play any instrument you want -- except the drums." With a quiet e-drum set like the Alesis DM6 USB Kit, you can take it all back and let your little ones bang away as hard as they can on their instrument of choice, since headphone and amplifier outputs allow for both near-silent practices and loud performances.

This Alesis drum kit makes an excellent learning tool, and it's pretty fun to play, too. Learn to keep the beat with your favorite songs by connecting the DM6 USB Kit to a CD player or iPod via the stereo input jack on the DM6 module. With these e-drums, you'll be jamming along to your music in no time.

Built to withstand drummer abuse, the DM6 USB Kit mounts on a heavy-duty aluminum rack with standard 1.5-inch tubing that allows for kit expansion with clamps and mounts.

Features:

- Entry-level, affordable electronic drum set with USB functionality
- DM6 sound module provides instant access to 108 high-quality drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
- Realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces feel like those of an acoustic kit
- 15 Programmable drum sets (10 presets and 5 custom slots)
- Dual-zone snare pad offers rim click and rimshot capability
- USB-MIDI output connects the DM6 USB Kit to drum-module software
- 1/8" input lets you connect your iPod or CD player
- Velocity sensitive for natural, musical response
- Comes with bass drum pedal and drumsticks

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DM6 USB Kit Pads
- DMPad Kick Pad with stand (with pedal)
- DMHat Pedal hi-hat controller (open/closed)
- DMPad 8-inch Dual-Zone Pad (snare)
- 3 DMPad 8-inch Single-Zone Pads (toms)
- 3 DMPad 12-inch Cymbals (hi-hat, crash, and ride)

DM6 Module
- Kits: 10 Preset, 5 User Kits
- Patterns: 40 Preset, 1 User
- Sounds: 108
- Inputs: 1/8-inch stereo mix-in, 25-pin D-sub for cable snake
- Outputs: 1/8-inch stereo master, 1/8-inch headphone
- USB for trigger-to-MIDI interface
- Power: 9V AC, adapter included

Includes
- (1) DM6 drum sound module
- (1) DMPad Kick Pad with stand
- (1) DMPedal single kick pedal
- (1) DMHat Pedal hi-hat pedal
- (1) DMPad 8 in. Dual-Zone Pad
- (3) DMPad 8 in. Single-Zone Pads
- (3) DMPad 12 in. Cymbals
- (1) ProRack complete with mounting hardware
- (1) DM6 Kit cable snake
- (1) Drum key
- (2) Drumsticks
- (1) Assembly instructions/quick start guide
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760

Alesis DM-6 USB Kit Electronic Drum Set

The Alesis DM6 USB Kit (Formerly DM6 Kit) highlights the best of Alesis' 20 years of experience in professional electronic percussion gear. This electronic drum set features a 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 drum sets, the DM6 USB Kit features realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces. To reduce vibration feedback, we selected natural rubber drum and cymbal surfaces for the DM6 USB 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 Alesis DM6 USB 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 any single or double bass drum pedal for your personal feel.

Outstanding Sound

The Alesis 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 Alesis DM6 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface with drum-module software such as BFD, Toontrack, or Reason for a limitless collection of sounds.

The Alesis 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.

Practice Tools

The Alesis 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 Alesis DM6 USB 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.

Get more than you ever thought possible with the DM6 USB Kit.

BFD is a trademark of FXpansion Audio UK Ltd.
Toontrack is a registered trademark of Toontrack.
Reason is a trademark of Propellerhead Software AB.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Note: Some assembly required.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Easy to move and not hard to use when one gets accustomed to it."
Sound: The obvious issue is how the secondary sound is transmitted since this unit does not have a strong built-in amp. When using an external amplifier the amp must be strong enough to make the drums sound loud enough as well as provide a little echo and tweaking to make the sound realistic. I hooked the drums up to a Fender 30-watt amp and it sounds pretty good after tweaking but the bass drum is not really as strong as I would like because the amp is for guitar and doesn't have very low frequencies. Other than that its a pretty nice unit. Feature: The main electronic unit has some nice features but it takes a bit of practice to get accustomed to which buttons to press to get those features Pressing a wrong button sometimes will cause one to start all over. The built-in accompaniment is useful for practice. There is a jack for input so I plugged in a portable CD player and an iPod and it sounds pretty good though the CD-input jack in my Fender amp did a better job. It would also be nice to be able to plug in a second base pedal. Ease of Use: There is a definite learning curve depending on what you want to do. Somethings are quick to learn, others take practice. Quality: It seems to hold up very well. The heavy use of plastics has me worried that in the long run, moving it when I go jam with people in different places is going to wear out the plastic on the frame. Only time will tell. Otherwise, it is well built. It does feel a little cheap at first but when you start playing you forget all about it. Value: I would have preferred to pay $100 less for this unit. Manufacturer Support: I have not contacted the company for anything. So I'll assume they are good. The Wow Factor: Its not bad, really. The DM10 is the "pro" version but costs twice as much. Too bad. Overall: Its not bad, again. Give it a try in a music store before you buy one and make sure it is what you want.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, country
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Sound: Sound Quality is over all pretty good and responsive to the drum sticks and foot pedals. For someone who is wanting to learn to novice or intermmediate players you can benefit from this set. Just like having a real basic five piece from which to learn on and greatly improve on your playing. I mostly play with my headphones on because I live in an area where i need to be quite (reason why I got it, wanted to be able to hear drum sounds and not just some practice set where you only here rubber being hit) so i mostly use headphones; however, I have plugged in some speakers to the module and well the kit sounded great. So I imagine live it would sound good. Although, I am sure one would use a real drum kit. Feature: You pretty much get all the accessories you need with this kit to play right off the bat, including all the parts for the frame and cable for the module. You also get all you need for the frame which is easy to setup and well made for the most part. Ease of Use: You pretty much can get all the sounds you need for a basic five piece set including crash and ride. You can change voices for all the pads and cymbals as well as the kick drum. So say you want to have two crash rides cause a song uses two of them instead of a ride cymbol well you can change that around, for the pads as well. This came in handy for a while because one of my pads didnt sound right, it was kind of dull so I sent it back and while I was waiting used my cymbol and changed its voice to a tom sound till I recieved a new replacement pad. The manuel for the drum set is pretty self explanatory, and for some good drum software that will help you say with drum notation I recommend Cakewalk. I do wish that Alesis had like Roland and there HD-lite kit a special software that worked with the module for learning the drum kit and say rudiments but well they don't, oh well......again cakewalk helps and is pretty good. You can play along with say midi songs and wavs and mp3s and all. Quality: Again, I would say the product is made for the most part well. The frame is very sturdy and I really love the fact how you can custom setup all the pads and cymbals and module pretty much how ever you like as far as height goes, the kit is well made for height adjustment. All the parts fit tight and seem like good quality not cheap plastic or something like that. Even the drum pedal that comes with the kit is of ok quality. However, most people I hear would probably want to upgrade this eventually. I don't expect my kit to come apart any time soon or cease to work but then I have only had for around a month at this point. Value: Definitely worth the price I paid. Only wish you could expand on the kit so as to say add more cymbals and or more pads so if you plan on working with a kit you can expand on then get something else. But for a basic kit to learn on and move forward on and that will keep you playing and having fun then it is for you. Manufacturer Support: In the area of customer service, zzounds is pretty good and fast on the response. Alesis (the manufactuer and company that warranties your product for up to a year) takes a while to get through on the phone; however, once you reach them they are are good about helping you with your problem and will even call you back if say they are really busy. Like I mentioned earlier, I had a pad that didnt work and/or sound to good compared to the rest so I was able to get an RMA and Alesis emailed me the free shipping label at there cost to ship it out and get the replacement. This is a good; however, I really didnt like the wait time (any where from two to four weeks) considering I had just got the kit in and had to send the pad back but oh well at least they fixed it for free and/or gave me a replacement at no cost to me. The Wow Factor: Overall the appearence is pretty nice, kind of wish the snare had a better look to it, more like a snare look. But the other pads and drum pad and cymbals are fine adn ofcourse the rack looks good. Overall: I pretty much plan on using this set for a good while before moving on to say another set that I can expand on. I would love to be able to expand on this set if it was possible so then I probably wouldnt need to purchase another but again you really cant expand on it much as far as I know, is your five peice set. I bought this set because of the price for what you get and the quality you get with it. It does the job well. Also for the quiteness. I beleive this set will help me in my goals as to improving my drum performance.
Style of Music: Rock, alternative, punk, metal, industrial, gothic, jazz, all kinds
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