800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16K7-JKXM
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Thur Closed
  • Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)

Email Print
 

Alesis DM8 Pro Kit Electronic Drum Set

Alesis provides you with the most natural electronic drumming experience. This kit not only sounds real but feels truly responsive with RealHead tech pads. (53) Read 25 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)

Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds

We recommend this alternative:

Main

Alesis DM10X Kit Premium Electronic Drum Set (6-Piece)

New From $1,199.95
In Stock
Free Ground Shipping
Questions? Call a gear expert now! (800-996-8637)
OWN THIS ITEM FOR AS LITTLE AS
$299.99 PER MONTH

Visit product page to order

Product Description

Upgrade your electronic drum set up or dramatically expand your acoustic kit with the expressive and expansive DM8 Pro Kit from Alesis.

The Sounds

The Alesis DM8 Pro Kit is built around the high-definition DM8 drum module with Dynamic Articulation(tm). The DM8 builds upon the DM10 module by adding a wealth of sounds and features while retaining some of the successes of the previous model. Successes like playback of genuine recordings of real drums and cymbals and advanced Dynamic Articulation multi-samples.

Packed with over 750 studio and live drums and cymbals, dozens of play-along tracks, and an advanced metronome, the DM8 is prepared for any situation a drummer might require of it. The module also features professional audio and trigger ins and outs, including USB MIDI for expansive flexibility and the ability to connect to a wide range of external sounds and controllers.

And, because it's built into an ultra-compact casing, the DM8 is small enough to easily incorporate into a drummer's existing setup, bringing electronic drum and percussion, and rare, ethnic sounds to an existing acoustic drum set.

The Drums

The DM8 Pro Kit is provides drummers with the most accurate, natural size and space relationships between drums for the most natural-feeling drum kit possible. A drummer's muscle memory expects the feel, size and resistance of their drums to change with each drum, and the pads on the DM8 do just that. Starting with a 12" snare, the kit moves from an 8" tom to 10" and 12" toms, each with real, tension-adjustable drumheads and genuine triple-flanged counterhoops to mimic the feel of acoustic drums. In addition, a vertical kick pad accommodates both single and double pedals. The kit also includes a set of option rubber rim mutes to quiet the rims in practice situations.

The Cymbals

Alesis spent a considerable amount of time and energy making the cymbals on the DM8 Pro Kit feel as good as their RealHead drum pads by designing the low-noise DMPad Cymbals. The DM8 Pro Kit is the first electronic drumset with 16-inch Ride and 14-inch Crash cymbal pads, and also includes a 12-inch DMPad Hi-Hat. 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 and the DMPad Ride features multi-zone triggering on the bell, face and edge. The DMPad Hi-Hat Cymbal and RealHat Pedal provide for variable control from wide open to tightly closed, plus chick and heel splash.

Sturdy and Durable

Hardware can make or break a drum kit and the DM8 Pro Kit's StageRack makes this one. The StageRack is a four-post rack that features 1 1/2" metal tubes that are universally compatible with additional clamps and incredibly sturdy. The clamps on the rack adjust with large wingscrews for easy, tool-free adjustments and the convertible boom/straight cymbal arms mount right in the vertical rack down-tubes for flexible cymbal positioning.

The Alesis DM8 Pro Kit is a real-feeling, real-sounding electronic drum kit that performs like its acoustic counterpart, but with the added-flexibility of electronic modeling and sound sets.

Features of the Alesis DM8 Pro Kit
- DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation(TM) 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:
- DM8 drum module
- RealHead 12" drum pad
- RealHead 12" dual-zone snare pad
- RealHead 10" drum pad
- RealHead 8" drum pad
- RealHead kick pad
- DMPad 12" Hi-Hat cymbal
- DMPad 14" Crash cymbal
- DMPad 16" Ride cymbal
- RealHat Pedal continuous hi-hat control pedal
- StageRack with clamps and boom cymbal arms
- Cable snake with cable collars
- Drumkey
- Power supply
- DM8 User Manual
- Setup Guide

MacBook Pro(r), iPad(tm), iPod(r), and iPhone(r) are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Note: Some assembly required.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alesis products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (53 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Alesis DM8 Pro is amazing"
Overall: Honestly, I can't believe what you get for this price. I've played rolands and yamahas. They're great and all, but for the price, they suck. When you can have a set, this capable, for this price, it's a no-brainer. It's completely expandable and customizable. Look into the mesh head mods for more info. I personally haven't converted yet, but the only reason I would, would be to make the set a bit more quiet. The rebound that it has out of the box was great for me. It is a little loud compared to rubber pads and mesh pads, but that's easily fixed with a simple mesh head conversion. Examples are all over the web. I have no remorse for buying this product. It's amazing.
Style of Music: All styles, mostly rock.
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Im rather impressed"
Sound: There are plenty of kits to choose from, and the sounds are very realistic. You have 99 preset kits and the ability to piece together your own combinations of kits if you so choose. Minor adjustments had to be made to the triggering, but this was to suit my playing style more than anything. Feature: The DM8, being the little brother of the DM10, leaves you little room for expansion as you only have 2 available trigger inputs (left) when the kit is set up. This is pretty much a non issue for most users as I havent seen many e-kits that would require more expandability than this module offers. Jamming to the prerecorded sequences is alot of fun, and being able to keep the metronome ticking in the background is a big plus when attempting a new style. Ease of Use: Out of the box this kit sounded great! It actually took me a couple of days before I started to tweak some of the settings to get this kit to my liking. If you read through and refer to the manual, then the learning curve is easy peasy. Quality: I foresee myself playing on this kit for a very long time, as the construction of it appears to be built to last. The only 'modification' I plan to make on it is converting the drum heads to mesh for a different feel that is more appropriate to my style of playing. Value: For the amount of features this kit boasts, and the price tag attached to it, you simply cant go wrong with this kit. Its a nice 'middle of the road' kit for those who want a supple amount of features with out the supple amount of pricetag. Manufacturer Support: I havent had to deal with Alesis (or Zzounds) on any sort of technical issues. I will say that Zzounds shipped my kit SUPER fast! It almost felt that as soon as I hit the 'submit payment' button the kit was on its way. This coupled with all of the other positive reviews for people who in fact had to work with Zzounds, makes me confident that if (if) the need arises I will be in good hands. The Wow Factor: Visually, this kit really stands out and looks very sharp. The fact that it looks more 'modern' and closer to an acoustic kit, makes it that much more appealing. The 'Wow Factor' that REALLY got me was thanks to Zzounds. I am a habitual window shopper but I rarely pull the trigger due to 'sticker shock' and the fact that I would have to save to achieve this goal. With the 'Pay as you Play' option Zzounds made it all but impossible to NOT pull the trigger (pun intended) on this kit. This was a HUGE factor in getting this kit in my playroom. Overall: Let me start by saying that I was totally anti e-kit before I bought this, but the desire to be able to practice without disturbing my zip code trumped that. This thing grows on me a little more each day.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Funk
48 of 49 people (97.96%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "The experience shopping with zZounds is great. The site is easy to use and they ship quickly. Their customer services has always responded quickly to any inquiries I've had as well." - customer on October 11, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 16K7-JKXM. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x] Select a model from above to add to your cart.
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey, Nevada and Mississippi, nearly 95 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $29+

Just $1.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!