Alesis Surge Mesh Electronic Drum Kit

Alesis Surge Mesh Electronic Drum Kit

A full 8-piece electronic set with dual-zone toms and snare, the Alesis Surge Mesh kit brings unprecedented realism and responsiveness to this price range.

Alesis DM5KIT Electronic Drum Kit with DM5 Module

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Single rackspace module. Recorded in true stereo at 48kHz with ambient effects. Random sample feature. 5 playing pads.
Practice Quiet. Play Loud.
The DM5 Electronic Drum Kit is a fully self-contained 4-piece electronic drum set that ships with the DM5 sound module, 5 responsive playing pads (1 which serves as the hihat in conjunction with an included foot controller), 2 natural motion cymbal pads, a kick pedal, tubular support rack, and all essential interconnection cables. Complete with a headphone output, the DM5 is the ideal percussion sound module and controller system that enables players of all skill levels to practice quietly or take to the stage with confidence.

The DM5 is a comprehensive drum percussion system that functions equally well as a recording tool, an on stage performance kit, or as the solution that enables drummers to practice without disturbing those around them.

A versatile performer with a wide assortment of great drum and percussion sounds, the Alesis DM5 is the perfect solution to the following musical challenges:

A great solution for performing drummers looking for a wealth of sounds in an easy to transport system

An invaluable tool for recording the most realistic drum/percussion performances

Enables drummers to practice quietly -- without disturbing others

Features:
DM5 single rackspace sound module contains 540 percussion sounds and 21 pre-programmed drum/percussion sets

All sounds recorded in true stereo at 48kHz with ambient effects

Dynamic articulation feature enables the DM5's drum sounds to respond to the force with which the pad read more is struck -- including volume, tone, and pitch

Random sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as it is played

5 playing pads (for snare, kick, plus 2 toms; a pad and foot controller for open/closed hi-hat)

Natural motion cymbal pads for ride and crash cymbals

Kick pedal included

Kit includes a rugged tubular rack system that supports the sound module and all pads

All necessary interconnect cables included
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(117 ratings)
Submitted November 27, 2007 by a customer from chemdry.com
"Pretty decent sound for a great price"
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I'll wear this product out. It does what I need it to do and it's been easy to maintain so far (18 months).

Sound
For the price, the sound is quite realistic. The cymbals are not chokeable, but I wouldn't expect them to be at this price.

Features
Product came with a bass pedal. I've had to make small repairs to the pedal, overall it seems to be of decent quality. lots of different drum sounds to choose from, but I could use more cowbell. The kit comes with 7 pads (I think), but 12 available slots. I've added pads and now I'm up to 11 and it seems like a pretty complete kit.

Ease of Use
Pretty straight forward as long as the manual is in my hands.

Quality
This is probably the weak spot of the product. Most of the plastic tightening wingnuts have broken. I think Alesis anticipated this as they sent metal replacements ones with the kit. I've now replaced all of plastic wingnuts with the included metal ones. I've had 4 pads go bad, but 3 of them occured during the warrantee period and were replaced in a timely manner. The fourth went bad after the warrantee period, so I opened it up and fixed the broken solder joint (a very easy fix).

Value
For the price, I got a very good sounding drumkit that allows me to have band practice in my basement without having to blast the other instruments in order to read more "keep up" with the drum volume.

Manufacturer Support
I was very impressed with the customer service given for my broken pads. They replaced the broken pads no questions asked. They even shipped the new pad to me before they received my broken one (to minimize down time).

The Wow Factor
It's an electric drumkit, not a pretty or flashy acoustic set, so it's not much to look at, but it sounds good.

Musical Background:
Hobbyist

Musical Style:
Rock and Roll
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