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Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set

B&H # ALDM10SK Mfr # DM10 STUDIO KIT
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You Pay: $749.00
Product Highlights
  • 1 Snare, 4 Toms, 1 Kick, and 4 Cymbals
  • 100 Preset Drum Kits, 1047 Preset Sounds
  • 4-Post StageRack Included
  • Trigger Software Drum Kits Via USB
  • Record Yourself with the Sequencer
  • Aux Input to Jam with a CD or MP3 Player

The DM10 Studio Kit from Alesis is an electronic drum set with a 10" snare, four 8" tom drums, a hi-hat, ride, and two crash cymbals. The sounds are provided by the DM10 module which allows you to expand your kit with its 12 inputs for electronic drums and cymbals. The DM10 is loaded with 100 preset drum kits (and 100 user assignable kits), and each sound has multiple velocity-sensitive layers depending on how hard the attached electronic drum or cymbal is struck. All of the included drums have dual-zones for a realistic playing feel, and the ride cymbal features three zones.

The DM10 has been designed to deliver a complete drumming experience with its 1047 preset sounds. Both of the zones on the included drum pads can be triggered simultaneously creating a realistic, layered composite drum sound. The built-in sequencer can play accompaniment parts so you can practice and record your chops, and you can also plug in an external CD or MP3 player and jam with your favorite music. The DM10 can also be attached to a computer via its USB port to load more sounds into it, and to trigger software instruments like BFD, Toontrack, and Reason.

The RealHead Kick Pad allows you to use any single or double-beater kick drum pedal of your choice (a kick drum pedal is not included). The cymbals feature a rubberized surface material that keeps the feel of a real cymbal, without making very much noise when played. There are large choke triggers on the underside of the crash cymbals and the ride. The ride has separate triggers on its bell, face, and edge. The hi-hat comes with a RealHat pedal that features variable control. The black aluminum 4-post StageRack is ergonomic and fully adjustable, and allows you room to add more drums and cymbals to your kit.

DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
RealHead 10" snare and four 8" toms, dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
DMPad Cymbals: hi-hat, two crashes, and triple-zone ride
Compact, black aluminum 4-post StageRack
Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
Dynamic Articulation changes sounds' timbre along with dynamics for realism
Sound-set loading and use with software drum modules, both via USB
Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
Triggers 12 x 1/4" TRS Trigger Inputs
Polyphony 64 Voices
Presets Preset Sounds: 1047
Preset Sound Type: 16-Bit Uncompressed Samples
Preset Kits: 100 (all kits can be overwritten)
Sequencer Patterns: 75 Preset, 25 User (all kits can be overwritten)
User Memory 128MB, Linear
Sequencer Yes
Inputs 2 x Stereo RCA Inputs
12 x 1/4" TRS Trigger Inputs
1 x 1/4" Hi-Hat Controller Input
1 x MIDI In
Outputs 2 x Balanced 1/4" TRS Main Outputs
2 x Balanced 1/4" TRS Stereo Aux Assignable Outputs
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Output
Display Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set
  • DM10 Drum Module
  • 4 x RealHead 8" Dual-Zone Drum Pads
  • RealHead 10" Dual-Zone Drum Pad
  • RealHead Kick Pad
  • DMPad 12" Hi-Hat Cymbal
  • 2 x DMPad 12" Crash Cymbals
  • DMPad 14" Ride Cymbal
  • StageRack with Mounting Clamps and Arms
  • RealHat Pedal Continuously Variable Hi-Hat Control Pedal
  • Set of Interconnection Cables
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AlesisDM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

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      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Responsive (4)
    • Great sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Soundtracks (5)
      • Accompaniment (3)
      • Jazz clubs (3)
      • Small venues (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best you can get for the price!

      Best you can get for the price, but not the best you can get. You could spend up to 10 times more for a top of the line Roland, but if you are...Read complete review

      Best you can get for the price, but not the best you can get. You could spend up to 10 times more for a top of the line Roland, but if you are considering the DM10 it is because price is an issue. I got mine for a great price from B&H (best price I found).[...]Let's start with the basics:Setting up was straight forward and the new 2011 rack is a great addition to this inexpensive system because there is a brace that I use as a back stop for the kick drum (without it the kick would continually slide away from use).The DM10 brain is easy to navigate and customize, you will need to spend some time adjusting the settings to reduce crosstalk. I have been able to get it just about perfect, but it took a lot of tweaking.How does it sound? it is OK for the price, but I use Addictive Drums on the computer and it makes the Alesis Kit sound like a professional kit! Addictive Drums is the only software drum system that has a key map specifically for the DM10, so cymbal chokes HiHat and the Ride all work perfect and sound better than anything onboard the DM10.The DM10 has 12 trigger inputs which can trigger 22 instruments. Not Bad!In coclussion, This is a low end unit that has some very high end features. If you use computer Soft Synths for drums and do not want to spend a fortune than the Alesis is a good choice.

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      Avoid this kit at all costs

      Bought this kit and within one week found out the outputs did not work. Alesis required me to pay for shipping and claimed it would be 2-4 weeks. I found this a bit...Read complete review

      Bought this kit and within one week found out the outputs did not work. Alesis required me to pay for shipping and claimed it would be 2-4 weeks. I found this a bit odd since it was a brand new unit, but I had no choice. It's now been six weeks and I still don't have a drum kit. Call me crazy, but this has to be the worst customer service ever. Now I wish I had spent the money on Roland, Yamaha...anything but Alesis. Don't make the same mistake.

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      4.0

      Much bang for the buck no pun intended

      By emguru

      from Dallas TX

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        Takes a little tweaking to get the sounds you are looking for but an excellent buy considering how much you pay for what you get.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Compact Drum Kit

        By Ed78

        from Fayette GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use

          Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

          Bought this for my son for Christmas; he loves it! He lives in a very small house so space was an issue; it fits in a corner without taking up much room. It's light and portable but sturdy and with good sound.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          An absolute no brainer.

          By ERR

          from CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

            I just unboxed and set up this kit to replace my "war torn" Hart kit (circs 2004)with Alesis DM5 module.It took me about 2 hours to set up. Actually it should have only taken me 1hours but I'm a guy and was too excited and stubborn to find the instruction sheet which was right where it was supposed to be in the hardware box. Anyway, setup was straight forward (with instructions). Patching in the module to the triggers proved to be easy but make sure you plug them in snug or else you will spend 30 minutes trying to figure out why your hihat won't trigger. With this studio kit there is a 10"snare, 4x 8"toms and an 8" kick (which is large enough for double pedal). The wonderful thing about those pieces is that they are all (except for kick) dual zone. This means both the heads and rims will trigger different sounds. So in reality you end up with a 10 head kit which is absolutly astounding!I havn't actually had a lot of time to play with the DM10 module, but from what I can initally see it is a very robust one. The 3 or 4 kits I played were awesome.The heads of the drums are similar to regular "skins". The are a bit noisy compared to my old mesh heads but the feel (from what I can remember from my old Pearl Export) is pretty true. The dynamics are quite impressive. Hit it lightly, it plays soft, hit it hard it plays loud. This is true for the rim triggers too. Sweet...Remembering that I just unboxed and set this up less than 3 hours ago I only have three minor complaints:1) The snare clamp slips so if I'm hitting it hard it will slip down. It might be easily fixed with a rubber band or something but I will call the company for a new clamp first.2) One of my cymbal triggers is not triggering as I think it should. Not because it's broken (I think) but because I can't figure out why it is not assigned in the pre existing kit. 3) The kit cables comes with one extra patch marked "tom" but all of my triggers are patched. Not sure why the extra but I will use it with one of my old triggers. The cables and Module are identified so as to make for an easy hook up but the lettering on the back of the DM10 module is so tiny it is very hard (for an "old man" like me) to see the names. They should have color coded it too.I guess I could go on but I havn't really spent enough time with it to go more in depth about setting up the DM10 module.I just wanted to initally review this for anyone thinking of getting it before the holidays.I paid $[$] for it at B&H PLUS got a rebate from Alesis for another $200 comming as soon as I mail it out. That's $600 for this outstanding kit.Although I am not a Pro, I have been playing for the past 35 years because it "relaxes" me. I will say that I researched the heck out of kits to find one to suit my needs (not a pro) and this one fit the bill hands down. It beat out my first choice of the Pearl E-Drums which cost $[$]+. I saved $[$]+ on a kit that sound fantastic and also let me stay in my house because if I spent $4k on a kit I would be in the dog house.Don't miss the deal because you will be very sorry.Excellent Electronic Kit!

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            5.0

            DM10 Studio Kit

            By clintwilesmusic

            from Clarksville, TN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home recording
              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

              I had an acoustic set, but, I wasn't able to mic the drums well enough to suit me...so....I researched e-kits and found this one. Considerably less than comparable Roland kits. While the onboard sounds are OK they weren't practical for my uses which are variations of standard drum kits. I spent the $[$] with Alesis and bought the Blue Jay Studios download. The sounds are more suitable for me and you can go back to original Alesis sounds when you want. The drum heads are smaller so that meant more practice for me. My recordings are noticeably cleaner and tighter...don't forget the $200 rebate...brought the kit to a final price of $[$] and I don't think many companies can touch that price. Thanks BH and Alesis!!!

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              5.0

              recommend it. Excellent.

              By Lmulet66

              from San José, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Too Much Reverb

              Best Uses

              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

              I am fond of music and the instrument. I'm not a musician, but I attempt with all my family.

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              5.0

              As sweet as it looks!!

              By Bassman Bob

              from Woodruff, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                  I purchased this set for church worship services. It took quite a while to get comfortable with it, about 5 hours to set it up and get it dialed in, but, what a wonderful instrument. I can't wait to get back to it and experiment with it to see what it can do! It looks and feels so much better than rubber pads.

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                  1.0

                  Avoid this kit at all costs

                  By Joey Richman

                  from Delray Beach, FL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                        Bought this kit and within one week found out the outputs did not work. Alesis required me to pay for shipping and claimed it would be 2-4 weeks. I found this a bit odd since it was a brand new unit, but I had no choice. It's now been six weeks and I still don't have a drum kit. Call me crazy, but this has to be the worst customer service ever. Now I wish I had spent the money on Roland, Yamaha...anything but Alesis. Don't make the same mistake.

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                        4.0

                        Nice Kit!

                        By Music Sensei

                        from MA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                            I use this for my studio. It's solid all-around construction. One bit of advice is take time with the settings! Watch some videos online. You will get them to respond just right if you take the time. The only slight negative is the "real feel" isn't really very real...still not bad. But, if you don't like the feel, there is a simple "upgrade" that can be found online. Totally worth the price though! B&H is great!

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            DM10 review

                            By Jim

                            from Boston, MA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                            Very happy with the kit and B&H rules

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Alesis DM10 review

                            By Frazzlecat

                            from New York/ New Jersey

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Quality Drum Sounds

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Jazz Clubs
                              • School Bands
                              • Small Venues
                              • Soundtracks
                              • Symphonies

                              Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                              I just purchased the DM10 for my studio, and use it for recording all styles of music, Metal, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jingles and soundtracks for large span of video projects. The DM10 Brain is equipped to handle all of it. There isn't a style of music it can't handle. The pads feel and play as close to an acoustic set that you can get, and there are plenty of triggers to allocate samples to. The pads are as responsive as you want to make them, this is as close to an acoustic set that you can get with out the SONIC BOOM to upset the natives :-). The kick drum pad is large enough to handle a double bass pedal with ease, and the USB connection give the unit an almost plug and play ability to any 3rd party drum application. Did I mention that the sound library is upgradeable too? HA! This is a highly effective tool in any application you choose to use it. Gig, studio, or practice. After months of research I laid the mighty dollar on the mighty DM10. Highly recommended. And Buy it from B&H your not going to get better service or a better price ANYWHERE!

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great kit. having a blast w it.

                              By Eric

                              from Navarre, FL

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • High Quality Drum Sounds
                              • Responsive
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Hi hat pedal
                              • No kick pedal

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                              I am in the military and bought this to get back into drumming and music in general. The shipping was free and got it the cheapest at b & h. It got here right on time and only took me an hour to setup. I am in a dorm at the moment and this thing is the perfect size. My buddies can bring in their guitars and amps for some good jam sessions. I am 6 ' 3" and a bigger dude and this kit is great compared to some of the yamahas and rolands which seem extremely cramped. The closest thing in quality was a roland setup which was about 1200 more in price. It took me a few days to get all the sensitivities just right and I am still exploring all the sounds but it is a lot of fun trying it all out. Had to buy my own kick pedal and the hi hat pedal could be better but everything else is spot on. The all black gives it a great look as well. Haven't hooked it up to any music software yet but it sounds great on the amp and headphones. Have gotten nothing but compliments from all my musician friends and some won't get off the thing. Hope that helps.

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                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Best you can get for the price!

                              By Drumming for a hobby

                              from Apple Valley, MN

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Price

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home recording
                                • Soundtracks

                                Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Kit - Professional Six-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                                Best you can get for the price, but not the best you can get. You could spend up to 10 times more for a top of the line Roland, but if you are considering the DM10 it is because price is an issue. I got mine for a great price from B&H (best price I found).[...]Let's start with the basics:Setting up was straight forward and the new 2011 rack is a great addition to this inexpensive system because there is a brace that I use as a back stop for the kick drum (without it the kick would continually slide away from use).The DM10 brain is easy to navigate and customize, you will need to spend some time adjusting the settings to reduce crosstalk. I have been able to get it just about perfect, but it took a lot of tweaking.How does it sound? it is OK for the price, but I use Addictive Drums on the computer and it makes the Alesis Kit sound like a professional kit! Addictive Drums is the only software drum system that has a key map specifically for the DM10, so cymbal chokes HiHat and the Ride all work perfect and sound better than anything onboard the DM10.The DM10 has 12 trigger inputs which can trigger 22 instruments. Not Bad!In coclussion, This is a low end unit that has some very high end features. If you use computer Soft Synths for drums and do not want to spend a fortune than the Alesis is a good choice.

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