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Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset   (Open Box)
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Product# J02981
OVERVIEW

End your digital holdout with a DM Lite e-kit from Alesis.

The DM Lite 5-Piece Electronic Drumset features four drum pads and three cymbal pads - each providing authentic feel and indicating notes with an internal blue LED light for a colorful display while in play.

Included foot pedals control the hi-hat and kick action, while the pre-assembled 4-post rack enables a three-step setup - no tools required. The wiring snake connects all of the pads, cymbals, and pedals to the DM Lite module with one single, convenient connection. No braiding or tangling of cables.

With a drum module offering training functions, 10 preset kits, 200 sounds, 30 play-along tracks and more, this kit is suitable for novice to expert players. The connectivity options of the module include 1/8" and 1/4" stereo outputs and USB MIDI to integrate with recording software of your choice. This kit is a great solution for home studios and all levels of practice in urban spaces. So enter the digital era today with electronic drums that have a price with a few less digits.

FEATURES
  • Pre-assembled rack system
  • LED illuminated drum and cymbal pads
  • DM Lite drum module features 10 ready-to-play kits, 30 songs and over 200 drum and cymbal sounds (fully accessible by external MIDI sources)
  • Connectivity options include 1/8" stereo aux input, USB/MIDI, 1/8" headphone and 1/4" stereo outputs

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SPECIFICATIONS

DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset

  • Snare (x1) + Toms (x3)
  • 10" Blue LED Illuminated Triangular Cymbal Trigger Pads
  • Hi Hat (x1) + Crash (x1) + Ride (x1)
  • Hi-Hat Controller Pedal
  • Provides Momentary Open/Closed Operation
  • Kick Drum Trigger Pedal
  • Velocity-Sensitive Internally Mounted Dynamic Piezo Sensor
  • Preassembled 4-Post Rack with All Mounting Hardware
  • Assembly Guide
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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AlesisDM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (12)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Sensitive (6)
  • Huge tone (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poorly made (6)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Alesis Dmlite

This is an excellent kit or the price tag offered . I recently moved Into an apartment and needed a kit to be able to practice fast , I also have a few projects that...Read complete review

This is an excellent kit or the price tag offered . I recently moved Into an apartment and needed a kit to be able to practice fast , I also have a few projects that I needed to have something portable to rehearse with in similar sound restricting environments The Alesis dm lite has fit all of those needs . Playability is great off of the bat my only pet piece is not being able to use a real kick pedal. After two weeks of use my pedal broke and started miss triggering unfortunately I did not order from here . Hopefully I can get the trigger swapped for a pad trigger. The training couch function. Is huge I have noticed a clean up in my playing from just 2 weeks of using It . All though there are only 10 sounds they are all very useful

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for the price

I picked this set up used from MF. It's not bad for the price but I quickly decided I needed something better. The kick pedal lasted about five days before it stopped working,...Read complete review

I picked this set up used from MF. It's not bad for the price but I quickly decided I needed something better. The kick pedal lasted about five days before it stopped working, but the set was used. My biggest issues were not being able to add on a double bass pedal and I assume it won't accept other add ons either. It's built light which is good for travel and storage but it will move around a bit when you get playing. I haven't knocked it over but I don't think it would take much to do so. Another issue is layout. Unless the kit is modified, the snare is far enough under the hi hats that you'll hit sticks together, unless the hats are moved unnaturally far away. I decided to exchange this kit, spend some more money and upgrade to the DM8 Pro.

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5.0

So Far So Good!

By 

from Seattle / Las Vegas

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

    I'm not a drummer but bought this for my little protools studio when I realized what, with one little USB plug the potential was to access thousands of samples! The basic kits are decent enough for practice and tomorrow I will take the drums to an outdoor Fund-raising show since they are easy to move. I have always had great luck with this manufacturer and MF !

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    1.0

    DO NOT BUY - Kick pedal broke in less than 6 months

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Easy Setup
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Breaks easily
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • Kids
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

    I bought my son the Simmons SD5Xpress for Christmas (2014) and that turned out to have a defective module. Unfortunately, MF did not have any more SD5Xpress in stock, so we got the Alesis DMLite as a replacement instead. Overall it's been pretty good. My son loves it, and plays it often in the mornings before school with headphones on. It's much easier on everyone's ears than his old acoustic kit.

    Unfortunately, on June 9, 2015 the kick pedal broke in half. It's just a cheap piece of plastic and it was velcroed to the rug below it, so it's not like he was waving it around or anything, but it broke into multiple pieces and is totally useless. Since I didn't get the extended warranty, MF won't help, and Alesis appears to offer no support. Spend more and get something better.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    1-10 I give it a 4

    By 

    from cyclone wv

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

      Very fun but the foot pedals are very cheap made doesn't feel real .. the snare pad is to low setting and the value isn't very loud ... all In all on a scale from 1-10 I'd rate it a 4 .. not to mention it was an open box purchase it looked like someone just put it in the box with the foam packaging sticking to the pads .. was not packaged correctly ..

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good sound, lightweight kit

      By 

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Portable
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Not Enough Presets

      Best Uses

      • Child's Kit

      Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

      I originally purchased the Simmons SD5Xpress from MF for my son for Christmas. Upon first use we discovered that the buttons on the module were broken, preventing us from changing any kit effects. The SD5Xpress was discontinued so we got the Alesis DM Lite instead. My son is 8 and still a beginning drummer, and we got him this mostly as a way for him to be able to play drums upstairs without making us all deaf. We got him the Alesis Practice Amp (SKU J02978) to go with it and the sound quality is excellent. It has a couple of built-in songs to play along with and 10 sound kits. The Simmons had 36 kits, so only having 10 is disappointing, but he doesn't seem to mind. The DM Lite kit was quick to set up and looks easy to move. It doesn't seem very sturdy, and definitely needs to be set up on a rug or piece of carpet, otherwise the pedals slide around. The kick pedal is "virtual" - there's no sensor that gets hit when you step on the pedal. I don't know how much this matters, but it definitely feels different than a regular kick pedal. My biggest gripe with the DM Lite is that the module is right next to the snare sensor, so when he misses, he hits the module. I'd have preferred the sensor be somewhere less likely to be struck by a beginner whaling on it.

      Overall we're satisfied with the DM Lite, but I think we'd have preferred the Simmons unit, and were sad it was discontinued.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ok for the price

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Decent sound

      Cons

      • Kick Pedal
      • Snare

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

        I picked this set up used from MF. It's not bad for the price but I quickly decided I needed something better. The kick pedal lasted about five days before it stopped working, but the set was used. My biggest issues were not being able to add on a double bass pedal and I assume it won't accept other add ons either. It's built light which is good for travel and storage but it will move around a bit when you get playing. I haven't knocked it over but I don't think it would take much to do so. Another issue is layout. Unless the kit is modified, the snare is far enough under the hi hats that you'll hit sticks together, unless the hats are moved unnaturally far away. I decided to exchange this kit, spend some more money and upgrade to the DM8 Pro.

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        NOT WORTH IT!!!!!

        By 

        from Lake Charles, LA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Poorly Made

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

          I bought this for myself with Christmas money, and it sounded great and was a big help for me to get into drums for the 4 months that I had it. Just now though, the kick pedal went out on me. Don't know where to get another one so I'm just going to focus on getting an acoustic drum set where that kind of misfunction won't happen. I would not buy this kit again. Don't waste your money like I did.

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          (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Avoid at all cost

          By 

          from Brooklyn ny

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

                This item will ruin your day I can't even give it away for free I hate it so much it is awful it sound nothing like a drum set not even close it's like banging on broken paint buckets and cracked frying pans it's more of a racoon job

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                cheaply made

                By 

                from evans mills, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poorly Made

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

                  been playing drums for almost my entire life. got this set because it was cheap and had decent reviews. Ive had this set for about 2 weeks. little did I know the piece that hold the "cymbals" on are plastic. I was playing last night and 2 of the cymbals fell off. cannot be repaired. I thought drums were meant to be banged on. guess not with this hunk of junk

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome piece of equipment!

                  By 

                  from KY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

                    Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

                    Cool set for the price. I was looking for something that wouldn't bother anyone and I could play anytime. Perfect set for messing around on and practice.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is with every Penny

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Gray For Beginners Also
                      • Great For Biginnners

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

                        I recently purchased the Alesiss DM Lite and the the base pedal is killer amazing sound. Incredible sound.

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