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One of the best values in the e-drum market.

The Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit is a truly superior 6-piece electronic drum kit. From natural-feeling RealHead drum pads to the extraordinary capabilities of the DM10 drum module, this drum set is part of an elite class. The possibilities are limitless with the Alesis DM10.Alesis DM10 ModuleAlesis DM10s drum module features a wide range of options and outstanding sound quality. Its complete range of true instrument sounds is phenomenally enhanced by the Dynamic Articulation system exclusive to Alesis. With Dynamic Articulation, sounds from different percussion samples at different articulations and dynamics are incorporated so that the way you hit the drums will affect the timbre of the sound, not just the volume. The DM10 also has features like acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum bands and the sounds of American, Canadian, Turkish, or Chinese cymbals. The DM10 drum module is also well-equipped for custom mixing with a top panel mixer. It is the first drum sound module that permits sound to be loaded via USB. It has 12 trigger inputs and is also prepared to play with software drum modules such as Toontrack or BFD. Alesis StageRack The 4-post design of the StageRack is sturdy, reliable, and compact. It has 1-1/2 tubing with flexible clamps and mounts. Instead of relying on a drum key, the StageRack has wing-screws on most clamps for easy, immediate adjustments. Made of slick, black aluminum, this system can easily accommodate additional drums and cymbals.Alesis Real Head Drum Pads These mylar drumheads with triple-flanged counterhoops have the real feel of acoustic drums. In 10 and 8 sizes, they make the adjustment from acoustic drum sets easy and accessible. The tom and snare pads are dual-zone so there is the option to assign sounds such as gongs, wind chimes, and cowbells. Any single or double kick pedal can be used in conjunction with the Real Head Kick Pad including double pedals with the use of a Y-cable.Alesis DMPad Cymbals The included low-noise DMPad cymbals include a hi-hat, a 3-zone ride, and two crash cymbals. The under side of these cymbals has large choke triggers for accuracy and control. The DMPad cymbals are also carefully designed with a rubberized surface which balances out the sound of the sticks on the pad so the desired cymbal sounds are dominant. This complete, professional set from Alesis can be used for the fullest variety of musical genres and makes an excellent studio drum set.

FEATURES
  • DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • RealHead 10" snare and 4 - 8" toms; dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • DMPad cymbals: hi-hat, 2 crashes, and triple-zone ride
  • Compact, black aluminum StageRack
  • Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
  • Dynamic Articulation changes sound's timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • 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
  • Includes:
  • 1 DM10 drum module
  • 4 RealHead 8" dual-zone drum pads
  • 1 RealHead 10" dual-zone drum pad
  • 1 RealHead kick pad
  • 1 DMPad 12" hi-hat cymbal
  • 2 DMPad 12" crash cymbals
  • 1 DMPad 14" ride cymbal
  • 1 StageRack with mounting clamps and arms
  • 1 RealHat pedal continuously variable hi-hat control pedal
SPECIFICATIONS

DM10 Studio Drum Kit

  • DM10 module specifications

    Playback
    Polyphony: 64 voices
    Memory: 128MB, linear

    Audio and Trigger I/O
    Audio inputs: stereo (2 RCA)
    Trigger inputs: 12 - 1/4" TRS
    Hi-hat controller input: continuous compatible (1 - 1/4")
    MIDI: In, Out (2 DIN MIDI)
    Audio outputs: stereo Main (2 - 1/4" balanced), stereo Aux assignable (2 - 1/4" balanced)
    Headphone output: stereo (1 - 1/4" TRS)
    Computer: High-speed USB for MIDI and computer transfer (1 USB slave)

    Sound Set and Sequences
    Preset sounds: 1,047
    Preset sound type: 16-bit uncompressed samples
    Preset kits: 100 (all kits can be overwritten)
    Sequencer patterns: 75 preset, 25 user (all patterns can be overwritten)

    Sound Types
    Basses: 55
    Beatbox: 55
    Beat/drum machine: 59
    Chinas: 13
    Crashes: 36
    Hi-hats: 25
    One-hits: 349
    Kicks: 91
    Percussion: 151
    Rides: 28
    SFX: 31
    Snares: 85
    Toms: 69
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AlesisDM10 Studio Drum Kit
 
4.1

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (6)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Huge tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Soundtracks (4)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good kit for the price

Great kit. The only issue is you must tweak this thing. When we set it up it took about 1 hour to get the physical hardware in place...and by the way we...Read complete review

Great kit. The only issue is you must tweak this thing. When we set it up it took about 1 hour to get the physical hardware in place...and by the way we didnt have any problem with the cords reaching the brain or the drums or the cymbals, so I dont know where that is coming from. So the set up was an hour, then getting the drums to play properly was at least 2.5. This is the drawback to this kit. You must set all the levels of every drum which includes the cross talk, the velocity curve, (which I think would solve the one reviewers problem with the cymbals not triggering and the toms not playing at low impact. You REALLY have to tweak this thing to get it to play like it should. The factory settings are no go. The crosstalk between triggers is terrible and yes we had one that was stuck "on" but we just had to go and change it on the trigger edit setting from Piezo to trigger and then it stopped. I can t stress this enough, it CAN be done but you need to tweak the thing until you get it. Once we got it dialed in 2.5 hours later it played great. But be patient.
Features are not bad, the DM10 module is a bit limited in the sounds from the preselected kits that are available, but not bad. I love that most kits come set with the rims of the toms as other cymbals or sleighbells etc... it gives you a whole other dimention of sound possibility. Once again, this is not a top of the line kit and we just put it together the other day, but it will do its job in a small sanctuary for a Christian school.
Heads seem good, as do the cymbals. They are plastic heads to emulate real drum heads, which they do pretty well. The only problem is the cage is a little light in the toughness realm. It is light plastic and anyone who really abuses their kit will certainly wipe this thing out sooner rather than later. And you hard hitters out there beware, the heads did well under normal play, but dont look super durable. But it is a cheap kit and seems worth the money.
Good value. It isnt a Roland, but the other set we have at our church is the Pearl Epro live set and for the money this thing blows it out of the water. The brain is actually almost identical. The E-pro has the "redbox" but if you look at the DM10 and the red box side by side, they are layed out the same and the controls are identical once you get into them. The only difference is the Pearl has a few more kits and sounds to choose from.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Drum Kit....but

Ok, so when I finally got this beauty in just a few days(thank you musiciansfriend.com) I was excited to drum the whole day into the night without stopping....but when I...Read complete review

Ok, so when I finally got this beauty in just a few days(thank you musiciansfriend.com) I was excited to drum the whole day into the night without stopping....but when I first hit the drum I was expecting more rebound honestly and for it not to be so loud(which was something I was REALLY hoping for as a college student about to live in the dorms). Also, I play mainly metal(in general) so I blast and on top of that I am naturally very heavy handed so my snare drum kept moving so I adjust the tube that supports it occasionally. Ok so those are the little things. Because I am heavy handed I broke a cymbal about a month and a half of regular use but took make about 2 weeks to finally get something rolling on getting my cymbal replaced or fixed and I think my other cymbal might be a little broken too...I will check into that.

Pros:
-Great Kit
-Awesome kits already integrated(Dead snare is my favorite)
-Good look
-Easy to hook up

Cons:
-Frame looks somewhat like cheap plastic
-Dancing bass drum(moves side to side when doing 16 notes at a moderate tempo)
-Cymbals feel cheap and break somewhat easily if you are heavy handed OR you like to rock out crazy when playing it at shows
-Real Feel...not so much. Save some money for a mesh head conversion. Feels better and quieter
-Quieter than a acoustic drum set but more annoying

Conclusion:
It really is a great kit it does wonders. Alesis makes it fast simple in many ways but in doing so I assume they forgot about those heavy handed drummers so they cymbals will be great for someone else other than us. 3 stars because it did not feel as "real" as they said, bass drum gets annoying, cheap plastic feel to some aspects of this kit BUT it gets the job done nicely.

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4.0

Lotsa fun!

By tim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I am a big kid and always wanted a drum set.
This is complicated but a lot of fun.
If you set it up right it sounds like a real drumset.

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5.0

Would buy and recommend

By BRANDON

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

This set sounds better than I expected. After making some sensitivity and crosstalk adjustments to the pads, the set works perfectly. I was really hesitant to buy an electronic set instead of an acoustic set but I am glad I did. I love that the pedals are like playing on a real acoustic set instead of the cheap feeling plastic pedals I've played on other sets. Mapping it through a daw is just amazing as well - seems almost limitless what I can do with this, as far as drums go. One of my concerns was having a double bass pedal and whether the DM10 could keep up but it does really, really well on all of of the triggers.
I do play mostly with studio cans but I also have tried them on a Simmons DA200S and the sound is really, really good and without distortion even at louder volumes.

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4.0

I own it - with Pro X Hi Hat.

By dabonboza

from Los Angeles

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Needs Tweaking Time! All Issues solvable!

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks
  • With a Good Amp! It will darn near any gig!

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

Other than the tweaking issue - kit is perfect! I also have An Alesis Transactive 400 Amp!

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4.0

Great set, bass trigger died after 15 minutes!

By JGH3

from Belleville, NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

    I was looking for an electronic set for a long time. I did lots of research and wanted a set I could play early in morning or late at night when kids were sleeping. This set is great. Packed well and shipped in one box.

    Assembled quickly, a few adjustments on the module and I was having a blast. The bass trigger pad broke after 15 minutes of use. I called Alesis customer support and they sent out another bass drum trigger. They did not seem shocked about this situation, so it makes me think that this is a normal thing. You might want to consider buying the warranty plan (I did not). Please note that I am not a very hard hitter and it was literally 15 minutes of use.

    Lots of adjustments that will suit any player. The ease of recording or demoing is awesome! It was also nice that an iPod can be hooked up to module to play along to. The pads react nicely and there are some great Alesis DM10 videos on Youtube that will assist in pad settings.

    If the bass pad did not break I would be thrilled with this set. Customer support was very friendly and helpful.

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    4.0

    Excellent performance versus price ratio

    By Electric Eccentric

    from Socorro, NM

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poorly Made
    • Too Much Reverb

    Best Uses

    • Home studio
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

    The negatives are poor build, excess reverb in most choices.

    But that is really almost all of the negative. The positives, especially at sale prices, are overwhelming. This is quite a capable kit. And, what is considered poor build to some, actually makes for quick setup. I have a Yamaha top of the line kit that really cannot be considered portable, as its rack weighs hundreds of pounds and is hard to construct. This DM10 is easy to construct. Add a little TRS/XLR BBE unit and you have a sizzling portable.

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    4.0

    Very happy overall with this kit

    By Brian

    from Yorktown, Ny

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

      I have used this with Ez drummer 2 with great success. Found a lot of help through YouTube with tweaking and midi. Built in kit sounds are ok. I have used this kit for a week so far with positive results.

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      5.0

      Excellent electronic drum kit for all!

      By BlessedJohn

      from New York state

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies
        • Versatile To Customize

        Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

        after paying the drums for over 40 years now on and off the road, and studio I knew that taking the time by doing my homework would be half the battle to ending up with a kit that I would appreciate and still grown with.. The dm 10 is my first electronic set. The sounds are awesome and adjustable in almost every direction you want to move toward. I knew that there would be some fine turning he kit, that would take a hour or so and after digging in found myself ready to enjoy, and have since without any regret at all. Dm 10 is a real winner for the thinking musician. What are yu waiting for ??? :0)

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great Drum Kit....but

        By Warcurse

        from El Paso, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

        Ok, so when I finally got this beauty in just a few days(thank you musiciansfriend.com) I was excited to drum the whole day into the night without stopping....but when I first hit the drum I was expecting more rebound honestly and for it not to be so loud(which was something I was REALLY hoping for as a college student about to live in the dorms). Also, I play mainly metal(in general) so I blast and on top of that I am naturally very heavy handed so my snare drum kept moving so I adjust the tube that supports it occasionally. Ok so those are the little things. Because I am heavy handed I broke a cymbal about a month and a half of regular use but took make about 2 weeks to finally get something rolling on getting my cymbal replaced or fixed and I think my other cymbal might be a little broken too...I will check into that.

        Pros:
        -Great Kit
        -Awesome kits already integrated(Dead snare is my favorite)
        -Good look
        -Easy to hook up

        Cons:
        -Frame looks somewhat like cheap plastic
        -Dancing bass drum(moves side to side when doing 16 notes at a moderate tempo)
        -Cymbals feel cheap and break somewhat easily if you are heavy handed OR you like to rock out crazy when playing it at shows
        -Real Feel...not so much. Save some money for a mesh head conversion. Feels better and quieter
        -Quieter than a acoustic drum set but more annoying

        Conclusion:
        It really is a great kit it does wonders. Alesis makes it fast simple in many ways but in doing so I assume they forgot about those heavy handed drummers so they cymbals will be great for someone else other than us. 3 stars because it did not feel as "real" as they said, bass drum gets annoying, cheap plastic feel to some aspects of this kit BUT it gets the job done nicely.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for our son!

        By Music Junkie

        from Sebastopol, Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

          This kit was always destined for our son. He can practice in his room with no disruption to the rest of the household. He can also improve his playing ability and also intigrate more in to the digital age. This along with my acoustic kit in the music room are a great combo.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not Bad if you like E-Drums

          By Todd Johnson

          from Virginia

          Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

          For the money, it does what its supposed to do and held up well. I play very hard and only had the trouble with the kick wires/trigger. Easy to fix by taking off the head and using a soldering iron to fix the wires.

          Plan on spending a few days getting your own custom drum sound by playing with the pre-sets and making your own signature sound.

          Its light weight and my wife and I moved the whole rack with the drums and cymbals attached up a steep set of stairs with no problems at all.
          This set is pretty complete and has a lot of things you can do to change the sound etc.
          Only 2 problems: On my set the trigger wire in the kick broke twice, and once the center of the trigger popped out. This might be because I kick pretty hard so I'm not sure if its a common problem or just me.

          I never could get the cymbals to mute when you grab them. (This might be a setting) and sometimes when you hit the ride even dead center you will get an occasional gong sound? Don't know why.
          Over all I used this set in my band for 6 months and it works well enough to play at the band level. I've since converted to a Tama set because I've always played accoustic drums and I just never could get used to all the setting etc on E-Drums. The nice thing about this set is being able to practice quietly with your Ipod plugged into the drum brain.
          Plan on buying a mouse pad for each drum, cut it round to fit the drum and install under the batter heads. This deadens the stick noise, and makes the set even quieter. You don't need mesh heads to make this set playable and quiet for those who live in apartments etc.
          I just like accoustic better, since I grew up with them. To each his own.

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