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Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set  

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If your studio needs a deeper percussion arsenal or you need to downsize in a shared living space, the Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set...Read More

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Produces a natural, acoustic drum experience while offering hi-tech compatibility at a palatable cost.

If your studio needs a deeper percussion arsenal or you need to downsize in a shared living space, the Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack may be the tool you seek. With authentic size DMPad cymbals and RealHead drums, including a 10" snare and 12" hi-hat, the DM10 produces an authentic drumming experience using the exclusive Alesis Dynamic Articulation system. A robust and highly customizable drum rack with integrated boom stands will ensure quick revisions, setup and breakdown.

Also on the cutting edge of the digital age, the DM10 Sound Module offers a vast library of more than 1,000 sample-based sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation and has USB compatiblility to load additional samples from PCs or your Apple iPad as needed.

Kick pedal and drum throne sold separately.

FEATURES
  • New-look, high-definition DM10 drum module
  • Load custom third-party sound sets or control computer software, all via USB
  • RealHead 12" snare and four toms (10/10/12/12): dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • Four piece DMPad Cymbal set: 12" Hi-Hat, two 14" Crashes and a 16" Triple-Zone Ride
  • Heavy-duty, chrome-plated steel rack with hinged, Alesis quick-release clamps and integrated cymbal arms (convert to boom or straight)
  • Pad clamps feature T-bolts for easy no-tools adjustments
  • More than 1,000 uncompressed, sample-based sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation
  • Dynamic Articulation™ changes sounds' timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
  • Comes with Alesis logo plate

Bring your rhythm section into the digital era. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set

  • DM10 drum module
  • (3) RealHead 12" drum pads
  • (2) RealHead 10" drum pads
  • RealHead Kick pad*
  • DMPad 12" Hi-Hat
  • (2) DMPad 14" Crash
  • DMPad 16" Ride
  • RealHat pedal
  • XRack, complete with all clamps and arms
  • Snare stand
  • Module mount
  • Cable snake
  • Cable wrap strips
  • Drum key
  • Allen wrench
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
  • User manual
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AlesisDM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Huge tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Alesis DM10X (6 piece Midi Drumkit)

    The Alesis DM10X (6 piece drumkit) is a "great midi kit" & well worth the investment into new technology. I'm enjoying using it as a double bass...Read complete review

    The Alesis DM10X (6 piece drumkit) is a "great midi kit" & well worth the investment into new technology. I'm enjoying using it as a double bass kit (a 7 piece kit total - with two seperate kick pads & two Axis X-L2 Longboard single pedals). I haven't gotten into the details or discovered all options offered with the DM10 "Brain" Module yet... I'm still currently blown away with all the preset voices before adding my other two "Real Acoustical Drumkits" sounds into it via ddrum triggers & vise versa for using the technology back on acoustic kits for "Live" performances/recordings. The only thing I'm not liking about the Alesis DM10X is the head tensioner lug bolts with nuts. They tend to back-off from set tensions, even during normal play modes. Wish it was like the tensioners on real drum hardware (probably copyrighted).. The other unliked quality about the Alesis DM10X is sometimes samples triggered on the rims activate while playing something else (another voicing) on the drum heads without even hitting the rim triggers... From vibration shocks. Maybe this is a manageable feature discovered in sensitivity settings if any. Playing on the Alesis DM10X has already increased my advanced performance pocket & comfy groove zone feel tremendously tighter than before. Now to just get guitarists & other musicians on the same page would be an accomplishment, ..without always blaming the drummer for their own time feel mistakes! UGGGHHHHHH!!!! haha

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Horrible Quality.

    I purchased this kit because I had a big 8 piece kit with tons of cymbals, and neighbors called cops for noise. So i bought this kit because it was decently priced, and...Read complete review

    I purchased this kit because I had a big 8 piece kit with tons of cymbals, and neighbors called cops for noise. So i bought this kit because it was decently priced, and it had the most pieces to try and compensate for my big kit. Well this kit is extremely noisy so if thats why your thinking of buying it, DON'T. I have had to get my kick pad replaced TWICE within 9 months because it was non responsive to hits. My hi hat pad can't handle fast hits. The hi hat control pedal is a joke. The cross talk is ridiculous you hit the ride and you get a tom sound also. All in all poor poor quality.

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    4.0

    Takes a bit of tweeking

    By GothDrum

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performing
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      Out of the box I had some trouble. I had to unplug all pads and then plug them all back in to reboot the module because the triggers were all crossed at first.

      Also - figuring out how to record with it was a major pain, but once you use 2 TRS cables from the main outs, it records fine. As for trigger sensitivity, there is still some crosstalk happening, even though I have adjusted all of the parameters every which way possible. I am hoping after I update the software tonight, that the crosstalk will be a past worry.

      Alesis tech support is non-existent. Don't bother emailing them with questions, and they are only available by phone at inconvenient times (daytime - when everyone else in the world is working as well).

      Onto the positive - this kit sounds incredible when it works properly. The pads feel realistic, especially the 12-inch ones.

      The hi-hats are troublesome and seem to be the weakest link thus far. The pedal is not that responsive. I am hoping that the aforementioned update may take care of that issue as well.

      I've played many e-kits and soundwise, this one is the best. Not a high-end Roland, but not a Yamaha or Simmons either. It's a good middle-of-the-road kit for someone who wants to either switch over from acoustic, or have a convenient way to record.

      One last note - the clacking of the pads when struck is much louder than rubber or mesh kits. I still have to play softly, and only at certain times of the day/evening in my apartment.

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      5.0

      Awesome Drum Set!

      By JR

      from Morgantown WV

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Looks Fantastic
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

      • Confusing When Setting Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        There are so many good qualities about this drum set. It is slightly confusing to get used to, but completely worth it. The delivery was quick also. Although, it comes all in one huge box so be prepared when getting it delivered.

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        2.0

        Horrible Quality.

        By steelersa7x

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • You Get A Lot Of Pieces

        Cons

        • It Falls Apart
        • Non Responsive To Hits
        • Not Sensitive
        • Poorly Made

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

          I purchased this kit because I had a big 8 piece kit with tons of cymbals, and neighbors called cops for noise. So i bought this kit because it was decently priced, and it had the most pieces to try and compensate for my big kit. Well this kit is extremely noisy so if thats why your thinking of buying it, DON'T. I have had to get my kick pad replaced TWICE within 9 months because it was non responsive to hits. My hi hat pad can't handle fast hits. The hi hat control pedal is a joke. The cross talk is ridiculous you hit the ride and you get a tom sound also. All in all poor poor quality.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent product... couldn't be happier

          By Bones

          from Missouri, US

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cross-talk Out Of The Box

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

          This purchase was my 2d set and couldn't be more happier with the Alesis DM10x kit. My first kit was for my own personal use and I've bought a 2d kit for my son that is interested in learning to play the drums. Needless to say, the kit has huge potentials for a beginning student to a professional musician both at home and on stage performance.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent Set

          By Russ

          from Middle Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

            Very happy with this set. The module has many very nice preset kits. The ease of creating a custom kit from scratch or by copying from an existing kit is fantastic. It is like playing a completely different drum kit for every song.

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            5.0

            Exceptional

            By thegreatpetah

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

              Excellent quality.hardware and pads are solid. Great sound, must upgrade software and drum sounds from Alesis which was easy to get the perfect sensitivity of the pads and eliminate all crosstalk of pads. Alesis know what they are doing. Huge cymbals is a plus. More than enough for practice, considering taking to Church on stage. Definately worth the money. Just get a nice pair of headphones and a drum pedal, a throne and you're good to go.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great kit for the money!

              By Rich

              from Sioux Falls, SD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Sturdy Hardware

              Cons

              • Na
              • None

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

              Bought as an at home practice kit. Works well. Still drives my wife crazy :) But the neighbors won't call the cops! Still an electric kit, but very close to real feel of drums. I love the large pads size. I'm always having to learn new cover tunes and has a place to plug in ext audio source such as computer/mp3 player so I can play along. Really is perfect for my use as practice kit. Pads are dual zone as well so the rim is an alternate sounnd to the drum. Also love the number of drums and cymbals it comes with. Everything but kick pedals with this one. Includes really nices snake cable with velcro for securing to rack to keep a neat setup.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              hit things . . make noise . .

              By busted string

              from Burlington VT

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              Pros

              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                  A good deal for the money . .especially since the price drop for the holidays . .I've had mine for over a month now and got it on a price drop . . . fairly easy to set up, just take your time and it makes sense once you lay it out . . I'm glad I got the DM 10X set instead of the smaller heads . . . head response is fine, its not a batter head so you're not getting the stick rebound from a real drum but its doable. The sounds in the module are fine, trigger sensitivity seems to have been worked out so no big issues right out of the box. You can't choke the crash cymbals but at this price nothing to cry about. Hi Hat is a bit wobbly with pedal control at times. Over all a fun set that will keep you busy and the neighbors from complaining late at night when the urge to play hits. Totally editable kits and sounds . . . grab your sticks and get to it.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Happy

                  By Lowtones

                  from Denver

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                        Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                        This review relates to the pads only

                        Depending on the price you pay for this kit:
                        Excellent in comparison to similar price point pads ... AND ... Value compared to much higher priced pads.

                        The 12" pads have a decent (medium weight) playing response. If you "club" your drums, you will feel them bottoming out (but what's the point of clubbing electronic drums?)

                        IMPORTANT: The 12" pads stick sound & feel are much more pleasing to the ear (without the module's sound) than the 10" pad is.

                        As stated elsewhere, they are NOT as quiet as a mesh head, but these large targets allow me to practice closer to real drum kit technique than smaller pads.
                        Besides ... show me a REAL drum that feels as good as a Mesh head drum or pad.

                        Truthfully, I can more closley approximate a real drum feel with these 12" pads than I can with a V drum (though I love being able to play above my level of technique with that springy mesh head rebound, consistent across all of the drums)
                        And,I'm told a conversion to a mesh head is fairly easy(?)

                        I love my investment in the DM10X kit, I replaced both 10" pads with 12"'s.

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                        5.0

                        Great kit even for a beginner

                        By Way2low

                        from Cambridge, U.K.

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Feels Like Acoustic Set
                        • Great Sound
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                            I bought this kit to learn to play the drums. I bought the DM10 Pro kit with the Surge Cymbals and it is legit! I was able to unbox it and start using the drum brain. Almost no learning curve, it is super easy to figure out and has a ton of customization. The toms and cymbals sound and feel just like acoustic kits that I've messed around on. I recommend this kit to beginners and pros! I dig it!

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