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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
 
3.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (13)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Huge tone (8)
  • Sensitive (7)

Cons

  • Not sensitive (7)
  • Poorly made (4)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (5)
  • Soundtracks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4)

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

 

Difficult to get a good sound.

I have only one week with the DM10X, but I felt at times that there are sounds that blend in some tom, suddenly the sound associated sounds rim.
I hope to get...Read complete review

I have only one week with the DM10X, but I felt at times that there are sounds that blend in some tom, suddenly the sound associated sounds rim.
I hope to get a good calibration between the trigger and sensitivity, but this takes time.
Preprogrammed kits have a lot of variety of sounds, but for someone used to playing acoustic, the frustration is not finding any acoustic drum simulating a pre-programmed from the beginning; this is a marketing mistake. For now do not know if I would recommend it, hopefully change your mind.

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1.0

Would not buy it again

By Hoff

from Buckhannon, West Virginia

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Does not play out of the box
  • Not Sensitive
  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

    Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

    After adjusting for two days was able to play drums live. After a month first trigger failed. Called MF they wanted me a to send them the whole drum set back. Asked them could they just sale me a new pad. (Should have sent it all back) MF Couldn't do that. So I used and old Pintech pad I had. I have had this set now a year and I now have four Pintech pads on it and just lost another pad this morning. Don't buy save your money and buy Roland. I have at my house two sets of Rolands. Church didn't have enough funds to buy the best at that time. For now I'am going to put another bandage and try to use till we can buy Rolands. Save your money and buy Rolands. Its a great product if you don't use it. We use it three or four times a week. The triggers just can't handle live performances.

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    1.0

    Dont buy!!!!

    By DRUMMER MAN

    from LOUISVILLE,KY

    Pros

    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

        1} THE CROSS TALK IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST..EVERY SETTING HAD TO BE ADJUSTED..
        YOU SHOULD JUST GET IT.. SET IT UP AND PLAY ALL THE KITS THAT ARE READY PROGRAMMED .. BUT YOU CAN'T!!! YOU SPEND HRS DOING A LOT WORK THE SHOULD HAD BEEN DONE..

        ALESIS GET IT RIGHT OR STOP MAKING ELECTRIC KITS..JUST SAYING!!!

        2}BUY ROLAND SET. I HAD ONE A FEW YEARS AGO AND IT WORK RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.
        NO CROSS TALK. I SHOULD HAD KNOWN BETTER.
        ROLAND BY FAR HAS THE BEST YET..
        NOW I KNOW WHY THE ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN PRICE..BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!!!

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        3.0

        Yes! and no....

        By Johnny D

        from iowa

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • lots of features for the money

        Cons

        • Not Sensitive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

          lots there for the money. more pads and cymbals at this price point than other quality competitors. snare is somewhat hard to get triggering 100% accurate. some odd flange affect when polyphony is challenged ( and not greatly challenged either) internal jam songs SUCK. cant keep hats closed for double bass work. odd. but overall good for the money.

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          3.0

          Yes! and no....

          By Johnny D

          from iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • lots of features for the money

          Cons

          • Not Sensitive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

            lots there for the money. more pads and cymbals at this price point than other quality competitors. snare is somewhat hard to get triggering 100% accurate. some odd flange affect when polyphony is challenged ( and not greatly challenged either) internal jam songs SUCK. cant keep hats closed for double bass work. odd. but overall good for the money.

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            5.0

            Extremely satisfied with this set

            By MOJO

            from Lexington Ky

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

              Great value for a really nice set of electronic drums. It does take a little while to learn the control module, and eliminate the crosstalk from the triggers, but overall I am very happy with this set..sounds great.

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              4.0

              I thoroughly enjoy this kit.

              By Lordlindsey

              from Southgate, mi.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Setup can be confusing.

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                I dig it. No regrets.
                Take time to learn the In-and-Outs of the control module.
                I've had it over a year and it still does a whole lot more than what I understand

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                2.0

                Sending back second set

                By glory drummer

                from Southwest Minnesota

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                Pros

                • Attractive Looking
                • Great Hardware

                Cons

                • Excessive Cross Signaling
                • Not Sensitive
                • Poorly Made

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                  Returned second set due to poor quality sensors and signal response.

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                  2.0

                  Troubles for the beginning.

                  By glory drummer

                  from Southwest Minnesota

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone

                  Cons

                  • Not Sensitive
                  • Poorly Made

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                    Plug and play forget about it. Everything needed to be adjusted. Cross signals where everywhere. Not happy. Hope its a fluke will try one more time for the price.

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                    5.0

                    awesome kit

                    By jddrummer66

                    from Utica, Ohio

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                    Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                    This kit is awesome..sounds great. Takes a lot of patience to set up your own kit but well worth the time it takes. Great price too. This is an awesome way to go if you want a nice kit without breaking the bank. Excellent job on this kit Alesis. Love it.

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                    5.0

                    Very Impressive and Amazing

                    By TrueFan

                    from Daytona Beach, Florida

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Venues
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                      Basic Assembly information came with the AlesisDMX10 6-piece drum set. We printed out the entire Owners Manual; the Assembly and the Wiring are very detailed; from the internet. This was very helpful. Approximately 3 hours of full assembly. The Alesis is well constructed. The sound is totally great. We had played other Brands of electronic drums on some music store displays. Alesis out-performs all of them. The sensitivity of these drums is a simple touch of your finger. All acoustic drummers out there be warned; lol; of the previous sentence. Just received the drum set last week. So many functions of various instrumental accompaniment and sound effects!!!!!!!! Going to have a great time testing them all. Oh and the Owners Manual you download from the internet has 40 pages of Sound Affects and Instrumental Accompaniment. I am not the drummer; I am a friend who is not too knowledgeable with the drum world; but, I do appreciate and know a great sound when I hear one. And I must say this Alesis electronic drum set is AMAZING.

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