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Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set

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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
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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (14)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Huge tone (8)
  • Sensitive (7)

Cons

  • Not sensitive (7)
  • Poorly made (5)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Soundtracks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), 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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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alesis DM10X (6 piece Midi Drumkit)

By Zak Rhodes

from United States

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Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

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

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Difficult to get a good sound.

By Henry

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Not Sensitive

Best Uses

    Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (2 of 2 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.

      (2 of 2 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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Happy

        By Lowtones

        from Denver

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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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!!!!!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Impressive and Amazing

                By TrueFan

                from Daytona Beach, Florida

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                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Studio Kit!

                  By Teleman

                  from Wadsworth Ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                    after you tune up/ setup the set you can have a great set for studio or stage. I will say you will get some cross talk out of the box but spend just a few minutes and set up the kit it will be amazing in many ways. The heads are just like playing a acoustic set. great buy and great set.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Takes a bit of tweeking

                    By Bassnash

                    from Nashville, TN

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                    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.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

                        (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.

                        (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.

                             
                            3.0

                            Works, except the kick drum.

                            By Ming

                            from Chicago

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                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                            • Poorly Made

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

                            While this drum kit looks and sounds great, it unfortunately is not worth its price. Just about everything on this kit works great except the kick drum. This kick drum was very poorly made and breaks down easily. I had to fix the connection of the wires multiple times before completely replacing all the inner workings. I may just have to buy a kick drum from another company. While I knew that the drum heads would be loud when hitting I did not expect them to be this loud. Apart from these two things this drum kit is pretty cool, has lots of fun and cool sounds and also looks fantastic. I currently only have half of it set up and it makes for a great mini kit.

                             
                            3.0

                            Yes! and no....

                            By Johnny D

                            from iowa

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                            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.

                               
                              3.0

                              Yes! and no....

                              By Johnny D

                              from iowa

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                              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.

                                 
                                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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