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Alesis DM7 USB Electronic Drum Set
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Bust out beats on eight total drum and cymbal pads powered by a sound module with over 400 sounds. Between the stable rack, triple-zone snare pad, ch...Click To Read More About This Product
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Bust out beats on eight total drum and cymbal pads powered by a sound module with over 400 sounds. Between the stable rack, triple-zone snare pad, choke-able crash and USB connectivity, the DM7 USB Kit gives you flagship electronic drumset features at an ultra-affordable price.
With a built-in metronome, lessons and a performance record feature, the DM7 USB Kit not only accommodates your development but also contributes to it. If you're looking for a kit to get you drumming fast with advanced features hard to outgrow, look no further than the DM7 USB Kit.
Natural Feel and Features
The DM7 USB Kit gives you five, great-feeling, velocity-sensitive drum pads that are designed to withstand heavy hitters, without sacrificing their ability to capture performance dynamics. Play all day and night without driving your neighbors nuts due to the pads' responsive rubber surface that is quiet and resilient. No need to purchase new drum heads every few months like an acoustic drumset; these pads are tough. As smart as it is tough, the large snare pad has three separate zones to allow discreet sounds to be performed at once. Now you can open a track with a solid snare sound, lay down a mellow cross-stick in the verse and then crank up the chorus with a blistering rimshot, truly replicating the versatility of an acoustic snare drum.
Just as tough as the drums, the DM7 USB Kit's three cymbal pads give you fantastic feel and performance. Providing the same level of realism found in the snare pad, the crash cymbal allows you to immediately stop or "choke" the sound by grabbing the pad with your hand. This technique is often used to great effect in just about all music genres, but isn't always available in electronic drums.
Sounds and Control
The DM7 drum module will have you banging out beats in no time. An intuitive, easy-to-use layout quickly scrolls through the 50 preset kits built from the more than 400 individual sounds. Once you've found the right kit, fire up the flexible metronome and practice exercises to get on the path to perfection. When you're ready to lay down those practiced beats, play along to the 52 internal songs to see if you can keep up! Also, the DM7 module allows you to connect and mix your iPod through a 1/4" line input to play along with your favorite songs. Record up to 10 performances and then listen back with your friends to show them how awesome you are.
As your skill progresses, the DM7 drum module will continue to grow with you. Tweak the pitch, panning, and reverb level of individual sounds and then create up to 30 custom drum kits to express your personal sound. The DM7 USB Kit can also be used with your favorite music software. Through a standard USB connection, you can use the drum and cymbal pads to play and record straight to your computer. The possibilities are endless
The last thing you want to do when you get a drum set is spend hours assembling it. No worries; the DM7 USB Kit ships with a pre-assembled rack that lets you get to jamming quick. Four posts give the DM7 USB Kit a solid, balanced foundation that won't inch away from you as you play. Drum and cymbal pads are all fastened using large wingbolts that allow you to obtain a comfortable grip and tighten securely. Cymbal arms feature mini-boom tilters for a great deal of flexibility when positioning, and the kick pad is equipped with retractable spurs to hold it in place.
- Five-drum, three-cymbal drum kit with USB-enabled drum module
- More than 400 stereo sounds in 80 kits
- Large, triple-zone snare pad for triggering head, rimshot and cross-stick sounds
- Crash with choke feature to immediately stop the sound
- Flexible metronome and learning exercises to help you become a better drummer
- Record your performance, listen back, and share with friends
- 30 custom drum kits let you mix and match your favorite sounds together
- Customize individual drum and cymbal sounds' volume, pan, tuning, and reverb settings
- Eight studio EQ settings create the perfect room, club, or stadium sound
- 1/4" line in mixes your iPod or other music player to play along to
- Pre-assembled, four-post rack for quick setup and stable support
- Rack clamps feature large wing-bolts allowing fast, secure adjustment
- Mini-boom cymbal tilters position your cymbals exactly where you like them
- Retractable spurs hold the large kick pad in place when being played
- Headphone output to play all night long without disturbing the peace
- Line out to connect to an amplifier, PA or recording system
- USB connection to play and record to your favorite computer music software
- Includes ToonTrack EZ Drummer Lite software
Easy to set up, yet with the depth to keep you playing for hours and hours.
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Comments about Alesis DM7 USB Electronic Drum Set:
Over all I would definitely recommend this as a great practice set for those drummers who live in apartments or dont have a lot of space to work with. I would suggest getting a better pedal and throne. But a solid purchase for drummers of all levels and styles.
I've been a drummer for about 13 years now. I have had a great deal of experience with electric drums. When it comes to the price, this is a great deal if you're using this for practice, which is what I bought it for. I purchased it about a week ago and its very compact. I live in Marine Corps barracks and it's small enough for me to have it in my room. It has a decent library of different sounds for the cymbals and drums. The snare and crash pads are 2-zone pads which is a great feature. The pedal that comes with the set isn't the greatest but it gets the job done, I'm replacing it with a Tama Speed Cobra. The throne that comes with it is pretty bad. When I make an adjustment to the height, it falls back down when I sit on it. And I'm only 160 pounds so it's not because of my weight. Lastly, the brain is set up so that the cables going to each pad are connected to an adapter that plugs into the back of the module, which is great for ease of setting it up but I will probably purchase a new module so I can add more pads to it. But other than that the features are decent for the price if being used for practice, though definitely not a performance style set in my opinion. I am personally against using electronic sets for other than just practice, you can't beat the quality and performance of a genuine acoutstic set.
I'm still learning different things about the set but so far I haven't been able to adjust the sensitivity of the pads. I've noticed that the hi-hat pad isn't really sensitive and it is difficult to accent notes or double-stroke on it with a good quality of sound. Also after just a week of playing on it, the hex-screw under the snare are starting to fall out. I do hit harder than the average drummer, that's just the way I was tought, but I didn't expect the screws to fall out. But that's an easy fix with a little lock-tight. But other than those two things, I think the quality is fair for this set.
The value of the set is right about on par with the price. I am satisfied with the purchase so far.
Comments about Alesis DM7 USB Electronic Drum Set:
As I said at the beginning, I've never played/owned a drum set before. But for what I expected to get for the price I paid, I couldn't be happier. The ease of assembly, the variety of sounds in the module, it's durability (at least, so far). I know, one of the pieces didn't work when I got it, but let's be realistic...stuff happens...sometimes new stuff doesn't work. The trigger pads are responsive, and have a decent feel/bounce to them, for a set in this price range. Bottom line, I think this is a great set for someone who is looking to learn to play, or looking for a good practice set around the house.
I'll admit upfront, this is the first drum set I've ever used. But I have played several other musical instruments, and do a good bit of singing, so I do have a certain level of musical knowledge and experience to base some of this on. But I'll admit, I don't have a baseline for comparison for drums. I was just after an e-drum set that would get me started, that I could learn to play at home, but not limit me as I progress. Was not looking for a performance level drum set, either. So for that criteria, I think this is a great set. The module gives you plenty of sets to work with right out of the box, and the opportunity to "build" your own sets. The adjustment features for all of the sounds works well. The songs included to play along with are just midi tracks that are pretty cheesy, but it does give you something to play to...you can mute the drums so that you are the drummer. It's not expandle, though, so don't think that you can add add'l triggers to the set. But all in all, I have to say that for what I expected, it gives me plenty of drum to work with.
Have to ding it a little because the hi-hat pedal did not work. (But kudos to the Musician's Friend customer service guys. They sent me a replacement of just the pedal, keeping me from having to box the whole thing up and return to them...or even worse, having to deal with manufacturer for replacement...10+ for them for that). But as for the drum set, everything else was great. Set does not feel flimsy at all. Rack is very sturdy. The clamps are a very heavy duty plastic, but they hold their position very well when tightened down. Assembly was very easy, even though the instructions are very limited (45 minutes, and I've never put a set together). Trigger cables are all labeled, and come with velcro straps to help bundle the wires, or tie them down to the rack. Been beating on it pretty good for a while now, and everything is holding up well.
Again, I was just looking for a beginner level set, and this totally fits the bill. The price for what I got is perfect. No, it's not a Roland, but it didn't cost a thousand bucks, either. Very pleased with what I got for the price.