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Session-style performance matched with excellent sound.
Step up and start drumming with the DM7X Session Kit. Packed with premium Alesis sounds and onboard extras, the DM7X module is the heart of your new drumset. Extremely playable pads offer realistic extras such as a dual-zone snare for accurate rimshots, as well as a crash cymbal with choke. The enhanced bass drum system is fast, responsive, and extra-quiet. The sturdy, all-in-one drum rack features a wide stance with longer feet for improved balance. Compact and complete, the DM7X Session Kit fits easily into a home studio or performance stage. Add an extra tom pad and/or cymbal pad to grow this expandable kit as your needs change.
The DM7X module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 premium drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds. Drum and cymbal buttons are arranged to resemble the layout of a traditional kit, so it’s simple to assign sounds and create kits quickly. Plus, the backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze.
Inside the DM7X module you’ll find valuable extras. The built-in learning mode features, sixty play-along music tracks, and an onboard metronome allow you to improve your skills. There is even an advanced sequencer and a performance recorder to expand your music-making potential. In addition to the USB MIDI connection for use with computers and mobile devices, the DM7X module also offers MIDI In and Out jacks so you can connect to your favorite MIDI-equipped drum machine, sound module or other audio gear. There is a headphone jack for private practice, plus stereo outs to connect to a PA system, amplifier, or recording interface. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD player or mobile device.
The entire DM7X Session Kit sets up on a compact and sturdy 2-post drum rack. The wide stance and long feet offer stability for any style of drumming. Four Alesis DMPad 8" drum pads are provided; three tom pads and a special dual-zone snare pad offering realistic rim sounds. Next, add in a collection of three 10" cymbal pads—crash, ride, and hi-hat. The crash cymbal pad allows authentic choking of the cymbal sound. Quiet and compact, the bass drum system includes the responsive chain-driven X Kick pedal with an inverted beater for use with the super-silent StealthKick 2 trigger. Additionally, a cable snake is provided for easy and neat connections from the drum module to the drum pads, cymbal pads, and pedals.
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Comments about Alesis DM7X Session Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:
This kit arrived only 3 days after ordering, well
packed and all parts strong and well built.
Assembly easy, check for correct clamp positioning
as you go. Rugged yet lightweight when assembled.
Audio quality excellent, plenty of headphone volume, vol control also sets level to ext. amp
Recommend good closed-air phones for practice as they help attenuate unwanted stick-to-rubber sounds especially on cymbal pads.
Kit comes with 1 dual-zone snare pad and 3 single-zone tom pads. Module supports add-on
of 2 more single- or dual-zone pads and later
replacement of the single-zone toms w/ dual-zone
pads if desired.
Response and sound of tom pads and bass pedal are
fine, snare and cymbals may need some adjustment
of voices and settings to get best dynamic response. The velocity curve 5 in pad settings
seemed to help. Cymbal pads feel a little akward to me and don't really compare with acoustic cymbals in terms of response and feel, but they work and they do sound good. The different feel seems to be less of an issue when using phones.
Learning and practice features are good but instructions too terse and disjointed, no voice library documentation at all - sorely needed.
Module seems complex at first, gets easier as
Users may wish to do 3 simple mods to correct
these mechanical issues found when playing:
1. 3' dowel or rod ran through bass pedal
and tied to uprights will stop forward
creep of pedal.
2. As designed, cymbals cannot be placed in
ideal locations directly above uprights.
By making and adding brackets you can
attach clamps to top of uprights so that
cymbal rods slide up and down inside
(the post top cap pries off easily)
3. Since module would support a 3rd
mounted tom, the module mounting design
should allow placement under and in front
of the crossbar with 3 toms above it -
you can easily add PVC to move module to
this position and it will still clear
your knee when playing bass pedal.
Overall very happy with kit, no serious deficiencies found at all, mechanical issues were easy to correct with simple mods. Strong and
very portable even fully assembled. Good value, sounds fine, expandable, easy to use, fun and satisfying to play. my rating 4.5 out of 5