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Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

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The Alesis Nitro is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features three dynamic 8" tom pad...Click To Read More About This Product

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Premium acoustic feel with natural dynamics.

The Alesis Nitro is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features three dynamic 8" tom pads—a 8" dual-zone snare drum for great feel and natural response, plus a kick drum pad with pedal. Three 10" cymbals, including a crash with choke, give you a virtually unlimited range of playing expression and the 4-post aluminium mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure. The setup also includes the powerful Nitro electronic drum module with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kits and 60 built-in play-along tracks.

The Nitro module is filled with sounds—and surprises. The backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze. 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. The Nitro module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 superior drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the Nitro module.

Inside the Nitro module you’ll also find valuable extras. The built-in learning 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 Nitro module also offers up some old school MIDI I/O jacks so you can hook up 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 console. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD or MP3 player.

FEATURES
Configuration		
Tom pad(s): 3
Cymbal pad(s): 3
Snare pad: 1
Kickpad: Yes
Total pads: 7
Country of origin: China
Module
Display type: LCD
Drum kits: 40
Sounds: 385
Effects: Info not available
Trigger inputs: Info not available
Line input: Yes
Headphone jack: Yes
USB: Yes
MP3: Yes
MIDI: Yes
Training functions: Yes
Click: Yes
Memory: Info Not Available
Pads
Pad material: Rubber
Hoop material: Plastic
Zones: Multiple
Tom pad size: 8"
Snare pad size: 8 in.
Hardware
Rack material: Aluminum
Hardware pieces: 3
Kick pedal: Yes
Throne: No

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SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration
  • Tom pad(s): 3
  • Cymbal pad(s): 3
  • Snare pad: 1
  • Kickpad: Yes
  • Total pads: 7
  • Country of origin: China
Module
  • Display type: LCD
  • Drum kits: 40
  • Sounds: 385
  • Effects: Info not available
  • Trigger inputs: Info not available
  • Line input: Yes
  • Headphone jack: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • MP3: Yes
  • MIDI: Yes
  • Training functions: Yes
  • Click: Yes
  • Memory: Info Not Available
Pads
  • Pad material: Rubber
  • Hoop material: Plastic
  • Zones: Multiple
  • Tom pad size: 8 in.
  • Snare pad size: 8 in.
Hardware
  • Rack material: Aluminum
  • Hardware pieces: 3
  • Kick pedal: Yes
  • Throne: No
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AlesisNitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (18)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Sensitive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (7)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Soundtracks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent value, great kit for many uses.

Bought for my daughter who is a new drummer learning to play. This was kind of an upgrade and quieter option from the 5 piece Pulse starter set that she has. Great value for...Read complete review

Bought for my daughter who is a new drummer learning to play. This was kind of an upgrade and quieter option from the 5 piece Pulse starter set that she has. Great value for the price. Kit is responsive, sounds are good and drum machine has a lot of features. Only issue would be with with the instructions. There was a misprint with the picture for the horizontal tubes. In the latter steps it shows tube 'E' being on the left when it really should be in the middle because it is slightly longer and has 3 mounts (2 Toms and Crash).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a Good Product

Had this set for not hardly a year and its been sitting in my bedroom the connection on the back or humidity or something in the module makes it not work at all. Have...Read complete review

Had this set for not hardly a year and its been sitting in my bedroom the connection on the back or humidity or something in the module makes it not work at all. Have blown off the pin-connectors with air and still won't work anymore. Not very well built I think

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent value, great kit for many uses.

By Sdunnin

from Edwardsville, IL

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Learning

    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

    Bought for my daughter who is a new drummer learning to play. This was kind of an upgrade and quieter option from the 5 piece Pulse starter set that she has. Great value for the price. Kit is responsive, sounds are good and drum machine has a lot of features. Only issue would be with with the instructions. There was a misprint with the picture for the horizontal tubes. In the latter steps it shows tube 'E' being on the left when it really should be in the middle because it is slightly longer and has 3 mounts (2 Toms and Crash).

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great deal on a great kit.

    By DaddyClaus

    from Man, WV

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

    Instructions are seriously lacking. Has parts labeled in the instructions, but the parts themselves are not labeled. Once set up, the kit works great. My 13 year old loves it. He can play it though my guitar amp or use his headphones. He also loves that he can plug his phone into it and play along with any of his favorite songs. Sure there are much better kits out there. But for the price I paid, this is top notch.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great set!

    By Dave "Feldman"

    from Southington, CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live performance
      • Recording

      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

      I bought this set to use for recording. Quickest way to get great drum sounds to record without the hassle of mic, heads, tuning an acoustic kit. This kit gave me all I was looking for at a great price point.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressed with this kit

      By Benson

      from Bay City Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home use

        Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        Decided to try out an electric kit after not playing for five years. I'm pleasantly surprised with the alesis nitro kit. Bigger and better quality than I expected for the price. I'm 6'1 and the set is fine for me.

        For the price this kit is great. Don't expect professional quality or something you can take on the road with this, but for jamming in the house or keeping up on your chops, this is a nice little kit. Very happy with my purchase. The built in songs and click track really helps getting into the swing of things. Module is easy to use as well.

        The instructions are a little hard to follow, but still a relatively easy hook up. Took me about 45 minutes to unbox and set up. The cymbal choke feature is very delayed, but still gets the job done. So far, I really can't think of any knocks on this drum kit. I would highly recommend this to anyone on a budget or just getting back into/learning drums.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I could not be happier

        By Jeff D

        from Pearl River, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          Great set for the price. I play metal and hard rock and I love this thing. It's a smaller set compared to some acoustic sets which makes it perfect for apartments and single rooms in houses. The only thing I would say is the bass drum is kinda stiff because it's just a soft rubber piece. I play a lot of double bass so I contacted Alesis and purchased their mesh bass drum (with stand) for around a hundred dolalrs. The kit is great and I would recommend for everyone to use.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Mitch

          from Bellingham, WA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

              We are using it for learning and recording, as well as performing small venues as a family church band.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the price!!!

              By T. Liddy

              from White Lake, MI

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Practice

                Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                I used to play drums years ago and was not bad, I wanted to play again but just for fun, this set is perfect, no one has to hear me practice and I can hook up an amp anytime I want to, I didn't receive instructions so I looked at the picture on the box, it still only took about 20 minutes to assemble, the sound is great, the pedals move even with one having Velcro and the other having spikes for carpet, I have it on carpet. Other than that I love it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome Beginner drum kit

                By Gazelle

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Not Sensitive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                  This is my first electronic drum kit. For practicing at home in our apartment building it's perfectly suited for me, and no complaints from the neighbors so far! For the price point, I don't think it gets better than this!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great children's kit

                  By Talos

                  from Beavercreek, Oregon

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                  • Not a full sized kit

                  Best Uses

                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                  I purchased this as a practice kit and rehearsal tool. Unfortunately it's not sized for adults. I am fabricating a cage to raise the pads to standard heights.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good deal.

                  By jm13

                  from Aurora, CO

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                    Overall am happy with product, I like that you can turn ride cymbal into a second crash. I do have a couple complaints: should be able to adjust height of kit, it is low to the ground; the drum/cymbal sounds should be better organized (I.e. sound for each piece should be first choices in list, have to hunt through options); and lastly the songs provided to play to are awful (think lounge music)!

                     
                    2.0

                    Not a Good Product

                    By Lonnie

                    from Conway, Ar

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • very bad experience

                    Cons

                    • very sensitive to humidity

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                      Had this set for not hardly a year and its been sitting in my bedroom the connection on the back or humidity or something in the module makes it not work at all. Have blown off the pin-connectors with air and still won't work anymore. Not very well built I think

                       
                      5.0

                      Can't afford not to buy this

                      By jwal1500

                      from NC

                      About Me Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice

                        Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                        Use to play drums in highschool and college bands, but haven't played seriously in about 10 years. I always wanted an electric kit to keep the sound down, but never realized the utility of a lot of the practice features built into the system. The metronome and play-a-along beats and tracks has got me back into drumming and practicing new rhythms. The setup took about 45min or so, and the control unit is cumbersome to figure out at first, but beyond that, everything about this kit is great.

                        When contemplating starting music for a family, cannot believe anyone would buy there kids a traditional kit when something like this is so good and so cheap. Headphones!

                         
                        5.0

                        A must have for beginners and parents who want to keep same.

                        By Nate

                        from Jonesboro AR

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Learning
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                          I work 3rd shift and sleep during the day. We bought this for my 8 year old son for his birthday. This is an amazing set for the price. The control module has many modes and teaches you patterns, beats, songs, etc. You can slow the tempo down on anything and he can plug headphones in and jam out while I am sleeping in the next room. I highly recommend this set.

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome pads for the price

                          By Damon

                          from Topeka, KS

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily adjustable
                          • Extra outputs to add pieces
                          • MIDI out
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Band Practice
                            • Small Venues
                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                            Impressed with the quality of the drums for the price. We had the dm6 version of the this and it was an older version of this one. This is definitely a great upgrade from that model. The sampled drums are fun to mess with but the true power to using this drum set is using your favorite DAW to make it sound like anything you want through The interface's MIDI output. Great Buy!

                             
                            4.0

                            Alesis nitro electric drums

                            By vitimamR

                            from Leitchfield KY

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment

                              Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                              I love the drum set very pleased with the sound the only thing I have a problem with is the instructions were terrible parts were not labeled at all or correctly but other than that I love the drum set fits nicely in a corner out of the way and I can still play

                               
                              2.0

                              Open Box was pretty used.....

                              By Gazelle

                              from NY

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flat Sound
                                • Not Sensitive

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                  I was happy with the overall experience of the purchase, and the frame and drum pads were in excellent condition. However the kick pad was very worn and not responsive or sensitive to the pedal. So, I decided to send it back. I would not recommend buying an open box though.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Not bad for a low level electroninc drum kit

                                  By Dusty RHodes

                                  from Sunrise Florida

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Responsive
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Soundtracks

                                    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                    Good beginner set. No No list of sounds location or factory kit locations. OK fo beginners and light duty home studio use.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would buy it again

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Pulaski tn

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Responsive
                                    • Sensitive
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Poorly Made

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Small Venues

                                    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                    I play rock band 4 with this

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Satisified with drum kit

                                    By SB

                                    from Wisconsin

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Responsive

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                        Comments: liked it but wish it included headphones.

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good buy for the price!

                                        By FlashGordon

                                        from Atlanta Georgia

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Great Sound
                                        • Responsive
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practice set

                                          Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                          Not bad for the price point!

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