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Alesis USB Pro Electronic Drum Set with Surge Cymbals
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The USB Pro Drum Kit combines the popular Alesis Trigger I/O with drum kit controller hardware to give drummers a complete e-percussion kit for playi...Click To Read More About This Product
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Perfect for playing software drum modules.
The USB Pro Drum Kit combines the popular Alesis Trigger I/O with drum kit controller hardware to give drummers a complete e-percussion kit for playing software drum modules using a highly accurate and expressive drum kit.
All of the pads in the USB Pro Drum Kit use real drum heads that deliver a very natural feel. The snare and tom pads have dual zone triggers for added expression. All of the cymbals have been designed for that true cymbal feel. The 13" Surge Crash and 16" Surge Ride cymbals have choke capability and the ride has dual-zone triggering. The kit also includes a 12" Surge electronic hi-hat (Single-zone), while the hi-hat controller pedal sends continuous controller messages for realistic hi-hat playability.
The USB Pro Drum Kit is the ideal e-percussion drum kit for capturing your performance straight to your computer.
USB/MIDI control - Sends notes and controller information to a software program or hardware module
Real drumheads and electronic cymbals with dual-zone triggers
Hi-hat pedal constantly translates motion into proper expressiveness at various open and closed settings
10 TRS Trigger inputs for single or dual-zone trigger inputs
20 Programmable presets for storing and recalling various setups
Includes BFD Lite Software Drum Module (Mac and PC) with pro-quality acoustic and electronic drums in standalone, VST, AU and DXi plug-in formats
Compatible with most software applications
Easy Interface for quick editing and user Setups
USB 1.1 Plug and Play (Windows and Mac), MIDI Out
Hi-hat input for on/off or continuous control of hi-hat sound for natural playability
Up/Down footswitch input for selecting kits remotely
Customizable trigger settings for gain, assignment of MIDI channels, note numbers, crosstalk, velocity curve, threshold, retrigger time and pad type
Mounting holes for optional drum stand mount
1 MIDI In, 1 MIDI Out
Controller Remapping support
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The drums themselves are great. The drums provide a great feel and the cymbals are phenomenal with the technology. However, the latency is huge. If the drum were used for just a drum solo these would work, but if you try playing with a band it sounds horrendous. I am going to try the Alesis DM5 kit. Hopefully there is no latency issue at all.
This is a great product for the money. You MUST spend the time to set this up before you are going to get good results so in other words this is not a toy. If you learn how to set this up, it will get the same job done for much cheaper. The pads feel nice, I loosened the heads a little to add some give. Cross talk has not been excessive but it would help greatly to put the Surge cymbals on separate cymbal stands instead of the rack. It's not a problem, but I think it would work much better. The BFD lite demo that came with it prompted me to do some research because it did sound impressive compared to older e-drum sounds I?ve heard. I ended up getting Superior Drummer 2.0 because they directly address the ?machine gun effect? that is so common with electric kits and because it is cheaper and just as good as BFD. And the expansion packs aren?t overpriced like the BFD stuff.I?m still fine tuning the kit, but I plan on adding another trigger pad for a 4th tom and another surge cymbal. This would make this kit set up like my acoustic small venue kit set-up. All in all it?s been a great experience and I still have money to pay my light and water bills. By the way, this kit is made to run from your computer and you must buy separate software to trigger the sounds.Also, make sure your computer meets at least the minimum requirements of the software you buy. Otherwise, you?re never going to getIt working smoothly. This is not to hook up to your family computer!!!I?m running this in Ableton Live and I now have drum tracks laid down in real time. (Yeah! I can play instead of chopping up samples for weeks on end to complete one song.)So bottom line, if you are serious about playing and recording and willing to learn how to use this, buy it, you won?t be disappointed.If you have no patience and money to flush down the toilet then buy something else.
I have a home studio, and got tired playing "keyboard drums", so i bought this set, and i have to say that im very pleased with the results, i use bfd2 with it. there is some tweaking, but there are some youtube videos that are real helpful.
I own a decent set of vdrums I paid $2,000 for. If something like this existed a year ago I would've invest in it. I can't attest for the quality of the pads but I know a lot of people use Alesis pads. If you invest in this, a low-latency audio recording interface (presonus firebox or m-audio audiophile 2496 are sufficient), and some better VST software (superior drummer 2.0, BFD2, etc.) you can get the best possible sound for your money and/or for a home studio. About half of what I spent can get you all of this. Just own a decent computer that will hold up to the requirements of the VST software.
I bought this after reading reviews and fully understanding that this will work only with a computer. I am a professional computer programmer and thought it would be just fine. Wrong! After spending a week, getting the right drivers (for getting rid of the latency), reading up on Midi, figuring out all the manuals, downloading ezDrummer for full range of sounds etc etc, I realized I was spending way too much time getting this thing setup and it still didn't come close to my 10 year old Alesis+Pintech drum kit (bought used about a year ago), which I was trying to upgrade. I gave up and returned it. Thankfully Musiciansfriend customer service honored their promise of best policy in business. Since that, I paid up double and have ordered TD-4Sx Roland kit and am waiting for it. If you just want to play drums, this is definitely not for you. If you want to mess around with electronics, learn about music creation on a computer and don't care about playing drums, hey get this one, will keep you busy.