Alesis Ships DM5 Pro Kit Electronic Drum Set

alesis DM5 digital drums2007 Summer NAMM Show Update: Alesis has begun shipments of the long-awaited DM5 Pro Drum Kit. Alesis announced the DM5 at the 2006 Winter NAMM Show.


The DM5 Pro Kit includes an updated DM5 sound module which contains a wealth of pre-programmed sounds and drum kits; ultra-sturdy hardware; and a professional tubular rack set-up.

The five-piece DM5 Pro Kit features six pads (snare, kick, and three toms – all with durable, real drum-heads for a more natural feel – and a heavy-duty hi-hat controller), and responsive crash and ride cymbals. The DM5 Pro Kit ships with a hi-hat foot pedal, and all necessary interconnect cables, and delivers expressive feel through a collection of world-class sounds. Drummers can practice quietly with headphones or use the DM5 Pro Kit to get as loud as they want on-stage or in the studio.

With a broad assortment of percussive timbres that range from sampled acoustic instruments through the most innovative electronic sounds, the DM5 sound module offers 540 percussion sounds and 21 pre-programmed drum/percussion sets. The DM5 sound module provides a stunning assortment of instruments and percussive effects recorded in true stereo at 48 kHz – all in a single rack-mounted module that appeals to musicians of all levels. Featuring an ultra-fast trigger-to-MIDI conversion system with twelve trigger inputs and five programmable parameters for each trigger, the DM5 sound module’s feature set provides drummers and percussionists with a wide range of control.

The DM5 Pro Kit includes Alesis’ proprietary Dynamic Articulation feature. Dynamic Articulation empowers the DM5’s drum sounds to respond to the force with which the pad is struck. This technology to adds nuance to the feel of every drum hit. The DM5’s Random Sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as it is played.

The DM5 Pro Kit hi-hat pad is controlled with a foot pedal that attaches via the sound module and facilitates switching between open and closed sounds. The kit also includes two natural motion cymbal pads that make it easy to configure the kit with ride and crash cymbals.

Available now from musical instrument retailers, the DM5 Pro Kit suggested retail price is $799. Estimated street price is $599.

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