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Alesis – 3 new product announcements

Posted November 9, 2011 by Kevin in News

Using standard SD cards, SamplePad allows drummers to add any sound to their set.

Cumberland, R.I. (Nov. 9, 2011) – Alesis, the world’s fastest growing electronic drum brand, introduces SamplePad, a compact four-pad instrument that gives drummers access to a limitless palette of sounds. Alesis will showcase SamplePad at booth # 641 at PASIC 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 9th-12th.

SamplePad is the perfect addition to any drumset or percussion rig: it’s compact, very easy to use, and allows drummers to load their own sounds. It has 25 percussion and electronic drum sounds built in, and allows drummers to load their own samples using a standard SD card to create stunning sound combinations. An external trigger input and the ability to mount it on virtually any snare stand or rack make SamplePad one of the easiest ways to expand any drumset.

SamplePad offers an intuitive interface that makes it easy to find and assign samples. By simply striking a pad and dialing to the desired sound, drummers can quickly reassign sounds as needed, and entire pad combinations can be saved internally as “kits” for easy recall. Drummers can tune and add reverb to their samples, then assign them to any of the four pads or the kick input. A MIDI output allows drummers to use SamplePad as a controller for triggering sound modules and software. SamplePad fits on a standard snare drum stand or can be mounted to any stand or rack (Alesis Module Mount sold separately). For studio use, SamplePad can simply be played on a tabletop.

SamplePad comes equipped with standard dual 1/4-inch outputs for amplification, and a headphone output for monitoring. Its kick input works with most pads and triggers including the Alesis DMPad and RealHead Kick Pads.

“The SamplePad is the first multi-pad instrument that gives drummers an easy, compact, affordable way to get virtually any sound into their setup,” said Dan Radin, Alesis Product Manager. “You get the sounds you’ve always wanted, in a package that’s smaller than a 12-inch tom!”

SamplePad will be available at musical instrument retailers in Q1 of 2012 with an estimated street price of $199.00.


Alesis is now shipping the new premium, six-piece DM10 X Kit and the compact, affordable DM6 Session Kit

Cumberland, R.I. (Nov. 9, 2011) – Alesis, the fastest growing electronic drum brand in the world, announces that the DM10 X Kit, a professional, six-piece electronic drumset, and the DM6 Session Kit, our most compact and affordable drumset, are now shipping to musical instrument retailers.

With the groundbreaking Alesis DM10 module, the all-new XRack, a comprehensive set of large drum and cymbal pads, the DM10 X Kit is designed to offer capabilities and features previously only available on kits costing thousands more. The DM10 X Kit offers an expansive six-drum, four-cymbal configuration with sizes and spacing that will feel natural to acoustic and electronic drummers alike: a 12-inch snare, two 10-inch toms, two 12-inch floor toms, a 12-inch hi-hat, a 16-inch three-zone ride cymbal and two 14-inch crash cymbals. The DM10 X Kit’s all-new chrome-plated XRack is rugged and features an ultra-solid four-post design and new Alesis quick-release clamps that secure each pad in place and allow drummers to rearrange their setup in seconds without tools and without having to take the rack apart.

Our more basic DM6 Session Kit includes everything drummers need: the best-selling DM6 drum module with more than 100 sounds, a new ProRack II drum rack, five drum pads, three cymbal pads, hi-hat and bass drum pedals, plus drumsticks and a drum key. The DM6 Session Kit’s compact rack and quiet rubber pads give drummers a versatile instrument that takes up minimal space and is quiet enough for them to play at any time, day or night. The ProRack II even comes preassembled in the box for a fast, easy set up.

“We strive to provide drummers with unmatched features and value at every price,” said Dan Radin, Alesis Product Manager. “The DM6 Session Kit is a compact, capable, affordable, quick-assembling kit; and the DM10 X Kit is the most impressive-looking and most incredible-sounding kit we’ve ever made.”

The DM10 X Kit is now available with a U.S. retail price of $1,999.00 and an estimated street price of $1,699.00. For more information, visit http://www.alesis.com/dm10xkit

The DM6 Session Kit is now available and has a U.S. retail price of $599.00 and an estimated street price of $399.00. For more information, visit http://www.alesis.com/dm6sessionkit

About Alesis
Alesis is a leading manufacturer of professional audio and musical instrument products and is the fastest growing electronic drum brand in the world. Building on a history of revolutionary innovations in digital, analog, semiconductor and transducer technologies, Alesis creates tools and instruments for musicians. For more information, visit www.alesis.com; images are available at http://www.alesis.com/media.


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