Alesis' new flagship drum set, the DM10 Pro Kit, will make its debut at Alesis's booth (#400) at the Summer NAMM Show held at the Nashville Convention Center, July 17 to 19.
Based around the new DM10 sound module, the DM10 Pro Kit features Alesis'' RealHead drum pads, SURGE Cymbals made of real cymbal alloy and an ErgoRack mounting system.
This new drum sound module contains true drum, cymbal and percussion sounds built from real samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. Each sound is actually a series of different samples: Multiple dynamic-level samples and articulations are all built in, so as the drummer plays harder and softer, the drum or cymbal changes its timbre, not just its dynamics. This engineered realism is known as Dynamic Articulation™, an Alesis exclusive. Drummers can play with or without reverb for different room sounds and enjoy a wide variety of rimshots, rim clicks and different stick-placement sounds on the cymbals.
Players can load new sound sets via USB connection to their computer. Drummers can also use the DM10 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface for performing and tracking with software drum modules such as BFD, Toontrack and Reason. Drummers can play along with the tracks in the DM10''s internal sequencer, mix in an iPod or other MP3 player and play along.
The DM10 module has 12 TRS inputs, enabling drummers to create custom configurations with up to 24 different pads. Its top panel mixer gives drummers easy access to creating custom mixes.
The DM10 Pro Kit will be available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers in Q3 2009.