Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset 888365121154

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The DM Lite 5-Piece Electronic Drumset features four drum pads and three cymbal pads - each providing authentic feel and indicating notes with an internal blue LED light for a colorful display while i... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The DM Lite 5-Piece Electronic Drumset features four drum pads and three cymbal pads - each providing authentic feel and indicating notes with an internal blue LED light for a colorful display while in play.

Included foot pedals control the hi-hat and kick action, while the pre-assembled 4-post rack enables a three-step setup - no tools required. The wiring snake connects all of the pads, cymbals, and pedals to the DM Lite module with one single, convenient connection. No braiding or tangling of cables.

With a drum module offering training functions, 10 preset kits, 200 sounds, 30 play-along tracks and more, this kit is suitable for novice to expert players. The connectivity options of the module include 1/8" and 1/4" stereo outputs and USB MIDI to integrate with recording software of your choice. This kit is a great solution for home studios and all levels of practice in urban spaces. So enter the digital era today with electronic drums that have a price with a few less digits.

Features
  • Pre-assembled rack system
  • LED illuminated drum and cymbal pads
  • DM Lite drum module features 10 ready-to-play kits, 30 songs and over 200 drum and cymbal sounds (fully accessible by external MIDI sources)
  • Connectivity options include 1/8" stereo aux input, USB/MIDI, 1/8" headphone and 1/4" stereo outputs
Specifications
  • Snare (x1) + Toms (x3)
    10" Blue LED Illuminated Triangular Cymbal Trigger Pads
    Hi Hat (x1) + Crash (x1) + Ride (x1)
    Hi-Hat Controller Pedal
    Provides Momentary Open/Closed Operation
    Kick Drum Trigger Pedal
    Velocity-Sensitive Internally Mounted Dynamic Piezo Sensor
    Preassembled 4-Post Rack with All Mounting Hardware
    Assembly Guide
    User Guide
    Safety & Warranty Manual
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)


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AlesisDM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset
 
3.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (12)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Sensitive (6)
  • Huge tone (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poorly made (6)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Alesis Dmlite

This is an excellent kit or the price tag offered . I recently moved Into an apartment and needed a kit to be able to practice fast , I also have a few projects that...Read complete review

This is an excellent kit or the price tag offered . I recently moved Into an apartment and needed a kit to be able to practice fast , I also have a few projects that I needed to have something portable to rehearse with in similar sound restricting environments The Alesis dm lite has fit all of those needs . Playability is great off of the bat my only pet piece is not being able to use a real kick pedal. After two weeks of use my pedal broke and started miss triggering unfortunately I did not order from here . Hopefully I can get the trigger swapped for a pad trigger. The training couch function. Is huge I have noticed a clean up in my playing from just 2 weeks of using It . All though there are only 10 sounds they are all very useful

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just returned it, just bought the Roland TD-4KP instead

From the pictures of this kit it appears to be Alesis's answer to the ultra portable, professional Roland TD-4KP. Sure it cost less than half of Roland's kit, but I assumed there...Read complete review

From the pictures of this kit it appears to be Alesis's answer to the ultra portable, professional Roland TD-4KP. Sure it cost less than half of Roland's kit, but I assumed there would be some minor trade offs. It turned out to just be a nightmare purchase. From pads going bad to incompatibility with the latest Mac OS X for MIDI support to unresponsiveness or overall very, very poor build quality, lack of options in the sound module, etc... I would say avoid this kit for all applications unless you are looking for a game controller for Rock Band. It hurt a bit to shell out the extra money for the Roland kit, but once I got it setup and started playing I got the biggest smile on my face. It's so refreshing when you go from a company like Alesis that does not care about quality to a company like Roland that accepts nothing less than perfection. It comes down to do you want to save a few bucks and buy a something that is very bad imitation of the real thing or do you want to own the real thing. Yes, it is that night and day difference. There is a reason the PROS (yes, all of them) only pick Roland when it comes to electronic kits.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad for portable

By John

from Queen Creek Az

Site Member

Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

This set is very portable. It sounds great thru my Harbinger PA system. The base peddle is not even close when you get it. Had to add foam to both sides of the stop to get correct actuation and less noise. Hi hat peddle needs attention to. As for the drum part this unit is a drum machine not a toy so that's mainly what it does. Sound like a drum set. I would recommend it for the price.

 
1.0

I wouldn't buy again

By Chris

from Franklin pa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

Had problems right out of the box the LEDs in the controller sometimes work sometimes they don't and and the peddles for bass and hi hat are terrible

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Far So Good!

By bjmsongs

from Seattle / Las Vegas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

    I'm not a drummer but bought this for my little protools studio when I realized what, with one little USB plug the potential was to access thousands of samples! The basic kits are decent enough for practice and tomorrow I will take the drums to an outdoor Fund-raising show since they are easy to move. I have always had great luck with this manufacturer and MF !

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    DO NOT BUY - Kick pedal broke in less than 6 months

    By ehoff

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Setup
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Breaks easily
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • Kids
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

    I bought my son the Simmons SD5Xpress for Christmas (2014) and that turned out to have a defective module. Unfortunately, MF did not have any more SD5Xpress in stock, so we got the Alesis DMLite as a replacement instead. Overall it's been pretty good. My son loves it, and plays it often in the mornings before school with headphones on. It's much easier on everyone's ears than his old acoustic kit.

    Unfortunately, on June 9, 2015 the kick pedal broke in half. It's just a cheap piece of plastic and it was velcroed to the rug below it, so it's not like he was waving it around or anything, but it broke into multiple pieces and is totally useless. Since I didn't get the extended warranty, MF won't help, and Alesis appears to offer no support. Spend more and get something better.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    1-10 I give it a 4

    By ydonley

    from cyclone wv

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

      Very fun but the foot pedals are very cheap made doesn't feel real .. the snare pad is to low setting and the value isn't very loud ... all In all on a scale from 1-10 I'd rate it a 4 .. not to mention it was an open box purchase it looked like someone just put it in the box with the foam packaging sticking to the pads .. was not packaged correctly ..

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good sound, lightweight kit

      By ehoff

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Portable
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Not Enough Presets

      Best Uses

      • Child's Kit

      Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

      I originally purchased the Simmons SD5Xpress from MF for my son for Christmas. Upon first use we discovered that the buttons on the module were broken, preventing us from changing any kit effects. The SD5Xpress was discontinued so we got the Alesis DM Lite instead. My son is 8 and still a beginning drummer, and we got him this mostly as a way for him to be able to play drums upstairs without making us all deaf. We got him the Alesis Practice Amp (SKU J02978) to go with it and the sound quality is excellent. It has a couple of built-in songs to play along with and 10 sound kits. The Simmons had 36 kits, so only having 10 is disappointing, but he doesn't seem to mind. The DM Lite kit was quick to set up and looks easy to move. It doesn't seem very sturdy, and definitely needs to be set up on a rug or piece of carpet, otherwise the pedals slide around. The kick pedal is "virtual" - there's no sensor that gets hit when you step on the pedal. I don't know how much this matters, but it definitely feels different than a regular kick pedal. My biggest gripe with the DM Lite is that the module is right next to the snare sensor, so when he misses, he hits the module. I'd have preferred the sensor be somewhere less likely to be struck by a beginner whaling on it.

      Overall we're satisfied with the DM Lite, but I think we'd have preferred the Simmons unit, and were sad it was discontinued.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ok for the price

      By Greg

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Decent sound

      Cons

      • Kick Pedal
      • Snare

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

        I picked this set up used from MF. It's not bad for the price but I quickly decided I needed something better. The kick pedal lasted about five days before it stopped working, but the set was used. My biggest issues were not being able to add on a double bass pedal and I assume it won't accept other add ons either. It's built light which is good for travel and storage but it will move around a bit when you get playing. I haven't knocked it over but I don't think it would take much to do so. Another issue is layout. Unless the kit is modified, the snare is far enough under the hi hats that you'll hit sticks together, unless the hats are moved unnaturally far away. I decided to exchange this kit, spend some more money and upgrade to the DM8 Pro.

         
        2.0

        NOT WORTH IT!!!!!

        By AlexM

        from Lake Charles, LA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Poorly Made

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

          I bought this for myself with Christmas money, and it sounded great and was a big help for me to get into drums for the 4 months that I had it. Just now though, the kick pedal went out on me. Don't know where to get another one so I'm just going to focus on getting an acoustic drum set where that kind of misfunction won't happen. I would not buy this kit again. Don't waste your money like I did.

          (2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Avoid at all cost

          By Baseman

          from Brooklyn ny

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

          This item will ruin your day I can't even give it away for free I hate it so much it is awful it sound nothing like a drum set not even close it's like banging on broken paint buckets and cracked frying pans it's more of a racoon job

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          cheaply made

          By TigersOfMu

          from evans mills, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poorly Made

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alesis DM LITE Five-Piece Electronic Drumset:

            been playing drums for almost my entire life. got this set because it was cheap and had decent reviews. Ive had this set for about 2 weeks. little did I know the piece that hold the "cymbals" on are plastic. I was playing last night and 2 of the cymbals fell off. cannot be repaired. I thought drums were meant to be banged on. guess not with this hunk of junk

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