Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit 886830077227

Item #: 
712761005000038
  • Write a Review

The professional DM10 Studio Kit 6-piece electronic drum set offers natural-feeling RealHead drum pads. The Alesis DM10 kit also includes low-noise DMPad Cymbals, the groundbreaking DM10 drum module, ... Read More

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Recommended Products
Overview

The professional DM10 Studio Kit 6-piece electronic drum set offers natural-feeling RealHead drum pads. The Alesis DM10 kit also includes low-noise DMPad Cymbals, the groundbreaking DM10 drum module, and a compact, flexible StageRack.

DM10 Module
You will immediately notice the DM10 module's outstanding sound quality. This drum-sound module contains true drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds, built from real samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. Drummers will find some of the most in-demand acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum brands; a huge arsenal of top-producers' go-to snare drums; real American, Canadian, Chinese, and Turkish cymbals; and a choice selection of classic drum machine and electronic percussion sounds that have fueled the biggest hit records.

Discerning ears will notice that each of the Alesis DM10 module's sounds is actually a series of different samples; multiple dynamic-level samples and articulations are all built in, so as you play harder and softer, the drum or cymbal changes its timbre”not just its volume. This engineered realism is known as Dynamic Articulation, an Alesis exclusive.

You can play the Alesis DM10 electronic drum kit 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. For example, a hi-hat's sound depends on a number of factors”how open or closed the pedal is, how hard it is struck, and other variables. The result is 40 different sounds, plus foot chick and heel splash.

The DM10 Studio Kit's sound module not only has a breathtaking collection of sounds onboard, it is also the world's first drum-sound module that enables you to load new sound sets via USB connection from your computer. This means that your sounds will always stay fresh, current, and cutting edge.

You can also use the Alesis DM10 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface for performing and tracking with software drum modules such as BFD, Toontrack, and Reason, among others. For practice, you can play along with the tracks in the DM10's internal sequencer, mix in an MP3 player, and play along.

The Alesis DM10 module has 12 trigger inputs, perfect for creating custom configurations. The DM10's top-panel mixer gives you easy access to creating custom mixes.

Alesis Realhead Drum Pads
The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis' acoustic-feeling RealHead pads in 10" and 8" sizes. The dual-zone pads feature real mylar drumheads and real triple-flanged counterhoops for the feel you demand. The snare and tom pads are dual-zone, enabling you to perform rimshots, rim clicks, or assign other sounds such as wind chimes, cymbals, gongs, and cowbells on the tom rims.

RealHead snare and tom pads mount on standard 10.5mm L-rods with low-slip, knurled mounting surfaces.

You can use virtually any single or double kick pedal with the RealHead Kick Pad (kick pedal sold separately), or split the DM10's kick input with a Y-cable and connect an optional second kick pad for the pedal feel you prefer.

Alesis DMPad Cymbals
The DM10 Studio Kit includes a set of 4 low-noise Alesis DMPad cymbals. The kit includes 1 DMPad hi-hat cymbal, 2 DMPad crash cymbals, and a 3-zone DMPad ride cymbal. DMPad cymbals provide a rubberized playing surface for a great balance between natural cymbal feel and low stick-on-pad sound. The ride and crash cymbals feature large choke triggers on the undersides for accurate cymbal control. The DMPad ride also features multi-zone triggering on the bell, face, and edge. The DMPad hi-hat cymbal and RealHat pedal give you continuously variable control from wide open to tightly closed.

Alesis StageRack
The StageRack is the backbone of the DM10 Studio Kit. With its sturdy four-post design and industry standard, 1-1/2" tubing, the StageRack provides excellent stability under the most energetic performance.

The StageRack's clamps, mounts and integrated boom cymbal arms are all fully adjustable with plenty of flexibility to securely fasten drums, cymbals and the DM10 module precisely where desired. Drummers will appreciate the StageRack's large wing-screws on most clamps, which enable users to make quick adjustments without reaching for a drumkey or other tools. Large enough to accommodate additional drums and cymbals, the StageRack has a much smaller footprint than an acoustic kit.

Features
  • DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • RealHead 10" snare and 4 - 8" toms; dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • DMPad cymbals: hi-hat, 2 crashes, and triple-zone ride
  • Compact, black aluminum StageRack
  • Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
  • Dynamic Articulation changes sound's timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Sound-set loading and use with software drum modules, both via USB
  • Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
  • Includes:
  • 1 DM10 drum module
  • 4 RealHead 8" dual-zone drum pads
  • 1 RealHead 10" dual-zone drum pad
  • 1 RealHead kick pad
  • 1 DMPad 12" hi-hat cymbal
  • 2 DMPad 12" crash cymbals
  • 1 DMPad 14" ride cymbal
  • 1 StageRack with mounting clamps and arms
  • 1 RealHat pedal continuously variable hi-hat control pedal
Specifications
  • DM10 module specifications

    Playback
    Polyphony: 64 voices
    Memory: 128MB, linear

    Audio and Trigger I/O
    Audio inputs: stereo (2 RCA)
    Trigger inputs: 12 - 1/4" TRS
    Hi-hat controller input: continuous compatible (1 - 1/4")
    MIDI: In, Out (2 DIN MIDI)
    Audio outputs: stereo Main (2 - 1/4" balanced), stereo Aux assignable (2 - 1/4" balanced)
    Headphone output: stereo (1 - 1/4" TRS)
    Computer: High-speed USB for MIDI and computer transfer (1 USB slave)

    Sound Set and Sequences
    Preset sounds: 1,047
    Preset sound type: 16-bit uncompressed samples
    Preset kits: 100 (all kits can be overwritten)
    Sequencer patterns: 75 preset, 25 user (all patterns can be overwritten)

    Sound Types
    Basses: 55
    Beatbox: 55
    Beat/drum machine: 59
    Chinas: 13
    Crashes: 36
    Hi-hats: 25
    One-hits: 349
    Kicks: 91
    Percussion: 151
    Rides: 28
    SFX: 31
    Snares: 85
    Toms: 69
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.)


  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
AlesisDM10 Studio Drum Kit
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good but not the best

after about an hour and a half of set up (would be a lot faster with 2 people) i have been playing my new set for about 6 hours. a whole lot of...Read complete review

after about an hour and a half of set up (would be a lot faster with 2 people) i have been playing my new set for about 6 hours. a whole lot of fun. very good response on snare and toms. dual trigger so they are fun with the fx and what not, only problem i am finding so far is i have been tweaking sensitivity for the cymbals and high hat and they still are triggering once in a while when they shouldnt be but i think i just need to get the module settings better and adjust the stand so that mounts aren't touching.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as it looks

I would recommend mesh heads over these. Guitar center also has much more expensive prices, but they are true to their word with everything they send. Shopping was great but the drums are...Read complete review

I would recommend mesh heads over these. Guitar center also has much more expensive prices, but they are true to their word with everything they send. Shopping was great but the drums are wayyyy too sensitive and hard to figure out. My module didn't work right either, which led to me trying to get it warrantied which didn't go too well because the customer service rep didn't tell me that I had to ship my product to them, instead he said he would get a shopping box sent for me to put it in. Too much hassle for how much I paid. Go for the dm10x with mesh heads it's much much better.

Reviewed by 11 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I think it was a good choice ...

By Not a Drummer Person

from Riverside, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • limited instructions

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

So far I like DM-10 a lot, but I'm not an actual drummer, so who cares about my opinion, anyway? Among other things, it looks nice and not wimpy. I read a ton of reviews prior to selecting this kit. Some reviewers with a lot of drumming experience explained they adjusted triggers and cross-talk a lot before they were satisfied. I am hoping this will work for me too.

The assembly instructions are not very good, mostly a bunch of pictures. Not difficult, but a bit tedious. One thing to notice before buying (of course, I didn't) is that the bass drum pedal is "sold separately". You can use any regular bass drum pedal. Another important thing to note is the instructions seem to say to tighten all of the heads by 1/2 turn or heavy drumming may damage the sensors. Since assembly involves pretty much ignoring the instructions and this is in tiny print, it's too easy to miss (but I got lucky).

I like the ability to arrange everything where it needs to be. Also, I think having a bass drum "trigger" rather than a pedal with a built-in trigger is a plus.

I don't think any of the default trigger settings are optimal. Cross-talk is too sensitive (and there is no particular explanation why there is cross-talk). I guess the idea is to emulate an actual live kit, so there are "send" and "receive" cross-talk options for each trigger that can be adjusted. Somewhat "critical" -- the snare seems to need a lot of adjusting (which I haven't done yet). Not being a drummer, I don't have much to compare with, but it seems to me the sensitivity of the head is uneven and requires much harder hitting than should be necessary. I have trouble getting a roll. My prior "kit" is a Yamaha D-55 that sits on a snare stand, so that's what I am comparing to. But, I haven't messed with trigger settings yet and also the snare seems as though it is "improving" as I play it more. I hope I can update this review in six months or so and let you know how that worked out.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not as good as it looks

By BamBamDevman

from Bountiful ut

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Sensitive

Cons

  • Poorly Made
  • Too sensitive. Very hard to figure out

Best Uses

  • Small Venues

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I would recommend mesh heads over these. Guitar center also has much more expensive prices, but they are true to their word with everything they send. Shopping was great but the drums are wayyyy too sensitive and hard to figure out. My module didn't work right either, which led to me trying to get it warrantied which didn't go too well because the customer service rep didn't tell me that I had to ship my product to them, instead he said he would get a shopping box sent for me to put it in. Too much hassle for how much I paid. Go for the dm10x with mesh heads it's much much better.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT KIT FOR THE PRICE POINT

By JEFF DIXON

from Joliet, Il.

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

This is seriously a great kit. Not as quiet as the mesh pads of a Roland but very responsive. As with all E-Drums, if you have owned them in the past you will need to tweak to your liking. I am triggering Superior Drummer software and couldn't be happier with the feel and response.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It has its uses.

By Lonnie Doyle

from Manchca, TX

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I purchased the set because I will be working away from home for quite a while and living in a motel/suite and needed something I could set up in a small area and practice "quietly". These are perfect for that and will work for some of the venues we do that have noise level restrictions. Hey, you can turn the volume up and down like a radio. Only lacking I have with the set is the bass drum trigger cant quite keep up with the double pedal really fast licks even after setting the sensitivity and retrigger stuff. Lot of fun to play just messing around with all the weird kits on the module though.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great practice set for the price

By joshua Hall

from Alpahretta, GA

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I did a lot of research on these puppies before I bought them, especially since they were my first set of electric drums. I have been playing for over 15 years now and moved in to a condo above an old lady that complains when I go to the bathroom, jk. I was very excited to set them up after I received them in the mail. It took about an hour to get the physical unit put together and adjusted for my playing style. The set up and initial calibrating are really my only reasons I wouldn't give this unit 5 stars. It has taken me over 5 hours of constant adjusting to get the calibration just perfect. But now they are amazing. I can hit every roll on the snare and double punch on the toms flawlessly. The sounds that come factory are amazing and sound true to life. I also purchased a Simmens amp that combined sound just like my old Pearl set. I would recommend this set for practice and maybe an easy set up kit to travel with, though I hope you wouldn't have recalibrate it every time you move it. I would also recommend doing some research on the mesh head conversion. The bass head and snare are extremely loud for me when playing. Without headphones they muffled the actual sound coming out of my 200watt amp. I did the conversion and they made the thump sound come down more then half of what the factory heads had.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Kit

By Bradford

from Charlotte

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I picked this up for a Worship service in a gym and its improved the sound a ton. Before we had an acoustic set and it was hard to mix with that set. So I figured an electric kit would be a good way to go. I looked at the DM10 because of the price and the videos of it in action. So, I picked it up and it has helped the overall sound a lot. You do have to spend some time setting it up. Out of the box it didn't sound great or play that well. But once you get the pads to the sounds you like and the right sensitivity it plays great! Haven't had any problems yet and don't expect to.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!!

By Curtis Montgomery

from Roseburg,OR

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

I just got my Alesis DM-10 about 2 weeks ago and I am very happy with this product,It is not only great looking,but it also sounds very good as well. I would suggest this kit to anyone who is thinking about purchasing one,it is well worth the wait and alot more inexpensive that compairable kits in its category.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent

By Jeremy

from Utah

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

Cheap plastic clips broke it pretty easy trying to get the snare to actually stay in place instead of sliding around everywhere. Good sound good rebound getting the sensitivities on it set right took me days, every time i thought i had it I'd hear the hit hat or a cymbal go off when I'd hit snare/toms, the click from the foot pedal against the floor tom isn't too bad but if you have neighbors below you they'll definitely be asking you to stop haha. All in all I love playing these every day since I bought them.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

EL Drumming Goes to the Next Generation..

By David

from Jacksonville, Florida

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

The all new Alesis DM10 Studio Kit come with many great features and sounds. There are well over 1000 sounds on the kit for all styles of music.The padding is amazing and well produced, along with the cymbals with their almost natural feel. The Studio Kit comes with many drum sounds that lets you play around and choose your own sounds in the library for editing and custom made kits. There are 1000 different sound that can come out of the module. Anything is possible on this kit. The feel and padding on the kit is well over amazing! When You crank up the sound on your headphones or amp, you can actually believe that you are playing a real drum set aside from the cymbals. The cymbals are not too much of a natural feel but they do have a choke strip on the triple zone ride and crash 1 cymbal. Customization is the whole key for this project. You can basically set the drum heads where ever you please, along with the cymbals. But crosstalk is a problem, so sometimes customizing is limited. That is the only downside when playing with the custom-feel part of the set. As for USB and MIDI capabilities, you can download new sound off the updater Application found on Alesis.com via USB. MIDI is used for playing with actual software so you can trigger the sounds you want from the game/producer. This is highly recommended by a long time in-store and online buyer from Alesis and Guitar Center. ****

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

(24 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good but not the best

By m. bauman

from scott afb il

Comments about Alesis DM10 Studio Drum Kit:

after about an hour and a half of set up (would be a lot faster with 2 people) i have been playing my new set for about 6 hours. a whole lot of fun. very good response on snare and toms. dual trigger so they are fun with the fx and what not, only problem i am finding so far is i have been tweaking sensitivity for the cymbals and high hat and they still are triggering once in a while when they shouldnt be but i think i just need to get the module settings better and adjust the stand so that mounts aren't touching.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.