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Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit

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The Alesis Nitro is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features three dynamic 8" tom pads—a 8" dual-zone snare drum for great feel and natural response, plus a kick drum pad with pedal. Three 10" cymbals, including a crash with choke, give you a virtually unlimited range of playing expres...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Alesis Nitro is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features three dynamic 8" tom pads—a 8" dual-zone snare drum for great feel and natural response, plus a kick drum pad with pedal. Three 10" cymbals, including a crash with choke, give you a virtually unlimited range of playing expression and the 4-post aluminium mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure. The setup also includes the powerful Nitro electronic drum module with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kits and 60 built-in play-along tracks.

The Nitro module is filled with sounds—and surprises. The backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze. Drum and cymbal buttons are arranged to resemble the layout of a traditional kit, so it’s simple to assign sounds and create kits quickly. The Nitro module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 superior drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the Nitro module.

Inside the Nitro module you’ll also find valuable extras. The built-in learning features, sixty play-along music tracks, and an onboard metronome allow you to improve your skills. There is even an advanced sequencer and a performance recorder to expand your music-making potential.

In addition to the USB MIDI connection for use with computers and mobile devices, the Nitro module also offers up some old school MIDI I/O jacks so you can hook up to your favorite MIDI-equipped drum machine, sound module or other audio gear. There is a headphone jack for private practice, plus stereo outs to connect to a PA system, amplifier, or recording console. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD or MP3 player.

Features

Configuration		
Tom pad(s): 3
Cymbal pad(s): 3
Snare pad: 1
Kickpad: Yes
Total pads: 7
Country of origin: China
Module
Display type: LCD
Drum kits: 40
Sounds: 385
Effects: Info not available
Trigger inputs: Info not available
Line input: Yes
Headphone jack: Yes
USB: Yes
MP3: Yes
MIDI: Yes
Training functions: Yes
Click: Yes
Memory: Info Not Available
Pads
Pad material: Rubber
Hoop material: Plastic
Zones: Multiple
Tom pad size: 8"
Snare pad size: 8 in.
Hardware
Rack material: Aluminum
Hardware pieces: 3
Kick pedal: Yes
Throne: No

Specifications
Configuration
  • Tom pad(s): 3
  • Cymbal pad(s): 3
  • Snare pad: 1
  • Kickpad: Yes
  • Total pads: 7
  • Country of origin: China
Module
  • Display type: LCD
  • Drum kits: 40
  • Sounds: 385
  • Effects: Info not available
  • Trigger inputs: Info not available
  • Line input: Yes
  • Headphone jack: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • MP3: Yes
  • MIDI: Yes
  • Training functions: Yes
  • Click: Yes
  • Memory: Info Not Available
Pads
  • Pad material: Rubber
  • Hoop material: Plastic
  • Zones: Multiple
  • Tom pad size: 8 in.
  • Snare pad size: 8 in.
Hardware
  • Rack material: Aluminum
  • Hardware pieces: 3
  • Kick pedal: Yes
  • Throne: No
Pro Coverage
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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AlesisNitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
 
4.4

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (32)
  • Responsive (29)
  • Sensitive (21)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Huge tone (15)

Cons

  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Soundtracks (11)
  • Accompaniment (10)
  • Small venues (9)
  • School bands (6)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (17), Child (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun for learning drums!

Fun to play and sounds as good as you would expect from a 300.00 drum kit.... but that being said I had a real drummer play them and presto! Awesome drums!!...Read complete review

Fun to play and sounds as good as you would expect from a 300.00 drum kit.... but that being said I had a real drummer play them and presto! Awesome drums!! Great learning tool and although set up wasn't easy for me, I like it a lot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

for children...

I wish I could include pictures of my bass pad that almost has a hole in it, and the snare that bubbled about 1/2" over 70% of pad.
Mesh is more...Read complete review

I wish I could include pictures of my bass pad that almost has a hole in it, and the snare that bubbled about 1/2" over 70% of pad.
Mesh is more expensive, but the only way to go in E-kit drumming. I had to purchase a real hi-hat, with damper, couldn't sit there and pound the h-h, when that's not how it's done. Anyway, buy a $300 set and get a new bass pedal, original broke, hi-hat, and separate mesh snare and bass and soon it will be as if I bought a $1,200 kit, which is almost where I am after inense modifications.
So, if tou want something for kids to bang on, perfect. I you are wanting to learn drums...
I hope this helps someone, it would have me.

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(27 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first drum set the best set ever.

By Kevin the Drummer

from Archdale North Carolina

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

      I use it for fun and I play in church it helps me play.

      (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun for learning drums!

      By David

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

      Fun to play and sounds as good as you would expect from a 300.00 drum kit.... but that being said I had a real drummer play them and presto! Awesome drums!! Great learning tool and although set up wasn't easy for me, I like it a lot.

      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These drums are so much fun. My husband loves them!

      By Rayy

      from Green River, WY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

        It was a present for my husband and he loves it. I think it's really good for band practice. It doesn't take up too much room and it can record. It's pretty sweet, it sounds great.

        (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        for children...

        By WishitwasMesh

        from Mobile

        About Me Novice

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Not Sensitive
          • Poorly Made

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          I wish I could include pictures of my bass pad that almost has a hole in it, and the snare that bubbled about 1/2" over 70% of pad.
          Mesh is more expensive, but the only way to go in E-kit drumming. I had to purchase a real hi-hat, with damper, couldn't sit there and pound the h-h, when that's not how it's done. Anyway, buy a $300 set and get a new bass pedal, original broke, hi-hat, and separate mesh snare and bass and soon it will be as if I bought a $1,200 kit, which is almost where I am after inense modifications.
          So, if tou want something for kids to bang on, perfect. I you are wanting to learn drums...
          I hope this helps someone, it would have me.

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great kit for the price. Won't work with double kick though.

          By T

          from Klamath Falls, Oregon

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

          I've been playing an acoustic kit for 30 years. I just moved and can't play my regular kit without annoying the neighbors. So I thought I'd take a chance and try an electronic kit but didn't really want to spend much on it. Most reviews for electronic kits under $500 are poor at best, but this one seemed to be an exception. I have to admit when I first got it i was frustrated with it and planned on returning it. It seemed so small and the pads sensitivity is fairly poor on some and better on others. The toms seem louder and more sensitive. The snare made me crazy because it just doesn't feel right. Sound either doesn't register at all or it's really loud, depending on exactly where you strike the pad. The cymbals are so quiet they're barely audible at all. And I have the volume maxed out on them. The ride is really odd to try and play the bell. The toms and the kick drum are much louder than the rest so you have to turn those down. It's cool having so many preset sounds to use, although most aren't useable for a rock kit. Lots of unusabe sounds and not many useable ones if you're not after the electronic sound. It's advertised as being able to work with a double kick pedal. It doesn't. It's too small. But overall being able to still play at this price is a good deal. A bit quirky.

          (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good kit ..horrible instructions

          By Sassysat

          from Houston,TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

              We bought kit for our 10yr old to practice at home after drum lessons. The instructions are horrible and not helpful I ended up just using you tube to see how to put it together.

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My sons starter drum kit and he loves it!

              By King Robert Baratheon

              from Pittsburgh, Pa

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive

              Cons

              • Needs better instructions.

              Best Uses

              • Learning
              • School Bands

              Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

              My son is autistic but highly gifted when it comes to music. After just a few days of having it, he's streaming music from his iPad and recreating the drum beats, making his own kits, and is having the most fun Learning more than I ever thought he would!

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I like the kit -

              By Timspice

              from Eugene, Or

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Lots of cool sounds-lots of fun!
              • Sensitive

              Cons

              • Doesn't adjust very hgh- kind of a low rider set

              Best Uses

              • Great for practice late at night and warming up

              Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

              Great kit for practicing without bugging everyone around you! every drummer should have a way to practice quietly

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great drum kit at an incredible price!!!

              By Jayce the Ace

              from Sanford, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                  I haven't played drums in 20 years. I bought this kit in hopes of just having some fun playing again. This kit delivers! The different pre-programmed kits are so fun to explore. Putting it together would be easier if it came with a detailed picture like on the website, but it wasn't difficult. The most difficult part is finding out where to position everything to where you want it.

                  A side note: The vibration from playing the kit still transfers downstairs even if you are using headphones. Just ask my downstairs neighbor.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I can practice again

                  By Dave

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                  Great product at a great price. I barely played my acoustic set because it bothered the rest of the house. Now nobody is complaining, the drums are always in tune, and I am getting plenty of playing time. The learning mode is better than I expected too. Kit is sturdier than I thought a $300.00 set would be.

                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I wouud buy this again

                  By John

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                  I playes drums many years ago in a band and wanted to play again I decided to go with electronic drums I have to get used to the sound

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice product

                  By carl

                  from undisclosed

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • School Bands
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                    Nice system....it was a little difficult to put together but once done it is very sturdy...great sounds and fairly easy to navigate.....really loving it....i use it in home for a nice practice set...but you could use it live

                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Alon 757

                    from Fayetteville Nc

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                        Great Product

                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must buy!

                        By Whitney

                        from Liberty, TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                            I LOVE it! Can't stop playing!

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gets the job done.

                            By Lil' Vince

                            from Louisiana

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Responsive
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                I wanted to get back into drumming and this was my best option as far as price and noise level. Don't get me wrong I love an acoustic set but this is a quiet option to practice whenever I choose which is great. The kit is responsive and fun to play. I recommend taking your time adjusting the pads to your liking as far as positions and adjust the foot pedal so it doesn't hit your shin while playing.

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Alesia electric drums are. Awesome

                                By Steve L Fidanxa

                                from Avondale,, pa

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Pros

                                • Great Sound
                                • Huge Tone
                                • I have the d-10 module
                                • Responsive
                                • Sensitive
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • No Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                  You cannot beat these electric drums. If you were having problems it's not the drums you have to work the module sensitivity so on and so forth you have to understand how to use the module in them and them drums will kick

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great kit, great feel, great price

                                  By dan

                                  from undisclosed

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                  long time making this decision . was glad i did. this is the best kit for cheap on the market. lots of options and extras. dont listen to the shmucks who talk about it being not loud. every single hit, pad and sound can be adjusted...its pretty sweet!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great set for the price!

                                  By mah240sx

                                  from Nashville TN

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Responsive

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Sensitive

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                    This is a great set for beginners. My kids now have something to beat on on which I can control the volume.
                                    Setup was a breeze, but I've been setting up sets forever. Not the best sensitivity (can't keep up with my rolls and sides), but fine for beginners. Remember:. you're buying the cheaper set so don't expect studio quality sound.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent product for my needs.

                                    By Grub

                                    from Dover Ohio

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practice when having to be quiet.

                                      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                      Fantastic purchase for sitting at home practicing and not bothering anyone else in the house

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Alesis

                                      By Wes

                                      from undisclosed

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit:

                                      I purchased these for quiet practice. They have been the best learning tool I could ever have got. Very happy with the sound, quality and so far durability of this kit. I would recommend to anyone starting out or just needing a good quiet practice kit.

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